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HTC and Samsung release GPe KitKat open-source bits

Google Play edition Galaxy S4 and HTC One Android 4.4 updates shouldn't be far behind Samsung and HTC have just published the Android 4.4 kernel source code and framework support files for their Google Play edition devices. While the code released today, a requirement of the GPL, won't be of any...
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Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini from Canadian carriers receiving Android 4.3 update

Three big Canadian carriers are pushing updates Just when you thought that every version of the Galaxy S4 had received its Android 4.3 update, now Canadian carriers are having their turn. Users with Galaxy S4 and S4 Minis on Rogers, TELUS and Bell are all reporting that the big 'ol 790MB update...
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AT&T Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 update now rolling out

Galaxy Gear support, new features land in 719MB update Right on the heels of its cousin on U.S. Cellular, the Galaxy S4 on AT&T is receiving its Android 4.3 update. Coming in at a whopping 719MB with build number JSS15J.1337UCUEMJ9, the update brings support for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, a...
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US Cellular Galaxy S4 getting Android 4.3 update today

Following Sprint and Verizon's Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 updates last week, today it's the turn of the US Cellular model to get the updated version of the OS. The update to firmware version R970VXUAMJA is rolling out to USC-branded devices starting today, bringing Galaxy Gear smartwatch support and...
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Best Buy doing a blue Galaxy S4 for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon

Best Buy this morning announced that it'll carry a "Blue Arctic" (no, not Arctic Blue) Samsung Galaxy S4 starting Nov. 18. Preorders begin Nov. 10. You'll be able to get one for use on AT&T, Verizon or Sprint. Here's how pricing breaks down: Verizon: $249.99 with a two-year contract. AT...
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Sprint Galaxy S4 getting Android 4.3 update

Galaxy Gear support and Samsung KNOX in latest update for Sprint's GS4 As predicted by a recently-leaked update timetable, the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 is today getting its Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update. Sprint's GS4 is the second U.S. model to get the upgrade, following Verizon's rollout on...
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Verizon Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 update landing today with Gear support, Band IV LTE

As we speculated earlier today, Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S4 will indeed be the first U.S. model to be updated to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which brings with it Samsung's "premium suite" software. Samsung has updated its support page indicating that the new software version I545VRUEMJ7 should begin...
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'Premium suite' with Android 4.3 + Galaxy Gear support headed to U.S. Samsung phones

Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2 getting 4.3 + Gear support 'in the coming weeks;' Gear update for Galaxy S4 Active, S4 Mini and Mega 'in the coming months' Following the emergence of a leaked update timetable on Friday, Samsung has confirmed that the "premium suite" update pack for the Galaxy S4, S3 and...
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Samsung claims 40 million Galaxy S4s have been sold since launch

Several months after its launch, the Galaxy S4 is​ still selling like hotcakes Samsung CEO JK Shin has stated that his company has sold a whopping 40 million Galaxy S4's since the device's launch earlier this year. Following up on the report of 20 million sales in just two months since launch,...
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Snapdragon 800-powered Galaxy S4 with LTE-A coming to parts of Europe

Faster LTE speeds and a more advanced CPU for Samsung's upgraded GS4 We managed to track down Samsung's LTE-Advanced-capable, Snapdragon 800-powered Galaxy S4 (GT-i9506) last month at IFA 2013, but until now there's been little in the way of official info from Samsung on the device. Today press...
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The Vktech 60x microscope attachment for the Galaxy S4 is a cool way to spend $17

See what you've been missing with this 60x microscope lens for the Galaxy S4 The best part about having a really popular phone is all the crazy third-party accessories that get built for it. I did a little shopping at Amazon last week, and one of the things I picked up was this Vktech 60x...
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International Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 rollout begins

Unlocked German and Russian devices getting new version of Android, as Euro Note 3 receives 'stability' updates The international LTE and HSPA+ versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505 and GT-i9500) have started receiving their Android 4.3 updates, marking the first major OS upgrade for...
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Verizon Galaxy S4 updated with Optical Reader, bug fixes

150MB update for Verizon's GS4 now rolling out Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S4 has a new update pushing out for it right now, bringing a couple of new features, tweaks and bug fixes. The 150MB update to software version VRUDMI1 is rolling out over the air and through Samsung's Kies software, though...
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ESPN finally updates their College Football app to include the newest phones

Still no Nexus 7 support, but the HTC One and Galaxy S4 now work with this essential football fan app ESPN has done a great job developing their college Football app for Android. The only problem was that it has not been compatible with the latest and greatest phones available, like the HTC One...
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Samsung Galaxy J gets official in Japan

NTT Docomo unveils Japan-centric handset with Snapdragon 800 CPU An announcement by Japanese carrier NTT Docomo has today confirmed anew Samsung handset which leaked out last week — the Galaxy J. A Galaxy S4 variant with a Snapdragon 800 CPU, the Galaxy J appears to be targeted specifically at...
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Android 4.3 build leaks for Samsung Galaxy S4

New features, but with very few noticeable UI changes Right on the heels of the Galaxy Note 3 launching with Android 4.3 on board, a prerelease build of Android 4.3 for the Galaxy S4 has leaked out. The folks over at SamMobile have released a test build of the upcoming firmware for willing users...
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Samsung exec: Galaxy Gear support coming to Galaxy S4 next month

Galaxy S3 and Note 2 to get updates with Gear support by year's end Right now if you want to use Samsung's new smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, you'll need a Galaxy Note 3 or Galaxy Tab 10.1 2014 Edition to go with it. That's because only those devices feature the built-in "Gear Manager" app that...
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Amazon offering Sprint HTC One for $0.01, Galaxy S4 for $49.99 for new customers

Save $50 or $100 off what Sprint is charging directly on two of the hottest phones Amazon has just kicked off a sale starting today and running through this Wednesday that is discounting all colors of the HTC One and Galaxy S4 for Sprint. The HTC One can be had for $0.01 on-contract provided you...
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Avivo is releasing some Galaxy S4 cases that are just plain sexy

A unique three-piece design and countless color combinations offer both protection and great looks Avivo has been selling their very stylish and unique cases for a while now, and the good news is that they are about to release a line specifically for the Samsung Galaxy S4. The phone is a...
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Galaxy S4 on AT&T and Verizon, S4 Active now have Safestrap support for ROM loading

Load custom ROMs without touching the original boot loader using Safestrap Folks with a Galaxy S4 on AT&T or Verizon, as well as users with the Galaxy S4 Active have a new method of loading custom ROMs in the works — Safestrap. Originally born out of necessity for the Motorola Droid line —...

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