Samsung, Microsoft expand partnership to bring more services to Android devices

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Samsung and Microsoft have announced they are expanding their partnership, a move that will lead to more Microsoft services and apps being pre-installed on Samsung Android devices. The cornerstone of the new plan will be a Microsoft Office 365 and Samsung KNOX Business Pack which will be available as soon as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are released. Read more

Say goodbye to bloatware #2: The Galaxy S6 allows you to remove (most) pre-installed apps

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One of the things that users frequently complain about smartphones is the amount of pre-installed apps, or bloatware if you will. It’s something that is present on many handsets, with Samsung’s offerings being one of the worst offenders thanks to its own suite of Galaxy Apps that come pre-installed. There are signs though that users will be able to say goodbye to bloatware from the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets thanks to a post on the XDA Forums by Jeshter2000, who has managed to get his hands on a Galaxy S6 Edge running pre-release firmware. Read more

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 receives Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update in France via OTA and Kies

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If you are the proud owner of a Galaxy Tab S 10.5 WiFi (SM-T800) tablet and you reside in France, you might want to dig into your settings and start tapping the software update button. Why? Because Samsung is pushing the Lollipop update to your device as we speak.

Update: According to a reader, the lollipop OTA is hitting the Tab S 10.5 WiFi in Canada as well! Read more

Download the 12 stock wallpapers of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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So, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is getting closer and closer to becoming available in the retail shops, but what if you are in the middle of a contract or can’t afford to get the Next Big Thing? Well, you can always choose to give your current phone a fresh lick of paint by installing some new wallpapers. On that topic, we have the stock wallpapers of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets available for download after the break.

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Promotional videos from AT&T show the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and HTC One M9

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Promoting a new device is typically done through the manufacturer itself, but carriers have some work to do as well. These days, devices are released through multiple carriers; therefore, they need to make sure that consumers choose a specific device on their network. That is the reasoning for the carriers releasing promotional videos focusing on certain handsets. For two of the year’s most popular devices, AT&T has gone the route of in-depth promotional videos. The carrier has a single video covering the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge while another video highlights the HTC One M9. Covered in the videos are specifications and unique services bundled with the devices.

Hit the break for the videos.

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Samsung expected to sell more than 55 million units of its next flagship

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There is no question that Samsung is the most powerful hardware manufacturer in the Android world. The company sells devices around the world that amass for millions of units being in the hands of consumers. The upcoming Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will, after launching next month, continue Samsung’s path of dominance in the mobile industry.

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Pre-orders commence for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in the U.K.

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Most U.K. retailers and major carriers have opened the doors to take pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. The available offers reveal some aggressive pricing for buyers willing to enter into two-year contracts. This may be driven by Samsung’s desire to reassert their leadership position in the smartphone market around the globe. Read more