Samsung testing Samsung Pay with local companies to address difficulties


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

Android 5.1.1 rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos


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.

source: SamMobile

Samsung is awarded trademark for ‘Galaxy S6 Edge+’ by USPTO


In recent weeks, we’ve seen various stories about the impending announcement of a larger Galaxy S6 handset with dual edges, and most recently seen its leaked dimensions and specifications. In yet another hint that the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus handset is more than just a rumour, here we have Samsung being awarded a trademark for the ‘Galaxy S6 Edge+‘ moniker.

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Samsung begins rolling out Android 5.1.1 OTA update for the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE

Galaxy Tab 4 8.0(1)

If you are the owner of an LTE-equipped Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 (SM-T335), you’ve probably been lamenting the fact that your device has been left behind on a seemingly obsolete version of Android, version 4.4.2 KitKat. It could well be time to turn that frown upside down though, as Samsung has begun rolling an update for the tablet in Switzerland, all the way to Android 5.1.1.

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Samsung’s Galaxy A8 gets manhandled in Quick Start video prior to its release

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We’ve heard rumours for a couple of months now that Samsung were in the process of readying its Galaxy A8 smartphone for launch, and this is surely the clearest hint yet. A quick start video has been released of the handset being manhandled by China’s TENAA (China’s version of the FCC), showing off its various features and specifications.

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