The United States will be rolling out a new greenback this fall, in this case a new $ 100 note that, while visually similar to the current offering, utilizes new technology (and a slight splash of color) to make it harder for counterfeiters to replicate the bills. Among the changes are such things as a duplicating
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It seems that Samsung will be sticking with their usual ways with the third iteration of the Galaxy Note. While it’s been rumored that the phablet-style smartphone would sport a new aluminum design, as well as a flexible AMOLED display, it’s been recently tipped that the Korean company will stick with its plastic design used
Yesterday we saw what was believed to be Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 in a leaked image showing a larger display than its Note 2 predecessor, as well as a host of specs. While the image was alluring, the folks over at SamMobile have stated that the featured phone is not, in fact, the Galaxy Note
Draw Something With Strangers On A Train: Disrupt NY 2013 Hackathon Duo Building Visual Ice-Breaker App For Galaxy Note
The Disrupt NY 2013 Hackathon has kicked off and here’s one of the new hack team pairings hoping to claim tomorrow’s prize after a long night of coding. Michal Shaffer, left, from New York and Peter Ma, right from San Francisco — met at the event and are now collaborating on a proximity art app that will be using Samsung’s API and the Galaxy Note plus S Pen to power random collaborative doodling.
iPlayer for Android update brings improved experience on Galaxy S III, Note 2 and Nexus 4, tablets to follow
Excuse us while we interrupt your episode of The Archers, but we thought users of BBC’s iPlayer might like to know about the latest Android app update. Amongst the usual bug fixes, the update promises to offer a “much improved” viewing experience on big hitting devices such as Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Note 2, plus the Nexus 4. The Beeb stopped short of spilling further details, but it does go on to confirm that it’ll continue to apply spit-and-polish to the playback experience for as much hardware as it can, without having to wait for app updates. We hope this doesn’t mean it’ll be treading on any toes, of course. Fans of slightly bigger screens (which is more of you, apparently) can expect some attention soon, with a hat tip about a tablet update coming in the next release.
Source: Google Play
Researchers from Samsung’s Emerging Technology Lab are working together with the University of Texas, Dallas, to develop mobile devices that can be controlled using your mind. Innovation is a huge aspect of the tech world and Samsung is looking to jump miles ahead of its competition. This technological advancement will be beneficial to people who
Samsung’s long awaited contender to the iPad mini, the Galaxy Note 8.0, is finally here, a powerful heavyweight packed into a discrete 8.3 × 5.4-inch glistening plastic package.
It’s time to grab hold of the next massive smartphone/tablet hybrid experience from Samsung, this time in the form of the phonecall-capable Galaxy Note 8.0 releasing in the UK today. This device will be available around the world soon and very soon, but for now we’re working with the basic wi-fi edition in the greater
It would appear that right on top of the launch of the GALAXY S 4, an accessory detail, of all things, may have outed the prospective screen size for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note III. With the launch of the Samsung GALAXY S 4 we’ve seen Samsung’s willingness to stick with the nature-themed hardware body
Though we still haven’t gotten a peek of the LTE-capable Galaxy Note 8.0, it would appear that the 3G version is currently making its way through the Federal Communications Commission for final approval before retail availability.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 was announced back at MWC, and Samsung mentioned that the tablet would be available in the second quarter of this year. The WiFi-enabled version already passed through the FCC a couple of months ago.
Not long after we got our hands on the Galaxy Note 8.0 at Mobile World Congress, the 3G global version has finally made its way through the FCC for certification. We already saw the WiFi model come through in January, but this one has those all-important 800/1900 MHz 3G bands that’ll have you web browsing with your stylus while you’re out and about; as long as you have an activated SIM anyway. As a reminder, the Note 8.0 sports a 1.6GHz Exynos 4 Quad processor, WiFi a/b/g/n radios, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and a 4,600mAh battery. This is certainly not the one that’ll be offered by stateside carriers however, as we’ll get an LTE variant instead. Still, if you want an eight-inch tablet that also doubles as a phone, its FCC approval takes that dream one step closer to reality. In the meantime, feel free to hit up the documents at the source to suss out the information yourself.
With the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with Verizon’s 4G LTE data coverage, both companies put forth their best. With Verizon it’s the 4G LTE you know and love, and with Samsung it’s their largest “Note” device to date, effectively replacing the standard tablet with one that’s got its own S-Pen for futuristic
It’s not just the Galaxy S4 that’s getting attention this week from the tip and leak gods, it’s the Samsung Galaxy Note III as well. This week we’re to understand that the next-generation Galaxy Note handset will be sporting a 5.9-inch OLED display complete with another next-generation S-Pen ready for futuristic on-screen writing action. This
I’m no great fan of Apple’s Passbook, but it seems at least a few people at Samsung have taken a shine to the same general concept. Earlier today, Samsung officially outed a new Samsung Wallet app at its Developer Day here at MWC that will allow users to store coupons, membership cards, tickets, and boarding passes on their smartphone. Sound familiar?
Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Note 8 tablet with an 8-inch display, adding a new screen size to its expanding lineup of Note products.
That Samsung was tinkering with a slightly smaller Galaxy Note tablet shouldn’t come as a surprise, but consider this the final word if you still weren’t a believer. Samsung has just officially revealed that the Galaxy Note 8.0 is indeed a real product, and that it’s planning on rolling the tab out across the globe starting in Q2 2013.
Though the company didn’t have anything firm to share when it came to release dates or pricing, it did have plenty to talk about in terms of hardware. The Note 8.0 tablet runs a TouchWiz’d version of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, and sports a Exynos 4 Quad processor clocked at 1.6GHz, 2GB of RAM, and (you guessed it!) an 8-inch TFT LCD display running at 1280 x 800. Perhaps it’s not the most surprising spec sheet we’ll see here at MWC, but it’s certainly plenty of horsepower for a tablet this size and it shows (more on that later).
Galaxy Note 8.0 Features Air View-Enhanced Flipboard App, Free Awesome Note For Android, And Other Content Perks
The Galaxy Note 8.0 — the newest device in Samsung’s many-sized range of tablets, unveiled today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona — has just managed to trump Apple’s iPad Mini in the small tablet category with one-tenth of an inch more of screen space (more on the device in our hands-on). At the same time, Samsung is also introducing a few new services and features — including expanded hovering capabilities and more apps, which it hopes will also help it gain more consumer ground against the world’s biggest tablet maker. The extra features show that Samsung sees improved services and content this as key to improving its market share in the tablet space.
With the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, you’ve got another dare to guess from the manufacturer – is it a tablet, or is it a smartphone? In this case you’ll not be able to tell based simply on the device’s ability (or inability) to make phone call as, yes, you can indeed do so with the
At last, here’s what we’ve been promised: an 8-inch flavor of Samsung’s Galaxy Note lineup. Spotted by an anonymous tipster on the MWC show floor earlier today, the booth shows off said tablet designed with portrait usage in mind, meaning it’ll pretty much cover up most of whichever hand you’ll be holding it with. And obviously, the Note 8.0 comes with a stylus as well. There’s not much more to share at this point, but we’ll be seeing this new device in its full glory very soon, so stay tuned. One more shot after the break.
Update: The folks over at Beste Product caught a few models posing with the Galaxy Note 8.0 for Samsung’s photographer. The Dutch website even has a video — embedded after the break — of the whole action, and there you can see some design similarities of the tablet’s backside, especially how the camera protrudes a little.
The War of the Korean Tech Giants: Battle Display is approaching a detente. LG Display has dropped its request for a domestic sales ban on rival Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1, reports Yonhap News Agency. The world’s two top display makers (Samsung is in the number one spot) have been warring over organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel patents by slapping each other with lawsuits since September. LG had sought the sales ban in response to an injunction Samsung filed against LG’s products based on Samsung’s confidential OLED tech.
A patent struggle between LG Display and Samsung Display kicked off late last year when the latter filed a lawsuit claiming its counterpart had stolen technology secrets tied to the production of OLED screens. In turn, LG threatened its own injunctions and the fight was on but now it may be moving towards a resolution. After rumors indicated the two were trying to talk it out a few days ago Samsung Display dropped its injunction request, and now LG has responded in kind. After dropping its request for an injunction preventing the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 in South Korea, LG Display says it is seeking a resolution “through an amicable negotiation” — you can read the official statement in full after the break. With any luck, these two will have hugged it out by the time their latest round of devices are ready to ship, and we can enjoy our HDTVs, phones and tablets in peace.
LG Display [NYSE: LPL, KRX: 034220], a leading innovator of display technology, announced today that it has withdrawn its request for a preliminary injunction in connection to Galaxy Note 10.1 against Samsung Electronics and Samsung Display from the Seoul Central District Court of Korea.
LG Display seeks to stop the consuming dispute with Samsung and to continue its promotion of fair competition. Based on the firm belief that a patent should be fairly assessed as a product of innovation, LG Display seeks an alternative solution through an amicable negotiation with Samsung to clarify the respective rights and duties of each party and analyze the proper value of the patents.
It’s been a long time coming, but Android 4.1.2 has finally arrived for the phone that began the whole “is it a phone, or is it a tablet?” quandary: the original international Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000. The Jelly Bean update brings a number of improvements to the OG Note, with a brand new Nature UX that brings it a little closer to the Note sequel in terms of look and feel. It’ll also get features like Multi-Window, Page Buddy, Smart Rotation and of course, Google Now. As usual, the update will roll out in phases depending on your country or carrier and is available via Kies or over the air.
We’ve long known that the Large Hadron Collider would need to take a break, but that doesn’t take the edge off of the moment itself: as of Valentine’s Day, the particle accelerator has conducted its last test for the next two years. The giant research ring will undergo sweeping repairs and upgrades that should should give it the superconducting connectors needed to hit the originally planned 14TeV of combined collision energy, versus the 8TeV it’s been limited to almost since the beginning. CERN’s machine arguably earned the downtime. After a rough start, it went on to produce rafts of collision data and healthy evidence of the elusive Higgs boson. If you’re still down, think of the hiatus as doing us a favor — it postpones any world-ending disasters until around 2015.
Via: Ars Technica
Samsung’s just pulled back the curtains on yet another device clad in a shade of Garnet Red: the Galaxy Note 10.1 with LTE. According to the electronics giant, it’s positioning the dark cardinal-colored tablet as perfect material for Valentine’s Day, and thinks the device will particularly strike the fancy of the fairer sex. Come February 14th, the freshly minted tablets will be available for three carriers in South Korea, while a rolling release is penciled in for other markets across the globe.
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Rumors (recently confirmed by company executives) have suggested Samsung would expand its lineup of stylus-packing mobile devices, and this GT-N5110 that just passed through the FCC fits the profile almost exactly. Sporting only WiFi and Bluetooth radios and described as a “personal tablet” it fits perfectly into the size hole between the existing Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Note 10.1 (check out a comparison of the dimensions after the break.)
The model number is also close to the Exynos 4 Quad powered GT-N5100 observed in benchmarks last month and another page in the document indicates it’s sporting a matching 1.6GHz CPU. Looking back further, SamMobile spotted a GT-N5100/GT-N5110 certified for DLNA service back in the fall. The diagram listed in the FCC also seems to confirm recent picture leaks that show a device with a center mounted rear camera that looks more like the hot-selling Note II and less like most larger tablets. Hit the source link to dig through the documents for yourself, or just wait for more information which should be revealed in time for MWC 2013.
A series of Samsung smartphone and tablet-like devices have been leaked in a roadmap that very much appears to be showing the first full quarter of the manufacturer’s 2013 market year. This roadmap comes from TechnoBuffalo (as the slides here make clear) and they’re reasonably certain that their sources are legitimate – from what we’re
This week we’re seeing no lack of Sony on the mobile front, with a relatively massive component leaking from what its sources say is a plant creating a 6.44-inch phablet for this Summer season. This machine, if proven real, would be a real competitor for not just the Samsung Galaxy Note, but the LG Intuition
The internet has been quietly discussing the possibility of an 8-inch Galaxy Note for a while now, but nothing appeared at CES. However, these rumors might’ve just been waiting for the right time to become a reality, and iNews24 is reporting that JK Shin himself has confirmed the Galaxy Note 8 will debut at MWC. Seeming as the Korean news outfit also got word on the S III mini from Samsung’s mobile chief before anything was official, we’ve got no reason to doubt this news. If this addition to the Note range is the GT-N5100 we saw benchmarked recently, it could be packing a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor, and fit 1,280 x 800 pixels in that 8-inch display (the same res as the Galaxy Note 10.1). As JK Shin shared nothing but the screen size for now, we’ll just have to wait until MWC to get all the finer details.
This is the one place where it’s okay for us Engadget editors to be slightly behind the times. Back at CES a couple weeks ago, for instance, we got hands-on with the Securifi Almond+, a touchscreen router with a fancy all-white design and even fancier support for Zigbee / W-Wave home automation. Here in “IRL,” though, we’re just fine to talk about the OG Almond, which doesn’t offer quite so many add-ons. Rounding things out, we’ve also got some anecdotes about the Galaxy Note II and Optimus G, neither of which need an introduction at this point.
Look, I moonlight as the IT guy at the White House, okay? Now that we’re having such an honest conversation, I will say that I’ve been on the hunt for an ideal WiFi range extender for some time now. Western Digital’s My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender does a fine job, but a) it’s pretty large and b) it lacks bells and whistles. If you’re looking for an alternative that addresses both of those issues, let me introduce you to the other product I’d trust to stretch WiFi waves from the Situation Room to the Rose Garden: the Securifi Almond.
While this is a bona fide WLAN access point / router at heart, I was focused primarily on testing its range extension abilities. I plugged the unit in some 90 feet away from a Netgear N900, watched the colorful touchscreen dance to life, and then tapped on a few screens in the Wizard Guide to set it all up. We’ve all heard it before — “easy to set up!” — but this one’s truly capable of doing as advertised. Within four minutes, the unit had found my local 2.4GHz network, accepted my password and created a new network using that same password for areas that were previously out of reach.
In practice, it adds another 150-odd feet of range to my N900, and I saw no degradation in performance while streaming video. The touchscreen also continues to be useful after you’ve pecked in your information. You can have it display the local weather or the time, making it a pretty awesome glanceable piece of technology while it’s broadcasting in the background. Two quirks, though: one, the weather forecast (apparently) doesn’t update on its own, and two, the clock reversed AM and PM in my testing. Granted, both of these are in “Beta,” and I’m hoping the company adds even more functionality through OTA software updates — which the unit is fully capable of receiving.
The other bits you should know about: it won’t rebroadcast 5GHz signals (boo!), and it actually creates a new SSID (network name) instead of just amplifying your existing one. This means that once you walk out of range of your existing router, you need to disconnect and reconnect to a new network name, which is a slight hassle. Those things aside, it’s a solid performer at $ 80, and hopefully it’ll get even better once the updates begin to roll in.
— Darren Murph
Samsung Galaxy Note II
I was among the naysayers when Samsung released the Galaxy Note. Maybe it was my memories of the Streak 5 or perhaps it was just dread at the idea of carrying around a gargantuan handset. The Note’s massive success did little to change my perception, but it did make me look at its successor with respect. Spec bump aside, the Galaxy Note II is certainly a more mature product compared to the OG Note, what with its bag of software tricks and that improved S Pen. I can see the S Pen‘s usefulness for not only the creative types, but also obsessive note takers and for general tomfoolery. Add smooth performance and impressive battery life, and it makes the Note II quite a compelling proposition indeed.
Attempting to occupy that middle ground between smartphone and tablet, the Note II’s size is its chief strength as well weakness, depending on how you look at it. Despite the new one-handed mode that shrinks the keyboard and dialing pad and docks them to the side, I still think the large size is tough to handle with a single hand. Heck, even using the lockscreen slider to accept or reject calls might be an issue if you try doing it one-handed, making the pebble-smooth handset prone to slipping. Ditto when you stretch your thumb across the glass to pull down the notification bar or to reach any app controls placed on the top.
On the flip side, watching movies is lots of fun thanks to that big display, as is playing games. Apps like Flipboard also shine with some extra screen real estate. Features such as multi-window and pop-up video make great use of the extra screen real estate and add to the device’s pull factor, much more than having the same functionality on its smaller sibling, the Galaxy S III.
Basically, when it comes to smartphones, size does matter. It’s really up to you what you prefer — a large slab that can possibly help avoid the hassle of lugging both a phone and a tablet, or a conventional-sized blower that’s more pocket-friendly but leaves something to be desired when it comes to the media and app experience. Personally, I think of these high-end phablets as SUVs of the smartphone world — hardly easy to parallel park or squeeze into tight spaces — but big, powerful and spacious. Love ‘em or leave ‘em, they’re here to stay.
— Deepak Dhingra
LG Optimus G on Rogers
The Optimus G feels like the Nexus 4′s neglected cousin. Both LG phones are capable, but the Nexus 4′s status as the official Google phone — and the accompanying $ 350 unlocked price — tend to overshadow the Optimus G’s more traditional approach. I felt compelled to try the Optimus G on Rogers for a few weeks for just that reason. Is it worth it to give up stock Android and pay more, all so that you can score a few hardware advantages?
The Cliff’s Notes answer: yes. In some cases, anyway. The battery life could certainly clinch a few sales. Where the Nexus 4′s runtime is fairly average, the Optimus G has no problem lasting through a photo- and Twitter-heavy day. The 32GB of storage space is naturally useful for a hefty music collection like mine, too. LTE is indeed appreciated versus the Nexus 4′s dual-carrier HSPA+ 3G, although I’ll readily acknowledge that the 3G in my area is often fast enough. I’m even sanguine about the interface, despite my preference for pure Android. LG’s custom interface feels relatively unintrusive and light, at least next to Samsung’s TouchWiz. It mostly stays out of the way, and it doesn’t lean on gestures that might only be useful once in a blue moon (see: Samsung’s tilt-to-zoom).
If an unfettered Google experience isn’t a factor, about the only potential dealbreaker is that oh-so-frustrating camera focus system. The Optimus G’s camera (eight megapixels on the Rogers model) is fine in much of the time, but it’s tough to compose some macro or close-up portrait shots when the continuous autofocusing offers just a split second of sharpness before it readjusts; I’ve taken a few photos that looked fine in the preview but were blurred by the time I hit the capture button. If LG ever embraces traditional autofocus for the Optimus G’s camera, though, it’ll be easier to recommend it, regardless of whether the Nexus 4 is on the shopping list.
– Jon Fingas
This week the folks at Verizon are pushing forth a software update to their own unique hardware for the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This update is goes by the name LL4, if you’re following along with that code-name, and doesn’t include a whole heck of a lot of information outside the basics for what else
This week Samsung will begin rolling out the Premium Suite Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software update to their Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 tablet devices. This set of feature updates includes enhancements for both devices such as Multi-window, Air View, and Quick Command, while the Galaxy Note 10.1 will be getting a set
Were you hoping to get that Galaxy Note II in a cooler color than marble or titanium gray, like maybe hotrod red? Would you settle for “amber brown” or “ruby wine,” to perhaps match that chaise lounge? That’s good, because Samsung has decided to out the 5.5-inch phablet in those trendily specific colors on January 17th, in Korea at least — though given the five million plus units sold so far, it’s earned the right to tint the Note II however it wants. The new hues will blanket the front, back and S-Pen of the device, but we’re not sure if we’re fashion-forward enough to rock “ruby wine” — especially on a loud & proud handset like that.
Source: Samsung (translated)
Huawei‘s impressive new smartphone hasn’t been a very well kept secret, but today in Vegas for CES 2013 they’ve officially unveiled their new Ascend Mate 6.1-inch smartphone to rival the Galaxy Note II. We’re pretty sure they won the battle for largest smartphone. We were lucky enough to snag a few quick pictures with the
Those craving new color variants for the Galaxy Note II might not have much longer to wait. A few days back, we heard a rumor that claimed a black Galaxy Note II is incoming, and today, we’ve caught wind of two other colors for the wildly popular handset: brown and red. The new colors were
Yes, the black Galaxy Note II may have been more wishful thinking than reality, but that doesn’t mean Samsung is sticking to a narrow palette for its extra-large flagship. A supposed magazine page in South Korea shows both a brown Note II (already available in Japan) and a previously unseen red model headed to the country at an unspecified point in the future. The claim sounds promising for those who’ve wanted more options than gray and white. All the same, we’ll remain skeptical unless the new colors are made official — Samsung hasn’t commented on the authenticity of the page, and the original Korean forum post has disappeared without a trace. We can’t help but hope it’s real, though, if just for the chance of another smartphone designed for vampires.
Via: Unwired View
Source: Blog of Mobile (translated)
By all accounts, Samsung’s Galaxy Note II has been a massive success. The oversized smartphone has now made its way into the hands of more than one million consumers in South Korea, just a month after Samsung announced that global sales had exceeded five million units. At that pace, the smartphone maker is reportedly on track to move 10 million Note IIs within four to five months of its late-September launch, compared to the nearly 10 months that it took to meet that milestone with the device’s predecessor. LG is also reporting similar domestic sales for its aging 5-inch Optimus Vu, so if you’ve taken the plunge on either 5+ inch behemoth, it looks like you’re in good company.
Via: Unwired View
Source: MK News
The Samsung Galaxy Note II has appeared in a bit of a leaked photo of a new color for the hardware this week – black! This version of the device will quite likely be appearing at Mobile World Congress 2013 along with additional tweaks and additions of greatness to the already-popular Samsung Galaxy Note II
Samsung has launched a promo to help Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II owners beat the post-holiday blues, with the promise of a free Flip Cover and free NFC TecTiles in return for registering their device. The offer, available to Samsung owners in the US, requires users to register their handset on the company’s
If you just received a Galaxy S III or a Note II this holiday season, you could do yourself a favor and register it on Samsung’s Facebook page to get even more goodies from Santa Sammy. What do you get in exchange for handing over some personal details and giving the Korean company access to your timeline? Why, a free flip cover and six TecTiles, which usually go for about $ 15 for a pack of five. We haven’t heard much about wide adoption of these programmable NFC tags, but maybe it’ll gain some traction after a recent 3.0 app update and this promotional giveaway. We’re not sure why the offer doesn’t extend to other Samsung phones, but maybe they just don’t have enough of those pastel covers to go around.
Via: Android Central
Source: Facebook (Samsung)
Samsung gave Galaxy S III buyers a small rainbow of color choices in the summer, and there’s signs that the Galaxy Note II might receive a similarly resplendent treatment. A supposed press image obtained by AndroidSlash shows the giant smartphone draped in a previously unavailable black that’s potentially very striking — and more than a little reminiscent of 2001‘s species-changing monoliths. There’s no official word from Samsung on its authenticity, although we wouldn’t be surprised knowing the company’s history and the Note II’s strong track record. When a theoretically niche device is selling like gangbusters, some added diversity could be in order. Just don’t expect any Starchildren as a result.
Source: AndroidSlash (translated)
When Samsung came swinging with allegations of OLED patent infringements and corporate theft, LG promptly counter-sued. Samsung then escalated by broadening its list of patent complaints, forcing LG to do what any dignified electronics brawler would have to do: file for a retaliatory injunction against the “sale, manufacture and importation” of one of Sammy’s products. The device at stake today is the unsuspecting Galaxy Note 10.1, which has no direct rival among LG’s current product range but which is claimed to have breached three LG display patents concerning the improvement of viewing angles. For its part, Samsung is dismissing the attack as “unjustified” and doesn’t seem overly concerned by LG’s demand for damages — nothing less than a billion dollars for each day the Note 10.1 continues to be made and sold.
Via: FOSS Patents
Source: Dow Jones
That previously-spotted Premium Suite upgrade for the Galaxy Note is on its way, with Samsung revealing all the details on its site. With a refreshed UI appears very similar to its successor, the respectable Android slab will also lay claim to Air View, Multi-window apps and the addictive easy clip function that allows you to crop and share images and text with the stylus. Thanks to that Jelly Bean update, owners of Samsung’s original phablet can also start dabbling with Google Now, which will continue to pluck information from your search history, location and timezone. There’s no word yet on when the refreshed Premium suite will find its way onto devices anywhere, but with Samsung already singing the update’s praises, it shouldn’t be far away.