One of the biggest questions about the Note Edge from people after it was announced along side the Note 4 revolved around how much it would cost. It was assumed that the premium device would cost a pretty penny. If German preorders are any indication the device is going to retail for a good chunk of change.
Apple has been the butt of a lot of jokes since they announced their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, especially from various Android manufacturers like HTC and Samsung. Well, less than a full day after Apple’s launch event, Samsung is back for a little more friendly taunting with a couple of knee-slapping commercials.
Plenty of devices are seeing software updates this week and now we can add yet another to the mix. T-Mobile is rolling out an over-the-air (OTA) update to its Galaxy S 4 starting today. In the New Features category, the Galaxy S 4 is getting Android 4.4.4. On the Improvements side, T-Mobile says Wi-Fi calling has been enhanced.
Just yesterday, the Galaxy S 5 from Verizon received the same update that includes the latest version of Android.
Unless you hid yourself from the world yesterday, you probably know about the two new iPhone models, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Neither brought anything all that new or exciting into play, but both do sport bigger screens than in the past (4.7-inches for the iPhone 6 and 5.5-inches for the 6 Plus). Now, following HTC and Sony’s lead, Samsung are having their fun with the announcement.
Owners of the Galaxy S 5 on Verizon, be prepared for a software update. Fellow TalkAndroid writer Jack Holt shared the screenshot above that shows his Samsung device receiving a bump to Android 4.4.4 alongside some Bluetooth fixes. This means that Big Red’s version of the Galaxy S 5 is now running the latest version of Android.
Verizon customers that own the HTC One (M8), you can expect your update starting today.
Source: +Jack Holt
Samsung’s WatchON app is relatively popular — in addition to its ability to control set-top boxes and TVs, it can also play on-demand content (both free and paid).
Today, Samsung released WatchON Plus to the Play Store, but is only available to Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 owners. The app features an updated UI, but doesn’t appear to have any added functionality.
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Just in case the Sony Xperia Z3 and/or the Moto X (2014) wallpapers weren’t enough for you, we now have the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 wallpapers for your downloading pleasure. The Note 4 sports a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display so these bad boys are quite large (2560 x 2560) to show off that amazing display. Of course you can crop them as your heart desires. Hit the break to grab a few or all eight.
We have already seen some information surfacing on the Samsung SM-A500, a mid-tier phone based on the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, thanks to entries with the Bluetooth SIG and the GFXBench site. Sources are now revealing some information about the device which is part of a new line of smartphones from Samsung. According to these sources, the SM-A500 will have a full metal body and will not have a removable back cover. That will differ from the Galaxy Alpha and many other Samsung devices that have hit the market recently. However, the source does not indicate whether the back cover will also be made of metal or a faux metal solution like what LG did with the LG G3.
Samsung’s Gear VR has officially arrived and with it comes a Super AMOLED display, 3D graphics, and an immersive 360-degree viewing experience. The Virtual Reality device can pair up with the Note 4 for a QHD screen and the Gear Circle for flawless, quality sound to go along with your current activity. For more information. hit the break, and just scroll!
An Android Wear software update is currently rolling out to two of the platform’s existing devices. The Moto 360 and Gear Live are greeting owners with version 4.4W.1 (KGW42N). Since these devices from Motorola and Samsung are receiving the update as we speak, it is safe to assume that the LG G Watch is going to be getting it very soon.