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While Google has just released Android 4.4.1 for the Newest Nexus device the Nexus 5 Samsung is playing catch up with its 2012 devices. The Galaxy S3 & Galaxy Note 2 here in Canada are presently receiving their 4.3 updates which bring along a list of new features, UI enhancements, Notification improvements, performance improvements & more including a very important improvement which is battery life.
The update is hitting both of these devices on all carriers across Canada right now so if you haven’t received notice on your device head to the Settings – About Phone & hit that Software update icon to take advantage ASAP.
Improvements to the Galaxy S3 seem to be all good right now from our test device & the best Improvement so far seems to be battery life as our test device has made it through a full day of use which it couldn’t come close prior to this 4.3 update.
Will bring you more on this update as we have a little more time with the S3. Let us know anything good or bad you’ve noticed on either the S3 or Note 2 after receiving this 4.3 update we’d love to hear from you.
The Nexus 5 has arrived in Canada, actually 30,000 Nexus 5’s have arrived in Canada are sitting snugly in LG’s Canadian warehouses set to be shipped to their next destination. Their next destination is to carriers (Bell, Telus, Koodo, Virgin, Rogers, Wind, Fido) across the great white north.
The LG employee who took this shot for us all to see says that 4,000 of the 30,000 are for western Canada while the remaining 26,000 will cover the Eastern end of Canada’s carriers. So if your on the Western side of Canada get your cash in hand & ready for the official launch because with only 4000 of this initial shipment coming to your area you may have a hard time tracking one down, especially if yoir looking specifically for the black or white model.
Its still unknown the exact launch date of the Nexus 5 but a possible hint from the pic below (from gatgety.co.il) seems to point towards the 5th of November, this could be the date it actually will be available for purchase however only time will tell. This could also be the release of the N5 & Android 4.4 KK in Israel & we could see it sooner, let’s hope anyways.
Google does have a G+ livesteam later today which could be the date we’re all waiting for as well. So wow Google has really been playing with our emotions with this launch havent they. Im sure we’re not the only ones who will be happy when this is all over & we have the long awaited Nexus 5 in our hands & we can sleep soundly after getting our New Nexus & Android 4.4 KK fix.
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The Galaxy S4 for Telus/Koodo (possibly Bell, Virgin, Rogers & Fido as well) is now receiving a nice update that brings many tweaks to the amazing device, including the ability to move apps to the SD Card.
This is good news for users who own the 16Gb version of the Galaxy S4, which ships with only 9.15GB of user accessible storage space. This update alleviates this storage crunch by letting users move apps to the SD card. It also slightly increases available storage to 9.23GB.
Besides the app to SD card feature, this new firmware also includes the following:
-Stability & performance upgrades
-slight increase of internal storage
-New Camera firmware
-Smearing issue has been fixed (Purple effect while scrolling)
-Smart Pause Toggle
-Move Apps to SD Card
-HDR Video (Can record HDR video)
-Semi-transparent status bar
New Icons in Settings
Secure boot status (About Phone)
-Increase legibility (Display) (New feature)
Galaxy S4 owners can update their handset using Samsung Kies software or wait for the update to arrive over the air.
*Update – After moving what I can I gained a full 1gb of space on my internal storage which is awesome IMO.
Update took about 45 minutes to complete so make sure you have the time. It’s also just over 300mb in size so have the space available to download before install.
I’m sure Bell & Rogers & their sister companies are also receiving this great update as well, but if someone could confirm this we’d really appreciate it. Thanks.
Have you received the update, how do you like it & do you notice a performance boost?
Let us know in the comments section below.
The Galaxy S3 has received an update to its OS through OTA and Kies methods. It’s available ON Telus, Koodo, Virgin, Rogers, Bell, Fido & MTS users. The OS remains at Android version 4.1.2 but is build MVLDMF1. Included is improvements to the gallery,
Improved download speeds when HSPA+ network coverage, Multi Window Feature, as well as addressing instances where third party VoIP apps could interfere when dialing E911.
So if you haven’t received a notification of the update yet hit the settings – about phone – and check for update, or fire up KIES on your PC & connect your S3 to grab the update now.
I haven’t had much time to check out the update myself & will be doing so later today, but until then if you’ve noticed any more changes feel free to let us know & we will add it to the list of improvements. As well let us know if battery or performance seem to be improved after updating. Just hit us up in the comments below.
Samsung Canada Announced yesterday that Jelly Bean updates will begin to roll out today to 2011 devices & they have indeed. Check out their statement below.
The Android 4.1.2 update is now pushing out for the Bell branded Samsung Galaxy S II model GT-I9100M. Users can either update via Kies, or wait for the OTA which began rolling out today & continue to other carriers & devices in the coming weeks.
Here’s the improvements you can expect
-Improved performance from Project Butter
-New Touchwiz Nature UX(Same UI as of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II)
-Samsung’s S Cloud services
-Improved Camera features
-New Lockscreen With Many Customization Options
-New Features like Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play
-New Widgets (From Galaxy S III)
2 Home screen modes
-New Notification bar With More Notification Toggles
The new update brings the high end devices from 2011 to the year 2013 with all these awesome upgrades. If your on a different carrier from Bell or you have the Galaxy Note this is still great news as your updates are right around the corner. Let us know if you’ve received the update via Kies or got an OTA notice in the comments below.
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