The App all ‘Droiders have been waiting for is finally here – almost!
For those lucky enough to have a Galaxy SIII, you will find it preinstalled, and there have been ways and means of obtaining the leaked version for a while now, however we can now confirm the Beta version is now officially available to those that just can’t wait for the delicious app’s arrival in the Play Store.
We have had it running for some time now on our in house Galaxy Note with TouchwizUX, and call upon it every day.
If you, like us, just can’t wait for the final product and want to jump in, go right ahead and grab it here or hit the scan below.
Samsung have upped the manuals to their Support Site already for the impending superphone, the Galaxy SIII.
For those lucky enough to have one on pre-order, you can get to know your new toy early!
All the new features are listed in detail in the full manuals, such as S Voice, NFC, Dropbox and Flipboard to name just a few.
Interesting, there are listings for GT-I9300, GT-I9300T and GT-I9303T. This leaves speculation wide open to a Telstra optimized Next G variant (9300T) and a 4G LTE version (9303T).
Only time will tell!
In the mean time, hit the relevant image below to download your very own Galaxy SIII User Manual.
Source: Samsung Support
Galaxy Note users have been promised their taste of the icey goodness that is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for some time now.
First scheduled to land in January, users were disappointed to learn the update had been pushed back to “Q2″ 2012.
Well we are happy to report the update has now landed and is slowly making its way around the OTA Globe.
For users too inpatient to wait, maybe Google up Sammobile.com or XDA Developers and manually load away, this does come at your own risk of course.
The update is well worth the almost 700MB download though, bringing much snappier and smoother responses as well as a raft of system and app updates.
The upgraded S Note and S Memo are also very welcomed. There is also a Rooted Kernel already available for the more adventurous as well.
Still not officially outed yet, here we have the full details on the final and long-awaited, Samsung Galaxy SIII.
Perhaps not up to the specifications a lot of us were hoping for, the Galaxy SIII is none the less a sleek, modern and powerful powerhouse of a phone, certainly designed with the future in mind.
Taking somewhat from the Nexus parts bin, the specifications list reads almost the same.
Of interest though, are that tasty 1.4Ghz Exynos Quad Core CPU, 720×1280 4.8inch Gorilla Glass screen, Multi Touch up to 10 fingers and Android 4.04.
Weighing in at slightly heavier than its forebear Galaxy SII, the SIII tips the scales at 133grams compared with 116grams for the smaller SII. The III is also .01mm thicker than the SII, nothing we will notice in our hands I am sure.
See below for a full spec list!
Another interesting point of difference, is that Samsung and Dropbox have teamed up to offer all Samsung Galaxy SIII owners a 50GB Dropbox account! This is significant as we see mobile manufacturers looking to the Cloud to provide further storage options.
Samsung will ship the Galaxy SIII in white and blue, reminiscent of the choices available for the Galaxy Note phablet device.
Available in all markets soon, the device will ship first in the UK it seems for a lofty 600 pounds!
We certainly can’t wait to get our hands on one, how about you?
Hit the break below our video reviews, for the full spec list!
Samsung Galaxy SIII Full Specifications List
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE (regional)
Release Date: May, 2012
Dimensions 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
Weight 133 g
Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16.7M colors
Size 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.8 inches (~306 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, Up to 10 fingers
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 2
UI TouchWiz v4.0
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jack Yes
Card slot microSDXC, up to 64 GB
Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 12
Speed HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go
Primary 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Zero Shutter Lag & BIS
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps
Secondary Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps
OS Android v4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
Chipset Exynos 4212
CPU Quad-core 1.4 GHz
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Accelerometer, RGB light, Digital compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer
- S Beam, Buddy photo share, Share shot
- AllShare Play, AllShare Cast
- Smart stay, Social tag, Group tag, Face zoom, Face slide show
- S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
- Dropbox (50 GB storage)
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
- SNS integration
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
- Image/video editor
- Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Predictive text input (Swype)
Li-Ion 2100 mAh
Samsung are arguably the kings of Android at the moment, with a slew of modern and sexy, light and powerful phones and tablets on the market, there is something for everyone in Samsung’s arsenal.
One of the more recent additions to Samsung’s range, and personally it’s our favourite, is the 7.7″ Galaxy Tab. Perfectly sized to hold and operate with one hand, on the go, or even slip into your handbag! The 7″ Tablet is light, slim, has an incredibly bright and beautiful display and is no slouch thanks to its 1.4Ghz Dual Core Processor. The display is nothing short of amazing as mentioned, as it is the first tablet to sport a full Super Amoled Plus Display, which is at 1280×800 resolution and 197ppi.
This tablet from Samsung really is an object of pure beauty to hold, touch and use.
Weighing in at only 340 grams, you hardly can believe it’s a real product and able to do what it can do.
Matching this, is Kogan’s amazing pricing on this product.
How much? $449.00
Price includes a 12 month Australian warranty so you have full peace of mind with your purchase.
Here is a full list of specifications:
CPU: 1.4 GHz Dual Core
RAM: 1GB (RAM), 16/32/64 GB (ROM) + microSD (up to 32GB)
Software: Android 3.2 Honeycomb (expect an ICS update anytime)
Battery: Built-in 5,100mAh battery Stand-by : Up to 1500 hours(2G) / 1200 hours(3G)
Video: Full HD video playback (1080p)@30fps Video codec : MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, DivX
Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, apt-X(BT codec) Dual speakers
Camera: Back camera : HD(720p) Video recording, 3MPauto-focus camera with LED flash, Front camera : 2MP camera
Best you not waste any time to secure what is certainly the most modern, light, flexible and sexiest tablet on the market today, at the sexiest price in town too!
Tell them N-Droid sent you.
Thanks to youmobile, we just had to share what is believed to be, the final digital render of the Samsung Galaxy S III.
We have to say it looks simply amazing! And is getting better and better every time we see it.
Staying faithful to the Galaxy S II lines, yet also innovating with Nexus style buttons and a black ceramic outer bezel.
Samsung are obviously sticking with Touchwiz, however it appears to have some new Widgets at its disposal.
Rumoured to be releasing around the middle of the year, we certainly don’t have much longer to ponder what this behemoth is going to feel like in our hands.
To be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 4412 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU with potentially 2GB of RAM, anyway you look at it, this will be no slouch.
The chip will be an estimated 26 percent faster and simultaneously use 34-50 percent less power. Power consumption is reduced because each core can be independently shut down when not in use. It can be clocked from 200MHz to 1.5GHz and includes four ARM Mali graphics cores. The Exynos 4412 can supposedly power a built-in projector as well as a 1080p 3D display.