For many users, TouchWiz, Samsung’s custom skin, leaves much to be desired in the performance and aesthetics department. And sadly, every time Android receives a major update, which brings new design guidelines, we hope TouchWiz receives the same type of makeover, making it more attractive and less processor intensive.
With the Android 5.0 update, the OS is receiving a major makeover from Google, but as we saw previously in a leaked build of the Android L developer preview running on a Galaxy S5, it appeared that Samsung was sticking with TouchWiz’s current state. However, a new video, running what appears to be a full build of Lollipop, shows that Samsung is trying their best to conform to Google’s “standards,” while not compromising the TouchWiz we have known over the past few years. (more…)
Samsung unwrapped two new devices last night, both of which seem destined for China and emerging markets. The devices are the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, two phones that have ultra thin, full metal unibody designs that measure in at 6.7mm and 6.9mm, respectively. Outside of their premium bodies, Samsung hopes “young and trend conscious consumers” will be on board with their selfie features and social media prowess. (more…)
Samsung is marketing a ton of different wearables currently, but some of them remain exclusive to overseas markets. Starting next week, you can cross the Gear S off that list, as Samsung announced that Best Buy and a bevy of carriers – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon – will begin selling the smartwatch on November 7. (more…)
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition for Verizon that we first told you about last week is now available for purchase. For $699, you can own Samsung’s latest oversized device and have the opportunity to unlock its bootloader.
In case you were wondering, this is the same Galaxy Note 4 that has been available from carriers. You are still looking at a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display, Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM, and S Pen functionality. The only difference here is the unlockable bootloader that tinkerers tend to need in order to, well, tinker. (more…)
According to sources of SamMobile’s, owners of the Galaxy S5 may not have to wait too long to see Android 5.0 hit their devices. As stated by the source, Lollipop should arrive for Samsung’s flagship device in December, but that is no guarantee that it will come to all markets within that time frame, especially when the update would need to be approved by our carriers. (more…)
After being announced by Samsung, the Galaxy Alpha was a device we saw unexpected excitement for. Maybe it is the new design language Samsung implemented for the hardware, or the fact it features decent specs in a smaller package, but many people across the web seemed interested in the device, so we decided to pick one up and try it for ourselves.
Having spent my time with an iPhone 6 before the Galaxy Alpha, the smaller size was no big deal, as I was already accustomed to a display smaller than 5″. However, making that jump between iOS and Android was a weird one, as the operating systems are certainly very different from each other, but it felt great to be back on Android. Plus, given that a few in this industry labeled the Galaxy Alpha as an “iPhone Killer,” I was excited to see if the phone could live up to that hype.
This is our Galaxy Alpha review. (more…)
Motorola may have disappointed many of you when it decided against making a developer edition of the brand new Moto X (2nd gen) for Verizon, but Samsung is giving it us in the form of the Galaxy Note 4. That’s right, a Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition that will work on Verizon’s network is officially “coming soon,” according to Samsung’s website. (more…)
A tweet recently sent out from the official Samsung Mobile account may hint at an update to Android 5.0 for the Galaxy Note 4. The thing is, it is no shocker that Samsung’s newest flagship device would eventually receive an update to Lollipop, it’s only a question of when. (more…)