[Deal] Snag a brand new Galaxy Note 5 for $549.99!


Oh, boy! Have we got a fab deal for you today? If you’ve been hankering for a brand new Note 5 off-contact, but the $749 price tag is a little out of your price range, then you may want to listen up. For a limited time only, you can pick up either a black or white factory unlocked 32GB LTE model of the handset for just $549.99 from independent retailer Breed through eBay.

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Samsung has begun developing firmware for the Galaxy S7


As we head deeper into November, it’s customary for rumours and leaks about Samsung’s next big thing to start making the rounds. This year, it is the Galaxy S7, which some believe will launch earlier than usual, possibly in February or even January. Today’s news that Samsung has begun firmware development for the next edition in the Galaxy S series may lend some credence to the belief. Read more

AT&T starts rolling out Android 5.1.1 OTA for the Galaxy S5 Active


AT&T is currently rolling out a new update for its carrier-branded variant of the Galaxy S5 Active. In terms of added functionality, the upgrade brings the latest build of Lollipop (5.1.1) to the handset, along with a multitude of security fixes and a much-needed patch to enable Ultra Power Saving Mode on handsets using On Device Encryption.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

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Samsung wants you to watch sporting events on a Gear VR headset

samsung gear vr footballManufacturers are still trying to find the best use cases for virtual reality headsets, and Samsung thinks there might be a future in streaming sporting events.

Earlier in September, a football game (soccer game, for anyone in the US) was aired in Portugal, and then a surfing competition was streamed in October. Both of these used the full 360 degree experience that only a virtual reality headset can provide, creating a completely immersive experience that you just can’t get from a normal television broadcast. Read more