July is shaping up to be a good month for owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note on Canadian carriers Telus Mobility and Rogers, specifically for those who have been waiting for the delectable Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update.
Mobile Syrup has received a tip that Rogers will be rolling out the ICS update ahead of schedule. Initially, the update was pegged for a “late July” release, but an internal doc now indicates that it’s coming on July 21. Note that you’ll only be getting version 4.0.1 of the mobile OS, but at least it’s still an ice cream sandwich treat.
Thing are less rosy at Telus, who has just revised its ICS update timeline. Different from what [...]
With all the madness surrounding the Galaxy S3 launch in the US and Canada, the delays and the “unprecedented global demand” issues, it was only a matter of time until carriers started to offer their customers special deals and discounts to make up for their boo-boos.
Surprisingly enough, the first carrier to announce such a special offer is Telus, Canada’s number three telecommunications service provider, and one of the networks where people could actually buy a Galaxy S3 starting yesterday.
Telus will offer any new customer who can’t find any a particular model of the Samsung Galaxy S3 in any of the carrier’s physical stores a free $50 credit “towards the [...]
After many months of feverish waiting and a couple of launch delays, Samsung’s Galaxy S3 is now (sort of) available for sale in Canada. Yes, unfortunately, that “sort of” is completely called for, as most Canadian carriers are still facing major supply problems due to the already announced “unprecedented global demand” of the S3.
In theory, Canadian tech users have a bundle of choices of where to pick up the Galaxy S3 starting today and they could easily go for the Pebble Blue and Marble White versions with either 16 or 32 GB of on-board storage. However, in reality, things are far more complicated and you’ll have a tough job in even glancing at a dummy S3 unit in [...]
North American carriers and electronics retailers are having a tough time keeping up with Galaxy S3 demand, which must certainly please Samsung, as the company expects to sell quite a few million Galaxy S3 units this year.
U.S. smartphone buyers interested in the Galaxy S3 already know that AT&T and Sprint have pushed back actual in-store launches, while Verizon will only get the handset in early July. On its part, T-Mobile is currently offering the most expensive Galaxy S3 in the region, and the mobile operator does not even offer 4G LTE support to Galaxy S3 buyers at this time, or anyone else for that matter.
Canadian buyers [...]
Are you at your wit’s end waiting for that seemingly never-going-to-happen Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for your Android devices on Telus Mobility? Well, here’s a little ray of sunshine to brighten your days. As reported a while back, Samsung Galaxy S2 X owners have been given their ICS treat. Now Telus has updated its website with a new ICS timeline to let customers know when the latest Android flavor will come to their respective devices.
Starting with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray — although the list says that the carrier is still testing out the software, owners of the phone said that they’re already getting their ICS upgrade ahead of [...]
Just as the heat of the summer is about to kick in, owners of the Samsung Galaxy S2 X on Telus will have something sweet to cool them down. The Canadian carrier has rolled out the long-awaited Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for Samsung Galaxy S2 X – despite the initial plan of delivering it only from June 12. Hey, this is one trend that we can definitely get on board with, and one that other carriers should take note.
The ICS upgrade for Samsung Galaxy S2 X has been rolling out since yesterday, as reported by many ecstatic owners of the phone. Those who have yet to see the update notification on their phone may want to check the Kies desktop software, because [...]
In a previous article we published a few days back, we talked about how smartphone payments are expected to replace cash and credit cards as the main payment method by the end of this decade. Following up, if a recent report from Reuters is to be believed, Canada is poised to be there first, as the invasion of smartphone payments is expected to commence there as soon as by the end of this year.
According to Reuters, Canada is currently the leader in developing smartphone payment methods, a title won thanks to the high number of retailers and smartphone owners that have adopted NFC technology. According to Richard McLaughlin, senior vice-president for global products [...]
News about the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S2 and its many variants is one topic that we’d relentlessly report to our readers. We know how hard it can be to feel left out from the ICS party, particularly if you have an insatiable sweet tooth. You’d think that since the user guide has been published and the ICS source code has been shared, things would move along at a faster speed. But obviously, there’s something that’s holding back the update from reaching your phone.
If you happen to have a Samsung Galaxy S2 X on Telus, you’re in for an ICS surprise. A quick check on the Canadian carrier’s website reveals that the expected ICS upgrade date [...]
Finally, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Ice Cream Sandwich is now available with Telus. Comparing to the previous model, the handset has a new look, feel and functionality. Apart from the latest OS, the device is powered by a 1.2GHz dual core processor and a 4.65-inch super AMOLED touchscreen display.
The unit also has new Android widgets, notifications, multitasking and a lock screen option. Plus, Gmail, Google+, and Google Maps are integrated onto the device. Games, websites, apps and contacts can easily be shared by simply accessing the Android Beam.
As for the camera, the Galaxy Nexus has a 5MP full featured camera with automatic focus,zero shutter lag, and a [...]
With loads of new smartphones coming out and Black Friday in our rear-view mirror, your head is probably spinning looking at all of the different choices, and we are here to help! In this article, we’ll be looking at the best Android devices for our Canadian readers on Virgin Mobile, Telus, Rogers, and Bell. However, some of the devices listed below can be found in other countries as well.Galaxy Nexus Features Ultra-slim and curved design Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Android Market™ Single motion panoramic view and zero shutter lag Dual Core 1.2GHz Processor 4.65″” HD Super AMOLED Display 5 MP rear camera with auto focus and flash 1.3 [...]