Samsung has finally begun rolling out the much-anticipated Lollipop update to all unlocked variants of its flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 4, located in Russia. As for as added functionality goes, this upgrade transports the latest build of the Android operating system to the handset, in addition to a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements.
Samsung is now distributing the long-awaited Android 5.0.2 update to all variants of the Galaxy A5 (SM-A500FU) located in Russia. The upgrade transports the functionality of Lollipop, an improved battery life and better performance to the handset.
We’ve heard an awful lot about Samsung’s upcoming high-end smartphone, the Galaxy A8, over the course of the past few months, but we haven’t had any indication of when it’s supposed to launch. Up until now that is. Earlier today, a picture emerged online promoting the unofficial phone in an independent retailer’s brochure, thus suggesting that its release is imminent.
If you’ve ever let yourself get out of shape and then attempted to reverse the process, you’ll know that it’s hard work. Results take time, and sometimes you can lose heart when you don’t see solid evidence that your effort is rewarded with sculpted muscles. Of course, if you have a Samsung smartphone, you can make use of the Korean tech company’s S Health fitness app to both track your progress and to measure just how much exercise you are actually doing, as shown in the infographic below.
According to Dutch retailer NieuweMobiel.NL Samsung is changing the name on the planned J1 Pop Android phone to the J1 Ace. The original Samsung J1 was a low end android smartphone that started the “J” line of phones. So expect to be seeing similar lower end phones under that line.
Samsung is believed to be targeting the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in September as the official launch of their new Samsung Pay platform. Samsung Pay was already delayed from a joint launch with the Samsung Galaxy S6 earlier this year. However, Samsung reportedly is struggling with technical issues prompting the company to test with local companies to get more “real world” feedback. Sources indicate Samsung is having trouble getting the system to work as smoothly as desired, especially with older equipment still used by retailers. Read more
We’ve known for a while now that Samsung is testing the upcoming successor to the Galaxy J1, but at last we have some evidence that shows that the Galaxy J2 is in its final testing phase. The smartphone has popped up in the official GeekBench results database with the model number SM-J200F.
Users of the AT&T Galaxy S5 have been anxiously awaiting the 5.1 update. T-Mobile has already rolled it out to theirs and many thought the AT&T variant would follow soon after.
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos are reporting that an update for their device taking it up to Android 5.1.1 has started to hit their devices as an over-the-air update. The Galaxy S6 Duos is a dual-sim version of the Galaxy S6 and is only available in a limited number of markets around the globe. Despite the limited numbers, owners will be pleased to see that Samsung did not leave them behind.
Like the Android 5.1.1 update on their other devices, Samsung includes a variety of UI enhancements, improvements to security and performance, and support for advanced camera features, although those require a third-party camera app to take advantage of them. The update also includes a parallax wallpaper effect.
Users can wait for the OTA notification to show up on their device or try to update using Samsung Kies.
Samsung has released a new app on the Play Store called RE:Shakespeare that takes some of Shakespeare’s famous work and reworks into something for modern audiences. The app has a little bit of everything, from digital play scenes to remixed Shakespearian beatboxes. Read more