[Deal] Best Buy takes $100 off of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A when trading in a working tablet

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Now through May 16, Best Buy will be running a promotion to lower the price of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab A. Simply trade in any working tablet and the electronics retailer will hand over a $50 coupon for the device and a $50 gift card.

This deal means that you can purchase the Galaxy Tab A for $100 less than normal. Pricing without any discount starts at $229 for the 8-inch model and reaches $299 for the 9.7-inch model.

[Samsung Galaxy Tab A – Best Buy]

Living on the Edge: my week with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

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Aerosmith references aside, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is a rockstar. I haven’t gotten this much attention sporting a phone since I bought the Samsung Galaxy S II when it first hit the streets and all the iPhone wielders with their tiny screens stopped and stared at my smartphone’s majesty.

Unfortunately, like a rockstar, there’s a lot of glamour and glitz on the outside, but does it add value over the basic Galaxy S6?

In this review of the Galaxy S6 Edge, I’ll be walking you through the device and giving my thoughts on various things. And if you’re curious about the non-edged Galaxy S6, check out Rob’s review of it by clicking here. He goes into some fantastic detail about things I won’t cover, like the camera, processor, and overall software because the two devices are the same in that regard. For this review, I will be concentrating on the Edge display, the software regarding the Edge display, and the battery life.

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New video from Samsung highlights manufacturing of the Galaxy S6 edge

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Samsung has released a new video showing some of the manufacturing steps used to produce the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. Samsung notes that production of the device required some engineering firsts, like adding the curve to the Gorilla Glass. Samsung notes that the industry’s hardest glass had to be heated up to 800 degrees Celsius in order to be curved for use on the device. Meanwhile, the “aerospace-grade” aluminum is carved with diamond encrusted tools and the texture of the device is applied using microscopic ceramic grains. Samsung also notes the colors used on the Galaxy S6 edge each have their own custom reflection pattern.

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Marvel, Samsung deliver 360-degree ‘Battle for the Avengers Tower’ on YouTube

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We can expect unique experiences from content creators on YouTube now that the service supports 360-degree videos. Today, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron hit theaters in the United States and, to supplement the release, the company worked with Samsung on a 360-degree experience for Android devices. On YouTube, those with Android devices can watch Battle for the Avengers Tower. It drops viewers into the battleground that was once the squad’s headquarters.

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T-Mobile’s Galaxy S6 Edge receiving Android 5.1.1 OTA update

Samsung_Galaxy_S6_Edge_Front_Top_Samsung_Logo_TASamsung usually isn’t the quickest when it comes to Android update, but it looks like they’ve worked some magic with T-Mobile, as the Galaxy S6 Edge is now receiving the Android 5.1.1 update over the air. Only the Edge variant on T-Mobile specifically is seeing the update, but that might just mean that the normal S6 (and other carrier models) will join the party soon. Read more

Samsung acknowledges bug with the Galaxy S6’s management of RAM

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Owners of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are experiencing performance issues with their devices that can be blamed on the mismanagement of RAM. At times, apps are being forcefully closed. The 3GB of RAM is nearly filled to the brim due to the bug and Samsung has yet to issue a fix. The company, however, has commented informed one device owner that micro-updates for performance and stability issues are on the way.

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Samsung starts rolling out Lollipop OTA for the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

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Samsung is now pushing out the much-anticipated Android 5.0.2 update to all models of the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 located in the United States. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade transports the latest build of Lollipop to the handset, in addition to a multitude of bug fixes and stability improvements.

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Samsung Pay coming to Korea, U.S. in second half of 2015

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Yesterday Samsung released their first quarter financial results against a backdrop of a new report showing they had regained the lead as the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer. After the results were revealed during the company’s conference call, Samsung Electronics’ Managing Director Park Jin-young spent some time discussing the new Samsung Pay platform. He revealed that the service is on track to roll out to Korea and the U.S. in the second half of 2015. Read more