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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos receives Android 4.4 KitKat

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos receives Android 4.4 KitKat

18 July, 2014 | comments (47)

The plain, 'vanilla' Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini still hasn't been on the receiving end of the update to Android 4.4 KitKat. This despite the fact that the S4 Mini Black Edition started getting the new software in mid-June. And today it's the dual-SIM...

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Five Samsung smartphones to get KitKat updates this month

Five Samsung smartphones to get KitKat updates this month

02 July, 2014 | comments (197)

According to a leaked document purportedly originating at Samsung India, the Korean company is going to release Android 4.4 KitKat updates for five smartphones before the end of this month. The handsets in question are the Galaxy S4 Mini, the...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 mini official with 4.5

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini official with 4.5" screen, all S5 sensors

01 July, 2014 | comments (50)

Without much fanfare Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 mini. It grew slightly compared to its predecessor with a 4.5" screen, keeping within the reasonable limits of "mini". The specs aren't particularly high-end though it retains the trademark...

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Week 24 in review: Galaxy S5 LTE-A and Amazon Fire Phone

Week 24 in review: Galaxy S5 LTE-A and Amazon Fire Phone

21 June, 2014 | comments (4)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 23 was rather busy with new products so you are in for a long read. Enjoy! This week was marked by the announcement of...


Samsung testing LTE in India with Galaxy S4 mini LTE

Samsung testing LTE in India with Galaxy S4 mini LTE

09 June, 2014 | comments (19)

India recently got a taste of 4G LTE but so far it is limited to a handful of cities. On top of the that, the TD-LTE band that is in use in India is only supported on the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c so even if you do have a device with LTE support...

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Samsung testing Android 4.4.3 on Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4

Samsung testing Android 4.4.3 on Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4

26 May, 2014 | comments (40)

The latest version of Android KitKat may still be a ways off, but that's not stopping Samsung from being hard at work integrating it into its Galaxy lineup. If the recent leaked internal update status report is to believed, it appears that the...


AT&T will roll out HD Voice next month

AT&T will roll out HD Voice next month

16 May, 2014 | comments (12)

AT&T will finally enable HD Voice in its network on May 23 but there's a catch. Actually, strike that there are multiple catches. Note that HD Voice here refers to the VoLTE-based version. That means it actually requires an LTE network (unlike...

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Black Edition Galaxy S4 and S4 mini go global

Black Edition Galaxy S4 and S4 mini go global

07 February, 2014 | comments (61)

Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 mini were spotted with a faux leather back a couple days ago and now, the company has officially introduced the new variants of its flagship smartphones on its global site. . We have already lost count on the...

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Galaxy S4 and S4 mini get Black Editions with leather backs

Galaxy S4 and S4 mini get Black Editions with leather backs

31 January, 2014 | comments (76)

Black is the new black the Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition borrows the faux leather back of the Galaxy Note 3 and marks the introduction of yet another Galaxy S4 version (the 1001st by our count). Snarkiness aside, we quite liked the faux...

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Samsung unveils Galaxy S4 mini La Fleur edition

Samsung unveils Galaxy S4 mini La Fleur edition

20 December, 2013 | comments (25)

Samsung has a tradition of releasing special versions of some of its devices with floral patterns, the so called La Fleur editions. The latest edition to the line is the Galaxy S4 mini La Fleur, which follows in the footsteps of the S III mini from...

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iPhone 5s outsells the Galaxy S4 to top the charts in October

iPhone 5s outsells the Galaxy S4 to top the charts in October

12 December, 2013 | comments (153)

The October sales reports are in and they show Apple's has found its form. The iPhone 5s has outsold the Galaxy S4, according to the research firm, Counterpoint. This was achieved, even though the iPhones weren't able to catch up with consumer...

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Samsung considers KitKat update for entry-level smartphones

Samsung considers KitKat update for entry-level smartphones

07 December, 2013 | comments (220)

Samsung's plans for updating its high-end tier of smartphones have already been unveiled and we know the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy S4 are getting Android 4.4 KitKat in January. As it turns out, though, the manufacturer...

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Carphone Warehouse UK gets three new Galaxy S4 mini colors

Carphone Warehouse UK gets three new Galaxy S4 mini colors

27 November, 2013 | comments (11)

The UK will be getting three new flavors of the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini via Carphone Warehouse. The retailer seems to have signed an exclusive deal with Samsung and will be offering orange, pink and purple editions of the mid-ranger. The pink...

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Black Friday: LG G2 $50, S4 mini free from Sprint on-contract

Black Friday: LG G2 $50, S4 mini free from Sprint on-contract

21 November, 2013 | comments (20)

The LG G2 will be available from Sprint for $49.99 on-contract, while the more compact version of Samsung's latest flagship, the Galaxy S4 mini, can be had for free this coming Black Friday weekend. The S4 mini offer reflects a $50 mail-in...


Samsung Galaxy S4 Active mini version in the works

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active mini version in the works

28 October, 2013 | comments (53)

The water-resistant Galaxy S4 Active released this summer ended up being a hit from Samsung, so much so that the Korean manufacturer is planning on releasing a mini version to follow in its footsteps. Much like the Galaxy S4 mini, the...


Samsung details Galaxy S4 mini US availability

Samsung details Galaxy S4 mini US availability

23 October, 2013 | comments (5)

Samsung US announced today the US availability details of the Galaxy S4 mini smartphone. The Galaxy S4 smaller sibling will become available through lots of carriers at the beginning of November. The carriers to offer the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini...


Samsung Galaxy S4 mini said to be experiencing lackluster sales

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini said to be experiencing lackluster sales

15 October, 2013 | comments (156)

Last year, Samsung started the trend of releasing 'mini' versions of their flagship smartphones (although technically they were normal sized versions of their giant phones). The Galaxy S III mini was the first of the lot and this year they followed...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini spotted in new colors for AT&T and Sprint

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini spotted in new colors for AT&T and Sprint

11 October, 2013 | comments (23)

It seems Samsung is readying new color models of the Galaxy S4 mini for the US carriers. evleaks has revealed three new hues of the S4 mini, arriving on AT&T and Sprint networks in the US. AT&T will be getting a rather flashy shade of pink,...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini and Galaxy Mega to get Android 4.4

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini and Galaxy Mega to get Android 4.4

08 October, 2013 | comments (52)

An internal Samsung KNOX document has revealed the company's update plans for some of its smartphones. The document in question shows a list of devices that are bound to get Samsung's security app pre-installed on them and the Galaxy S4 mini and...


Motorola DROID Mini announced by Verizon, to cost $99 on contract

Motorola DROID Mini announced by Verizon, to cost $99 on contract

23 July, 2013 | comments (33)

A refresh of last year's DROID RAZR M, the DROID Mini is Motorola's/Verizon's attempt jump onboard the 'Mini' nomenclature alongside recent similar offerings from Samsung and HTC. The Mini is part of Verizon's just-announced refresh of their...