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How To Update Samsung Galaxy S Duos With Official XXALHB ICS 4.0.4 Firmware

Like other devices Samsung Galaxy S DUOS S7562 can now be updated with the latest firmware of ICS Android 4.0.4 firmware version which is called XXALHB version.
Samsung Galaxy S Duos ICS Update
It is the first ever firmware released by Sammobile which can be flashed with the Odin. Over a period of this article we will be checking out on how you can apply this firmware update in your device. Very soon and most probably users of Samsung Galaxy DUOS S7562 might just get the latest Jellybean 4.1.2 firmware which is the latest firmware released by Google few days back.

Though this firmware is released officially for users in Germany, one can apply this update irrespective of the country you are from.

The best part of this update is that you need not root the device for applying this update and is an official firmware released by Samsung. Also, after applying this update, the warranty won’t get lost.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article as if there is any damage caused due to not following instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will try our level best to address the same.

Pre Requisites:

  • Create a backup of all the data with the help of below mentioned steps so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t backup the files with the help of KIES as this ICS XXALHB 4.0.4 firmware is not yet rolled out all over the globe.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”

  • Enable the USB Debugging in your Samsung Galaxy DUOS S7562 and also make sure that all of your PC’s USB ports are active and are working. Also, last but not the least ensure that your Samsung Galaxy DUOS S7562 is left with the minimum of 60% battery charge so as to ensure that the device doesn’t run out of battery in the middle of firmware update.

So assuming that you are done with all the above steps, you can now proceed to the next step where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this firmware update.

Galaxy S DUOS S7562 with Official ICS Android 4.0.4 Firmware Update Procedure :

  • Download the Galaxy S DUOS S7562 with Official ICS Android 4.0.4 Firmware Package and odin from here to your computer. Once downloaded, extract the odin in your computer and turn off your phone to enter the device in the download mode.
  • Extract the firmware zip file so as to get the tar file. Open Odin in your computer.
  • Download Mode in Galaxy S DUOS S7562 can be entered by pressing the Volume Down rocker key + power button at the same time while the device is turned Off. If the device starts in the normal mode, you need to re try the process of the entering the device into the download mode. You can alternatively, enter your phone in the download mode with the help of below mentioned Video tutorial.
  • Click on “PDA” to select “tar file which you got after extracting the firmware zip file” and then click on “Start”. Once you click on start, it will take around 2 – 3 minutes for applying the update. As soon as the firmware is applied successfully, the device will reboot on its own and it may take more than the normal time for rebooting the device.

Note: If the device gets into the boot loop sequence or say gets stuck in the welcome screen, just re insert the battery and re follow the above instructions so as to again follow the above mentioned instructions.

Now, you have now successfully applied the latest firmware of ICS Android 4.0.4 firmware in your Samsung Galaxy DUOS S7562. In coming days we will be coming out with a detailed tutorial on how to root Samsung Galaxy DUOS S7562. Please comment…

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Samsung Star Deluxe Duos S5292 Phone Announced

Yesterday, HTC announced that it will be coming with its low budget HTC Desire SV, it seems like Samsung too has leaked its latest upcoming and unconfirmed budget Android smartphone known as “Star Deluxe Duos S5292”.
SAMSUNG Star Deluxe Duos S5292
Since there is no news regarding the OS on which Star Deluxe Duos S5292 will run and will be sporting with, but given the fact that Samsung won’t test any other OS as of now in budget phones, this seems to be an Android powered device. This latest device from SAMSUNG supports Dual Sim cards which will enable you to make the most out of your two sim cards.

Earlier SAMSUNG launched various mid range phones like Galaxy Gio, Fit, Galaxy Duos etc. and this one is just an addition to the list it seems. Please note that all the below mentioned features and specs of Samsung Star Deluxe Duos S5292 are unconfirmed and are leaked via rumors.

Samsung Star Deluxe Duos S5292 Features :

  • Display : 3.5 – inch TFT Screen
  • CPU : 512 MHz CPU (312MHz quoted by many other websites which seems unlikely if it’s an Android device)
  • Supports Dual Sim (No clue about Dual Active SIM or normal Dual SIM)
  • Dimensions : 113 × 62 × 12 (mm)
  • Weight : 109.8 gms
  • Supports Quad Band 900MHz,1800MHz,850MHz,1900MHz
  • 128MB RAM,
  • Bluetooth 3.0, Wi Fi
  • Micro SD Card slot
  • Camera : 3.2 MP Camera

No news regarding price and availability yet.

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Samsung Galaxy Chat B5330 ICS Smartphone Available In India At Rs 8499

The Samsung Galaxy Chat B5330 is now available in India for Rs. 8,499. The device was spotted on online retailer Saholic.
Samsung Galaxy Chat B5330
Samsung Galaxy Chat is packed with a 3.0-inch (240×320 pixels) capacitive touch screen display and has a full QWERTY keyboard, powered by a 850 MHz processor, 4GB built-in storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD card and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

The phone is having dimension of 118.9 x 59.3 x 11.7 mm and weighs 112g. Samsung Galaxy Chat has a 2.0 MP rear camera and also lets you launch the camera and directly from the lock screen.

The connectivity features include, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 WiFi 802.11 b/g/n. It has 3.5mm Ear Jack, FM Radio with RDS. It has a 1200 mAh Li-Ion Standard battery which has Stand-by time Up to 520 h(2G)/Up to 380 h(3G) and Talk time Up to 14 h 40 min(2G)/Up to 5 h(3G).

Samsung Galaxy Chat B53330 Key Specs :

  • Display : 3.0-inch capacitive QVGA display
  • OS : Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • CPU : 850MHz processor, 512MB RAM
  • Camera : 2.0 MP rear camera
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, FM Radio
  • 4GB internal storage, microSD card support up to 32GB
  • Weight : 112 grams
  • Dimension : 118.9 x 59.3 x 11.7 mm
  • Battery : Standard battery, Li-Ion 1200 mAh
    • Stand-by Up to 520 h (2G) / Up to 380 h (3G)
    • Talk time Up to 14 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 5 h (3G)

The Samsung Galaxy Chat is available for Rs. 8,499 from online retailer Saholic in India and comes in Black and White colors with shipping in 6 Business Days.

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T-Mobile Announces Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G

T-Mobile has announced that the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G will join its Android lineup at some point in the coming weeks.
Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G
Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G was previously leaked as the Samsung Galaxy Blaze Q, then the name changed, and now it’s official.

The Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G would pack with the features and everything what you would expect form a mid-ranged device, only this device will come with a sliding full 5-row QWERTY keyboard.

The device will have a 4-inch 800×480 Super AMOLED display, 1.5GHz dual-core S3 processor, 1GB of RAM, running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 1.3 MP front facing camera on the front and 5.0 MP camera on the rear.

This is QWERTY-packing handset for its HSPA+ 42 network, and having following features.

  • Display : 4″ Super AMOLED display with 800×480 resolution
  • CPU : 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor
  • OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Camera : 5.0 MP rear shooter and 1.3 MP front camera
  • slide-out 5-row QWERTY Key board
  • SAFE (Samsung Approved for Enterprise)
  • HSPA+ 42 network

No news regarding on pricing or availability is available yet, only that it will be available online and at T-Mobile retail locations in the coming weeks.

Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Press Release :

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Sept. 6, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc., the No. 1 mobile operator brand in Samsung Galaxy S™ sales, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy S® Relay™ 4G — a T-Mobile® exclusive and the newest smartphone to join T-Mobile’s popular Galaxy S® portfolio. Powered by Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Galaxy S Relay 4G leverages T-Mobile’s fast 4G (HSPA+ 42) network, allowing consumers to quickly and efficiently balance business productivity with entertainment and play on one device.

The Galaxy S Relay 4G is also a SAFE™ (Samsung Approved for Enterprise)-designated device that offers a full portfolio of enterprise-ready features and capabilities. Samsung SAFE offers comprehensive IT Policy support for top-tier mobile device management (MDM) solutions, on-device AES-256 bit encryption, and enhanced support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®, as well as integrated support for a range of virtual private network solutions. The Galaxy S Relay 4G also boasts a full 5-row QWERTY keyboard and 1.5-GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S3 processor that enables business customers to accurately and quickly view and edit documents and share files instantly. The smartphone also features Wi-Fi Calling and support for Smartphone Mobile HotSpot for up to five devices with a qualifying rate plan.

“Consumers are increasingly looking for a powerful device that makes it easy to integrate their busy work and personal lives,” said Andrew Morrison, vice president of product management, T-Mobile USA. “The Galaxy S Relay 4G is the perfect addition to T-Mobile’s popular Galaxy smartphone lineup, providing our customers with a reliable and business-centric Android experience — and the easy access to entertainment for which Galaxy devices are known.”

In addition to its business features, the Galaxy S Relay 4G makes it easy to enjoy entertainment on its 4-inch, Super AMOLED™ screen. The new smartphone includes a number of compelling features, such as T-Mobile TV in mobile HD2 for watching live TV programming, Samsung Media Hub for renting and buying the latest movies and TV shows, and Google Play Music for streaming and purchasing music. The Galaxy S Relay 4G also makes capturing photos and HD videos a breeze with its 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and 720p HD camcorder (1280×720) resolution.

Availability
The Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G is expected to be available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, select national retailers and dealers, and online via www.T-Mobile.com in the coming weeks. For more information, visit www.T-Mobile.com.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Plus Specs And Features

The fabled Samsung Galaxy smartphone model (Samsung Galaxy S II Plus) has shown its face once again, the Galaxy S II Plus has appeared via Chilean carrier VTR and has been tipped to be popping up inside 2012.
Samsung Galaxy S II Plus
Samsung Galaxy S II Plus is said to be running on Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. It has a 4.52-inch, 800 x 480 resolution Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.5GHz dual-core Exynos processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable via memory card slot and 8.0 MP Rear-facing Camera.

As we take a closer look at the leaked image of the device, the capacitive touch button looks to be very much different and doesn’t follow the Samsung Galaxy devices trends. This makes us to believe that it could be very well a fake image of the device.

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus Specs :

  • Display : 4.52″ 800 x 480 resolution Super AMOLED Plus
  • Camera : 8.0 Mega pixel camera
  • CPU : 1.5 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • OS : Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 32 GB micro SD card supported
  • USB 2.0 Connectivity
  • Wi Fi, Wi Fi tether
  • 16 Gb internal memory storage capacity
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Pre-Booking Information For India

Samsung has just launched its latest tablet, the Galaxy Note 10.1 and it is already available for pre-order on Samsung India’s official e-store.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 pre-booking
Galaxy Note 10.1 would be called as Galaxy Note 8000 in India and Samsung has started taking pre-orders for Galaxy Note 8000 on Samsung eStore.

Samsung GALAXY Note 8000 is a new concept of device enhancing productivity, creativity, and learning capability. Precise versatile S Pen enables you to get a premium experience for note-taking, sketching, drawing, and other forms of creative expression. Now, you can do 2 things at the same time as you usually do on the PC. Connection to other tablets, laptops or TVs lets you share and experience multimedia together, wherever you are.You will enjoy the best performance from a very fast and powerful 1.4GHz quad core processor that delivers the most seamless, enjoyable mobile experience.

It comes with a 10.1″ 1280 x 800 WXGA display screen and this comes with HSPA + network support providing maximum resolution of 21 Mbps. It has a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM. The Note 10.1 would come in 16/32/64GB internal storage options with an expandable microSD slot for up to additional 64 gigs.

The Note 10.1 also contains 5.0 MP camera on the rear side which can be used to record 720p HD video recording and a 1.9 MP camera which can be used for video chat and video calls. It also has S Pen input and apps such as S Note, S Planner, Crayon physics etc.

Connectivity features includes, Bluetooth technology v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support), USB 2.0 Host, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Channel Bonding, mHL, 3.5mm and IR LED (Smart Remote: Universal Remote Control). Moreover Note 10.1 has a 7,000 mAh Battery.

So make hurry and book your favorite Galaxy Note 10.1 from Samsung India’s official e-store, but before pre-booking just read the following pre-booking Terms & Conditions.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (Galaxy Note 8000) Pre-booking Term & Conditions :

  1. Pre-book Galaxy Note 8000 by paying an advance of Rs. 2000 only & be among the 1st few proud owners of the Galaxy Note 8000. You will also get a free Book cover worth Rs. 3249 along with your Galaxy Note 8000.
  2. An electronic coupon will be issued against the advance payment made by you for pre-book of Galaxy Note 8000. In order to adjust the advance payment in the final price, you need to use this coupon code at the time of buying your Galaxy Note 8000 from estore.
  3. Free Book cover will be send along with your Galaxy Note 8000. hence, In order to avail this offer, you need to make payment of balance amount within 3 days of launch. Customers, who don’t redeem their coupon within specified time, will not get free Book cover.
  4. COD payment option is not be available on Galaxy Note 8000 during prebooking
  5. At the time of launch, an email will be exclusively sent to customers who have pre-booked their Galaxy Note 8000 on the eStore, informing them of the availability of the Galaxy Note 8000.
  6. The product will be dispatched, on a first-come first-served basis to the customers who complete the purchase of the product
  7. The pre-booking coupon will be valid only on the user id from which the pre-booking is done.
  8. The Galaxy Note 8000 pre-booking coupon will be valid only for completing your purchase of the Galaxy Note 8000 and will not work with any other product.
  9. This coupon will be valid for 15 days from the date of the product launch. You should use this coupon before the expiry date. The amount will not be refunded to the customer upon coupon expiry.
  10. Samsungindiasetore reserves the right to revoke, amend or modify the offer & its terms, at its discretion at any point.
  11. This offer cannot be combined with any other ongoing or future promotion(s).
  12. A pre-booking order cannot be cancelled once placed.
  13. Samsungindiaestore T&C apply.
  14. Samsungindiaestore pre-booking terms apply.
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