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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...
In late August, we heard some rumblings that Samsung was in the process of launching a program that would offer certified refurbished Galaxy smartphones direct to customers. At the time, it was expected that Samsung would kick off the program sometime in early 2017. However, it appears that the South Korean electronics giant was much further along in the process than originally thought, because Samsung’s certified pre-owned and refurbished Galaxy store is open for business today. However, those looking to score a sweet deal on a refurbished Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge will need to look elsewhere — all of the phones available in the store are at least a year old. When you think about it, this makes a... Read more...
It's often said that good things come to those who wait, and if you're an owner of a Galaxy S6 series device, you've been patiently awaiting the arrival of an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Well, good news folks—Marshmallow has finally arrived for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge with updates being doled out over-the-air (OTA) today. Galaxy S6 Edge owners stand to benefit the most—not only do they receive all the benefits of Marshmallow in general, but they're also getting an enhanced edge screen with new features via this update. "Samsung has taken the unique user interface of the beautifully curved edge screen to the next level, making it faster and more convenient than ever to perform daily... Read more...
AT&T started rolling out Wi-Fi Calling to iPhones in early October after it pitched a fit to the FCC about T-Mobile “bending the rules” to enable the feature. And it now looks as though the nation’s largest wireless carrier, Verizon Wireless, is flipping the switch for Wi-Fi Calling starting this week. That would make it the last major wireless carrier to enable the functionality. Verizon announced in a blog post that Wi-Fi Calling will first be opened up to Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge customers starting this week. The updates will be rolled out in phases, so don’t be alarmed if your smartphone doesn’t receive Wi-Fi Calling right away. Verizon says that it will enable Wi-Fi Calling... Read more...
Going on a bug hunt might not sound like the most exciting thing in the world, but for Project Zero, the name for a team of security analysts tasked by Google with finding zero-day exploits, a good old fashioned bug hunt is both exhilarating and productive. As a result of Project Zero's efforts to root out bugs in Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge device, owners are now more secure. In a blog post describing the bug hunt, Project Zero (correctly) notes that the majority of Android devices are not made by Google, but by third-parties known as Original Equipment Manufacturers, or OEMs. Having researched vulnerabilities on Google-made Nexus devices running the Android Open-Source Project (AOSP), Project... 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...
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...
If you thought that the Galaxy Note 5 was all that Samsung had in store for us today, then you’re sorely mistaken. The company also pulled the wraps off the Galaxy S6 Edge+, which as you may have already guessed, is a supersized version of the Galaxy S6 Edge that was released earlier this year. While the Galaxy S6 Edge features a 5.1-inch QHD (2560x1440) display, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ stretches the screen to 5.7-inches while retaining that same QHD screen resolution. The larger display means that the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is now 5mm wider and 12mm longer than the Galaxy S6 Edge. Interestingly, the larger model is actually slightly thinner, measuring in at 6.9mm thick versus 7mm. There are two other [positive]... Read more...
Earlier this week, we brought you news that Samsung made good on its promise to slash prices on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge following a disappointing quarter. Those first price cuts hit Europe, and now the price slashing spree has spread to the United States one week ahead of Samsung’s big “Unpacked” event. T-Mobile is the first U.S. carrier to take the plunge, cutting prices on both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. On the Galaxy S6 front, prices have been dropped by a modest $100 each for the 32GB and 64GB models. That means that you’ll be able to grab the smartphone off-contract for $579.99 and $659.99 respectively. The biggest price cut, however, is reserved for the 128GB model, which... Read more...
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge were supposed to be sales blockbusters for Samsung. After all, the highly rated smartphones brought with them speedy octa-core processors, gorgeous 5.1-inch QHD displays along with premium glass and metal construction. However, Samsung witnessed a 38 percent decline in operating profit last quarter, which was attributed to a number of factors. For starters, Apple ate Samsung’s lunch at the high-end with the hot-selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. On the low-end, Samsung’s share of the smartphone market was further eroded by the likes of Xiaomi and Huawei. And we can’t forget that the company made a huge blunder by underestimating demand for the pricier Galaxy... Read more...
Samsung has a special “Unpacked” event scheduled for a little under two weeks from now. The company will reportedly launch two new flagship phablets, and both are equally sexy. Thankfully for us (and not so much for Samsung), leaked press renders of both the new Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ have made their way to the Internet courtesy of serial device leaker Evan Blass. Not surprisingly, the Galaxy Note 5 looks like a supersized Galaxy S6 complete with a metal body, however, like its Galaxy Note 4 predecessor includes a stowable stylus. The Galaxy Note 5 is said to feature a 5.66-inch QHD (2560x1440) display and an octa-core Exynos 7420 processor with 4GB of memory along with 32GB storage.... Read more...
Samsung's uniquely designed Galaxy S6 Edge with its display that curves around both sides was part of the company's comeback plan in the high-end smartphone market. It was supposed to help renew interest in the Galaxy series after consumers had grown bored with the same plastic phone being recycle and upgraded each generation, and the problem is, the strategy worked.How is that a problem? Simply put, Samsung failed to predict how popular the Galaxy S6 Edge would be. Combined with manufacturing difficulties, the company saw a shortfall in sales partially because it just couldn't produce them fast enough.Between manufacturing difficulties and the regular Galaxy S6 seeing stiff competition from... Read more...
The mobile business is a brutal one, even for a tech giant like Samsung. On Tuesday, the South Korean handset maker announced its earnings guidance for the second quarter of 2015, forecasting an operating profit of 6.9 trillion won (around $6.1 billion in U.S. currency). That's 4 percent below what it was in the same period a year go and well below the 7.2 trillion figure that most analysts had predicted before cutting their forecasts yesterday.Even with the launch of new flagship phones in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung's sales are down 8 percent year-over-year to 48 trillion won. Sales of the regular Galaxy S6 just haven't lived up to expectations, and while the Galaxy S6 Edge is... Read more...
Samsung can't seem to a catch a break these days, at least not in mobile. Last year the South Korean electronics maker had to contend with excess Galaxy S5 inventory, leading to a shakeup in upper management. Things looked to change for the better this year when Samsung launched new flagship phones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, but now the company faces a different kind of problem.It seems Samsung is having a tough time keeping up with demand for its curved screen Galaxy S6 Edge, leading to a product shortage. Combined with tough economies in Europe and China, analysts are lowering the earnings forecast for Samsung.In a previous survey of 39 analysts conducted by Reuters, the average forecast... Read more...
What Samsung did with its flagship Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge devices amounts to pulling a rabbit out of its hat. Consider that just prior to launch, Samsung went into reorganization mode and fired three top level executives (but sparing mobile boss J.K. Shin) after being left with excess Galaxy S5 inventory. Consumers had grown bored and indifferent to the same design recycled with newer parts.Then came the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, a pair of handsets that traded all that plastic construction found on previous Galaxy phones for a metal and glass design with a premium feel. It came at the expense at features such as a removable battery and microSD card slot, but consumers reacted well to... Read more...
The pre-installed keyboard found on more than 600 million Samsung mobile devices has a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to remotely execute code as a privileged/system user. Ryan Welton, a researcher with mobile security firm NowSecure, discovered the flaw and gave Samsung a heads up back in December of last year.NowSecure also felt that the vulnerability was serious enough to warrant notifying CERT, which in turn contacted Google's security team for Android. To Samsung's credit, it whipped up a patch and provided it to wireless carriers in early 2015, but it's not known if the carriers pushed it out to devices on their respective networks.Making matters worse, it's not easy figuring... Read more...
An anonymous bidder laid out a cool $91K and change in an online auction to put an extra-special Iron Man Limited Edition Galaxy S6 Edge in their pocket, agreeing to pay 100 times the retail price for the device due to its 66 serial number (in China six is considered a lucky number, and thus 66 is doubly so). Yes, you read that right, and no, it is not the 1st of April, not in the U.S., China, or anywhere else today on our spinning blue rock.  The JD.com auction for the devilishly cool Iron Man Limited Edition Galaxy S666 Edge comes just two weeks after another one of the Edge-y Tony Stark devices sold on eBay for the comparatively low price of $35,600. Specifically,... Read more...
There good news for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge owners who are anxious to receive the latest build of Android. There's an over-the-air (OTA) update for Android 5.1.1, the newest build of Lollipop, currently being pushed out to Samsung's flagship handsets through T-Mobile in the U.S. While that doesn't help much if you're on Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T, we suspect that updates through the other major wireless carriers in the U.S. can't be all that far behind. Android 5.1.1's been on the market for just a little shy of two months, though devices makers and wireless carriers have been a bit slow in adding their own bits and then pushing out qualified releases. Only a lucky... Read more...
In the Android space, Samsung has found its form and is once again kicking tail and taking names. That wasn't true of the previous generation Galaxy S5 handsets, a solid offering in its own right, though an overall underwhelming upgrade that failed to excite even loyal fans. Then came the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, both sporting a new premium design that has Android users tripping over themselves to grab one. Counterpoint Research's data puts the Galaxy S6 series (Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge) in second place worldwide, trailing only Apple's iPhone 6 series (iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus) in sales, making Samsung's offerings the third and fourth bestsellers in April.Image... Read more...
It's official, gold is no longer best. We can't in good conscious continue proclaiming such nonsense after seeing Samsung's limited edition Galaxy S6 Edge in Iron Man trim. From here on out, we must concede that gold and red is the new best color combination, a conclusion we're sure Tony Stark and Avengers fans around the world would all agree with. Speaking of which, Samsung and Marvel have been working closely together for some time now, so it's not shocking to see the South Korean handset maker deck out its popular Galaxy S6 Edge after Iron Man. And we have to admit, Samsung chose the right superhero, as the color scheme simply works. If you don't believe it, take a look for yourself. Cool... Read more...
Many would argue that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are the best Android phones on the market. If nothing else, it's certainly in the conversation. At the same time, there's room for criticism, and chief among the complaints is the lack of expandable storage. If that's a concern, you'll be happy to know that Samsung has a special offer for this Memorial Day weekend -- get a 64GB Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge for the price of a 32GB model.According to the leaked information obtained by TMoNews, the offer is valid from May 23 to May 25 (Saturday to Monday) for both postpaid and prepaid customers. If 32GB is enough storage, you can still buy either handset with the reduced storage allotment, and... Read more...
Over two weeks have passed since the second most hyped movie of the year — Avengers: Age of Ultron — bowed in cinemas worldwide (c'mon...nothing is going to get close to December's grand return of Luke, Leia, Han, et al), and the merchandising march continues with the news that Samsung is prepping a special Iron Man-themed edition of its Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone for release. First rumored back in April by The Korea Times, Samsung put 'Paid' to the hints and innuendo today with an official announcement via the company's official Twitter account.  The tweet presents what seems to be the box for a Special Edition "The Avengers" version of the... Read more...
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