Tom recently bought a Samsung Galaxy SIV Phone and he's got a ton of apps he can't delete. He hates it! Leo says that it's worse for Tom because Rogers loads apps on the phone as well. Leo says there's very little free space as a result, so he'll end up relying on his microSD card. However, the card is a "second class citizen" in that not all apps or widgets can be moved onto the card. If he roots it, he'll get 12GB of free space.
Dennis is older and he's a bit overwhelmed by all the technology. He owns a business and he has to use an email device that texts. Leo suggests the Samsung Galaxy Note II because it's a phone with email and is large enough for reading. Leo got one for his mother and she loves it.
Anthony has the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and wants to know if the Note III is worth getting. Leo says the Note III was announced this week at IFA. It has a 5.7" screen, but not bigger than the Note 2. It's got a stitched leather back. It features a new pop-up menu when hovering the stylus over the screen. Multi-tasking improved, it has 3GB RAM, a 1280x1080p resolution screen, and a more powerful processor. It may just be worth upgrading to. It'll be here in early October.
The new Samsung Galaxy Note III was announced, and it's 5.7 inches! It has a 1080p screen, is faster, and has a stitched leather back on it. Like its predecessors, it has a stylus that allows for drawing or handwriting on the phone. The Galaxy Note III will be available worldwide at the end of the month, and early October in the US.
Leo says it will be announced September 4th, and it will probably be available within 3 weeks. Leo's not sure which carriers will have it, but it will most likely be AT&T since they had the Note 2. Leo's hopeful that Verizon and the others will also carry it. Nowadays Samsung is putting their devices on every carrier, not all at the same time, but Leo says it will probably end up on all carriers.
Adi is calling Leo via Skype and the Samsung Galaxy SIV Mini. He says that Skype in Europe is great. He also says that Samsung has a new backup app called Samsung Smart Switch which allows him to transfer apps, data and settings to a new phone. This works through the computer, so it can transfer data from any phone.
Pat wants to replace her Verizon HTC Thunderbolt and is thinking about the Galaxy S4 or the new Motorola Moto X. Leo says that while the Galaxy S4 is the best selling smartphone by far, Leo's not much of a fan of the Galaxy S4. It's really junked up with a lot of Samsung stuff she'll never use like watching where her eyes are looking.
The Moto-X is going to be "the" phone. It fits better in the hand, and Google Now is great. The camera is also very fast. Verizon won't get it for a few weeks, though.
Steven wants to know about the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit. Leo says to wait four days for the new Google phone Leo's not allowed to talk about. It's the one. Leo hates what Samsung has done with their latest phones. The Galaxy S4, for instance, is an S3 just loaded with more junk.
Randy listens to TWiT podcasts with his Droid connected to his car dock, but his Samsung Galaxy S4 will not pass audio from the phone to the computer without bluetooth. Leo says that's odd that they've taken those features out. He suspects it's because of Bluetooth that they've taken it out via the USB port. An audio jack plugged into the dock could work, but he'll have an extra wire running.