Posts Tagged ‘Samsung Galaxy S’
Samsung boasts a tidy 5 million Galaxy Note II units sold.
Last Updated on Monday, 26 November 2012 05:10 Written by LoganDX Monday, 26 November 2012 05:10
What a nice round figure for Samsung, 5 million units of the mega “phablet”, the Galaxy Note II, sold worldwide since its release in September. That’s three months sooner than its precursor, the Note, hit that mark! Not too bad considering most people thought Sammy was plumb nuts releasing a hybrid phone\tablet.
Other good news for the Korean manufacturer shows they may well sell a grand total of 61.5 million Galaxy devices before drunk revelers kiss the wrong person at midnight on New Year’s Eve. 2 million of that is expected to be more Galaxy Note II sales. So far the new Galaxy S III has sold a crushing 30 million devices, 20 million of that within its first 100 days. Thanks to the huge sales push, the GS III became the most popular smartphone in the world, even beating out perennial favorite, the iPhone. Samsung has a lot to be happy about but how long can their tide last?
30 devices losing CyanogenMod support.
Last Updated on Thursday, 2 August 2012 08:47 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 2 August 2012 08:47
A smattering of users running older devices are getting the sad news that their trusted electronic pal won’t be on the love train of CyanogenMod past 7.x. The team has found these old school units wouldn’t be capable of CM 9 or beyond, they most likely would end up breaking Android’s Compatibility Test Suite. Why is this bad? Well glad you asked since the hard working team explains:
“The CTS is used by device manufacturers to ensure that their changes to Android source do not break Android API, platform and other standards. This, in turn, brings stability to the Play Store for app developers. Breaking CTS would lead to a bad and inconsistent experience for app devs, which in turn would lead to a bad experience for you guys as users. If CyanogenMod was perceived to be blatantly violating CTS, developers could eventually blacklist CyanogenMod users from using their apps (or worse, Google could blacklist CyanogenMod from the Play Store altogether). No one would win by going down that path.”
Got it? Good. The list is comprised of phones at least a year and a half old or low cost\low end phones. Good news is, some of you should be able to upgrade to a swell super phone! More good news – Team Cyanogen could come back to these puppies if there comes a way to get CM 9 or 10 or whatever they’re on without breaking CTS. It’s a possibility, highly unlikely but still, it’s there.
Curious if your phone is on the list? Hit the break for it in its bullet pointed splendor!
Sorry T-Moble geeks, you might not get that Galaxy S III as soon as you thought!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 June 2012 05:42 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 19 June 2012 07:00
Seems like the desire for Samsung’s upcoming superphone, the Galaxy S III, might be more than T-Mobile can handle. The carrier has decided to split up their launch to accommodate the tech thirsty throngs. Instead of a full fledged kick off this Thursday, T-Mob will open up the buy lines in 29 markets as well as sliding a limited stock of the device up on T-Mobile.com.
Six days later, the rest of the retail locations are expected to start selling the Galaxy S III, hopefully more will also be up on the website then too. Full, off contract price of the phone will be a hefty $629.99. Prices come down after that, $229.99 after mail-in rebate and depending on plan. Not the price most were looking for, especially with AT&T charging $199.99 upfront.
Hit the break to find out if you happen to live in one of the 29 markets lucky enough for launch…
Let the floodgates open, Samsung’s Galaxy S III hitting major carriers at once!
Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2012 06:52 Written by LoganDX Monday, 4 June 2012 03:23
It might be something close to a miracle but fans of Samsung’s Galaxy line can grab the incoming Galaxy S III on any of the major U.S. carriers, all at once! After the carrier dictated GS II launch, one that had Verizon snubbing the Android powered beauty, Samsung has a much more unified release of the newest super phone. I don’t know how Sammy was able to get the five
families carriers to all agree to play nice but whatever it was, they get geek points for doing it!
Besides the damn near simultaneous launch, we’re hearing the actual hardware is going to stay consistent with each carrier. No more hoping and praying that slick case you saw on your buddy’s Sprint GSIII will fit your AT&T version! Take note folks, this is something Apple has always done better than Android. Pricing may vary between the different carriers but most are looking at staying with the $199 for the 16GB model on a two-year contract price point. There will also be a 32GB monster available for around $249 but that one looks to an online only option.
The already announced features are sticking around as well. Android 4.0, Smart Stay, S-Voice, S-Beam and TouchWiz will be standard across the board, everyone gets the same tasty toys. Hardware specs are also expected the stay the same – dual-core 1.5GHz processor, Gorilla Glass 2.0, beefy 2,100 mAh battery and 2GB of RAM. Color conscious geeks have their choice of body hues, Pebble Blue and Marble White.
Each of the carriers will begin pre-orders as soon as June 5th, U.S. Cellular is bringing up the rear with pre-orders going live on the 12th. AT&T hasn’t announced exact dates yet, they just have a preview page up. Get with it Ma Bell, you have customers! Hit the break to peep Samsung’s full presser and watch your fave carrier for your chance to get your own!