Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Note 3, Note 4 And Note Edge Receive Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

Samsung has built up a loyal fan following around the globe. With a slew of releases from time to time, we have seen the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and then the Note Edge followed in succession.

 The main features of each of these smart gadgets are as under-

 

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Note 3, Note 4 And Note Edge Receives Android 5.0 Lollipop UpdateThe Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes in 5.5 inch screen size and is beefed up with Super AMOLED HD display. Add to this 1.6 GHz Quad Core Exynos processor, 2GB RAM and 16 GB inbuilt memory storage and you get a wonder. Of course, it comes with 8.1 MP main camera.
  • With the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung gave us 1080×1920 pixels on a 5.7 inch Corning Gorilla Glass 3 LCD screen. It added a 13 MP shutter, a quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU and we got all we had to fall in love with the Note 3.
  • With Galaxy Note 4, the Korean maker unleashed a phone with the best display around back then. Its main specs included 5.7 inch screen with Super AMOLED display and 2560x 1440 resolution, 2.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a beefy 3 GB RAM. Not to forget the 16 MP shutter.
  • Samsung solidified its position in the smart gadget world with its offering– Note Edge. Running on a 2.7 GHz quad-core processor, the device is a 5.6 inch beauty with a pixel resolution of 2560 x 1440 on a Quad HD+ display. Again, a 16 MP clicker and 3 GB RAM completes this device from Samsung.

While each of these gadgets are having a dream run ever since their launch, the latest news that users can be happy about is the release  of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 update has been released while Sprint has released firmware for Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

  • It will have the Android 5.0.1 OTA that will smoothen away few bugs and improve functionality. The main bug that has constantly cause issues on the contacts app has been fixed and now users will be able to access a Side View Panel. Other features that have made way into the Note 4 after the update are-
  1. Mute Feature while in vibrate mode
  2. Notification selection mode changes
  3. All new Do Not Disturb mode
  • With the update, users of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Note Edge, users now can access the same from OTA.  Note 3 will now have usual Lollipop specs.
  • On the other hand, the new features post-update on the Galaxy Note Edge are some enhancements for WiFi calling and  Factory Reset Protection.
  • If you happen to own a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 you may update it via the new CM 12.1 Custom ROM from CyanogedMod.

Need to know more about the updates or main specs of Samsung handsets? Keep watching this space for interesting titbits!

 

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Likely To Be Launched On September 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launchAccording to a report by Korea Times, Samsung is likely to launch its next generation phablet, Galaxy Note 4 on September 3 at a pre-IFA 2014 event scheduled to be held in Berlin. This can be seen as the company’s answer to the much-awaited iPhone 6, which is expected to be launched by Apple on September 19 in two variants – 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch.

An executive of a top-tier display supplier for Samsung has been quoted saying, “Samsung will hold an event to announce the Note 4 on September 3, just few days before this year’s IFA trade fair in Berlin, Germany Europe’s biggest technology exhibition.”

Samsung released its Galaxy Note 3 on September 5 at an event at the sidelines of IFA in Berlin in 2013.  Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is likely to be the first ever aluminum cased gadget in the market, if reports are to be believed. The device is also expected to have a perforated back cover. The device is also believed to be available in a 5.7 inch screen with a pixel resolution of 2560 x 1440.

The Galaxy Note 4 would have a 12-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) and a 3.7-megapixel front shooter for unique photo experience. Additionally, it would have several unique features, including biometric security, iris scanner, front camera sensor, eye reader and fingerprint scanner, making it the most secured and privacy-friendly device to come this 2014.

The device would wither be equipped with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor or a Samsung Exynos 5433 chipset. The Galaxy Note 4 would also sport at least 3GB of RAM, if not 4GB.

Samsung’s flagship phablet Galaxy Note 4 is expected to launch the next-generation at IFA 2014 tradeshow, which is scheduled to take place in Berlin in September 2014.… Read the rest

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Sony Xperia Z2 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Vs HTC One M8- A Comparative Study

At times it becomes very difficult to buy a phone since there are so many options to Sony Xperia Z2 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Vs HTC One M8- A Comparative Studychoose from. It is always better to buy a phone after proper comparison of features and prices. Most of the times, budget is the main deciding factor. Ideally, you should opt for the one that gives the best value for money.

As of now there are three smartphones, namely Sony Xperia Z2, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and HTC One M8, which are giving tough competition to each other. It is a good idea to look at their specifications to pick up the most appropriate one for you.

Xperia Z2 from the house of Sony is getting launched in April, 2014. It is powered by 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad Core Processor and runs on the latest Android version, 4.4 Kitkat. It has 20.7MP rear camera and 2.2MP front camera. It comes with 3GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt memory storage. It boasts of 5.2-inches screen size with Full HD display, 1920×1080 pixels. This water and dust proof phone is a good choice for people looking for high end phones.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has 5.5 inches screen and Super AMOLED HD display. 1.6 GHz Quad Core Exynos is the processor of the device. It comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt memory storage. It comes with 8.1 MP primary camera and runs of Android 4.1v, Jelly Bean.

The HTC flagship smartphone, One M8, has already created a huge buzz in the market. It flaunts a 5-inches screen with Full HD, 1080p display. Powered by 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad Core processor, the phone runs on Android 4.4.2v, Kitkat. It comes with 2GB RAM and 16/32GB inbuilt memory storage. It comes with HTC 4MP Ultrapixel primary and 5MP secondary camera.

The prices vary from country to country. However, approximately Galaxy Note 2 is priced at $ 685 USD, Sony Xperia Z2 is supposed to be priced at $1355.53 USD and HTC One M8 is priced at $1000. Now, you would find it easier to make your choice.

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Top 10 Smartphones in US: From Nokia Lumia 920 to HTC One to Google Nexus 4 to Samsung Galaxy S4

The smartphone industry has seen a marked boom over the past few years. The technology has advanced rapidly and the number of smartphones available now is truly phenomenal. All of this makes it really difficult to decide on which phone to buy but fret not; here is a list of the best of the best smartphones

 

 

The smartphone industry has seen a marked boom over the past few years. The technology has advanced rapidly and the number of smartphones available now is truly phenomenal. All of this makes it really difficult to decide on which phone to buy but fret not; here is a list of the best of the best smartphones.

9. Nokia Lumia 920: The Lumia 920 hints are better times ahead not just for Nokia but also for the makers or the Lumia’s OS Windows 8, Microsoft. The phone is brilliant and runs very well. In fact it is even possible to use the touch screen with gloves on!

8. HTC One S: The HTC One S is a great and not too expensive phone to play around with. It is capable and feels better than its costs. It runs the latest Android Jelly Bean OS and is a solid performer.

7. Nokia Lumis 520: Probably one of the best cheap smartphone available on the market right now the Windows 8 running Lumia 520 is also one of the best. Its simplicity is its best bonus point and is probably the best phone for a first time smartphone user. It also has an amazingly smooth touch-screen experience.

6. Samsung Galaxy S3: Even with the Galaxy S4 out, the Galaxy S3 is still one of the best Android phones I have ever used. The phone is amazingly fast and has some of the best colours on any screen ever.

5. Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Larger than any other phone on the list the Galaxy Note 2 is a bona-fide phablet. And it is amazing! Blisteringly fast, very capable and it has certainly brought back the stylus with class.

4. Google Nexus 4: One of the best phones ever made! It was almost unbelievably cheap for the stuff it could do. Since the issues with production, it has become more expensive, but with a new Nexus smartphone rumoured to be on the way, it might just be a great choice for someone looking to get a great phone at an amazing price.

3. iPhone 5: The flagship iPhone at present, it is an amazing device. Amazing technology, great user interface and a spiffy design, it is still one of the best phones ever.

2. Samsung Galaxy S4: The new Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the most amazing performing phones ever seen, if not the most amazing. Even though not as popular as the Galaxy S3 was at its release, the Galaxy S4 is truly an amazing device.

1. HTC One: With this phone HTC has proved that is most certainly is one of the big dogs. The HTC One is a perfect combination of style, power and innovation. However you cut it, the HTC One is truly beautiful.… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Calm Withing To Strike A Storm: Production to Commence in August

Scheduled for a September 2013 release, Samsung is expected to commence the mass production of its upcoming Galaxy Note 3 this August. The Korean manufacturer recently unveiled its flagship Galaxy S4, which saw the sunshine with over 10 million handsets sold within 30 days only.

The predecessor to the Note 3, the Galaxy Note 2 was launched in August last year in the Korean market, following other countries a month later. The success and fame of the Note 2 has raised users’ expectations, who now anticipate Samsung to roll out the Galaxy Note 3 with even better features and latest technology.

Certain reports indicate that the Galaxy Note 3 might hit the shelves sporting Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or even the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.

Anticipated to appear at the IFA Event in Berlin in September, all eyes are set on Samsung to see what next the Korean manufacturer will present in its impending Galaxy Note 3.… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Is Note 3 The Samsung Lover’s Diet?

It is tough to pinpoint Samsung’s strategy in going big this season. While the world considers slim as eye-candy, Samsung has changed the dimension of sexy by going really wide on a slim body. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 could exemplify what we mean.

I call it a fab-let—oops – a fab Phablet.  Just some time back, I was lost in dreams of the Samsung Galaxy S4 knocking at my door. And now I have gone on to dream of another Samsung Knight—the Galaxy Note 3—this time it is in shining armour indeed.

While I though the Samsung  Galaxy Note 2 had caught on some rust, I found two good reasons why my relationship with it can still go strong —despite the Note 3 tempting me to betray my erstwhile partner.

Why would I abandon a partner how has stuck to my fingers as honey does to bees? Given that Samsung is packing in punches with new devices often, there just might rise the possibility of letting me down with the Galaxy Note 2. Remember how Apple mashed its pies with jet-paced releases?

No matter how addicted I am to Samsung, spending the moolah makes me think twice. The Galaxy Note 3 will be super-seductive, super-gorgeous and super-pricey. Period. Why would break my bank when I could get a lesser price with a longer wait?

Sounds convincing enough to stick to my Note2? I wonder, I muse…..… Read the rest

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HTC First vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Nokia Lumia 920: The Complete Facebook Experience or a Powerful Smartphone?

HTC finally unveiled its Facebook smartphone just a couple of weeks ago, but we’re wondering if it stands a chance against the more popular high-end smartphones. Even if you are a complete Facebook addict, would you opt for a Facebook phone over a smartphone that can run the Facebook app and do much more on the device? We’re pitting the HTC First against the two bestsellers, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the Nokia Lumia 920.

Even though its 4.3-inch screen is the smallest among the 3 devices, the HTC First has the highest resolution of 342 ppi against the Galaxy Note’2 5.5-inch screen with ppi count of 267 and the Lumia 920’s 4.5-inch screen with 332 ppi. But when it comes to power, we have to lean more towards the Galaxy Note 2 for its quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM, which works wonders in comparison with the HTC First’s dual-core 1.4 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM or the Lumia 920’s dual-core 1.5 GHz processor with 1 GB of RAM.

For the photo lovers, both the Lumia 920 and the Galaxy Note 2 offer an 8 MP rear camera – the former coming with Carl Zeiss optics even. You will be disappointed with the HTC First’s 5 MP rear camera though. While the Lumia 920 and the First have a 2000 mAh battery, the Galaxy Note 2 promises a longer life on a single charge thanks to its 3100 mAh battery.

But, it all comes down to the price. If you’re budget conscious, the First should be a decent option to consider. But if you have the moolah to spend, you’re better off going for the Galaxy Note 2, or if you really love the Windows Phone 8 experience, the Lumia 920.… Read the rest

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Doom Of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Is Near: Samsung Sky Rides On The Galaxy Mega 6.8 And Galaxy Mega 5.8

Samsung is riding high on Could Nine. With its latest tryst with success post-launch of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3, this is well justified. The makers have always stressed that the fabulous phablets will soon be available round the globe. But wait—recent news barely point to such a promise being kept!

The UK market might well miss the Galaxy Mega 5.8 phablet. The 6.3-inch beast could arrive in May though. Since Samsung is focusing on wider waist on its smartphone wares, the 6.3 would be a wow-er option against the Galaxy Mega 5.8. Samsung’s strategy for wider screen started with the Galaxy S4 and the anticipated Galaxy Note 3.

JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT and Mobile Business, Samsung Electronics, “We are aware of a great potential in the bigger screen for extensive viewing multimedia, web browsing, and more. We are excited to provide another choice to meet our consumers’ varying lifestyles, all while maintaining the high-quality features of the award-winning GALAXY series.”

The Galaxy Mega is a worthy lick if you are looking to kiss and caress on a larger screen but if you want your darling to be as smart as it looks, perhaps you could sniff into the Galaxy Note 2 platter.

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Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 In The Ring With Samsung Galaxy Note 2- The Winner Emerges Shaken Not Stirred

The Sony Xperia Z almost managed to end my from my Samsung Galaxy fixation  but before it got too late, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 jolted me back into senses. Just when I thought that I must switch camps, Samsung stirred such a cocktail that shook me up. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was not up to my expectations– here is a faceoff between the two titans that Samsung has already crowned as darlings.

Opening magic – A quick look at the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and I knew that a winner was in my hands. The 6.3-inch screen size is one good reason that catapults the Mega to a rank higher than the Galaxy Note 2. At 5.5 inches, the Note 2 fails to look into Mega’s eyes. The PLS HD display in the Mega 6.3 further hogs the limelight beating Galaxy Note’s HD Super AMOLED display in Round I of the face off.

Still waters run dip—admittedly, the Samsung Mega 6.3 failed to catch my eye over the Galaxy Note 2 initially. However, now that I know that the Mega spits fire with a 1.7GHz dual-core processor I weighed the Note 2 in Round II of the face off. Sadly, the Note 2 spits fireballs with its 1.6 GHz Exynos Quad-core processor.

Box space decides the boxing champ – The fair face off ends with Round III—the storage space on both Galaxy babies combat with each other for final glory. Despite all my silent prayers to crown the Galaxy Mega as winner, it falters at the final round with its 1.5 GB RAM. Come what may, the Mega 6.3 would have 8 GB or 16 GB internal box space. The Galaxy Note 2 wins hands down with its 16 GB and 32 GB box options.… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Rings A Melody—Gongs A Rhythm That Harks Back to Samsung Grand

Samsung is binding books too tight and pages too close. With its smartphones selling like hot cakes, users are still lost in the Galaxy cocktails. With Samsung Galaxy S lineup, Note series and more, Samsung is brewing soup that is slated to get spicy and hotter! We have first hand insight into what Samsung Galaxy Note 3 could look like. Catch it if you can.

The youngest sibling from the Note line of kids from Samsung family shall be 5.9 inch wide. Reminds me of Samsung Galaxy Grand but might be way better– with a fiery 800 quad core 2.3 GHz processor. Spunk this up with 128 GB ROM and 3GB RAM, the Lime Pie fed Galaxy Note 2 spits fire that caresses users with its addictive heat.

Oh, before we forget, this rendition of the Note shall come loaded with a never-expected pixel tag on its shutter. The real punch might come from Xenon and LED Flash.

Now wait—this is all part of a clone news from China. However, hold on– what if the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 actually comes in this avatar? Want to make a note? I do! The Galaxy Note 3 might even don this look.… Read the rest

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