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WP8 phone Samsung Ativ Odyssey hits Verizon tomorrow

WP8 phone Samsung Ativ Odyssey hits Verizon tomorrow

23 January, 2013 | comments (14)

Samsung is bringing its budget Windows Phone 8 handset for Verizon, the Samsung Ativ Odyssey, tomorrow. The phone costs $50 after a $50 mail-in rebate and you have to sign a two-year contract, of course. The Ativ Odyssey boasts 4G LTE...


Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update starts rolling out in Spain

Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update starts rolling out in Spain

23 January, 2013 | comments (158)

Earlier this month we learned that Samsung will soon start rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to the venerable Galaxy S II in the coming weeks. The rollout has now begun and Spain is one of the first countries to get the update, with...


Will a Samsung Unpacked event reveal the Galaxy S IV in  March?

Will a Samsung Unpacked event reveal the Galaxy S IV in March?

22 January, 2013 | comments (89)

It’s been fairly clear for a while now that the Samsung Galaxy S IV flagship will not be announced at the MWC, but will have its own dedicated event (just like the S III got). Asia Economy claims that this particularly Samsung Unpacked event is...


Leaked Samsung roadmap points to Note 8.0, Xcover 2 in H1 2013

Leaked Samsung roadmap points to Note 8.0, Xcover 2 in H1 2013

22 January, 2013 | comments (18)

Leaks usually give us a peek at upcoming high profile phones, but every now and then the little guys get talked about in the rumor mill too. TechnoBuffalo got a hold of a part of Samsung’s roadmap of unannounced Android devices, which might show up...


Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Grand goes official in India

Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Grand goes official in India

22 January, 2013 | comments (103)

Samsung Galaxy Grand, which was announced in December 2012, has now received its official announcement in India. The 5" smartphone with dual-SIM functionality has been priced at Rs. 21500 (about $400). Samsung Galaxy Grand features a 5" WVGA...


Samsung Galaxy S III mini is getting an NFC edition

Samsung Galaxy S III mini is getting an NFC edition

21 January, 2013 | comments (32)

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S III mini back in October, but the promised NFC-capable version didn't launch along with the vanilla one. It seems though that the company has resolved whatever issues prevented it from launching the NFC-enabled mini and...


Windows Phone 7.8 official rollout to start on January 31

Windows Phone 7.8 official rollout to start on January 31

21 January, 2013 | comments (99)

We already lost count of all the rumors, confirmations and denials of the Windows Phone 7.8 update. The update itself got so overhyped that we are sure some users will be left disappointed, when it arrives. Anyway, according to Windows phone...


Samsung set to unveil Galaxy Xcover successor at MWC 2013

Samsung set to unveil Galaxy Xcover successor at MWC 2013

18 January, 2013 | comments (40)

Samsung could showcase the successor to its rugged S5690 Galaxy Xcover smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. Going by the code name Skomer the S7110 Galaxy Xcover 2 is rumored to pack a bigger 4" screen of WVGA (480 x...


Titanium Gray Samsung Galaxy Premier launched in Taiwan

Titanium Gray Samsung Galaxy Premier launched in Taiwan

18 January, 2013 | comments (31)

You may remember the Samsung Galaxy Premier that was announced back in October last month. The phone has a 4.65-inch, HD Super AMOLED display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera and Android Jelly Bean, and is essentially a variation of...


Galaxy Note II Amber Brown and Ruby Wine versions confirmed

Galaxy Note II Amber Brown and Ruby Wine versions confirmed

17 January, 2013 | comments (42)

The extremely popular Samsung Galaxy Note II is getting two additional paint jobs - Amber Brown and Ruby Wine. This is surely not surprising for the Note II fans, the info about the new colors leaked on the New Year's Day. Still, now the two new...


More details on Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus emerge

More details on Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus emerge

16 January, 2013 | comments (54)

We first learned about the existence of Galaxy Pocket Plus back in December. We knew it will be a refreshed version of the original Pocket and will run on Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Today we can shed some light on the specs too. According to the...


Samsung to launch Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update in February

Samsung to launch Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update in February

15 January, 2013 | comments (145)

Just over a week ago, Samsung announced the details surrounding the upcoming Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update, but didn't mention an exact date when for the start of its rollout. Today a company spokesperson has told CNET the update for the...


Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy Grand to hit Europe in February

Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy Grand to hit Europe in February

15 January, 2013 | comments (41)

Samsung Ukraine has spilled the beans on the pricing and availability of the upcoming 5" Galaxy Grand smartphone. Announced back in December last year, the Grand is going to land in Europe in February. Ukraine is going to be the first country...


Android 4.1.2 update for Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 goes live

Android 4.1.2 update for Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 goes live

15 January, 2013 | comments (231)

The original Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 is now in the process of receiving the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update, with users in Poland reporting successfully downloading the update via Samsung's KIES software. Besides the usual array of optimizations...


Samsung's 5-inch 1080p screen is now all but confirmed

Samsung's 5-inch 1080p screen is now all but confirmed

14 January, 2013 | comments (169)

We've previously covered some juicy rumors that Samsung is working on a 5-inch 1080p screen of its own. Competing manufacturers have already announced plenty of smartphones with such a screen, so the race is in full swing while Samsung is not even...


Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa will still have PowerVR 5 graphics

Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa will still have PowerVR 5 graphics

14 January, 2013 | comments (99)

While Samsung left most of us a tad let down at this year’s CES with no new device announcements, it did manage to get us excited about the future regarding its upcoming Exynos 5 Octa SoC. As the name implies, the Exynos 5 Octa will feature...


Samsung Galaxy S series shipments surpass 100 million

Samsung Galaxy S series shipments surpass 100 million

14 January, 2013 | comments (234)

It's no secret that Samsung's Galaxy S series of smartphones has been a game changer, for the company as well as for Android smartphones in general. Now the series has reached a new landmark, with the total worldwide shipments exceeding 100 million...


Samsung Galaxy S III mini officially gets four new colors

Samsung Galaxy S III mini officially gets four new colors

10 January, 2013 | comments (22)

A few days ago there was info that the Samsung Galaxy S III mini will be getting new colors and today it's official. The new colors are Garnet Red, Onyx Black, Titan Gray, and Amber Brown (which the earlier info missed). That's in addition to the...


Jelly Bean-running Samsung Galaxy S II Plus announced

Jelly Bean-running Samsung Galaxy S II Plus announced

10 January, 2013 | comments (82)

The Galaxy S II was a big seller for Samsung and it lives on in 2013 with a brand new variant - the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus. Just like the Galaxy S Plus last year, the S II Plus launches with a revamped design, updated OS and new chipset. The...


Samsung announces Exynos 5 Octa, an A15 and A7 hybrid SoC

Samsung announces Exynos 5 Octa, an A15 and A7 hybrid SoC

09 January, 2013 | comments (253)

Samsung isn't done with CES 2013. We just got the company's latest and without a doubt most exiting announcement yet - the Exynos 5 Octa chipset. It brings 8 processor cores, which distribute the work load among each other. Four Cortex-A15 cores...