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Get Your Hands-on Samsung Black Friday Specials

Black Friday, the fourth Friday in November after Thanksgiving, is the day to get a head-start shopping for the Christmas season in the United States. It is also probably the most competitive day for shopping …
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Samsung Galaxy S5 will not have OIS camera

Before the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 came out there were rumors that it will have a camera with optical image stabilization (OIS). It didn’t and rumors had it that it was due to the insufficient supply of stabilized modules in time for the launch. Then there were a couple of OIS-enabled cameras linked to Samsung – a 13MP one and a 16MP one – with speculations coming that they'll be used on the Galaxy S5.

Not so fast, says Korean publication ETNews. Apparently, the next Galaxy S flagship will not have OIS due to a number of issues. For one, OIS camera modules are thick and might not fit in the thin Galaxy S5.

Getting enough units is another issue – the Galaxy S phones sell in the tens of millions and Samsung is reportedly worried that camera suppliers won't be able to deliver enough units, at least in time for the S5 launch early next year.

Samsung execs recognize that competitors are using OIS as a marketing point, but the next flagship smartphone will most likely miss out on the feature.

Keep in mind that that these rumors are in no way official and might turn out to be false. The same goes for other Galaxy S5 rumors including the metal frame and 64-bit processor.

Source (in Korean) | Via

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Samsung ChatOn gets SMS support

Samsung has added SMS and MMS support to its own chat client – the ChatOn. The app comes pre-installed on every Galaxy smartphone since the Galaxy S II and has extensive IM functionality.

I think the SMS/MMS support is long overdue though, since both Viber and Hangouts already have this functionality. Even the Facebook Messenger has had it until recently, but it was dropped due to low user interest.

The case with ChatOn is even less promising, since the SMS/MMS service is not supported yet on lots of carriers. I am sure Samsung will eventually fix that issue, but still – is there enough room for another messenger in the market?

Source | Via

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Samsung announces Galaxy Grand 2

Samsung has announced the new Galaxy Grand 2 smartphone that features several improvements over its predecessor. To start off, it features a new design that is similar to the new Galaxy Note 3 with a stitching pattern around the faux leather back. On...
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CyanogenMod eleven ROM in keeping with Android four.four KitKat hits the Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung will be releasing an official Android 4.4 KitKat software update for its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone. Nevertheless, if you don’t want to wait until January, today a CyanogenMod 11 ROM based on the latest version of Android has been released for the phone.

The ROM is in currently in Alpha, so it’s only suitable for enthusiasts and people who are willing to help with finding (and fixing) bugs. Currently, the bug list is quite long, but that’s understandable. Some of the most annoying bugs includes non-working screen auto-rotation, low microphone volume and no video recording.

Furthermore, some apps experience problems with storage, there’s no haptic feedback and images don’t get displayed in the gallery. There are more bugs, but they’ll be surely get fixed over time.

The good news is that users are reporting that the ART runtime is running flawlessly and improves performance quite a bit. If you’re eager to get your hands on the unofficial CyanogenMod 11 alpha ROM and experience pure Android 4.4 KitKat on your Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9500) follow the source link below. Instructions on how to install it await you there, too.


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