Special Rumour Edition: Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note 4

There are a number of rumours sweeping the web about the next generation Samsung flagships, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note 4. Most of the rumours are based on what Samsung are working on releasing within the next six months, so some of the rumoured features may appear on the S5, and some may need more work and show up on the Note 4. The latest rumours are:  A 64 bit processor will debut in the S5 or Note 4 All of Samsungs flagship devices next year will have a ICOCELL 16MP rear camera  The camera will possibly not... Continue reading

Galaxy Note 3 rumour wrap-up

Recent rumours suggested that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which we reviewed last week, would be getting a few new colours, red and rose gold. Today Samsung has officially announced that not only would the new colours, Merlot Red and Rose Gold White, be coming to the Note 3, but new accent colours would be launching as well. The Rose Gold White Note 3 will have Rose Gold Black accents and the Jet Black and Classic White  will have Rose Gold highlights. This brings the colours of the Note 3 to five, with Jet Black,... Continue reading

Samsung India outs the new Galaxy S Duos 2 by accident

It seems Samsung India has beaten its parent company in announcing the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 (GT-S7582), which is still yet to be officially launched. The device, which has a price tag of Rs.10999 (approximately AUD$193.04) looks just like its older brother, the Galaxy S Duos and has some descent specs for a dual SIM device such as: 4-inch, 800 x 480 screen 1.2GHz processor 768MB RAM 4GB internal storage, expandable to 64GB via microSD 1,500mAh battery 5MP rear facing camera, .3MP front facing Android 4.2 If you are in the market for a dual-SIM device and the Galaxy S Duos 2 is the device of choice,... Continue reading

Rumour: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) coming to Telstra in December

Yesterday we heard from Samsung announcing Australian pricing and availability for the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) - it's available now (depending on where you shop) from $649 (Wi-fi) and $799 (Wi-fi and 4G). Today, word reaches us from a trusted source indicating that Telstra has added the tablet to its portfolio of on-contract devices - for business customers, at least. The tablets are said to be available in Telstra stores from December 10. The basic on-contract price for the tablet starts from $84/month on a 1-year contract and $52/month on a 2-year contract, with 1 GB... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 announced

Samsung has just announced its successor to the popular Samsung Galaxy Grand, the Galaxy Grand 2. The Grand series could be described as a budget Galaxy Note, big screen phones but with mid-range specifications to suit the lower price point when compared to the Galaxy Note. The new version, that is expected to be released before the end of the year, incorporates the design of the larger Galaxy Note 3, with a leather look back and faux stitching around the edges. Unlike the Note series, the Galaxy Grand 2 doesn't include the S-Pen stylus. The... Continue reading

Samsung releases Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) pricing and availability

Just a couple of months ago Samsung announced that it would revamp the Galaxy Note 10.1 line with a 2014 edition, and it seems that the time is now upon us. Announcing the Australian availability and pricing for the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition), Arno Lenior, Marketing Director, Samsung Electronics Australia said: The latest GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) represents a fantastic combination of stylish design and impressive engineering, all available in an ultra-thin (7.9mm) device. What really sets this product apart is the enhanced functionality of the S Pen and the great multitasking ability it can offer users. Combined... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 — Review

Is Samsung's third entry in the series still one to take Note of? The Galaxy Note 3 is Samsung’s third iteration of its popular Galaxy Note series, which started with a phone that, on release, was considered "niche" because of its supersized dimensions and S Pen stylus input. That initial ambivalence has given way to acceptance and excitement around the device's now annual revision cycle, after the "niche" device went on to sell over 38 million units over two releases. Updates to the Galaxy Note series are now met with as much anticipation as... Continue reading

Android 4.4 KitKat coming to Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 in January

According to a purported leak in India, the Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) and the Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900 - perhaps they meant the N9000?) will be receiving an Android 4.4 KitKat update in January. The Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) and the Note II (called Note 2 SM-N7100) will receive the update in March to April of 2014. I don't blame our Indian friends for making a few mistakes with the nomenclature of Galaxy devices, after all the Note II was followed by the Note 3, and the Galaxy SIII was improved upon by the S4. Calling them all... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Gear gets a custom ROM

Recently Samsung announced that they have sold 800 000 Galaxy Gear watches, and rolled out an update that allows the watch to show any notification, which is a significant usability enhancement. Well, the good news keeps on coming for owners of the Gear, as the first custom Rom is now available for those that like to flash and tinker with their devices. The ROM is called Null, and is built by Australian developer FOMEY. Null features Nova Launcher, video recording increased to 60 seconds, live wallpaper support, a full featured web browser, Google Play access, calendar/contacts sync... Continue reading

Galaxy Note II Android 4.3 update kicks off … in India

While Samsung seems to have had some issues upgrading the Galaxy S III to Android 4.3, the wait seems to be finally over for Galaxy Note II owners with "international" versions of the device - the GT-N7100 and GT-N7105 models - beginning to receive the update. The catch? Samsung has only begun rolling out the update in India. The update brings a number of improvements and new features to the device, which hasn't seen a major update in quite a while: GALAXY GEAR Support TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster) Samsung KNOX Samsung Wallet (Pre-loaded) Better RAM management Core UI elements updated to... Continue reading

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... Continue reading