In aid of a new promotion, Samsung and Marvel have teamed up to launch a series of Avengers themed products for the Galaxy S6, which include a series of accessories, themes and an Iron Man edition of the S6 Edge.
If you happened to see Avengers: Age of Ultron, then you may have noticed that Samsung has a pretty strong presence in the movie from phones to tablets. This is obviously part of a big marketing program that will include accessories for both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. You can already find Avengers themes in the Samsung Themes store.
According to a new report, Samsung is exploring the possibilities of launching yet another Edge-branded smartphone ahead of the Note 5 Edge’s debut in September.
It’s hardly a surprise that Samsung is planning on releasing an Active variant of its Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone. In recent days we’ve seen leaked press images, carrier-branded pictures and rumours that the rugged handset will support removables batteries and MicroSD cards. Today, the Galaxy S6 Active has been mentioned in a list detailing the devices that are eligible for the Samsung Plus reward program.
Another device’s stay in the Google Store has come to an end. The Samsung Gear Live, which launched last year at I/O alongside the LG G Watch, is longer available through the Google Store. The slot next to other Android Wear smartwatches has been removed and the product page confrims that the Gear Live is “no longer available for purchase” next to a dormant NOT AVAILABLE button.
Source: Google Store
Sources have revealed that Samsung spent approximately $250 million to acquire LoopPay and gain access to their mobile payment technology. LoopPay technology is unique amongst mobile payment solutions because it can take advantage of existing credit card readers that use the magnetic stripes on the back of cards. Most other solutions rely on NFC to make the connection, meaning retailers need special equipment installed. By making use of hardware that is already widely deployed, Samsung hopes their solution using the LoopPay technology will help them compete against Apple, Google and PayPal. Read more
If you own a Galaxy S6 and live in France, Malaysia, the UAE or Vietnam, you may want to listen up as Samsung has just started pushing out the long-awaited Android 5.0.2 update. 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.
While just about every reviewer has been praising the Galaxy S6 (including myself) and Galaxy S6 Edge, Consumer Reports isn’t in love with either phone. They do admit that both phones rank as among the best that you can buy today, but their overall scores rank them lower than the Galaxy S5.
They feel the loss of the removable battery, microSD slot, water resistance, and overall battery life on the Galaxy S6 and Edge makes the Galaxy S5 the better buy if you’re looking for a smartphone right now. They do praise the rapid charging capabilities, the ability to wirelessly charge it via Qi and Powermat, and the gorgeous display, but they don’t feel they are enough to capture your hard earned dollars.