In this Friday Debate, we look back at one of the biggest Android devices from 2013 and to its successor, due to make its debut on Monday. Although highly anticipated and predicted to break sales record, the Galaxy S4 was received with less enthusiasm that the S3 and the S2 before it. It wasn’t a failure by any means, but that lack of excitement turned into missed sales targets for Samsung. It’s safe to say that the Galaxy S4 was a disappointment.
KitKat rolling out to international Galaxy S4 I9500, US Cellular variant as well
The faux leather clad version of the Galaxy S4 will be hitting more markets globally starting this month. Samsung today revealed the new version of its 2013 flagship will become available in “select markets” from around the world starting this month.
Samsung launches Galaxy S4 Black Edition with Note 3-like faux leather finish
Samsung Russia unveiled a new Galaxy S4 version that takes design cues from the Note 3. Dubbed Black Edition, the new Galaxy S4 comes with the faux leather finish that Samsung introduced on the Galaxy Note 3 and Note 10.1 (2014) back at IFA.
Android 4.4 firmware leaks for the AT&T Galaxy S4 and AT&T Galaxy Note 3
A test Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware for the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505, Snapdragon 600) has been published by the folks from Sam Mobile and is now available for download.
It’s not all ups: Samsung to post first declining profit in 9 quarters
For the first time since the third quarter of 2011, Samsung will post a quarter of declining profits. Samsung’s results for Q4 2013 will miss analysts’ estimates, due to slowing sales in the mobile business and massive year-end bonuses paid to employees.