Sprint is adding some color to their Galaxy S IV line-up with “Purple Mirage”. Currently Sprint has the Galaxy S IV available in Black Mist and White Frost.
The Galaxy S IV in Purple Mirage will cost $199.99 with a new qualifying agreement. The Galaxy S IV is powered by Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) and has a 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display.
Other features include:
- 1.9 GHz quad-core processor
- 13 megapixel rear-facing camera
- 2 megapixel front-facing camera
- 16 GB internal memory (9GB available)
- 2 GB of RAM
- 2,600 mAh Lithium Ion Battery
It’s nice to see Sprint adding a little color to their line-up, if you’re interested in getting your hands on the “Purple Mirage” Galaxy S IV head to Sprint store near you or check it out on line at www.Sprint.com.
Today Facebook announced Facebook Home, a new way for Android users to turn their device into a social oriented phone. Home isn’t a phone or OS (Operating System), it’s an app that puts Facebook front and center on your device.
Facebook designed Home to make it easier to connect with your friends. Instead of having to switch between a number of different applications, Home is both your lock screen and home screen, which makes it easier to access Facebook content.
Home’s major features are Cover feed and Chat head. With Cover feed your able to see what’s going on with friends and family directly from the lock screen, it acts like a window into what’s going on.
With Chat head, you can chat with friends even when your in the middle of checking an email or browsing the web because when your friends send you a messages, a chat head appears with your friend’s face and your able to see exactly who’s trying to get ahold of you. SMS messages also appear in the Chat head integration.
Facebook Home will be available for download starting April 12th in the Google Play store for select Android devices. These include:
- HTC One X
- HTC One X+
- Samsung Galaxy S III
- Samsung Galaxy Note II
- HTC One
- Samsung Galaxy S IV
An Android tablet version is in the works and a few months away. iPhone integration can’t happen at this point because of how strict Apple is with system access and we don’t see that changing anytime soon.
Verizon has announced that the company will be offering the LG Lucid 2 starting April 14th. The Lucid 2 is being offered for free with a two-year contract.
The Lucid 2 was designed to attract first time smartphone users and comes equipped with a 4.3 inch qHD IPS display, 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Krait processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, 5 megapixel rear camera, a 2,460 mAh battery and powered by Google’s Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
No release date has been revealed.
AT&T and Sprint have both announced they will be offering the HTC One on April 19th. The HTC flagship handset will be available with 32 GB of internal storage on both carriers for $199.99 with a new two-year qualifying agreement.
AT&T will also be offering a 64 GB version of the HTC One for $299.99.
The HTC One has a 4.7 inch LCD display, 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), 2 GB of RAM, 4 megapixel (UltraPixel) rear camera, 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera and a 2,300 mAh battery.
The HTC One will be available for pre-orders through AT&T on Thursday, April 4th and on Sprint, Friday, April 5th.
You can follow the links below to sign-up to be notified when the pre-order pages launch.
AT&T will open for pre-orders starting April 16th. The Samsung Galaxy S IV will cost you $249.99 with a qualifying two-year agreement. No date was giving when the handset will actually arrive, but in the mean time you can follow this link to sign-up for more information.
Verizon and Sprint have been silent about a launch date or pre-order information. T-Mobile has mentioned that the smartphone would be available by May 1st, but no additional information has been released.
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.
Andy Rubin, founder of Android has decided that he is going to leave the Android team and start a “new chapter at Google”.
Android has a global partnership of over 60 manufactures, over 750 million devices activated (globally) and about 25 billion applications have been downloaded from the Google Play Store, under Rubin’s leadership.
Taking his place will be Sundar Pichai, who currently works with Chrome and Apps.
Larry Page, CEO stated in their Official Blog:
“So while Andy’s a really hard act to follow, I know Sundar will do a tremendous job doubling down on Android as we work to push the ecosystem forward”.
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.