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EnerPlex offers solar cases to (slowly) charge your Galaxy S4, iPhone 5S

You’re on a camping trip. Your phone is dead, but you need to make a call. If you’ve got an EnerPlex case (and some sunlight), all you need is a little patience. The company offers a line of solar-powered smartphone cases for the iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S4. Stick your phone in the sun […]

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Faster Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone coming to Europe

The Samsung Galaxy S4 may have been one of the fastest phones around when it launched earlier this year, but these days it’s Samsung Exynos 5 Octa or Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processors are just considered fast instead of crazy fast. Newer phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note III and LG G2 have faster Qualsomm Snapdragon […]

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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 Octa-Core phone now available in the US (AT&T compatible)

Samsung makes two versions of the Galaxy S4 smartphone. Up until now the only version available in the US has been powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, while folks in some other markets have been able to pick up a model with a Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa-core processor. Now you can get the […]

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TransMaker turns a Samsung Galaxy phone into a tablet, notebook

Have a Samsung Galaxy S3 or Galaxy S4 phone, want a tablet or laptop, but don’t feel like synchronizing your data between multiple devices? Migoal’s TransMaker products are designed to let you use your Samsung Galaxy smartphone as the guts of tablet or notebook The TransMaker TR10 is a tablet accessory which lets you dock […]

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MoDaCo.SWITCH for the Galaxy S4 arrives, toggle TouchWiz and stock Android

Developer Paul O’Brien’s MoDaCo.SWITCH software lets you run two different Android operating systems on the same device, toggle between one and the other, and share data and apps across both devices. He released SWITCH software for the HTC One in July, letting users switch between HTC Sense and stock Android software. Now he’s released the […]

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MoDaCo.SWITCH coming to Samsung Galaxy S4, switch between TouchWiz, Google Experience

Paul O’Brien’s MoDaCo.SWITCH software for the HTC One lets users toggle the Android environment on their smartphones. Want to disable HTC Sense and switch to the version of Android you’d get if you bought the phone from the Google Play Store? Just tap the switch button and your phone will reboot into that environment while […]

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Samsung caught optimizing its phones to score higher on benchmarks (Updated)

It can be tricky figuring out which mobile device to buy. Some get longer battery life than the competition, while others offer more storage, memory, or special features like hands-free operation. But some folks like to get the model with the fastest processor — and it turns out that may be a little harder to […]

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Samsung, Lenovo phones with Snapdragon 800 chips on the way

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor may be one of the fastest ARM-based chips around. But that doesn’t do you any good unless you can actually buy a phone or tablet using the new chip. We already know that LG’s next flagship phone will pack the Snapdragon 800 chip, and it looks like Lenovo and Samsung have […]

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True octa-core: Samsung Galaxy S4 hacked to use all 8-cores at once

First the good news: A hacker has figured out how to make Samsung’s latest smartphone even more powerful, by convincing it to run all 8 cores at once and overclocking those cores for good measure. Now the bad news: The chip generated enough heat to cook itself and the phone is basically dead. So don’t […]

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Leaked build of Android 4.3 for the Samsung Galaxy S4

Google has yet to officially launch the next version of its smartphone and tablet operating system. But Android 4.3 has already been spotted in the wild — and now a leaked build for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition is available for download from SamMobile. You can also grab the system dump. It’s probably just […]

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Samsung Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800, LTE-Advanced hits Korea

The Samsung Galaxy S4 that’s available in the US and Europe is one of the fastest smartphones around, packing 4G LTE wireless capabilities and either a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor or a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chip. But if you happen to be in South Korea, you can get an even faster model. SK […]