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Samsung earlier this month started inviting users to beta test Android 7.0 (Nougat) on their Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge devices, but those are not the only handsets it is focusing on. Earlier this week Samsung started cooking up Nougat for its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge devices, and now it has begun developing the latest version of Android for its Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Tab S2 as well.That level of activity is always seen among Android device makers. The Android camp is notoriously fragmented due in part because of the multiple certification processes and all the testing that is involved, both by the device maker and wireless carriers that sometimes install their own custom software. Be... Read more...
We’re only a few months away from the likely launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 6, which means that it’s about time to start hearing a steady stream of rumors regarding its specs and features. The Galaxy Note series has always been known for performance and its inking capabilities; the latest iteration will be no exception. According to a fresh report, the Galaxy Note 6 will bring with it a 5.8-inch curved display screen that retains a 2560x1440 resolution. Two SoCs are said to be in development for the phablet, including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 and Samsung’s own Exynos 8xxx. But the mind-boggling statistic — and one that we are the most skeptical about — is that the Galaxy Note 6 will come... Read more...
It seems like just yesterday when we reported on some inattentive Galaxy Note 5 users inserting their S-Pen backwards, which in turn got it stuck within its silo. While removing the S-Pen was for the most part possible (if enough force was used), it would invariably break the pen detection on the smartphone. When the issue first gained the attention of the public, Samsung basically told customers to RTFM, stating, “We highly recommend our Galaxy Note 5 users follow the instructions in the user guide to ensure they do not experience such an unexpected scenario caused by reinserting the S-Pen in the other way around." And Samsung was right; on page 25 of the user manual is a warning that clearly... Read more...
Typically the best HDTV deals can be found on Black Friday and in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. Well, even though one of those events is now in the rear view mirror and the other still off in the distance, Best Buy has an offer that some people will find too good to refuse -- how does free sound?This will be of particular interest to Android fans looking to upgrade their smartphone. Here's the deal -- when you buy or lease and activate any Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, or Galaxy Note 5 handset, Best Buy will give you a Samsung 32-inch class (31.5 inches) LED HDTV free of charge.You have a few different activation options at your disposable to qualify for the deal.... Read more...
If "gold is best," as we've been told in a hilarious skit that appeared on Conan O'Brien, then what is Gold Platinum? Whatever the answer, it's the new color option Samsung splashed on its Galaxy Note 5 just in time for the holiday shopping season, and it's now widely available at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon.Previously the Galaxy Note 5 was only available in "Black Sapphire" and "White Pearl," at least in the U.S. Samsung's pitch for the new Gold Platinum version is that it "provides a stylish, sophisticated way to bring new, dazzling color into your mobile life." We won't argue that point.There are reports around the web that Samsung will also bring "Titanium Silver" and "Pink Gold"... Read more...
If you insert the Galaxy Note 5's S Pen into the device the wrong way -- blunt end first -- not only is it likely to get permanently wedged into the device, it can also break the handset's ability to detect when the S Pen is in or out. Some users found that out the unfortunate way, so Samsung is now including a warning sticker on new handsets. An unboxing video of the Galaxy Note 5 Gold Platinum for use on T-Mobile's network shows the new warning label. It instructs users to "Be sure to insert your S Pen with the nib pointed inward. Inserting the S Pen the wrong way can cause it to become stuck and can damage the pen and your phone." This is a definite design flaw of the Galaxy Note 5. While... Read more...
We're so used to seeing the wireless wars being fought by T-Mobile and Sprint that we nearly forgot about the actual phone makers having dogs in this fight. Serving as a reminder of that, Samsung announced an aggressive promotion that involves erasing monthly device payments for select Galaxy devices, along with a special bonus for iPhone defectors.Samsung's offer is that it will cover "all monthly device payments" for the rest of the year (up to $120) if you lease or buy a Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, or Galaxy Note 5 on an installment plan. The deal is even sweeter for iPhone users -- those who pre-register and trade in their iPhone handset towards an eligible Galaxy device will... Read more...
Go big or go home, right? That's the idea behind phones like Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5, both of which tote a curved 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2560x1440 resolution (Quad HD). To help take advantage of these large displays, Samsung is offering Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 owners a collection of "Galaxy Gifts." "Following the anticipated launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5, users will be able to enjoy, pre-paid or discounted subscriptions and offerings through Samsung’s updated Galaxy Gifts package," Samsung explains. "Users can download the application through their Galaxy S6 Edge+ or Note 5 and receive special in-app benefits for powerful productivity... Read more...
When T-Mobile CEO John Legere isn’t unloading profanity-laced tirades or needling the competition at every turn, his company actually more often than not actually introduces compelling promotions for customers and new technology features that take full advantage of today’s high-end smartphones. Such is the case today; T-Mobile has announced a follow-up to its Advanced Messaging initiative that kicked off in July. T-Mobile Video Calling takes full advantage of the third-place wireless carrier’s Voice over LTE (VoLTE) network to provide native video calling from person-to-person. T-Mobile Video Calling doesn’t even require a separate app to function; instead, it works straight from your smartphone’s... Read more...
Earlier this morning, we brought you news that Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Note 5 can be easily damaged by the simple action of inserting the S Pen (stylus) in backwards. In previous iterations of Galaxy Note series (including the Galaxy Note Edge), it was not possible to insert the stylus into the device backwards. However, the design of the Galaxy Note 5’s S Pen allows it to easily be inserted “blunt end” first, which causes it to become stuck. Once this happens, one of two things is bound to happen: 1) the S Pen will become permanently wedged into the device or 2) if you do manage to retrieve the errant S Pen, removing it breaks Galaxy Note 5’s pen detection. This means the Galaxy Note 5 can’t... Read more...
Samsung may have goofed up when designing its Galaxy Note 5, depending on your perspective. How so? If you accidentally insert the S Pen backwards into the Galaxy Note 5, you could permanently damage your handset. And unlike previous Galaxy Note devices, there's no mechanism in place to prevent you from pushing a backwards oriented S Pen into place.The folks at Android Police decided to test the design flaw with a review sample by inserting their S Pen the wrong way. What they confirmed is that once the S Pen is far enough into the slot, it gets stuck -- in their case, permanently so. It's not a foregone conclusion that your S Pen will get permanently stuck inside your Galaxy Note 5 if you insert... Read more...
Samsung earlier this year released its highly capable and impeccably crafted Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones, which it hoped would be enough to stem its slide in smartphone sales. Unfortunately for Samsung, its move to more premium materials and super aesthetics didn’t translate into meaningful sales momentum. The recently announced Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, which are both priced in the stratosphere, are unlikely to move the needle either. However, Samsung does have one trick up its sleeve; one that it is hoping will help lure a user base that is reluctant to switch sides. That’s right, Samsung is going directly after Apple iPhone users in a new “switch” program that it is labeling... Read more...
There was little left to the imagination today as Samsung officially took the wraps off its next generation phablet, the Galaxy Note 5. Images and specs for the device have been leaking for weeks, so today’s unveil in New York is simply a formality at this point. As we previously informed you, the Galaxy Note 5 soldiers on with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a QHD screen resolution (2560x1440). Under the hood you’ll find the same octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420 processor that powers the lesser Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, albeit with 4GB of RAM instead of a “mere” 3GB. Samsung has also beefed up the cameras that are included with the Galaxy Note 4, bringing the same 16MP OIS unit from the Galaxy... Read more...
Samsung, what did we ever do to you? Samsung ticked off quite a few enthusiasts with the release of the Galaxy S6 earlier this year. While the smartphone brought with it a swanky metal and glass body, a fast octa-core processor and a QHD display, it also ditched the waterproof body, removable battery, and microSD slot. That last point was probably the most harped on omission. Given its position in Samsung’s smartphone lineup, many had hoped that Samsung would spare the Galaxy Note series from such feature reductions. As we come closer to the August 13 reveal of the Galaxy Note 5, it appears that Samsung isn’t paying too much attention to its critics. Like the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge that... Read more...
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