Post Tagged with: "Samsung"

Samsung Galaxy S3 fares slightly better in blender than iPhone 5

Samsung Galaxy S3 fares slightly better in blender than iPhone 5

The wonderful boffins at Blendtec are at it again, turning shiny gadgets into dangerous black smoke. This time around they pitted Apple’s iPhone 5 against the Samsung Galaxy S3, and in spite of criticism of the latter for its ‘cheap, plasticky’ build quality, the video evidence is clearly in its favour. Obviously both phones end up as expensive black dust in the end, but the iPhone 5 disintegrates almost as soon as it hits the blades, while the Galaxy S3 bounces around intact for a while before finally succumbing. So if you’re tossing up between the Galaxy S3 and the iPhone[Read More...]

by 11:50 AM on October 17, 2012 4 comments Phones
Rumour: Galaxy Note II LTE (N7105) to launch on all three carriers in November

Rumour: Galaxy Note II LTE (N7105) to launch on all three carriers in November

Last we heard about the availability of the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Note II on Australian carriers was a possible launch on Optus in December. We’re now hearing rumours that all three of the major carriers will launch the Galaxy Note II in November albeit as a staggered release with Optus first out of the gate offering it as of the 5th of November seemingly with a two week exclusive. Next up will be Vodafone launching it on the 19th of November followed a week later by Telstra on the 26th of November. The launch will be for[Read More...]

by 7:13 PM on October 16, 2012 21 comments Rumours
Samsung comments on availability for Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Nexus via Vodafone Blog

Samsung comments on availability for Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Nexus via Vodafone Blog

It’s been a long wait and it doesn’t appear that an end is in sight. Australian carriers are still waiting for Samsung to submit the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Nexus to them for testing and Vodafone has just published a statement from Samsung on their blog regarding the delay in supplying the update to carriers for testing : “Samsung are working as quickly as possible to address Australian market specific issues for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. We will launch the Jellybean software as soon as the software has met all our quality checks and is network tested and[Read More...]

by 12:44 PM on October 12, 2012 19 comments News
Galaxy Premier(GT-i9260) picture and specs leaked -not a Nexus

Galaxy Premier(GT-i9260) picture and specs leaked -not a Nexus

Last we heard from the GT-i9260 was a report that it could possibly be a part of a so called Nexus program, but with hopes of multiple Nexus devices slipping away the GT-i9260 has been leaked to German site MobileGeeks as the Samsung Galaxy Premier. From the looks of the pic and the spec listing, not much has changed from the original post except that the OS will of course be a Touchwiz variant of Jelly Bean and of course the familiar physical home button is present. Samsung Galaxy Premier(GT-i9260) Specs : 4.65″ Super AMOLED @ 1280 × 720 1.5Ghz[Read More...]

by 8:19 AM on October 12, 2012 1 comment Phones, Rumours
Samsung officially launches Galaxy S III Mini

Samsung officially launches Galaxy S III Mini

Overnight at an event in Germany, Samsung has unveiled their Galaxy S III Mini smartphone. The phone which is not only mini in name but also in specs is a pretty basic model with a 4″ Super AMOLED screen at a pretty basic 480×800 resolution and has a 1GHz Dual Core processor, camera wise it has a 5MP rear camera and a VGA Front facing camera as well, it does come with Jelly Bean or at least a Touchwiz version of Jelly Bean and the usual physical home button on the front. We asked Samsung Australia about availability of the[Read More...]

by 5:37 AM on October 12, 2012 4 comments News, Phones
Samsung releases user guides for Galaxy S III, Note 10.1, Note II onto Google Play Store

Samsung releases user guides for Galaxy S III, Note 10.1, Note II onto Google Play Store

Google did it when they released the Nexus 7 and it seems Samsung is supplying digital user guides, at least for a few of their most popular models. If you’re in the market for or have purchased a Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note 10.1 or maybe even a Galaxy Note II recently then Samsung started offering user guides for all 3 devices on the Google Play Store at the end of last month. The descriptions on the Play Store advise that the apps are best viewed on the devices they are about however they do show as available to install[Read More...]

by 5:24 PM on October 11, 2012 1 comment Apps, Manufacturer
Samsung Galaxy S III Mini info leaked ahead of launch

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini info leaked ahead of launch

We reported the other day that a Samsung Galaxy S III Mini may be on its way and over at the German site MobileGeeks they have released not only a pic of the Galaxy S III Mini but also listed the model #, specs and price. The specifications read like something from a pretty low end phone, but it does have some redeeming qualities such as launching with Jelly Bean already installed and coming with 16GB of internal storage as well as a microSD card slot all for €399 which equates to roughly $500AUD. Specs : Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini[Read More...]

by 10:16 PM on October 10, 2012 9 comments News, Phones
Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE now on pre-order at Mobicity

Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE now on pre-order at Mobicity

We recently posted our first thoughts on the Samsung’s latest phablet, the Galaxy Note II. Though at the time of writing, the eagerly anticipated LTE version wasn’t available from any of the usual retailers. But fear not, reputable Australian online retailer Mobicity have just released the Galaxy Note II LTE version (N7105) available for pre-order. The current price is sitting at $829, which is the same as the non LTE variant was selling for on Mobicity at the time of it’s release. It appears Mobicity is the first retailer to make the LTE Note II available for pre-order, so if[Read More...]

by 5:05 PM on October 9, 2012 8 comments News, Phones
Samsung Galaxy Note II — First thoughts

Samsung Galaxy Note II — First thoughts

The original Samsung Galaxy Note was initially a bit slow on the uptake, until people realised it was a pretty decent phone-come-tablet, which became affectionately known as a phablet. The Galaxy Note II is now upon us, and our very own Geoff Fieldew is working on a review. However, to whet your appetite, Geoff has shared his first impressions with us below. If, however, you can’t wait for Geoff to review the device, and you know you want one, you can order today from MobiCity for $699. Hardware The biggest plus here is the massive display. It’s responsive, colour rich[Read More...]

by 2:34 PM on October 9, 2012 17 comments News, Phones
Samsung Galaxy S III mini on the way?

Samsung Galaxy S III mini on the way?

Some of us have big hands; some of us have small hands. Some of us like a phone that’s almost the size of a small tablet, and some of us just don’t. The Samsung Galaxy S III – a veritable giant amongst men – is on the larger side of smartphones these days, and while it’s still comfortable to use, if you have small hands, you might not agree. If you want a smaller Galaxy S III, then you just might be in luck. The ‘regular’ Galaxy S III has great hardware and excellent industrial design, but more than a[Read More...]

by 6:49 AM on October 9, 2012 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Kogan now selling 4G compatible Samsung Galaxy S III for $749 (Updated)

Kogan now selling 4G compatible Samsung Galaxy S III for $749 (Updated)

One of devices about which we’ve been receiving request for information is when and where people can get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G(i9305). Kogan has just announced that they too have been hearing your requests for the 4G version of this phone and are now selling the black version on their website for $749 + delivery. The phone is definitely compatible with Australian 4G networks as per the advice on the Kogan Website : ‘This phone is compatible with Australia’s 4G networks. Experience mobile internet faster than you ever could have imagined.‘ The only discrepancy I[Read More...]

by 12:39 PM on October 8, 2012 7 comments News, Phones
Rumour: Optus testing LTE Galaxy Note II for December launch

Rumour: Optus testing LTE Galaxy Note II for December launch

The announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note II in late August got quite a few people I know excited and we’ve received many requests for information about when the phone/phablet/tweener will launch here in Australia on one of the 4G Networks here in Australia. From Mobicity and Kogan the 3G only version is available as low as $649 from Kogan but the 4G LTE version eluded us. Well, we’ve just had a tip from someone regarding the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Note II. They’ve advised that Optus has already tested the phone on their LTE network and are[Read More...]

by 10:30 AM on October 6, 2012 25 comments Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Nexus Phones coming from Sony, Samsung, LG and HTC

Rumour: Nexus Phones coming from Sony, Samsung, LG and HTC

It’s been pretty well accepted but not confirmed that Google is working with multiple manufacturers to bring about a range of Nexus Phones for their next release, now Digitimes is reporting leaks from industry sources who have advised that Google is currently working with ‘Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications and HTC’. The report marries closely with the story from the Wall Street Journal they released in May which stated that Google was planning to release up to 5 Nexus Devices from different manufacturers. The other part that Digitimes is reporting is that Google will allow manufacturers to set[Read More...]

by 8:38 AM on October 5, 2012 20 comments News, Rumours