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Verizon's Galaxy S III and S4 Mini now receiving Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Verizon's Galaxy S III and S4 Mini now receiving Android 4.4.2 KitKat

posted: 20 Jun 2014, 04:03

Fortunately for all users of Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S III, which is rolling under the SCH-I535 model number, Android 4.4.2 KitKat is being pushed over-the-air to the device. Note that unlike the international version...

HTC One mini 2 vs One mini vs Galaxy S4 mini specs comparison

HTC One mini 2 vs One mini vs Galaxy S4 mini specs comparison

posted: 15 May 2014, 02:03

Lo and behold, that "mini" craze has caught up with manufacturers indeed, and it's almost a given now that once a flagship is launched, a miniaturized version of it, riding on the coattails of the larger sibling's name recognition,...

Xiaomi joins Apple and Samsung in the list of best-selling devices for February 2014

Xiaomi joins Apple and Samsung in the list of best-selling devices for February 2014

posted: 04 Apr 2014, 09:22

A recent report, released by Technology Market Research company Counterpoint, reveals that Xiaomi has somewhat succeeded in breaking the Apple-Samsung hegemony and now has not one, but two devices...

Best phones with an IR blaster for all your remote control needs

Best phones with an IR blaster for all your remote control needs

posted: 12 Mar 2014, 06:55

A decade ago, the sole purpose of cell phones' infrared ports was to enable the exchange of data with another device. These were eventually rendered obsolete by the superior Bluetooth technology, which was more reliable...

New ad-free streaming music app launched by Samsung for specific Galaxy models

New ad-free streaming music app launched by Samsung for specific Galaxy models

posted: 07 Mar 2014, 12:34

Samsung has introduced a new ad-free streaming music app for its high-end Galaxy models. Called Milk Music, the app can be found in the Google Play Store, but is exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung...

Sprint confirms Android 4.4.2 KitKat updates for Samsung Galaxy Mega, Note II, S III and others

Sprint confirms Android 4.4.2 KitKat updates for Samsung Galaxy Mega, Note II, S III and others

posted: 05 Mar 2014, 18:41

Five Samsung Android devices that are sold by Sprint will be updated to Android KitKat later this year. Sprint didn't say exactly when the updates will be released...

Sprint introduces its own Wi-Fi calling, but only for two Samsung models

Sprint introduces its own Wi-Fi calling, but only for two Samsung models

posted: 21 Feb 2014, 22:00

The nation's third largest carrier, Sprint, has introduced Wi-Fi calling, enabling customers using selected Android phones from going over their voice minutes. With Wi-Fi calling, users can make unlimited calls...

Samsung will launch the Black Edition Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini in

Samsung will launch the Black Edition Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini in "select markets"

posted: 07 Feb 2014, 14:35

Both new Galaxy S4 models come in black packaging alongside black accessories and exclusive wallpapers and ringtones. Samsung didn't say exactly what countries would get them...

Samsung announces new 'Black Edition' of the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 mini with faux-leather backs

Samsung announces new 'Black Edition' of the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 mini with faux-leather backs

posted: 31 Jan 2014, 05:50

Ever true to tradition, South Korean Samsung has gone ahead and released yet another new version of its existing Galaxy S4, but also the smaller Galaxy S4 mini. Dubbed 'Black Edition',...

A pink smartphone could make a great Valentine's day gift; here are your best options

A pink smartphone could make a great Valentine's day gift; here are your best options

posted: 30 Jan 2014, 05:06

Guys, brace yourselves for Valentine's day is right around the corner. Like it or not, you have about two weeks time to come up with a romantic way of demonstrating your feelings towards your significant...

Sprint considering routing some calls over Wi-Fi

Sprint considering routing some calls over Wi-Fi

posted: 17 Jan 2014, 14:26

Leaked training materials used by Sprint, indicate that the nation's third largest carrier is planning to offer calling over Wi-Fi service. The carrier has two phones in its current lineup that would support calling over Wi-Fi following a...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini La Fleur Edition revealed

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini La Fleur Edition revealed

posted: 20 Dec 2013, 09:56

The new and elegant version of the handset should be released in January (at least in Germany) for a pretty high price...

Black Editions of Samsung's Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini might be launched in February

Black Editions of Samsung's Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini might be launched in February

posted: 17 Dec 2013, 02:36

Deep black versions of the S4 and S4 Mini are expected to be launched soon to complement the current range of colors. Both could go on sale in February...

Sprint Spark gets turned on in Chicago; tri-mode LTE brings faster data speeds

Sprint Spark gets turned on in Chicago; tri-mode LTE brings faster data speeds

posted: 10 Dec 2013, 11:23

Employing a tri-band LTE technology, Sprint Spark has gone live in Chicago providing users there with faster 4G LTE data speeds and an improved voice experience. Among the improvements will be better indoor...

Get the LG G2 free from Sprint on Cyber Monday; online deals include the Motorola Moto X

Get the LG G2 free from Sprint on Cyber Monday; online deals include the Motorola Moto X

posted: 02 Dec 2013, 12:32

The LG G2 is one fine piece of kit, as they say in the U.K. And you can order the powerful Android flavored phone for free from Sprint. As part of the carrier's online Cyber Monday offerings,...

Carphone Warehouse has orange, pink and purple Samsung Galaxy S4 mini handsets, free on contract

Carphone Warehouse has orange, pink and purple Samsung Galaxy S4 mini handsets, free on contract

posted: 27 Nov 2013, 19:11

Looking to add a little color to your appearance in 2014? How about adding some color to your smartphone. U.K. retailer Carphone Warehouse can make it happen with orange, pink and purple...

Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S4 mini are updated in Canada to Android 4.3

Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S4 mini are updated in Canada to Android 4.3

posted: 25 Nov 2013, 00:47

Customers of three big Canadian carriers, Bell, Rogers and Telus, reported this weekend that their Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S4 mini handsets are getting updated to Android 4.3. The update...

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini just $49.99 at U.S. Cellular

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini just $49.99 at U.S. Cellular

posted: 24 Nov 2013, 22:39

U.S. Cellular has a "mini" available at a mini price. The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is available from the regional carrier for $49.99 with a signed two-year pact. That trumps the $99.99 on contract price for the phone at Verizon. On the other...

Verizon adds two more smartphones in addition to the HTC One Max

Verizon adds two more smartphones in addition to the HTC One Max

posted: 21 Nov 2013, 10:51

We've already passed along the joyous news that today, Verizon has started offering the HTC One max. But there are two other handsets that have been added to Verizon's online roster on Thursday. The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini...

Sprint announces Tri-band LTE models

Sprint announces Tri-band LTE models

posted: 30 Oct 2013, 19:35

We told you the other day about an FCC filing for a Sprint Tri-band LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S4; the carrier on Wedneday announced a number of Sprint branded handsets that will be compatible with the enhanced LTE service which is being called Sprint...

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