Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge (reviewed here) handsets are certainly proving to be popular thanks to both the handsets being well-received as well as Samsung and the carriers giving away a Gear VR with each pre-order. Verizon customers had the added bonus of being able to choose between the Gear VR headset or Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch but it seems that demand has outstripped supply of the Gear S2 wearable, with Verizon now informing affected customers of delayed delivery times. Read more
After all the excitement of MWC 2016 that saw the announcements of flagship devices such as the stylish Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, the modular LG G5, and Xiaomi’s budget-busting Mi 5, we are back to our normal daily routine. Thanks to Samsung’s habit of releasing new devices almost every other week, though, that doesn’t mean we will be short on leaks and rumours. Speaking of which, renders of a couple of its latest low to mid-range tablets, the Galaxy Tab A 7.0 and Galaxy Tab E 7.0 have emerged. Read more
With Mobile World Congress 2016 looming large on the horizon, excitement levels are at a high while we wait for the LG G5, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets to be announced. That doesn’t mean that current handsets have ceased to exist, though, with today’s news of Samsung updating the Note 5 (SM-N920C) to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Read more
If you are rocking a Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910V) courtesy of Verizon, you’ll be glad to find out that the U.S. carrier is in the process of rolling out an update to your handset. While the new firmware, that bumps the Note 4 up to software version LMY47X.N910VVRU2BPA1, is still based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (boo-hoo!), the update is said to include performance tweaks, the latest security patches, as well as some bug fixes. We have the changelog after the break. Read more
Samsung’s Galaxy Note range of smartphones is famous for introducing us to the S Pen, a smart stylus that has grown more useful with every new iteration. Before the Note 5 was announced last year, we had rumours stating that the Note 5’s S Pen would eject by itself when prompted to by the handset’s firmware, and this year? Well, this year it could well be that the S Pen will double as a kickstand. Read more
Smartphone and tablet accessory group Zagg has confirmed the purchase of battery case maker Mophie for a whopping $100 million.
Online travel website Expedia has launched an exclusive app for Samsung users to help them book their trips easily and avail additional perks. Thanks to the new partnership between Expedia and Samsung, those who use Galaxy smartphones can get cheaper flights and hotels after downloading the app.
Samsung’s marketing execs seem to really enjoy taking digs at Apple. They recently took on the iPhone’s lack of wireless charging capabilities. Now they are going after one of the biggest differences between the iOS operating system and Google’s Android that powers Samsung’s TouchWiz interface – customization. Read more
Well, that didn’t take long. After leaving Europe to make do with the Galaxy S6 Edge+ in 2015, many Note fans wondered whether other regions would share the same fate of being unable to upgrade to the Note 5. As was previously rumoured, though, Samsung is putting those fears to bed in India, at least. Note fans in India will be pleased to find out that the Note 5 will be available to purchase from September 20th.
The Galaxy Note 5 was only announced last week, but it’s already shipping to some buyers in the United States. And you know what that means, yes, Samsung’s Galaxy Note has been put through the dreaded drop test already.