Samsung Galaxy S4 Rugged on the way?
Wednesday 24th of April 2013
If you’ve been waiting for a modern phone to come out that can hold up against more severe conditions, it looks like Samsung might be selling exactly what you are looking for in the coming weeks.Most people would love to hear that their phone will survive that accidental tumble down the stairs, or to not have to cringe when the phone slides off the top of the car as you pull out of the parking lot. Unfortunately, most people also want their phones to look like phones, and not some sort of military issue brick that could also double as a defensive weapon.Manufacturers have been working hard to make the thinnest and sleekest handsets possible to compete in the market, and to add rugged durability to that design is often too expensive to justify. Samsung seems to think they have what it takes, with plans to release a ruggedized Galaxy S4 in the coming weeks.While the Galaxy S4 itself has proven that the screen can stand up to quite the torture test, all parts of the phone have to hold up under stress in order to be considered rugged. There’s been no mention yet of what specs
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Galaxy S4 to hit the stores in April 2013, might come with an unbreakable display
Thursday 06th of December 2012
Samsung could release a breakthrough smartphone with an unbreakable display soon. Set to release the next model of its immensely popular S series, the Galaxy S4, Samsung might or might not add this flexible screen technology to the upcoming flagship.According to Reuters, Samsung is currently working on the Galaxy S4 under the Project J name, after its mobile division chief J.K. Shin. The Galaxy S4 is aimed for release in April 2013 and is expected to feature a more powerful quad-core processor than the one on the Galaxy S3, a 13-megapixel camera, and a 441ppi display, to take on the full HD devices introduced by HTC, Sharp, and others.According to several analysts including UBS’s Nicolas Gaudois, Samsung is accelerating the release of the Galaxy S4. The target window for store availability is April 2013, unlike Galaxy S3 which was released in May 2012.While the chances of Samsung using an unbreakable display in the Galaxy S4 aren’t that great, Gaudios still thinks Samsung might be aiming to introduce the new screen in first half of 2013: ”We believe preparation
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Samsung May Go With Qualcomm Chips in Galaxy S4 Instead of the Octa – Droid Life
Wednesday 20th of February 2013
According to Korean media outlet Digital Times, Samsung may have to use a different processor in the Galaxy S4 other than the Exynos Octa processor that was unveiled during CES. Instead, they could use one of Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon processors, which wouldn’t be surprising after the benchmark we saw for the Samsung SCH-I545, a device that could be Verizon’s version of the GS4. The processor listed in that benchmark was a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, the same beast that resides in the new HTC One. By no means would this be some sort of a disappointment, you just wouldn’t be able to run around bragging to friends that your phone has a faux octa-core processor.This report claims that the Octa is having power consumption issues that may not be resolved in time.All is rumor or speculation until it becomes official.Via: Digital Times
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Galaxy s4 wont open Apple numbers or pages files
Monday 29th of April 2013
Just after making the big switch from Iphone to the Samsung galaxy s4. I'm delighted with the galaxy s4. One problem I have is that i have alot of Apple iNumbers and iPages files on my dropbox and they wont open up on the Samsung galaxy s4. Is there an app i can buy that will allow for the files to open?
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Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Will Be the First Device to have ROAM Integration
Monday 25th of February 2013
Last night, or early this morning depending on where you are in the world, it was confirmed that the Galaxy S4 is being announced and unveiled on March 14th in New York City. Now we are hearing more and more about new features for the Galaxy S4, one is the new ROAM Integration agreement that Samsung and Visa now has. It’ll be very similar to Google Wallet and ISIS. So it’s pretty likely that the carriers here in the US will block it, unfortunately. That would be because they are pushing ISIS, except for Sprint.The big difference with ROAM is that the APIs banks and merchants will use for accepting payments will come from Visa, and will supposedly offer higher security than what Google Wallet and ISIS has. Samsung’s newest Galaxy S phone will have NFC-enabled payments through ROAM alongside Visa’s NFC software and PayWave application. With Samsung expecting to sell around 100 million of these devices, that’ll put NFC payments in a lot of hands. Hopefully that can make NFC payments more main stream than it is today. According to Visa, they have been in tal
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UK Samsung Galaxy S4 will pack the Quad-Core Snapdragon 600 CPU not the Exynos 5 Octa-core model
Thursday 21st of March 2013
The Samsung Galaxy S4 that will be launched in April in UK will be released with the 1.9 GHz 4-core Snapdragon 600 and not the 8-core Exynos 5 CPU clocked at 1.6 Ghz. All that this means is that the phone will pack the 4G LTE chip. There aren’t any other differences between the other smartphone hardware parts.Since the 4G LTE networks are rapidly growing and launched all over the world, we will surely see that other countries will be given the four-core Galaxy S4 instead of the eight core ones. However, the phones will run almost exactly the same since no matter which CPU models are packed. We will shortly post a new article that contains more info about which SGS4 model each country will receive the next month. Since the device uses a different processor we will also see that the build number used is the I9505 instead of I9500.Omio were the first ones to report this and it seems like they got a response from Samsung that the UK Galaxy S4 will feature the 4-core 1.9 GHz CPU because of the 4G LTE chip. As you know the 4G network is not supported on Exynos processors and that
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Google edition HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 wont receive updates directly from Google
Wednesday 26th of June 2013
Well, this shaves off a little of the joy.both devices are running kernels supplied by their respective OEMs, meaning neither the HTC One or the Galaxy S4 Google Editions will see updates directly from Google. The Verge was also able to corroborate this information. Google Play edition HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 wont receive updates directly from Google
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Speed up the galaxy S4 and enable the developer mode
Saturday 29th of June 2013
Does the galaxy S4 seem a lil bit jittery to you?. Are you interested in adding a bit of extra speed to the device without rooting, and switching the stock touchwiz rom around?. Here's a pretty simple trick to add a bit of extra speed to the device and also gives you the developers mode on the Galaxy S4 which Samsung has quite frankly decided to have hidden from the average consumer in such a simple way. Any questions? Just ask and if u thought my video was helpful.. be sure to like and share to other.
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Is Apparently The "Most Loved" Handset, iPhone 5 The "Most Hated"
Friday 05th of July 2013
The Daily Mail has reported on a study by We Are Social which has examined Twitter, blogs, and forums following the flagship launches of the four major smartphone platforms: the Samsung Galaxy S4, Blackberry Z10, Nokia Lumia 920 and of course, the iPhone 5. The study takes a look at the conversations regarding these 4 phones after their release, including both complaints, discussions about new features, and general brand appeal.While the article actually focusses mostly on the iPhone 5′s successes and failures, there can be some information about the Galaxy S4′s reception to be gleaned. Namely, that 56% of the conversations regarding the Galaxy S4 were discussion the new and different features of the phone, which I guess is to be expected considering that the Galaxy S4 is the latest phone to suffer Samsung-Featuritis. Of note is also the fact that only 11% of comments about Samsung have been made with a negative connotation, lower than the three other manufacturers. However, while 20% of comments about the iPhone 5 were negative, Apple still does apparently retain the h
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Galaxy S4 won't add the apostrophe
Saturday 28th of September 2013
Hello,I just purchased the Galaxy S4. I've noticed that I have to actually type the apostrophe, or choose the correct spelling from the suggested options. With the S2 I just upgraded from, the apostrophe was always automatically inserted into the word. I've done a little reading, but haven't found a helpful solution. I've seen the Swiftkey 3 app (I think that's what it's called) suggested, but that didn't seem to solve the problem.Any ideas would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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