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Posted: 2014-02-05 11:27
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No one ever claimed the S had good hardware 1h 2012. What was not just good but great was the overall package.

What we did say back then was that Sony would be unstoppable if they caught up in hardware. They have.
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Posted: 2014-02-05 11:39
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Some heavy back paddling been done here, I look forward to a similar convo. WRT Z, Z1 and Z Ultra in a year or twos time.

Cheers!

On topic:

LG Optimus G Pro to get Android 4.4 KitKat in Q2

http://is.gd/Bsy4Ix
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Posted: 2014-02-05 14:12
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I'm just hoping that the full set of Emoji's can be used on the Google Keyboard like on the Nexus 7.

Oh and everything else, obviously!

Hurry up KitKat!
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Posted: 2014-02-06 07:16
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Hopefully KitKat won't eat too much battery power on S3
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Posted: 2014-02-06 07:39
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KitKat can run on 512 ram, that should be a sign that it's a light OS. Therefore battery consumption should be low also.
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Posted: 2014-02-06 13:44
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Android 4.4 KitKat now seeding to Korean Galaxy S4 LTE-A

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Posted: 2014-02-18 19:34
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Samsung unveils Android 4.4 KitKatupdate plans and devices, roll out starts today in the US

Galaxy Note 3
Galaxy Note II
Galaxy S4
Galaxy S4 mini
Galaxy S4 Active
Galaxy S4 Zoom
Galaxy S III
Galaxy S III mini
Galaxy Mega
Galaxy Light
Galaxy Note 8.0
Galaxy Tab 3 (7-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch editions)
Galaxy Note 10.1
Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)

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...and yet I was told by the experts of nothing that Samsung only update flagships, LOL.
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Posted: 2014-02-19 08:20
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On 2014-02-18 19:34:10, Tsepz_GP wrote:

...and yet I was told by the experts of nothing that Samsung only update flagships, LOL.



to be fair, most of those are flagship that in their class or variants that use the same SoC/drivers.
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Posted: 2014-02-19 09:18
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On 2014-02-19 08:20:31, Gitaroo wrote:

On 2014-02-18 19:34:10, Tsepz_GP wrote:

...and yet I was told by the experts of nothing that Samsung only update flagships, LOL.



to be fair, most of those are flagship that in their class or variants that use the same SoC/drivers.


The point is NOT ALL are flagships and this is the Update List just for the USA alone.

The SoCs in that list vary greatly actually, from Exynos 4 Quad, Intel, Qualcomm S400, S600 and S800.
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Posted: 2014-02-19 17:14
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aren't those S4 pretty much all the same, either snapdragon or their own exynos, rest are all flag ship when they came out in their class. Even S3 mini was marketed as their flagship small smartphone. They might be low spec even the Mega but they were advertise as flagship, basically anything that carry the galaxy brand.
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Posted: 2014-02-19 19:42
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On 2014-02-19 17:14:43, Gitaroo wrote:
aren't those S4 pretty much all the same, either snapdragon or their own exynos, rest are all flag ship when they came out in their class. Even S3 mini was marketed as their flagship small smartphone. They might be low spec even the Mega but they were advertise as flagship, basically anything that carry the galaxy brand.


What are you on about? The entire Samsung Android line up is under the Galaxy brand.

Where exactly were they all marketed as flagships??? The Mega brand was SPECIFICALLY aimed at mid end, to fend off the onslaught of low price Chinese phablets, the Galaxy Light is a low end phone, the S3 and Note 2 are now old and fall under mid end, then there's the tablets, from the low end Tab 3 7inch to the flagship Note10.1 2014.
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Posted: 2014-02-19 19:54
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Yes but how old? low end can be less than 6 months old. Then it should be supported, its not like 3 years ago where low end can barely even run whatever it was shipped with, any new update is pretty pointless as they probably make the phone runs even worse. phones like note 2 getting support sounds pretty reasonable consider it was one of Sammy best seller S3 being supported to shows some respect to the costumers speaking as an ex S3 owners. Im probably out of touch on the low end, thought there were some low end android that from Sammy, not sure if they carry the galaxy brand, though it was very very low end. Never heard of Galaxy Light until today lol
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Posted: 2014-02-19 20:34
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The low end Galaxys used to be Galaxy Ace, the Galaxy Light seems to be the T Mobile variant of the Galaxy Star Pro which is a low end.
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Posted: 2014-02-19 20:39
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lol their naming convention has totally lost me, worse than sony with alphabet.
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Posted: 2014-02-20 13:22
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Samsung rolls out Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500)

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Global KitKat update list for multiple devices confirmed by Samsung Poland
Here are the international models that will be making the switch to Android 4.4 KitKat:
Galaxy Note 3
Galaxy Note 2
Galaxy S4
Galaxy S4 Active
Galaxy S4 Zoom
Galaxy Mega 6.3
Galaxy Mega 5.8
Galaxy Grand
Galaxy Express
Galaxy Note 8.0
Galaxy Note 10.1
Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition
Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
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