Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus visit the FCC

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Bolstering claims that Samsung will release two new top-tier devices in August, variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus have both appeared in the FCC database. This is a good sign that the devices are very close to being ready to hit the market and the appearance in July hints that their release will be before Samsung’s traditional September launch date. The latest indications are that Samsung will announce the devices on August 12th and sales will commence on August 21st. Read more

Samsung rolls out Lollipop OTA for the Galaxy S6 Edge in Iran, Ireland, Indonesia, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Thailand

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Samsung is now rolling out the long-awaited Lollipop update to all factory unlocked variants of the Galaxy S6 Edge located in Iran, Ireland, Indonesia, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Thailand. As far as added functionality goes, this upgrade transports the latest build of the Android operating system to the handset, in addition to a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements.

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ZEISS VR ONE will soon support the Samsung Galaxy S6

ZEISS VR ONEThe ZEISS VR ONE is a virtual reality headset aiming to give users a much improved VR experience thanks to their superior lenses. Just like the Google Cardboard it uses your phone to do everything. What makes this one different from a basic Cardboard is the overall build quality. One problem is it uses a tray system that you put your phone inside before sliding it into the device. That means unlike the Google Cardboard the list of phones it supports is unfortunately very small.

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Samsung rolls out Lollipop OTA for the Galaxy S6 Edge in Bulgaria, Israel and Sweden

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Samsung has now started rolling out the much-anticipated Lollipop update to all factory unlocked variants of the Galaxy S6 Edge located in Bulgaria, Israel and Sweden. As far as added functionality goes, this upgrade transports the latest build of the Android operating system to the handset, in addition to a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

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Samsung could launch the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ on August 12th, to go on sale from August 21st

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So, in recent weeks we’ve seen a lot of rumours about the release dates of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus handsets. We’ve had rumours saying the Note 5 would be released in July (later denied by Samsung’s President J K Shin), then August while I steadfastly believed Samsung would stick to its tradition of announcing it at the IFA in September. It would seem that both handsets will indeed be announced next month on the same day. Read more

Does Power Saving Mode actually result in better battery life on the Galaxy S6?

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Various devices have power saving modes that are great for extending battery life. On the surface, they sound great because everyone wants to use their phones for as long as possible without having to sit next to a wall outlet while charging. Power saving modes can really limit what is possible in reality. So it may or may not be worth it, especially considering that the added time on batter life may not be worth it.

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