Sprint said it is pushing the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. In addition to the new operating system, the update improves Sprint's WiFi calling service. The update is rolling out over the next few days.
After the Galaxy S6 was announced earlier this week, some critics pointed out the manufacturer's decision to retain the 16MP shooter at the back.
This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news, including Editor Daniel Dilger's experience in Taiwan, we dissect the Samsung Galaxy S6 reveal, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and mobile payment news, plus final predictions for Apple's 'Spring Forward' event.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 may borrow its physical form factor, software design, and, yes, even EarPods from the iPhone 6, but there’s one thing Samsung forgot to pilfer: quality. According to new reports coming out of Asia, the newly-unveiled Samsung … Read more ›
MWC 2015 had some pretty impressive announcements, but nothing as high-profile as the Galaxy S6. Here’s the thing, though — the next Samsung flagship smartphone has a huge improvement in one crucial, but under-appreciated area. More »
A last-minute illness did a number on our Mobile World Congress plans this year, but we still managed to improvise – sneaking in the troops to get their mitts on the big flagships. Here's a look at what's sure to be three of the best-looking phones of 2015, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, along with the HTC One M9... Show More Summary
It was Samsung Sunday. My hands were sweaty and my heart was pounding in anticipation of the company's big announcement of the "new, innovative" Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Then, all of a sudden, everything collapsed. It was like being on a bad date, where hopes were high, but reality rears its ugly head. Show More Summary
So Samsung introduce two new flagship phones: the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge. The Edge has a display with pronounced curves along the sides. The regular S6 is flat. Why do both of these phones exist? They’re not different sizes. Either the curved edge is a good idea or it’s not. Design is making decisions. ?
Barely a year has passed since Samsung released its flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 4 in September 2014, that rumors began circulating that Samsung is working on its next flagship large screen phone, the Galaxy Note 5. According to early reports, the Note 5 will be released in the third quarter of 2015.
From a hardware perspective, there’s been a lot of talk regarding how the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy S6 borrows a lot of design inspiration from the iPhone 6. Indeed, it’s hard to look at the two devices side by side and not see a number of striking similarities between the two. Show More Summary
Virtual Reality is a really neat idea but it's also problematic. The Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Galaxy Gear VR all let us see new, virtual worlds but none of them let us touch it. How do you physically feel what's not really there? Maybe with one of these batshit crazy controllers. Read more...
Samsung and HTC have each been launching their flagships at around the same time for the last few years, making Galaxy vs. One dilemmas an annual occurrence for smartphone shoppers. This year, though, Samsung is making it harder for HTC to keep up, as the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge leap forward much farther than the HTC One M9 does. Show More Summary
A few more reasons to invest in fingerprint scanners.
The choices include cases in the company's heavy-duty Defender Series along with the hybrid Commuter series.
The interest level ahead of Samsung’s recent Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge unveiling really wasn’t that high. After 2015’s big Galaxy S5 letdown, smartphone fans didn’t really expect all that much despite all the leaks, and they were seemingly hesitant to raise expectations ahead of the S6 event. Show More Summary
Samsung's new Galaxy phone will be able to one-up Apple in at least one area: The amount of storage you get. Samsung will offer the Galaxy S6 and the curved-screen Galaxy S6 Edge in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB variations. The iPhone 6 andShow More Summary
Samsung hasn't officially announced how much the Galaxy S6 will cost, but T-Mobile revealed what appears to be the price for an unsubsidized Galaxy S6 in the details for a contest on its website (via The Verge). T-Mobile is giving a free Galaxy S6 to four winners, and the details of the sweepstakes list the phone's value as $699. Show More Summary