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Samsung finally started to rollout the official final build of Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich for their flagship Samsung Galaxy SII device. For now its available through the OTA updates in some European countries and other countries should follow soon. Note this ICS update for now is only meant to be for the international version of the SGSII but not the local US variants of the device for which no update schedule has been announced yet. If you are using an international version of the Galaxy S2 and still waiting for the Android 4.0.3 update to be available in your Read More >

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Check Fus is an interesting tool for all Samsung Galaxy SII, Galaxy S and most other Samsung Android mobile devices that allows to check the new firmware updates without running the Kies software. Which can be very convenient. As you can see in the features described below some of the feature are only available in the Pro version that is basically a paid version. For example, Pro version can automatically check the firmware updates, notify the user with the vibration and signal for a new firmware release. Pro version also don’t have any ads. * Automatically checks for new firmware Read More >

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It looks like there are a lot of free games/apps offers during the Christmas time. Earlier we mentioned that Android users can download more than 100 apps/games for free from GetJar which would normally cost money. And now there is Samsung that announced on their Facebook page a handful of paid full version Android games for free for Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy SII (S2) users. If its not available yet in your regions then you can try the Market Enabler tool to try with another region. Here is the list of paid games that are available for free: Air Read More >

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Galaxy Nexus is latest & greatest device in the Android world from Samsung, and has generally got rave review from many experts. One thing you might have noticed, in case you bought this device is that you cant mount the USB stick/flash drives or external drives with the device! Although Google has advertised USB On-The-Go as one of the key features of the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). And indeed there is support for this exciting feature underlying but for some reason Google has decided to disable this. There are some reports that Google will finally enable this feature in Read More >

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Now the good news for the Nexus S owners is is the official availability of the Android 4.0.3 based Ice Cream Sandwich firmware. This was for the most part expected as Google devices were for sure going to get the ICS firmware upgrade with the highest priority. You can download it right now from this link and then flash it from the recovery mode. Flashing of this official Ice Cream Sandwich firmware for the Nexus S is not difficult.

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the latest update to the popular mobile OS from Google that originally featured with the Galaxy Nexus but is now being under active porting effort for a host of other popular devices from different manufacturers. Even the Android community is actively updating the popular open source firmware such as CyanogenMod and MIUI for ICS. I just spotted a slightly older but interesting article on CNET that talks about the upgrade path and release schedule of the Android 4.0 for the devices from Google, HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung and Sony. Plans from the most vendors Read More >

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Samsung has recently unveiled the Exynos 5250 SoC – their next-gen SoC which is still a dual-core chip but with a bumped clock frequency of 2GHz based on Cortex-A15 processor while manufacturing is based on 32-nm process. Samsung claims that this version of Exynos is twice as fast as the 1.5 GHz A9 based design that is currently being used despite the fact that chip is still a dual-core design without going to the quad-core route just yet as the NVidia Tegra 3. Exynos 5250 achieves an amazing memory bandwidth of 12.8 GB/s while the SoC can also drive an Read More >

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All the experienced Android users with a Samsung based Android device in their pocket are most likely familiar with the ODIN tool that is used to flash custom kernels, firmware modems, repartition, install custom firmware on the device. In fact, ODIN is also used by some users to install the insecure kernel on the device to get the root later on. But ODIN is a Windows desktop PC tool and requires the Samsung Android device to be connected to the PC for functioning which is of course not very convenient for many users. But avid users of the ODIN can Read More >

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Touchwiz 4 is the latest version of the Samsung suite of apps and a layer of user-interface coating on top of plain vanilla Android ASOP experience as we used to get on the Google branded Nexus devices. It can also be considered as an equivalent to the HTC Sense but of course from Samsung. I know that many users consider the Touchwiz as bloat and they might be right as some apps included in Touchwiz such as Social hub, Music hub, Games hub and so on are really crappy and not of much use for most users. In fact, there Read More >

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Yesterday, we told you that Samsung has released a teaser video of the upcoming Nexus Prime. Well, not explicitly mentioning the Nexus Prime but there was indeed a clear hint in the end of the video at the new Google branded Android phone. According to BGR they have the final specs of the device ahead of the announcement at the CITA on October 11th! First of all according to the report the device will be indeed called Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Samsung Galaxy Nexus  will be free of any TouchWiz or similar kind of bloat ware and will be a pure Read More >

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