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Android 4.3 hits the Galaxy S3 & Note 2 across Canada

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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.

Koodo now offering the HTC Desire 601

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Well Koodo has expanded their line up of Device offerings this week & one of those New offerings is the Desire 601 from HTC. The Desire 601 is a midrange device with a sleek & sexy rounded design reminiscent of the HTC ONE X & X+ with that beautiful matte finish.
Other than the sleek design another huge pro of this device is the front firing boom sound dual stereo speakers like those found on the HTC ONE.
The HTC ONE has the best sound hands down from any mobile device on the market today because of these speakers with built in amplifier & the Desire 601 should sound just as great. That great sound is further enhanced when paired with the mini woofer accessory HTC has recently released to bring even more bass & full sound when listening to music or watching a video.
Find the full specifications of this device below & stay tuned for a full review coming in a future article.

The Desire 601 is available in black only & at an outright price of just $300 or $0 on the Medium Tab. You can grab yourself one from your local koodo kiosk, retail partners (future shop, Best Buy, Mobile Shop, ect) or from Koodo’s own webstore today.

Desire 601 features:
– Android™ 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
– 1.4 GHz Dual-core processor
– 4.5” HD Super LCD display
– 5MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera
– 8GB internal memory (expandable up to 64GB)
– LTE compatible
– 2100 mAh battery
– Dual front speaker with amplifier

Has anyone snatched up this beauty (what do you think?) or is it on your list of possible next devices? Let us know in the comments below

Posted from WordPress for Android by Paul “Kid Android” Deschamps

Galaxy S3 in Canada Gets update that brings Multi Window & More

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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.

Bell & Rogers Galaxy Note updated to 4.1 Jelly Bean

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Last week users of Telus’s Galaxy Note from Samsung got updated to Android version 4.1 Jelly Bean and now it’s users of the Bell & Rogers models getting the sweet treat.
Samsung stated that however at the moment the update for those carriers will have to be done via KIES software through your PC. I’m sure OTA updates will be pushed soon but as for now it’s only available through KIES. So make sure you have the most recent version of KIES installed on your PC & connect your Note to an available USB port and follow the onscreen directions. Make sure not to turn off your phone or disconnect it till the update is complete or you could run into some issues.
After you update & have a little time with your updated  device come back & let us know what you think. What’s your favorite feature is that the new JB update has brought to your Galaxy Note?
Let us know in the comments section below.

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Telus Galaxy Note getting a new sweet treat ( Jelly Bean 4.1)

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Telus had the original Samsung Galaxy Note update to Jelly Bean listed for May & have stayed very true to their word. May has just begun & said update has already begun to be pushed to the device OTA. It’s also available via Samsung’s KIES software on your PC. So if you haven’t received notification of the update on your Galaxy Note & you just can’t wait for it to be pushed to your device then connect it to your PC & Samsung’s software suite to get the update now.
Keep in mind that you may have to update KIES before your Galaxy Note will connect, so check for an update of the PC software if you have any issues.

After you’ve updated and had a chance to try the upgrade out come back & let us know what you think, & what’s your favorite addition or tweak to your phone that the upgrade brought?

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Samsung Galaxy S2X on Koodo/Telus getting Jelly Bean 4.1

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We have an early report that the Samsung Galaxy S2X with Telus & Koodo have started getting Jelly Bean 4.1. So connect your phone to Samsung’s Kies Software on your PC and get checking to see if this is true. If so please comment and let us know that this is not a hoax, Thanks.

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Samsung quick to send out fix for Rogers Galaxy S2 LTE

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Samsung sent out an update last week for Rogers customers who own the Galaxy S2 LTE & it seems there were some issues. Well Samsung has been very quick to fix these issues & have just announced on their Facebook page that they are rolling out an update to fix these issues. If you updated your Galaxy S2 LTE already you’ll need to update over KIES according to Samsung, but if you haven’t updated to JB yet then you can now update with an OTA update that should be waiting for you.

Go to your settings – About device – Software update – Update & download the new update with all the bugs fixed.
Great work with the quick fixes Samsung.
Has anyone updated previously & had issues then updated this new version? Does it fix the issues?
Let us know in the comments below.

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Rogers Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE gets updated to Jelly Bean

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Rogers Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE users can now get a taste of the Jelly Bean version of Android. Specifically Android 4.1.2 can be downloaded OTA (over-the-air) and via Samsung Kies.
If you have a Rogers Galaxy S2 LTE you might want to go to your settings – About Phone & Update your device.
After you update come back & let us know what you think, does the new version of the Android OS run good on the top tier device from 2011?

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Jelly Bean updates begin to roll out in Canada for Samsung’s top tier 2011 lineup

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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.

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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
-Google Now

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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Android 4.2.2 rolling out to Nexus Devices

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Android 4.2.2 update to software build JDQ39 hitting a number of Google’s pure Android devices. These include the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and  the GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus.

The update has been rumored to address Bluetooth A2DP audio streaming. What else, we’re not sure but if you got the update we’d love to hear what else you’ve noticed. It will be rolling out in fazes so be patient it’s coming.

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