Samsung GALAXY S 4

Verizon Galaxy S4 latest OTA update gets rooted, again

Verizon recently rolled out a software update to Samsung's flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone that brought in new features as well as security fixes. However, the update also included patches to security exploits that previously allowed the phone to be rooted. Owners intent on rooting their devices can breathe a bit easier now that a new rooting method has been developed over at XDA.

Samsung Galaxy S 4 turns up in brown, blue and purple

We knew Samsung had plans to release the Galaxy S 4 in several additional colors and it looks like a few have recently arrived. Verizon has recently launched the Galaxy S 4 in brown and a blue version has appeared in the UK. There has also been a recently leaked image showing the handset in purple. The purple handset is still a bit of a mystery at the moment, however we do have some details on the brown and blue.

Android 4.3 build JWR66V leaks for the Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition

The Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition smartphone ships with Android 4.2, however it looks like the release of Android 4.3 is just around the corner. Of course, we are expecting Google to make the official announcement next week. That event is also expected to bring details of the Nexus 7 2, but for now it is all about Android 4.3 on the Galaxy S 4 and a second (newer) build has recently been posted on xda.

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition Review

If you planned on picking up the Nexus 4 this summer but hesitated when you heard about Samsung's entry in to the newly minted "Google Play edition" lineup, you must have been thrown for a real loop when HTC brought the One on too. Here we've got not just one of the top hero machines on the market ready for "Nexus" glory, but two. Why would you choose one over the other? Let's have a peek.

Samsung Galaxy S 4 software update detailed by Verizon

Details of an update for the Verizon Galaxy S 4 surfaced earlier in the week, though at the time the update was only available for those willing to grab it using a Mac or Windows computer. Basically, it wasn't available over-the-air. Not to mention, there wasn't any changelog available and given those two points -- we suspect more than a few users waited to update. That said, that changelog has since been posted and we have the detail sitting below.