Samsung GALAXY S 4

GALAXY S 4 Nexus edition eyes-on: Hugo Barra’s got it

GALAXY S 4 Nexus edition eyes-on: Hugo Barra’s got it

This week we were treated to a rather unexpected surprise: Google's one and only I/O 2013 keynote address revealed a faux-Nexus edition of the Samsung GALAXY S 4. As luck would have it, we caught up with Google’s Vice President of Android Product Management Hugo Barra last night - and he happened to have one of these devices in his pocket. Being the friendly fellow that he is, he have us a brief once-over with the device to show how Nexus-like it really was.

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GALAXY S 4 Google Edition made real with Vanilla Android

GALAXY S 4 Google Edition made real with Vanilla Android

This week Hugo Barra spoke up at Google I/O 2013 on the devices that make Android a unique and powerful system, including the HTC One and the Samsung GALAXY S 4. This introduction moved quickly to a Google Edition of the Samsung GALAXY S 4. This version of the device will be working on AT&T and T-Mobile 4G LTE with a 16GB internal storage and a vanilla flavoring of Android. This will be sold through the Google Play and will receive updates straight from the company.

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Samsung ships 4m Galaxy S 4 in 4 days: Breaks internal record

Samsung ships 4m Galaxy S 4 in 4 days: Breaks internal record

Samsung reportedly shipped four million Galaxy S 4 handsets in the space of five days, an unnamed company exec has claimed, breaking its flagship record in the process. "As of the end of April, we supplied four million Galaxy S 4 handsets to telecommunication operators around the world," the executive told Korean news site The Chosunilbo, versus 21 days to break the 3m mark with the Galaxy S III.

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Apple to add Samsung Galaxy S 4 to upcoming patent trial

Apple to add Samsung Galaxy S 4 to upcoming patent trial

It's well established that Apple and Samsung have been in a legal cat fight for a while now, and while things seemed to have settled down for a bit, both companies are at it again. Apple and Samsung will be going to court next year in the spring for what will be the second patent trial between the two companies, and the Cupertino-based company is looking to add the new Galaxy S 4 to the mix.

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Galaxy S 4 app-bloat earns Samsung a BBC Watchdog investigation

Galaxy S 4 app-bloat earns Samsung a BBC Watchdog investigation

The software bloat that leaves Samsung Galaxy S 4 owners with roughly half of the available storage their 16GB smartphone promises on the box is set to earn the handset a blasting on TV, with one UK consumer affairs show readying an investigation into missing memory. Samsung blamed the inevitable room value-added features on the Galaxy S 4 take up for around 8GB of the user storage being already occupied out of the box, when questioned about the paucity of space new owners discovered. That doesn't appear to have satisfied the BBC's Watchdog, which will apparently cover the controversy on May 15.

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Facebook Home hits HTC One and Galaxy S 4 in quiet social update

Facebook Home hits HTC One and Galaxy S 4 in quiet social update

Facebook Home has quietly added support for the HTC One and - unofficially - the Samsung Galaxy S 4, as the social network Android homescreen replacement attempts to build on its 1m+ existing users. The app originally launched for the Galaxy S III, Note II, HTC One X, and One X+, with the promise of One and Galaxy S 4 support when both handsets were released. Now that appears to have been added, albeit with a slightly confusing error message on the Samsung phone.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 teardown reveals extent of homegrown parts

Samsung Galaxy S 4 teardown reveals extent of homegrown parts

Certainly, the biggest smartphone launch of 2013, so far, has been the official launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S 4 smartphone. As we all expect with any high-profile launch of the new smartphone, a teardown of the device has now turned up looking at exactly how much it costs to produce. The tear down is also revealed something else that's quite interesting.

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RokForm v3 accessories turn smartphones to wall-mounted televisions

RokForm v3 accessories turn smartphones to wall-mounted televisions

The accessory company RokForm has been releasing accessories since 2010, coming up here in 2013 with a family of components that allow a smartphone - one of several models - to be attached to essentially any hard surface you've got near you. Though the group continues to keep the use cases for their accessories wide open, we'd like to suggest one that's proven itself to be pretty neat right here at home: dish washing.

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