Verizon Galaxy Note 3 Gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat

The wait is finally over. Owners of the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 can now upgrade their device to the latest version of Android 4.4.2 KitKat Samsung started the Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat update in January with many regions, including the United States, receiving the update by mid-February. U.S. Cellular and Sprint were some of the first carriers to deliver the update and were shortly followed by AT&T and T-Mobile. Verizon on the other hand is notorious for being the last to deliver software updates, has lived up to its reputation by delivering its update after leaving Note 3 owners in the dark for almost four months. But on Monday, Verizon finally pulled the lever on its Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade – with a catch. The update was not available over the air, which meant you needed Samsung Kies or the Verizon Software Upgrade Assistant on a desktop PC in order to get the install it. All that … Continue reading Verizon Galaxy Note 3 Gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat

LG to Bring “Knock Code” Feature to the G Flex Phablet

Owners of the LG G Flex in “select countries” will soon be able to unlock their device using LG’s newest Knock Code technology, the company announced on Tuesday. LG first introduced the Knock Code feature when it took the wraps off its G Pro 2 flagship last month, which lets users activate the display by tapping one of up to over 80,000 programmable combinations. The feature has since been making its appearance on just about every smartphone released by the company so far this year, including the F series and L series. Now LG has announced that the Knock Code feature will be made available on earlier devices via an OTA firmware update starting in April. It will be provided for devices sold in South Korea only, with the company having no imminent plans to expand it to other markets. Those who have the LG G2 and G Flex will be the first to get the update. The Knock Code … Continue reading LG to Bring “Knock Code” Feature to the G Flex Phablet

Sprint brings free Wi-Fi calling to the Samsung Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S4 mini

Sprint officially announced on Friday that it will be bringing its free Wi-Fi calling service to the Samsung Galaxy Mega and the Galaxy S4 mini, with plans to add more devices later this year. An over-the-air update is required before the service will be enabled, and Sprint says that update will be rolled out over the next few weeks. Wi-Fi calling is beneficial for users who don’t have proper network coverage in their home or office and will allow users to make phone calls and send text messages using their local Wi-Fi networks rather than relying on mobile networks. In order to take advantage of Wi-Fi Calling, a customer will simply need a compatible device, enable the feature through a web interface, and begin using it. No monthly charge will be assessed for the use of Wi-Fi Calling. According to Sprint, Android Location Services must be turned on in order to make Wifi calls, and the feature will only be … Continue reading Sprint brings free Wi-Fi calling to the Samsung Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S4 mini

Samsung Galaxy Mega Plus specs emerge in AnTuTu benchmark leak

Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 with Broadcom chipset, the Galaxy Mega Plus will perform 40% better thanks to its 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. The Samsung Galaxy Mega Plus has been benchmarked at AnTuTu, and test results show the recently leaked phone is 40% faster than its predecessor, the Galaxy Mega 5.8. In this rehash, Samsung replaces the processor with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, so no more MediaTek chipset as some have previously rumored. Unfortunately most of the other specs will remain the same. You still have the 5.8-inch screen with the disappointing 540×960 resolution and TFT technology, Adreno 305 GPU, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB internal memory (expandable via mcro SD), the same 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, and the same 2600 mAh battery. The unit benchmarked at AnTuTu was running Android 4.3, but hopefully Samsung will manage to make it run Android 4.4 KitKat before the phone is … Continue reading Samsung Galaxy Mega Plus specs emerge in AnTuTu benchmark leak