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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) getting Android 4.4.2

Samsung has begun rolling Kit Kat to the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition). This particular model arrived for those in the US back in October and it was initially running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. This update will bump that up to 4.4.2 Kit Kat.

But while the tablet arrived in the US in October, that wasn’t the only market that saw a release. As we often see from Samsung, the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) came available around the globe. To that point, the Kit Kat update has yet to arrive for those in the US market.

Basically, we are in the early stages of the rollout. SamMobile mentioned the update began in Columbia. So far Samsung has yet to confirm any timeframe, but those carrying this particular model can at least take comfort in knowing the rollout has begun. We should also point out this applies to the WiFi only model.

The US market also saw a carrier branded release with Verizon Wireless. There hasn’t been any word from Verizon just yet, but as always, we would expect that one to take a bit longer. That being said, make sure to check the Story Timeline below for some additional coverage including our hands-on.

SOURCE: SamMobile

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Android KitKat update rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

Android KitKat update rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

Samsung seems to be updating multiple devices to KitKat this week. The AT&T variant of the Galaxy S4 Active started receiving the coveted update yesterday, and now, the update is rolling out to the international Wi-Fi variant of the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition (SM-P600), the forbearer of Samsung’s recent lineup of professional high-end tablets. The update is currently rolling out in Columbia, and will likely show up in other regions before the weekend.  

The list of features and changes is the same as that for other Samsung devices that have hopped on to the latest version of the OS. There’s performance improvements, reduced memory consumption, white status bar icons, wireless printing support, full-screen album art and a new camera shortcut on the lock screen, options to select the default home and SMS apps, enhanced sound controls for specific Samsung apps, and general stability improvements. It’s unclear if the update will bring over the new Magazine UX found on newer Samsung tablets like the Galaxy NotePRO and Galaxy TabPRO, though it’s likely those details will soon be cropping up.

As usual, the update will be rolled out in a phased manner, so it could be a few weeks before it arrives on every Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition out there. However, you can do a manual check in the Settings » General » About phone » Software updates menu to force it to show up immediately, though that won’t exactly help in most cases.

Via: SamMobile

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be a “new form factor”, Samsung searching again for the next big Thing

samsung galaxy note 4The Samsung Galaxy Note line of so-called ‘phablet‘ devices has been its own bag of surprises over the last few years; while many were sceptical that the original Galaxy Note would even sell, let alone be iterated upon, we are already onto the 3rd generation of the giant-screened smartphones and the future still looks bright for this sector of the market. The allure of the Galaxy Note family has faded, however, as most other major manufacturers have launched their own phablet device in the hopes of capturing their own part of the market. Naturally then, Samsung is looking for a new way to make their next phablet, expected to be named the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, appear even more attractive to consumers.

In an interview with Reuters, Yoon Han-kil, Samsung’s Senior Vice President of Product Strategy briefly illuminated Samsung’s ambitions for the next Galaxy Note device. As expected, Yoon confirmed that the next Note could be expected to launch in the second half of 2014, but also mentioned that the device would be in a “new form factor”, adding that “Our ultimate goal is to make products that consumers really aspire to have. This is how we are trying to find a breakthrough in the stagnant premium market.” What exactly was meant by ‘new form factor’ is unknown, but this is definitely exciting news for fans of phablets as it means Samsung is really looking at putting their stamp on the market they helped to create.

What do you think about Yoon’s comments? Do you think the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 can be the game-changer that Samsung wants it to be, and what do you think it needs to do this? Let us know what your opinion is in the comments below.

Source: Reuters via SamMobile


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Deal of the Day: SPE Top Pouch for Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Note 2 and Galaxy Note

This top pouch features an extendable top flap which is used to secure your Samsung Galaxy Note inside the pouch. Easily slide the flap through the stitched opening on the front of the case and your device is safe against drops or scratches. The interior of the SPE Top Pouch also features a soft padding for added protection.

The SPE Top Pouch is available for just $13.95, over 50% off today only. Color options include black, brown and white.

Grab this deal over at the Canada Store, too!



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Android 4.4 for Samsung Galaxy Note, Galaxy S 3 could arrive by May

Samsung_Logo_02_TA_CES_2014While most of the newer devices have already received Android 4.4, owners of slightly older devices have kept waiting. For owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note and Samsung Galaxy S 3, that wait might not be much longer. A Samsung customer managed to get a hold of someone from tech support, who confirmed that Samsung is expecting to launch the Android 4.4 update on the Galaxy Note 2 somewhere in mid-April, and for the Galaxy S 3 by early May.

These time-frames are for the Korean variants of these devices, but devices in the rest of the world shouldn’t be that far behind.

Source: Daum.net
Via: G for Games

 

 

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Problems, Questions, Solutions, Answers [Part 7]

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This is the seventh installment of our Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Problems and Solutions series and I’ve answered ten questions in this post. Take time to browse the article to see if your problem has already been addressed or you could browse through the first six parts of the series.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Problems, Questions, Solutions, Answers [Part 1][Part 2][Part 3][Part 4][Part 5][Part 6]

If you have problems with you Galaxy Note 3, email us at mailbag@thedroidguy.com. I can’t guarantee that I could respond to all emails we receive but rest assured that I will read each one of them. We also have our Facebook page in case you want to use it as a medium to ask us for support. Our Google+ page may also be a perfect place to get support from as we often post links to our articles in there.

#1. Multiple Note 3 problems after update

Problem

Hi, your blog is so helpful. Thank you for it. My Note 3 used to be perfect until I upgraded it to 4.4. It hangs during calls, slows down too much, and I found out that proximity sensor doesn’t work for quick glance and phone calls after upgrade. And the device heats up to its peak during phone calls in such a way that I won’t be able to keep in near my ear. I tried formatting the phone etc. Please help me with this.

Solution

I hope you have successfully updated your phone, which means that there weren’t any errors while you were downloading and installing the update. If it were my phone, I would immediately perform Factory Reset to know if it’s just a matter of conflicting apps or a firmware issue. But I would want you to try clearing the cache partition first. Follow these steps:

  1. Turn the phone off.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up, Home, and Power buttons together.
  3. Release the Power button when the “Galaxy Note 3″ screen appears.
  4. Release both the Volume Up and Home buttons when the Android System Recovery screen appears.
  5. Using the Volume Down key, highlight “wipe cache partition” option and press the Power key to select it.
  6. Once the wiping of caches is finished, highlight “reboot system now” and press the Power  button to reboot normally.

In case the problem persists after doing this, Factory Reset via the Recovery Mode is necessary.

  1. Turn the phone off.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up, Home, and Power buttons together.
  3. Release the Power button when the “Galaxy Note 3″ screen appears.
  4. Release both the Volume Up and Home buttons when the Android System Recovery screen appears.
  5. Using the Volume Down key, highlight “wipe date / factory reset” option and press the Power key to select it.
  6. Highlight “delete all user data” and press the Power button.
  7. Once the Master Reset is done, highlight “Reboot system now” and press the Power button the reboot the phone.

I hope this procedure solves this problem, if not, there’s no other option but to flash the previous firmware manually and update the phone again.

#2. Multi User in Galaxy Note 3

Questions

Hi, this might be a very basic question but how do I sign in as another user on both my Note 3 and note 10.1? Additionally I am hesitant to set up a new launcher, I just don’t have all the technical expertise, and I want to further understand how to customize my phone with a different launcher and icon pack. How do I install the icon pack? Is it an automated thing when I download them.

Answers

There are only two devices I know that has Multi User Mode: the Samsung Galaxy Pro Tab and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. These are both tablets because, as what I’ve read last year, Nokia has patented multi-user feature on smartphones (not necessarily tablets) and that Android developers hasn’t resolved (yet) the issue that calls and texts will arrive regardless of who’s logged in. We might be able to enjoy this feature on our smartphones in the future but not sooner.

Setting up a third-party launcher doesn’t need advanced technical expertise. It’s actually just a “download and install” process. When it comes to launcher, I personally use Nova Launcher; it works well with any Android device. Since you asked about icon packs, I an app you could download from the Play Store that might just provide you with what you’re looking for–Desktop VisualizeR.

Please note that TheDroidGuy.com is never associated with the developers of both Nova Launcher and Desktop VisualizeR. They appear in this post simply because I personally used them before.

#3. Note 3 gets Prevention Information error

Problem

Hello, first, I just got the Note 3 1 week ago and I have been getting an prevention information error. Every time I click it,  it is linked to Knox. Is this a known issue and how do I solve it? Second, I just started having charging issues. It will start charging and when you grab it it stops. Same thing happens when I plug it into my laptop (windows 8). Help please. Thanks.Teka

Solution

This was a known issue way back in November last year but it still happens today. Basically, the Prevention Information error message pops up when a certain third-party app is trying to access Security Enhanced Android files, in your case it’s Knox. Here’s what you need to do to get rid of it:

  1. Enable KNOX if you’ve disabled it.
  2. Go to Settings > General tab > Security > under “Security update services,” uncheck “Auto update security” and  “Via Wifi only.”
  3. Now, turn your Wifi on and off (repeat for several times) until KNOX security message pops up.
  4. Tap on the message and choose Update instead of choosing OK or Cancel.
  5. After this, you will an updated policy and the problem was resolved.

#4. Emails won’t delete after the update

Problem 1

Since I got the 4.4.2 update on my Note 3. My emails won’t delete. I put the check in the box for delete and about 20 minutes. Later I get a notification for new emails along with the ones I deleted. I signed out my email account and signed back in to the same problems. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Problem 2

Hello, I recently updated my Note 3 via AT&T. Since the update, when I delete my email it goes away for about 10 minutes and then returns to my inbox. Regardless of how many times I delete it, same results.  Any ideas? Thank you in advance.

Problem 3

I repeatedly receive emails in my inbox that i have already read and deleted. Have tried clearing cache but it didn’t work. Any ideas?

Solution

Some apps may not be fully optimized after the update but even if they will, there is always the possibility that some data may become corrupt pushing the app not to function well. So, you need to clear those data. For this issue, since we’re dealing with emails, let’s try the broad spectrum troubleshooting but a safer one–wiping the cache partition.

  1. Turn the phone off.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up, Home, and Power buttons together.
  3. Release the Power button when the “Galaxy Note 3″ screen appears.
  4. Release both the Volume Up and Home buttons when the Android System Recovery screen appears.
  5. Using the Volume Down key, highlight “wipe cache partition” option and press the Power key to select it.
  6. Once the wiping of caches is finished, highlight “reboot system now” and press the Power  button to reboot normally.

After doing the procedure, reboot your phone normally and try to delete some emails if you can. If the problem still persists, there’s no other option but to clear the app’s cache and data.

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings, and then tap the General tab.
  3. Tap Application Manager.
  4. Swipe to left or right to display contents of the All tab.
  5. Scroll to and tap your email app.
  6. Tap Clear Cache. (The next step will delete all your downloaded emails.)
  7. Tap Clear Data, then OK.

You need to setup your account one more time and download your emails. Try to delete some to see if you can this time.

#5. S Voice not working after the update

Problem

Hi, I have two concerns regarding Note 3 ATT.

1. After updating the note 3 to kitkat the s voice feature is not starting when I say hi galaxy while the phone is locked.

2. I had another note 3 att but its being used in India for which I bought the unlock cide online, is there a way that I can update it to kitkat without rooting.

Thanks and Regards.Siddartha

Solution

As to your S Voice problem, try clearing the app’s cache and data because it could be just a minor software glitch. After all, you just updated your phone to the new Android version so some data may have been corrupt during the installation of the new OS.

About your other question, well, if the phone still runs the stock firmware from AT&T, I believe you can just update it through KIES. At least, it’s worth a try.

#6. Note 3 screen freezes

Problem

Hi, I’m using note 3 now. Just 1 problem, sometimes after ended call the screen will freeze (cannot swipe). The button functions and the screen is on but cannot swipe. After I pull out the battery, then the phone is ok. This problem continue a few time, quite annoying have to pull out the battery every time. Wonder why, please advise the solution. Thank you.Salina

Solution

Just last month, a friend of mine had a problem similar to this: the phone responds to button press but there is specific period of time that the screen won’t respond. We ended up replacing the digitizer. It is a piece of glass on top of the display panel that conducts touch commands. Digitizers come with their respective circuits that when messed up, some, if not all, screen functions won’t work. But it seems that your problem is not the digitizer, so try booting to Safe Mode and observe the phone’s performance while in there.

If the screen still freezes randomly, some of the core functions may be causing the problem and there’s no other option but to perform factory reset but first, back up all your data.

#7. Note 3 automatically mutes

Problem

Hi, I just recently purchased my Note 3. Now, am having trouble keeping the media volume up. The sound will disappear totally and I will have to go into settings volume to drag it back up. For no apparent reason it will disappear again. Does this all the time now! Any solutions for me would be greatly appreciated. I have version 4.3. Thank you for your time.Brett

Solution

This problem often happens due to some third-party apps that have permission to mute or lower the phone’s volume level but in order to confirm that, try booting to Safe Mode and play any media file you have. If the volume stays up during the playback while in Safe Mode, then you need to find and uninstall the third-party application that’s causing this. Start with “religious” apps if you’ve installed one.

In case the problem persists in Safe Mode, boot to recovery mode and wipe cache partition because may be there are some issues with the service that handles media volume. If that doesn’t solve the problem, backup your data and perform Factory Reset.

#8. Touchwiz, Email stopped working

Problem

“Unfortunately, Touchwiz home has stopped,” “Unfortunately, email has stopped” I have only had my Samsung Note 3 for a couple months now, and I am experiencing constant messages saying a variety of issues.  I have attached one of the messages I get most frequently.  I am ready to pull my hair out. Please help.Eric

Solution

One of the causes of this problem is the conflicting settings between apps. Needless to say, the solution would be to reset app preferences. Before anything else, try these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings, and then tap the General tab.
  3. Tap Application Manager.
  4. Swipe to left or right to display contents of the All tab.
  5. Tap the Menu key.
  6. Choose Reset app preferences.
  7. Tap Reset apps.
  8. Reboot your phone.

Of course, if the problem persists, perform Factory Reset because there could be some problems with system settings.

#9. Note 3 goes blank and reboots after update

Problem

After upgrading my Note 3 to KitKat on AT&T, my phone started to go blank and then reboot after about 30 seconds, once or twice a day. Has this been reported, and if so, is there a fix.

Solution

Yes, there have been a lot of reports related to this problem but the cause was actually undetermined. But since it started to manifest after the update, people can quickly blame it on the new firmware, which is of course understandable considering it didn’t happen prior to the update. There is always a possibility that one of the apps may be causing this problem or perhaps one of the core services has gone rogue. If  it were my phone, I would wipe the cache partition, observe it to see if the screen  goes blank and reboots. The last resort would be Factory Reset, or flashing the stock firmware manually.

#10. Note 3 has loose Home button

Problem

Hi, I have notice my 4 week old Samsung Note 3 has a wonky/loose home button. It sits crooked the majority of the time. It’s not enough to make me send my phone away but it might eventually come off. I wonder if anyone else has this problems and if you can fix it yourself.

Solution

The phone pretty new and if this problem happened to me, I wouldn’t stop bothering my service provider to have it replaced. I mean, no one would want to use a brand new phone that has physical defects out of the box, right? I’m not sure if it can be fixed but there is a chance you void the warranty if you attempt to open the device. So, have it replaced as early as now.

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[Deal Alert] Woot Offering Various Galaxy Note And Galaxy Tab Factory Reconditioned Tablets Ranging From $160 To $385

2014GalaxyNote10.1-ThumbThere are a ton of Samsung tablets out there, and while each model isn’t always a winner, customers typically can’t go too wrong with picking one up. Woot’s currently got a deal that should save anyone looking to buy one quite a few bucks. Customers can get a 2014 Galaxy Note 10.1 with 32GB of storage for $384.99 (compared to $549 on Amazon and cheaper than the last deal we came across).

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How to Fix a Slow Galaxy S2

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This is a message sent to us recently via The Droid Guy Mailbag:

“Hi, I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100. I just updated it to 4.1.2. I always keep cleaning its cache for better performance but it keeps draining the battery very fast and heats up during charging. Sometimes, it gets very slow despite cleaning cache regularly. Please help me out.”

Remedies to a Slow Galaxy S2

According to the support page of Sprint, here are some ways to enhance the performance of your device and improve its battery life:

1. Safely detach its SD card.

2. Do a Soft Reset. That means, you should turn your phone off safely. Remove its battery. Then, after 30 seconds, reinsert the battery and start it up normally.

3. Stop the apps running in the background.

I would like to add the following solutions as well:

4. Perform a Factory Reset after backing up your data. This will fix the corrupted system files in your phone that are causing the lag and battery drain.

5. Wipe the cache partition if Factory Reset doesn’t cut it. This will delete all temporary app files that may be causing trouble.

More Factors that Slow Galaxy S2

If the solutions won’t work, perhaps the problem is the apps that you have been installing in your device. Nowadays, most apps have been optimized to run in latest Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, HTC One, Nexus 7 and others. Games now offer high-end graphics and they eat up too much memory. Some example of RAM-hungry games are Dead Trigger 2, Asphalt 8: Airborne and others.

If you are constantly playing them in your device, then, it’s no surprise that you are really slowing it down and draining up its battery fast. So, if you want to have a faster phone and a longer battery life, only install the apps that you really need and keep yourself away from playing games that eat up too much memory in your processor. But if you can’t really help it, make sure that you always have your charger with you and that you have an outlet nearby.

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Source: Sprint Support

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Cannot Use Abbreviated Words on Galaxy Note 2 [How to Fix]

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We did receive a lot of emails about the Galaxy Note 2 acting out after the 4.3 update and one of our readers were asking why he couldn’t abbreviate words already. According to him, Note 2 fills in its own word and most of the time it isn’t correct. This led him to type the entire word just to make sense in his text messages and of course, this feature doesn’t seem to work if you want to send quick, short messages.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Problems, Questions, Solutions, Fixes [Part 1][Part 2][Part 3][Part 4][Part 5]

We address this kind of problem in two ways: either by adding the frequently used words or abbreviation to the dictionary or simply turning off the predictive text feature, which of course, many are doing.

Adding Words to the Dictionary

By doing this, you will be adding your own words to the phone’s list of words so that it remembers them every time you type each word without being replaced.

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Touch Settings, and then tap Language and input.
  3. Now, tap the Settings icon next to Samsung keyboard.
  4. Tap Predictive Text.
  5. Enable Personalized Data.
  6. You will then be presented with the description on how this works.

Note: You can add as many words as you can and they will be included in the list of words you can select while typing.

Turning Predictive Text Off

Turning off the predictive text feature will disallow the phone to do “auto-correcting,” thus giving you freedom to enter any words you want regardless whether they are misspelled or not in the dictionary.

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Touch Settings, and then tap Language and input.
  3. Now, tap the Settings icon next to Samsung keyboard.
  4. Tap Predictive Text switch to Off.

By doing this you’re making your phone less interactive.

If I were to choose which of these I prefer, I would go for the first one, adding your own words to the dictionary. I personally like the predictive text feature considering I don’t actually abbreviate words. But I think, you’re making your phone even smarter by adding words to its dictionary.

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Logitech PRO Keyboard for Samsung Galaxy Note PRO and Tab PRO Lightning Review

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If you’re interested in Samsung’s new oversized Note PRO or Tab PRO 12.2 devices, it’s more than likely because you want to get more done on that beautiful and massive 12.2-inch display. In order to make that happen, you’ll need a little bit more than just the tablet, and Logitech has already released a keyboard for the job: the Logitech PRO keyboard/case.

At $130 (plus the $750-850 for the tablet), however, you have to ask yourself at what point you stop wanting a tablet and start wanting a laptop or some sort of hybrid/convertible device.

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[Deal Alert] Refurbished Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition 16GB On Sale For $375 At Newegg, 32GB For $405

34-131-716-05Looking for a high-end Galaxy Note tablet that doesn’t cost over seven hundred freakin’ dollars? Then head over to Newegg, where the slightly older and slightly smaller Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is on sale in refurbished form. You can pick up a 16GB version of the tablet for $374.99, a full $175 off the original retail price, or a 32GB version for $404.99, a whopping $195 off.

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for March 13, 2014

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With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!

Guides

Best Android SMS text messaging replacement apps [March 2014]

Apps

Plex makes Chromecast support free for everyone

Facebook Android app updated, bringing photos in comments, ability to delete albums, and more

Chromecast app sees update to version 1.5.3 with new language support and improved Samsung device optimization

Cameras

Specs for Samsung Galaxy S 5 Zoom surface on GFXBench

Carriers

Republic Wireless getting the Moto G

Straight Talk now offering nano SIM cards for compatible phones

T-Mobile celebrating the anniversary of its 4G LTE with network upgrades and a Verizon attack ad

US Cellular tweaks their plans to add more data

Verizon offering low price, contract encumbered Nexus 7 for $49.99

Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is up for sale

Chromecast

Plex makes Chromecast support free for everyone

Chromecast app sees update to version 1.5.3 with new language support and improved Samsung device optimization

Google

Google lowers cost for Google Drive storage

Google Glass

MedicAR for Google Glass uses augmented reality to teach future surgeons

Phones

Amazon expected to release “Project Aria” smartphone this year

Huawei’s Dual OS smartphone will be available in Q2

LG D850 (G3) model spotted on LG’s website hints at Quad HD screen

Screenshot taken on LG’s G3 pops up online, hinting at a quad HD screen resolution

Republic Wireless getting the Moto G

New and updated Galaxy S 5 TouchWiz apps now available for download

Lebron James not happy over how his Galaxy Note 3 wiped off all the data on it

Samsung’s Galaxy Grand 2 hits South Korea

International Galaxy S 3, Note 2, and Grand 2 Duos may actually get KitKat

Xiaomi kicks the budget phone game up a notch with a larger screen and octa-core processor

Security

Developer claims Samsung is using a backdoor to access user data, but security expert disagrees

Smartwatches

Specs of LG made Google smartwatch leak

Tablets

Verizon offering low price, contract encumbered Nexus 7 for $49.99

Samsung working on new tablet with AMOLED 2560×1600 display

Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is up for sale

Updates

International Galaxy S 3, Note 2, and Grand 2 Duos may actually get KitKat

Miscellaneous

Analysts project Lenovo to become 2nd largest Android manufacturer

Amazon Prime increases price $20 to $99 per year

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Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is up for sale

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Today, Verizon listed the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition with LTE connectivity for sale.

Verizon has priced the device at $699 out of the box and will cost $599.99 if you sign a two year data contract. The device features a 10.1-inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display, 32 GB of internal storage, 64 GB expandable MicroSD slot, 8,220mAh battery, 8 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera and runs on Android 4.3.

Source: Verizon

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition now available with Verizon

Verizon Wireless has added another tablet to the available lineup. This latest is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, and similar to other tablets being offered, Verizon is offering the option to grab it with or without an agreement. The tablet is priced at $599.99 on a new two-year agreement, and $699.99 without any agreement.

Naturally, regardless of the price option you choose — you’ll be able to add it to an existing MORE Everything plan for $10 per month. Aside from the addition of Verizon LTE connectivity (and some Verizon branded apps), the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition feature set includes a display resolution of 2560 x 1600 (at 299 ppi), quad-core 2.3GHz processor, 32GB of internal storage and an 8,220 mAh battery.

The tablet is running Android 4.3, along with plenty of Samsung specifics in terms of apps, features and overall look. In particular, the tablet has the S Pen. It also has the faux-leather back similar to what we first saw with the Galaxy Note 3. Also on the back of the tablet is an 8MP camera with 1080p video recording and the almost expected Verizon and 4G LTE logos.

Those considering a purchase of the Galaxy Note 10.1 may benefit from some of our earlier coverage, which included some hands-on time from shortly after the tablet was originally announced.

Looking away from the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition and towards the other recent tablet announcements coming from Big Red. Those included the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and the LG G Pad 8.3. Those both arrived a bit earlier in the month, and are sitting priced at $749.99 and $199.99 (on two-year agreements) respectively.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Problems, Questions, Solutions, Answers [Part 6]

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It’s time for our Galaxy Note 3 Problems series and this post is the sixth part. I addressed ten questions / problems in this article so take your time browsing the page. In case you missed the first five series, the links are provided after the break.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Problems, Questions, Solutions, Answers [Part 1][Part 2][Part 3][Part 4][Part 5]

We will do everything to help our readers and we will use all possible media to do that. So, if you have problems, questions, suggestions and clarifications, you can ask us through our Facebook Page, Google Plus Community, subscribe to our newsletter or email us at mailbag@thedroidguy.com.

Custom notification sound not working

Question: I have a Verizon Galaxy Note 3 and the instructions say to go to APPS…. where in the freak is that? I’m sure it’s there but the instructions or missing something for me. “In general, you can set your the notification sounds of your apps by going to Apps and then going to Settings. From there, go to the Device tab followed by Sound.”Mark

Solution: It is the Applications icon the instruction is talking about. You need to go back to Home screen and look at the lower-right corner of your screen. There is an icon that has little squares in it and labeled “Apps.” That’s the icon you need to tap.

Alternatively, you can go to Settings by tapping the Menu key (the key found on the left side of the Home key) and choosing “Settings” from the options. From there, you can find the Device tab, and then the Sound option.

I just published an article that would guide you how to transfer third-party audio tracks and use them as notifications: How to Use Custom Notification Sounds on Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Text messages split up

Question: Why when I text my messages split up & sometime they are out of order the end be 1st & the beginning be at the end?

Answer: It has something to do with the encoding and it varies, correct me if I’m wrong, from carrier to carrier. Only long messages are split up and the phone would usually tell you about this with a little indicator that says “1/1″ or “1/2.” A text message could only contain 160 characters and if it goes beyond that, the phone would automatically split the message into multiple messages.

Bluetooth don’t work with car

Concern: When I first got my Note 3, it worked flawless with car radio. It still works but the Bluetooth from Note 3 renders my touch screen on the car radio useless.  If I turn the Bluetooth off, the screen works.  Hands free is useless if I have to pick up the phone to use it?

Answer: It’s not the first time. In fact, there have been more Galaxy device owners complaining not being able to pair their phone with their car after the updates. It’s, apparently, a compatibility issue. The Galaxy Note 3 supports Bluetooth 4.0 but it was originally released supporting lower versions.

The Bluetooth technology needs a hardware that is perfectly compatible with the software and this is where problems often enters. It could be that your car has a lower version of BT and your Note 3 is using a more advanced version. Try calling your car company and ask for available updates if there are any.

Galaxy Note 3  Touchwiz issue

Problem: I have both the Note 3 and Galaxy S4. Whenever I hit the home button on either phone, I am prompted to choose either the Touchwiz easy option or regular option. Whichever I choose, I am prompted again the next time I use the home button. Need help. Thanks. Both are running 4.3. I also have a note 2 which does not seem to be affected…yet.

Solution: It’s a glitch in the phone and can be caused by Google Search update, corrupt TouchWiz data and the presence of a third-party launcher. The good news is it can be solved for as long as you know what causes it. I have written a lengthy post about it and published it just a while back so I will just point you to that article: Galaxy Note 3 Prompts to Choose Default Touchwiz Launcher [How to fix].

Note 3 notification toggle issue

Problem: I have a U.S. Verizon version Galaxy Note 3. When first purchased the phone I was able to add or remove certain toggles. Now after a couple over the air updates I am unable to edit the toggle buttons. When I press the pencil button to edit the buttons I get an error message stating “unfortunately settings has stopped.”

No matter where I go to change these settings I get that error message. And that’s only changing the toggles. I have taken this phone to Verizon to no avail. Is there any possible solution to this problem as I do not want to use a third party app as I am doing now when the phone is capable of what I want it to do without needing a third party app.

I personally don’t want to do a factory reset but if that may be the case then I will have to. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also, I have searched the Internet for this problem and I can’t seem to find anyone with the same problem. Please help!! Thanks, Ron.

Solution: I understand why you don’t want to do a Factory Reset but that’s always the last resort in case the problem remains or becomes worse. I’m actually at a loss here since I don’t know what caused the Note 3′s device manager to fail. I think there is an app that has gone rogue and caused this problem. But since Settings keeps crashing, we cannot manage the apps. So, the best thing to do is to boot to Safe Mode:

  1. Turn the device off.
  2. Press and hold the Power key.
  3. When ‘GALAXY Note 3′ appears on the screen, release the Power key. Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume down key.
  4. Continue to hold the Volume down key until the device finishes restarting.
  5. ‘Safe mode’ will display in the bottom left corner of the screen. Release the Volume down key when you see ‘Safe Mode.’

While in Safe Mode, try opening Settings to see if the problem persists. If not, try to remember apps you installed prior to this problem and uninstall them. However, if the Settings still crashes in Safe Mode, there is one last option you can, wiping cache partition:

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time: Volume Up key, Home key, and Power key.
  3. When ‘GALAXY Note 3′ appears on the screen, let go of the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key and the Home key.
  4. When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Volume Up and Home keys.
  5. Press the Volume Down key to highlight ‘wipe cache partition.’
  6. Press the Power key to select and wipe the cache.
  7. With ‘reboot system now’ highlighted, press the Power key to restart the device.

Check if the problem still exists, if it does, you need to perform a Factory Reset.

Gets stuck on the dialing screen

Problem: Good afternoon. I seem to be having a problem with dialing out on my Verizon Galaxy Note 3 . It shows that it’s dialing I have full bars as well as 4G. I tried several numbers thinking it would just be a fluke but it’s not. The phone also gets stuck on the dial out screen after a few minutes of trying to make a call. Any suggestions?

Solution: It appears as though it’s a minor dialer problem. Clearing cache and data would surely fix this problem.

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings, then the General tab.
  3. Tap Application Manager and swipe left or right to display the tab where it can be found.
  4. Scroll to and tap Dialer.
  5. Tap Force Close, then Clear Cache and Clear Data buttons.
  6. Then confirm by tapping OK.

Note 3 charging problems

Question: Hi. I got my Note 3 in the middle of December. All of a sudden I’m having trouble getting it to charge. First of all I keep getting an error message that for faster charging I should use the original charger that came with the phone. I have been using the original since I got the phone – why wouldn’t I?

Second, I plugged in my phone the other night as I always do and it wasn’t fully charged.  I always pull the plug out of the phone at the plug, not farther down on the cord. If I wiggle it sometimes it charges but I have to keep it perfectly still and keep my eye on it. I decided to try using the cord from my Note 2 and it works fine. Is there a software glitch or something?  It’s very strange that this started all of a sudden and I was not doing anything different. Thanks for your help. Disappointed Note 3 user. Otherwise I love the Note 3!Marcia

Answer: No, it isn’t a software glitch. In fact, it is obviously the USB cable or cord that has some issues. But since we really cannot see what is inside the cord, all we can do is guess or even assume that there a breakage somewhere. You said that you tried using a cable from your Note 2 and your phone charges just fine. That’s one proof. The other proof is when you said you have to wiggle the cord and it charges sometimes.

The break causes the error message. You see, there are always four wires inside the insulation of the cord: one for the ground, one for the charge and two for data. If there is a breakage to any of these wires, charging is impossible. So, the workaround is, use a different cord that works or buy a new charger.

Multi-window functionality not working

Problem: When I first bought this phone from Verizon it had a feature that was on the left side of my screen. It was a small tab that I could pull to the right and all sorts of apps could be accessed.  It also allowed me to be able to split my screen and use two apps at the same time. That tab is no longer available to me. Some how I changed a setting and now it is not there. Can you instruct me on how to get it back please?

Solution: I think you may have just disabled it by accident. You can always get it to work again unless you have gotten rid of it for good. But try these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Device tab.
  4. Under Sound & Display section, you can find Multi Window.
  5. Toggle the switch from off to on.

Email us back in case this doesn’t work.

Waking phone with “Hi Galaxy” command

Problem: When I first received my Note 3 I was thrilled by the ability to use the “Hi Galaxy” to turn it on and use voice commands. About a week later I lost the ability to turn it on from sleep with the Hi Galaxy command. I know what settings need to be set. In fact, I set up 3 phones at the Verizon store to work, but could not get mine to work again.  Later I reset my phone to the original factory settings and was able to get the Hi Galaxy command to work again.

I reloaded all my apps and everything was still good. Sure enough, about 1 week later the “Hi Galaxy” command would not turn the phone on from the sleep mode. I cannot be the only one with this issue. This hands free operation was very nice and hard to lose. Note I can still use the other voice commands but need to turn on the phone with the button, which means I need to take it out of my pocket.  Thanks for your help.

Solution: It is such a nice feature because you can wake your phone up without even touching it. I’ve seen related problems before but the ones I encountered were caused by corroded mouthpiece. So, a little blast of compressed air solved them. Yours, however, seems a little complicated. I don’t know exactly what happened to the phone and why it’s not waking up with the “Hi Galaxy” command.

To rule out the possibility of third-party apps interfering with S Voice, boot to Safe Mode and try the hands free command there. If it works fine while in safe mode, find the app that causes the problem and uninstall it. However, if it still won’t work, then there’s a more serious issue with the phone. Try this procedure:

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Look under Wake Up section, check “Wake up command.”
  4. Also, make sure “Voice wake-up” is set to on.
  5. With the phone still  on, remove the back cover.
  6. Remove the battery.
  7. Leave the phone without a battery for a minute but at the same time, press the Power button. This will discharge stored electricity from the phone.
  8. Place the battery back and turn the phone on.
  9. Let the phone sleep and try “Hi Galaxy” command.

Another thing that I want you to check is the Power Saving mode. There have been reports that this feature may often interfere with the phone’s S Voice operation. When enabled, the phone will go into deeper sleep when idle making it almost impossible to wake up using voice.

Update is temporarily unavailable

Problem: I just recently purchased the note 3 since the unboxing every time I go to check my update status it says unavailable and when I check to for updates it gives me a message that software update is temporarily unavailable please check back later. This has been going on since I have got the phone. I have contacted both Verizon and Samsung and neither can give me a reason why this is happening. I know the new version KitKat is coming out but if my software update is messing up I’m afraid I will not get it. I was wondering if anyone else is having this issue on their device and if there is a simple fix for it. I have done a factory reset a couple times with no fix. Any help is greatly appreciated and thank you for your time. Included is two screenshots of the issue

Solution: It seems that this issue is common with Verizon Note 3 and S4 owners and the worse is the carrier couldn’t provide clearer explanation as to why this is happening. When you do a search online for this problem, you could find a lot of owners confirming a SIM card swap solves the issue, although there were also others who said it didn’t work.

I talked to one of my friends over at XDA Dev and he said that the “update is temporarily unavailable” error message simply means there isn’t any update available. But then I asked why not the “no available updates” message like others? Verizon’s servers may be unreachable when there are no updates down the pipe. Doing this could help optimize the performance of their servers, he said.

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Verizon’s Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition available today

Verizon today has listed its LTE-enabled version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition for sale. It’s $699 outright, and signing a two-year contract will shave $100 off that. Jerry’s take from his review last year: “Right up front — this is a worthy upgrade from the original. It’s faster, better built, and has better S Pen functionality.”

    



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Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 now available

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Just a quick note for those of you on the lookout for Verizon’s version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 — the device is now available for sale. You’ll be sent on your way with your new tablet after a $700 purchase, though you can knock $100 off that price after signing a two-year contract for a limited time only.

This 10.1-inch device features 1080p HD resolution and some pretty nice internals, including a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, an 8 megapixel rear camera, a 2 megapixel front camera, and more. Oh, and those trusty 4G LTE radios are there for your mobile data needs, of course.

It’s a lofty price tag, though it’s a high-end device that isn’t really matched by many other tablets on the market at the moment (unless you consider even more expensive tablets in Samsung’s own range). You’ll only be able to grab the device online for now, though Verizon expects to have it on store shelves within the next few weeks. Head here to get started if you’re interested.

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Galaxy Note 3 Prompts to Choose Default TouchWiz Launcher [How to fix]

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If you own a Galaxy Note 3 or a Galaxy S4 and have updated some default apps recently, you might have encountered a glitch. It is a glitch with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, at least, that’s what many of us believed.

Basically, when you press the Home button of your phone, it will prompt you to “Continue using action as…” where you will choose between two different launchers and choosing “Always” wouldn’t even solve the issue. The phone will keep on prompting you that until you did something to solve it.

Also read: Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Problems, Questions, Solutions, Answers [Part 1][Part 2][Part 3][Part 4]

There are three different situations that may result to this problem:

  • If you installed a third-party launcher and haven’t chosen the default yet.
  • Touchwiz has some corrupt data that needs to be cleared.
  • If you’ve recently updated Google Search.

Third-party Launcher Issue

In case you’ve installed another launcher and your phone is asking you to choose what to use as “default” launcher, then you can fix the problem by choosing one. Ninety percent of the time the phone won’t ask you the same question, however, there are buggy launchers out there. So, if this problem can’t be resolved by that simple procedure, you have no other option but to uninstall it.

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings, then the General tab.
  3. Tap Application Manager and swipe left or right to display the tab where it can be found.
  4. Find and tap the launcher.
  5. Tap Force Close, then Clear Cache and Clear Data buttons.
  6. Tap Uninstall, then confirm by tapping OK.

Corrupt Cache & Data

Touchwiz-related problems are common to Galaxy device owners. In fact, Samsung’s UI is often the cause of performance issues like freezing, lagging, hanging, etc. The good thing is a couple of buttons could solve the problem.

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings, then the General tab.
  3. Tap Application Manager and swipe left or right to display the tab where it can be found.
  4. Scroll to and tap Touchwiz.
  5. Tap Clear Cache and then Clear Data.
  6. Reboot the phone.

Google Search Update

If you’ve updated Google Search and this problem showed immediately after that, then it’s obviously the cause. But for those who have turned on automatic updates on apps, there is a possibility you wouldn’t know what the cause really is. But if you’re reading this post now, it could be that you ran out of ideas on how to fix the problem. So, if you haven’t tried it yet, you better:

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings, then the General tab.
  3. Tap Application Manager.
  4. Swipe left or right to display the tab where it can be found.
  5. Tap Google Search.
  6. Tap Uninstall Update.

For those who are currently experiencing this problem accompanied by freezes and lags, Touchwiz may be in deeper problem. Try wiping the cache partition via the Recovery Mode. If it still persists after that, backup your data and perform a factory reset.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Review: It’s Like A Big, Overpriced Note 10.1 2014 Edition With A Couple Of New Tricks

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Late last year, Samsung released the revamped model of the largest Note tablet, the Note 10.1 2014 Edition (which actually came out in 2013, despite its name). It brought with it a full refresh to the lineup, including high end hardware, a better display, and an improved interface. The S Pen became more valuable, and Multi-Window more usable. All in all, it was a good upgrade.

The Note Pro 12.2 is a continuation of that upgrade to the product line, as it’s essentially a larger version of last year’s Note 10.1 in both hardware and software.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and LG G Pad 8.3 LTE arrive with Verizon

As had been expected, Verizon Wireless launched a pair of Android tablets this morning. The models include the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and LG G Pad 8.3 LTE. Both models are available with, and without agreement, however as you’ll notice — the price points are rather different between the two models.

Big Red has the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 priced at $749.99 on a two-year agreement, and at $849.99 for those looking to go month-to-month. Shifting to the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE and we find a starting price of $99.99. As we learned earlier in the week, that $99.99 price point will only be available for a limited time and the price will soon shift to $199.99 on a two-year agreement or $299.99 without the agreement.

The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro brings a 12.2-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600. This tablet is powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core processor with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. The Note Pro also has the S Pen, a 9500 mAh battery, 8MP rear-facing camera and is running Kit Kat with Samsung’s Magazine UI.

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In terms of the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE — here users can expect to find an 8.3-inch Full HD display along with a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 4600 mAh battery and 5 megapixel rear-facing camera. The G Pad is running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

With that in mind, both models are available as of today, and more information for each can be found in the respective hubs here on Android Community. You can find more about the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro here, and the LG G Pad 8.3 here.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 hits Verizon for $849

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If you’re in the market for a footlong tablet, Verizon’s now listing the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. The large — as in, yes, 12.2 inches in the diagonal — tablet will run $849 sans contract. Signing up for a two-year stretch will only lop off $100, so choose wisely.

In addition to all the usual Samsung bells and whistles, the 4G LTE tablet will also serve as a hotspot — and with a 9,500 mAh battery on board, it should be able to serve up data for quite some time.

You can order the Note Pro 12.2 here, and be sure to check out Verizon’s coverage map while you’re at it.

    



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Verizon LG G Pad 8.3 and Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 now available

Heads up, cool kids: Verizon has a couple of new tablets available for sale if you've been looking for a new slate to fill that oversized void in your mobile life. Both the LG G Pad 8.3 and Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 are now available, with both of them being offered up at a couple of different price points.

The former is coming at you with an off-contract price of $300 and a two-year contract price of $200, though you'll be able to grab it for $100 with a new two-year contract if you opt to buy one on or before March 10th. On the far end of the spectrum is the Note Pro 12.2 with an off-contract price of $850 and a two-year price of just $100 less.

The Verizon G Pad’s 8.3-inch display has full HD resolution, and also has a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5 megapixel camera, a 4,600mAh battery and more. It's pretty much the same as every other version out there in terms of hardware, except you'll obviously be able to do your surfing on Verizon's 4G LTE network instead of being confined to WiFi.

The Note Pro 12.2 is of similar ilk I'm terms of differences between all other available versions: it's nearly the same, but has those sweet 4G LTE radios. There is one difference, though — it uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 instead of the Octa-Core Exynos on account of said 4G LTE radios. In case you can't remember that those specs are, here's a quick list to get you on your way:

  • 12.2-inch WXQGA (2560 x 1600) display
  • Samsung Octa-Core Exynos processor (WiFi/WiFi + 3G) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (LTE)
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera
  • 32GB / 64GB of internal storage, with microSD expansion up to 64GB
  • WiFi ac MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 9,500mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

Of course, we've had the opportunity to go hands-on with the Note Pro at CES this past January, so take a gander at that and see why (beyond sheer specs) you'll have to give up nearly a month's worth of mortgage to pay for it.

Both tablets can be added to Verizon's latest “More Everything” plans for just an extra $10 per month, while those on legacy plans will obviously be subject to different pricing and plan structures. Head to Verizon if you're interested in taking the plunge on either of these two offerings.

 

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Verizon LTE Versions Of The LG G Pad 8.3 And Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Are Available Now

lteCustomers who want Android tablets on Verizon’s admittedly excellent LTE network tend to have only a few options, but there are two more this morning. Flagships from both LG and Samsung, the G Pad 8.3 and Galaxy Note Pro (or NotePRO) 12.2, are now available as branded Verizon devices. You can pick both of them up on the carrier website, and they should be available at retail stores either today or soon after.

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Official: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 available March 9th

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Samsung has just officially announced availability details for the Samsung Galaxy TabPro 12.2. We’ve learned that the device will be available starting March 9th, and you’ll be able to grab it from a few different sources. Amazon.com and Samsung’s own store are good places to start, while those who still prefer brick and mortar can find it at Best Buy and Walmart. Other places to buy are Fry’s, PC Richard and Sons, Tiger Direct and Newegg.

The Tab Pro 12.2 starts at $649.99, though that alarming price tag doesn’t come without the internals to match. You’ll get a 2560 x 1600 12.2-inch display, Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa-Core 5420 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (which can be expanded with a microSD card) and more. Also adding to its price tag is the fact that it comes with up to $800 worth of content, apps and services, though we aren’t yet sure what all of that consists of.

The Tab Pro 12.2 joins devices already available in the 2014 family of “Pro” tablets from Samsung, including the Tab Pro 8.4 and 10.1, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. Be sure to find links to buy all of those right here. If you’re interested in the 12.2 Tab Pro then you can swing by on March 9th for all the links you need to buy it.

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LG G Pro 2 review: new year, new Note contender

The large-screen smartphone market is now one of the most fiercely competitive in the wireless industry. But even though nearly every phone maker has produced a competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note, only a handful of products have actually been worth considering. LG’s Optimus G Pro, a 5.5-inch flagship introduced last year, was one such exception. A year later, its 5.9-inch successor picks up where the first Pro left off, adding enough extra firepower to take on the Galaxy Note 3 spec for spec. The LG G Pro 2 may very well have what it takes to stand up against its big-screen rival, but it’ll have to overcome a few minor obstacles in order to succeed.%Gallery-slideshow182830%

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Problems, Questions, Solutions, Fixes [Part 5]

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So this is the fifth part of our Galaxy Note 2 Problems and Solutions series and we received even more questions/problems from our readers this past couple of weeks. But it’s okay, we will continue providing support to the best of our knowledge.

For those who might ask where we get the info we provide as answers, well, I know a lot of people online and many of them are developers. I can shoot them emails anytime and they are too kind to answer me. We also conduct extensive research online and we consider testimonies from people who have encountered the same problems. Additionally, I work as a part-time cellphone repair technician so I have some knowledge I could share as well.

In case you’ve missed out the first four parts of this series, the links are provided below:

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Problems, Questions, Solutions, Fixes [Part 1][Part 2][Part 3][Part 4]

We will do everything to help our readers and we will use all possible media to do that. So, if you have problems, questions, suggestions and clarifications, you can ask us through our Facebook Page, Google Plus Community, subscribe to our newsletter or email us at mailbag@thedroidguy.com.

Wi-Fi access with no service

Problem: A friend and his wife purchased; he the Note II, her the S III, over a year ago. For reasons too pathetic to get into, their service was terminated. Although they were still able to access the WiFi and go online without having service. Until recently when the Note II suddenly wasn’t able to access the WiFi any longer. She still can.

Question: Is this due to the service provider somehow cutting this feature off on his phone? Then why not hers? And is there a way to re-access this feature without having the service connected? Thanks.Peter

Answer: No. Android phones can connect to Wi-Fi networks even without service. Since you didn’t tell me more information as to why the problem occurred, I assume it’s a simple Wi-Fi issue. Let your Note 2 “Forget” the network you’re connecting to, then turn off WiFi. Reboot the phone and turn WiFi back on. Let the phone detect available networks and try to connect. If you still can’t connect after that, perform a factory reset.

Screen won’t auto-rotate

Problem: Hi. Got my Galaxy Note 2 (Verizon) running Android 4.3 for Christmas straight out of the box the screen will not auto rotate at all and I was wondering if you could help me with my problem.

Answer: It’s a TouchWiz problem, at least, that’s my initial suspect. But I assume you have already check if the auto-rotate feature was enabled: Settings > Display > select Auto-Rotate Screen. Try going to Application Manager and find TW or TouchWiz and hit Force Close, Clear Cache and Clear Data buttons. Please note that you will lose all your personalized home screens when you hit the Clear Data button.

If it doesn’t work, try this:

  1. Turn off the phone.
  2. Boot to Odin Mode (press and hold Vol Down, Home and Power buttons together).
  3. While the phone is in Odin Mode, pull the battery out and wait for a minute.
  4. Place the battery back and turn the phone on.

Note 2 Bluetooth disconnects

Problem: Hi, I suddenly started having problems with Bluetooth on my Note 2. A speaker I have used for quite awhile would connect, then disconnect. Finally nothing Bluetooth would work. On another site it was suggested to change the visibility timeout to never. This didn’t work. But then with a soft reset it did work. I had tried the soft reset several times without success. Seems I had to do both. Wonder what’s really going on? Thank you for your help.

Answer: I understand how frustrating it is that your phone refuses to function like it was before. It seems to me that some apps or services cause this Bluetooth problem of yours. However, there are a lot of factors that may lead to this issue, so I will provide you a list of things you can do to troubleshoot it.

  1. Pair your speaker to other Bluetooth-capable devices to make sure it’s not the problem.
  2. With your Note 2 on, open the back panel and remove the battery. Leave it as is for about a minute and then place the battery back in and turn the phone on.
  3. Pair the phone with your speaker and observe if it still disconnects.
  4. If the problem still exists, go to Settings > Application Manager > Swipe right to select All tab > scroll to and tap Bluetooth Share > Tap Force Close, Clear Cache, and Clear Data.
  5. After clearing the cache and data, turn Bluetooth off and then turn it back on. Let it find available BT devices then pair with your speaker.
  6. If the problem still persists, boot your Note 2 to Safe Mode and pair with your speaker. If you could pair successfully without getting disconnected, it means a third-party app or service is causing the problem. Find that app and uninstall it.
  7. If all else fails, let an authorized technician check your phone physically.

Note 2 Wi-Fi unstable

Problem: Hello there. The most annoying issue I’ve not been able to resolve is this unstable WiFi thing. Note attached picture. Thanks!Frank

Answer: The truth is, Wi-Fi instability may be caused by your modem / router, network issues, your phone’s radio hardware, etc. The point is, we cannot know for sure why your phone says the Wi-Fi network it’s connecting to is unstable. But here are the things you can do to try to troubleshoot this problem:

  1. Connect to other Wi-Fi networks and try to see if you will be prompted of the same warning.
  2. If you’re getting the same warning while connecting to other WiFi networks, it is a possible phone problem. Otherwise, the issue was with your network.
  3. In case it’s a network problem, the best way to fix is to powercycle your network devices such as your router or modem or whatever mobile hotspot device your using. After that, try to connect to that network using your laptop just to make sure the connection is stable.
  4. If it were a phone problem, let it “Forget” the network, turn off Passpoint under Wi-Fi advanced settings and turn off Auto network switch.
  5. If the above steps fail, perform a factory reset so bring the phone back to its default settings.

Not enough storage space available

Problem: I have a 4GB memory card in my Samsang Galaxy Note 2 phone and every time I try to download Whatsapp, Facebook, Tango, Candy Crush, etc. it tells me that I don’t have enough space. Why is that so when my previous Alcatel used to download all that and more?Dotlin

Answer: You have almost used up your phone’s internal storage that’s why you’re getting that error message. There’s no problem with the device but you need to manage your apps and data to free up some space for your other apps. Here’s a list of what you can do to free up some space:

  • Find apps you don’t use anymore and uninstall them.
  • Find apps that’s eating too much storage space and clear their cache and data. (Please note that you will lose your data, personalization and saved games when you do so.)
  • Clear browsing history and cache of your browsers.
  • Clear cache and data of Gallery app.
  • If possible, perform a factory reset.

Swype and Samsung keyboards lag

Problem: Good morning. On my Note 2, I text a lot with a Spanish speaking person. I text in English,  he texts in Spanish — I copy his text and paste it into the Google translate app. Lately, my Swype and Samsung keyboards get hung up and delayed during our chats. I was wondering if it was related to the cut/paste process or the clipboard use. Early on in conversation the was no delay but it is getting progressively worse. I have cleaned out past texting histories from all conversations and switched keyboards. I’m wondering if there is any thing else I can do to alleviate the delays? Thanks.– Rich

Answer: There are four apps or services we should look into for this issue; Samsung Keyboard, Swype, Messaging and Google Translate. Clearing the cache and data of these apps will fix the lag you feel when using either Swype or Samsung keyboard.

It is, of course, expected that the first suspects are the keyboards you’re using. However, there is also a possibility that the messaging app you use as well as Google Translate contribute to the problem. But based on your statement, I can see no serious issues. It’s just that you notice lags while doing the process you usually do.

S Note problem after update

Problem: I have GN2, after receiving 4.3 update today, S Note is not working any more and always bring stopped working. Any ideas please? Regards.Micheal

Answer: It’s really a common issue with the Note 2 after the 4.3 update. While there is no clear explanation as to why this problem happens, there are several workarounds available. Some of them are as follows:

  1. Go to Settings > Application Manager > Swipe left or right to choose All tab > scroll to and tap S Note > Tap Force Close, then Clear Cache and then Clear Data > reboot the phone.
  2. If the above procedure won’t work for you, try adding S Note (direct) 4×1 widget to your screen, then tap the widget’s pen button to start a new note. Exit from S Note and launch the app via the regular app icon.
  3. If all else fails, a factory reset is your best bet, though you’ll have to spend a lot of time backing up your important data.

Keypad disappearing after 4.3 update

Problem: Hi! After updating to 4.3, (while in the middle of typing something) my keypad (default) disappears and this didn’t only happened once but several times. In fact, I’m not sure if it’s because I’m typing too fast but I’m sure that I didn’t press the “back” softkey on the lower right, which of course, makes the keyboard disappear. I hope you could help me.

Answer: There isn’t any keyboard bugs reported after the Android 4.3 update on Note 2, so your problem may fall on compatibility issues with new firmware. If you’re using the default Samsung keyboard, go to Settings > Application Manager > and find Samsung keyboard > Tap Force Stop, Clear Cache and Clear Data buttons > Reboot the phone. If this doesn’t work, the other two options left for you to do is to wipe the cache partition via the recovery mode and perform a factory reset if it fails.

Note 2 stuck on white screen after 4.3 update

Problem: I received an alert to perform OS upgrade. Honestly, did not pay much attention to details…did so. System said it had to reboot, that was done phone worked fine for two hours then stuck on “APP Screen”. Tried to reboot several time no luck…removed battery….reinserted battery then got a white screen. Stuck for the last five hours.Sheldon

Answer: I honestly haven’t encountered a problem like this. I mean, I have seen a lot of Samsung devices stuck on a certain page but never a white screen. I’m also in the dark as to the cause of this problem. But you can try the following:

  1. Turn the phone on, even if it’s stuck on the white screen.
  2. Connect the phone to your computer via the original USB cable. Provided all drivers were installed, the computer should be able to detect it if the phone was able to boot into Android. If it couldn’t be detected, it means it’s stuck before it could completely boot to Android.
  3. Try to see if you can retrieve or salvage data.
  4. Try boot to recovery mode. If you can, try to swipe cache partition if you can. Then boot the phone normally.
  5. If the problem persists after wiping the cache partition, there’s no other option but to do a factory reset via the recovery mode.
  6. If everything else fails, have an authorized technician take a look at it.

Note 2 charges battery very slow

Problem: Dear Droid Team, thank you for the lovely tips n solutions you give us. Very helpful. Since yesterday my Note 2 battery is charging very slowly like 10% in an hour or less. I’m using an original charger, the phone did not get wet or damp. I regularly close apps in the application manager, I speed up the ram, restart the phone once in 2 days, do not leave apps running in the background, in short take good care of my phone. I love it. 4 to 5 days ago there was an update which installed and made the phone run smoothly. I installed the DU Cleaner day before yesterday but uninstalled it within 20 minutes as it was not working properly. I use only my Note 2 charger  and none other. My note is 7 months old now and has Android 4.3 version. Please help me and tell me why the battery isn’t charging fast. Earlier it used to take 4 hours or so to get to 100% from 30% or less. Battery looks ok. Waiting for your reply.Shveta

Answer: There could be a lot of factors affecting the charging capability of your Note 2. It could be an accessory (such as charger and battery) problem, a hardware issue or a software glitch but my bet goes to the charger. I understand you’re taking care of your phone like it was your baby but there are things we can’t control. I suspect, the charger may have been busted for some reason.

To confirm that, you need to turn your phone off completely and charge it. Observe how long it would take to charge a phone that isn’t running anything. You said it used to charge 4 hours or so to reach 100% from 30% and I assume the phone is turned on when you do that. Charging with the phone turned off would even be faster. If it takes longer than that, the consider buying a new genuine Samsung charger. However, if it charges normally, it means some services or apps maybe draining your battery faster than you think that’s why charging would take more time than it used to be.

10GB storage space used with only 2 apps installed

Problem: Need help trying to find out what it’s taking up storage space on a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Att). I have moved as much as I can to the SD card, but when you open the storage app in settings it shows 10 gig is being used. The phone has just a couple of downloaded apps installed. Thanks for the help.John

Answer: I would assume this phone isn’t new and I understand you can only see a couple of apps installed on it. The operating system, Android, is the first thing that eats up storage space more than anything else on the phone, then the features, and then multimedia files. If you have taken hundreds if not thousands of photos before, you must consider clear both the cache and data of the Gallery app. If you used to stream videos from the web, you must clear your browsers’ cache, cookies and browsing history. In case, you used to have a lot of apps installed before but decided to uninstall them, there could be some data left in your internal storage especially when you uninstalled those apps directly without clearing their cache and data. These are the things that I could think of. If you want, you can perform a factory reset to delete useless data you may not be able to find on you own.

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Best Android Tablets [March 2014]

Last week we talked about what the best Android phone to buy this month was and highlighted the top announcements from Mobile World Congress 2014, and now it’s time to go over the best Android tablets your hard-earned money can buy in 2014. The year is already off to a hot start with the latest announcements out of MWC2014, so we should be seeing some exciting movement on this list before too long. With that said, let’s get to the action!

5 – LG G Pad 8.3

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We had to make room for a new tablet on the list this month, so the LG G Pad 8.3 sees itself sliding back to 5th place. That’s still a pretty good mark, though, as the G Pad 8.3 is a pretty good tablet. Dated internals such as the Snapdragon 600 processor do hurt its case at the point, but if you can forgive that and realize that this thing is slim, sleek and powerful in all the other right areas (and often goes on sale for less than $300) you’ll know why we’re still excited by it.

4 – Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

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Not helping the Note 10.1 2014′s case is the fact that Samsung has some other, newer kids on the block. Regardless, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is still worth a long, hard look at retail. It features a 1.9GHz Exynos 5420 processor with 3GB of RAM, 16-32GB of storage, an 8 megapixel rear camera, a 2megapixel front camera, an 8,220mAh battery, and a 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 display. We’re still waiting on key upgrades to Samsung’s UI that will fix some nagging bugs we’ve experienced, though perhaps that’s in order for the KitKat upgrade Samsung has in the works.

3 – Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

The HDX line of Kindle Fire tablets is the latest in Amazon’s series. This changes the game up quite a bit by Amazon’s standards, a company whose modest first step into the tablet arena has since been bested with better offerings each year to follow. The HDX comes in 7-inch and 8.9-inch flavors, giving users a decent balance between screen real estate and portability.

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX includes 2560 x 1600 resolution, storage options of 16-64GB, 4G LTE, a quad-core 2.2GHz processor (likely a Snapdragon 800), and more. As we all know by now, though, it isn’t the specs Amazon is hoping will win your hearts.

It’s the deep integration with their various services, including Prime Instant Video, MP3, Cloud Storage, Kindle e-Books, the Amazon Appstore, and a whole lot more. Content is king in Amazon’s world, and it’s something they have been very good at for quite some time. This is definitely one of the better buys, especially for a starting price point of $229.

2 – Nexus 7 2013

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This 7-inch ASUS-made wonder slides back to number 2, but it’s hard ignoring that nice 7-inch 1920 x 1200 display (323 ppi), quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16-32GB of internal storage, 5 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, dual-band WiFi N, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and more. That you can get it for just $230 is a big reason why it’s near the top of our list, and its guaranteed

1 — Samsung Galaxy NotePro

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Samsung completely outdid themselves on this one. And you might also say they outpriced themselves, as well. $750 is the cheapest you can have a Samsung Galaxy NotePro, but it’s probably worth it if you can scrape up the cash. That’ll get you a minimum of 32GB of internal storage, a 12.2-inch 2560 x 1600 display, 3GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, 9,500mAh battery and more.

The device definitely isn’t for everyone. Its unwieldy display size and lofty price tag might scare away potential buyers. But if you’re in need of some serious horsepower that runs Android and can get any job done, this is it. It’s on sale right now at Amazon.

Honorable Mentions

Samsung Galaxy TabPro (8.2, 10.1 and 12.2)

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These devices are like “more affordable” versions of the TabPro, except without the S Pen. But they’re still quite pricey and have specs that anyone can be proud of. Each have 2560 x 1600 resolution, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and more, though the 10.1 has Samsung’s 1.9GHz quad-core processor while the 8.4 has Qualcomm’s 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800. No matter which way you slice it, though, these tablets pack some serious heat.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD

It’s not quite as powerful as the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 or 8.9, but the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD still holds its own where it counts. Amazon couldn’t care less about the profit from device sales here, though, which is why it’s so cheap at a starting price of just $140. As with the HDX, it’s all about apps and services for Amazon. Specs include 1280 x 800 resolution, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8-16GB of internal storage, 10 hours of battery life and more.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Samsung’s Note series has become the go-to for performance and features in the tablet space, so the more weildy of the bunch — the Note 8.0 — deserves a bit of recognition in the top 5. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0′s HD resolution and quad-core chipset are quite nice, and that all-important S-Pen functionality pushes this as one of the better “small” tablets to consider at the point of sale.

ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T

This is the latest product from ASUS that will allow you to transform your tablet into a netbook. The Transformer Pad TF701 is a 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 device with NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 processor on board. This powerhouse also includes a 5 megapixel rear camera, a 1.2 megapixel front camera, HDMI-out and more. And when you dock the tablet inside the dock, you’ll get a combined 17 hours of battery life (which is much more than any of today’s Netbooks can claim).

Samsung Nexus 10

It fell out of the top 5, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth talking about. We’re honestly amazed at how long this tablet has been able to live, though the sleek stock Android build and future-proofed internals (Cortex-A15 processor, 2560 x 1600 display and 2GB of RAM don’t hurt) has kept it in the limelight for quite some time. It’ll probably remain a good buy until Google eventually decides to replace it.

Tablets to look forward to

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Here are just a few tablets to look forward to in the weeks and months to come. None of them are available for purchase yet, and some aren’t even official, but it’ll give you a good idea of what to expect and should hopefully make the purchase decision easier once they’re here later this year.

  • Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet — Wow. One of the first Sony tablets we can say we’re legitimately excited for. [Hands-On]
  • Lenovo Yoga 10+ — Built-in kickstand and sleek design are cool, but modest internals have us reeling a bit. [Hands-on]
  • Huawei MediaPad M1 and X1 — This duo isn’t turning many heads, but Huawei should have them priced to sell quite decently. [Hands-on 1|2]
  • ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300 — A dual-boot Windows / Android hybrid that can switch between the two in under five seconds at the touch of a button. What’s not to like? Unfortunately, its launch might actually be in jeopardy, with ASUS reportedly pressured to cancel the project by Google. Sad Face.
  • Motorola DROID tablets – We’re not sure what the status of these are now that Motorola is owned by Lenovo, but we’ll assume (and pray) Motorola’s plans to launch a tablet are still alive.

And that’s only what we know of for the first half of 2014. This tablet train isn’t slowing down with news that Android has surpassed iOS tablets for the first time ever, and we’re excited to be on-board for the ride.

What say you?

You wouldn’t be alone in saying 2013 was a bit of a disappointment when it comes to tablets, with many manufacturers looking to appeal to budget consumers. But 2014 is looking to change all of that, and it’s the level of innovation discussed in all the devices above that could propel Android tablets to the same elite high ground that the phones have reached. Feel any differently? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

PS: don’t forget that you can talk all about these tablets, and more, over at AndroidForums.com. Be sure to make an account and join the millions of folks currently driving some very healthy discussion over there.

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for February 27, 2014

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With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!

Carriers

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and LG Pad 8.3 to possibly arrive on Verizon March 6

New leaked press render suggests the LG L90 will head to T-Mobile

Chromecast

AllCast receives updated UI, Muzei support

Gaming

Google Developer Day planned as part of Game Developers Conference 2014

Google

Project Ara smartphones could be as cheap as $50

Sundar Pichai talks about relationship with Samsung and future phones

Google Developer Day planned as part of Game Developers Conference 2014

Hands free voice search added to Google Chrome Beta

Google moving its mysterious barge to Stockton next week

Hardware

LTE Category 6 Demoed at MWC by Qualcomm and Samsung

Phones

Android and ZenUI software upgrades announced for ASUS Padfone 2 and Padfone Infinity

“The all new HTC One” name is confirmed thanks to leak

Successor to the HTC Butterfly S in the works

New leaked press render suggests the LG L90 will head to T-Mobile

Nokia X Series not coming to the US, Korea, Canada, or Japan

Security

KNOX embedded devices from Samsung receive mobile industry’s first Common Criteria certification

Android is about to get even more secure – here’s how

Tablets

Android and ZenUI software upgrades announced for ASUS Padfone 2 and Padfone Infinity

[Deal] Pick up an LG G Pad 8.3 on Newegg for $224.99

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and LG Pad 8.3 to possibly arrive on Verizon March 6

Updates

Android and ZenUI software upgrades announced for ASUS Padfone 2 and Padfone Infinity

Wearables

Moov is your new personal fitness coach

Miscellaneous

Amazon talking to music labels about streaming service

Come comment on this article: TalkAndroid Daily Dose for February 27, 2014

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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and LG Pad 8.3 to possibly arrive on Verizon March 6

Verizon_Wireless_LogoVerizon took forever to get the Nexus 7, but it seems they will be considerably faster getting the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and LG Pad 8.3. According to a leaked document, the Note Pro 12.2 as well as the Pad 8.3 will arrive for Verizon users in just a few weeks, on March 6.

This obviously isn’t an official document, and things could still change from now until then, but it’s good to see that Verizon seems to have plans to get their users the Note Pro 12.2 within a month of its announcement.

Source: Android Police

 

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 And LG G Pad 8.3 Tipped For March 6th Release

GalaxyNote12-2-ThumbVerizon may have taken forever to offer the current Nexus 7, but if this leak is to be believed, the carrier won’t take nearly as long to pick up the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. According to a leaked internal document, the tablet is scheduled to become available on March 6th. It’s not alone, either. The LG G Pad 8.3 is set to launch on the same day.

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Things could change, or the document may be fake, so don’t consider this date set in stone.

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