Spec Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Galaxy S3 vs. Galaxy Note 2

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With the Samsung Galaxy S4 now official, we felt it was necessary to compare the device to the two previously released Samsung flagships, the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2. There is no better way to see how something has evolved from a spec standpoint then by laying them out side-by-side in a couple of columns.

What do you guys think, big enough jump from one phone to another?  (more…)

Samsung to Launch Revamped Galaxy S3 With 2,400mAh Battery, HD Display, and Wireless Charging?

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Even though the wait for the the Galaxy S4 is finally coming to an end on Thursday, it looks like Samsung is working on a refresh for the Galaxy S3. According to industry inside Eldar Murtazin, Samsung is looking to push out a beefed up Galaxy S3 to certain markets, complete with a better display, wireless charging, and a 2,400mAh battery.

As to when and where we can expect this new Galaxy S3 to launch, little is known. It isn’t the worst idea we have ever heard, as long as Samsung doesn’t intend to spend any money on marketing this thing, especially since a brand new flagship is ready to roll out. They also better slash the price on this thing, as we typically see older models of phones drop when their successor hits the market. Take the iPhone for example.

Then again, why do we need a beefed up Galaxy S3 at all? Just discount the current version and give us the new beauty.

Via: @EldarMurtazin

Quick Look: DODOcase Durable Sleeve for the Nexus 4, Galaxy S3 and Nexus 7

DODOcase Durable Nexus 7 Nexus 4

As you know after seeing our continued coverage of cases from the likes of Portenzo and Treegloo, we’re big fans of products that are hand-made in the U.S. The latest to enter our radar is none other than DODOcase, a company based out of San Francisco that has been around for some time in the Apple case game. Over the last year or so, they decided to enter the Android realm as well, and have produced some of the finest sustainable cases around.

This afternoon, we’re taking a look at their new Durable sleeve for the Nexus 4 and Galaxy S3, along with the matching Durable for the Nexus 7. They are very much like the classic smartphone pouch that has been around for years, however, very few can match the quality and design.  (more…)

Verizon Galaxy S3 Update to Android 4.1.2 Already Rolling Out

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The 150.3MB update for Verizon’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 that was approved yesterday is already rolling out. The update jumps the phone up to build VRBMB1 and Android 4.1.2. It should improve Bluetooth, predictive text in the keyboard, email syncing, and allow you to take pictures while on a call.

The full changelog can be found here.

To pull the update, head into Settings>About phone>Software update.

Verizon Galaxy S3 Receiving Update to VRBMB1, Improves Keyboard and Bluetooth

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A new update for Verizon’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been approved as build VRBMB1 (Android 4.1.2). The update improves predictive text in the keyboard, allows users to take pictures while on calls, syncs emails better, and enhances Bluetooth. That’s pretty much it, well, other than some added bloatware.

It’s not Android 4.2 The update is 150.3MB in size.

Typically when Verizon approves updates, we see them arrive on devices within a week. The rollout tends to start with a few devices and then rollout to more as the days progress.

More info.