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Samsung Note PRO 12.2, Tab PROs and Galaxy Camera 2 Hands On at CES 2014 – XDA Developer TV

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Samsung was at this year’s CES in a BIG way! They have advertisements on just about any of the many shuttle buses circling the Las Vegas Convention Center, they had ads all over the Convention Center itself, and that got the location into trouble, as the ads announced their releases before the actual press event. At the press event, Samsung announced a new Samsung Note Pro 12.2, three new Galaxy Tab Pros—coming in the sizes of 8.4, 10.1, and 12.2 inches—and the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2.

XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan was on site and got a chance to get his hands on the Note PRO 12.2, the Galaxy Tab PRO trio, and the Galaxy Camera 2. Jordan sat down and talked with the folks at Samsung. In this video, h. . . READ ON »

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Unofficial CM10 for the Kindle Fire and Original Galaxy Tab

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We are well into the march of Jelly Bean, and the number of devices that have gotten Google’s latest and greatest is quite staggering. There are so many, in fact, that we are dedicating entire XDA TV episodes to it. A couple of the latest devices to get Jelly Bean—more specifically unofficial CM10 builds—are the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

The Amazon Kindle Fire was given unofficial CM10 by XDA Senior Member twa_priv, and the Galaxy Tab was given its goods thanks to XDA Recognized Developer cdesai. In both instances, as has become typical for new builds, the ROMs have quite a bit working and quite a bit broken.

No list of things not working is provided for the Kindle Fire. . . READ ON »

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Heimdall Suite Brings Linux and Mac Support to Over 50 Million Handsets

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Heimdall Suite, an Open-Source Cross-Platform set of tools designed to flash firmware to Samsung devices, has received an incremental update to version 1.3.2. This latest update supports Galaxy S II GT-I9100, Galaxy PlayerCaptivate, Vibrant, Fascinate, Mesmerize, Epic 4G, Galaxy S 4G, Infuse 4G, GT-I9000T, Galaxy Tab (7 and 10.1 inches) and of course the Galaxy S GT-i9000.  If your Samsung device is not listed here, testing is required.

Heimdall has always been a favorite among kernel developers and those who frequently flash the latest kernels because no flashable update.zip or Odin packaging is required.   A Heimdall user can simply put their device into Download Mode. . . READ ON »

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Amazon Kindle Fire Already Caught Up With Samsung Galaxy Tab

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Android tablets have increased their marketshare in 2011, from 29% in late 2010 to 39%, but not because of the strength of the Android ecosystem. Sure, us geeks like them for their powerful hardware, but most normal consumers are rather drawn to the Kindle Fire. The Amazon tablet runs a forked Android version, as we explained earlier, and has proven to be extremely popular. Even though there are still more Galaxy Tabs in the wild, the Kindle Fire already sees the same amount of user engagement.

The data from Flurry, a mobile analytics provider, shows that both Kindle Fire and Galaxy Tab are now responsible for 36% of all application sessions, defined as “the launch and subsequent exit (or pause for more tha. . . READ ON »

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Samsung Confirms: No Value Pack, No Ice Cream Sandwich For Galaxy S And Tab

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A Samsung spokesperson has told The Next Web that it will not bring any major updates to last year’s best-selling Galaxy S smartphone and the original Galaxy Tab, finally putting rumors of a ‘Value Pack’ update to an end.

After leaving out the Galaxy S and Tab when initially revealing its plans for ICS-updates three weeks ago, Samsung took to its Korean blog to explain that TouchWiz and other customizations would not run smoothly on the limited amount of memory available on the two older devices. Following a huge backlash, a report on a Korean website revealed that Samsung was reconsidering the move. Only a day later, another Korean website claimed that Samsung was preparing a Value Pack upd. . . READ ON »

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[UPDATE] Galaxy S And Tab Will Probably Get Ice Cream Sandwich “Lite”

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Update: reader msgfromside3, who speaks Korean, pointed out that the “Value Pack” is supposed to be ICS-based, but with some features removed. So both Galaxy S and Tab will almost definitely get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, possibly with a “lite”-version of TouchWiz.

The article also mentions that Samsung considered porting ICS plus full TouchWiz, without providing end-user support, but decided against it for fear of customer complaints.

Big thanks to msgfromside3 for the clarification!

Original article below:

After first denying, then reviewing an Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab, Samsung is now said to be providing a “Value Pack”, . . . READ ON »

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Samsung Backtracks, Is Reviewing Ice Cream Sandwich For Galaxy S and Tab After All

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After announcing last week that two of its most popular devices of 2010, the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab, wouldn’t get official updates to Android 4.0, Samsung seems to be backtracking and reviewing the viability of these updates, according to MSN Korea (via The Verge).

Despite continuing to emphasize the limitations of only 512 MB RAM, Samsung is said to be working on ways to get the Ice Cream Sandwich update out to users, presumably due to negative reactions and widespread criticism.

We can only hope this turns out to be true, and will keep you updated.. . . READ ON »

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Galaxy S And Tab Won’t Get ICS Because Of TouchWiz, Samsung Explains

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So, you’ve been wondering why the original Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab aren’t getting Ice Cream Sandwich, like Samsung’s newer models? Why, of course: because they’re too slow. No, not for Android 4.0; the almost identically-specced Nexus S is getting its OTA as we speak.

Of course: for TouchWiz, carrier services, video calling, and, in some countries, mobile TV. Not that anyone actually cares for TouchWiz or carrier services. And, we’re not sure how an OS update is going to slow down video calling or mobile TV. I mean, either you have a front-facing camera, or you don’t. Same with TV antennas.

Anyway, hit up Samsung Tomorrow (uh, that must be Yesterday!) for the original st. . . READ ON »

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Samsung Announces Ice Cream Sandwich For Galaxy Devices

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Samsung has officially announced its roadmap for Ice Cream Sandwich updates: the bestselling Galaxy S II and ubersized Galaxy Note will be the first devices to get their Android version bumped to 4.0, beginning in the first quarter of 2012, while the Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy R (a Tegra 2 version of the S II, only available in Taiwan), and various Galaxy Tabs (10.1, 8.9, 7.7, 7.0 Plus) will get their Ice Cream Sandwich treatment later, at unspecified dates that are going to be announced seperately “according to market situation and carriers’ requirements”. Same goes, we presume, for the carrier-branded versions of the Galaxy S II.. . . READ ON »

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