came to an end a few days back and while that meant a general release for many users, there were some handsets that were left in a sort of hanging state. The folks at CyanogenMod made the shift from RC to general release with the promise of addressing support for the Tegra 2 and Exynos processors at a later time.
GALAXY S 4 smartphone. Set to hit carriers in the U.S. like US Cellular, AT&T, T-Mobile and others over the next few days and weeks, but over in South Korea that 8-core model is about to be released.
Samsung Twitter account. Confirming the companies impressive Exynos 5 Octa 8-core mobile processor not only has support for LTE, but all 20 4G LTE bands currently being used around the globe. Our first thought immediately was why aren't they offering this in their GALAXY S 4 flagship smartphone.
Samsung GALAXY S 4 will not be carrying Samsung's highly anticipated Exynos 5 Octa processor, but instead will be coming with a 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. This news has been confirmed by Samsung, and there may be a possibility that several other markets will find their S 4's shipping with a Snapdragon 600 as well.
Samsung may have announced the 8-core Exynos 5 Octa chip back in January during CES, however it wasn't until today that we got word of when they would actually begin production. Samsung has said the processor should be in mass-production beginning in the second quarter of the year. This of course ties in nicely with the recent GALAXY S 4 announcement.
YouTube running smooth? The answer would be a no. While we don't know exactly what to expect in the foreseeable future, Qualcomm and MediaTek apparently won't be dropping Oct-core SoC's this year.
Samsung Galaxy S IV. The model number on the benchmark is SHV-E300S, which is the same model number as the previously tipped Korean Samsung Galaxy S IV. What's surprising is that it looks like the S IV won't be carrying an Exynos 5 Octa processor like the rumors have said, and instead will carry a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor.
Exynos security hole are over for Verizon Galaxy Note II owners. An update is being sent out today that supposedly fixes the security flaw that had so many Samsung owners on edge, so Verizon Galaxy Note II owners can rest easy. Be sure to check your notification panel to see if there's an update waiting for you, and if there is, install that bad boy to bolster your phone's defenses against malware.
Samsung announced the 8-core Exynos 5 Octa processor during CES and given that, it only seems logical that the company will include that processor in at least some of their 2013 devices. Notably, the higher-end devices such as the Galaxy Note, which presumably will be released as the Galaxy Note III later in the year. Samsung has yet to confirm the details (or the existence) of the Note III, however some reports have begun to surface with talk of specs.
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphone it looks like the folks from Samsung and T-Mobile are pushing out a quick software update this morning. All you Note II owners should be on the lookout to accept an update that should fix a few problems, most notably that Exynos exploit we mentioned late last year.