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  • Samsung: Galaxy S IV Coming March 14th


    On Monday morning in Barcelona at the start of Mobile World Congress 2013, Samsung confirmed that it's eagerly anticipated Galaxy S IV will be formally unveiled next month, as the rumor mill expected.

    The most hyped smartphone in Samsung history will have a press event in its honor to herald its debut on March 14th. As of this writing, however, it isn't known what the actual release date of the device will be.

    “We introduced the Galaxy S III in London last year, and this time we changed the venue (to New York)… as we were bombarded with requests from U.S. mobile carriers to unveil the Galaxy S IV in the country,” Samsung Electronics’ mobile division chief JK Shin said this morning, according to Reuters.

    Samsung Electronics may have lost its lead in the U.S. handset market but globally the $210 billion South Korean giant is expected to widen its smartphone advantage over its Cupertino, California-based rival this year, helped by a broad product line-up.
    Although speculation abounds as to the features packed into Samsung's next smartphone, the new Galaxy S model “is expected to feature a higher-resolution display and camera than its predecessor, as well as a faster quad-core processor."

    Source: Reuters
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Samsung: Galaxy S IV Coming March 14th started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 40 Comments
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigbaba View Post
      Parallels and VMWare don't do too well with rooting. Bootcamp works for me because it does turn your Mac into a Windows machine.
      Ya true. Not that into it anymore.
    1. ABOSWORTH's Avatar
      ABOSWORTH -
      I think this will be my next phone. I've been messing around with my sister's S3 and I really like it. I'm kinda bored with iPhone and I'm eligible for an upgrade in July so I think I'll be ditching my 4S for the S4. The iPhone 5 doesn't do much for me.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Did all that when I had a S2. Some of the ROMs were pretty nice but all of them had some bug or something else that I couldn't live with. Ended up putting it back at stock and havent tried since. Stock Android is good enough to keep me entertained.
      I don't really understand what the point of rooting would be if you could get the latest OS. It seems all you can do with rooting is theming and squeezing out a little extra performance.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      I don't really understand what the point of rooting would be if you could get the latest OS. It seems all you can do with rooting is theming and squeezing out a little extra performance.
      I never really saw the need for it. Only thing I used it for was over or under clocking the processor and tricking the store into thinking I was in the US to get access to all the apps. You can do a whole lot with stock Android that it just isn't needed IMO. With launchers you can even do theming without root. VPN's fix the play store issue, although since the latest update I haven't even had to use that. They opened up the full google play store to me on my Nexus 4 and 7 since that update.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      I never really saw the need for it. Only thing I used it for was over or under clocking the processor. You can do a whole lot with stock Android that it just isn't needed IMO. With launchers you can even do theming without root.
      Agree to many things can go wrong I here and can brick ya phone.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      You can do a whole lot with stock Android that it just isn't needed IMO. With launchers you can even do theming without root.
      I forgot that you can do that without root. I don't really theme much.
    1. cmay227's Avatar
      cmay227 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkoNova View Post
      ...except battery life.

      The DNA has a nice screen, but that's about it. The battery life is terrible.
      I get 16+ hours on my DNA...do you have one? or are you just talking out your ***?
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Wow 16 hours that's pretty good
    1. Tperry's Avatar
      Tperry -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      Gotta git me a computer with windows and I can probably figure it out. All I have is Macs. Thing is tryed to root it with that site ya said and no luck. But like Simon said its cool with it stock.
      If i remember correctly (at least for the Verizon version) the tool to unlock the bootloader and the one to root it was available in the Play Store.

      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      I don't really understand what the point of rooting would be if you could get the latest OS. It seems all you can do with rooting is theming and squeezing out a little extra performance.
      And changing the core phone software (in some cases) to allow native tethering without having to run a special software or pay for the hotspot feature (the RAZR took a small database edit to bypass Verizons lock).
      Also, some people want pure android with no manufacturers skin overlayed on it.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tperry View Post
      If i remember correctly (at least for the Verizon version) the tool to unlock the bootloader and the one to root it was available in the Play Store.



      And changing the core phone software (in some cases) to allow native tethering without having to run a special software or pay for the hotspot feature (the RAZR took a small database edit to bypass Verizons lock).
      Also, some people want pure android wigh no manufacturers skin overlayed on it.
      I got AT&T
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      Gotta git me a computer with windows and I can probably figure it out. All I have is Macs. Thing is tryed to root it with that site ya said and no luck. But like Simon said its cool with it stock.
      You can run windows on a Mac;'it's called Fusion by FMware. I run Windows 8 & Lion on my Mac. It's pretty easy.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tperry View Post
      And changing the core phone software (in some cases) to allow native tethering without having to run a special software or pay for the hotspot feature.
      Oh yeah, I use it for that too. I'm not actually sure if T-Mobile allows it stock.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by AKCHRIS View Post
      You can run windows on a Mac;'it's called Fusion by FMware. I run Windows 8 & Lion on my Mac. It's pretty easy.
      Gonna have to check into that thank you
    1. njp316's Avatar
      njp316 -
      I hope this thing is a beast and really lights a fire under Apple's anus.
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by HighTymes View Post
      Curious to see what innovation they bring or will they be like apple and just update existing hardware.
      Samsung updates their phones with both hardware and software. simply compare the Galaxy S2 to the Galaxy S3., the S3 is a world ahead of the S2 in every way.

      Quote Originally Posted by Lohand View Post
      The HTC One raised the hardware Bar! So if Samsung doesn't want to stumble they must step up their game including show us their "metal". Apple and HTC devices are in a new "hyper class" of chassis now and PLASTIC COVERED DEVICES NEED NOT APPLY! Sayin...
      Plastic is fine., its more durable than glass and doesn't dent, scratch and chip like metal its also lighter in weight. the HTC One looks nice but Im sure the S4 will crush it.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      Samsung updates their phones with both hardware and software. simply compare the Galaxy S2 to the Galaxy S3., the S3 is a world ahead of the S2 in every way.



      Plastic is fine., its more durable than glass and doesn't dent, scratch and chip like metal its also lighter in weight. the HTC One looks nice but Im sure the S4 will crush it.
      What is this Samsung software that you speak of?
    1. specialtylaser's Avatar
      specialtylaser -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      I hope they blow it out of the water so apple actually realizes they need to innovate.
      Apple is too arrogant to realize they need to innovate. Remember back in the day when the lost soooo much market-share because of the "they're MY marbles" attitude. They WILL fall again.
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by specialtylaser View Post
      Apple is too arrogant to realize they need to innovate. Remember back in the day when the lost soooo much market-share because of the "they're MY marbles" attitude. They WILL fall again.
      I don't think that, I actually have high hopes and alot of optimism for apple. They aren't stupid, you can't be stupid and become the most profitable company in the world... Just doesn't happen. They know they are lacking and losing revenue because of it, I expect big things this 2013 year
    1. Slimz's Avatar
      Slimz -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigbaba View Post
      Android phones are fun but I'm waiting too see what Ubuntu is going to do to the game of smartphones.
      You do realize Ubuntu is based on Cyanogen Mod 10.1 code, right? It's still Android underneath.

      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Did all that when I had a S2. Some of the ROMs were pretty nice but all of them had some bug or something else that I couldn't live with. Ended up putting it back at stock and havent tried since. Stock Android is good enough to keep me entertained.
      Get into the AOSP based ROM's. That is the stock android. Some like Paranoid Android have tablet mode, and custom DPI's for all your apps. CM10 is flawless for the Nexus 4.
    1. Hillefied's Avatar
      Hillefied -
      Quote Originally Posted by Magnum View Post
      Weird. I thought I was at modmyi...not mod my Samsung.
      +1

      It's also surprising to see how many MMi members don't even use an iDevice.

      As far as Android OS; I just feel like there isn't any real merit in the non-streamlined features and clunky user interface. Especially on tablets for more than 60% of apps that are merely blown up, not utilized for bigger screens.