AT&T starts rolling out Android 5.1.1 update for the Galaxy S6 Active


AT&T has at last started rolling out the Android 5.1.1 update to all its carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy S6 Active located in the United States. As far as added functionality goes, this upgrade transports the latest version of Lollipop, compatibility for Samsung Pay and a much-needed patch for the Stagefright vulnerability to the handset.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

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MetroPC brings BOGO deal back for Black Friday


Does anyone even realize that Thanksgiving is next Thursday? Probably not, because we’re all set on Black Friday. Around the world, stores will be stormed with customers eager to get their hands on the hottest deals of the year. So many are preparing for the massive foot traffic by launching their Black Friday deals early. MetroPCS, the prepaid carrier owned and operated by T-Mobile, has launched its familiar buy-one-get-one promotion eight days ahead of the (unofficial) holiday being honored.

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In-house chips may be on the way to LG, Sony devices


LG has been steadily improving its position in the mobile device market thanks to a string of successful smartphone launches over the past couple years. Meanwhile, Sony, while producing devices that tend to be well received, struggles to translate that into sales success. Although they seem to be on divergent paths, the two companies have something in common – they are both mentioned in rumors of a move by smartphone manufacturers to transition to in-house production of processors used in their devices. Read more

Details emerge on accessories for the upcoming Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge


We are smack in the middle of November, and already there are numerous dates being bandied about guessing when Samsung will announce the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets, with February being favoured as the most likely. The speculation was fuelled further by the news that Samsung had begun developing firmware for the two handsets, and with the alleged rumour that AT&T is already testing the S7. While details about the actual handsets are a little sketchy, today’s leak brings us some news about the accessories for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Read more

Samung is shipping the Galaxy Note 5 with instructions for storing the S Pen properly


Because it’s so difficult to insert a stylus the proper way, Samsung is now shipping the Galaxy Note 5 with specific instructions for storing the S Pen. A small amount of people, yet enough to make noise about it, started inserting the S Pen incorrectly and caused both the stylus and its storing slot to break; therefore, Samsung has resorted to slapping a warning sticker on new Galaxy Note 5 units that just entered production.

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