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Samsung Releases Kernel Source For Yet-Unannounced Victory 4G On Sprint (SPH-L300)

You may remember Samsung's Galaxy Victory 4G LTE (formerly known as "Gogh") from some training materials we caught sight of just a few days ago. Well, while the device is still unannounced, good old Sammy has decided to drop the Victory's kernel source ahead of time for anxious developers and tweakers to get started on.

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Samsung has had a good track record lately of releasing kernel source just after a device is announced, but releasing the code before we're even supposed to know about a device is pretty impressive.

While we still aren't sure exactly when users can expect to see Samsung's 1.2GHz dual-core wielding mid-range Victory 4G for sale, those looking to get a head start on development for the device can grab its kernel source from the link below.

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[Update: Pricing And Availability] T-Mobile Makes The Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Official, Available 'In The Coming Weeks'

At the beginning of August, we heard about a Samsung device heading for T-Mobile that was then called the Galaxy S Blaze Q. The name later changed to Galaxy S Relay 4G, and now it's official.

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T-Mobile just announced this QWERTY-packing handset for its HSPA+ 42 network, and it appears to be a fairly solid mid-range device:

  • 4" Super AMOLED display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor
  • 5MP rear shooter, 1.3MP front camera
  • slide-out QWERTY
  • SAFE (Samsung Approved for Enterprise)
  • Android 4.0

Neither pricing nor availability is available at this time, only that it will be available online and at T-Mobile retail locations "in the coming weeks."

Update: T-Mo just released official pricing and availability.
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System Dumps Leak For The Sprint And AT&T Galaxy Note II Variants

Today is just full of juicy info about US variants of the Galaxy Note II! Earlier today we saw confirmation that Verizon will be getting its own version of the device, thus completing the circle of the Big Four. Now, system dumps for both the AT&T and Sprint versions have leaked, giving developers a chance to take a closer look at various parts of the systems before the actual release, and possibly port the ROMs to other devices.

File list:

Sprint:

AT&T:

Unfortunately, the build.prop file is missing from the AT&T dump; thankfully it is present in the Sprint dump, so we've embedded it below.

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The Circle Is Complete: Galaxy Note II For Verizon Pops Up In Screenshot, Model SCH-I605

BriefMobile has received a screenshot this morning that would seem to confirm the existence of a Verizon-flavored Galaxy Note II, rounding out the phone's appearances on each of the US's "big four" carriers.

Last week, we saw the device leaked for T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T. We had figured, at that point, that Verizon wouldn't be getting the device. Particularly because it's selling the LG Intuition, which is the Note II's one and only phablet (shudder) competitor here in the US.

The screenshot shows the model number as SCH-I605, SCH being the Verizon prefix for Samsung smartphones.

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In the form of some additional possible confirmation, a quick search of Flickr yielded one image taken by an SCH-I605, though it's just a blank shot.

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Official Jelly Bean Test OTAs Leak For The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 And Galaxy Note 10.1

The crew over at SamMobile have gotten their hands on some nice treats for Tab 2 7.0 and Note 10.1 owners: builds of Android 4.1.1 for both devices. Of course, these aren't finalized builds, but rather a first look at what Jelly Bean will be like on the aforementioned tablets.

Both versions are OTAs flashable via Odin on top of specific stock builds.

Tab 2 7.0

  • Build P3100DDBLI1
  • Android 4.1.1 JRO03C
  • 295.2MB

Before flashing this, you must be on stock build P3100DDBLH3.

Note 10.1

  • Build N8000DDALI1
  • Android 4.1.1 JRO03C
  • 297.7MB

Before flashing this, you must be on stock build N8000DDALH1.

For those curious about the latter build before flashing, here's a first look at what to expect:

Both downloads, along with full flashing instructions, are available at SamMobile and can be found at the respective links below.

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Leaked Screenshots Reveal AT&T's Samsung Galaxy Note II (SGH-I317)

Judging from a new leak released to BriefMobile by a "trusted source," it looks like the Galaxy Note II lineup is pretty much complete for US launch.

The source today provided BriefMobile with screenshots taken from an SGH-I317 unit (codenamed toIteatt) running on AT&T's 4G LTE network, and packing all the specs you'd expect from the original phablet's successor – Android 4.1.1. Jelly Bean, a 720x1280 resolution, and a quad-core 4412 Exynos processor.

What's more, the source divulged that the Note II is almost exactly the same as the international version (presumably following the trend Sammy started with the Galaxy SIII), and is even missing AT&T branding.

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AT&T Is Rolling Out Ice Cream Sandwich For Samsung Captivate Glide Owners Starting September 7th

In all the Jelly Bean excitement, it can be easy to forget that only 20% of Android users are running Ice Cream Sandwich. Today that number gets just ever so slightly larger, though. AT&T has announced that the Samsung Captivate Glide will be upgraded to 4.0 starting today, September 7th. Woo!

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The update will only be available via Kies, so head to your favorite desktop computer post haste. It will not be rolling out over the air. It is, however, available immediately, which is nice. Glide owners can head here for instructions and a link to Kies if you don't already have it on your machine.

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Enterprising XDA Member Finds Hints That The Galaxy Note II May Be Coming To Sprint As SPH-L900

When the first Galaxy Note launched, everyone was reasonably skeptical. Was the world ready for such a large phone? Turns out, yep. So now, it would be expected for more carriers to want in on the action. Cue Sprint, stage left. One curious XDA member started poking around in some Sprint documents and found reference to one "SPH-L900." We know SPH is a designation Sprint uses for its Samsung phones (Galaxy Nexus is SPH-L700, Galaxy S III is SPH-L710, etc.), but the L900 is brand new. The specs, however, match those of the Galaxy Note II.

Specs

  • Exynos4412 processor
  • 1280x720 resolution
  • Android 4.1.1!
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Samsung Galaxy Reverb Coming To Virgin Mobile For $249, Pre-Orders Start Now

Pay-as-you-go service is getting more and more appealing with each passing day, and Virgin Mobile just announced the Samsung Galaxy Reverb - an Android 4.0 handset that should offer a decent amount of bang for the buck.

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Specs:

  • 4" display
  • 1.4GHz single-core processor
  • 768MB RAM
  • 5MP rear shooter
  • 122.40mm x 64.20mm x 11.40mm, 128.7g
  • Android 4.0

While those specs are mediocre compared to the flagship phones of today, it's hard to deny the allure of a device that goes for $249 without contract on a carrier that offers equally as affordable plans.

The Galaxy Reverb is available for pre-order now with an expected ship date of 9/19; you can get yours in by heading right here.

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Galaxy Note In Germany Gets An Update To Make UI Match Galaxy Note II, Adds New Gallery

Today, a software update began rolling out for the Galaxy Note in Germany. The primary changes are cosmetic, it seems, to bring the phone more in line with the look and feel of the Galaxy Note II. The menu interface has been updated to be more consistent, and Samsung has also added a brand new Gallery that looks fantastic.

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The gallery has some impressive new UI flair. How practical it is remains to be seen, but it sure looks nice. It's also unclear if the features demoed at Samsung's recent Unpacked event will make an appearance.

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