Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Galaxy S III receives Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update, Lots of new features

Samsung releases Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III GT-I9300

Samsung has just started to push Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to the International Samsung Galaxy S III GT-I9300.

You might not be able to update your device to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean right away as the update is rolling out in phases. So, it might not yet be available for your country or network provider (If Your device is Carrier branded) but don’t worry the update will arrive soon.

Samsung has added a ton of new features in Android 

4.1.2 update for the Galaxy S III, most of the features

 are brought from the Galaxy Note II.

*Some of the Enhancements in the new update:

-Android 4.1.2 – JZO54K
-Multi-View (Multi-Windows Multitasking, same as in Note II)
-Page Buddy
-New Gallery App (Same as in Note II)
-Notification Panel (Notification Panel can now be customized)
-Brightness Slider in Notification Panel Can Now Be Disabled
-Smart Rotation (Screen Display adjusts to your angle of sightings)
-Continues Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)
-Paper Artist App
-Group Cast App
Official Firmware Details:
Android Version: 4.1.2 – Build JZO54K
Country: Poland
Build Date: 30-11-12
Change list: 566833

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

WhatsApp hit by 'Error: Status Unavailable'

Today, there is another error that Whatsapp users are having a great look at. The status of WhatsApp users has disappeared and they are greeted with a ‘Error: Status Unavailable’ message.

While only a limited number of users might actually look at the status of their friends and family (at least I don’t) this kinds of minor error could be irritating. The team at WhatsApp is aware of the issue and is already working on resolving it. 
so if you  got whatsapp message telling you to send it to 10 persons its FAKE and NO they will not charge you with 25.00 $ 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I9300XXELK4 – Galaxy S III Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean LEAKED firmware

Android 4.1.2 is still under testing phase by Samsung and they will release the official final Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III in December.

Samsung has added a ton of new feature in their Android 4.1.2 update

Some of the I9300XXELK4 New Features:

  • Android 4.1.2 – JZO54K
  • Multi-View (Multi Windows Multitasking, same as in Note II)
  • Page Buddy
  • Notification Panel (Notification Panel can now be customized)
  • Smart Rotation (Screen Display adjusts to your angle of sightings)
  • Continues Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)
  • Paper Artist App (Same as in Note II)
  • New Gallery App (Same as in Note II)

I9300XXELK4 Firmware Details: 
Android Version: 4.1.2 – JZO54K (Jelly Bean)
Region: Middle East
Carrier: Branded
Changelist: 487742
Build Date: 8th November 2012

Some Screenshots :

I9100XXLSJ – Galaxy S II Android 4.1.2 JellyBean Firmware

Samsung released the first ever JellyBean leak for Galaxy s2 and surprisingly it’s really stable as well!! 

This build is very much near perfect so we believe that Samsung will actually start rolling out the Official Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S II very soon. The day Samsung starts to roll out the official update you will be able to install the latest update through Kies or OTA update.
Some of the Enhancements in the new Jelly Bean Update:
- Buttery Smooth Performance & Great Stability (Thanks to Project Butter)
- New TouchWiz Nature UX (Same UI as of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II)
- Samsung’s Cloud services
- Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play Features
- New Widgets From the Galaxy S III
- 2 Home screen modes
- New Notifications bar
- Google Now
This is a PRE-RELEASE version so not official from KIES.
As this is a PRE-RELEASE firmware so expect some minor bugs.
Firmware Details: 
Android Version: 4.1.2 – JZO54K (Jelly Bean)
Changelist: 462349
Build Date: 6th November 2012

Some ScreenShots :


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Microsoft Unveils New Windows Phone 8!!

Microsoft has officially unveiled the Windows Phone 8 at an event in San Francisco.

  Joe Belfiore, Vice President of Windows Phone claims that windows phone is invented to redesign the smartphone experience for the user!! With a design keeping the user closer to people and things that matter the most!

Windows phone 8 devices are a great companion to windows PC; Microsoft added new features to windows phone OS from previous versions. I will talking about these features further down. But first what makes windows phone so unique and special?

It’s the only phone that has live Tiles, and these live Tiles keep you up to date and provide live data from people and apps you have on your screen(such as facebook ,twitter, etc…). Live Tiles is different from android-IOS icons because it creates the experience of a personalized phone screen. Joe said "Windows phone 8 looks different... that’s because we didn't make windows phone for all of us, BUT for each of us". So, with pinned music, games, contacts, social networking apps and photos all just there on my phone screen you can get a sneak peek at who I am! One of the updated features is the ability to re-size the Tile to suite your preferences. In addition, live apps can update your lock screen with what’s going on in the world.

Now when it comes to apps, windows phone store has 120,000 apps; most of them free and virus or malware free. One of the new features in store is the "pick for you" which recommends apps based on what you and your friends like on Facebook. Also they added a feature called “data sense” which is clever in managing data and how an app uses this data. What is really impressive is that data sense compresses website size to save data! And it   helps you to locate Wifi Networks on the map.  {Is that what you meant?}

Windows phone 8 is Cloud connected through skydrive and xbox music so that photos, office documents, and music work across all windows devices including windows tablets and windows 8 PC's; no syncing no cables any more!

Notes are easy to take with "One Note" which supports voice notes, if you don’t own windows 8, it’s not a problem there are windows phone apps available for other PC versions and for mac. And you can sync contacts and music from iTunes, Zune or Windows Media Player.
People Hub is great in managing your contacts in Windows Phone and keep you updated to their news.
If we move to typing its very fast and easy using the world flow dictionary which learns also the words you type.
You can check more in this video!!

Warning!!! Korean Galaxy M110S sold as Galaxy i9000

Got my hands on what its supposed to be Galaxy i9000, and like any device in arabic region need to install official arabic firmware for language support!
After the flashing process finished, and the new firmware booting and loading, i noticed no Samsung melody played!! Then After it loaded completely, i noticed in About phone tab in settings,  No IMEI, Home button is not working, Basedband: is Unkown, and the device dont play any kind of sound!!!  Booting to recovery to wipe/factory reset also not working!  Because the process requires you to use Home Button ( mentioned its not working)
Removed the battery and checked : written (Model :GT-i9000 and i9000GSMH)
Reflashed again official i9000 firmware still Same problem !! After all i managed to fix it  and posted How-tO Guide on XDA link below!!
But checking IMEI on web show different information( Model : SHW-M110S)  which is the korean Galaxy S!  Its cheaper than i9000 and sold as if its i9000 Scam Detected!!! 
So always do IMEI lookup here is the link for it :