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Samsung Galaxy S4, three months on

How has Samsung’s ‘life companion’ weathered three months in the hands of an AC editor? It’s been a little over three months since we first reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S4, and a great deal has changed in that time. The phone has launched on countless carriers around the world, allowing us to...
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Draco Hydra aluminum bumpers for the Galaxy S4 and HTC One

It's time for a quick look at the Draco aluminum bumpers for two of the hottest Android phones available — the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. These are nicely crafted combinations of plastic and metal that wrap around your smartphone in the usual bumper style, leaving the screen and the back...
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Get the Samsung Galaxy S4 on Sprint for under $100 from Amazon

The promotion lasts Sunday 7/28 through Thursday 8/1, includes waived activation fee Those looking to make the switch over to Sprint have a chance to land a nice deal on one of the hottest phones of the season. Amazon will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S4 to new Sprint customers for $99.99,...
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'Arctic blue' Galaxy S4 now available in the UK

British retailer Phones4u sends word that from today it'll be stocking the Samsung Galaxy S4 in a new "arctic blue" color option. The blue GS4, which until now we've only seen in Asia, sells on contracts with Vodafone, EE, T-Mobile and Orange, with prices starting at £37 per month for a free phone...
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Exogear ExoLife S4 battery case

Doubles your Galaxy S4 battery life, protects your phone at the same time Here's a quick look at the ExoLife S4 battery case from Exogear. As the name implies, it's a battery case for the Samsung Galaxy S4 that packs an external 2,600 mAh battery into a fairly svelte case.  It's a simple...
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Newer Android 4.3 build leaks for the Google Play Galaxy S4

Build JWR66V leaks out, and there's already a flashable zip for some TouchWiz GS4s We're still a few days out from the event we presume will host the launch of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but in the meantime we're seeing yet another leaked built of the upcoming OS. The second leaked build for the...
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Incipio announces Galaxy S4 3100mAh battery case

An additional 10.5 hours of talk time and some rugged protection all in one For those who need a little extra juice and don't want to carry around separate batteries to swap in-and-out, Incipio has just released a quite large 3100mAh battery case for the Galaxy S4. The aptly-named "offGrid"...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 in Canada becomes next in line for a software update

Galaxy S4 model SGH-M919V gets update that includes Apps2SD support Continuing to make the rounds -- this time in Canada -- model variant SGH-M919V of the Galaxy S4 has begun its over-the-air update rollout. Reports of receiving this update are not widespread just yet, but users on carrier-...
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Verizon, AT&T Galaxy S4s also getting software upgrade [Updated]

  New firmware includes apps-to-SD, Samsung Knox Update: Looks like AT&T is pushing out a similar GS4 update over-the-air. Original story: Following the international and Sprint versions of the phone, Verizon's Galaxy S4 is today receiving a software update with a couple of significant new...
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Google Play edition phones now shipping

A quick heads up that, as promised, the Google Play edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One have begun shipping directly from Google.  In case you've been living under a rock the past couple weeks, these are the (mostly) "stock Android" versions of the phones. Same hardware, with the software as God...
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Sprint's Galaxy S4 getting an OTA update, apps-to-SD support and Samsung Knox are notable additions

The 357MB update may hold a locked bootloader as a requirement for Samsung Knox support -- hackers beware The Samsung Galaxy S4 on the Sprint network is seeing a general rollout of the MF9 update, and it has a few welcome changes baked in. Users who have already received the update have noticed...
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Your 'I can't believe I missed that' Galaxy S4 tip of the day

At last count, we found some 37 pieces of thin, clear plastic protecting the (also) thin plastic that is the body of the Samsung Galaxy S4. They're on the side. They're on the top. On the bottom. They're not all that difficult to remove, but it's easy to miss one. And that's the smartphone...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 now available on MetroPCS

The Samsung Galaxy S4 (see our review) is now available on MetroPCS. The no-contract carrier is offering the S4 for $549 plus tax. You can then choose from any of the 4G plans, which start at $40/month. These include unlimited talk, text and data. If you're a devout MetroPCS customer and have been...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available on C Spire starting July 8

The nation's eighth-largest carrier picks up Samsung's latest flagship just fashionably late Regional carrier C Spire will begin to carry the Samsung Galaxy S4 starting tomorrow, July 8th, according to materials on its support site. As pointed out to us by a reader, in its product discussion...
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Ask Android Central: Google Play edition phones on Verizon or Sprint?

Verizon and Sprint exercise more control over the phones that can use their network, and it takes a little more that just building one to make it happen. In the midst of all the discussion over the merits and flaws of the Google Play edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, there's a third...
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Don't try this at home: Overclocking all 8 cores of the GT-I9500

File this under "Things that go BOOM" Want to know a really cool way to ruin your octa-core Samsung Galaxy S4? Fiddling with the kernel so that all eight cores are active and overclocking (technically, underclocking as well) things to reach 2.8Ghz will do it. Android hacker DSWR managed to do...
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MetroPCS announcing what has to be the Galaxy S4 next week

MetroPCS is teasing that they'll be announcing something "huge" next week, and have produced a Vine to give everyone a clue. Notice the Samsung Galaxy S3 + 1, which can only mean one thing. The Galaxy S4 with Metro PCS-specific radios has already met FCC approval, so it's not really a surprise. We...
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Galaxy S4 set to push Samsung to record-high Q2 profits

Estimated figure still falls short of analyst expectations Samsung has published its estimated Q2 2013 profits and sales figures, showing record-high operating profits of 9.5 trillion Korean won ($8.3 billion), an increase of 47 percent year-on-year. Second-quarter sales were estimated at 57...
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Samsung ships 20 million Galaxy S4s

Two months on, Samsung's shifted 20 million devices worldwide Samsung has shifted 20 million Galaxy S4 smartphones in the just over two months since the device first went on sale, company co-CEO JK Shin has told the Korean press. To put that in perspective, the first month of availability for...
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Google Play edition reviews: The HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4

For better or worse, you've got official 'stock' Android on two of the hottest phones around  Forget, for the moment, the “why” of the “Google Play edition” HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4. That’s the official moniker given to the two stock(ish) phones available now, as the name suggests, through...

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