Screen Grabs: Vampire Diaries uses Galaxy Note to scratch out sinister signals

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The residents of Mystic Falls, Virginia are the most tech-savvy bunch of supernatural creatures we’ve ever seen. If Edward Cullen and Bella Swan bothered to email each other, then we’d have been spared the horrors of New Moon. Quite the opposite here, as The Vampire Diaries folks have their fingers close to the undead pulse of gadgets, with one character in last night’s episode refusing to type a text message so they could write out their response with an S-Pen. Fans of the show that keep score should know that it currently stands two to Microsoft, two to Google and the fate of humanity all to play for.


Get A Free i515 Battery Bundle Kit with Verizon Galaxy Nexus

Battery power. We are always faced with a draining battery, no matter the device. And many devices that run the 4G LTE networks really kill your battery very quickly. Now Verizon and Samsung are helping the situation by offering a free i515 Battery Bundle Kit to anyone who purchases a Galaxy Nexus with Verizon’s two year contract.

Samsung Trademarks Three New Galaxy Names

It looks like Samsung has a few more device to add to its Galaxy range of smartphones and tablets, as the company has trademarked three new Galaxy brand names.

The three new names are for the Samsung Galaxy Grand, the Samsung Galaxy Premier and the Samsung Galaxy Next, and it looks like these patents are related to mobile phones and tablets.

Samsung Galaxy Note

Android 4.0.4 Update Released For GSM Nexus S, WiFi Xoom And HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus

Google has announced that it has started rolling out the Android 4.0.4 update to multiple devices, which include the GSM Nexus S, the Xoom WiFi and the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus.

They have also confirmed that the Android 4.0.4 update will be rolled out to other devices over the ‘coming weeks’ although no specific dates or devices were mentioned.

Galaxy Nexus

Samsung Galaxy Beam Up For Pre-order In The UK

One of the new smartphones that Samsung showed off at this years MWC, was the Samsung Galaxy Beam which comes with built in projector, the device is expected to launch in the UK in July and it is now available to pre-order.

The Samsung Galaxy Beam features a 4 inch display with a resolution of 800 x 400 pixels, a 5 megapixel rear camera for video and photos and a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera for video chat, plus a built in video projector that can project images and video up to 50 inches.

Samsung Galaxy Beam

Samsung Sells 5 Million Galaxy Notes In 5 Months

Samsung has announced that it has now sold 5 million of its Galaxy note smartphone around the world since the device was launched last October, and it took Samsung just 5 months to reach the milestone.

The Galaxy Note seems to be becoming a popular device, and with its large 5.3 inch display it is more of a cross between a smartphone and a tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung ships five million Galaxy Notes in just five months

Five is an important number for Samsung’s Galaxy Note. It has a 5.3-inch screen and now, just five months since it debuted Samsung has announced it’s shipped five million units (the one million mark was crossed right around the end of December). That’s certainly long enough for you to decide if you’re in love with its super-sized frame or the accompanying S-Pen stylus, but unfortunately it has not been quite enough time for the highly-anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich software update to be released. While the world waits for the Premium Suite of apps and Android 4.0, let’s think back to all the good times we had, including its initial unveiling, ouroriginal review and finally its arrival in the US on AT&T. So, are you convinced yet that there’s a place in the world for a device like this, or five million phablets later are you still thinking this is just a fad?

O2 UK Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0 ICS Update Now Available

UK mobile carrier O2 has just announced on Twitter that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S II is now available for devices on their network.

You can get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for your O2 Galaxy S II through Samsung’s Kies software, according to O2.

Samsung Galaxy S II

Orange UK Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0 Update Coming In April

Last week Samsung released the Android 4.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy S II, and one UK carrier Three announced that the update was being rolled out on their network and now we have some information from another UK carrier.

Orange UK has announced that the Android 4,0 Ice Cream Sandwich update will be available for the Samsung Galaxy S II on their network, although we don’t as yet have a specific date.

Samsung Galaxy S II

Could This Be The Samsung Galaxy Tab 11.6

We have been hearing rumors for a while now that Samsung are working on a new larger tabletto add to their range of Android tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 11.6.

As the name suggests this new tablet is rumored to feature an 11.6 inch display, and now the guys over at Android and Me have discovered a new tablet which has yet to be released on Samsung’s own website, which you can see in the photos below.

Galaxy Tab