Facebook is extending its fledgling Home launcher to several high-profile Android smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and Sony Xperia ZL.
T-Mobile US is updating Samsung Electronics' new Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone to run Google's Android 4.2.2, a.k.a. Jelly Bean. T-Mobile will begin rolling out the over-the-air push update today--users can also upgrade their device manually through the desktop via the Samsung Kies content sync and software application.
Samsung Electronics is overhauling its Near Field Communications-enabled TecTile tag technology to address compatibility issues with its new Android-powered Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone.
Samsung Electronics will ship its Galaxy S4 smartphone without Knox, a Google Android-based security solution designed to make the manufacturer's phones more suitable for business users.
Gesture-based, human-computer interaction could change the way consumers engage with their devices. Indeed, ABI Research estimated that 27 million mobile devices shipped in 2012 have gesture-recognition technology. The figure is expected to balloon to 600 million smartphones by 2017. And n ot surprisingly, developers are already being offered an array of tools that could allow them to install similar capabilities inside their apps--whether they'll take advantage of them is another matter.
Samsung Electronics plans to update at least five smartphones to run the next version of Google's Android mobile operating system, expected to roll out this spring.