Samsung rolling out Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for the Galaxy S6 in France, Malaysia, the UAE & Vietnam

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If you own a Galaxy S6 and live in France, Malaysia, the UAE or Vietnam, you may want to listen up as Samsung has just started pushing out the long-awaited Android 5.0.2 update. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade transports the latest build of Lollipop to the handset, in addition to a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements.

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Wait What? Consumer Reports thinks you should buy the Galaxy S5 instead of the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge

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While just about every reviewer has been praising the Galaxy S6 (including myself) and Galaxy S6 Edge, Consumer Reports isn’t in love with either phone. They do admit that both phones rank as among the best that you can buy today, but their overall scores rank them lower than the Galaxy S5.

They feel the loss of the removable battery, microSD slot, water resistance, and overall battery life on the Galaxy S6 and Edge makes the Galaxy S5 the better buy if you’re looking for a smartphone right now. They do praise the rapid charging capabilities, the ability to wirelessly charge it via Qi and Powermat, and the gorgeous display, but they don’t feel they are enough to capture your hard earned dollars.

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Samsung announces ARTIK platform for IoT development

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Samsung continues their work to develop tools and platforms to help developers accelerate their efforts to implement technology that can easily be used by regular consumers. Their latest announcement on this front is for their new Internet of Things (IoT) platform called ARTIK. According to Samsung’s Young Sohn, president and chief strategy officer, “ARTIK allows developers to rapidly turn great ideas into market leading IoT products and applications.” Read more

Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise sorties onto Samsung’s Gear VR headset

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There’s a pretty good chance that you’ve probably played at least one game in the Angry Birds franchise, whether it was on your smartphone, tablet, Roku, Xbox, Playstation, smart TV, I could go on, but I’m sure you get the picture already. Angry Birds is available on almost any platform you could wish. Never one to stand still, Rovio has shown off an Angry Birds demo on Samsung’s Gear VR headset at the Rock in Rio festival that was recently held in Las Vegas.

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Is this the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active?

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Samsung has released ‘Active’ versions of their flagship phones since the Galaxy S4 in 2013. The Galaxy S6 will continue that streak for the company and here we have an alleged image of the Galaxy S6 Active. It shows the device, obviously for AT&T, built with durability as the focus. The camera and heart rate monitor have not moved at all, but the speaker is now situated on rear’s bottom left corner.

The internal specifications are likely to remain the same and Samsung is said to be swapping out the 2600mAh battery for one sized at 3500mAh. So this device will have durability and longevity on its side.

Source: GSMArena

Samsung’s now pushing out a maintenance update for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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Earlier today, Samsung started rolling out yet another maintenance update for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. This time the upgrade carries the build number XXXU1AOE3 and transports a lot of much-needed bug fixes, including a more streamlined fingerprint recognition process, improved compatibility with accessories and lots more.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

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