Samsung Launches The Galaxy Express Smartphone In Europe

Samsung recently launched the Android powered Galaxy Express smartphone in Europe. It is basically the same device which was unveiled last year for the AT&T subscribers in the US. Samsung Galaxy Express comes with the S Beam feature which allows you to easily touch and transfer your favorite movie or the latest songs just by touching another device. This handset will be shipped with the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. There are no major changes in the specs of this device.

samsung galaxy express

Samsung Galaxy Express features a 4.5 inch WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz UI, 5 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, full HD (1080p) video playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPS with A-GPS, Samsung Hub, Samsung Apps, Samsung Kies, S Beam, Google Play Store, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, Wi-Fi hot-spot, Wi-Fi Direct, MHL, NFC (Near Field Communication) and a 2000 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Express measures 132.2 mm x 69.1 mm x 9.3 mm and weighs just 139.1 grams. This handset will be available only in white color. Ironically, the Galaxy Express comes with a price-tag of €489 (approx. $630), while the powerful Galaxy S III is available for around €410 (approx. $530). If you are planning to buy the Galaxy Express, then we would suggest you to give it a miss and get the cheaper yet powerful Galaxy S III.

LG Optimus G Goes On Sale In Europe; Coming To India This Week

Last year, LG unveiled the powerful Optimus G smartphone. This handset was expected to launch in Europe during the Q1 of 2013. Now, the much-awaited Optimus G is finally available for purchase in most of the countries across Europe. This handset was launched with the old Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, however, the manufacturer is shipping the device in Europe with the newer Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) Operating System.

Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said,
“Since the successful initial launch of Optimus G, LG has continued to improve the smartphone to offer better usability and value for our customers. We’re excited to be bringing to Europe the improved Optimus G, our most powerful Quad-Core device optimized for 4G LTE networks.”

lg optimus g

LG Optimus G features a 4.7 inch WXGA True HD IPS PLUS display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels, Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, Optimus UI 3.0, 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 13 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, microUSB 2.0, MHL, GPS with A-GPS, 2 GB DDR RAM, 32 GB internal memory, NFC (Near Field Communication), Google Play Store, up to 335 hrs of stand-by time, up to 15 hrs of talk-time and a 2100 mAh battery.

Saholic, a popular online retailer has already started selling this handset in India for Rs.30,990 (approx. $570). LG has also send us an invite for an event on January 27, 2013. It seems that LG will finally launch this powerful handset in India on the same event. Stay tuned for complete updates!

Samsung Unveils The Windows Phone 7.5 Powered Omnia M Smartphone

Earlier this week, Samsung announced the Samsung Focus 2 smartphone for the US market. Now, the company went a step ahead and unveiled the Samsung Omnia M for the European market. This handset runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Operating System. According to the manufacturer, the Samsung Omnia M is specially designed for social and entertainment multi-taskers. This handset comes with the Samsung AllShare media streaming app, which allows you to display movies, games or any other multimedia content directly from the Omnia M smartphone to a TV.

JK Shin, Samsung’s President of IT & Mobile Communications, said,
“Mobile consumers increasingly carry and share a large part of their lives through their phones. They are looking for phones that combine individual style with the ability to consume and share all kinds of content across their ever-growing social networks. The Omnia M meets all these demands, with the enhanced performance and social options afforded by Windows Phone and Samsung services.”

samsung omnia m

Samsung Omnia M features a 4 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixel, 1 GHz processor, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with flash, VGA front facing camera for video calls, 384 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, People Hub, Picture Hub, Games Hub, Music and Video Hub, Office Hub, Bluetooth 2.1, microUSB 2.0, A-GPS, Zune player, Marketplace Hub, 25 GB of Windows Live Skydrive storage and a 1500mAh battery.

The Samsung Omnia M will be first available in Europe, followed by other Asian and American markets in the coming weeks. The price and release date of this device is still a mystery.

Samsung Wave Y S5380 La Fleur Edition Goes On Sale For $165

Last year, Samsung launched the cheapest Bada smartphone, the Samsung Wave Y. This handset runs on the latest Bada 2.0 Operating System. Within few months of its launch, Samsung silently launched the La Fleur edition of the popular Samsung Wave Y smartphone. This handset was recently spotted at a popular online store in Ukraine. The specs of both the variants are almost similar.

samsung wave y la fleur edition

Samsung Wave Y La Fleur edition features a 3.2 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, Bada 2.0 Operating System, 832 MHz processor, Touchwiz UX, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, VGA video recording, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi Direct, microUSB 2.0 and more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, stereo FM radio with RDS, GPS with A-GPS, Audio and Video player, 150 MB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB card included, 512 MB RAM, Samsung ChatON, Samsung App Store, up to 570 hrs stand-by time, up to 6 hrs 40 mins talk-time and a 1200 mAh battery.

Samsung Wave Y La Fleur edition comes with a price tag of $165. This handset is currently available for purchase only in Ukraine. Samsung might launch this handset in other European countries. However, we are not sure whether this handset will see the daylight in the American and Asian markets.

LG Optimus Black Gets The Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update In Europe And India

Last year, LG launched the Android powered LG Optimus Black in most of the European countries as well as in India. This handset comes with an unique NOVA display, which is designed to be the brightest, clearest and most readable among mobile screens with 700 nits of brightness for optimal visibility. The LG Optimus Black was originally launched with the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System.

This handset was expected to get the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update last year, but it was delayed due to some unknown reasons. After waiting for nearly a year, the LG Optimus Black owners in Europe and India has a reason to cheer. LG has finally started rolling out the much-awaited Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update for the powerful LG Optimus Black smartphone. Check out the complete changelog below.

LG Optimus Black

  • Improved power management
  • Enhanced mobile gaming experience
  • Improved UI to enable faster access and control and a more intuitive user experience
  • One-touch word selection and copy/paste:
  • Better Download management
  • Support for new media formats such as AAC, AVC, MPEG 4 and H263
  • New features and other improvements: active app management, shortcuts, widgets, icons, app groups, updated calendar options, camera geotagging, better email synching and more precise camera auto-focus.
  • App updates and pre-loaded Google Plus app

This update is currently available only via LG Update tool. Sadly, this update is not available via OTA (Over-The-Air). It is advised to backup all you data before updating the device. You should also make sure that, the battery is fully charged before updating your phone. If you find something new, please let us know in the comments section below.

European Motorola Razr Gets A Software Update

Motorola Droid Razr is the company’s thinnest Android powered smartphone with just 7.1mm thickness. Last week, Verizon rolled out the maintenance update for the Motorola Droid Razr owners in the US. Now, we have a good news for the folks using Motorola Razr in the Europe. Motorola recently started rolling out a new software update for the European Motorola Razr.

The latest update is numbered 651.73.30 and it comes with many new features and performance improvements, including the new Evernote application, improvements on call performance and Bluetooth connectivity, etc. Check out the complete changelog after the break.

motorola razr

Changelog:

  • New Evernote application – Save your ideas, things you like, things you hear, and things you see.
  • Camera – General improvements to camera performance
  • New Smart Rule Trigger – ‘Motion Detection’
  • Security features – Added new security features in the Googleâ„¢ Androidâ„¢ release
  • Phone stability – Improvements on call performance and Bluetooth ® connectivity
  • Localisation improvements
  • Wi-Fi performance and stability General improvements to Wi-Fi connectivity

This update is currently rolled out in the following European countries – Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, SFR, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, T-Mobile Germany and the UK. The latest update can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). If you still haven’t received the update, go to settings and check for the update.

LG Optimus 3D Launched In Europe

LG Optimus 3D is the company’s first 3D phone. This handset was announced earlier this year, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. LG Optimus 3D features a 4.3 inch 3D WVGA display, 1 GHz Dual-Core processor, 5 megapixel dual-lens camera with 3D recording in HD (720p).

LG Optimus 3D runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System and it is expected to get the Android Gingerbread update in the Q3 of 2011. It is also the world’s first smartphone with the unique tri-dualconfiguration dual-core, dual-channel and dual-memory. This handset allows you to directly upload your 3D contents to the YouTube 3D channel.

lg optimus 3d

Tri-Dual architecture opens up a whole new world in smartphone performance,said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. As the latest offering in our Optimus line-up, we expect there will be significant interest from those who seek the very latest in smartphone technology and are excited about 3D as the next big frontier in mobile devices.

LG Optimus 3D features a 4.3 inch 3D WVGA display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 1 GHz Dual-Core and Dual-Channel TI OMAP4 processor, Android 2.2 OS (upgradeable to Android 2.3), Glasses-free 3D viewing, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel dual-lens camera, 1080p video recording and playback in 2D, 720p video recording and playback in 3D, HDMI 1.4, DLNA connectivity, 3.5mm headset jack, 4 GB LP DDR2, 8 GB memory and a 1500 mAh battery.

LG Optimus 3D also incorporates the world’s first 3D augmented reality (AR) browser in collaboration with AR pioneer Wikitude. This handset will be available in Europe first, and then, it will be available in more than 60 markets around the world, over the next several weeks. The price of this device have not been announced yet.

Sony Europe Website Hacked

A “gray hat hacker” known as “idahc”, who self-identifies as a Lebanese hacker, managed to hack Sony Europe’s Database of Application Store and posted the information on the Internet.

Sony Europe Website Hacked

The hacker claims to have used a simple SQL injection to gain access to credentials for 129 user accounts, including username, password and email.

Here a proof of the hack shared by The Hacker News

Sony Europe Hack Idahc (18), a computer enthusiast says that he’s bored and is keen to play the game of the year: “Hacker vs Sony”.

He states in a interview,

I think Sony did not have a team of computer security consultants, simply. They produce Internal Sites like hotcakes. The databases are not protected. No encryption. They have much, but then a lot of servers, websites, which means there will always be flawed. Nothing is 100% secure.

Few days back, Sony Pictures was hacked by LulzSec, gaining access to the information in over 1 million user accounts. Sony has contacted the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and are working together to track down the hackers.

Sony Europe’s website is now currently down for “scheduled maintenance”.

Sony Europe App Store