I just picked up the 16GB Galaxy S4 a few days ago and was shocked at it only having 9,15GB of storage available and lacking the ability to move apps to the SDCard. It actually had me thinking I was going to return the device.
Today comes good news that Samsung is addressing a list of issues that have cropped up in the S4. With this new update, you will have the ability to move apps from device storage onto the SDCard freeing up valuable space and adding flexibility. The update has dropped in Germany and should be hitting other S4 devices soon.
- New Camera firmware
- Smearing issue has been fixed (Purple effect while scrolling)
- Smart Pause Toggle
- Move Apps to SD Card
- HDR Video (Can record HDR video)
- Semi-transparent status bar
- New Icons in Settings
- Secure boot status (About Phone)
- Increase legibility (Display) (New feature)
We will let you know when the update hits the U.S.
Samsung this morning announced two new Android tablets to the Galaxy Tab lineup. The additions are a 10.1″ and 8″ model.
Specs for the 8-inch Tab 3:
- WXGA resolution display
- 1.5GHz dual-core processor
- 1.5GB of RAM
- 16GB or 32GB storage
- 5-megapixel rear camera
- 4,450 mAh battery
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
The 10.1-inch model includes the above with these differences:
- 1.6GHz dual-core processor
- 3-megapixel rear camera
- 6,800 mAh battery
Both devices will be available later this month. Pricing has not been released.
This morning T-Mobile held their Un-Carrier Event, but before things took off the carrier started flipping on their 4G / LTE network in 7 major cities before the official announcement.
T-Mobile talked it’s “Simple Choice plan” which eliminates annual service contracts for consumers and allows them to move to one simple rate plan that offers unlimited text, talk and web.
With the new Simple Choice plans customers start with one line at $50 a month and receive unlimited talk, text and web with 500MB of data. A second line will cost you an additional $30 a month and each line after will cost you $10. If you feel 500MB isn’t enough (it isn’t), you can pay an additional $10 per line for 2GB of data. Unlimited 4G / LTE data is available for $20 more a month per line. Read more
Samsung last week introduced the Samsung Galaxy S IV in Times Square, New York and now there is already talk about the company unveiling their next tablet the Galaxy Tab 3 in Berlin during IFA in September.
It’s also been said that the Galaxy Note III will showcase next to the Galaxy Tab 3 during IFA as well. No specifications on either device were given with this tip from an insider who shared it with SamMobile.
LG wasn’t the only company that decided to crash Samsung’s Event in Times Square, New York. HTC sent some reps along with the HTC One to grab some of the attention away from The Galaxy S 4. The reps showed off the sound quality and “ultrapixel camera” on the handset.
A lot of the viewers were impressed with what they saw, a lady shared “Better than Samsung”, a gentleman talked about how the handset looked saying “It’s slick, smooth, I’m gonna tell you something, it’s sexy!” and another guy even said, “I might have to switch from my iPhone.”
You can view the video below.
Don’t forget you can watch the Samsung Galaxy S 4 event live tonight. 7 Eastern / 4 Pacific. Not sure if anything new will be announced outside of what we already know with all the leaks leading up to tonights event. You can watch it live at SamsungMobile.
If you miss the live event it will be available shortly after the conclusion. Any of our readers headed to Times Square tonight to watch it on the big screen?
Samsung released the next part of their teaser video of Jeremy, the secret messenger for Samsung Unpacked 2013. As any normal kid, once Jeremy got home he couldn’t wait to take another peek into the box.
As Jeremy looks into the box he shares that it’s “his favorite color” leading us to believe the Samsung Galaxy S IV will be available in various colors. Amazed by the bright lights coming from inside the box he says “It’s unreal, totally amazing”.
The Galaxy S IV was never shown, but their Unpacked event is in 4 short days.
It’s been reported by The New York Times that the Samsung Galaxy S IV will come with eye scrolling. This feature was tipped off by someone who had the chance of trying out Samsung’s new flagship handset were he described the feature as new and exciting.
The phone is able to track your eyes and determine where or when to scroll. It’s exactly like it sounds, if you’re reading an article and reach the bottom of page the software will automatically scroll down for more text.
Now if I can tap on links by blinking I am sold. We will find out if this feature truly is incorporated on March 14th.
Samsung has released a teaser video of the much anticipate Samsung Galaxy S IV that is gearing up to make it’s appearance in Time Square on March 14th. Samsung is really going all out to grab the interest of smartphone users. After media invites went out, Samsung has invited everyone to watch the unveiling live in Time Square.
In the video you meet Jeremy, the secret messenger for Samsung Unpacked 2013. Jeremy is given a box that he is allowed to take a peek inside of. This is part one of what appears to be a series of people trying to see what Jeremy is keeping in the totally top secret box.
Samsung is holding another one of their press events titled “Unpacked” on the 14th of March. To help gain interest in the event, this morning Samsung tweeted “Be ready 4 #TheNextGalaxy @TimesSquareNYC #UNPACKED” with an image attached.
The tweet wants Samsung fans to be at Time Square on March 14th at 7PM EST, where you can watch Samsung’s Unpacked event via a live stream.
If you don’t live down the street from Time Square don’t worry, you can also watch it in your pajamas on your couch. The stream will be available at www.youtube.com/SamsungMobile.
Start saving up your money for the Galaxy IV.