The Galaxy S6 has been available to purchase for a couple of weeks now, and if you haven’t read Rob’s review of it yet, you can catch up here. The review said that the Galaxy S6 was ‘knocking on the door of perfection‘, this bodes well for the upcoming Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 because today’s leak says that it will sport a Galaxy S6 inspired design. More details after the break.
Two of the world’s most popular devices were not able to work with Android Auto prior to today. An update to Google Play Services, which is rolling out right now, bring’s support for Google’s automobile-focused platform to the Galaxy S6 (which we reviewed) and Galaxy S6 Edge. Other devices were (and still are) left out from Android Auto support, but Google did the right thing by adding two Samsung devices that millions of consumers will purchase this year and next.
Samsung consistently produces advertisements between commercials and high-profile displays to promote its flagship devices. It certainly helps that Samsung has massively deep pockets to do so. So the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are going to receive plenty of Samsung’s attention through the rest of 2015 and into next year. The latest ad focuses on the vivid 5.1-inch display that has 2560×1440 resolution. Those numbers translate to the Galaxy S6 having nearly six hundred pixels per inch.
Hit the break to see the ad.
Samsung has just filed trademarks for something known as the Wheel UX as well as a new wearable known as the Gear W. The former is reportedly the UI which is tailored to work with the crown or wheel that Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch is expected to sport. Read more
If you own a Galaxy Note 4 and live in Bosnia, Uruguay or Herzegovina, you may want to pin your ears back as Samsung has just started pushing out the long-awaited Android 5.0.1 update to the handset. 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.
Samsung has announced that its flagship smartphone of 2015, the Galaxy S6, and its curved sibling, the Galaxy S6 Edge, have been drawing less attention from consumers in South Korea than expected — so it’s quite possible the company won’t reach its regional sales target of over 50 million.
If you’re considering rooting your Galaxy S6, you may want to listen up, as it has been brought to our attention that doing so will disable Samsung Pay — a service you may not think you use, but probably do.
Theming your phone is nothing new, but companies like HTC and Samsung are making it easier than ever with their new Theming apps. After spending time with both the One M9 and the Galaxy S6, it’s clear that HTC has an early lead since it’s so easy to create your own themes on the phone itself.
Samsung, on the other hand, is pushing for developers to create themes. However, it appears that you really don’t need any prior development experience to create themes for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active from AT&T is now getting the Android 5.0 update, after the Galaxy S4 started receiving the update not too long ago.
Sources are indicating the Qualcomm and Samsung have reached a deal for the next generation of Snapdragon processors, the Snapdragon 820, to be produced at Samsung’s foundries. In the past, Qualcomm has primarily used Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and other smaller chip plants to produce their processors. However, Samsung’s move to develop and deploy a 14-nanometer production process, compared to everyone else’s 20-nanometer production, appears to have been enough to convince Qualcomm to make the move. With a smaller process in place, Samsung’s plant can produce chips that are cheaper, smaller and use less energy. Read more