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Confirmed: Samsung global will announce the Galaxy S5 later this month. report :-akki


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Samsung recently sent out invitations to a press conference that will take place ahead of the annual Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona later this month. Dubbed Unpacked 5, the presence of “5″ in the event’s title caused the tech press to jump to the conclusion that Samsung’s next flagship phone, the Galaxy S5, would debut at the event. That notion remained speculation until Wednesday morning, when The New York Times confirmed that Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 will in fact debut at the company’s February 24th press conference.

The report also notes that Samsung should and will shift its focus away from gimmicky features in the Galaxy S5.

Hmm, where have we heard that advice before?

Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 is expected to feature a new AMOLED display with 2K resolution that measures about 5.2 inches diagonally. Reports also suggest the phone will include a quad-core Snapdragon processor or an octa-core Samsung Exynos chipset depending on region, 3GB of RAM, 32 or 64GB of memory, a 16-megapixel camera, a 3.2-megapixel front-facing camera, a 3,200 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat.

The NYT also says that Samsung will unveil a sequel to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch during its event later this month.

Google’s new wearable project is a smart contact lens with medical uses.


Google’s new wearable project is a smart contact lens with medical uses
ImageGoogle loves wearables and this time it’s getting even closer to your body with a developmental smart contact lens. Through miniaturized electronics, it can apparently measure the levels of glucose in your tears, offering diabetics an easier way to monitor their condition without the needles and the blood — something we’ve reported on a several before. A tiny (really tiny) wireless chip and glucose sensor are wedged between two layers of “biocompatible” contact lens material, and Google is saying that it’s already working on embedding tiny LED lights for notifications, too. There’s been no shortage of developmental contact lens tech over the last few years, but the clout of Google means this could well be the most realistic mainstream offering, in addition to its very practical use cases. Google is currently angling for partners with more expertise in the medical market to help make it happen and is “in discussions with the FDA” to ensure the tech ticks all the right healthcare boxes before it progresses further.

Recode’s got a deep dive on the make-up of the smart contact: we’ve added their science textbook-grade diagram right after the break.

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Update Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware


XXMC3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official firmware for Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200 is now available for download. You can get this latest Jelly Bean firmware for the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus from Samsung KIES, or if you can’t get this update for your region, you can always follow our easy tutorial below for manually updating your tablet with this new firmware using Odin. P6200XXMC3 was just released earlier today so it will be rolled out to all the regions in a few days/weeks. This is an unbranded firmware and can be installed on any Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. You can install XXMC3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official firmware on Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200 now using the tutorial below.

As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200 to XXMC3 Android 4.1.2 official firmware using ODIN. Make sure youbackup all your data from the given tools below as a precaution and don’t forget to read the important tips given below as you have to keep them in mind. You never know when something might go wrong. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.

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Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial ;-)

XXMC3 Android 4.1.2 Firmware Details:

PDA: P6200XXMC3
CSC: P6200OXAMC3
Version: 4.1.2
Date: 2013 March
Regions:

If you plan on rooting this tablet or are still confused for why to root Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the Android 4.1.2 USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

  • Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
  • Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
  • Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
  • Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
  • Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
  • Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup datamanually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your tablet, we strongly recommend you to also backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing tablet set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android tablet to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your tablet goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmwareupdate or installing mods etc. — your tablet might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your tablet is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and updateGalaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200 to XXMC3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware.

FIRST LIVE SAMSUNG GALAXY S IV REVEALED ON VIDEO AHEAD OF DEBUT [VIDEO]


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A smartphone said to be Samsung’s (005930) next-generation Galaxy S IV has been revealed in a hands-on video published by the same source who previously leaked still images of the phone. The new Samsung handset pictured in the video lines up with earlier rumors and appears to match a teaser image published late Monday by Samsung. The Galaxy S IV is expected to feature a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080p resolution, an eight-core Exynos chipset, up to 64GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and new touch-free control features that work by tracking the user’s eyes. The full video of the purported Galaxy S IV follows below.

 

How to Watch the Samsung Galaxy S IV Launch Online


We’re just hours away from the Samsung Galaxy S IV smartphone launch in New York City, the first time the Korean manufacturer will unveil a device in the U.S. and not overseas.

The event — which kicks off at 7:00 p.m. ET at Radio City Music Hall, just blocks away from competitor Apple’s flagship store — will be live streamed viaSamsung Mobile’s YouTube page and broadcast in Times Square. We’ve also embedded the stream above for your viewing pleasure.

For those following along on Twitter, Samsung is urging fans to use the hashtag #Unpacked, a reference to its much-hyped “Unpacked” marketing campaign.

There has been a lot of fanfare leading up to the event. First, it handed out paper invitations at Mobile World Congress conference last month — a move we’d expect from Apple — by drawing attention away from the show and onto its upcoming launch. Then, the company organized a flash mob.

There have also been teaser trailers and a tweet from Samsung of a picture of Galaxy S IV shown amid a shadowy background.

So what are we expecting? If leaked images and videos are any indication, we will likely see the device run on Android 4.2.2. and tout a quad-core 1.8GHz processor, 5-inch (1080p) display, 13-megapixel camera and 2GB of RAM. Features such as Floating Touch, Eye Scroll and SmartPause are also rumored, as well.

Image courtesy of Samsung

 

5 Smartphones Worth Buying Above 30,000


Bangalore: The Indian smartphone market is very saturated. With new smartphones entering the market every day the decision as to which on to buy keeps getting tougher and tougher.

To make the decision a bit simpler here are a list of 5 smartphones above 30,000 which are worth buying!

5. HTC One X
Price: 
34,695 as seen

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The flagship smartphone from HTC is definitely a winner in this category. The design and specifications do not fail to disappoint at all. It comes with a 4.7 inch HD Super LCD 2 touch screen display which boats of a resolution of 1280 X 720 pixels. The screen comes with Gorilla Glass Strength which makes it strong and sturdy.  The screen specifications make the phone a favorite among gaming enthusiast.

One X is powered by a 1.5 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 mobile processor and is backed by 1 GB of RAM. The hone comes with a 16 GB internal memory option. But unfortunately the phone is missing a slot for a microSD card. This means that there is nothing much one can do about the memory space. It functions on Android 4.0 Ice Cream sandwich operating system.

But if you willing to wait for the successor of One X then HTC has launched HTC One X + which comes with improved specifications.

4. Samsung Galaxy S III
Price:  33,900

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Yet another flagship smartphone to figure on the list is Galaxy S III from Samsung. From the day it was released till date S III is hitting jack pot after jack pot. In fact in many surveys S III has actually managed to dislodge Apple’s iPhone from the number 1 slot.

The smartphone comes with a gigantic 4.8 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Like HTC One X this smartphone also comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection.  Galaxy S III is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad core cortex Exynos processor.

The phone functions on Android 4.1 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, but recently Samsung has rolled out updates to Jelly Bean operating system. The phone comes with three memory variants; 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB with a slot for the microSD card that allow the user to expand the memory up to 64 GB.

3. iPhone 5 
Price: 45,500

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Each iPhone that makes its way into the market is lighter and faster. The iPhone 5 is no exception. Barring the few minor glitches the iPhone 5 is a smartphone that is worth buying. The smartphone comes with a 4 inch Retina display with a resolution of 640 X 1136 pixels. The screen boasts of 326 pixels per inch density. The screen also comes with an oleophobic coating which means that the screen will not feature finger print smudges.

iPhone5 functions on a super fast Apple A 6 quad core processor which makes sure that the applications are not slow.

When compared to its predecessor, the new iPhone is up to 18 per cent thinner and along with that it is 20 per cent lighter. It comes with an 8 mega pixel camera. The phone also boats of a Panorama picture capture mode.  The secondary front facing camera comes with specification of 1.2 mega pixels.

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Price: Rs 38,900

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The Samsung Note 2 comes with a 5.5 inch HD Super AMOLED touch screen which automatically puts this gadget in the phablet section. The screen boasts of a resolution of 1280 X 720 pixels. It is powered by a 1.6 GHz quad core A-9 Cortex Exynos processor backed by 2 GB of RAM.

The phablet functions on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.

When it was initially launched it faced a lot of criticism with its size but slowly with its specifications it won over the audience and in two months Samsung sold 5 million units of the gadget.  It features an 8 mega pixel camera which comes with features like auto focus and LED flash. It also comes with a 1.9 mega pixel front facing camera that allows the user to make video calls.

The Note 2 also comes with the Popup Note feature which allows the user to open the S Note instantly in the form of a pop up window on your screen.

1. LG Optimus Vu
Price: 30,500

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The flagship smartphone from LG; Optimus Vu comes with a 5 inch HD-IPS LCD capacitive touch screen  with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. The smartphone is powered by a 1.5 GHz Nvidia Tegra which is backed by 1 GB of RAM. the phone boats of 32 GB of internal storage but it is missing a microSD slot.

The smartphone functions on Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system which will soon see an update to Jelly Bean operating system according to LG. It has an 8 megapixel rear camera with features like autofocus and LED flash. It also comes with a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera which allows the users to make video calls.

LG has till now been launching devices at frequent intervals while keeping its fans happy. Now, with its new flagship device LG Optimus Vu, LG’s fans are certainly in for a treat.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Samsung Galaxy S IV leaked press release shots?


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English: Samsung Logo Suomi: Samsungin logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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We of SamMobile just received a huge tip from our insider at Samsung and according to him this is the next generation of the Galaxy S series, the Galaxy S IV. We can’t 100% confirm if this is indeed the Galaxy S IV but the picture he sent us looks really sharp and doesn’t look fake at all. The design of the device looks also very similar to the design of the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Premier, which makes this picture more authentic.

By looking at the picture of the device we observed a few things, the device will use on-screen buttons as there is no home-button present on the device (Finally), the bezel around the device is much thinner and the device features a large display.

We didn’t get any confirmation on the specifications of the Galaxy S IV but the rumoured specifications are listed below:
– Exynos 5450 Quad-Core CPU clocked at 2.0GHz
Mali-T658 GPU
– 2GB of RAM
– 4.99” SuperAMOLED FULL HD resolution (1080×1920) Display
– 13 Megapixel Rear Facing Camera
– 2 Megapixel Front Facing Camera
– Android 4.2.1 (Out of the box)

Reaction **YDD**:
– Source claimed to have more pictures.
– It’s hard to believe.
– Mix between Galaxy S III / Galaxy Premier could make this render (press photo) looks real.
– Before the official presentation by Samsung is nothing 100% sure.

GALAXY S IV MAY NOT HAVE AN UNBREAKABLE DISPLAY AFTER ALL


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English: Samsung Logo Suomi: Samsungin logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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MOBILE December 13, 2012 at 4:32 PM by 

 

According to earlier rumors, Samsung’s (005930) follow-up to its enormously successful Galaxy S III smartphone would come with a class-leading unbreakable display using the company’s flexible AMOLED technology, but The Verge now reports that the upcoming Galaxy S IV smartphone will not feature the new technology. The Verge’s unnamed source notes that “flexible screens are still a while off,” and instead we should expect a full HD display with a pixel resolution of 1920 x 1080, similar to what we have seen on HTC’s (2498DROID DNA. As for a release date, the handset “definitely won’t” debut at the Consumer Electronic Show in January and may not be announced at Mobile World Conference in February either. It is speculated that Samsung may set aside its own event to launch the flagship device just as it did for the Galaxy S III.

 

Samsung releases list of devices slated for Jelly Bean upgrade


 

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Samsung has begun rolling out its first, official Jelly Bean update to its coveted Galaxy S IIIsmartphone. The first Jelly-Bean (Android v4.1.1) update is for Poland. Now, The Vergereports that the South Korean giant has, in an email, released the full list of devices scheduled to receive the upgrade to Jelly Bean.

The list comprises the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S Advance, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy Chat, Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy Beam, Galaxy Ace Plus, Galaxy Mini 2, and Galaxy S Duos; four tablets: the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Note 10.1; and an unknown device, the Galaxy Music. The Verge shares further that it tried to get in touch with Samsung to know more about the lesser known device.Image

Samsung will roll out the latest Android OS to other countries subsequently. “You can use KIES or OTA (Over-The-Air) to update to the latest version of Android. Make sure you’re on WIFI and that your battery is at least on 50 percent. If you want to flash, you’ll need to download the firmware and use ODIN to flash,” revealed a SamMobile report.

We had reported earlier that Jelly Bean would be served to the Galaxy S III by October, speaking of which, The Verge in its report, elaborates that the timing of the Jelly Bean updates coming to the S III will vary depending on a user’s location and wireless carrier.

The Samsung Galaxy S III comes with Android v4.0.4 out of the box, and is fuelled by a 2100mAh battery. The S III is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 4 processor and sports an 8MP shooter.

Here is a quick look at the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S III:

  • 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi with DLNA support
  • GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
  • USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 8MP camera with AF, LED flash, BSI sensor and 1080p HD video recording
  • 1.9MP front facing camera with a resolution of 720p for video chat
  • 16/ 32/ 64GB Internal memory, expandable up to 64GB

The much-talked-about Google I/O 2012 saw the search giant unveiling the latest flavour of Android, Jelly Bean.

Some of the highlighted features of the Jelly Bean OS include:

  • Project Butter – As the name suggests, this feature aims to make the operating system on devices extremely smooth.
  • Text Input: The keyboard is a lot faster and more accurate.
  • Camera – On the camera side of things, the new OS brings to the table new UI and gestures, allowing users to swipe sideways, if they want to access a gallery. It is also possible to delete images by swiping them off the screen.
  • Notifications – With Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean), the notifications bar has also received an upgrade.

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Nokia Infographic Compares Lumia 920 to iPhone 5


Nokia Infographic Compares Lumia 920 to iPhone 5

Nokia Infographic Compares Lumia 920 to iPhone 5

Nokia has posted an infographic comparing the Lumia 920 with the new iPhone 5.

The devices are compared on Camera, Image, Map, Charging, Accessory, Screen, UI, Design, and Color.

While the comparison is clearly meant to promote the Lumia 920 it’s not as slanted as Samsung’s recent ad comparison of the Galaxy S III and iPhone 5.

Take a look below…