Who cares if Android 4.4 aka Kit Kat is just around the corner? Most users on stock firmware are still waiting to get updated to Android 4.3. Samsung made sure that the Galaxy Note 3 would launch with Android 4.3, but so far the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S4 are still on 4.1.2 and 4.2, respectively. Although today, a leaked build of Android 4.3 for both phones have been released for those adventurous Galaxy owners that don’t mind flashing sketchy firmware builds. (more…)
Now that we have had a chance to go hands-on with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3, it’s time to check the device out on paper and see how it compares to other flagship phones of the moment. In the table below, you’ll see the Note 3 vs. the LG G2, Moto X, Galaxy S4, and HTC One. Also, we tossed together another table showing how it stacks up to Samsung’s last few releases, including the Note 2. (more…)
The folks at Cruzerlite recently partnered up with Andrew Bell and the Android Foundry to create two special edition TPU cases for their ever-growing line. They sent us over a few samples to show off and then give away to DL readers, so since it’s a holiday week, we thought we’d do that today. We have six of these new Android Foundry cases, along with two EXO cases for the Galaxy S4. Not a bad little contest, right? (more…)
According to TechTastic, the device pictured above could be the first glimpse we are seeing of Samsung’s upcoming device, the Galaxy Note 3. While the design is being labeled as a prototype, it is mentioned that the final design will not deviate much from what we see here, so I suppose it is time to analyze. (more…)
Daily deal site 1SaleADay is currently hosting a flash sale on a number of smartphones, three of which are Samsung’s latest flagship devices including the Galaxy S4. But if the newest from Samsung isn’t on your radar, they also have the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 at decent prices. All of the phones being sold are unlocked and likely compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile, though the supported frequencies are surprisingly unlisted. (more…)
The Samsung Galaxy S4 may be all the rage these days, but last year’s mega-phone, the Galaxy Note 2, is still quite the prize should you be in the market for an oversized device. Some time in the last couple of days, Verizon dropped their variant to $199.99 on 2-year contract, down from what has been a launch price of $299. And actually, this is as good of a deal as you’d get from Amazon while using an upgrade, something that rarely happens in the mobile industry. If you are a new customer, it’ll only run you $79.99.
Keep in mind though, that Samsung will likely release a Galaxy Note 3 at some point towards the end of this year. Most of the details on it at this point are still rumors, but you can imagine that it will be the holiday device to own outside of a new Nexus. However, the current Note 2 is still a beast and will easily get you through a contract.
This morning, Google announced the availability of Google Wallet for new Android devices. The newly approved devices are Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 2, along with the HTC One on Sprint. US Cellular also got some love, as their Galaxy S4 is also now compatible with the mobile wallet service. (more…)
Did you happen to lose root or still have not yet rooted after updating the Galaxy Note 2 on Verizon to build VRAMC3? Developers released an updated rooting method for the device over the weekend, easily working its way around VZW’s OTA patch. Running the program is extremely simple as it is completely automated and just takes a couple of clicks if you are running Windows 7. It is also available for Windows 8, Linux and Mac users, so it should be a fun and easy process. (more…)