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+Daria Musk I hope you have the happiest birthday possible.......Keep the music coming. Love you forever...
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Thank you +George Hilbert! Love you right back!! So much new music finally coming your wayyyyy! Woooo!
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If any of these were your favorite shows.....Sorry...
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On the Galaxy S4

I got to spend some quality time with the S4 (final hardware) before I left Samsung. I'm a huge fan of the S3 and use one everyday, so I was quite pleased with the S4. Yeah, there is no refresh of the industrial design other than a few minor things such as the edging, but the device actually feels quite a bit more solid than the S3. Specwise, this device blows the competition out of the water. There are a number of unique features that have a lot of potential (assuming Samsung is opening up an API for them) such as the touchscreen which can register "hover" events, and an IR blaster. Benchmarks put this device FAR above the competition (40K on Quadrant CPU) and there should be no reason why it won't run your favorite apps flawlessly. GPS seems to work better than any other Samsung device, with a lock being acquired instantly in almost any condition. The camera is excellent as well, both front and back.

TouchWiz has become a bit more consistent with the latest upgrade. There are no more jarring mismatches in different parts of the OS, and it's been lightened up a bit and has a clean "flat" feel. Unfortunately, it feels like it has been sent a few years back in time to the Froyo days. Say goodbye to all of the nice touch-friendly ViewPagers and say hello again to a fully tabbed UI. You'll also enjoy the seemingly endless onslaught of popup windows and modal "Loading..." dialogs. UI performance is average. It's better and worse at the same time, depending on your viewpoint I suppose.

On the features side, it's absolutely loaded with stuff. Some of the new features are very useful like the "hover" preview where you can just point at an email message without touching the screen and it shows a preview of the message. The multi-window feature is present here, and is nice to have around when you need it. The camera app has seen some significant upgrades too, with live previews of the postprocessing effects and a new UI. My least favorite new feature is "Smart Scroll" which is supposed to scroll based on face detection + tilt, but it mostly serves to anger me into disabling it.

The Samsung Hubs are featured front-and-center, and seem to signify independence from the rest of the Android ecosystem. Play is still far more functional, but its a strong effort and I have no doubt that Samsung will keep improving here.

It's a solid device and a clear choice if you are upgrading from the GS2. You'll feel right at home if you have a GS3 currently, but upgrading is probably less urgent (especially if you're on contract).

I'll probably be picking up the T-Mobile variant when they hit the shelves, assuming they don't lock the bootloaders or something silly and self-defeating like that. Since it's powered by Snapdragon, CM should work wonderfully on it :)

Edit: I'll do a comparison vs. the new HTC One as soon as I get my hands on one, it looks pretty solid too.
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One of the best of the best...
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e open to a reblogging or resharing alliance, let me know. I have a big twitter and blog readership
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I hate #CES #2013CES because when I click on a review and like a product, I want to buy it immediately...not see "pricing not available"
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If any of you lovely people in my circles are "Explorers" and have a spare invite to the upcoming upgrade, I would be glad to put it to good use. I will try to make it worth your while by posting much quality content for everyone to enjoy....Thank you for considering me...
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Basically if it's under $1K, I'm signing up and paying the extra "early adopter" tax, if I can get my hands on a pair... I'll play guinea pig for a while for sure :D
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The end of yet another era...RIP Roger
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+HEATHER FAY I received my "goodies" today....They are as good as I remembered...Thank you very much for allowing me to be a part of your world....
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Lessons learned:

If, for some reason you want to upgrade a perfectly fine Windows 7 touch screen tablet to Windows 8, make sure you have the following items available:

1. A USB Keyboard
2. A USB Mouse
3. A USB External DVD drive
4. A USB wireless Network Adapter
5. A USB hub (To plug them all into)
6. Your Reg code (Win8 will not allow you to proceed without it, unlike Win7)

This all could have gone very smoothly if I had anticipated a few things before starting. On the bright side, I do not have to go out and buy a new WIN8 touchscreen table. My Dell Latitude ST runs it just fine, once you get over all the humps.
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Great deal on a decent reader....Should sell out quickly....
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NIce deal. I don't have much use for a Nook though, maybe Kindle though.
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KY native, lived in San Diego, CA for 30 years, back in KY for retirement
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23 year retired Navy Vet, Programmer in several languages, Specialize in electro-mechanical devices
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