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Reminder: Jay Z’s New Album Comes To Samsung Galaxy Devices Tonight

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If you’ve got a Galaxy S III, S4 or Note II you’ll be able to get Jay Z’s new album Magna Carta Holy Grail for free tonight at 12:01 AM three days before it goes on sale to everyone else. All you have to do is be one of the first million people to download the Jay Z Magna Carta app, which as of this writing, the Google Play Store says has been downloaded over 500,000 times but is still at less than 1 million. That’s it. After you get the app come 12:01 AM you’ll be able to download or stream the new album for free thanks to Samsung. You can even share the app with friends who also have Galaxy devices using Facebook, Twitter or S Beam (the cool feature where you tap your phone with your friends to share files like in the commercials).

To get the app just head on over to the Google Play Store from your S III, S4 or Note II, and hurry, there’s only a couple of hours left.

More info: Google Play, USA Today

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AT&T Announces A Water-Resistant Galaxy S4, The Galaxy S4 Active

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While there are a number of solid waterproof cases for phones like the iPhone and Galaxy S III, there is something to be said for not needing to have a case on your phone to protect it. With summer just about here the need for a phone that is dust or water-resistant is even greater. Well, if you’re on AT&T and have an upgrade coming up you may want to check this out. Meet the Galaxy S4 Active, a water and dust resistant version of the awesome Galaxy S4.

The Galaxy S4 Active takes everything you know and love about the Galaxy S4– the amazing 5 inch full HD screen, fast quad-core processor, cool features like Air Gesture and Dual Camera– and puts it in a design that is now water-resistant which means you can drop it in up to 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. The Galaxy S4 Active is also dust-resistant making it the perfect phone for you if you plan to spend a lot of time at the beach or pool this summer. The only real difference between the original S4 and the S4 Active is that the Active’s camera is 8 megapixels instead of 13, though don’t worry, it will still take great pictures for Instagram. And since it’s designed for use in the pool Samsung gave the S4 Active a special Aqua Mode in the camera app to let you take pictures and videos underwater.

The Galaxy S4 Active will come in two colors, grey and blue, and cost the same as the regular Galaxy S4– $200 on a new 2 year contract when it launches next Tuesday, June 18th. For more info on the S4 Active (or to pre-order it) head on over to AT&T’s site here.

More info: AT&T

Galaxy S4 Now Available For Pre-Order On Verizon

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We know a lot of you are waiting for the Verizon Galaxy S4, especially since AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint are all releasing the phone within the next few days. While Verizon won’t be releasing their version of the Galaxy S4 until sometime in May, they have put it up for pre-order so you can make sure you’ll be one of the first to get it when Verizon finally releases it. As of now the pre-order page promises shipping by May 30th, though hopefully it will be much sooner than that. Pricing for the 16GB Verizon S4 is $199.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and a new two-year contract and you can pre-order it here.

For those who don’t know, the Galaxy S4 is Samsung’s new “next big thing” and it is an absolute beast. It’s got an amazing 5 inch 1080p HD screenpowerful quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM (for making sure everything you do on your phone runs well), 13 megapixel back camera with 2 megapixel front camera for HD video chat, IR blaster (for using this as a TV remote), and of course, 4G LTE support. The S4 also has a lot of really cool and interesting software features like Dual Camera (for taking a picture with the front and back camera at the same time), Group Play (for combining the speaker of your S4 with your friends’ S4s to make for an impromptu sound system), S Translator and Air Gesture (for controlling your phone just by waving your hand. Think of this as a type of Kinect for your phone). For everything new on the S4 see our earlier post here.

So Verizon users, are you going to go for this over something like the iPhone 5 or are you still hoping for Verizon to get the HTC One?

Top 5 New and Upcoming AT&T Phones: Spring 2013

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So AT&T users– you’ve got an upgrade coming up sometime over the next couple of months and while you like some of the phones already out there, you really wanna know what AT&T has got planned during the next few weeks or months so you don’t go out and buy something now only to really regret it a week later. We’re here to help. With all the excitement around new phones like the BlackBerry Z10, Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One we figure now was a good time to wrap everything up.

So without further ado, here are 5 of the best new phones that either available now at AT&T or are coming soon. If you’re on AT&T and have an upgrade coming up this Spring these are some of the phones you’re going to want to take a look at.

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Samsung Announces the Galaxy S 4– What You Need To Know About Their New Next Big Thing

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Here it is, the all new Galaxy S 4. As expected Samsung made the newest Galaxy phone official last night, and while it is a lot of what we expected, there were also a few surprise features in their announcement as well.

The S 4 will be available in sometime between April and June on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, but before that time comes here is all the info you’re going to want to know about Samsung’s latest and greatest phone.

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How To Watch The Galaxy S IV Event Live

We know a lot of you are excited for tonight’s Galaxy S IV event and want to know how to watch it live. Well Samsung knows this too and that is why tonight Samsung will be streaming the event live on YouTube. The event kicks off at 7 PM ET, and if you want to see the big announcement as it happens just play the YouTube video above. If you’re in the New York area you can also head over to Times Square and watch the event live on the big screens there.

We’ll of course have everything you’re gonna want to know about the S IV covered later tonight back here. For some of the latest rumors on what we think might be in the S IV check out our earlier post here.

The Samsung Galaxy S IV Is Coming Today– Here’s The Latest On What We Can Expect

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It has been pretty much all but confirmed that Samsung will be officially announcing the Galaxy S IV at their big event tonight in New York City. First we had the invitation with that seemingly giant “4,” then reports from reputable places like the New York Times and Bloomberg talked about features the new phone might have like the ability to scroll through web pages using just your eyes to navigate (no swiping on the touchscreen required). On top of all that there has been a steady stream of rumored specs and leaked pictures and videos claiming to be of the S IV.

With only a few hours left until the big show, let’s get you caught up on what we know so far and some of the things we expect will be in the Galaxy S IV once its official.

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Samsung Teases Galaxy S IV Event– The New Next Big Thing Is Coming

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March was already shaping up to be a big month for new phones with the US launches of the BlackBerry Z10 and HTC One, but it now looks to be getting even crazier.

It has been rumored for months, and many (ourselves included) expected it to not come for another few months, but the new next big thing is on its way. Yes, Samsung late last night tweeted a teaser for their first big “Unpacked” event of 2013, set for March 14th in New York. The Samsung Unpacked events have usually been used only to announce major products– last year it was used for the Galaxy S III, Note 10.1 and Note II– and as seen by the “4” in the tweet and invite it seems that this Unpacked will be for yet another major product, the Galaxy S IV.

Like with the S III last year rumors on what will be new in the Galaxy S IV have been all over the place, but one constant rumor is that it will have a slightly larger 5 inch 1080p full HD screen (a nice upgrade over the S III which had a slightly smaller, not as sharp 4.8 inch screen). Otherwise not much is known about what will be new with the S IV, but stay tuned. The wait for the new next big thing is almost over.

More info: @SamsungMobile