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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active looks like the Ferrari of smartphones

Just hours after benchmark results supposedly revealed some of the specifications for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, images have appeared online claiming to show the rugged handset in all its glory.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

The shots were picked up by GSMArena via a tipster, and the smartphone in question is said to be the dust- and water-proof Samsung Galaxy S4 variant.

While the Galaxy S4 Active appears to keep the rough form factor of its brother, there are some notable discrepancies – the first of which is that Ferrari red finish which will certainly make it stand out from the crowd.

There’s a more industrial look to the handset with four large rivets in each corner on the back of the device, and there’s clearly a plastic flap to cover the charging port at the base of the S4 Active to keep out that pesky water.

Caught red handed

Move round the front and you’ll find Samsung has employed three chunky buttons which appear to be made out of rubber and while they’ll work in the rain, unlike their touch counterparts, they do make the phone look a little toyish.

Buttons aside, if this is the real deal – and to be fair it looks pretty likely – the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is set to be a relatively attractive smartphone.

Details which accompanied the photos suggest it will sport a 1.9GHz quad-core processor, 5-inch full HD display and an 8MP rear camera – a downgrade from the 13MP option on the S4.

According to the tipster the Galaxy S4 Active has already been showcased in Croatia, but we’re still awaiting an official announcement from Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active looks like the Ferrari of smartphones

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Google I/O 2013: Google To Begin Offering Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 With Stock Android For $649 On June 26

Google is offering a version of the Samsung Galaxy S4, arguably one of the top current Android devices, with Jelly Bean 4.2 unlocked on Google Play beginning June 26, the company revealed at I/O today. The news is big because it’s the first non-Nexus device to get blessed with this opportunity, and Google says it will be updated in time with all other Nexus devices.

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4

The Galaxy S4 will cost $649 with no contract, and will be usable on both AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S., Google said today. At that price it isn’t exactly cheap, but people are probably willing to pay for an untouched Android experience on some of the most powerful smartphone hardware available.

The S4 is not only carrier unlocked, but it also has a fully unlocked bootloader. That means that owners of the device can load their own software on to the device, including things like CyanogenMod, which allows for extremely deep device software customization options. In other words, this new unlocked S4 will essentially be the ultimate developer plaything, but again it’s likely to have more or less niche appeal because of the high price tag.

What’s interesting about this is that Samsung emphasized all its software additions to the stock Android experience at the Galaxy S4 launch event, and this is basically stripping all that away. Reviewers seemed more or less overwhelmed by Samsung’s software smorgasbord, so this might result in a much better device overall.

Via Techcrunch

Google I/O 2013: Google To Begin Offering Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 With Stock Android For $649 On June 26

Samsung Galaxy S4 already hits 6 million sales

Fortuitous news from the Samsung camp today as an exec has claimed that six million Samsung Galaxy S4s were sold by 10 May.

Samsung Galaxy S4

The Samsung Galaxy S4 technically hit the market on April 26 2013, and four million handsets were shipped to supply chains by the end of the month – although presumably Samsung began shipping the handset to retailers ahead of that date.

Who knows if anyone at Samsung could have foretold that the S4 would break the internal records set by the Galaxy S3 which hit three million shipments in, conveniently, three weeks.

The chatty exec went on to force the point, telling Korean paper Chosun that “As of Friday [May 10], we have sold more than 6 million units, and we predict that we could break the 10-million mark by as early as the end of this month.”

All aboard the friend ship

It’s a little unclear over whether that six million figure is actual sales or just shipments, which muddies these ‘early figures’ – although there’s no doubt the S4 is selling like rock cakes made of molten lava.

While shifting phones is something of Samsung’s forte, it could be there’s no word on how many S4s have actually been exchanged for cash yet.

But we wouldn’t be surprised if it equals or breaks the S3′s record of 20 million sales in 100 days.

After all, in our Samsung Galaxy S4 review we deemed it to be the best Samsung phone to date, and a solid 4.5 star phone. Unfortunately for Samsung, it didn’t quite manage to topple the HTC One which retains its title as Best Phone In the World Today – for now.

Via Slashgear

Samsung Galaxy S4 already hits 6 million sales

Samsung Galaxy S4 already hits 6 million sales

Fortuitous news from the Samsung camp today as an exec has claimed that six million Samsung Galaxy S4s were sold by 10 May.

Samsung Galaxy S4

The Samsung Galaxy S4 technically hit the market on April 26 2013, and four million handsets were shipped to supply chains by the end of the month – although presumably Samsung began shipping the handset to retailers ahead of that date.

Who knows if anyone at Samsung could have foretold that the S4 would break the internal records set by the Galaxy S3 which hit three million shipments in, conveniently, three weeks.

The chatty exec went on to force the point, telling Korean paper Chosun that “As of Friday [May 10], we have sold more than 6 million units, and we predict that we could break the 10-million mark by as early as the end of this month.”

All aboard the friend ship

It’s a little unclear over whether that six million figure is actual sales or just shipments, which muddies these ‘early figures’ – although there’s no doubt the S4 is selling like rock cakes made of molten lava.

While shifting phones is something of Samsung’s forte, it could be there’s no word on how many S4s have actually been exchanged for cash yet.

But we wouldn’t be surprised if it equals or breaks the S3′s record of 20 million sales in 100 days.

After all, in our Samsung Galaxy S4 review we deemed it to be the best Samsung phone to date, and a solid 4.5 star phone. Unfortunately for Samsung, it didn’t quite manage to topple the HTC One which retains its title as Best Phone In the World Today – for now.

Via Slashgear

Samsung Galaxy S4 already hits 6 million sales

32GB AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 now available

$249.99 on two-year plan, “black mist” color only. Right on schedule, AT&T has launched its 32GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. If you’re after a Galaxy S4 with a bit more internal storage — and after the recent controversy surrounding the S4′s available memory, we wouldn’t blame you — it’ll set you back $249.99 on a two-year plan.

Samsung Galaxy S4

That’s $50 more than the base 16GB model, which goes for $199.99. If you’re buying it outright, you’re looking at a hefty $669.99 price tag.

At the moment it seems AT&T is only stocking the 32GB Galaxy S4 in the “black mist” color option, as the store page for the 32GB model doesn’t allow you to pick a color.

Anyone picking up a 32GB GS4 today? Or are there any 16GB buyers out there wishing they’d waited a little longer and paid a bit more? Hit the comments and share your thoughts.

Source: AT&T

Via Androidcentral

32GB AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 now available

32GB AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 now available

$249.99 on two-year plan, “black mist” color only. Right on schedule, AT&T has launched its 32GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. If you’re after a Galaxy S4 with a bit more internal storage — and after the recent controversy surrounding the S4′s available memory, we wouldn’t blame you — it’ll set you back $249.99 on a two-year plan.

Samsung Galaxy S4

That’s $50 more than the base 16GB model, which goes for $199.99. If you’re buying it outright, you’re looking at a hefty $669.99 price tag.

At the moment it seems AT&T is only stocking the 32GB Galaxy S4 in the “black mist” color option, as the store page for the 32GB model doesn’t allow you to pick a color.

Anyone picking up a 32GB GS4 today? Or are there any 16GB buyers out there wishing they’d waited a little longer and paid a bit more? Hit the comments and share your thoughts.

Source: AT&T

Via Androidcentral

32GB AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 now available

Three ways to add camera shortcuts to the Galaxy S4 lock screen

As with many features of the Galaxy S4, there’s more than one way to get a camera shortcut on the lock screen

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is brimming with features, but right out of the box you could be forgiven for thinking there’s no way of unlocking the phone straight into the camera app. Like many of the S4′s advanced features, this is optional, and disabled by default. Enabling it is easy enough, but as it turns out there are three different kinds of camera shortcuts you can put on the Galaxy S4′s lock screen.

The first is simple enough — from the Settings app, go to My device > Lock screen and enable “Shortcuts.” From there you can customize which shortcut icons are shown down below on the lock screen, and loading one of these apps up is a simple as dragging it upwards. Naturally, one of the defaults is the camera app. Continue reading