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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

T-Mobile begins rolling out Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to the Galaxy S5


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Having recently become one of the first carriers to update its Samsung Galaxy S6 handsets to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, T-Mobile has now quickly followed up with an update for its Galaxy S5 customers.

An update with the build number G900TUVU1FOF6 has begun rolling out to S5 owners today, although the company has not yet officially announced the update or listed a change log for us to dissect.

However, we know from the previous S6 update that Android 5.1.1 includes new features such as Smart Lock factory reset, the option to remove toggles from the Notification panel, and a slight update to the Material Design elements in Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.

Samsung also introduced the Guest Mode from stock Android, a new Parallax Effect for wallpapers, and alphabetical app draw ordering with the Galaxy S6 update, so these features should hopefully carry over to the Galaxy S5 update as well. It is also likely that the new camera RAW file format and ISO adjustment options will be made available, at least when using third party camera apps.

The update is gradually rolling out over the air or can be grabbed as a manual download through Samsung’s Kies software. T-mobile seems to be ticking all of the right boxes with its fast update process.

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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5
Jun

Samsung reportedly working on a Galaxy S5 Neo, Exynos processor in tow


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Samsung is no stranger to releasing new smartphone variants just about every month, oftentimes recycling its familiar design language and just changing around the internals. Last year we saw the release of the Galaxy S3 Neo, a repurposed Galaxy S3 proper with slightly different specifications. It looks like the company is looking to continue that trend with last year’s flagship, according to a new rumor from the folks at SamMobile.

Samsung is reportedly gearing up to launch the Galaxy S5 Neo, which will feature mostly identical specifications to the S5 proper, with only a few notable changes. The device will feature a 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, a 16MP rear-facing camera and a 2800mAh battery. Even the dimensions will be the exact same as the S5 – 142×72.5×8.1mm and 145 grams. Instead of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor, though, the S5 Neo will feature a 1.6GHz 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7580 processor, a Mali-T720 GPU, and an upgraded 5MP front-facing camera. Both camera sensors will reportedly be provided by Samsung.

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The new device will come in both single-SIM (SM-G903F) and dual-SIM (SM-G903FD) variants. The report states that the dual-SIM model may be released in markets such as India, China and Russia, and will feature LTE-A connectivity. Both variants will run Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, though the author wasn’t sure whether or not the newest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI would make it to the new handset. No pricing or availability information was given in the report.

Seeing as how the company probably has a few extra Galaxy S5 units hanging around due to the handset’s poor sales, rebranding the device as the S5 Neo might be a good way to get rid of some extra units. We’ll let you know if we hear anything more about this handset.

4
Jun

Rumored SM-G903F device resurfaces, could be a powerful player in India


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According to a GFXBench listing, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo project might not be dead after all, and it’s showing some impressive mid-range specs. We saw earlier rumors on this project late last year.

Rumored to hit Indian, Russian, and Brazilian markets, the Galaxy S5 Neo will allegedly sport a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display, a yet to be announced Exynos 7580 SoC, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. It also is said to feature a 2,800mAh battery, a 16-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front-facing solution. It looks like it is sporting Android 5.1 Lollipop as well.

Read more: Samsung Galaxy S5 review: sticking with what already works

The device is showing up under model number SM-G903F, and will come in both single-SIM and dual-SIM options.

It’s certainly too early to begin talking about release dates, but if the device ever comes to fruition, it seems like it could be a powerful player in Indian and Russian markets.

source: SamMobile

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21
May

Limited-edition Skrillex Live Case series launched by Google, brings more than protection and art to your device






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Google is always doing something crazy. Often times the things they are working on are hidden in the depth of the Googleplex only to be unveiled when they are good and ready to show it off. A recent collaboration that Google has been involved in has just been announced and boy is it an interesting one. The search giant has partnered up with electronic music sensation Skrillex to bring a series of limited edition cases for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

Skrillex Live Case from Google

The Skrillex Live Case is much more than an artistic shell that depicts the Grammy-winning producers life long fascination with space though. With Google’s help, the Skrillex Live Case brings something pretty outstanding to your device, a button that gives you VIP access to Skrillex content and an a companion live wallpaper. Again, not just your average live wallpaper that shows some crazy colors or light flows. No, the live wallpaper will update over the course of your day depicting stunning images of Earth from the stratosphere. Where it gets a little bit cooler is that the images are being shot with a special designed satellite balloon that Google and Skrillex designed, names after his dog Nanou, and sent up not to long ago.


Another killer bonus to the project is that once the satellite balloon has completed its mission, a lucky fan will be able to actually win the darn thing and it is signed by Skrillex. As for the VIP access to Skrillex content, the buyers of the Skrillex Live Case will be given access to a free OWSLA album from the Play Store. You will also get updates about Skrillex sent directly to your phone. The button that is built into the case launches Skrillex’s music feed on YouTube. The button is customizable too. Meaning you can set it to open your camera, other apps or web links.

The Skrillex Live Case limited edition cases are all individually numbered and are available on the Google Play Store starting today through the end of June for $40. If Skrillex isn’t your style, don’t get all down in the dumps as Google states there are other collaborations already in the works that they can’t wait to tell us about.

Hit the Google Store to check out the cases and an order placed. I am thinking the Lil Planet one would look killer on my Note 4.

Source: Google

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18
May

Recent price drops for Boost Mobile


Is it time for a new smartphone for you or someone you know? We’re here to help you out in whatever way possible. Be it in the form of covering major announcements, creating buyer’s guides or something else, we aim to please.

Today we’re compiling a list of devices that have been discounted in the last few days. Specifically, we’re looking at Boost Mobile. We have been keeping our eyes open, bouncing around between the official carrier sites, Amazon, and Best Buy.

Here are some of the models that have seen a decent price drop ($10+) in the last couple of days. Perhaps your next phone is among these.

 

 

 

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