Android Lollipop now rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on Verizon

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Verizon has been busy recently with rollouts of the Android Lollipop operating system to many devices in their portfolio. The latest device to join the list is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The update for the Galaxy Note 3 brings all of the expected Lollipop improvements like Material Design for apps and some under the hood optimizations to help with battery life. Verizon indicates they have incorporated Samsung’s tweaks to the Touchwiz interface as well.
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Galaxy S6 Edge sales exceed expectations

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According to industry sources, the Galaxy S6 Edge is selling exceptionally well. So well in fact that the current supply is unlikely to meet the demand at the moment. With the device up for pre-order for a few weeks and going on-sale officially in over 20 countries, over a week ago, sources are saying the S6 Edge accounts for 50 percent of shipments worldwide, about 20-30 percent higher than predicted. An industry insider had this to say:


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[Deal] Cricket Wireless Offering Samsung Galaxy S6 for $19.99 Initial Payment

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ATLANTA, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Cricket Wireless announces the new Samsung Galaxy S® 6 will be available in its stores and on cricketwireless.com, beginning April 24. This amazing smartphone retails for$649.99, but thanks to Cricket’s new Phone Payment Plans*, customers can get the Galaxy S 6 for $19.99 initial phone payment, with approved credit, and a smartphone plan. Alternatively, customers can take advantage of Cricket’s 90 days same-as-cash payment option after a $49.99 initial payment, and no credit check.


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The Galaxy S6 is more durable than the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy S6 Edge, and even the Galaxy S5

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SquareTrade already started a swarm of speculation that the Galaxy S6 Edge is more bendable than the iPhone 6 Plus, but this new video is a little more positive for Samsung.

It pits the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 plus against each other to find out how they compare as far as durability. The Galaxy S6 took 1st place overall, which is surprising in that I would have figured that the S5 would win this one. The S6 was found to be the least bendable at 110 pounds of pressure, and all three Galaxy phones survived the drop test with flying colors.


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Nuance partners with Samsung to use the Gear S smartwatch as a physician’s dictation device

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Samsung’s Gear S is an interesting smartwatch; it runs Tizen firmware and has cellular connectivity along with having a curved 2-inch AMOLED display. Now it seems that Nuance, the company behind the Dragon – Naturally Speaking software, want’s to turn the Gear S into a dictation tool for physicians, according to an announcement at the 2015 Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference being held in Chicago.


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Samsung publishes the Galaxy S6 Experience app to the Play Store

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You would have to have been living on the moon if you weren’t already aware of the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones, and even then, there’s a chance you might have seen something. In case you are unsure what the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets are all about, Samsung has published the Galaxy S6 Experience app to the Google Play Store for you to browse through.


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Huawei rumored to offering Samsung designers more money and higher level positions to work for them

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Is Huawei trying to steal away Samsung’s designers and technicians? If so, you certainly can’t blame them for the effort as Samsung is most certainly poised to have their most successful Galaxy S ever with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The refined and refreshed look of the S6 and S6 Edge seems to have caught Huawei’s attention as reports are coming that the company is not only offering more money, but higher level positions are also being dangled to Samsung’s design engineers. More independence is also rumored to be promised to these candidates which is essentially an engineers/designers dream. If these people were to take Huawei’s offer, you certainly can’t blame them.

Do you guys think Samsung’s own engineers can steer Huawei into a serious contender in the mobile phone industry?

source: Korea Times