Cruzerlite won over our hearts with their first line of Androidified cases, and then continued to do so with the announcement and release of community oriented designs such as the AOKP, RootzWiki, and various other styles. Recently they released their new Spi-Force series showing off the transition of Cruzerlite’s single layered TPU style into a new protection and media oriented design. We’re going to take a deeper look at Cruzerlite’s new style and show off some of the things it has to offer in our review of the Spi-Force series for the Samsung Galaxy S III. [Read more...]
MUSUBO, known for their iSeries cases, have started their expansion into the Android world with their first cases being created for the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy S III. While making your way into the manufacturing world can prove to be difficult, we want to know if they are able to keep up with some of the other companies in both quality and price. This isn’t their first time designing and shipping cases, so they should have a pretty solid lead to work with. [Read more...]
The latest radios for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon have been posted today. RootzWiki member Snow02 has posted a flashable .zip file containing the JRO03O (FF02/FG02) radios. All you have to do is flash it with CWM like any other .zip. Not having 4G locally, we’ve been unable to confirm any real increase in 4G connectivity, but dozens of users on RootzWiki and XDA have reported a dramatic increase in 4G connectivity along with a stronger signal. Users are also reporting a faster switch back over to data from Wi-Fi. You can download these radios below, give it a shot yourself and let us know what you think in the comments section.
If you have been rooting and flashing custom ROMS on Android for any period of time then you’re going to be familiar with the ever popular MIUI ROM. Being one of the most popular ROMs in Gingerbread, it has worked its’ way up over the years and finally found its’ way onto Jelly Bean devices. When I first purchased my Galaxy Nexus I had given MIUI a shot only to be disappointed. It was when MIUI was first ported over to ICS/Galaxy Nexus and I had an experience plagued with bugs. I was flashing ROMs like crazy at the time so I simply switched to something else and MIUI slipped my mind for the coming months. MIUI will never go away for long though, with one of the largest communities for a custom ROM and the popular iOS-esque style interface, MIUI continues to grow and improve daily. After hearing it’s recent build on Jelly Bean I decided to put push my hesitations to the side and give it another shot.
While manufacturers fall further behind on updating devices, development teams like Cyanogenmod and AOKP strive to keep these devices up to date. Paying hundreds of dollars for a device only for it to be dropped a few months later is a real bummer; thankfully custom ROMs breathe new life into older devices as they continue to receive the latest and greatest operating systems. As of last night, AOKP has started to release Jelly Bean builds to the older Galaxy S line as well as newer builds for the current nexus devices. [Read more...]
Striking a good balance between rugged and light, Trident has recently released the Aegis Series case for the Samsung Galaxy SIII. This is a case catered to people who want that extra protection without adding too much additional bulk to the phone. Being a newer name to many Trident packs a series of cases inspired by mythical creatures. Their maximum protection case, labeled the ‘Kraken’, is listed as a level 4 protection on their site, while the Aegis case comes in at a level 2. So, as you can see if you’re looking for that maximum protection, maybe something for the outdoors, this isn’t the case for you. For those with a casual lifestyle, read on.
Eager to get your hands on Jelly Bean or CM10 for your Note? Check out the video and the links provided below for a preview build for the International version of the Samsung Galaxy Note. The build is mostly complete and can be used as a daily driver if you are adventurous. Remember: this is just a preview build and should be treated as such. There are a few things that don’t work with the ROM including a few sensor issues (rotation), full hardware acceleration, memory leak issues, among a few other things. That means that you won’t be able to see just what Project Butter has to offer the device just yet. The ROM is still plenty fast but you can see some of the visible lag when pulling down the notification bar or switching between the applications. Google now and the new voice search currently work so you can show off your device to friends and family. [Read more...]
Being one of the most anticipated phones of 2012, if not all time, the Samsung Galaxy S III has a lot of hype to live up to as it finally made its way over to the US. In a world of emerging quad core tablets and phones, the dual core system stays strong while manufacturers and consumers believe that Android is not yet optimized to fully utilize the larger number of cores. With the recent release of Jelly Bean we’re starting to see just how smooth Android has become while being able to use all of the hardware for an enhanced experience. Being the successor to the hugely popular Galaxy S II is no easy job, and we’re here to tell you if it lives up to the hype of causing all of our news feeds to be filled with BS rumors for months.
If you’re interested in the latest Galaxy Tab, it’ll be in stores this week; the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 for Verizon has been officially slated for March 1st.
It comes with Honeycomb (Android 3.2), which sadly is not the latest Android’s latest OS version, Ice Cream Sandwich. As the name implies, the tablet’s Super AMOLED, 1280 x 800 resolution display measures in at 7.7 inches. Other specs include [Read more...]
T-Mobile has announced that the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G should be coming sometime at the end of next month. The device, which was seen and CES this year, will be $150 after a mail-in rebate card, and a 2-year contract.
It’ll have Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 3.97-inch Super [Read more...]