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AT&T resumes Android 4.4.2 rollout for Galaxy S4 Active

AT&T resumes Android 4.4.2 rollout for Galaxy S4 Active

08 June, 2014 | comments (13)

AT&T has started rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active users in the US. The update initially started rolling out back in April but a week later was put on hold. AT&T's explanation was that the company...

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Counterclockwise: iPhone 4, Lumia 1020, Galaxy S4 Active

Counterclockwise: iPhone 4, Lumia 1020, Galaxy S4 Active

07 June, 2014 | comments (10)

Welcome to this week's edition of Counterclockwise – our weekly article that looks back in time at what happened in the last few years. This week iPhones and Galaxys dominate the the discussion, but we have a surprise appearance by the grandaddies...

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Samsung announces Galaxy S5 Active for AT&T

Samsung announces Galaxy S5 Active for AT&T

30 May, 2014 | comments (38)

After many leaks, Samsung has finally announced the Galaxy S5 Active. Like last year's Galaxy S4 Active, the S5 Active is a ruggedized version of the Galaxy S5 smartphone. The body is water, dust and shockproof with its IP67 and MIL-spec 810G...

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More Samsung Galaxy S5 Active official photos leak

More Samsung Galaxy S5 Active official photos leak

29 May, 2014 | comments (37)

A few more leaked photos of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active surfaced today, again thanks to @evleaks. The press images are of the AT&T version of the phone and show not only the front, but also the back of the device and a view under the back cover...

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International Galaxy S4 Active gets KitKat update

International Galaxy S4 Active gets KitKat update

27 May, 2014 | comments (26)

The Samsung I9295 Galaxy S4 Active, the international version of the IP67-certified flagship of 2013, is finally getting its Android 4.4.2 KitKat update as we speak. The update - software version I9295XXUCNE5 - is seeding across phones in the...


Samsung Galaxy S5 Active gets handled on video

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active gets handled on video

20 May, 2014 | comments (38)

The yet to be announced Samsung Galaxy S5 Active made an unscheduled appearance in a hands-on video. An AT&T version of the device with the model number SM-G870A (in line with past leaks) took part in a four-minute long clip. The brief video...


Samsung Galaxy S5 Active design hinted by leaked cases

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active design hinted by leaked cases

17 May, 2014 | comments (35)

Even though the Galaxy S5 comes with IP67 certification for dust and water resistance, Samsung hasn't given up the plans of releasing a more element-resistant Active version. The tougher version of the company's flagship isn't official just yet, but...


Samsung Galaxy S5 mini IP67 certification confirmed

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini IP67 certification confirmed

26 April, 2014 | comments (49)

We already know that Samsung is going to release the mini version of its Galaxy S5 flagship, just like it did for the Galaxy S4 last year. The upcoming Galaxy S5 mini has already been leaked via a case maker, and today Samsung has confirmed one of...


Samsung Galaxy S4 Active on AT&T gets Android KitKat update

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active on AT&T gets Android KitKat update

18 April, 2014 | comments (29)

The AT&T-bound Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is now receiving the Android 4.4 KitKat update. The update file size varies between 447 MB - 877 MB depending on your current operating system version. At the moment, the new firmware is available over the air...

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Leaked APKs show Samsung Galaxy S5 Active coming

Leaked APKs show Samsung Galaxy S5 Active coming

13 April, 2014 | comments (22)

Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy S5 Active made an appearance yet again. An alleged list with 277 APK files, set for the upcoming smartphone made the rounds on Twitter, courtesy of @evleaks. Alleged Samsung Galaxy S5 Active APK list (click to...


Android 4.3 now available on AT&T's Galaxy S4 Active

Android 4.3 now available on AT&T's Galaxy S4 Active

14 January, 2014 | comments (20)

Samsung is now seeding the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the AT&T's Galaxy S4 Active. The update is available both via Kies and over the air and weighs about 770MB. The Android 4.3 firmware update brings Galaxy Gear support, Knox security,...


Samsung Galaxy S4 Active gets a Snapdragon 800 version

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active gets a Snapdragon 800 version

09 December, 2013 | comments (30)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active version with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset joined the “regular” SHV-E330S Galaxy S4 in SK-Telecom’s smartphone lineup in Korea. As expected, the smartphone comes with support for LTE-A networks (up to 150...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 goes free on BestBuy

Samsung Galaxy S4 goes free on BestBuy

29 November, 2013 | comments (42)

BestBuy is now offering the Samsung Galaxy S4 for free with a 2-year contract on Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. More specifically, it's the Snapdragon 600 version of the phone with 16GB of on-board storage. Available in black and white, BestBuy...


Android 4.3 for AT&T Samsung Galaxy smartphones leaks

Android 4.3 for AT&T Samsung Galaxy smartphones leaks

26 October, 2013 | comments (71)

It appears that the Samsung Galaxy lineup on AT&T will soon be treated to an update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The latest Android firmware for the AT&T versions of the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note II has made the...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 to withstand the elements

Samsung Galaxy S5 to withstand the elements

16 October, 2013 | comments (128)

Rumors out of Korea indicate that base version of the next iteration of Samsung's Galaxy S flagship line, the Galaxy S5, will come with dust and water resistance. This is similar to the strategy incorporated by Sony in its flagship models like the...

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Diagrams, specs of the Galaxy S4 Active with Snapdragon 800 leak

Diagrams, specs of the Galaxy S4 Active with Snapdragon 800 leak

07 October, 2013 | comments (31)

A couple of months ago a Snapdragon 800 version of the Galaxy S4 Active appeared in benchmark scores but it has been keeping quiet since. Leaked docs that show diagrams of the phone break that silence and show a phone very much like the current...


SIM-free Samsung Galaxy S4 Active hits the UK, costs £486

SIM-free Samsung Galaxy S4 Active hits the UK, costs £486

09 July, 2013 | comments (42)

The SIM-free version of the water and dust proof Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has just gone on sale in the United Kingdom. The tough smartphone has been available through a few carriers for a few weeks now, but it's only now that you can get it without...

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AT&T is now shipping the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

AT&T is now shipping the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

20 June, 2013 | comments (27)

AT&T holds the exclusivity on the dust and water resistant Samsung Galaxy S4 Active for the United States. The phone was unveiled earlier this month and its worldwide availability will start with the US and Sweden. AT&T has been taking pre-orders...

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US Samsung Galaxy S4 Active to launch exclusively on AT&T

US Samsung Galaxy S4 Active to launch exclusively on AT&T

13 June, 2013 | comments (32)

AT&T officially announced that it will be launching the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active exclusively in the US. The carrier dunked a unit in water to celebrate, relying on the IP67-certified hardware to keep going. Pre-orders will be starting tomorrow,...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active to cost as much as a regular Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active to cost as much as a regular Galaxy S4

07 June, 2013 | comments (36)

Samsung announced the IP67-certified Galaxy S4 Active just two days ago and it's supposed to hit the US and Sweden in the summer. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is powered by the same Snapdragon 600 chipset as the vanilla Galaxy S4, but comes with...

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