Samsung has started rolling out its over-the-air updates of Android 4.4.2 KitKat to Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 handsets in the UK. It will begin with unlocked phones first, which have updates available now.
The update, at 300-400MB in size, brings users right up to speed with the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat meaning some subtle visual changes like the white notification bar icons.
Other extras Samsung owners can enjoy are immersive mode that allows an app to go full screen, a transparent notification bar, native cloud printing support and lock screen album art.
If you don’t see the update as available right now keep checking as it’s rolling out and may arrive on your device later in the day. If you’re having trouble with the over-the-air update you could try usingSamsungKies software from your computer.
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Vodafone has opened pre-orders for the Sony Xperia Z2 Android phone and has announced that the first 3,000 customers to place their order will also get a free Sony Bravia 32-inch TV.
The phone will be available from 10 April and should you order it on one of Vodafone’s Red 4G plans, you will get unlimited UK calls and texts, monthly data from 3GB up to 13GB depending on the price plan you choose, and a KDL-32R433B television. The offer started today and will close on 9 April, or until the first 3,000 pre-orders have been bagged. Continue reading Vodafone promises first 3,000 Sony Xperia Z2 pre-orders will get 32-inch TV for free
Last month, the folks at Samsung introduced their 2014 flagship, the much-awaited Galaxy S5, during the Unpacked 5 event along with three new wearable devices, but Samsung’s previous product launches taught us that the Korean phone maker aims to transform the Galaxy S series into a whole family of devices.
Last year, a couple of months after the Galaxy S4 was officially introduced, Samsung announced three new S4 relatives: the Galaxy S4 Mini (which was a more compact device orientated to the mid-range segment), the Galaxy S4 Zoom (which brings an impressive 16 MP camera with OIS), and the Galaxy S4 Active (which is a ruggedized S5 variant).
If the latest reports are to be believed, the freshly-announced Galaxy S5 will have the same faith, as an alleged Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini has just made an appearance on Indian import site Zauba. Usually, the said website holds information about new devices that had entered India with the purpose of being tested by developers.
Zauba’s data base reveals that, on March 4th, eight Samsung smartphones code named SM-G870a (purported Galaxy S5 Mini) were shipped from South Korea for research and development purchases.
Even though the document doesn’t reveal anything about the handset’s specs or software, it shows that the price of a unit is INR 22,253, which might be the price point of the S5 Mini once it hits the market. What lead us into believing this is that the price ratio to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the SM-G870a is the same as the one between the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S4 mini.
Rumorh has it that the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini will sport a Super AMOLED display and that it will run Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, also borrowing some of the S5′s software features. Even though no one knows exactly when the smartphone will be officially launched, we are expecting to see the shrunken Galaxy S5 sometime in the June – July time frame.
Micromax has launched its first octa-core smartphone, the Canvas Knight, in India at Rs. 19,999.
The popular domestic handset maker has announced that the Canvas Knight smartphone will be exclusively available via company’s online store starting Wednesday.
The highlight of the Micromax Canvas Knightis its octa-core MediaTek (MT6592T) processor clocked at 2GHz, coupled with 2GB of RAM. Continue reading Micromax Canvas Knight with octa-core CPU launched
Pre-order available on Lenovo store
The official Lenovo store notes that the Vibe Z will be delivered in 8 to 10 days, though no word on exact availability dates.
The Chinese handset giant is offering a free Vibe Z smart touch cover worth Rs. 2,039 with every pre-order of the handset. Notably, the company announced the Vibe Z in India at Rs. 35,999 in February, saying it would be available later in the month. Continue reading Lenovo Vibe Z now up for pre-order in India at Rs. 34,999
Just look at the way the light glints off that heartbeat sensor…
Step aside, Academy Award winners, there’s something more important happening on TV tonight: Samsung’s aired their first commercialfor the upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone. The S5 might be several weeks out still, but that doesn’t mean the marketing blitz can’t get underway. After all, there’s a 5.1-inch HD screen and heartbeat sensorto hype.
Apart from the 30-second dramatic teaser, Samsung’s also put up a 90-second “Amazing Things Happen”video that covers everything that Samsung offers with a screen, and apparently “You need to see this.” Well, you can see it after the break. Continue reading [Video] Samsung airs its first Galaxy S5 and Gear2 commercials during the Oscars
Samsung will release the Galaxy S5 later today and we decided to give one away for free to our readers. Th is a international giveaway is going to have simple rules and we can’t tell you exactly when it’s going to be over, because it depends when we can get our hands on a Galaxy S5 to give it away.
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BlackBerry will consider releasing a new tablet device, but only when the time is right. Speaking to us, the company’s vice president of global product management Francois Mahieu revealed that the resurgent manufacturer is interested in the tablet market, but has no current plans. Continue reading BlackBerry considering PlayBook tablet successor but ‘nowhere near ready’ yet
LG has just introduced to new smartphones at MWC 2014, the tech fair that is currently undergoing in Barcelona. We are talking about LG F70 and LG F90, two low-end smartphones that arrive with support for 4G LTE networks. Besides F90 and F70, the Korea-based phone maker also introduced its G Pro 2 flagship and the G2 Mini, at the same event. Continue reading MWC 2014: LG Launches LG F90 and LG F70 Low-end Smartphones with LTE Connectivity
A new version of the Moto X handset will launch in “late” summer, Motorola announced at its press event at Mobile World Congress 2014.
Specifications or design for the new version of the Moto X weren’t revealed, but it’s interesting the company won’t be stopping with the Moto Maker formula under its new owner Lenovo. Continue reading Motorola launching new Moto X come ‘late summer’