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New Samsung UI to be launched soon ? [Leaked]

New Samsung UI to be launched soon ? [Leaked]

Its been quite a while since we have seen a major overhaul to Touch wiz, Samsung’s customized UI that is found in almost all of its devices. The wait for getting a taste of an entirely new look to the UI might finally be over. According to a few leaked images by evleaks, we just might get to see a completely revamped Touch Wiz in the eagerly anticipated Galaxy S5 which is rumored to be launched sometime in April. The new interface has a similar looking touch and feel that makes it a hybrid of  colorful looking Windows Tiles and Google Now cards. The collection of cards includes your current location, home automation, fitness tracking, food orders, biking/cycling information, sports scores, flight information, delivery updates, event reminders, and much more. Even though there has been no official word on this by Samsung or any of its representatives, we do like to keep our cards hidden for now and just hope these rumors do turn out to be true in the end. The present Touch Wiz even though has seen has a lot of success in recent years, but now people consider it to be a little bit outdated and monotonous to say the least. As per the leaked images, we can see that these new informative cards show check-in information, location sharing, song sharing and messages from your colleagues and loved ones all stacked up within each tile. The new concept does look interesting though but now the main question is whether Samsung are going to actually stick with it or come up with yet another new design when the company eventually does decide to go public in the coming months. Even in past, evleaks has been relatively quite accurate with most of his early leaked images so for now we’ll just have to wait and see till things get official. Do stick around for further...

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Get the Unofficial CM 11 Android 4.4 Custom ROM

Get the Unofficial CM 11 Android 4.4 Custom ROM

Android 4.4 KitKat is the next big thing from Google when it comes to its operating systems. Anybody and everybody who own an Android powered device can’t wait to get their hands on it. Custom ROM users are waiting for the likes of CyanogenMod and AOKP to come up with their tweaked versions of the Android 4.4 OS. There was some enticing news that CM would take out a CM 11 (Android 4.4) nightly build as soon as end of this month. We ll we have something better in stored for you, thanks to an XDA Developer we got our hands on an unofficial CM11 build. It is currently in Beta version 4, so you will find more than your share of bugs, but other than that the ROM seems to be working flawlessly. It has been tested on a Verizon Galaxy S3 (check out the screen shots below).  If you want to try out the build then head on over to the Unofficial CM 11 XDA forum. We at TalkAndroidPhones hold no responsibility for any damage done to your device (If you are a noob you will most likely brick it…naa!!) Go ahead and try it and let us know on our comments...

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Nova Launcher 2.3 Beta brings Android 4.4 Transparent UI on your Device

Nova Launcher 2.3 Beta brings Android 4.4 Transparent UI on your Device

If you are waiting to get your hands on Android 4.4 KitKat, but the wait is long, then you can try the next best things, use a custom launcher to enjoy the feel of it. If you’re up for it, then Nova Launcher is just the launcher for you. Recently the launcher got a beta update which means it is now Nova Launcher 2.3 Beta 1. The update brings with it the transparent goodness of Android 4.4 on the home screen and navigation and status bar. Though the transparent nav and status bar are only supported in few devices till now. Those include the Galaxy S3 (running Android 4.3), Galaxy S4, HTC One (rooted), Sony Xperia Z, Moto X and of-course the Nexus 5. The beta gives the launcher a new drawer, plus a few new performance tweaks as well. As it is still in beta phase keep your mind open for some bugs to pop up and annoy you. But that being said if you like the Google Experience Launcher, then you shall like this one as well, considering you get the transparent status bar in this one  as well. So if you are up for a change then join the Nova Launcher Beta Community on Google+ and hit on this beta link to try out the KitKat goodness on your device. Hit us on our comments sections if you want any...

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Galaxy SIII and Galaxy S4 to get Android 4.3 in October

Galaxy SIII and Galaxy S4 to get Android 4.3 in October

Samsung had annoyed many users when they had announced that the Samsung Galaxy SIII would not be receiving the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update and directly get Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The updates generally take a long time mostly due to the fact that Non – Google devices have their own UI Theme on top of the Stock ROM, such as the case with Samsung and its Touch Wiz Nature UX UI. The wait though is almost at a end as Samsung have announced that Android 4,3 Jelly Bean update would be rolling out for the Galaxy SIII and S4 from October. This will also make your devices compatible with the new Galaxy Gear – Samsung’s very first smart watch. Currently only two devices are compatible with the watch the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) as they both come with Android 4.3 out of the box.  The update will bring with it all the cool features of  Android 4.2.2 as well as the various tweaks of Android 4.3, so it will likely be a big file (800MB+). No news about the Galaxy Note II receiving the update has come up yet, but we can make a safe bet that it will soon...

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Introducing The ATIV Q – Samsung’s New Dual OS Hybrid

Introducing The ATIV Q – Samsung’s New Dual OS Hybrid

Samsung at London yesterday officially unveiled its next generation of ATIV tablets, the Samsung ATIV Q. It is a first ever tablet which runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Windows at the same time. Users will be able to switch between Windows 8 and Android 4.2 seamlessly. According to Samsung you can use this device as a tablet or a laptop or use dock as a stand. The 13.3 inch qHD+ (3200×1800) touch screen, makes multitasking a lot of fun, as Samsung showed how simple it was from playing Angry Birds on Android, and then switching to Windows for some work. The Hybrid tablet/laptop packs a lot of power under the hood, with an Intel Core i5 Processor and 4GB of Ram. The ATIV Q comes with a 128GB Solid-State Drive, which makes it all the more powerful. Now, with all that power you require a strong battery, according to Samsung the ATIV Q’s battery has a 9 hours of battery life. The tablet also comes with a 720p Camera,  1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port, micro HDMI, an RJ45 port that support dongle accessories, and an SD card slot.   Even with these many ports the tablet is only 14mm thin and weighs just 1.29kg. The hybrid tablet comes with a keyboard and a S Pen, so you can bring out the artist in you. The tablet till now is available in Ash Black at the moment, no news for more colors has been announced yet. Samsung seem to have outdone themselves this time, with there first ever Dual OS powered hybrid tablet , what will Samsung come up with next? A Dual OS smartphone perhaps?...

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Telstra Galaxy S2 gets Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update

Telstra Galaxy S2 gets Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update

Samsung in the beginning of this year, started the revival of the phone which started Samsung’s success to the top of the food chain, the Galaxy S2. The Galaxy S2 started receiving the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update. Slowly and gradually the update started rolling out all around the world, first for the international version (GT-I9100) and later to the various carrier versions. Recently the update touched the Australian outback, with users of Telstra getting the update. Its been a long time waiting, but it was worth it, the I9100TDVLSK Jelly bean update blows new life into the smartphone, with a completely new Nature UX UI, found in the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S3 Mini and Galaxy Note II. Features from the Galaxy S3 include, Smart stay, Pop up play, Direct Call etc. Jelly Bean features include Google’s new and improved voice search and Google Now etc. As it is a carrier device, you get the Telstra One widget as well as Big Pond news widgets. There is also a widget call “my account” which tells you how much data has been used. Firmware Details: Android Version: 4.1.2 – Build JZO54K PDA: I9100TDVLSK CSC: I9100TTELLSE MODEM: I9100TDVLS3 Firmware update brings the following features: – Buttery Smooth Performance & Great Stability (Thanks to Project Butter) – Full User Interface Revamp (Same UI as of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II) – TouchWiz Nature UX – Samsung’s S Cloud services – Improved Camera features – New Lockscreen With Many Customization Options – New Features like Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play – New Widgets (From Galaxy S III) – 2 Home screen modes – New Notification bar With More Notification Toggles – Google Now      The update is available via OTA, so if you still have received it, you can either go on Kies or just wait for the update to come OTA. I would recommend waiting for the OTA update it is less a hassle. So those who have received the update what are your thoughts about the performance of the phone. Let us know in our comments section...

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