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Samsung Galaxy Note III specifications tip another big boost

Samsung Galaxy Note III specifications tip another big boost

It's not just the Galaxy S4 that's getting attention this week from the tip and leak gods, it's the Samsung Galaxy Note III as well. This week we're to understand that the next-generation Galaxy Note handset will be sporting a 5.9-inch OLED display complete with another next-generation S-Pen ready for futuristic on-screen writing action. This device will also be pushing the Exynos OCTA processor revealed earlier this year during CES 2013.

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T-Mobile roadmap leaks with 4G LTE set for March 27th

T-Mobile roadmap leaks with 4G LTE set for March 27th

This week a leaked roadmap / product listing chart has been revealed by a user close to the action inside T-Mobile USA. This list shows not only a set of new handsets that will be appearing carried by the company soon, it tips off the date that T-Mobile's 4G LTE network will be available as well. The Samsung Galaxy Exhibit (in some new flavor or another) has appeared on this list with the BlackBerry Z10 and the Galaxy S III with newly upgraded 4G LTE capabilities for T-Mobile's unique network bands.

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Samsung Mobile Super Bowl tease “El Plato Supremo”

Samsung Mobile Super Bowl tease “El Plato Supremo”

It's time for Samsung to start with the teasers for the commercials for the Super Bowl this week with none other than "The Next Big Thing" campaign continuing on into 2013. This first teaser commercial for the final commercial (strange as that may seem) goes by the name "El Plato Supremo" and stars legal consultant Saul Goodman as well as comedic actors Paul Rudd and Seth Rogan. This team of misfits speaks about what they can and cannot say in the actual final commercial, resulting in "The Big Plate" replacing the Super Bowl.

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Verizon Galaxy Note II gets Exynos security hole fix today

Verizon Galaxy Note II gets Exynos security hole fix today

This week the folks at Verizon are pushing forth a software update to their own unique hardware for the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This update is goes by the name LL4, if you're following along with that code-name, and doesn't include a whole heck of a lot of information outside the basics for what else it's all about. Make sure you check your device today - up in the notifications panel, that is - to see that you're upgraded accordingly.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Tab 2 Jelly Bean upgrades bring “Premium” delight

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Tab 2 Jelly Bean upgrades bring “Premium” delight

This week Samsung will begin rolling out the Premium Suite Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software update to their Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 tablet devices. This set of feature updates includes enhancements for both devices such as Multi-window, Air View, and Quick Command, while the Galaxy Note 10.1 will be getting a set of features working with its S-Pen specifically. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, of course, also offers a set of its own features from Google, but brings with it here items such as S Voice, Smart Alert, and an enhanced user interface from Samsung as well.

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Brown and red Galaxy Note II reportedly on the way to South Korea

Brown and red Galaxy Note II reportedly on the way to South Korea

Those craving new color variants for the Galaxy Note II might not have much longer to wait. A few days back, we heard a rumor that claimed a black Galaxy Note II is incoming, and today, we've caught wind of two other colors for the wildly popular handset: brown and red. The new colors were outed in a magazine ad discovered by Japanese site Blog of Mobile, and apparently they'll be landing in South Korea before long.

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Samsung offers free Flip Cover and TecTiles for GS3 and Note II owners [Update: All gone!]

Samsung offers free Flip Cover and TecTiles for GS3 and Note II owners [Update: All gone!]

Samsung has launched a promo to help Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II owners beat the post-holiday blues, with the promise of a free Flip Cover and free NFC TecTiles in return for registering their device. The offer, available to Samsung owners in the US, requires users to register their handset on the company's Facebook Owner's Hub, with a "customized care package" of accessories in return. [Updated after the cut]

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Samsung Galaxy Note II Black tipped for 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note II Black tipped for 2013

The Samsung Galaxy Note II has appeared in a bit of a leaked photo of a new color for the hardware this week - black! This version of the device will quite likely be appearing at Mobile World Congress 2013 along with additional tweaks and additions of greatness to the already-popular Samsung Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III lineup out now across the globe. This device is currently available in what the manufacturer calls Pebble Blue as well as Marble White through several carriers and off-contract both domestically and internationally.

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Samsung smartphone security exploit gets official fix “quickly”

Samsung smartphone security exploit gets official fix “quickly”

A software venerability in the Samsung Exynos processor family that resides in your Galaxy Note II and international Galaxy S III has had an official response from the manufacturer today assuring a quick fix. This software update fix will be coming down relatively soon (we hope) as the possible security exploit would allow a malicious program to access the innards of your smartphone via its RAM and either destroy the device's contents or harvest them for its very own.

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Discovered Samsung Exynos exploit opens door to major malware problems

Discovered Samsung Exynos exploit opens door to major malware problems

It isn't that often we get to write about an exploit that is both awesome and horrible at the same time, but today we're doing just that. A user over at the XDA Developers Forum has gone searching through Samsung Exynos kernels and has found one whopper of an exploit. This exploits affects a number of Samsung-made devices, along with potentially any device using an Exynos 4412 or 4210 processor and Samsung kernels, so a lot of Android users should be on the look out this evening.

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Check these 3 phablets coming in 2013 from Samsung, Nokia, and Huawei

Check these 3 phablets coming in 2013 from Samsung, Nokia, and Huawei

It's phablet day across the world as tipsters pointing toward three new elephant-sized smartphone devices leak a Nokia Lumia Juggernaut (code-name), an 8.5-inch Huawei un-named unit, and the Samsung Galaxy Note III. The Samsung unit is what we'd vote Most Likely to Succeed - or in this case Most Likely to Exist - in 2013 as each time a new Samsung Galaxy Note (non-tablet-sized) has been released thus far, it's gotten bigger than the last iteration. After that we've got to put our skeptic goggles on tight for all the salt that's flying our way.

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