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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.

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.

Nokia Lumia 928 Full Specs and Photo Gallery


Today, Nokia and Verizon officially announced the upcoming availability of the Nokia Lumia 928 in the United States, exclusively on the network of this wireless carrier starting with May 16, and full details on the handset’s specifications list are now available. 

The new flagship Windows Phone 8 device from the company arrives on shelves with a 4.5-inch touchscreen display, the same as the Lumia 920, but in a thinner and lighter body.Image

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Nokia Lumia 928 Full Specs and Photo Gallery

Lumia 928 measures ‎ 10.2 x 133.0 x 68.9 mm and weighs 162.0 grams (compared to ‎10.7 x 130.3 x 70.8 mm and 185.0 grams), and features an AMOLED screen, and not the IPS display of Lumia 920. The panel boasts a 1280 x 768 pixel resolution and a 334 ppi pixel density.

It also features Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection, super-sensitive capacitive touch capabilities, and can deliver 500 nits luminance in High Brightness Mode.

The new Windows Phone 8 device also features a 1.5GHz dual-core, Qualcomm MSM8960+WTR processor inside, along with 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, paired with 7GB of free SkyDrive storage.

On the back, the mobile phone sports a PureView 8.7MP photo snapper with Auto Focus, Carl Zeiss Tessar f/2.0, 26mm True 16:9 optics, Optical Image stabilization; Xenon Flash, LED for Video and HD 1080p Video Capture @ 30 fps.

There is also a 1.2-megapixel camera present on the front of the device, with HD 720p video capabilities, so that users could make video calls while on the go.

The new Nokia Lumia 928 sports an integrated 2000mAh battery, Li-po, BV 4-NW battery inside, capable of delivering up to 16.2 hours of talk time on 3G networks (compared to only 9.0 for Lumia 920).

Those who would like to learn more on the design of the new device should have a look at the video promo and photo gallery embedded below. A more detailed specs comparison between Lumia 928 and Lumia 920 can be found on this page on Nokia’s website.

Nokia’s new flagship Windows Phone 8 device will arrive on shelves in Black and White versions starting with May 16, priced at $99 (77 Euro) with the signing of a two-year contract agreement, Verizon announced earlier today.Image

 

Nokia Lumia 920 Hands On


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Nokia finally unveiled their flagship smartphone, the Lumia 920, in India. ‘Although the phone is still not out on shelves, Nokia allowed us to spend some quality time with the handset to test its new PureView camera with optical image stabilization.’. Here are some of our initial

Visually, the Lumia 920 looks almost identical to the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 900. Although Nokia has been recycling this design  for some time now, it still looks beautiful. Nokia has once again used polycarbonate plastic for the unibody design, which has a glossy finish that looks and feels great.

Much has been said about the weight of the Lumia 920. There is no doubt that the phone is heavier than many of the current high-end smartphones out there on the market today. But is that really a bad thing? Not really. It takes a while to adjust to the weight if you’re moving from a lighter device but after a couple of hours you hardly notice it. It’s also not that big an issue when it comes to carrying it around in your pocket. The solid polycarbonate body and the heft also means the phone feels built to last like few devices out there.

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Now coming to the camera, this was the main feature that Nokia invited us to test. We especially had a good opportunity to test the optical image stabilization used in the camera, a first for a mobile phone.

First impressions were quite positive. The images, on the phone’s display at least, looked absolutely amazing. This is partly due to the images themselves being pretty good and also because of the amazing display. Viewing the same images on a computer monitor revealed that quality was far from perfect, with chrominance noise being a major detraction. We were told the devices were pre-production units, so quality could improve with the retail units, which we look forward to reviewing in future.

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Moving on, the Lumia 920 uses a 4.5-inch, 1280 x 768 resolution, PureMotion HD+ LCD with ClearBlack technology. That sounds like a lot of jargon but what’s important is that the display looks fantastic. The colors are vivid yet natural and Nokia’s PureMotion tech ensures no motion blur while scrolling. The sunlight visibility is also excellent, thanks to the ClearBlack technology. Compared side by side to a Galaxy S III directly under the sun, the Lumia 920’s display was a lot clearer and less washed out. Also, you can use the touchscreen on the Lumia 920 even through

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As for the images stabilization, it didn’t make itself felt while shooting stills since the images were mostly taken in bright sunlight that significantly increases shutter speed. However, during videos, it did help smoothen some of the jerks associated with minor movements of the hands, compared to other smartphones. The videos obtained, as a result, were easily some of the best we have seen from a smartphone.

In terms of software, the Lumia 920 is running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system. Compared to other devices on the market, Nokia’s Lumia series gets the benefit of Nokia’s superior apps and services (Maps, Music, etc.) and also some exclusive games and apps from third party developers that you won’t find on devices from, say, HTC.

Unfortunately, at the end of the day, this is still Windows Phone 8, which means the app ecosystem is still in its infancy. Although Microsoft does like to boast of increasing app numbers at every event, the reality is that Windows Phone still lacks most of the major apps and games that you can get on iOS or Android, making a switch a rather difficult decision. In our short time with the Lumia 920, this was the only thing that bothered us the most, with everything else being very impressive.

Nokia is yet to announce when the Lumia 920 goes on sale in India and at what price. It is expected to go on sale some time in January and we hope Nokia does not overprice it at launch, unlike some of their recent high-end devices. The hardware is good enough to go head to head with the best smartphones out there but the software is still lacking, which is something both Nokia and the buyers need to keep in mind.

 

Microsoft Surface smartphone could be available in Q1 of 2013


 

ImageEarlier this year, reports indicated that Microsoft may be building its own handset that will run on the forthcoming Windows Phone 8 platform. Microsoft did not confirm or deny the speculation, but a spokesperson stated that Microsoft, together with its hardware partners, was focused on bringing Windows Phone 8 to the market this year. In what may add fuel to these rumours, a report by BGR has indicated that Microsoft may launch its own Windows Phone 8 handset that could be launched within the next few months.   The report states, “Utilizing a strategy much like the one it is using with Windows 8, Microsoft is now looking to have its cake and eat it too in the smartphone market. With a number of high-profile partners like Nokia and Samsung secured for the launch of Windows Phone 8 later this fall, a trusted source informed BGR several weeks ago that Microsoft is quietly working on an own-brand smartphone that will compete directly with high-end devices like Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S III, and also with Windows Phones built by its own vendor partners, of course.” The report goes on to state that BGR’s source has informed it that the handset is in the late stage of development, and that it will be launched in the coming months. The report also indicates that much like their tablets, this smartphone too will be launched under the Surface brand name. As for the launch period, it is likely that the handset will be available by the first quarter of 2013.  The report ends by noting, “BGR has been unable to confirm the exact timing of the launch, though a second well-placed source did suggest that Microsoft will likely not release an own-brand smartphone during the first round of Windows Phone 8 device launches coming ahead of the holidays this year.”  A recent report by Windows Phone Central also shares the same views on Microsoft unveiling a smartphone, “Information has come forward to Windows Phone Central that demonstrates Microsoft does have their own Windows Phone hardware in the works; in fact, we’ve heard it already exists and is in testing. The source(s) are known to us and not anonymous, though for obvious reasons we must keep them off the record”.  WPCentral speculates the reason behind Microsoft releasing a smartphone, “Sold through Microsoft Store, the devices could fill in a niche for Microsoft while their OEM partners can have the carriers. This would allow Microsoft to have their own “vision” of Windows Phone and a way to update the devices directly, with no one compromising their vision. In addition, their OEMs will mostly be kept “happy” since unlocked phones are not the crux of their business model.”

 

LIVE COVERAGE WITH AKSHAY Live from Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 event


 

By: AKHHAY with BGR | Sep 5th, 2012 at 09:38AMImageNokia (NOK) has seen limited interest in its early Windows Phones, but not nearly enough to prevent three consecutive quarterly losses that topped $1 billion each. 2012 is a year of transition for Microsoft’s (MSFT) software platforms, however, and Microsoft previewed its next-generation Windows Phone 8 platform back in June. Nokia is Microsoft’s premier Windows Phone partner, and now we finally get to see what the Finnish vendor has in store for its new line of Lumia smartphones. Recent leaks suggest the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 will be among the handsets Nokia unveils today, but who knows what else might be in store? Our live coverage of Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 press conference, which is scheduled to begin at around 10:00 a.m. Eastern, follows below.

9:40AM:Welcome to our live coverage of Nokia’s Lumia launch event! People are still making their way inside the venue and we’re probably at least 15-20 from getting started.Image

9:48AM:Not that there is any great mystery surrounding Nokia’s incoming Windows Phone 8 flagship handset, but it’ll probably look something like this:Image

9:53AM:Ok, it looks like they’re finally starting to push people towards their seats. Free food and bloggers are a dangerous combination.
9:56AM:They just announced that the show will start in a few minutes.ImageImageImage\
10:01AM:Stephen Elop, Nokia’s CEO has just taken the stage.
10:02AM:Nokia wants to offer users an alternative the standard grid of apps, etc. The answer, they determined, was Windows Phone.
10:04AM:Nokia’s Lumia 800 — the “first real Windows Phone” — and the Lumia 900 are responsible for Microsoft’s mobile market share growth and for developer interest according to Elop.
10:05AM:Now Elop is talking about the Asha line, Nokia has launched 10 of these devices for emerging markets.Image
10:06AM:Since those devices use a proxy for web browsing, it compresses and saves money on data.
10:06AM:Smartphone experience are happening on Asha today, and there’s more innovation in these space to come.Image
10:07AM:Today, we’re looking at ways to challenge the shortcoming of the mobile experiences of today.
10:07AM:Across all our strategies, we said Nokia would differentiate. We said we could create a distinctive Nokia experience

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10:08AM:One such place is in the camera space, and locational space which he’s talking about. Today, four out of five car navigation systems use Nokia platforms.
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10:10AM:We’re all excited about the next very important step. Jo Harlow is coming on stage to discuss Lumia.
10:10AM:We’re ready to take the next step…Image
10:11AM:A video is playing with the design of the Lumia and it’s focusing on the camera, and a large battery.
10:11AM:The Nokia Lumia 920. White, yellow, red colors, a PureView sensor, Snapdragon S4 processor, and more.

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10:12AM:”This is the most innovative smartphone in the world and here is why”ImageImage
10:12AM:Wireless charging, the latest PureView camera for taking the best photos.
10:13AM:We’ve built in wireless charging to squeeze more out of your day.

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10:13AM:The Nokia Lumia 920 captures better images and video than any competitor smartphone.
10:14AM:1.4 million images taken every day from mobile phones.Image
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10:16AM:She’s explaining shutter speed, and that the shutter has to stay open longer and that exposes it to movements in your hand that cause the blur from low light conditions.
10:16AM:Nokia’s PureView will let the shutter stay open longer, but won’t react to your hand’s shakiness.Image
10:17AM:The Nokia Lumia 920 has the best smartphone camera for taking pictures and video for everyday use and we wanted to help people find places to use it.

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10:17AM:Navigation.
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10:19AM:There’s even a daily commute feature that’s similar to what Google is offering.
10:19AM:Nokia: We have the strongest maps experience.ImageImageImage
10:21AM:I’d write about Nokia’s City Lens but…
10:22AM:”We set out to deliver the best viewing experience on any smartphone display. Welcome to Pureview HD+”
10:22AM:Pure Motion is the best smartphone display innovation from Nokia. It’s better than HD resolution. It has a fast refresh rate and the clarity is so incredible video pops off the screen. 4.5-inch curved glass display.
10:23AM:”When you scroll through a webpage the text is super sharp.ImageImageImage
10:24AM:The display detects sunlight and adjusts the levels on the display automatically with smart polarizers and brightness.
10:24AM:A nice 2,000mAh battery is built in…
10:24AM:Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, which provides up to 30 percent more battery than quad-core alternatives.

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10:25AM:Wireless charging so you don’t ever have to plug your phone in…
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10:26AM:Nokia’s using the Qi standard for charging so many other charging pads will work.

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10:28AM:Now, let’s talk about Windows Phone 8
10:28AM:Joe Belfiore is coming on stage from Microsoft.ImageImageImageImage
10:29AM:I’m going to spend 15 minutes talking about Windows Phone 8 and the Lumia 920
10:29AM:We’re intending for Windows Phone 8 to delivery the most personal experience that anyone can get on a smartphone.
10:30AM:New start screen experience with new tiles and the ability to customize it so it “suits me.”
10:31AM:He’s on to the People hub now
10:32AM:The people hub aggregates everything together, including texts, Facebook posts and messages.
10:33AM:There are over 100,000 Windows Phone apps, and a lot of the announced made in June related to core technology. The app platform becomes easier.
10:34AM:He’s grabbing a CNN app and getting the tile to pin to the home screen. He’s resized it and made it extra large so he can see the top headlines.