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SamMobile Recap: Lots of KitKat updates, Simband health platform, 7-inch phones

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Last updated: May 30th, 2014 at 10:54 UTC+02:00

There’s a lot of stuff that happens in the mobile industry, something that is especially true when it comes to giants like Samsung. If you missed out on some (or all) of what happened in the last 24 hours or so, well, here’s a recap of all the big things that went down.

Samsung launched a new health platform and the Simband reference smartwatch, with the company hoping that its open platform will advance what health sensors on wearables can do and how the data can be used by developers by accessing it from the cloud. Samsung also started rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for quite a few devices – we saw the update go out to the Galaxy Mega 6.3, and carrier variants of the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III in the US.

Samsung’s 7-inch phone that looks like a tablet got blessings from the FCC to come closer to a market launch, images of the AT&T version of the Galaxy S5 Active came out in the clearest form yet (followed by an official announcement of the device earlier today), and a leak suggested that the Galaxy K zoom might be renamed to Galaxy K zoom 2 in South Korea.

Here’s the full rundown:

As usual, a lot of devices got general firmware updates as well, so here’s a list of all the updates that rolled to Samsung devices yesterday (as always, you can find all the firmware you need in our firmware section):

Country (Product Code) Model Model Name Version PDA
Australia (XSA) GT-I9305T GALAXY S III LTE 4.3 I9305TDVUEMK4
Australia (XSA) GT-I9305T GALAXY S III LTE 4.3 I9305TDVUENC1
Belgium (Proximus) (PRO) SM-G310HN GALAXY Ace Style 4.4.2 G310HNXXU0ANDB
Brazil (ZTO) GT-I9063T GALAXY Grand Neo 4.2.2 I9063TVJUANE1
Brazil (ZTO) SM-T530 GALAXY Tab4 10.1 Wi-Fi 4.4.2 T530XXU1ANCD
Brazil (Oi) (ZTR) GT-S6313T GALAXY Young DUOS 4.1.2 S6313TVJANB1
Brazil (VIVO) (ZVV) GT-I9195 GALAXY S4 mini LTE 4.2.2 I9195UBUBNA2
Brazil (VIVO) (ZVV) SM-T211 GALAXY Tab3 7.0 3G 4.1.2 T211UBANB1
Cambodia (CAM) SM-T231 4.4.2 T231XXU0ANE2
Chile (CHO) SM-T210 GALAXY Tab3 7.0 Wi-Fi 4.1.2 T210XXANC3
Chile (CHO) SM-N7505L GALAXY Note 3 Neo LTE 4.3 N7505LUBUBND2
Chile (CHO) SM-T210 GALAXY Tab3 7.0 Wi-Fi 4.1.2 T210XXAMKC
Chile (CHO) GT-N5110 GALAXY Note 8.0 Wi-Fi 4.2.2 N5110XXCNC1
Colombia (COO) SM-T530 GALAXY Tab4 10.1 Wi-Fi 4.4.2 T530XXU1ANCD
Croatia (T-Mobile) (CRO) SM-T535 GALAXY Tab4 10.1 4G 4.4.2 T535XXU1AND9
Czech Republic (T-Mobile) (TMZ) GT-I9505 GALAXY S4 LTE 4.4.2 I9505XXUFNDG
Czech Republic (T-Mobile) (TMZ) GT-I9505 GALAXY S4 LTE 4.3 I9505XXUEMKF
France (VGF) GT-S8500 Wave 2 S8500XXLD2
France (Orange) (FTM) GT-S7275R GALAXY Ace 3 LTE 4.2.2 S7275RXXUAND1
France (Orange) (FTM) GT-S7275R GALAXY Ace 3 LTE 4.2.2 S7275RXXUANC1
Germany (DBT) GT-I9100 GALAXY S II 4.1.2 I9100XWLSD
Germany (DBT) GT-N8000 GALAXY Note 10.1 4.1.2 N8000XXCMJ3
Germany (DBT) GT-N8000 GALAXY Note 10.1 4.4.2 N8000XXUDNE4
Greece (GT-P3100TSAEUR) GT-P3100 GALAXY Tab 2 7.0 4.0.3 P3100XWALD1
Greece (EUR) GT-P3100 GALAXY Tab 2 7.0 4.2.2 P3100XWDMI1
Israel (ILO) SM-G900H GALAXY S5 4.4.2 G900HXXU1ANE2
Israel (Orange/Partner) (PTR) GT-I9000 GALAXY S 2.3 I9000JHJVG
Italy (ITV) SM-R381 Gear 2 Neo 2.2.0 R381XXU0BNDD
Italy (Vodafone) (OMN) SM-G310HN GALAXY Ace Style 4.4.2 G310HNXXU0ANDB
Italy (Wind) (WIN) GT-I9300 GALAXY S III 4.3 I9300XXUGND1
Italy (Wind) (WIN) GT-I9300 GALAXY S III 4.3 I9300XXUGNA5
Japan (AU KDDI) (KDI) ISW11SC GALAXY S II WIMAX 4.0.4 ISW11SCKDMP9
Japan (AU KDDI) (KDI) ISW11SC GALAXY S II WIMAX 4.0.4 ISW11SCKDNE3
Luxembourg (LUX) SM-R381 Gear 2 Neo 2.2.0 R381XXU0BNDD
Mexico (Telcel) (TCE) SM-P905M GALAXY NotePRO 12.2 LTE 4.4.2 P905MUBUAND1
Mexico (Telcel) (TCE) SM-T530 GALAXY Tab4 10.1 Wi-Fi 4.4.2 T530XXU1ANCD
Mexico (Telcel) (TCE) GT-N5110 GALAXY Note 8.0 Wi-Fi 4.2.2 N5110XXCNC1
Nepal (NPL) SM-T231 4.4.2 T231XXU0ANE2
Netherlands (XEN) GT-S5570 GALAXY mini 2.3.5 S5570XWKS7
Nordic countries (NEE) SM-T235 4.4.2 T235XXU1ANE8
Nordic countries (NEE) GT-I9295 GALAXY S4 Active 4.4.2 I9295XXUCNE4
Nordic countries (NEE) GT-I9295 GALAXY S4 Active 4.2.2 I9295XXUBML3
Panama (TPA) SM-T530 GALAXY Tab4 10.1 Wi-Fi 4.4.2 T530XXU1ANCD
Panama (Cable & Wireless) (PCW) GT-I9190 GALAXY S4 mini 4.2.2 I9190UBUBMK2
Panama (Cable & Wireless) (PCW) GT-I9190 GALAXY S4 mini 4.2.2 I9190UBUAMF7
Peru (PEO) SM-T530 GALAXY Tab4 10.1 Wi-Fi 4.4.2 T530XXU1ANCD
Philippines (Globe) (GLB) SM-T231 4.4.2 T231XXU0ANE2
Philippines (Open Line) (XTC) SM-T231 4.4.2 T231XXU0ANE2
Philippines (Smart) (SMA) SM-T231 4.4.2 T231XXU0ANE2
Philippines (Sun Cellular) (XTE) SM-T231 4.4.2 T231XXU0ANE2
Russia (SER) GT-I9200 GALAXY Mega 6.3 4.2.2 I9200XXUCNA2
Russia (SER) GT-I9200 GALAXY Mega 6.3 4.4.2 I9200XXUDNE4
Russia (SER) GT-S5830 GALAXY Ace 2.3.6 S5830XXKPT
Saudi Arabia (KSA) SM-T525 GALAXY TabPRO 10.1 LTE 4.4.2 T525XXUANAF
Saudi Arabia (KSA) SM-T325 GALAXY TabPRO 8.4 LTE 4.4.2 T325XXU1ANBC
Singapore (XSP) SM-N9005 GALAXY Note 3 LTE 4.4.2 N9005XXUEND3
Singapore (XSP) SM-N9005 GALAXY Note 3 LTE 4.4.2 N9005DXUENE4
Singapore (SingTel) (SIN) SM-N9005 GALAXY Note 3 LTE 4.4.2 N9005DXUENE3
Singapore (SingTel) (SIN) SM-N9005 GALAXY Note 3 LTE 4.4.2 N9005DXUENE4
Slovakia (TMS) SM-T535 GALAXY Tab4 10.1 4G 4.4.2 T535XXU1AND9
South Africa (XFE) SM-T231 4.4.2 T231XXU0ANE2
Spain (PHE) GT-S7580 GALAXY Trend Plus 4.2.2 S7580XXUBNE4
Spain (PHE) SM-T230 GALAXY Tab 4 7.0 Wi-Fi 4.4.2 T230XXU0ANE6
Taiwan (BRI) SM-G7102 GALAXY Grand 2 DUOS 4.3 G7102ZTUANE2
Taiwan (BRI) SM-T325 GALAXY TabPRO 8.4 LTE 4.4.2 T325ZSU1ANB4
Thailand (THL) SM-T231 4.4.2 T231XXU0ANE2
Trinidad and Tobago (TTT) GT-N5110 GALAXY Note 8.0 Wi-Fi 4.2.2 N5110XXCNC1
Trinidad and Tobago (TTT) SM-T530 GALAXY Tab4 10.1 Wi-Fi 4.4.2 T530XXU1ANCD
Trinidad and Tobago (EON) SM-T530 GALAXY Tab4 10.1 Wi-Fi 4.4.2 T530XXU1ANCD
Tunisia (TUN) SM-T231 4.4.2 T231XXU0ANE2
Ukraine (Kyivstar) (SEK) GT-S7272 GALAXY Ace 3 DUOS 4.2.2 S7272XXUANA1
Ukraine (Kyivstar) (SEK) GT-S7272 GALAXY Ace 3 DUOS 4.2.2 S7272XXUAND1
United Arab Emirates (XSG) SM-T525 GALAXY TabPRO 10.1 LTE 4.4.2 T525XXUANAF
United Arab Emirates (XSG) SM-T325 GALAXY TabPRO 8.4 LTE 4.4.2 T325XXU1ANBC
United Kingdom (EE) (EVR) GT-S7275R GALAXY Ace 3 LTE 4.2.2 S7275RXXUANC1
United Kingdom (EE) (EVR) GT-S7275R GALAXY Ace 3 LTE 4.2.2 S7275RXXUAND1
Unknown (KTC) SM-G900K GALAXY S5 4.4.2 G900KKTU1ANE7
Venezuela (VMT) GT-P7500 GALAXY Tab 10.1 3.2 P7500UBKJ1
Phone Galaxy K ZoomGalaxy Mega 6.3Galaxy Note IIGalaxy S IIIKitKatSimband
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