Best Buy Offering Exclusive Arctic Blue Galaxy S4 for AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint Starting Nov. 14

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Beginning November 14, Best Buy will begin to offer an exclusive Blue Arctic Galaxy S4 from Samsung, for three of the four major U.S. carriers. Customers on Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint can pick up this new colorway for an unknown price, but you can expect it to be in the $199+ on contract range. Besides the color, it’s the same exact GS4 that we have known for months now.  (more…)

Video: Nexus 5 vs. Moto X vs. Note 3 vs. Nexus 4 vs. Galaxy S4

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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…)

Spec Comparison: Nexus 5 vs. iPhone 5s vs. Galaxy Note 3 vs. Moto X and More

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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…)

Verizon Galaxy S4 Update to Android 4.3 With Galaxy Gear Support is Live

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Verizon’s Galaxy S4 is now receiving Android 4.3 in a brand new update that went live moments ago. The update was approved this morning, bringing along Galaxy Gear Support, band 4 LTE, and some other tweaks along with the most current version of Android (for the time being) to Samsung’s 2013 flagship. We’re as surprised as anyone to see this update arrive first on a Verizon phone before any other carrier, but you won’t find us complaining.

To download the update head into Settings>More>About phone>Software update.

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Verizon Posts Detailed Changelog for Galaxy S4 Update – 4.3, Galaxy Gear Support, Blocking Mode, Other Goodies Included

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Thanks to a changelog posted by Verizon, we now have even more details for the Android 4.3 update that is scheduled to hit the Galaxy S4 over the coming days. We first reported the update this morning, however, Samsung’s list of changes didn’t quite meet Big Red’s usually detailed standards. In the images included in this post, we not only get a deeper look at build VRUEMJ7, but also a Galaxy Gear tutorial for those new to the smartwatch, since the GS4 will support it going forward, and new additions and tweaks you’ll be glad to see. (more…)

Verizon Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Update is Build VRUEMJ7 – Includes Gear Support and Activates LTE Band 4

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Samsung confirmed to us this morning that Android 4.3 updates for the Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 2, and Galaxy S3 would begin rolling out to U.S. variants as early as today. Since we received a screenshot of the potential timeline for those updates to happen from each carrier, with one showing Verizon’s GS4 variant receiving the update today, we have been on the lookout for clues. We think we found it on one of Samsung’s support pages for the VZW Galaxy S4. The update may be rolling out today after all.  (more…)

Samsung: Android 4.3 Updates With Gear Support Beginning as Early as Today for GS4, Note 2 and GS3

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We have been discussing when the bulk of Samsung’s smartphone lineup could expect to see Android 4.3, which would include compatibility for the company’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch. After last week, when an internal document leaked with all of the supposed release dates for the 4.3 updates for each device, Samsung has now confirmed this morning that the updates will begin rolling out as early as today.  (more…)