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Magna Carta Holy Grail app fails; one million Samsung Galaxy owners can't download Jay-Z's new album

0. phoneArena 04 Jul 2013, 14:35 posted on

One million people who own a Samsung Galaxy device must be feeling a little upset right now; it seems that a glitch has prevented them from downloading Jay-Z's new Magna Carta Holy Grail album. You might recall that as part of a $20 million partnership between the rap mogul and the Korean handset manufacturer, those who own a Samsung Galaxy device were given the opportunity to download an app...

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posted on 04 Jul 2013, 14:37 5

1. lilg29 (Posts: 89; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


I have a galaxy s 3 and it took a little bit for it all to work. I did get the album but after 2 hours AFTER the release point. It wasn't worth it to be honest.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 15:18 22

7. ukfan15 (Posts: 14; Member since: 02 Jul 2010)


You got an ENTIRE ALBUM FREE 3 days before it releases to the general public but because you weren't able to get it for 2 hours after the initial release it's not worth it? Wow.... sense of entitlement in this country is embarassing

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 15:23 3

9. lilg29 (Posts: 89; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


Sure i'm happy that I got the album but I just didn't like what Jay Z did, I listened to a lot of the songs and I just didn't like them. That's what made it not worth it. Had it been some one else I really liked I would been super happy. Yeah I got an entire album for free but i just didn't like how they executed the plan.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 15:24 10

10. av911 (Posts: 190; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


It could've meant the album sucked, not the time it took to get it.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 15:33 1

12. tedkord (Posts: 12308; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


A JayZ album sucked? Thats hard to believe...

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 16:17 8

17. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Worked fine for me. Samsung fail? Nope, just another phone arena fail.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 14:45 3

2. bradley.block (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


I just downloaded it...not quite sure how this is a fail? Oh and I just downloaded the app for the first time, so there definitely not been one million downloads yet.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 14:49 7

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 22130; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Man is this was apple, the Sammites would be all over it.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 16:38 3

22. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


" Man if this was Apple, the Sammys would be all over it "

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posted on 04 Jul 2013, 17:26 8

29. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


"Man if ('Conjunction junction what's your function?' - apparently, you don't know!) this was Apple," the iTuniTes would have to pay $29.99 for the album (even if it were worth only a penny) because nothing on iOS is "FREE"!!

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 20:04 1

42. belovedson (Posts: 1000; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


Hahaha that says a good one

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 09:56

64. Chaseism (Posts: 82; Member since: 08 May 2013)


iPhone users like to support their artists. As an independent artist...I am thankful for this...

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 19:59 1

40. belovedson (Posts: 1000; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


For one why would apple do this. If it's successful they might. But let's be real apple doesn't give a cap about its consumers as long as there is a demand for there product. It doesn't matter how they drive that demand.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 14:49 14

4. rwitt1 (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)


I downloaded it no problem. Awesome!! No fail here

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 18:55

37. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Let me know which track is hot from Jay-Z.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 23:58

59. quakan (Posts: 1381; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


The whole album is great from start to finish.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 14:55

5. Mdpats (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


Calm down, they'll fix it geeeeez,,,,

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 14:57 5

6. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Errmm...downloaded mine on my GS4, also downloaded on my mates phones which include GS4, GS3 LTE and GNote2.

http://imgur.com/ajWp7GK :) already listened to the whole album, so not quite sure what PA is on about? Maybe me and the MANY on Twitter, Instagram and Vine who posted that we got it are imagining it.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 15:19 1

8. Kevinphantom (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)


I'm from iraq I can't download it like that if I want to I can easily download it in the mp3skull

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 15:32

11. Carlitos (Posts: 521; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


I downloaded it pn my Galaxy Note 2. You just have to wait a while for the content to show up in the app.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 21:15

53. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


That's nice to know, how long before you realized your mistake and deleted it?

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 15:34 1

13. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 468; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


The album is average at best. The app is even worse. You cant use the album in the music player on the phone, you can't rewind or fast forward any tracks, there's no credits for the album. Jay-Z is smart, this album would've tanked without this samsung push!

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 15:37 3

15. lilg29 (Posts: 89; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


The songs are actually in the music folder on your phone, i found it.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 15:35 3

14. tedkord (Posts: 12308; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I would consider not being able to download a JayZ album a feature.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 16:27

20. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


So would apple

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 16:09 4

16. 1liono373 (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


phonearena was to quick to qossip, not everyones app failed . i got mine last night at 12.03 am along with my friends who also have the S4. the Album is worth the wait even if it was 3 sec or 3 hours later

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 16:20 1

18. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


Rap sucks and so does jay z enough said

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 16:42 1

23. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Very true+1

Raggae and Dub music is much better. More listenable and enjoying and chilled.
Not swearing and your mom this, your dad this, I fkd this, drugs bla bla bla. I mean am I in a aggresive mood or hyped! Music is ment to be enjoyed.

ENIGMA® is a great master piece of music to listen and chill to.

®

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 20:13

44. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


True, and he ruins that sweet girl Beyonce's songs with his GhettoTude®!

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 00:04 1

61. quakan (Posts: 1381; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Listen to the album, you won't be disappointed unless Rap just isn't your genre. Maybe because I grew up around so many different types of music I'm open to anything. The production is really good. There aren't many albums that I can say that I didn't skip or dislike a track, but this one is one of those for sure.

Also, if Rap/Hip-Hop is your genre, listen to Joey Bada$$' mixtape. He did his thing. He's only 17 and much better than a lot of older rappers.

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