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Samsung's bringing HDR, Smooth and Slow video to their Windows Phone 8.1 app

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Own an unlocked Samsung ATIV S? You're next in line for Update 3

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Deal Alert: Samsung ATIV S available for £199 at Expansys UK

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Samsung ATIV S available for $299 Down Under at Dick Smith

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Have an unlocked Samsung ATIV S? Add more Live Tiles to your Start screen

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First custom Windows Phone 8 ROM for Samsung's ATIV S released into the wild

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Deal alert: Unlocked Samsung ATIV S for just $259.99

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Let the hacking begin: Samsung ATIV S gets interop-unlocked, making it a first for Windows Phone 8

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Pick up the Samsung ATIV S for just £199 from Expansys UK

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Samsung ATIV S reportedly headed to Poland for September, one year after initial announcement

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Unlocked Samsung ATIV S now receiving Window Phone 8 GDR2 OS update

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GDR2 update pushing out today for Bell, Rogers and Telus Samsung ATIV S users

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Bell rolling out Windows Phone GDR2 update to the Samsung ATIV S

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Have an unlocked Samsung ATIV S? You might be getting GDR2 right now

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Samsung ATIV S available for £229.99 at Expansys UK

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Nokia dominates Expansys USA's most popular list, with help from Samsung

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Samsung ATIV S available for £244.99 at Expansys UK

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Samsung prepping a firmware update for the ATIV S Windows Phone

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Mugen Power teases Samsung ATIV S 4800mAh extended battery, shipping June 7th

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Samsung groups all its Windows products under the ATIV brand, but still shows lack of support

Samsung ATIV S

Samsung ATIV S

Everything you need to know about the Samsung ATIV S

Announced at IFA 2012, the Samsung ATIV S takes the look the Android-Based Galaxy S3 and places Windows Phone 8 at the forefront. The few changes, such as the brushed aluminium chassis is certainly a welcome change from the traditional plastic on previous Samsung devices.

 

Key features:  1.9MP Front-Facing Camera, 8MP Rear-Facing Camera, 4.8" HD Super AMOLED Display, Dual Core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4, 1GB of RAM, 16GB / 32GB of internal storage with expandable microSD slot, 2300 mAh battery, NFC, Windows Phone 8.

Pricing: Coming Soon.

Availability: December.

     

 

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Windows Phone 8.1 is around the corner for general release and with it, Samsung is bringing a new camera app. It's not secret that Windows Phone 8.1 unlocks a few advanced features in the camera, including slow motion recording and video editing. Samsung evidently is not letting Nokia get all the glory as their new Camera app is sitting on the Store, ready to be downloaded.

The ATIV Camera app from Samsung looks to be full featured, including such options as Auto, Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, Rich Tone (HDR), Eraser, and Night Shot. For video recording there are Smooth motion, Slow motion and capturing still images from recorded video.

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Have you looked at your Samsung ATIV S and thought what it would be like if you could have a third column of Live tiles? We'll be getting more room for Live Tiles with the 1080p hardware that will arrive alongside GDR3, but if you own the Samsung Windows Phone 8 device (interop-unlocked), you'll be able to add more tiles to your Start screen with some handy homebrew tools.

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The Samsung ATIV S Windows Phone 8 smartphone is favoured among many, including ourselves. We rated the handset highly in our in-depth review and rightly so - it's a top notch device. If you've been wanting to hop on the custom ROM path with the ATIV S, now's your opportunity with a new solution released over on XDA Developers.

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Are you one of those who always ask about the availability of a Windows Phone 7.x version of a particular app? One quick way to stop worrying about whether or not an app works is to make the jump to Windows Phone 8. There are inexpensive paths like the Nokia Lumia 520. But if you’re yearning for a device with slightly higher specs you might want to take advantage of the following deal for the Samsung ATIV S.

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Are you one of those who always ask about the availability of a Windows Phone 7.x version of a particular app? One quick way to stop worrying about whether or not an app works is to make the jump to Windows Phone 8. There are inexpensive paths like the Nokia Lumia 520. But if you’re yearning for a device with slightly higher specs you might want to take advantage of the following deal for the Samsung ATIV S.

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Interop-unlocking of the Samsung ATIV S has reportedly been accomplished, opening the gates for deeper level OS changes

The hacking scene for Windows Phone 8 so far has been pretty dismal, with a lot of the legends in the community moving on to more open systems like Android. Although Windows Phone 7.x did see some minor movement within the fringe hacking community, its replacement OS has not met the same fate. The reason for that is Windows Phone 8 was unable to be interop-unlocked, a phrase not familiar to most casual users.

When it comes to operating systems, especially Windows Phone, there are different levels. Developer unlocking is the easiest and can be achieved by joining Microsoft’s developer program. Once registered, users can unlock their device by connecting to a computer and logging in. This allows developers to side-load XAP files i.e. apps not from the Store. But even side-loaded XAP files are sandboxed by the OS and cannot touch the deeper level functions. OEMs and carriers get access to this area, which is why they can roll out system updates.

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