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Samsung Galaxy KitKat software updates rolling out today

Samsung Galaxy KitKat software updates rolling out today

Today Samsung has revealed their plan to update one whole heck of a lot of smartphones to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. They’ve not been entirely specific about when each of these devices will be getting said update, but their news blast suggests that they’re preparing essentially their entire 2013 lot of devices for the next wave. This update includes Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Samsung’s own enhancements in tow.

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Galaxy S3 software update now re-distributing Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Galaxy S3 software update now re-distributing Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

After a bit of a delay earlier this year, the folks responsible for bringing on software updates to the Samsung Galaxy smartphone universe have re-started the push for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to the Galaxy S III. This release will bring a number of feature updates and improvements to the hardware and - for some - completely skips over the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update. The difference is small, but the oddity is great.

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Samsung Galaxy S III and S4 KitKat software update dates leak

Samsung Galaxy S III and S4 KitKat software update dates leak

This week there's word on the expected range of dates for the Android 4.4 KitKat software update for the current and second-most recent set of Samsung Galaxy smartphones, including the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Notes. This tip suggests that models GT-I9500, SM-N900, GT-I9300, and SM-N7100 will all be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat inside of 2014, with the newest set of devices seeing this update inside of January.

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T-Mobile “Zero Down” deal broken down: initial thrift at what cost?

T-Mobile “Zero Down” deal broken down: initial thrift at what cost?

Having a deal such as the one T-Mobile is running starting this month, one that offers smart devices for "zero down" before charging a certain amount of cash each month should raise red flags for the average consumer. It did for SlashGear, and here we're going in to take a closer look at a few key devices - and their prices - before and after that discount takes effect. What this means for the consumer is more than just one cost here or there; it's about clarity.

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Samsung Smart Switch aims to be key to competitor defection

Samsung Smart Switch aims to be key to competitor defection

There's a software suite out there existing under the name Samsung Smart Switch that, if we didn't know any better, we'd think was a pitch from Microsoft for Windows Phone. It's not that smaller sect of the smartphone universe that collection is aimed at, however, it's Samsung's implementation of Android - and it's not a still-burgeoning operating system this campaign is aimed at, it's one of the most popular lines of smartphones in the history of smartphones.

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Samsung Jay-Z team-up may only be newest in extended music exclusive series

Samsung Jay-Z team-up may only be newest in extended music exclusive series

This week it's become apparent that Samsung will continue to bring on the musical connections with their tie-up with South Korean pop-stars CN Blue for a Blue Moon concert event. This event will be live broadcast through Galaxy devices and will, therefor, make clear Samsung's intent to bring a long series of Galaxy smartphone and tablet exclusives to the public. Jay-Z's entry into this series is the free release of his album Magna Carta Holy Grail to the first one million users attached to an official app.

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Jay-Z Samsung app for Magna Carta arrives: in-depth before the album drop

Jay-Z Samsung app for Magna Carta arrives: in-depth before the album drop

It's time to get in line, citizens of planet Jay-Z. Samsung has a deal with the artist which allows a total of one million users to get in on the album before it's official drop: July 4th for those members of the public that wish to participate in the pre-drop hype. What the deal between Jay-Z and Samsung does is connect fans of the future album to the full track list download (the whole album, that is) for free, several days before it's released to the rest of the public, but only if they've got this unique app that only works on a set of specific Samsung smartphones.

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Jay Z Magna Carta Holy Grail album hits July 4th with Samsung exclusive [UPDATE]

Jay Z Magna Carta Holy Grail album hits July 4th with Samsung exclusive [UPDATE]

The secret has been revealed - in part - Jay-Z has paired up with Samsung to promote a solo album "Magna Carta Holy Grail" that'll be sent out "for free" to the first 1 million users of a unique app that'll only work on select Samsung devices. This release is part of a multi-million-dollar deal that was rumored earlier this year between the artist and the smart device brand, here revealing itself immediately before the Half Time Show during Game 5 of the NBA Finals, 2013.

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