More Samsung Galaxy S III Rumors – New Images Leak Of The Device In The Wild?

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Weeeeee… It’s time for another dose of Galaxy S III rumors! Now that you’ve been warned, feel free to back out of this article as it contains the following: gross speculation, unfounded rumor and even a pinch of “insider secrets,” from unconfirmed sources. That being said, let’s begin.

We all know, May 3rd is fast approaching us and the tech/mobile world is on high alert for the latest flagship to come out of Samsung’s HQ — the Galaxy S III. Gizmodo Brasil got a hold of a Samsung device they believe could be the GS3, and although specs for the device did confirm Cnet’s earlier report of the GS3 being an “incremental update” over the Galaxy S II (12MP camera, fast, great display) one look at the leaked device and you can see that this is, in fact, not the GS3. See for yourself.

If, after looking at the device, your faith in Samsung delivering a new and fresh looking design is dwindling — don’t worry. The Verge is reporting from their sources that Samsung’s security is tighter than ever for a new device launch and that all leaks so far have been inaccurate. We recently learned that Samsung could be using generic “test boxes” to house the Galaxy S III when sent out for carrier testing and the leaked images above could be exactly that. Or, they could be a mid-range offering from Samsung soon to arrive, along the lines of the Galaxy M.

What’s more is the “Galaxy S III” name hasn’t even been finalized. It’s been said that the Samsung could be going the Apple route (something not unheard of for the Korean company) and may release the device as something as “the next Galaxy,” as the device was being called in their invites for their May 3rd press event.

 


Motorola DROID 4 gets minor software update

It looks like the RAZR isn’t the only Moto phone set to get an update this week. The Motorola DROID 4 QWERTY slider is also getting updated according to Verizon. Being the first OTA update for the DROID 4 you can expect mainly bug fixes at this point — and no Ice Cream Sandwich just yet but that should be coming eventually. Read on for more details on the update.

The update was just detailed over on Verizonwireless.com and explains what to expect with this update to build 6.13.219 rolling out this week. Being the first update for the D4 we have bug fixes, but some were needed so lets run through them. You’ll get WiFi improvements, much better battery life, and fixes to sound issues on bluetooth — especially that loud end call tone it would let out.

Other improvements include tweaks to the backlit QWERTY keyboard. The main changes are to the sensor so the backlight will only come on when the device needs it, another function that should help improve battery life. Then the update includes some new MotoCAST widgets that will be on your homescreen on the new software. Usually updates start within a few days of Verizon posting the details, but it appears this is already rolling out so check for updates and you’ll be enjoying the latest from Motorola.

Sadly this isn’t Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich yet, but then none of Moto’s phones have received it officially either. We are still expecting that for most newer phones in the next 4-8 weeks but your guess is as good as mine on the DROID 4 at this point. Let us know how the update goes.

P1080748-540x405 Screen Shot 2012-04-18 at 4.25.06 PM
Device Specifications and Information
Device Info
    Device Name : DROID 4
    Manufactuer : Motorola
    Carrier : Verizon
    Announced Date : February 07, 2012
    Release Date : February 10, 2012
    Also Known As :
Display
  • Screen Size : 4.0 Inch
  • Resolution : 540x960
  • Screen Type : qHD AMOLED
Dimension & Weight
  • Height : 5.0 Inch
  • Width : 2.65 Inch
  • Depth : .50 Inch
  • Weight : 179 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1785 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : 200 hours
Software
    Android OS:
  • 2.3.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
    Video Playback:
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS
Hardware
    CPU : OMAP4430
    CPU Clock Speed : 1200 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 1000 MB
    Internal Storage : 16 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 8 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
  • MicroSDHC
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 1080p Video Recording
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • CDMA
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 4.0
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :


Droid 4 Scheduled to Receive OTA Maintnace Update, Grab it Here and Now

Earlier today we told you about the pending update for the Droid Razr and Razr Maxx and apparently that isn’t the only Motorola device receiving an update soon. The Droid 4 is also scheduled to get an update and will mark the first official update for the device since its launch. The new build will bring the device up to build number 6.13.219 (not ICS) and includes the MotoCast widget, improved battery life, fixes for the keyboard backlight and Wi-Fi connectivity and the rest of the goodies you see in the image above.

The update should begin to roll out over the next week but if you are anything like me and you will take any opportunity you can to snag an update early I got some good news. Thankfully for folks like us, our pals over at Droid-Life managed to procure the signed update and have already placed it into a flashable zip for all to enjoy. You need NOT be rooted to use this update and the file is only a mere 18MB in size. For those who are not rooted but plan to do so in the future, flashing this update will not break any ability to do so. For those folks who are rooted, it is recommended to use Voodoo Rootkeeper in order to maintain root.

If you are all ready to get started, jump past the break for a download link and full installation instructions.

Download: Blur_Version.6.13.215.XT894.Verizon.en.US.zip

Instructions:

  1. Download the above file and place it on the root of your SD card.
  2. Power off your device.
  3. Press both the volume keys and the power button at the same time and hold until the device powers up. You will now be in bootloader mode.
  4. Using the volume up key, select “Recovery” and press down both volume buttons when the exclamation point appears.
  5. Using the volume key again, scroll down and select “Apply update from sdcard.” using the power button.
  6. Scroll down and select the file named ‘Blur_Version.6.13.215.XT894.Verizon.en.US.zip’. It should be there if it downloaded correctly.
  7. Your device will apply the update and reboot.
  8. you are now good to go with an updated Droid 4!

 

 

source: Droid-Life / Verizon

 

 

 



Could this be the Galaxy S III? We doubt it!

Is anyone else bored of seeing so called “exclusive” photos of Samsung‘s hotly anticipated, forthcoming flagship device? I can honestly say that it’s reached the stage where I let out a little sigh when I come across a new mock-up or leaked photo. It’s to Samsung’s credit that this is the case, the hype and anticipation for the successor to the uber-successful Galaxy S II surpasses anything I’ve witnessed since the birth of Android. The rumours and speculation are simply a result of the astronomical success of the Galaxy range.

I’m now going to be a huge hypocrite and add further fuel to the fire by giving you a peek at the latest would-be Galaxy S III design. Gizmodo Brazil landed some exclusive photos of what it believes could be the Galaxy S III. The design doesn’t really stray much from the Galaxy S II, it’s reportedly a little thinner yet heavier and sports a 12MP camera. Gizmodo also reported that the device number is GT-I9300 which we had previously reported to be the Galaxy M. If the photo does turn out to be genuine then it backs recent speculation that the device may only be an incremental update and not the massive overhaul that everyone expects.

Roll on the 3rd of May, when the rumours will finally be put to rest under the bright lights of London town. Check out the images below and let us know your thoughts on the authenticity in the comments.

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source : Gizmodo



T-Mobile HTC One S officially available April 25 for $199

Finally giving us the official word today is T-Mobile stating that their version of the HTC One S will be available in stores and online starting April 25th for just $199. We’ve been patiently waiting since we first spotted the device at MWC, and loved it in our full reviews. This phone will be one of, if not THE device to get on T-Mobile this summer.

T-Mobile has confirmed the date of April 25th, a day that rumors have been pointing at for a few weeks already, not to mention the device started appearing in T-Mo stores earlier this week. Along with the date we also know the HTC One S will be $199 with a new 2-year contract, but you’ll have to send off a $50 mail in rebate too. So technically the One S will be $249 out of the gate. For those wondering, you can buy it outright for $599 according to T-Mobile.com

The HTC One S is a mighty impressive smartphone. While it doesn’t have the quad-core that the larger One X received, it’s still handled all tasks quite well from our reviews, impressions, and benchmark wars (links below). For $199 you’ll get a 4.3-inch qHD AMOLED display, Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, HTC Sense UI 4.0, an impressive 8 megapixel camera, T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G speeds, and 16GB of internal storage. Pre-orders should be available any time now and the phone can be all yours on Wednesday, April 25th.

Who’s buying?

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info
    Device Name : One S
    Manufactuer : HTC
    Carrier : NA
    Announced Date : February 26, 2012
    Release Date : TBA
    Also Known As :
Display
  • Screen Size : 4.3 Inch
  • Resolution : 540x960
  • Screen Type : Super AMOLED
Dimension & Weight
  • Height : 5.15 Inch
  • Width : 2.56 Inch
  • Depth : 0.31 Inch
  • Weight : 120 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1650 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : NA
Software
    Android OS:
  • 4.0.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
    Video Playback:
  • h.263
  • h.264 / AVC
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS
Hardware
    CPU : Snapdragon S4
    CPU Clock Speed : 1500 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 1024 MB
    Internal Storage : 16 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 8 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 1080p Video Recording
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • GSM
    GSM Band:
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
    CDMA Band:
  • 1700
  • 2100
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 3.0
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :


Samsung GT-i9300 gets spotted in Brazil. Is it the Galaxy S III or a mid-range phone?

We first heard about the Samsung GT-i9300 in late March when a picture of the device was leaked. Although we don’t know for sure what that device is, many on the internet speculated that it was the upcoming Galaxy S III. That speculation was based solely on the model name.

Today, Gizomodo Brazil has obtained some more pictures of the GT-i9300. The device looks the same as the one we first saw back in March with the exception of a rather large button. These new pictures obtained by Gizmodo shows a Samsung GT-i9300 with a big physical button on the bottom of the phone. The phone that we saw last month featured digital buttons made available in Android 4.0.

According to sources of Gizmodo, the GT-i9300 is thinner than the Galaxy S II but larger and heavier. It contains a 12-megapixel camera with flash on the back.

Nobody is 100% sure if this is, in fact, the Galaxy S III. I don’t know about you guys, but if this turns out to be the Galaxy S III, I will be a little disappointed; GSM Arena’s sources say that the phone could actually be the Galaxy M, a new mid-range phone that is set to be launched sometime in May. Hopefully GSM Arena is correct.

Whether or not this is the Galaxy S III, we will be finding out what’s the deal on May 3. On that day in London, Samsung will finally be unveiling the Galaxy S III (and maybe more). So hang in there, only a few more weeks and we can put all these Galaxy S III rumors to sleep!

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Draw Something Android app updated with comments on drawings, undo last line and pull to refresh

The famous Draw Something application has just received an update that is currently available at the Play Store. There are currently two versions of the app, a free one that comes with ads and an ads-free version for $0.99. Here is the full changelog:

  • Say Something! Comments on drawings!
  • Undo Something! You can undo your last line!
  • Refresh Something! Immediate updates – pull down to refresh!

You will now be able to comment on your friends drawings and even undo your last moves. Hit the download links below to install the update.


(How to use QR codes)
Google Play Store link

T-Mobile lists $199 HTC One S for April 25 debut

T-Mobile has officially given us the pricing and launch date for their new HTC flagship handset, the HTC One S.  Confirming recent rumors, The HTC One S will be available on April 25 at T-Mobile retail stores, various dealers,and online for $199.99 (after a $50 mail-in-rebate card) with qualifying two-year service agreements.   Powered by Android 4.0 and featuring HTC Sense 4, the handset joins the short list of devices capable of handling the theoretical speeds of 42Mbps.

Although announced after AT&T's HTC One X, the One S will be the first to ship with Android 4.0/Sense 4 in the United States.  With specs that include a4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED screen, a 1.5GHz, dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, and an 8-megapixel camera, T-Mobile should have quite a winner on their hands.

 

T-Mobile Launches Ultra-Sleek HTC One S April 25

T-Mobile’s Thinnest Smartphone Brings an Amazing Camera and Beats Audio ™ Integration to America’s Largest 4G Network ™

BELLEVUE, Wash. — April 18, 2012 —Today, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and HTC Corp. announced the highly anticipated HTC One ™ S will be available at T-Mobile ® stores nationwide on April 25. As HTC’s premier launch partner in the U.S., T-Mobile will be the first to offer the ultra-sleek HTC One S, which is the company’s first device to ship with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and HTC Sense ™ 4.

The latest smartphone from T-Mobile to take advantage of 4G (HSPA+ 42) technology on America’s Largest 4G Network, ™ the HTC One S provides T-Mobile customers with an amazing camera and authentic sound technology, plus a diverse selection of apps and services that give customers amazing 4G experiences.

“The HTC One series is a revolutionary device portfolio and we’re proud to be the first carrier to introduce the HTC One S to the U.S. market,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president of marketing, T-Mobile USA. “With a stunningly thin design that doesn’t compromise performance, the HTC One S is a sleek 4G smartphone with beauty and brains that our customers will be proud to show off.”

With the HTC One S, customers will find a fantastic music experience that works seamlessly on T-Mobile’s 4G network. Customers can listen to their music libraries — up to 20,000 songs —straight from the cloud and purchase new music on the go with Google Play. Virtually all audio experiences sound better on the HTC One S thanks to its built-in Beats Audio ™ technology, which provides a richer and more authentic sound experience whether consumers are watching movies, listening to music or playing games.

Featuring an 8-megapixel back-side illuminated camera and HTC ImageSense, ™ which provides a variety of enhancements to the camera’s lens, sensor and software, the HTC One S is always ready to capture pictures in the blink of an eye. Consumers have immediate access to their cameras from their home screens and a super-fast auto focus with continuous shooting to take continuous photos at 4 frames per second simply by holding the shutter button. In addition, the smartphone enables high-quality video recording with a full high-definition (HD) 1080p camcorder and the ability to concurrently capture HD video and still images at the same time. With access to 25 GB of free cloud storage from DropBox, HTC One S customers also can bring their photos, documents and videos virtually anywhere they go and upload new content to the cloud via T-Mobile’s network or Wi-Fi. HTC One S also gives customers a new way to share their content through use of HTC’s wireless Media Link HD accessory. * The small accessory allows easy sharing of any content on the phone with any TV that supports HDMI.

“Blending the latest technology with HTC’s focus on consumer experience, the HTC One S allows people to capture amazing images as high-definition video and photos at the same time with merely a touch of their finger,” said Martin Fichter, vice president, product management, HTC Americas. “And HTC’s Media Link HD accessory provides an easy wireless solution to share those great photos, videos and other entertainment on their TV screen with a swipe of their hand.”

Also included with the HTC One S are applications that deliver added value, utility and fun. T-Mobile TV makes it possible to enjoy free or premium live and on-demand programs, from the hottest TV shows to kids’ programs. With the Amazon Mobile application, T-Mobile customers can search and buy millions of products directly from their device and receive special offers on select merchandise. Also highlighted is a T-Mobile-exclusive version of the popular “Where’s My Water?” game from Disney Mobile, with ten levels that can’t be played anywhere else.

The ultra-sleek and modern HTC One S will be available in gradient blue and is T-Mobile’s thinnest smartphone (7.95mm). In addition to featuring a beautiful 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED screen, the HTC One S is equipped with a 1.5GHz, dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor by Qualcomm ® and access to T-Mobile’s fastest 4G (HSPA+ 42) speeds, making the HTC One S a powerful device ideal for customers seeking a fantastic mobile experience.

Availability

The HTC One S will be available on April 25 at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers, national retailers and online at http://www.t-mobile.com for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with qualifying two-year agreement. For more information, visit http://www.t-mobile.com/one or http://www.htc.com/us/products/htcones-tmobile.

Use of some features requires qualifying data plan and/or access to a Wi-Fi connection.

* HTC Media Link HD accessory sold separately.

About T-Mobile USA: Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCQX: DTEGY). By the end of the fourth quarter of 2011, approximately 129 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.2 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS and additionally HSPA+ 21/HSPA+ 42. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit www.telekom.de/investor-relations.

About HTC

Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense, ™ a multilayered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.

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