Not bothered about the new iPhones? After something with a big screen and Android at its heart? Well, that’s what Samsung’s Galaxy Note family is all about, and the company has announced the latest member of the clan will be hitting the UK October 10th, a week before the US. The super-sized Galaxy Note 4, with its 5.7-inch Quad HD display and high-end specs all around, is now up for preorder, but only at Samsung’s “Experience” stores. Carriers and retailers will be able to open up reservations from September 26th, with Samsung specifically naming Three and Carphone Warehouse as guaranteed partners. We haven’t got any juicy pricing information to share with you just yet, but should be able to let you know where the best deals lie nearer the time. Spoiler: it’s unlikely to be at Phones4u.
Via: Android Central
Want a curved display from Samsung but don’t quite have the scratch to bring one of its gigantic models home? Maybe try the 27-inch S27D590C monitor on for size when it releases at some ambiguous point in the future. The firm seems to be targeting gamers specifically with the monitor, saying that the curve creates a wider field of view (178 degrees horizontally and vertically, if you’re curious) and gives the screen a “3D-like” effect when you’re playing shooters and racing games, among other genres. There’s even a one-button game mode that makes a few adjustments to compensate for motion blur, color and contrast too. Unlike Dell’s not-flat display, however, this one’s limited to a paltry 1,920 x 1,080 lines of resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. This’ll probably be fine for us commoners, sure, but it might not be enough for the PC Master Race.
When you think of timely software updates, Samsung isn’t typically one of the manufacturers who’s name comes up first. However, if today’s rumour is true, Samsung may be one of the first to make available Android L for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4. This rumour comes from SamMobile, who’s Samsung insiders are reporting that the Android L update will come to Samsung’s flagship devices in late November/early December. If true, this should be a much faster turnaround than we have seen from Samsung in the past, however its software has also been buggy at times, buggy enough to withdraw the update entirely – hopefully that won’t be the case this time. We’d love to see Samsung challenge Motorola for fastest manufacturer to update their devices, but we’ll take what we can get.
And while we were expecting Android L to be officially released around Halloween time, along with the new Nexus devices, this allegedly release window for Samsung software updates also gives us further confidence that the release is right around the corner. While this is going to be a very fast update for the Note 4, which hasn’t even started shipping yet, the Android L update will be a breath of fresh air for the Galaxy S5 which has been on the same build of Android since its launch in April.
What do you think of the November/December timeline for Android L for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4? Let us know your thoughts.
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Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the strongest Samsung smartphones to date – are expected to receive the Android L update by the end of November, or in early December. By the end of this year, Samsung Galaxy S5 and the upcoming Note 4 will be running on the latest and the most advanced version of Android ever.
Although, SAMMobile further says that nothing is set on stone right now, so don’t get your hopes high. However, we would love to see Samsung adapting to the new version as soon as possible. Also if Samsung updates their flagship smartphones as soon as Android L becomes available, it will help them to build an even stronger relationship with their customers.
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Verizon on Thursday confirmed its version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be available for pre-order effective September 19. It’s not clear what day the carrier expects the smartphone to actually go on sale; however, we’re thinking the same (October 17) as the others.
Verizon’s Galaxy Note 4 will be $299.99 with a new two-year service agreement. Big Red also says that Verizon Edge is also available however they stopped short of providing finer details. For a limited time, customers who activate or upgrade to a smartphone with one of the carrier’s MORE Everything plans with 1GB+ monthly data will receive an extra 1GB of data per month for up to 24 months.
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Looking to pre-order your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 through Sprint? You’ll have to wait just a week longer; the carrier on Thursday announced the device will be offered in pre-orders effective September 26. Tapped with a $720 suggested retail price, qualified Easy Pay customers can spread the cost out with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $30 each. As is the case with the other wireless providers the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will have a retail launch on October 17.
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I know, I am sure you are all sick of Samsung news by now. Not my fault that they have a bunch of stuff hitting the wire. Kind of like all the Amazon stuff last night. In the press release from Samsung outlining the device along with the announcement of the Galaxy Note 4 hitting the US carriers on October 17th, there was also a bit of news on a guaranteed trade-in value of $200 that I thought you might like to have in your memory banks for when you buy your new device.
Assuming you plan to pre-order your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 between September 19th and October 16th then you are part way through to a guaranteed $200 trade-in offer. The stipulations are pretty straight forward and are separate from your carrier or retailer, sort of. If you trade-in a working smartphone towards your pre-order of the Note 4 Samsung will issue you a check for whatever the value difference is of what you were given by your carrier/retailer. In English, if I traded in a 32GB Moto X from AT&T to T-Mobile they would offer me $79.00. I take that receipt along with my pre-order receipt and some other details, to Samsung and they will issue me a check for $121. That makes the grand total of my trade-in $200.
There are a few hoops to jump through, like making sure you pre-order between the dates and don’t wait for October 17th and buy a Note 4 in a store. Also, your trade-in device has to be valued for at least $10 or more. You also have to get all the details in to Samsung between October 10th and November 30th.
If you are planning to pre-order and trade-in a device also, you might want to bookmark the Samsung offer page. More money that you probably don’t expect is worth filling out a couple of forms.
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Smartwatches may be the most popular wearable products right now, but facewear is certainly on the up and up. Devices like Samsung’s Gear VR and the Epson Moverio glasses are either already on the market or will be coming in the very near future, but what good are these devices if developers have limited access to them? Qualcomm’s working on a solution of its own by releasing a developer kit for digital eyewear, and companies like Samsung, Epson and others are on board. The new platform, called the Vuforia SDK for Digital Eyewear, is supposed to aid developers in building hybrid virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) apps that are capable of recognizing objects and images that are within your field of view; the company hopes this ability to lay interactive 3D content over the rest of the world will result in handy apps for gaming, education and shopping. The kit will be available this fall as a beta that will only be available to a small group of developers, and the company hasn’t specified when it’ll be open to everyone else.
AT&T has officially announced the pricing and availability options for its version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Pre-orders for the device begin Friday, September 19 with shipments to commence on October 14. The full retail details are expected to come at a later date.
AT&T will offer the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in both color options: Charcoal Black and Frost White. Pricing is listed at $299 with a two-year service agreement; total retail cost is pegged at $825.99. Qualified customers can opt for a Next plan and spread payments out over 20-month or 24-month windows. The AT&T Next 18 plan is 24 equal payments of $34.42 while the AT&T Next 12 is 20 equal payments of $41.30.
New customers and existing AT&T customers who activate a smartphone line of service on AT&T Next can receive a $100 bill credit.
It seems like one giant smartphone has been getting all the attention lately, but one of its biggest rivals (literally) is finally set to touch down stateside. Samsung confirmed today that the Galaxy Note 4 will hit the US on October 17, and you can lay claim to yours starting tomorrow from all the usual carrier suspects. We’ve enjoyed our brief time getting to know the Note 4 and all the little improvements it brings to the table (hello, Quad HD screen!), but here’s the thing — the jury’s still out on whether Samsung has done enough with its newest S-Pen experiment to make it worth an immediate upgrade. As always, pricing will vary a bit depending on who you get your service though: a Note 4 with a bog-standard two year AT&T contract will set you back $299, while T-Mobile wants nothing upfront and monthly payments of $31.24 for the next 24 months. Alas, our friends across the pond will get a bit of a headstart on us – Notes will drop onto their store shelves a full week earlier.
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Source: Samsung Mobile Press