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Swedish User Receives ICS Update on His Samsung i9103 Galaxy



The Samsung Galaxy i9103 was released in 2011 under two names: Galaxy R and Galaxy  Z. At that time, it was running Android 2.3, but now, it looks like it’s getting the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

A user of the Galaxy i9103 in Sweden recently sent his phone for service, and when it was returned to him, it was running on 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. This of course means that other users should begin to receive the update soon.

Meanwhile, if you do not want to wait for the official ICS update, and wants to know how to install a ROM on the i9103, you can get all the details here on this link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1836688

The Samsung Galaxy i9103 has a 4.2-inch WVGA display, dual-core processor of 1 GHz, 1 GB of RAM and 2 GB of ROM.



Samsung Galaxy S III: Possible Problem on the Metal Frame



New suspected problems may afflict some owners of Samsung Galaxy S III. After the failure of cracks that appeared in the back cover, it is regretted by many users in recent weeks. In fact, another part of the device would be small in some cases subject to breakage.

According to images posted by users of the Dutch site, tweakers.net, it would be formed of small cracks in the metal frame of several devices of the Samsung Galaxy S III.

To tell the users that have published the photos, these cracks are not the result of a fall of the device, a shock or a bad case. It remains to be evaluated, of course, what the real issue of the terminals was and if indeed these were not actually victims of minor accidents.

However, Samsung has not released an official comment. We will keep you informed of developments.

The CyanogenMod 10 on the Samsung Galaxy S II



Although at an early stage of development, the final version of CyanogenMod 10 is approaching nearer. First, a few days ago, it showed how it worked on the ROM for the LG Optimus 4X HD. And now, the  CM10 is now available for the Samsung S2 Galaxy I9100G.

The project developer, named Codeworkx, was the one who tested the CyanogenMod ROM 10  successfully in the Galaxy S II I9100G, whose installation is not for novice users. As the developer points out, there are a lot of bugs, especially with the sound of the phone.

Moreover, it seems that CM10 is only a development project in parallel, as it is likely that Codeworkx will focus first on the release of a stable version of CM9 and then continue with the development of CM10.

Without the necessary preconditions, if you try to install the Android 4.1 ROM on your Jelly Bean on CM10 Galaxy S2 I9100G, you can download the installation package, but at your own risk.



Samsung Galaxy S III LTE with Quad-Core Exynos Arrives in Korea


The Samsung Galaxy S III is invading all world markets. In America, the distributed model is equipped with a dual-core Snapdragon S4 and LTE, while in Europe, it came with a quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM, but no support for 4G.

Now, it is the time of the commercial launch in its native Korea, and this is another variant of the model. The Galaxy S III comes with Korean Exynos quad core processor and 2GB of RAM. In addition, the product also supports LTE and DMB TV tuner, which is a popular feature in the East.

Other similar characteristics of the device with other markets is the 4.8-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0 (MHL), NFC, 8 megapixel camera and battery by 2.100mAh.

The debut is scheduled on the 9th of July and will be distributed through operators, SK Telecom, KT and LG U +.

Samsung Galaxy S III with Quad-Core CPU and 2GB of RAM Debuts on July 9


The version of the Samsung Galaxy S III with 2GB of RAM , LTE support and Exynos quad-core processor will make its debut on the market by Monday, July 9, in South Korea.

The announcement came from the same Asian manufacturer. They also mentioned that the smartphone will be marketed by operators, SKT, KT and LG U +.

Recall that this variant of the flagship of Samsung is not particularly new, compared to what was found in Italy, except, of course, for the amount of RAM, support for the LTE and TV T-DMB, as well as a thickness that is slightly greater (by passing 8.6 mm to 9mm).

The other main features of the terminal include a 4.8-inch display with HD resolution, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the TouchWiz UX Nature user interface, an 8 megapixel camera, NFC, 32GB of memory and a battery of 2,100 mAh.


Samsung Galaxy S III: Released a New Firmware Ipdate


Samsung has launched the release of a new firmware update for the Galaxy S III—trying to fulfill the request of users who complain about the presence of bugs.

It is in fact, a minor update aimed mainly at improving the overall stability of the smartphone and fix some bugs found in previous releases. The update weighs 72.68 MB and can be downloaded and installed via OTA directly to the smartphone.

Among the innovations introduced by the update, stands in the dropdown menu to add a notification bar that allows you to adjust the brightness of the display or set the automatic control.

To the first users that have tested the update, it does not seem to be no other news worth mentioning. The staff of the Webzine SlashGear, in particular, noted that the terminal is still somewhat slow to reload the widget from an application.


The Samsung Galaxy Note II


The Samsung Galaxy Note II is the protagonist of a new series of indiscretions, with the inclusion of the possibility of having Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

According to latest rumors, the Samsung Galaxy Note II should be able to count on a 5.5-inch display, a quad-core processor , a 12 or 13 megapixel camera and all the software solutions that we enjoyed in the first model.

As far as the OS, the Galaxy Note II should come to the market with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean preloaded.

We just have to wait for the IFA 2012 in Berlin, an event at which the the new device from Samsung will be expected officially presented. The appointment is set for Aug. 31.

Samsung is Appealing Against the Decision of Block Sales of Galaxy Nexus in USA


As expected, Samsung in the past few hours has appealed the preliminary injunction which covered the block sales of the Galaxy Nexus in USA. The move of the Korean company is more obvious that, after the entire market of branded Nexus smartphone, it began to tremble.

The request from Samsung is based on the fact that Apple can not demonstrate that they have lost considerable market share because of the Galaxy Nexus, despite the court alleging that the Galaxy Nexus violated 604 patents. The Korean company relies on the impossibility Apple to show losses due to the Nexus series smartphones.

Samsung also claims that Apple has not demonstrated and can not demonstrate how the loss of market share is linked to a single function in the aforementioned 604 patent, and referred to “Universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system”.

The endless war between Samsung and Apple continues and seems to continue.

Samsung Releases a Low-End Smartphone, The Samsung GT-B5330


Samsung plans to offer devices running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, covering the whole spectrum of possible prices. After the the high-end Samsung Galaxy S III, the Korean manufacturer has also revealed the existence of the low-end Samsung GT-B5330. As revealed by GLBenchmarks, the terminal will almost certainly have Android 4.0.4 installed out of the box.

The reference site also reveals that the phone will be equipped, at the hardware level, a processor clocked at 850MHz.

Other specifications were revealed during the certification process that took place in China, through which the a QVGA resolution screen of unknown size, 3G connectivity and a QWERTY physical keyboard that resembles the style of BlackBerry smartphones was discovered.

It is not yet clear on which markets will release the Samsung GT-B5330, and at this time, there is still no word on the price and the official launch date. The price, in any case, will be very low.

Samsung, Ready to Launch an Android Tablet With Dual Screen?


Sometimes, patents can give us valuable information regarding future terminals that we will see in the near future. This is the case of Samsung, which a few days ago, filed a new patent on a structure similar to a tablet with dual screens.

From the drawings, come to mind immediately two other devices: the Nintendo 3DS and Sony Tablet P. The latter was the first Android device of this type, with double-shell structure and screen.

From the pictures, we sense the image on display can be reproduced with continuity on both diagonals, and the visual surface is going to increase. At the same time, we can see how the two screens are independent. In fact, figure 8 plays a drawer on the left where we see the Apps. And to the right, we see the Google logo designed to represent the web search.

The Samsung GT-i8250


Samsung has introduced a new Android smartphone in China. This is the Samsung GT-i8250. This mid-range smartphone will be sold by China Mobile and probably with a competitive price. Based on its specifications (screen size and resolution, form factor), probably this phone would be like the original model of the Galaxy S with a new name.

Executed in the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, the Samsung i8250 is powered by a Marvell processor single core at 1GHz, 512 MB ​​of RAM and 4GB of internal memory. The device also sports a 4-inch touch screen with 480 x 800 resolution, a 5-megapixel back camera and a 0.3 megapixel  front camera.

It also includes a microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11b / g, TD-SCDMA, and a battery of 1,650 mAh.