Prior to its unveiling back in March, the Samsung Galaxy S4 was one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2013. It has big boots to fill after following the hugely successful Galaxy S III, and to do that it’s been equipped with a new 5-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, and an entire plethora of software features you won’t find anywhere else.
But is the Galaxy S4 worth the upgrade if you already have a Galaxy S III, and does this device have what it takes to stay one step ahead of its competitors? I’ve been using it for the past few weeks to find out.
The release of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which is expected to take place on June 20, won’t bring a complete makeover to our Android devices; instead it will bring some optimizations and a few new features. However, with the release of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, we should see a refresh to the look of the Android OS.
What they might be like is a mystery at the moment, but we can only hope it looks like this gorgeous concept.
An unidentified Samsung phone with the model number SCH-434 passed its Bluetooth SIG test this week, more than likely on its way to Verizon. All of Verizon’s Samsung device model numbers have started with SCH, we have also established that the device is on its way to North America. But what is this device?
Could it possibly be the much-anticipated Galaxy S4 Mini?
Apple’s iOS platform has continued to be the top platform for users who actually like to buy stuff via their smartphone, says a new study from Forrester. Consumers with iOS devices are 30% more likely to buy something via their device, than Android users.
Even though iOS is where more of the money is at, Android isn’t getting ignored by U.S. companies. Forrester’s study also reported that 96% of ebusiness professionals surveyed for the study plan to launch a native or hybrid Android app by the end of 2013, while 99% said they plan to do the same for iOS.
Gameloft has today released a new teaser trailer for Modern Combat 4’s upcoming Meltdown update, which brings new maps, new weapons, new game modes, and more to the company’s popular first-person shooter. The update is coming to both Android and iOS, and it could be the last before Modern Combat 5makes its debut.
Will Samsung ever learn that you can release too many smartphones? It has already launched four different variants of the Galaxy S4 in a three-month period, and now it’s promising another with a faster processor and advanced LTE.
Samsung Co-CEO JK Shin confirmed the move today, and said that the new device will transmit data at twice the speed of the original Galaxy S4, and that it will go on sale in South Korea as early as this month.
Unlike Microsoft, Facebook, and today, Apple, which publicly published information regarding the number of requests made for customer information by the government over a 6-month period, Google is hoping to reveal its request statistics differently.
The search giant said in an official statement to AllThingsD that the large number of National Security letters, together with criminal requests, would be a “step back” for its users, so it wants to split them up.
On Friday, June 14, an FCC filing for the new Nexus 7 began circulating online, suggesting the tablet’s launch date was getting pretty close. After some extra digging, new information is emerging about the device, including its support for LTE on almost all of the major carriers in the U.S.