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Samsung US announces which of their devices will receive Kit Kat

Samsung US announces which of their devices will receive Kit Kat

Samsung in the US released a list of devices that will receive an update to Android 4.4.2. While they haven’t included dates on when the devices will receive the update – beyond reminding owners that the update availability will vary by carrier but that some updates will begin rolling out today. While Kit Kat was designed by Google to run on devices with fairly low hardware requirements, most of the devices listed by Samsung could be described as having almost top of the line hardware. The devices that will receive the update are : Phones : Galaxy Note 3 Galaxy[Read More...]

by 1:13 PM on February 19, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones, Tablets
Samsung launches ArtCover service in Australia – and we’ve got two to give away!

Samsung launches ArtCover service in Australia – and we’ve got two to give away!

Samsung this week opened ArtCover in Australia, a service that allows you to create custom back covers for your Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note II or Galaxy Note 3 handsets from your own artwork (or someone else’s, if you’re so inclined). Be sure to read to the end of the article for your chance to win an ArtCover! The service appears to be a collaboration between the Korean giant and Singapore-based iPortal Asia, which explains the apparant soft-launch of the service in the latter throes of 2013 around south-east Asia. The ArtCover website allows you upload your own[Read More...]

by 2:00 PM on January 23, 2014 3 comments Accessories, Giveaway, Manufacturer, News
Samsung halts rollout of Galaxy S III Android 4.3 update

Samsung halts rollout of Galaxy S III Android 4.3 update

Samsung has halted rollout of an Android 4.3 upgrade for the Galaxy S III in light of users experiencing issues after installing the update. According to a post on SamMobile, a spokesperson for Samsung Mobile UK made the following statement: “As we are currently investigating the reported issues with Galaxy S3 4.3 Jelly Bean update, the upgrading service has been temporarily suspended. We are committed to providing customers with the best possible mobile experience, and will ensure to resume the upgrading service at the earliest possibility.” SamMobile goes on to state that users have been experiencing the following issues: Wake[Read More...]

by 12:59 PM on November 20, 2013 10 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones
Why your iPhone’s touch screen is inaccurate, and why Samsung’s Galaxy S3 handset is better

Why your iPhone’s touch screen is inaccurate, and why Samsung’s Galaxy S3 handset is better

Those of you who’ve used an iPhone, particularly the later models, will probably have noticed the same kind of thing as we have. That is, the digitiser really isn’t all that good, and your perceived inaccuracy of your typing can leave one feeling quite annoyed. Well, Finnish firm OptoFidelity have used a robot and a robotic finger, and compared the touch sensitivity of the newest iPhone handsets, the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S, with a slightly older, yet extremely popular, Samsung Galaxy SIII. While Samsung’s phone is a good deal older than the Apple models, never fear. Take a look[Read More...]

by 4:16 PM on October 30, 2013 12 comments News, Phones
Android 4.3 Update coming soon for Galaxy S III, S 4 and Note II

Android 4.3 Update coming soon for Galaxy S III, S 4 and Note II

Reports from SamMobile suggest that three of the biggest Samsung devices of the last 18 months will be receiving Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates in a matter of weeks. The volume, frequency and accuracy of SamMobile’s information in the past suggests they’ve got inside sources at Samsung, so when they talk about software updates, we listen. According to the site, the Galaxy S4 will receive the update in early- to mid-October, followed by the Galaxy S III in late October / early November, and the Galaxy Note II in late November / early December. Of course, these will likely hit[Read More...]

by 1:25 PM on September 28, 2013 11 comments News, OS Update, Rumours
Telstra confirms Samsung will skip Android 4.2.2 update on Samsung Galaxy Note II in favour of next version of Android

Telstra confirms Samsung will skip Android 4.2.2 update on Samsung Galaxy Note II in favour of next version of Android

Just a couple of days ago, we saw rumours appear that Samsung was considering skipping the Android 4.2.2 update for the Galaxy Note II and the Samsung Galaxy S III. Yesterdays Telstra software update blog has indeed confirmed this with Craig Ruhan from Telstra posting the following update for the Galaxy Note II : Samsung have elected globally to skip the 4.2.2 update for this device and will instead go to a newer version of Android. No schedule has been provided for this update. With Android 4.3 having leaked for the Nexus 4 and Galaxy S4 Google Play edition so[Read More...]

by 9:08 PM on July 19, 2013 7 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update
Ausdroid Podcast 77 – July 16, 2013

Ausdroid Podcast 77 – July 16, 2013

Welcome to the 77st episode of the Ausdroid podcast! This week we spent a while discussing the disappointing launch of the Samsung-exclusive Foxtel Go, the latest Moto X news and information (we sure write a lot about a phone that’s seemingly not coming out here!), and Google’s recent updates to the Play website and Maps. Featuring: Jason Murray, Phil Tann and Dan Tyson. Topics: Foxtel Go Moto X Google Play website updated Google Maps Galaxy S III vs S4 Apps: Jason: Aus Weather Phil: FX File Explorer Dan: Nikon Manual Viewer Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe[Read More...]

by 11:48 PM on July 17, 2013 0 comments Google Play, Podcast
Rumour: Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III skipping Android 4.2.2

Rumour: Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III skipping Android 4.2.2

According to an “insider”, Temefy is reporting that Samsung are debating whether or not two of their devices are going to get Jellybean 4.2.2 as an official update. The devices in question? Oh, only the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II. Fear not, however! The debate boils down to whether they should bother with 4.2.2, or simply update these devices straight to 4.3. This rumour comes following a recent delay for the Galaxy S III moving to 4.2.2, while the Note II has been stagnant for some time with no indication of Samsung’s intentions for software updates. The current[Read More...]

by 1:32 PM on July 17, 2013 5 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Rumours
Android 4.2.2 for Galaxy S3 leaks again, adds S4 features

Android 4.2.2 for Galaxy S3 leaks again, adds S4 features

Galaxy S III owners who have been anxiously awaiting the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update can rest easy knowing that it’s coming. Sammobile have released a video of a Samsung Galaxy S III running the latest release of Android which includes a lot of the functions from the newcomer to the Samsung Galaxy S range, the S4 as well as the enhancements from Android 4.2.2 such as lock screen widgets and actionable notifications. Are you eager to upgrade your Samsung Galaxy S3 to the latest version of Android? Let us know what features you’re most looking forward to in the[Read More...]

by 7:42 PM on June 23, 2013 5 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update
A new phone from Samsung, new claims in the Apple patent war

A new phone from Samsung, new claims in the Apple patent war

Here we go again: another phone from Samsung brings another claim of patent infringement from Apple. While the issue Apple has with the Galaxy S4 is essentially the same as they had with the Samsung Galaxy S III and only required an amendment to the existing claim, this amasses a total of 5 direct patent infringement notices against the Galaxy S4. The technical details of the actual patents are quite in-depth but basically breaks down to behaviour of the device with swipe gestures and software setups. What has intrigued a number of tech journo’s and legally minded individuals is the[Read More...]

by 1:25 PM on May 23, 2013 7 comments Apps, Manufacturer, Phones
Android 4.2.2 for Samsung Galaxy SIII leaks

Android 4.2.2 for Samsung Galaxy SIII leaks

Samsung has so far had a pretty decent track record with keeping all their older models of the Galaxy S line up to date and it appears that the Galaxy S III is about to get some love. A very early pre-release Android 4.2.2 firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S III has surfaced and it includes many of the features found in the newly released Galaxy S4. The Android 4.2.2(Build JDQ39) software brings a number of features to the Galaxy S III including a new lockscreen that includes widgets and updated ripple and lighting effects, driving mode, DayDream and much[Read More...]

by 8:36 PM on May 20, 2013 6 comments OS Update
CyanogenMod 10.1 Release Candidate now available

CyanogenMod 10.1 Release Candidate now available

CyanogenMod – possibly the most popular third party ROM for Android – has made a release candidate of their newest offering available. CyanogenMod 10.1 is based on Android Jelly Bean 4.2 and is currently said to support just over 40 devices – as you’d expect, this includes mainstream Samsung devices, various Nexus devices, and a handful of devices from other manufacturers. The full announcement, The road to CyanogenMod 10.1.0, has full details on the phones that are supported. The next major step is a stable build, this is an exciting step forward for CyanogenMod users. You can download any release[Read More...]

by 3:30 PM on May 9, 2013 7 comments Modding, News
Jelly Bean 4.2.1 leak for the Samsung Galaxy S III

Jelly Bean 4.2.1 leak for the Samsung Galaxy S III

Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 for the Galaxy S III is still under internal testing by Samsung, but as is often the case, it has leaked it’s way into the big wide world of the internet. Thanks to SamMobile, Android 4.2.1 has been made available to the public, even though the official release isn’t expected until after Samsung have launched the Galaxy S IV. With a build date of 19th February, firmware I9300XXUFMB3 brings a number of enhancements sure to please Galaxy S III owners. Android 4.2.1 (JOP40D) New Android 4.2.1 Lockscreen and widgets Improved Ripple effect on Samsung Lockscreen Daydream[Read More...]

by 10:27 AM on February 23, 2013 4 comments News, OS Update