The Olloclip first became a household name as lens accessory for the iPhone. Different versions of the lens already came out. For a time, the iOS fans are the only ones enjoying the product but now, it's pretty much available for Android.
It’s about time that Samsung’s premium devices get some Android 4.4.3 love, even as other smartphones have already incorporated the version in recent updates. Motorola’s Moto E, G, and X have all gotten updates, as well as Nexus and Google Play Experience devices. The update is coming to the Galaxy S5 this month, while Galaxy S4 users have to wait until July.
Having just announced the Galaxy S5, Samsung fans are undoubtedly joyous about the new flagship. We like the new styling, which pinches a bit of cool from the Note series. There are also the typical litany of features packed in, but what’s changed? The device is clearly updated, but is there enough to get excited about? We give a quick overview of what’s new!
The lack of add-on camera lenses for Android devices can be frustrating. Our iOS counterparts seem to enjoy a nearly endless litany of aftermarket products, while Android users are left to the stock offering, and not much else. For some Android users, that could (read: likely will) change soon. A new Kickstarter brings the aftermarket camera to one popular lineup of Android devices, with more possible.
When Samsung makes an “active” version of their Galaxy S devices, we expect something a little more rugged. By nature, it lends itself to being tossed around and dunked in water. We don’t really expect a spec upgrade, but that’s what we might be getting with the newer Galaxy S4 Active.
According to a “leaked” document, the more recent Samsung devices may see Android 4.4 early next year. The Galaxy S4 and Note 3 are set to get the upgrade in January, while the Galaxy S3 and Note 2 may wait until April. It all sounds like good news, but it asks as many questions as it answers.
AT&T users who have the Samsung Galaxy S4 may not be getting the Android 4.3 update. According to several sources, AT&T has halted the Android 4.3 rollout. Though specific reasons weren’t cited, it seems as though AT&T was noticing issues with the update. We’re also not clear on just what those issues are.
With the iconic Galaxy S3, Samsung truly emerged as the king of Android OEMs. While the follow-up Galaxy S4 continues to sell well, it didn’t quite meet expectations for Samsung. The Korean handset manufacturer sold the most devices last quarter, but they may be re-focussing their efforts in 2014.
Samsung Galaxy S4 users, as well as those with a Note 2 or S3, will be happy to hear they’re getting the Android 4.3 update very soon. According to a release schedule, the handsets will get the update by the end of the month for all carriers, which will bring Galaxy Gear functionality as well.