Freefaller™, 17 Nov 2013@ Anonymous
I fear you are right. The recent update fiasco, plus the KNOX and Region Lock a... moreENGLAND saying -centuries old- ARROGANCE hath falls .. shame samsung s4 region lock by stealth .. WORST- if you put a non-region sim to check if your s4 has region lock by 4.3 update -then your S4 SHALL LOCK DEAD ! DISGRACE OF SAMSUNG ..region locking via 4.3 update -ALL SAMSUNG devices ! by deceptions .. why ?
Anonymous, 17 Nov 2013freefallen- bud -fyi- sales and prices of s4 have dropped simfree by upto 40% .. and samsung p... more@ Anonymous
I fear you are right. The recent update fiasco, plus the KNOX and Region Lock abomination will be the start of the end of Samsung's dominance in the phone market.
Samsung have become so arrogant in believing that they can dictate to us what we want that I can see loyal owners, (include me in that), leaving in droves.
Freefaller™, 13 Nov 2013@ Anonymous Read my post further down the page, and then ask yourself "Why is the Amer... morefreefallen- bud -fyi- sales and prices of s4 have dropped simfree by upto 40% .. and samsung pips are being squeezed hard by apple in usa .. hope samsung would have learnt lessons == never betray loyal customers ..
hi im in africa ghana. my samsung galaxy s4 gt-i9505 was sent to me from usa. i was using it nicely,, after 3 month of using the phone.. it went off by itself. and up till now i try everything possible but still the phone wont come on. please can somebody tell me what to do with it? my email (email@example.com)
After 4.3 update, my s translator seems to stop working. It always gives me "unknown error" message despite of strong internet connection either wifi or 3G/LTE.
Is this problem aimed at samsung galacy s4 phones (us version) including other international version.
[deleted post]"politics -the last refuge of the scoundrels .." personally not bothered NSA CIA security monitorings of HANDSETS via "spy softwares" EMBEDDED in new updates . ref justifications- NSA CIA have plenty ..s4 and more .
coffee time just now ..
I just downloaded Android 4.3. When i bought this phone on may web browsing was around 8 hours. Afterwards the phone updated again and again. After latest update i play strategy game only 1.5 hour. Web browsing only 4 hours.. I will ever going to buy samsung again. This is just god damn cheating my money. Nothing more...
AnonD-205866, 13 Nov 2013Wich one is better I9505 or I9500I9500 has a little bit better score in benchmark tests than I9505, but it's not a big difference... both are zippy :)
Freefaller™, 13 Nov 2013@ Anonymous
Read my post further down the page, and then ask yourself "Why is the Amer... moreHi,
Thanks for your reply. Come to think everytime I go to google play, I do get message saying allow access to modifications, store to MicroSD card, use location etc...
But is this stupid spyware problem just with samsung as its the top leading phone manufacturer?
Hopefully not, when you said your next will not be a samsung. I was looking at youtube videos of the note 3 and the android firmware version says 4.3 (not 4.3.0012).
Dont forget that people all over world have the note 3, s4 and other new Samsung phones and with contracts.
But they all unware of whats going on. I feel so sorry for them. They will be angry and complain to samsung and will be on the newspaper and on tv. Samsung will lose profit and sales like blackberry.
I'm glad you and others said about the spyware crap which is wrong. why are androids draining batteries and causing now begin to spy on people I wonder.
Hope im making sense here, not the brightest. I didnt know NSA stands for that. Im from the UK.
Anonymous, 13 Nov 2013Is it true. The android version 4.3.0012 has spyware for this particular model I9505, I9500, ... more@ Anonymous
Read my post further down the page, and then ask yourself "Why is the American NSA (National Security Agency), writing software for this phone?
Do you really think that it is for YOUR benefit? Were you concerned about the security of your data (emails, contacts, text messages)on your phone before? NO. Did you ask for this sort of app on your phone? NO. So why is it there?
Perhaps I'm being paranoid. Perhaps I shouldn't worry about an app that can:
'read phone status and identity'
'prevent phone from sleeping'
'read your text messages (SMS or MMS)'
'edit your text messages'
'read email attachments'
'directly call phone numbers'
'send emails to guests without owners knowledge'
'create accounts and set passwords'
There are more, the list just goes on and on.
I didn't ask for this on my phone, and I certainly don't want it on there; but there is no uninstaller.
My next phone will definitely NOT be a Samsung because of this invasion of privacy.
Freefaller™, 12 Nov 2013@ marocmen
The only difference you will notice is the SPYWARE Samsung have forced on S4 own... moreIs it true. The android version 4.3.0012 has spyware for this particular model I9505, I9500, I9502 & I9006 Galaxy S4?
Is that for other samsung phones including Note 3? Sure hope not, cause im planning to upgrade at christmas.
Looking for phone that has long lasting battery.
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2013if s4 not updated to 4.3 now -then wont be able to recieve 4.4.2 kitkat in near future ? is th... more@ Anonymous
Ha.. Ha.. Ha.. LOVED your comment "just be careful NOT to talk politics or UNCLE SAM ..". This from someone who lives in "The Land of the Free".
Personally I don't care if the NSA wants to track my movements and know what supermarket I buy my bread from; what I object to is that Samsung are forcing that technology on us without our permission.
Freefaller™, 12 Nov 2013@ marocmen
The only difference you will notice is the SPYWARE Samsung have forced on S4 own... moreif s4 not updated to 4.3 now -then wont be able to recieve 4.4.2 kitkat in near future ? is this true ?
yes -no noticeable difference after update to 4.3.0012- oo12 is the SPYWARE version - just had free upgrade to internet explorer version 11 - on laptop- with SPYWARE as per USA NSA POLICY .. personally not bothered ..just be careful NOT to talk politics or UNCLE SAM ..
marocmen, 12 Nov 2013Hi guys! Can anybody tell me when will 4.3 update be receiving here in North africa. Particula... more@ marocmen
The only difference you will notice is the SPYWARE Samsung have forced on S4 owners. Believe me, you are better off without it.
Hi guys! Can anybody tell me when will 4.3 update be receiving here in North africa. Particularly here in Morocco..Appreciated your answer on this..Thnks