This post was written by Bhushan Thoopal
So another Mobile World Congress has come and gone. Yes MWCs used to be the THE most happening mobile event once upon a time. But it seems to have become a tendency for major companies to save up their big guns for their own special event. Why share the limelight when you can have it all for your own? Kind of makes sense doesn’t it?
Well this year’s MWC saw the expected release of a whole range of devices from many well known companies, and others looking to make their mark in the mobile industry. Of course, Samsung were present showcasing the Galaxy Note 8.0 which had been doing the rounds in the …
We’ve just done a little test over here at Android Australia to see if the Australian variants of the Galaxy S III are vulnerable to the glitch that has been plaguing the factory reset function.
We tested the glitch on a Telstra branded Galaxy S III model and it went through the factory reset process through using the dialer. However, when testing it through the URL version it came up that it was not vulnerable and Telstra/Samsung’s latest maintenance update has fixed the issue:
The guys over at Gizmodo also did a test on their 4G Galaxy S III that runs Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. It appears that this version of the SGS3 is also vulnerable to reset via the …
Overnight and this morning there’s been a whole boot-load of news arise about a potential flaw in Samsung’s Galaxy devices. It appears that if you have a Samsung Galaxy device, it could in fact have the potential to perform a factory data reset without you even knowing.
It turns out that the flaw in question is actually a part of the generic Android operating system. However, in most Android phones it has been made so that you are prompted to give the final go-ahead for the factory reset. With Samsung phones, this is sadly not the case.
WARNING: If you go to your dialer and punch in *2767*3855# – your Galaxy phone will restart to factory settings. Do …
Well, this is really quite strange. Word is coming out that Samsung is going to be announcing the next iteration of the Galaxy S series earlier than usual.
There is apparently word from a rep of a Samsung partner that the Galaxy S IV will be the first of Samsung’s new yearly product launches.
Samsung wants to keep its one-year product schedule and the Galaxy S4 will be the first to match that strategy. The S4 will see some external changes but retain its popular rectangular shape with rounded corner concept.
The device is said to be announced at MWC is Barcelona, for a global launch in March. If you ask me it’s a bit soon and if Samsung wanted …
We all know that Samsung is a great Android manufacturer. They’ve managed to sell an incredibly large amount of smartphones and become the company with the highest amount of smartphone shipments. In fact, thanks to Samsung’s incredible sales Android now powers 68% of the world’s smartphone sales in Q2 2012. That, friends, is a big number.
Samsung has been innovating the heck out of it’s product line-up over the last year, too. The Galaxy S III features a whole slew of innovative software additions, with the Galaxy Note II about to take the bar one level higher.
Well, nicely played Samsung. All the hype is now about the recently announced 4G Galaxy S III. And, in about a month’s …
Samsung are on a roll over at Unpacked 2012. First the Note II and now Samsung announce the 16MP Galaxy Camera!
Of course the most exciting feature is the Galaxy Camera is as we would expect, Android powered. But rather than being an out and out Android device, the camera is simply powered by a modified-to-suit version of Touchwiz with Android. However, this is a Jelly Bean device. Yes, that’s right, Jelly Bean count 2-0 Samsung. Nice.
Specifically, the unit is an Android–powered, Galaxy-branded, 16MP point and shooter.
The device is of exceptional build quality and features a 4.8″ HD display on the rear with access to a raft of Android-powered apps such as Google+, Gmail, Instagram, Facebook, and more …
The guys over at GSM Arena stumbled unto something quite interesting yesterday. That is, an anonymous tipster sent through a render of what is supposedly the Galaxy Note II in all of it’s stylish finesse. The image above falls in line with previous rumours that it would essentially be a blown up Galaxy S III. The device is most likely to fall in line with the standard Samsung naming scheme and be titled the N7100.
The specs themselves are quite good too, with the Note expected to be running on the quad-core Exynos 4 clocked at 1.5GHz. The full rumoured specs are below:
- 5.5″ 1280 x 800 pixel Super AMOLED display
- 1.5GHz quad-core Exynos Quad 4 processor
- Same 8MP camera
We’ve just discovered in a press release via The Verge that the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is expected to be on sale in Hong Kong on August 16th, 2 weeks earlier than the anticipated global release date. The 3G variety will retail for HKD 4,998, which equates to about $609 AUD. It’s actually quite an affordable tablet if Australia is fortunate enough to have a similar price.
As we’ve previously reported, the latest addition to the Galaxy family is expected to be released in Australia before the end of August. It’s specs are quite nice, with it running the quad-core Exynos 4, weighing 600 grams and packing 2GB of RAM. It will also be shipping with Android …
Samsung has today announced that the Galaxy Note 10.1 will be launching globally in August, in both the WiFi and 3G variants.
For those of you who have been staving off the iPad for a quad-core Galaxy Note 10.1 then this is the time to get excited.
It is running the quad-core Exynos 4, weighs 600 grams (so is quite light) and is packing 2GB of RAM.
There’s also an official YouTube video that has been doing its rounds today and showing up on almost every tech publication worldwide. It demonstrates pretty much everything the Note 10.1 can do and boy does it look great. It’s got great multi-tasking features, great S Pen functionality and really interesting features that just …
We reported earlier that Samsung were sending out invitations in the USA for a date claimer for the 15th of August to “meet the next Galaxy.” At that time we were fairly confident of NOT seeing the Note II as the invitation was from Samsung Electronics America, not Samsung Telecommunications America which usually handles the phone releases.
Well, thanks to our friends at GSM Arena it seems this is now confirmed to be for the Note 10.1. Retailers are releasing stock and unboxing pics and some even tweeting they will release the quad-core, …
Well, that would certainly be a treat!
The Verge has sifted through some court documents from the Apple vs Samsung court case in California (that started today) to find something quite interesting. Samsung has in fact been working on a mammoth 11.8 inch Android tablet (codenamed P10), which is supposed to have LTE connectivity and a 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA) resolution – wow. Samsung will be pushing this device out to compete with the ‘resolutionary’ screen of the New iPad and to find a new niche in the market of huge screens. Possibly to look less like the iPad?
As mentioned, the Galaxy Tab 11.8 (for names sake) is rumoured to have LTE connectivity. It was first thought that it …
Samsung has revealed its profit margin for Q2 2012 and unveiled that the number sits at $5.68 billion. That’s not revenue, that’s profit. Just purely the amount of money that Sammy is now able to use in R&D, or alternatively, put into their pockets.
The huge profit margin has been boosted by the company’s Galaxy series, which has been met with very heavy demand since the launch of the Galaxy S III. After mentioning this to Android Australia’s CTO, he responded in a not-too-surprising fashion – “That’s F#*%ed”
J.K. Shin, head of the Samsung’s mobile communications division said to Yonhap news agency yesterday:
“It appears that it (accumulated sales) has exceeded 10 million units.”
So, what will Sammy be doing …