If you've got a Qualcomm-powered, international Galaxy Note 3 and an appreciation for up-to-date software, you might want to check out the latest official leaked ROM from SamMobile. They've posted a purported test build for the KitKat 4.4.2 update of the Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 (that's the Snapdragon 800 model with LTE bands). This leak comes just two days after the Android 4.4 build for the Galaxy S4. Changes include all the usual KitKat goodies, plus a tweaked TouchWiz visual theme (with white battery, service, Wifi, clock, etc. icons), and a camera shortcut on the lockscreen. Benchmark scores are generally improved on the KitKat build, and of course users have access to the new experimental Android Runtime (ART). According to SamMobile, which is pretty good about this sort of thing, the build is very near the final stage and probably won't be changed much when the over-the-air update is released. The N9005XXUENA6 firmware is intended for the SM-N9005 model only - that generally … [Read more...] about Android 4.4.2 Test Build Leaked For The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is one of the best smartphones money can buy. However, it does take a lot of money to buy one. As an unexpected thank you for buying its giant tablet-phone, Samsung is offering $50 in Google Play credit, and all you have to do is enter some information online. It's easy – just hit up the website below and input your phone number, IMEI, and a few other bits of information. You should get a confirmation email, and not long after, an email with a code that can be redeemed in Google Play for $50 to put toward apps, games, music, and more. We've already given this a shot, and it worked like a charm. The code arrived in about 10 minutes, but your mileage may vary. This promotion runs through January 6, 2014, so you have some time if you plan to pick up a Note 3 in the near future. $50 should help you load up the device with all sorts of cool content. [Samsung Google Play Credit – Thanks, Matt Colontrelle] … [Read more...] about Samsung Is Giving Galaxy Note 3 Owners $50 In Google Play Credit Just For Buying The Phone (US Only)
Last week we reported that the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 had a root method from a couple of enterprising gentlemen over at XDA. The same team-up of designgears and Chainfire has now reproduced the Root De La Vega root method for Verizon's Note 3 (model number SM-N900V), which isn't quite as appropriate as far as the name goes, but it's just as awesome. The same unfortunate conditions apply for the Verizon version of this exploit. You'll need a Windows PC, Samsung's Odin flash tool, and a basic understanding of the tools of the trade, but that's not the worst of it. This exploit is basically flashing a modified, pre-rooted version of the stock Galaxy Note 3 software onto your device, so you can say goodbye to your personal data. It's also a rather hefty download at 1.24GB. (At least it's the latest firmware this time.) It should be noted that this is root and only root. The bootloader on Verizon's Note 3 is still very much locked, and likely to remain so at least … [Read more...] about Verizon Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900V) Now Has Root, But The Method Still Requires A Full Wipe
It’s Google’s best versus Samsung’s mightiest, the battle of the behemoths some would argue! The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was the first major smartphone to launch for the fall, setting the bar for everyone else proceeding after it. And so far, it doesn’t disappoint because of its top-notch performance, high-end specs, and being one of the most features rich smartphones around! Meanwhile, the Google Pixel 3 XL was just announced and just starting its mission on becoming one of the giants in the space. It’s certainly promising on so many levels due to the esteemed reputation of the series, but it’ll need a lot to give Samsung’s pride and joy a good run for its money! Design We’re going to have to applaud Samsung for its design with the Note 9, not only because it definitely stands out for its premium construction, but also for its engineering marvel! When we consider how the Note 9 is able to somehow accommodate the S Pen and even offer a … [Read more...] about Google Pixel 3 XL vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9: first look
LG has taken the wraps off the LG V40 ThinQ, revealing a huge phone with a gorgeous 6.4-inch display, all the power you could want, and five camera lenses. But is it worth spending your money on, or should you invest in another top-level flagship instead? The Galaxy Note 9 is one of the best phones on the market right now, and also comes with a huge 6.4-inch screen, incredible power, and an amazing camera. Which one should you buy? We compared the two to find out. Specs LG V40 ThinQ Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Size 158.7 x 75.7 x 7.7mm (6.25 x 2.98 x 0.30 inches) 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (6.37 x 3 x 0.34 inches Weight 169 grams (5.96 ounces) 201 grams (7.09 ounces) Screen size 6.4-inch P-OLED display 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display Screen resolution 3,120 x 1,440 pixels (537 pixels per inch) 2,960 x 1,440 pixels (516 pixels-per-inch) Operating system Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo Storage space 64GB 128GB, 512GB MicroSD card slot Yes Yes Tap-to-pay services Google Pay … [Read more...] about LG V40 ThinQ vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Can the V40 unseat the king?