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Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 rolls out to Nexus S 4G, Galaxy Nexus via Sprint

Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G owners on Sprint’s network are now getting a bite of Jelly Bean.

Thanx to Karla Berruz for screen shot

As of yesterday, Android 4.1.1, aka Jelly Bean, has been available for Nexus users through OTA an over-the-air update. Owners of the Samsung phone can follow the steps on Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus update page to download and install the latest version if they don’t already have it.

The Nexus S 4G is also getting the Jelly Bean treatment over Sprint’s network. Like the update for the Galaxy Nexus, this one is available over the air. Users will receive a message asking whether to install the update now or later. Choosing to install it later will trigger reminders once or twice each day until it’s installed.
To manually install go HERE to download image file form Android Authority site!

Jelly Bean Running On Nexus S 4G

Original Post by:   at CNET

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Apple iPhone 5

 

As we look back over the past few years, one might certainly get the impression that Apple and Samsung are the best example of a love-hate relationship.

On one hand, Apple is Samsung’s biggest client when it comes to display panels, memory chips and CPUs – components that made their way into several popular Apple products such as the iPhone 4S and the new Apple iPad (third generation).

On the other, the two tech giants are absolute competitors in the smartphone market and are involved in various legal disputes all over the globe. As all love-hate relationships eventuallyturn out, the love is all gone, and all we now have left is the intense competition between the two.

Now that Apple has finally announced the intensely hyped iPhone 5, tech fans all over the world started analyzing how well does the Apple iPhone 5 stack up against the two current Samsung flagships: the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2. We’ve compared the Apple iPhone 5 with the Samsung Galaxy S3 in this article here, but seeing as the Samsung Galaxy S3 was launched back in May this year (that’s before the trial,) it is much more interesting to compare the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 against the Apple iPhone 5, as these are the first smartphones announced by Apple and Samsung after that controversial decision that everyone is talking about.

The post-trial products

 

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, let me bring you up to date: Apple and Samsung have been suing each other in various parts of the world for quite a while now, but up to a couple of months ago the two companies never actually went to trial in the USA. That changed back in July when lawyers from both Apple and Samsung were making their opening statements in the biggest tech trial ever. Following a very controversial decision, all U.S. models of the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S2 were deemed to infringe on various iPhone patents. Samsung was given a billion dollar fine and is facing an imminent U.S. ban for eight of the smartphones that were found to infringe on Apple’s patents.

After the trial was over (I can’t help noticing the huge publicity that both Samsung and Apple got out of the entire trial), both giants were bound to make a move. And so they did, as in an interval of only a couple of weeks Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Note 2 and Apple has officially announced the iPhone 5.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or the Apple iPhone 5: which is better and why?” This is the question on everyone’s lips! So let’s head out and find out the answer to that question, shall we?

Display & Footprint

The Apple iPhone 5 brings the most important change ever made to the iPhone line: a bigger display. While all previous 5 models of the Apple iPhone (original, 3G, 3GS, 4, and 4S) used a 3.5-inch display, the new Apple iPhone 5 uses a 4-inch display. The width of the phone is the same, but the screen is now longer just enough to accommodate an extra row of icons on the homescreen.

The width of the resolution is the same on the iPhone 5 as it is on the iPhone 4/4S: 640 pixels, but the height resolution has been increased to 1136 pixels. That gives the iPhone 5 display a PPI (Pixel Per Inch) density of 326. Apple also claims that the LCD retina display used on the iPhone 5 offers color saturation that’s 44 percent greater than on the iPhone 4S.

Apps that have not been optimized for the iPhone 5 will be letterboxed, meaning there will be 88 black pixels at the top and 88 at the bottom. The actual size of non-optimized iPhone 5 apps will remain consistent with the iPhone 4S: 960 x 640 pixels.

In the Samsung corner, the Galaxy Note 2 uses a gargantuan 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, one that natively runs a 720p resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) at a 267 PPI density. Samsung has opted to throw away the often criticized PenTile pixel arrangement and has used an RGB matrix, although it is arranged slightly different than what we’re used to. Hands-on reports claim that the Galaxy Note 2 display is probably the best display there is, perfect for viewing HD video or browsing the web.

But since the Super AMOLED display on the Galaxy Note 2 is 1.5-inches bigger than the Retina display used on the iPhone 5, this obviously translates into a larger footprint. The Galaxy Note 2 measures 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm and weighs in at a hefty 180 grams. The Apple iPhone 5 measures 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm and weighs 112 grams (the iPhone 5 is the lightest of all flagship smartphones at the time being).

As a very interesting side note, Apple claim that the iPhone 5 is the slimmest smartphone in the world, although the Oppo Finder is the actual bearer of the title, with a thickness of just 6.6mm. The Motorola Droid RAZR is also thinner than the iPhone 5, so I wonder where does Apple get its title belts from.

Using the Galaxy Note 2 display with just one hand can prove to be difficult for those of you with smaller hands. As expected, Apple claims that the iPhone 5 is designed to be used perfectly with just one hand.

Verdict: If consuming video content and browsing the web are your top priorities, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is obviously the right way to go. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a compact smartphone with a crisp display, the Apple iPhone 5 is a decent alternative.

Internal Hardware

CPU, GPU and RAM

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the bearer of the most impressive specs we’ve seen on an Android smartphone this far. Samsung took the Exynos 4412 quad SoC that it has used with the Galaxy S3 and slightly overclocked the processor. This way, you get a 1.6GHz quad-core A9 processor and a Mali 400 MP GPU alongside 2GB of RAM.

The Apple iPhone 5 uses the new Apple A6 SoC. Apple claims that the A6 CPU sports double the processing power of the A5 CPU, while the GPU is twice as fast as it was on the A5 SoC. Most experts are assuming that this numbers are when compared against the A5 SoC that you can find inside the iPhone 4S, and not against the A5X SoC that you can find inside the third generation iPad.

If Apple did not lie about these numbers (as it did when it claimed that the iPhone 5 is the slimmest smartphone in the world), the A6 SoC might prove to be faster than the Samsung Exynos 4412 chip inside the Note 2. However, we’ll have to wait for benchmark results to start rolling in before we give the “fastest smartphone in the world” crown over to the iPhone 5.

Note: If the Apple A6 SoC proves to be equally as fast (both CPU and GPU wise) as the Apple A5X, this would give the iPhone 5 a small advantage over the Galaxy Note 2 when it comes to CPU speed, and a major advantage over every single other smartphone out there when it comes to graphical performance. At the Apple conference where the iPhone 5 was unveiled, officials mentioned that the iPhone 5 will feature graphics performance that is almost on par with current gaming consoles such as the Microsoft Xbox 360 or the Sony Playstation 3.

3G & LTE

Another major change that was brought to the iPhone line starting with the iPhone 5 is LTE connectivity. The iPhone 5 will arrive in three versions, and you should choose one depending on your carrier:

  • The North American GSM A1428 model for use on AT&T in the US and Bell/Virgin, Rogers/Fido and Telus/Koodo in Canada
  • The CDMA model A1429 supports Sprint and Verizon’s CDMA network in the U.S. and KDDI in Japan.
  • The Europe/Asia bound GSM A1429 model for use in Germany (on Deustche Telecom), UK (Everything Everywhere), Australia (Optus/Virgin and Telstra), Japan (Softbank), Singapore (SingTel), Hong Kong (SmarTone) and South Korea (SK Telecom and KT)

Back to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2, an LTE-enabled version of the smartphone has been promised to arrive soon, although no official statement was made regarding a release time frame or LTE band compatibility. We’ll update this article with Galaxy Note 2 LTE info as it becomes official.

Internal Storage, Cameras & More

As it was expected, the iPhone 5 comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants, with no SD expansion slot available. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with the same three internal storage options and also adds an SD card slot that can work with SD cards up to 64GB in size.

On to the cameras, Apple claims that the iPhone 5 will use an improved version of the 8MP iSight camera that was featured by the iPhone 4S, although we’ll have to wait for uncontrolled test photos to show up before we can make any comment on the actual quality improvements. The 8MP camera on the Galaxy Note 2 is the same camera used by Samsung on the Galaxy S3. Steve Wozniak, one of the people who helped build Apple in the ’70s has mentioned in a recent interview with Bloomberg, that he finds the camera on the Galaxy S3 to be better than that of the iPhone 4S, so it’s interesting to see how much better the camera on the iPhone 5 is (if at all).

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that the iPhone 5 might be able to capture pictures of higher quality than the Galaxy Note 2, although even one of the most basic point and shoot dedicated cameras are preferable to both sensors in question here.

On to the “more” segment, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has NFC and a standard microUSB port for charging and data, while the iPhone 5 does not come with an NFC chip (I’ve seen plenty argue that NFC is still a developing technology, one that is currently not needed by most people) and a proprietary port for data and charging (why Apple, why?).

Verdict: We’ll have to wait for benchmark results to check Apple’s claims on the A6 SoC (we’ll update this section when we have some numbers), but leaving that aside, LTE compatibility with networks all over the world could mean that iPhone 5 haters will only have to grab on to the lack of a microSD slot and no NFC chip.


OS & Ecosystem

If you’re an Android fan, you surely know that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was the first flagship smartphone to launch with the latest version of Android available, namely Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (as usual, Samsung has slapped its proprietary user interface – TouchWiz – on top). You can read more about how cool Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is in the previous article here. But Samsung decided not to stop here, and has added a few neat features that are unique to the Galaxy Note 2 to buttery sweetness of Jelly Bean.

The first set of features that I would like to mention as being an advantage for the Galaxy Note 2 over the iPhone are called the Smart Actions. Smart Actions are also available for the Galaxy S3, and you can read more about them in the previous article here.

The second set of software features that are unique to the Galaxy Note 2 have everything to do with the unique Galaxy Note Accessory, the S-Pen. Just to call them out by name, the S-Pen enabled Galaxy Note 2 comes with a few very interesting features such as Air View, Quick Commands, PopUp Note, Easy Clip, Enhanced Handwriting, Photo Note, and an improved version of Samsung’s S Note app.

Apple’s iPhone 5 uses iOS version 6, an operating system that was available in beta for some months. While iOS clearly represents an evolutionary step forward, it is still a walled garden, a cage that offers little room for customization. On the other hand, the Apple App Store is a bit more versatile than Google Play when it comes to apps, and a lot more diversified when it comes to movies, songs and books.

Overall, those of you with limited technical knowledge might want to use Apple’s iOS as it’s fairly bulletproof against non-techs. On the other hand, if you want complexity and the ablity to customize the hell out of your smartphone, Android is the only way to go!

Verdict: The website’s called Android Authority, so you should be able to figure this out for yourself!

Prices, Release Dates

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will launch in various markets around the world starting October. A U.S. launch is also scheduled for late 2012. We have no information regarding any actual dates, nor do we have any pricing info at this time, but we’ll update this article whenever such info becomes available.

The Apple iPhone 5 will be available for pre-order in nine countries starting with September 14. In the United States, the Apple iPhone 5 release date is scheduled for Sepember 21 and will be priced at $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 32GB model and $399 for the 64GB model. These are all on-contract prices, ones that you can sign with Sprint, Verizon or AT&T.

Other markets such as the UK, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore will also get the iPhone 5 starting September 21, although pricing information for these countries is currently unavailable (yeah, we’ll update this too when the time comes!).

A Conclusion

To me, it’s funny how far Apple fanboys and Apple haters go when discussing the iPhone 5. It is certainly not the best smartphone for everyone, although it will surely prove to be a good smartphone for most users. It’s designed to work well for everybody. If you’re not a power user and all you really want is a compact smartphone that’s fast, sleek and responsive, get the iPhone 5.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is for those of us that want the biggest display they can get on a smartphone. It’s for those of us that want Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (and all its complexity) out of the box. It’s for those of you that draw often, those of you that are not afraid of picking up what looks like a pen (any S-Pen pun would be useless at this point, wouldn’t it?) and actually drawing things on their smartphone.

Personally, I stand by Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2. It’s a kick-ass smartphone with more personality than I’ve ever encountered on a device so far. The Galaxy Note 2 is unique. The Apple iPhone 5 isn’t!

Original Post: by  HERE

 

Samsung GALAXY Note 2

 

 

While we can’t say it was a shock, Samsung’s latest superphone has arrived — and it’s got a new stylus. The Galaxy Note II pushes the screen frontier to 5.5 inches wide, with another HD Super AMOLED display, this time at 1,280 x 720. Despite that expansion the phone is a mere 9.4mm thick, while it now houses a larger capacity (faster charging) 3,100mAh battery and a quad-core Exynos processor clocked at 1.6GHz. As the Galaxy Note was to the Galaxy S II, so the Note II takes some design riffs from theGalaxy S III, with the same rounded edges, glossy finish and extra software piled atop its Android base. There’s also Samsung’s reliable 8-megapixel camera sensor on the back, capable of 1080p video-recording.

The great news is that the Galaxy Note II will be launching on Jelly Bean — no laborious waiting for those over-the-air updates for Google’s very latest. Software additions are understandably heavily weighted towards the phablet’s S Pen advances. The stylus itself now has a rubber nib, which Samsung reckons will offer an experience closer to pen and paper. User can add “Quick Commands” to their stylus gestures, while “Air View” allows you to peruse galleries and folders by floating the stylus just above the screen. Samsung’s also added an Easy Clip ability to crop and share from anything beaming out from the Note II’s 16:9 screen. Stylus functionality has been gifted to the calendar (S Planner) and the native email app, while the S Pen itself will now notify your phone if it’s left behind. The device will launch in Titanium Grey and Marble White, arriving internationally before the end of the year.

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NBA needs to approve Dwight Howard to L.A.!

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ESPNand other news organizations reported Thursday night that a four-team blockbuster trade that will send Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers is complete, pending NBA approval.

“He’s ecstatic … just incredibly happy to be moving on to the Lakers, moving out of Orlando,” ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith said of a conversation with Howard. “He’s just anxious to put the events of the past behind him. … His attitude is this is second home to him already (because Howard has spent time in Los Angeles rehabilitating his back).

“One of the things he told me, ‘I can assure you I’m happy to be here.’ ”

The trade is set to go down like this, ESPN reports: The Lakers will receive Howard from the Orlando Magic; the Philadelphia 76ers will receive Lakers centerAndrew Bynum and Magic guard Jason Richardson; the Denver Nuggets will receive 76ers guard Andre Iguodala; and the Magic will get Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo and forward Al Harrington, 76ers center Nikola Vucevic and forwardMaurice Harkless and one protected future first-round pick from each of the other three teams.

The Lakers have a long history of acquiring elite centers:

  • They received Wilt Chamberlain in 1968 from the 76ers for three players who were not better than Wilt Chamberlain.
  • They got Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (and Walt Wesley) in 1975 from the Milwaukee Bucks for four players who were not better than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
  • They signed Shaquille O’Neal away from the Magic as a free agent in 1996.
  • They traded for Pau Gasol in 2008, sending the Memphis Grizzlies three players and two draft picks, none of whom ended up better than Pau Gasol. (Though Marc Gasol, one of the pieces of the trade, is an excellent NBA center in his own right.)

Now Howard joins the list and joins Pau Gasol in the post for the Lakers.

“Lakers did it again, getting a center. … It’s a great deal for the Lakers, obviously,” Hall of Famer Chris Mullin said on ESPN. “This catapulted the Lakers next to, if not above, the Oklahoma City Thunder.”

The trade still needs to be approved by the league. ESPN Los Angeles reports that a trade call with the league office has been scheduled for Friday.

If approved, this would drastically change the Lakers’ starting five from last season to Kobe BryantSteve Nash (acquired from the Phoenix Suns last month), Metta World Peace, Gasol, and Howard.

Howard skipped his annual camp this week in Orlando while rehabbing in Los Angeles. Campers were given refunds.

Original post by By Simon Samano, USA TODAY

Samsung: Galaxy Note 10.1 available globally this month

The Galaxy Note 10.1 will finally arrive on store shelves internationally this month, Samsung has announced. The stylus-toting tablet has received hardware and software upgrades since we first saw it at Mobile World Congress in February, and now has a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM and a jazzed up version of Samsung’s TouchWiz UX. The tablet’s chassis itself has also been upgraded since we first saw it in Barcelona, and now features a slot to hold that pressure-sensitive “S Pen.”

In today’s announcement the manufacturer also highlighted capabilities like the “S Note” note-taking app first seen on the original Galaxy Note, as well as the ability to run multiple apps on a single screen. Samsung seems keen to target the Note 10.1 as a more practical tablet for students and business professionals, on account of the combination of pen input and a larger 10.1-inch screen.

The tablet’s certainly had an interesting path to release. As we said, it appeared at MWC earlier this year before being sent back to the drawing board. And in the U.S., the tablet remains unannounced ahead of an event in New York City on Aug. 15. Despite this, one retailer already has stock, and says it’s currently shipping out to customers across the country.

No pricing or exact release dates were specified in today’s presser — we’d expect these details to be worked out on a country-by-country basis. However, we do know the Galaxy Note 10.1 will be available at first in Wifi-only and HSPA flavors, with an LTE version due to arrive later in the year.

We’ve got today’s full press release, and a complete spec list for the Note 10.1, after the break.

Network

HSPA+ 21Mbps (HSDPA 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps)Quad Band 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

Processor

1.4 GHz quad-core processor

Display

55.8mm (10.1”) WXGA(1280×800) LCD + Digitizer

OS

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Camera

Main(Rear): 5 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED FlashSub(Front): 1.9 Megapixel VT Camera

Video

Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, MV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8Format: 3GP(MP4), WMV(ASF), AVI, FLV, MKV, WebM

Full HD(1080p) Playback & HD Recording

Audio

Codec: MP3, OGG, WMA, AAC, ACC+, eAAC+, AMR(NB,WB), MIDI, WAV,AC-3, Flac

Music Player with SoundAlive

3.5mm Ear Jack

S Pen Optimized Features

S Pen Experience (S Note, S Planner, My Story)(* more S Pen optimized apps are available via Samsung Apps)
Multiscreen
Adobe® Photoshop® Touch
Shape Match, Formula Match
Polaris Office

Sharing Features

Samsung AllShare Play / Samsung AllShare Cast
Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air

Content Features &Services

Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel
Samsung Apps
Samsung Hub- nbsp; Music Hub / ame ub

– nbsp; Learning Hub* / eaders Hub* / ideo Hub* / Media Hub*(US only)

(Availability of Learning Hub and Video Hub are limited by market.

Readers Hub will be available to download from Samsung Apps later this year)

Samsung S Suggest
Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service
Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads

Enterprise Solutions

Exchange ActiveSyncOn-Device Encryption

Cisco VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Juniper Junos Pulse VPN

GPS

A-GPS(3G version)S-GPS(WiFi version)

Glonass

Connectivity

Bluetooth technology v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support)USB 2.0 Host

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 &5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Channel Bonding

mHL, 3.5mm, IR LED(Smart Remote: Universal Remote Control)

Sensor

Accelerometer, Digital compass, Light, Gyroscope

Memory

16/32/64GB User memory + 2GB (RAM)microSD (up to 64GB)

Dimension

262 x 180 x 8.9 mm, 600g (3G), 97g WiFi)

Battery

Standard battery, Li-ion 7,000mAh

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10.1 AVAILABLE GLOBALLY IN AUGUST

Samsung inspires a culture of active content creation, productivity and learning

London UK, August 6 2012 – Samsung today announced the launch of the Galaxy Note 10.1, an extension of the Galaxy Note category. The Galaxy Note 10.1 offers the functionality and precision of a pen and paper on a 10.1-inch large display, which will enable people to amplify their creativity, productivity, and learning ability.

Providing an intuitive experience and armed with a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM for enhanced performance, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is designed to simplify the process of capturing ideas, accessing information and multi-tasking, making each easier and faster and allowing people to express their ideas in an efficient way.

Simon Stanford, Vice President, UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “Following the success of the very first Galaxy Note which we launched at the end of last year, we’re delighted that our UK customers will now be able to experience the evolution of this device for themselves. The Galaxy Note 10.1 is a product we are very excited about and will offer our customers a new way to use and experience a tablet device. As well as being able to consume content such as videos, photos, document and the Internet, the Galaxy Note 10.1 also gives them the power to produce, create and customise that same content – something they won’t get from any other product on the market.”

The Galaxy Note 10.1 incorporates key intuitive features and capabilities such as side-by-side multitasking. This is thanks to its ‘Multiscreen’ on a 10.1-inch large screen; unique S Pen with a variety of S Note templates and productive tools (Shape Match and Formula Match); Learning Hub* for accessing educational curricula and Adobe’s premium creative application Photoshop® Touch.

True Multi-Tasking with Multiscreen feature

With the Galaxy Note 10.1’s Multiscreen feature, it’s possible to use two different applications side-by-side simultaneously. So Web pages and videos can be viewed, or applications launched using one half of the screen, at the same time as the other half is used for writing or sketching ideas with the S Pen. What’s more, customers can capture and crop images, and paste them onto the other screen to make personal notes. The Multiscreen feature allows people to be more productive and efficient whilst also enjoying multimedia content. Galaxy Note 10.1 brings a new culture of creation through the owner’s own notes, and enables an entirely new experience to improve productivity and enjoyment.

S Pen & S Note for Personalised and Organised Note-taking

Featuring its advanced 6.5mm S Pen, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is optimised for the creation of personalised and expressive content in the most natural and intuitive way. The S Pen’s feel and functionality are specifically designed for an optimal experience on the 10.1-inch screen. The S Pen is embedded directly in the device and, when removed, automatically launches specially optimised applications, including S Note, S Planner, Crayon physics, Adobe® Photoshop® Touch, and Polaris Office.

Alternatively, people can easily set their preferred application to be launched instantly. For example, S Note can be launched instantly when the S Pen is taken out from the device. Owners can also tap the screen twice while pressing the S Pen button for quick S Note access via the S Note-dedicated widget, which can be easily moved anywhere on the display, never hindering or obstructing creativity or productivity.

The S Note is a unique tool that enables notes and sketches to be combined with other digital content in ready-to-use templates. The Shape Match and Formula Match features help correct and digitise geometric shapes and solve numeric formulas hand-written with the S Pen. The S Note is also integrated with knowledge search engines so that content can be searched for and information obtained, and then easily drag and dropped onto S Notes without having to switch between screens. Exclusively pre-loaded on Galaxy Note 10.1, the Adobe® Photoshop® Touch application means owners can professionally edit photos with the ease and precision of the S Pen.

Active Learning Experience

The Galaxy Note 10.1 is an ideal learning tool that allows students to take notes directly on an eTextbook whilst in lectures, or research the Web at the same time as writing an essay. Samsung’s Learning Hub service is optimised for Galaxy Note 10.1 allowing owners to access extensive multimedia educational content whatever their age. This content includes eTextbooks, video lectures, interactive coaching and much more, and can be shared with multiple Samsung devices. Furthermore, Learning Hub comes with a learning management system providing schedule management and performance and achievement management tools so students of any age can learn at their own pace.

Superior Hardware Performance

Galaxy Note 10.1 is designed with advanced hardware technology, including a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of internal RAM. Seamless multi-tasking, high-standard graphics, and blazing-fast performance without any lag are essential features of the device. The Galaxy Note 10.1 also includes a 5- megapixel main camera and a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera.

Several other features have been added to the Galaxy Note 10.1, including Smart Stay, which tracks the owner’s eye to ensure that the screen is always on while being looked at; and Pop Up Play, which allows a video to be watched anywhere on the screen while simultaneously running other tasks. With AllShare® Play, content can be shared with a large group in real-time by connecting the Galaxy Note 10.1 to Samsung HD TVs, mobile tablets, laptops, and other consumer electronic devices on the same network. With AllShare Group Cast, people can also share and collaborate on documents, presentations, or images without loading the files separately.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 comes in three connectivity options: WiFi-only and WiFi-and-3G HSPA-Plus connectivity, which are both available at launch, and WiFi-and-LTE which will be available later this year.

Original post by ALEX DOBIE Europe Editor at Android Central

Root for T-Mobile – AT&T – Sprint – Rogers Samsung Galaxy S3

Now that ya got your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S3 Featuring a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and a massive 2 GB of RAM, the Galaxy S3 is certainly a mean machine when it comes to delivering the ultimate user experience.  Designed to be a lightning-fast device, the Galaxy S3 can hold many applications in the background thanks to its large memory.
Now all ya need is the ability to unleash its full potential.

Thanx to CMTeamEpic for putting this all together for us.

CWM recovery ,Root from recovery & Unroot .zip & stock restore:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1743780

Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide. Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.

Instructions

  1. Install CWM recovery on your phone.
  2. Copy TeamEpic-Root-from-Recovery-v*.zip in your phone’s internal storage.
  3. Boot into Recovery.
    • Power off.
    • Power on, immediately hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons until recovery appears.
  4. Flash TeamEpic-Root-from-Recovery-v*.zip.
  5. Now when you boot into Samsung’s ROM, you should be able to authorize root applications via the Superuser application.
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Sprint EVO3D updating to Ice Cream Sandwich

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Looks like the Sprint HTC EVO 3D has begun getting its update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. That’s according RockLight from Android Central forums, and other folks are seeing updates also. Not too many reports of updates yet, so this could just be the initial trickle, or perhaps folks are just sleeping in, or gave up and went the custom ROM route already. Looks like folks are waking up and seeing this one across the board. The timing’s right, as Sprint had said to expect it by early August.

As a reminder, here’s what’s new:

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A refined, evolved user interface that is simple, beautiful and useful Face Unlock: use state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to unlock your phone with a smile Redesigned camera app which introduces Scenes like Panorama, and Effects such as Vignette, Depth of Field, Vintage and Posterize Web browser now lets you sync Google Chrome™ bookmarks, request full desktop versions of sites, see your open tabs in a new layout People: browse friends, family and coworkers, see their photos in high-resolution and check their latest status updates from Google+ Improved keyboard with incredibly accurate typing, an inline spell checker and improved copy and paste support Redesigned Gmail™ app that now lets you swipe between conversations to catch up quickly and search for emails even
without a data connection Google+ integration that lets you hangout and video chat with up to 10 friends using your front-facing camera

So, be on the lookout for a 300-megabyte or so update, and try not to let your HTC Rezound-toting friends see you gloat too much.

Originally Posted by Phil Nickinson
Android Central