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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Galaxy Note 3, Running on Android 4.4.2v KitKat is Geared for an Update to Enable Wi-Fi Calling Support

Galaxy Note 3 users of the US carrier, Sprint, are about to get an update for Android 4.4.2 Galaxy Note 3, Running on Android 4.4.2v KitKat is Geared for an Update to Enable Wi-Fi Calling SupportKitKat, which was provided to Samsung Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S4 Mini in February. This update offers “Wi-Fi Calling” support and is very easy to install. Just follow the instructions properly to get going.

Galaxy Note 3 was last updated in February when it was running on Android 4.4v, KitKat OS. At that time, the device got various new and enhanced features. Some of them are cloud printing, immersive mode, white status bar icons, transparent status bars, transparent navigation bars and emoji support. It also provided TouchWiz UI improvements.

The latest update to be received by Galaxy Note 3 goes by N900PVPUCNC5. Like the previous updates, this would also be rolled out in different stages. Thus, users will get notifications at different times. It would take a few days before all devices can be updated with the new version of Android KitKat OS. Eligible users will receive a pop-up notification about the update first and then they need to install and download the file. One can check for option to do manual update as well by opening Settings, where there would be provision for System Update.

For additional information about the update like any special instructions or announcements, users can check with Sprint. Users are advised to download the update through Wi-Fi connection to avoid extra data usages. The roll out is supposed to end soon.

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iPhone 6 Release Date Earlier Then Expected: Apple Needs to Beat Sony Xperia Z Ultra and Samsung Galaxy Note 3?

New speculations have fueled regarding iPhone6 release date. After the rumor that iPhone 6 may hit the shelves in May 2014, a new report has suggested that Apple is planning to launch its first phablet a little earlier than expected.

Evasi0n iOS 7 Jailbreak Update: Cydia Issues, Build 7.0.4 Unlock Out And Lots of AppsApparently, Apple is getting jittery to release iPhone 6 as its previous offerings namely, iPhone 5S, 5 are not able to live to the competition of Android phones.

 BGR.com has revealed a fresh report from Kantar wordpanel, which says that though Apple has tasted success with Apple iPhone 5 successors, there profit has not matched up to the level of Android phones.

 “Apple’s grip on major market destinations remains lower than the same time last year as it increasingly faces challenges from its rivals,” said the same report from Kantar.

The report further suggested that it is not Samsung, which is proving to be a tough competition to beat, but tech giants like Sony and LG have also captured a huge market worldwide. 

Tech analysts feel that Apple’s downfall owes to its decision of sticking to 4-inch screen.  Undoubtedly, the phablet mania is catching up and Apple has not tried its hand at it. Both Sony and Samsung with Sony Xperia Z ultra and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 respectively have caught the fantasy of customers.  So will Apple take advantage of the trend with iPhone 6?

Till then let’s wait and watch. For further updates on Apple iPhone 6 release, stay tuned.

 

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CES 2014: Asus Windows, Android Hybrid to Take on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and 3?

Asus may release a dual boot Android and windows tablet or a hybrid laptop at CES 14. According to a recent teaser released by the giant, it is quite a possibility that soon we may get our hands on a hybrid offering from Asus, which could prove a tough competitor to Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or HP Split Hybrid laptop.

A new teaser released by Asus shows a liberty of statue holding two tablet one blue and green and then suddenly the tablet, which is green in color, turns into blue.  The video is followed by the caption, “”Green or Blue? One or Two?”

According to reports by techradar.com , “It1391443_235090669989878_814512276_n be that Asus is planning to release a dual-boot Android (green) and Windows (blue). Or a laptop/tablet hybrid. Or a PadFone/FonePad successor. Or a combination of the three.”

Asus is a key changer in the gadget industry and knowing about its proficiency we are expecting a unique gadget CES 2014. If speculations are anything to go by then Asus may baffle the technology world with a rare combination of windows and Android tablet or a phablet.  Being the first of its kind it may generate immense curiosity amongst the users and may take over Samsung’s popular phablet Galaxy  Note 3.

Let us know what do you think about Asus new gadget.

What will it be?

Stay tuned for further CES 2014 updates.

 

 

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Nexus 5 Vs Apple iPhone 5S Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Top 3 Phones To Buy This Christmas

 With Christmas on head, there are several gadgets releasing here. Buyers get confused about purchasing the right smartphone with so many phones in line. However, these phones are ideal for self-use as well as gifting purpose.With Christmas on head, there are several gadgets releasing here. Buyers get confused about purchasing the right smartphone with so many phones in line. However, these phones are ideal for self-use as well as gifting purpose.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

We’re not sure whether you know about all the extra specs that Samsung decks in this handset. The S Pen is yet another new impressive offering. The 6 inch display is the best treat for this Christmas. With a great rear camera and an amazing front camera for video calling, the Galaxy Note 3 is a high-quality device offering the best performance, with nice build, stunning screen.

Google Nexus 5

The Nexus 5 is the best phone that you can buy this festive season. The latest release from Google though has a smartly build understated design, but with double storage in comparison to the previous model and complete HD screen.it is available at $299 and you get latest Android 4.4 kitkat. The phone is successor to the Nexus 4 and will surely delight the purchasers in every possible way.

Apple iPhone 5s

iPhone is still regarded as the formidable force in the smartphone segment and comes with amazingly new specs. It comes compacted with 64 bit processor, the very first in iPhone and the undoubtedly amazing Touch ID fingerprint scanner is well collaborated in the home button. The phone is available in gold colour for those who prefer sparkling buy this Christmas.

Other than these, you have the dynamic Motorola Moto G, LG G2, Sony Xperia Z1, iPhone 5c and HTC One. Every phone has its own charm and it surely depends on the purchaser what he prefers and what budget he holds to make a purchase. However, companies are looking forward to make new releases in the coming year.… Read the rest

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Top 5 Phones to Release in September: From Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPhone 5C ,Samsung Galaxy , Sony Honami Mini to HTC One Max

For all tech freaks, September is tuning up to be sweeter than ever as some major announcements are set in order with companies lined up to unveil their next-gen smartphones. Read on to explore some of the releases leveled for release this September.For all tech freaks, September is tuning up to be sweeter than ever as some major announcements are set in order with companies lined up to unveil their next-gen smartphones. Read on to explore some of the releases leveled for release this September.

Apple iPhone 6 or 5S
Surrounded with speculations, the iPhone 5S or 6 is expected to roll out on September 10th. With a larger screen, the device might house a fingerprint scanner, enhanced camera settings and firm’s latest iOS 7.

The cheaper Apple iPhone 5C
Apple might unveil a cheaper version of iPhone; dubbed iPhone 5C along with the iPhone 5S on September 10th.

HTC One Max
HTC is gearing up to launch the HTC One Max; a 5.9-inch device sporting a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S800 processor. With 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution, the device will hold a 2.1-megapixel front camera.

Lenovo X910/K6
Lenovo plans to unveil a 5-inch X910/K6 phablet, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.

Nokia Bandit 
Codenamed Bandit, Nokia will plunge into phablet market with this 6-inch device that will be the latest version of Windows Phone. With a 20-megapixel camera, this device will run Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung might take covers off its Galaxy Note 3, sporting a 5.7-inch display with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution. The Note 3 will uncover in two variants; one with a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor and the other with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC.

The Sony Honami Mini

Sporting a 4.3-inch Triluminos display, Sony might uncover the mini version of its flagship, touted the Honami Mini. Running 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, the device might hold a 20.7-megapixel camera.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Apple iPhone 6 Towers Over Samsung Galaxy Note 3

With Apple’s next-gen smartphone iPhone 6 all set to unveil next week, let’s stack it up against Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to see how it towers over the latter.

Size

Sporting a 5.7-inch display, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 looks like a giant device as compared to Apple iPhone 6’s rumored 4-inch screen. This means the former will be heavier and thicker, hence less pocketable in contrast with the latter.

Software

The iPhone 6 will run on apple’s upcoming iOS 7 operating system whereas the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface. However, Apple is speculated to add some extra exciting features including improved camera choices and a fingerprint reader.

Longevity

Apple will continually offer regular updates to its iOS 7, which users will enjoy till the firm comes out with iOS 11. However, Samsung has failed to show any such commitment to users.

Cameras

Apple is expected to roll out major updates to its 13-megapixel camera in the iPhone 6 such as dual-LED flash with two different colors, white and yellow to let users capture great shots even in low light environments. iOS 7 is also rumored to bring 120fps and slow motion video capture, which will be seen in the iPhone 6.

Carrier choices

Sporting both 4G LTE networks and data plans, both the iPhone 6 and Galaxy Note 3 is expected to host major US carriers such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon connectivity.

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Anticipation Building Up For IFA 2013: From Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to HTC One Max

Welcoming the invention, new technologies and latest gadgets, tech freaks await to see what IFA brings every year. Let’s take a look at expected inventions this year.  

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will debut at this year’s IFA. Designed to roll out in two versions, one variant of the Galaxy Note 3 could hold the new Exynos 5 Octa processor and the other a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip. Holding 3GB of RAM, the device might sport a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and LTE.

Samsung Galaxy Gear

Along with Note 3, the Korean manufacturer will disclose its Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Expected to have around five colors, the smartwatch might hit the shelves by September end.

Sony’s flagship smartphones

Sony might unveil its next flagship waterproof smartphones under three names including the Honami, the Xperia i1 and the Xperia Z1.

Lenovo’s multi-mode fun

With an event scheduled for September 5th, Lenovo will uncover its newest ‘multi-mode’ devices. The Chinese firm might unroll the X910 smartphone with Snapdragon 800 processor. Powered by 2.2GHz quad-core CPU, the smartphone might run on Android 4.2 Jelly bean.

Samsung Ultra HD TVs

Samsung might unroll larger and smaller versions of Ultra HD S9000 TVs. The smaller versions might hold 55-inch and 64-inch display, while the bigger version will sport a whooping 98-inch screen. Interestingly, Samsung plans to cord three huge 98-inch Ultra HD TVs together to form a massive 171-inch high-resolution 4K screen.    

Acer Liquid S2

Acer Liquid S2, a 6-inch phablet might be exposed at IFA, sporting a full HD IPS screen. With Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz processor, the device will run on Android 4.2. Acer also plans to unveil a 10-inch Android Jelly Bean tablet, dubbed the Iconia A3 with a 7-inch screen and €249 or £211 price tag. IFA will also welcome the 24-inch Acer DS241HL desktop, packed with Android 4.2 and a Tegra 3 processor.

Archos

Archos will unveil four variants of Platinum tablets with quad-core processor, full HD display and aluminum body. IFA will also see the Archose 101xs2, with quad-core processor, front facing speakers and unique magnetic keyboard. Archos will also launch the GamePad 2.

With a 50-inch full HD display, Archos is launching Archos 50 Oxygen smartphone, sporting 15.GHz quad-core processor and 13-megapixel camera.

LG G Pad 8.3

With 8.3-inch full HD 1920 x 1200 resolution, the LG G Pad 8.3 tab will sport quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM.

HTC One Max

Holding a 5.9-inch full HD display, the HTC One Max will hold a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM.

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The Apple iPhone 6 Calamity? Samsung Galaxy S5 to Sweat This Year, Amazing Concept Vidoes

Even while the world is busy gearing up for the release of the new Samsung Note 3, some pretty amazing Samsung Galaxy S5 concept videos are doing the rounds on the internet. Samsung has already been experimenting with bendable screen technology and many hope that Samsung will be coming out with a smartphone that has that feature. This concept video show how this might work on the Samsung Galaxy S5. The video shows a Galaxy S5 that is smaller and lighter than the Samsung Galaxy S4 and yet is faster. Another great feature in this Galaxy S5 concept is that it has a 3D screen, something that is actually quite possible with the next generation Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone.

Bob Freking has put up this impressive concept video of the Galaxy S5 that focuses more on specifications. The video shows a 16MP camera that supports add on lenses. The concept Galaxy S5 has a 1080p 5 inch screen and is powered by a 4000mAh battery. It also has an 8 core CPU paired to 4GB of RAM.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 To Falls On its Face: To Come Sans Fingerprint Scanner

Samsung is unveiling its new phablet, the Galaxy Note 3 this September at the IFA, Berlin. However, if rumors are to be believed, this new handset is not complemented with the exclusive fingerprint scanner. Yes, earlier it was claimed by the manufacturers that this new phone will have the features of a fingerprint scanner. However, things didn’t go in their favor as Samsung’s contract partner involved in the making of the sensor is unlikely to be able to produce the required quantity till September this year. Hence Samsung has cancelled its plans to introduce this new feature.

This Samsung loss is Apple’s gain because the fingerprint scanner will now be exclusively launched by Apple with its soon-to-be released iPhone 5S. This new feature will give enough reasons to iPhone 5 users to upgrade their phone to the 5S.

In spite of the disappearance of the fingerprint scanner feature, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is indeed a worthy phone with many other powerful attributes. Features such as the 5.7 inch screen, company’s newly introduced 3 GB RAM, Qualcomm 2.5 Ghz Snapdragon 800 processor and newest 4.3 Jelly Bean Android OS are enough to woo the Samsung customers.

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