Yesterday we detailed an update that was set to roll out to Galaxy Note 3 owners on Verizon, and according to many of our readers, the update is now live. The update to JSS15J.N900VVRUBMJE brings a mass of bug fixes, as well as four new bloatware applications for you to either hide or completely disable if you so choose. Don’t worry, we won’t tell Big Red. (more…)
According to Samsung Tomorrow, the Galaxy Note 3 has officially topped 10 million in global sales. That figure is most impressive, especially given the fact that it has only been available for about two months. The Galaxy Note 2 took four months to reach the same figure, and as for the OG Note device, it took 9 months to reach 10 million in sales. If only we could have guessed that phablets would have taken over the world in 2013. (more…)
According to Verizon support, their variant of the Galaxy Note 3 is due to receive an update in the very near future. The support docs appear to be poorly updated, as they include an old October date and no new build number, but the list of changes has certainly been tweaked. The last update that rolled out in early November only included two fixes, however, this new update addresses at least 10 items. Verizon is also claiming that this update was approved on 12/9. (more…)
Verizon has rolled out its Black Friday deals early this morning with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 looking like the best of the lot. Normally priced at $299 on-contract, Verizon has slashed the price to $199 on-contract for the day or $599 at full retail. If the Note 3 wasn’t on your radar, there are some other deals here and there that may be worth a look. (more…)
Samsung must be feeing mighty generous, as they are now giving away $50 in Google Play credit to all U.S. owners of a Galaxy Note 3. Claiming your $50 is extremely easy, and works for any carrier you are on, as long as it is in America. Simply put in your phone number, fill out the address form, and then input your device’s unique IMEI number. Once completed, you should receive your Play credit code to the email you submitted within minutes. (more…)
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on Verizon is receiving an update this week which addresses the two complaints we have heard on a consistent basis in our inboxes: connectivity issues and terrible sound quality. Seriously, that’s all that is listed. Verizon
didn’t even bother to give us a new build number. The fixes must have been that simple. Edit: The new build number is VRUBMJ7 and should take 5 minutes to install.
A couple of readers have already reached out, claiming that the update popped up on their devices, one through Verizon’s update tool and the other OTA. Go check! (more…)
We’ve unboxed the Nexus 5 and given you a tutorial on how to unlock the bootloader, so in this video, we’re taking a look at how it compares in hand and in terms of size to a whole bunch of this year’s flagship phones. Since we have most of them in house (outside of the G2), here is how the Nexus 5 stacks up against the HTC One, Moto X, Galaxy S4, Note 3, and Nexus 4. (more…)
Whenever a new flagship phone from almost anyone is announced, we try to toss together a quick spec comparison sheet of it versus the competition, so that you can see what we’re working with. Since the Nexus 5 is most definitely in “flagship” territory – it’s Google’s only phone after all – then we thought it was time.
So here is how the new Nexus 5 compares to the iPhone 5S, Galaxy Note 3, Moto X, G2, and more in terms of specs. (more…)