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Samsung testing the Next Big Thing? Benchmarking results say yes.

Samsung testing the Next Big Thing? Benchmarking results say yes.

A few things are happening this week, and it seems one of them is the uncovering of Samsung’s work on their Next Big Thing, the Galaxy S IV. The Korea Times reported — and Samsung quickly denied — that the Galaxy S IV was under development. Now, there’s a leaked benchmark results that might prove that Samsung is indeed working on a new Android smartphone which could succeed the Galaxy S III. The benchmark — shown in the article image, above — shows a device known as the Samsung TE4, featuring hardware not before seen in an Android device. The[Read More...]

by 7:34 AM on September 20, 2012 7 comments Manufacturer, Rumours
New Samsung commercial shows the Next Big Thing is Already Here

New Samsung commercial shows the Next Big Thing is Already Here

Samsung is set to continue their line of advertising poking fun at Apple users and the iPhone 5 in the US at least with a new 90 second commercial set to air during The Voice and XFactor. The commercial shows Apple users waiting in line and seeing Galaxy S III owners showing off things like the NFC based S-Beam to share play lists and instant photo sharing, it also shows a Galaxy S III owner saving a place in line for his parents. Check out the video and let us know what you think. The Next Big Thing is Already[Read More...]

by 4:09 AM on September 20, 2012 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Galaxy S 4 rumours debunked by Samsung: “this is not true”

Galaxy S 4 rumours debunked by Samsung: “this is not true”

There has been a rumour floating around the blogosphere the past day or two regarding the possible launch of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 (or IV, depending on what conventions Samsung would go with) early next year. While that may well and truly happen, Samsung have put it on record that this isn’t happening — at least not just yet. In a tweet that has been translated by Korean news site Daum, Samsung have stated the following: “some in the media reported speculation that the Galaxy S3 subsequent models will be released a simple rumor one , but this is[Read More...]

by 6:06 PM on September 18, 2012 2 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Vodafone: Android 2.3.6 “Value Pack” update now rolling out to the original Samsung Galaxy Tab

Vodafone: Android 2.3.6 “Value Pack” update now rolling out to the original Samsung Galaxy Tab

While the Android 2.3.6 “Value Pack” update for the original Samsung Galaxy Tab might not bring with it every that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has to offer, it will give you an experience that is semi close. Performance will increase; you’ll get face unlocking; menus have been arranged to that of Android 4.0. So really, it’s better than no update at all; but it will be the last major update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab. To receive the update, you’ll need to install Samsung Kies and plug the Galaxy Tab into your PC or Mac to get the update[Read More...]

by 5:49 PM on September 18, 2012 3 comments Carriers, News, OS Update, Tablets
Rumour: Samsung Galaxy S 4 to be announced at Mobile World Congress in February 2013

Rumour: Samsung Galaxy S 4 to be announced at Mobile World Congress in February 2013

Take this one with a huge grain of salt because I personally don’t think it would be any further on than concept stage at the moment let alone time to start planning product announcements or even releases but the Korea Times is reporting that insiders at Samsung have advised that the next iteration of the Samsung Galaxy S line, the Galaxy S 4 -yes a number not Roman numerals, will be announced at MWC in Barcelona next February and then launched for sale in March. The Galaxy S4 will reportedly be using the Samsung Exynos Quad-Core processor and will have[Read More...]

by 6:22 PM on September 17, 2012 7 comments Phones, Rumours
Samsung fires directly at Apple’s iPhone 5 in new ads promoting the Galaxy S III

Samsung fires directly at Apple’s iPhone 5 in new ads promoting the Galaxy S III

Samsung have launched a new ad that doesn’t hold back against Apple’s brand new iPhone 5. The ad, shown below, aims to inform people that the Galaxy S III is already the best of the best, so don’t even bother with this new bit of technology. The specs listed for the Galaxy S III are for the 4G version of the device, so those of you with the 3G version won’t have 2GB of RAM. We’re liking that Samsung is going straight in for the attack now that they have the hardware to back them up. I wonder how long[Read More...]

by 10:53 AM on September 16, 2012 18 comments News, Phones
Samsung advises October release date for Jelly Bean on Galaxy S III

Samsung advises October release date for Jelly Bean on Galaxy S III

It’s been a leaky road to release for Jelly Bean on the Galaxy S III. A number of builds are out in the wild and at the Everything Everywhere (EE) 4G event in the UK yesterday Samsung reps were quoted as advising the update would be ready for release in October although with all software that could be subject to change. This date of course would be a release to carriers for testing unless you have the unlocked international GSM version which would skip that phase of testing. Currently Vodafone and Telstra both list the status of the Jelly Bean[Read More...]

by 4:40 PM on September 12, 2012 3 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Optus will stop selling the Samsung Galaxy S III 3G, only offer the 4G model

Optus will stop selling the Samsung Galaxy S III 3G, only offer the 4G model

Looks like Optus are throwing the 3G model of the Samsung Galaxy S III out and replacing it with the newer, better 4G version. We were able to view internal documents stating the demise of the 3G model — telling stores that current stock can be sold, but there’s no more to be ordered from Optus’ warehouses, instead they should swap a customer’s order to the 4G model. “Please be advised that Samsung Galaxy S III 3G is no longer available to order from the warehouse.” – Optus The Galaxy S III 4G will be shipped to stores after September[Read More...]

by 6:14 PM on September 11, 2012 17 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Android 4.1 for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 leaks online

Android 4.1 for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 leaks online

To coincide nicely with the recent release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 here in Australia, the upcoming Android 4.1 update for the device has already found its way onto the internet in the form of a leak. The updates themselves — received exclusively by SamMobile — are seemingly early beta builds for internal testing, so if you are going to attempt to apply the update via a custom ROM, you’re mostly likely in for a bad time. The fact there are these updates leaking now, means that the internal process should be well on the way towards completion –[Read More...]

by 8:07 PM on September 10, 2012 0 comments News, OS Update, Tablets
Jelly Bean leaks for the Galaxy S III continue

Jelly Bean leaks for the Galaxy S III continue

It’s no secret that the Samsung Galaxy S III is due to receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean sometime soon, maybe within a few days to a week. What some of you may not be aware of is that Samsung has been leaking unofficial Jelly Bean builds for the Galaxy S III for the past few weeks, and the pace is almost unbelievable. I kid you not, Samsung is releasing a new build every day or every other day, and the fine folk at XDA Developers are quick to jump on each new release and package it up for those who[Read More...]

by 1:45 PM on September 10, 2012 6 comments Manufacturer, Modding, OS Update, Phones
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – Review

Multi-tasking genius? Or just another Android Tablet? Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 is a device that has been eagerly awaited and surrounded by much speculation as to just what it was going to be able to do. Being targeted as a “Content Creation” device, rather than a tablet aimed at media consumption, the idea is that you can create and share on the go with ease. Increasing productivity, creativity and learning capability -Samsung I was very excited to be asked to review this device. After unboxing the device, and finishing up my video I was finally able to get it set[Read More...]

by 6:17 PM on September 9, 2012 10 comments Design, Reviews, Tablets
Sunday Editorial: What if Android got forked?

Sunday Editorial: What if Android got forked?

Some of us remember far back enough to the time — around November 2007 — when Android was first somewhat widely available as a software developers kit you could download from Google, and experiment with what might or might not have become a half-decent mobile operating system. I certainly remember downloading the SDK, experimenting with it for awhile, and then deciding that it showed promise – but it wasn’t there yet. In these early days, Android devices ran Android as Google intended it — from Google’s developers, to our handsets. Early devices such as the HTC Dream (aka G1) and[Read More...]

by 4:54 PM on September 9, 2012 12 comments Opinion
Maintenance update rolls out to generic Samsung Galaxy S III

Maintenance update rolls out to generic Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung have today rolled out a maintenance update for the generic Samsung Galaxy S IIIs sold in Australia — from Dick Smith and the like. The update keeps the device on Android 4.0.4, but does bring stability, security and performance increases. The update is 93MB in size, so if you are going to download it, make sure you do so over a WiFi network; ensure your battery is well charged, also. There has been no word on the release date for Jelly Bean on the generic Galaxy S III, however, Samsung pushes most updates out at the same time —[Read More...]

by 10:55 PM on September 6, 2012 7 comments Other