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23
Jun

Samsung on track to sell 45 million Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets this year




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Samsung‘s primary aim with this year’s flagships was presumably to recover lost ground after releasing the Samsung Galaxy S5, and it looks like they’re going to manage it. Just. According to a report from Deutsche Bank, 45 million Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets are going to be sold before year’s end, which puts the flagships on par with the Samsung Galaxy S4 which sold the same number two years ago. Luckily, the Galaxy S6 Edge commands a bit more of a profit margin, and while we probably won’t know what kind of profit margin Samsung was able to achieve with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, it’s suffice to say that Samsung is on top of their game again.

Despite this, Samsung might still fall short of its original expected targets, and it’s not like its other product lines are helping with the report citing “struggles” in Samsung’s mid and low end devices. Samsung probably isn’t completely out of the woods yet, but it’s definitely looking better than this time last year, and we’re sure the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (and Edge companion) is going to make some waves later this year in September.


What do you think about Samsung selling 45 million Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Yonhap News via SamMobile

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22
Jun

Samsung on track to sell 45 million Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets this year






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Samsung‘s primary aim with this year’s flagships was presumably to recover lost ground after releasing the Samsung Galaxy S5, and it looks like they’re going to manage it. Just. According to a report from Deutsche Bank, 45 million Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets are going to be sold before year’s end, which puts the flagships on par with the Samsung Galaxy S4 which sold the same number two years ago. Luckily, the Galaxy S6 Edge commands a bit more of a profit margin, and while we probably won’t know what kind of profit margin Samsung was able to achieve with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, it’s suffice to say that Samsung is on top of their game again.

Despite this, Samsung might still fall short of its original expected targets, and it’s not like its other product lines are helping with the report citing “struggles” in Samsung’s mid and low end devices. Samsung probably isn’t completely out of the woods yet, but it’s definitely looking better than this time last year, and we’re sure the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (and Edge companion) is going to make some waves later this year in September.


What do you think about Samsung selling 45 million Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Yonhap News via SamMobile

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18
Jun

Android 5.1.1 update for Samsung Galaxy S5 starts development at Samsung






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We know that an update to Android 5.1.1 for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is well on its way, but what about for its 2014 counterpart, the Samsung Galaxy S5? As it turns out, SamMobile has it on good authority that Samsung has just started on the Android 5.1.1 update for Samsung Galaxy S5 – we’re assuming it’s Android 5.1.1 seeing as that version of Android was just released for the Gaalxy S6 and S6 Edge.

Based on previous updates to older Samsung flagships, Galaxy S5 owners can probably expect a few Galaxy S6 features to creep into their user experience, which is always a good thing, however given that Samsung is only just starting development now, the update for the Galaxy S5 is probably still a few months away. We’re actually a bit surprised that development for the Galaxy S5 wasn’t done in parallel with the Galaxy Note 4 – this doesn’t bode well for the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4, who might not even see an update until Android M is released. We’ll be keeping an eye on this one for any future news.


What do you think about the Android 5.1.1 update for Samsung Galaxy S5 starting development? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: SamMobile

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11
Jun

Android Auto update supports Galaxy S4 and S5 on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon


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Android Auto has recently started making its way into its first cars and after market units, and Google is already hot on patching up early issues. A new update for the Android Auto app, which was launched back in March, has landed on the Play Store, which now ensures compatible with the AT&T, Sprint and Verizon carrier branded Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5.

Apparently something within Samsung’s customized version of Android Lollipop was causing some compatibility issue with Android Auto, causing the software not to run correctly. However, it’s a little difficult to pinpoint exactly what the problem was because of how few users are using the system at the moment. Fortunately, whatever the cause of issue it is now apparently fixed. All phones running Android 5.0 Lollipop are said to be compatible with Android Auto.

The latest update should have already landed on Google Play in your region, or you can download the APK file here.

If the latest update still doesn’t fix some problems, there is another known issue remaining with the Galaxy S4 and S5 and Android Auto. Voice Search may not work correctly without a necessary security update, which can be installed through Security > Security policy updates > Check for updates. The Verizon Wireless LG G3 is also known not to be compatible with Android Auto just yet, but Google and LG are working on a solution.

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Android Auto is still quite new, so the odd niggle here and there is to be expected. The platform will be heading out to a greater number of vehicles over the coming year. If you are interested in a closer look at what Android Auto has to offer, feel free to check out our review from a Hyundai Sonata 2015.

10
Jun

People upgrading to a Samsung Galaxy S6 are mostly coming from other Samsung devices (55%) or Apple (40%)






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Not long ago, we took a look at HTC One M8 not really wanting to update to the HTC One M9 (for various reasons). Thanks to the hard work of mobile trade-in sites CompareMyMobile UK and GadgetValuer USA, we now also have statistics for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and what devices its customers are coming from. After surveying customers from April 10th, the survey has found that 18.5% of them upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S6 – not a bad percentage seeing as how many other devices there are out there.

Of that 18.5%, CompareMyMobile and GadgetValuer say that 55.17% of those converting to a Galaxy S6 have elected to do so after owning another Samsung device, and a whopping 40.69% of them were coming from an Apple device. This is especially surprising seeing as last year, Sony and Nokia converters to the Galaxy S5 made up about 25% of trade-ins, whereas anyone not called Samsung or Apple has made up less than 5% of this year’s trade-ins to a Galaxy S6.

upgrading to a Samsung Galaxy S6If you’re wondering which devices were the actual top trade-ins for the Galaxy S6, they were:

  1. Samsung Galaxy S4
  2. Apple iPhone 5
  3. Samsung Galaxy S5
  4. Apple iPhone 5C
  5. Apple iPhone 5S


The Galaxy S4 topping the list is no surprise at all, but I’m genuinely surprised that so many iPhone users are making the jump to the Galaxy S6 – guess Samsung’s strategy is paying off after all.

What do you think about this data about people upgrading to a Samsung Galaxy S6? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: CompareMyMobile, GadgetValuer

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22
May

Microsoft’s Hyperlapse app gains support for the Moto X, Galaxy S4, Moto G and more


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Released as a beta into the Play Store last week, Microsoft’s new Hyperlapse application allows users to create beautiful time-lapse videos on Android with ease. The app was only originally compatible with a few Samsung devices, the Nexus 5, 6 and 9, the Sony Xperia Z3 and the HTC One M8 and M9. An update was pushed out just four days later, adding support for the OnePlus One, Droid Turbo, Galaxy Note Edge, and a few other devices. To continue the trend of timely updates, Microsoft has just sent out another update, adding support for five more Android devices.

Here are the new devices supported by the app:

  • Moto X (1st Gen.)
  • Moto G (1st Gen.)
  • Moto G (2nd Gen.)
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

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The application is still in beta, so if you’d like to try it, you’ll need to jump through a few hoops to get the download. First, you’ll need to join the Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile for Android preview Google+ community. After that, check out this site to become a tester. Then you can head to the Google Play Store to download the application. As always, it might take a few minutes for the Play Store link to show up for you, so you might need to be patient!

Have you tried the app yet? How are you liking it?



19
May

Achievement unlocked: Samsung has shipped 10 million Galaxy S6 handsets






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Samsung‘s confidence in its latest flagship devices, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, is sky high, and in news that shouldn’t surprise anyone at all, that confidence has been translated into 10 million Galaxy S6 handsets shipped just after a month after the devices were officially released. In fact, a “high ranking Samsung official” allegedly said that sales, not shipments, have already surpassed 10 million and that the 10 million devices shipped mark was passed some time ago. I’m sure we’ll hear about exactly how many devices Samsung has sold so far sooner rather than later, but its impressive nonetheless.

None of this is particularly surprising considering the interest that both these devices have garnered since they were announced at MWC 2015. The only other time Samsung has experienced such popularity was with the Galaxy S4 which met the same target in its first month – arguably, though, the Galaxy S6 is in a much tougher market and has done much better to stand out among fierce competition from all corners of the smartphone world.


What do you think about Samsung shipping 10 million Galaxy S6 handsets in its first month? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Yonhap News via SamMobile

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8
May

Android 5.0 Lollipop now rolling out to the Sprint Galaxy S4


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Sprint is now beginning to roll out Android 5.0 Lollipop to the Samsung Galaxy S4. The update, which will bring the build number up to L720VPUGOD2, is for the non-Spark variant of the device.

So what exactly will this update bring to your S4? Consisting of both aesthetic and under the hood enhancements, Lollipop brings a lot to the table. Google has included a ton of visual changes with its new Material Design guidelines, as well as a ton of new animations throughout the UI. These changes won’t be as noticeable as they are on a device running vanilla Android, thanks to Samsung’s Touchwiz overlay. Some additional features include the switch to the Android Runtime (ART), Priority Mode notifications, Smart Lock and much more. According to the software update page, it doesn’t look like Sprint has included any carrier-specific changes in this update.

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As is the case with other software updates, Lollipop will make its way to your device over the next few days. If you’d like to check for the update manually, head to Settings>More>About device>Software update.



8
May

Android 5.0 Lollipop now rolling out to Sprint Galaxy S4






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Samsung has certainly done a fairly good job of turning their update image around over the last few months. I remember a time when updates to anything over a year old was a pipe dream and if it did land, it would be for the international variant. Now we are seeing a near weekly push from one carrier or another to one device or another that is putting Android 5.0 Lollipop in the hands of consumers. Today we see word on the Sprint support page for the Samsung Galaxy S4 in regards to updating to Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Sprint is a little caddy about what all is included though. We have seen Verizon start pushing Lyft into updates while AT&T is pushing Uber in. Sprints last update to the Galaxy S4 was back in July of 2014 and brought along the HD Voice icon and some Google security patches. With the Lollipop update that is all they list in the description section. Not that it is a bad thing if they just handed over Android 5.0, but I am sure there are apps removed, things fixed and possibly new things included.


If you are still sporting a stock Samsung Galaxy S4 on the Now Network, then be on the lookout for a software update. It will be rolling out in stages as usual, but you can always head into Settings > More > System Update > Update Samsung Software > Check Now. Undoubtedly you will need well over 50% battery life, a solid Wi-Fi connection and plenty of time to kill for the file to download and install. Previous updates on other carriers seemed to land around 1GB. In the end, you should end up Android 5.0 Lollipop with version number L720VPUGOD2.

Source: Sprint

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8
May

Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S4 gets Android 5.0 Lollipop


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It’s a known fact that old technology–even if its only three years–often doesn’t get updated to the latest and greatest, such as Android 5.0 Lollipop. We’ve seen this time and time again with Samsung and LG devices. Thankfully, Galaxy S4 owners aren’t apart of that crowd, and users touting the device on Sprint should be getting the update sometime today.

If you haven’t been prompted to download the new firmware version, select the check for updates option in your smartphone. However, keep in mind that you may not receive it today, as these updates are often rolled out in stages, as is the case with many carriers.

Have you received Android 5.0 Lollipop on your Galaxy S4 yet? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

source: Sprint

 

 

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