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Original Samsung Galaxy Note Gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Leak

Those who are still touting the original Galaxy Note are in for a surprise, as SamMobile has gotten their hands on a leaked build of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy Note. Keep in mind that — as usual — this is a leaked version, so it may not be up to release conditions. One of the known issues with the leak is the lack of S-Pen features. Regardless, with Android 4.1.2 leaked on the Canadian version of the Galaxy S III, the International version of the Galaxy S II and now the original Galaxy Note, I think we’re going to be seeing a massive Jelly Bean bomb in the next few months. Exciting, isn’t it?

According to SamMobile, here is some of the enhancements that you can expect on this leaked build of Jelly Bean.

  • Android 4.1.2 – Build JZO54K
  • Project Butter
  • Multi-View (can also be disabled)
  • Page Buddy
  • Notification Panel can now be customized
  • New Additions in Notification Panel
  • Smart Rotation
  • New Samsung Keyboard
  • Samsung’s Cloud services
  • Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play Features
  • New Widgets From the Galaxy S III
  • 2 Home screen modes
  • New Notifications bar
  • Google Now

Now, a lot of you probably just want to know when this is going to become official. What we know right now is that earlier this year Samsung mentioned that a lot of their popular devices would be seeing the Jelly Bean upgrade come to December. On the other hand, some rumors are floating around saying that we won’t be seeing the update until early 2013. Whichever date it happens to be, we sure are close to seeing the Jelly Bean firmware update release on a lot of devices.

source: Android Central

Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update Leaked

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II are going to be happy to hear that their is some good news surrounding the Jelly Bean update, as it appears to not be that far away. The Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S II has leaked online for the international variant, which suggests that we could be seeing an official one for the Galaxy S II here in the states.

You can thank XDA Developers for the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update leak. The update is for the I-9100 international version of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Reports are saying that the update is bug free, which is leading to suspicions of the update being the final version. Samsung has previously said that the update would be on rolling out to devices at some point in November (an official date wasn’t confirmed). We’re only a few days away from December, which means we could be seeing this update roll out at any moment.

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II will see the new TouchWiz interface with lots of other features such as Google Now with the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. If your anxious to get your hands on the Jelly Bean update and you know how to flash a ROM, you may just want to take the leaked build for a test drive. Of course, if you haven’t done that type of stuff before, your risking bricking (destroying) your device. Don’t worry though, since this could be the final version of the update, we could see an official release by the end of the month or even early December. I think a lot of us prefer updating through Kies or OTA anyway.

Are you looking forward to the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S II?

Sound off in the comments below!

source: Auto-o Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S II 4G Available On Boost Mobile For $369.99 In Titanium Black

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News broke out earlier this month that the predecessor to the Galaxy S III, the Galaxy S II 4G, would be Boost Mobile’s next prepaid smartphone. The device is the same thing as last year’s 2011 flagship smartphone from Samsung, only it has been re-purposed in the Titanium Black color. The so-called 4G it offers is from the included WiiMax radios (WiiMax vs LTE comparison here), which Boost Mobile has been borrowing from Sprint, their parent network (if you hadn’t known, Boost Mobile piggybacks off of Sprint’s network).

Boost Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S II is available for you to buy today at $369.99 off contract. With the most recent release of the Nexus 4, it does sound very overpriced. So unless you are set on staying with Boost Mobile, there are a plentiful amount of other options that could save you quite a bit of money. As Talk Android notes, you can get a Nexus 4 off-contract and then just take it on over to T-Mobile and pay for data as low as $30 a month. Of course, it’s important to note that the Nexus 4 is currently out of stock. Google has said they’ll restock within three weeks, but even then you might have a slim chance of getting the Nexus 4 with the masses amount of people waiting for it.

You can check out the press release below!

source: Talk Android

Samsung Galaxy S 2 Now Available On Virgin Mobile USA

Virgin Mobile announced a couple of weeks ago that they would release the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G on their network. It is now available online along with a few participating retail outlets. Those who are looking to pick up a Galaxy S II will be look at shelling out a good $370. Virgin Mobile offers the device in two different colors — titanium and white. If you need to get a data plan with the device, Virgin Mobile offers some very cheap ones. Their “Beyond Talk” plans start at a mere $35 per month for unlimited messaging and data. Before I hopped on AT&T I used Virgin Mobile as my carrier. They do indeed have unlimited data and messaging, but keep in mind that they throttle your speeds after your exceed 2GBs of data or so.

You can find the press release below.

Virgin Mobile USA Adds Powerhouse Samsung Galaxy S® II 4G.

Award-winning Android with Beyond Talk unlimited data and messaging plans that start at $35/month are ideal alternative to postpaid offers
WARREN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Answering customers’ demands for more high-end Androids and 4G access, Virgin Mobile USA steps in with its familiar “Higher Calling” promise to deliver the ultra-thin and award-winning Samsung Galaxy S® II 4G from Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States1. It pairs up for amazing value with Virgin Mobile’s Beyond Talk unlimited data and messaging plans2 that start at $35 per month.

Available in Titanium and White, Samsung Galaxy S II is available today for $369.99 at virginmobileusa.com, our Virgin Mobile-branded doors and participating dealers. Among major national retailers, only RadioShack offers the Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II 4G in Titanium.

Samsung Galaxy S II 4G is loaded with a dazzling oversized 4.52-inch Super AMOLED™ Plus touchscreen, dual cameras and the Samsung Exynos™ processor, one of the fastest dual-core processors in the industry. Virgin Mobile customers can snap vibrant photos, record full HD video on the go, and browse the Web at 4G (WiMAX) speeds, where 4G coverage is available, on the smartphone’s brilliant display. For an additional $15 a month [add-on required] customers can take advantage of the phone’s mobile hotspot capability and create a personal Wi-Fi® network with connections for up to eight devices.

“Samsung Galaxy S II adds tremendous value to Virgin Mobile’s all-smartphone lineup,” said Mark Lederman, director, Virgin Mobile USA. “Coupled with our affordable unlimited data & messaging plans starting at just $35 per month, this is an ideal package for those who think they have to go to postpaid carriers for the hottest devices and to save money.”

Here’s a quick glance at key features on the Samsung Galaxy S II:

  • 4.52-inch full touchscreen – Super AMOLED™ Plus display
  • Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Dual-mode 3G/4G
  • Mobile hotspot capability (add-on required)
  • Wi-Fi capable
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • Dual-facing cameras: 8.0MP primary camera/camcorder (to capture HD-quality pictures and video clips) and 2.0MP front-facing
  • Bluetooth® 3.0
  • External memory card supported up to 32GB (microSD not included)
  • Google Play for all the latest apps

The feature-packed Android smartphone operates on Sprint’s 3G and 4G (WiMAXTM) networks, bringing 4G speeds to Virgin Mobile customers in 71 markets across the country with average upload speeds of 3-6Mbps and bursts of more than 10Mbps, as well as access to Sprint’s nationwide 3G network which reaches more than 278 million people. Samsung Galaxy S II 4G joins Samsung Galaxy Reverb (available at $199.99) in Virgin Mobile USA’s lineup.

About Virgin Mobile USA

Virgin Mobile USA is “Highest Ranked Customer Service Performance among Non-Contract Wireless Providers” (Vol. 1 and Vol. 2) by J.D. Power and Associates3 and offers millions of customers control, flexibility and connectivity through Virgin Mobile’s Beyond Talk™ No-Contract plans with unlimited 3G data, and available 4G data speeds, for mobile phone service, including Android™-powered smartphones and prepaid Broadband2Go high-speed Web access on the Nationwide Sprint Network. Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk monthly unlimited data plans, which start at $35, are ideal for those smartphone users hungry for the most connectivity and the least amount of voice minutes. Virgin Mobile-branded devices are available at more than 40,000 retail stores, including Target, Walmart, Best Buy and RadioShack. Top-Up cards are available at approximately 150,000 locations nationwide. Experience Virgin Mobile on the Web at Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, and purchase Virgin Mobile USA products at www.virginmobileusa.com. For more news, click here.

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