Samsung’s Galaxy J, a 5-inch smartphone with a 1080p display that has been exclusive to Japan, is officially coming to Taiwan. The device will be available in red and white from mid-December, but there’s still no word on whether it will be coming to the U.S. or Europe.
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Samsung has today resumed its rollout of the Android 4.3 update for the international Galaxy S III (GT-I9300). The rollout was halted last month when users reported numerous issues with their devices after updating, but those should have been resolved in the latest release.
Samsung Galaxy S4 users on NTT DoCoMo in Japan will begin to receive their Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update later this month. The update will add a number of new features and TouchWiz improvements, including support for the Galaxy Gear.
Oppo’s flagship N1 handset, which went on sale in China in late September, is going global on December 10. The device is fully equipped to compete with the latest flagships — packing a 5.9-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, and a 13-megapixel camera — and it’ll cost $599 in the U.S. and €449 in Europe.
Best Buy is now offering Samsung’s former flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, completely free of charge with any 2-year contract with Verizon, AT&T or Sprint, from either the retailers website or one of its many bricks-and-mortar stores.
Samsung is in the process of pushing out the much-anticipated over-the-air (OTA) update to all the unlocked Galaxy S III and Note II models located in Canada. This upgrade brings Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and a newer version of the TouchWiz user interface to the devices, as well as a multitude of bug fixes and speed optimizations.
T-Mobile has begun rolling out its Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S4. The 781MB release delivers everything you’d expect with Android 4.3, as well as lots of TouchWiz improvements and Galaxy Gear compatibility.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini has been making its way to a number of carriers in the U.S. in recent months, and you can now get it on U.S. Cellular. It’s just $49.99 when you take out a new two-year contract, or you can purchase it outright for $499.99 if you’d prefer not to enter into a new commitment.
Samsung has today unveiled its new midrange Galaxy Grand 2 handset, which boasts a large 5.2-inch 720p display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and 1.5GB of RAM. The device comes with Android 4.3 — the latest Jelly Bean release — pre-installed, alongside Samsung’s latest TouchWiz user interface.
Canadian carrier Bell will begin rolling out its Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates for the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 mini starting tomorrow, November 23, according to a leaked internal document. The update will bring the usual TouchWiz improvements, KNOX security features, and Galaxy Gear support.