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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Set for November

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Set for November
By Nancy Owano

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Topping the chatter about the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is the news that it will be compatible with the Galaxy Gear smartphone watch via a software update. The Galaxy S4, which will come preinstalled with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, will be available on the AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and U.S. Cellular wireless networks.
 


Next month, the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is set to arrive in the U.S., Samsung announced Wednesday. Yes, this is the same Galaxy S4 mini that was let out of the bag in Europe earlier this year. Americans will get a taste of the device in November.

According to the South Korean phone maker, "Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced today that the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, a compact smartphone featuring some of the most popular Galaxy S4 experiences, will be available in the U.S. beginning in November."

No specific day was offered but that is a sign that the details are left up to the carriers handing out the devices. “Wireless carriers will announce their specific availability, colors and timing,” said Samsung.

U.S. carriers named in the release include AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and U.S. Cellular.

File Transfers

The mini smartphone comes preinstalled with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. What users will see is a miniature of the Galaxy S4 in a compact form factor, with a smaller size display. But, to dismiss it as nothing more than that would be unfair. The mini, with its 8-megapixel rear camera, and 1.9-megapixel front camera, offers the ability to enhance photos and it can also be used as a TV remote control device.

According to Samsung, users can share content from the mini "to a TV effortlessly, as well as look for something to watch in a new way that lets you browse by genre, search by title or receive recommendations based on your interests."

The mini touts "simple file sharing" where the user gets to transfer large files, including videos and documents, to other Galaxy phones with S Beam without the need for a Wi-Fi connection or cell signal.

Topping the chatter about the S4 mini, though, is news about its compatibility with the Galaxy Gear. Another Samsung press announcement on Wednesday said that Samsung will extend Galaxy Gear compatibility to Galaxy S III, S4, Note II, and more.

Wearing the Experience

Soon after the Galaxy S4 mini launches, users will have the opportunity to make it compatible with the smartphone watch. This will happen via a software update, said Samsung, that will be released soon after the mini launch.

But wait, did we say smartwatch? Samsung did not, instead referring to the Gear as "Samsung’s first wearable smartphone experience." The Gear device is positioned as a companion to the phone.

According to the announcement regarding Galaxy Gear, it will be "available for use with Galaxy S4, S III, and Note II through the Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) update." Samsung will also extend Gear compatibility to the S4 mini, and other devices "through a separate software update beginning at the end of October," said Samsung, with those update schedules to vary by country and carrier. (continued...)

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Posted: 2013-11-07 @ 2:51am PT
Probably one of the best business decisions a company has ever made in the history of cell phones. I predict that the Galaxy Mini will go on to become one of the best selling phones in the US due to its practical size matching the Iphone.



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