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By now, you will have heard that Samsung‘s flagship devices, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, are quite amazing devices. Accordingly, they are extremely popular pretty much everywhere that they have gone on sale, so it should come as no surprise that both devices are killing it in Samsung’s native South Korea. Yonhap News is reporting that sales for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have been “much higher than expected” and that sales have reached an “all-time high” compared to previous Galaxy S devices, and that’s high praise indeed seeing as the Galaxy S4 sold like hotcakes too.
What’s most interesting is that up to 50% of the sales in Korea have been for the S6 Edge, the more expensive of the two flagship. Even an anonymous Samsung official has admitted that their company had “failed to make a precise prediction of demand”, which isn’t exactly a bad problem to have, but customers wanting the S6 Edge might have to wait a little longer for theirs as Samsung catches up on supply. You can bet that Samsung will come out with some pretty impressive statistics in the next few days to highlight exactly how good sales have been.
What do you think about the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge’s popularity? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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Samsung needed a winner in its 2015 flagship and all indications are saying that Samsung is expecting record sales for the Samsung Galaxy S6. Mission accomplished, right? Well, Samsung is actually going to have its work cut out for it keeping up with the demand, not only for the flat-screened Galaxy S6, but particularly for […]
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Although there have been two new iterations in the Galaxy S lineup since its launch, the Galaxy S4 is still a great device. For those who are on AT&T’s network and still own this device, you should be getting a nice update sometime in the near future. AT&T has just begun pushing out Android 5.0.1 Lollipop to the Samsung Galaxy S4. The update, which is 947MB in size, carries build number LRX22C.1337UCUGOC3.
Multiple other Samsung devices have already gotten the Lollipop update including the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and 4, and some variants of the Galaxy Note Edge. The most notable changes you’ll see with Lollipop are some improvements in the UI with Google’s new Material Design guidelines, Priority Mode notifications, Smart Lock security features and much more.
According to the AT&T update page, this is what you’ll get with the new update:
- Songs, photos, apps, and even recent searches from one Android device can be immediately enjoyed across all of your Android devices.
- New User Interface look and feel, more fluid motions
- Priority mode to only allow certain notifications to get through
- Battery saving features and remaining time left to charge or deplete indicators
- Smart Lock to secure phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like a wearable or car
- Most frequently used settings available with just two swipes down from the top screen
- Removal of Code Scanner, Browser Bar and Softcard apps
Since the update is so large in size, AT&T requires that you download it over Wi-Fi. If you have yet to receive the OTA, you may have to wait a day or two before it comes to your device.
S4 owners, how are you liking the new update?
Patience is a virtue they say. While I can agree with that to some degree, technology and the “instant” gratification it can bring certainly makes our patience run thin when it comes to updates. Those of you that are still holding on to dear life with your Samsung Galaxy S4 with AT&T are in for […]
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Rejoice, Galaxy S4 owners! AT&T is giving your device it’s first Lollipop update today. Going directly to version 5.0.1, this update should bring new life to your S4. This update is a huge 947MB, and comes with plenty of new features that have been touted in Android’s latest iteration. Surprisingly, you will see this update get rid of some bloatware apps that were previously stuck on your device.
The removal of some of this bloatware plus a faster Android version should result in you seeing a quicker experience on your Galaxy S4. A list of the features included in this update along with a step-by-step walk-through on downloading the update is available at AT&T’s software updates page. After updating, you should see “Android version: 5.0.1″ and “Build Number: LRX22C.1337UCUGOC3″ under the “About Device” menu in your phone.
Have you updated your Samsung Galaxy S4 to Lollipop yet? Give us your thoughts on it down in the comments!
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I’ve lost count of how many Samsung handsets have received an Android Lollipop update this year, but the Galaxy S4 LTE (GT-I9505) is the latest to join the list, at least for owners in the United Kingdom.
The Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update began rolling out earlier today, bringing the new Material Design-esque Touchwiz interface, tweaked apps, and performance and battery improvements to Samsung’s LTE equipped Galaxy S4. The standard Galaxy S4 received its own 5.0.1 Lollipop update about a month ago.
You should spot an OTA update notification come through at some point, if it hasn’t already. Alternatively, the update can be installed through Samsung’s KIES software suite.
Financially speaking, 2014 was a rough year for Samsung Mobile given its poor sales performance and the subsequent aftermath that included everything from internal staff changes to terminating services to a supposed “fresh start” with the Galaxy S6. Given what we have seen at MWC 2015 so far, it looks like the company took some major initiative in seeking to fix what ails it: the S6 (and S6 Edge) has no plastic on its body, has a cleaner, leaner TouchWiz, and will even come in a 128GB variant.
It’s so good that Andy Tu, General Manager of Mobile Communication at Samsung Taiwan, has gone on record to state that he expects the S6 to surpass all of its previous incarnations. Specifically, the Galaxy S4 is the phone to beat as last year’s Galaxy S5 was found to have sold 40% less than expected.
While this is a very big claim indeed, the company’s revised game plan will aid it well given that Mr. Tu indicated Samsung will focus on the S6 and Note 4 during Q2 2015, with supporting focus on the lower-end Galaxy A and Galaxy E products. Of interest is the fact that neither the Note Edge nor the S6 Edge were mentioned, perhaps a given when considering the higher price points and more niche-oriented appeal the pair of devices have.
Take a quick look at our hands on impressions here, and be sure to check out all of our coverage on the Galaxy S6 to see just what everyone is so hyped up.
Looks like those Exynos sporting Samsung Galaxy S4 owners in Russia are starting to see a hefty update roll out to their devices. It is being reported that Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is starting its push in the country to the GT-I9500 variant of the device and is coming in at a rather enormous 1049MB. It […]
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As we now progress into the second month of 2015, word has it that Samsung is providing a Lollipop update to the Galaxy S4 in Russia. While it is neither the first Galaxy phone to receive Android 5.0, nor the first Galaxy S4 variant, it stands as an achievement for the fact that Samsung has brought the new OS build to hardware that is approaching the two year mark.
The device in question is the GT-I9500, Exynos-variant, and it is receiving 5.0.1 to be precise. The update is so large that several Google Applications (Books, Play Movies and others) need to be removed in order to facilitate the 1049.17MB download file. The Software Update screen also indicates that the OS will take up an additional 950MB beyond what was previously allocated to the OS, thus ensuring that users have less on-board storage space to work with.
Now with Lollipop, the S4 joins the Russian Galaxy Note 3 to round out 2013’s flagship updates. With this out of the way, it’s possible Samsung will begin working on its rumored Galaxy Note 2 Lollipop update, as well as disseminating the Note 3 and S4 OTA to other territories.
While owners of handsets might be breathing a sigh of relief, the same can’t be said for anyone who owns a Samsung tablet, of which there were almost a dozen variants released last year alone, though not a single one has received an update to the new OS build. The most likely candidates are the two Galaxy Tab S variants given their flagship status, however it’s now going on a third month since the release of Lollipop and Samsung is still mum on any details. To be sure there is significantly more work to be done in updating the tablet OS given its unique Magazine UX scheme, although at the very least a timeline would be appreciated.
In an effort to increase awareness, gain more attention and draw further interest towards its new Android application, Burger King has today announced that it will be offering a selection of mid-range smartphones completely free of charge on a 2-year contract through US carriers Sprint and Verizon.
The selection of handsets is somewhat limited, though. At this precise moment in time, customers have he option to choose from either the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One (E8), LG G3 Vigor, HTC One Remix, and LG G2.
Here’s what Burger King had to say regarding the promotion:
To celebrate the release of the new Burger King App for Android we have a free Android smartphone offer. Pick a phone, with a new or upgrade 2 year activation and start redeeming your offers in the Burger King App.
If you want to take advantage of this offer, hit the source link below to install the Burger King app on your smartphone or tablet.
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