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Leak: Samsung's American Android 4.3 And Galaxy Gear Update Release Schedule For The Galaxy S4, S4 Active, S III, And Note II

If you've got a Samsung phone from before the Note 3 and you're on an American carrier, you're probably wondering where your Android 4.3 update is already. The leaked schedule below has been verified to Android Police by two reliable sources, and shows when the 4.3 update is scheduled for the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Active, and Galaxy Note II on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. This update will also add support for the Galaxy Gear to these devices.

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Sprint Galaxy Note 3 Gets Software Update Version MJ4 That Should Fix Awful Call Quality Issues And A Broken Keyboard Handwriting Mode

Sprint customers typically complain about the lackluster data coverage, but they at least have generally been able to make phone calls. Yet many customers who went out and bought the Galaxy Note 3 from the carrier found that even that ability was lacking. They suffered from garbled voices, popping sounds, and all about terrible audio quality leaving them wondering why they bought a phone over a tablet in the first place.

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[Deal Alert] Best Buy Is Offering $100 Off Any AT&T, Sprint, Or Verizon Smartphone Plus Free Shipping For New Contracts And New Phone Lines

Update: Best Buy didn't waste any time updating their prices on the newly-reduced Moto X. The prices for the various carrier versions of the Moto X below are now $0, $100 off the retail value.

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We're getting into the stretch of the calendar that deal hunters spend all year preparing for: the pre-Christmas consumerism smorgasbord. It seems to be happening earlier and earlier, and Best Buy is getting in on the action even before Halloween.

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[Deal Alert] Woot Has The Refurbished 32GB Nexus 10 For $330 ($170 Off) + $5 Shipping

We've featured various incarnations of the Nexus 10 on dozens of deals at this point. If you want a cheap, powerful, 10-inch AOSP tablet and you don't have one by now, you've got no one to blame but yourself. That said, if you're looking for one last chance at a deal, we've got your back. Woot has the 32GB version of the Nexus 10 available for $329.99 plus $5 shipping.

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Samsung Releases Kernel Source Files For Android 4.3 On The Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500/I9505) And 4.2 On The AT&T Galaxy Mega

Samsung makes a lot of phones, and that means it has a lot of open source packages to post. Today it's taking the time to drop the kernel source for two Galaxy S4 variants after the Android 4.3 update, as well as the code from the AT&T Galaxy Mega giganto-phone.

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Samsung To Extend Galaxy Gear Support To The S4, S III, Note II, And Other Devices Starting At The End Of October

Out of the gate, the Samsung Galaxy Gear has made for the tough sell. It's hard enough to justify dropping $299 on a watch, but it's even more difficult to shell out that much on one that only pairs with a single device. Customers who don't want the Galaxy Note 3 or aren't ready to cut the cord on their current handsets have thus far been out of luck. Of course, Samsung has been upfront from the beginning that it planned to release support for slightly older Galaxy devices down the road.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Coming To The US Next Month – AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular To Carry The Device

The Galaxy S4 is a neat phone, but man is it ever big. If a 5-inch device simply won't fit in your life, consider the Galaxy S4 Mini. This svelte device is headed to the US next month and it will be sold by AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular. The carriers should announce availability shortly, but no pricing is available yet.

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The GS4 Mini retains the visual style of the Galaxy S4, but the specs have been reduced a bit.

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Rumor: Samsung May Begin Fitting Accessories With ID Chips To Prevent Use Of Unauthorized Covers, Chargers, And More

Let me just start by saying that the source of this rumor has a less than completely stellar track record and that we're dealing with a Korean translation here. The reason we're reporting on this rumor, though, is that it sounds highly plausible. Alright, expectations set? Good.

According to ETNews, Samsung may start locking accessories down with ID chips in order to prevent the usage of unauthorized products with its smartphones and tablets.

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[Deal Alert] 32GB Nexus 10 Drops To Lowest Price Yet On eBay Daily Deals At Just $349.99 ($150 Off)

The Nexus 10 is nearly a year old, but we don't have any solid news on its successor just yet. Even though it's getting long in the tooth, Google's first 10-inch Nexus slate still has a lot of good features. You can grab the 32GB version of this device today on eBay for the low price of $349.99, down from $499.99 in Google Play for this model.

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The Nexus 10 packs a dual-core Exynos 5 ARM chip, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.

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[Deal Alert] Amazon Throws In A $50 Gift Card With The 16GB Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition In White

If you think that the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is a bit on the pricey side, you're not alone. Amazon, unstoppable global retailing juggernaut and champion of the underdog that it is, has decided to lighten the load a bit. If you purchase a new 16GB Note 10.1 from Amazon, you can get a free $50 gift card good for anything on the site. So basically, good for anything.

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Of course the original price is still a whopping $549, so even assuming that you'll use every penny of the gift card, you'll still be spending five hundred bucks for a tablet.

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