Samsung Pay, arguably one of the most noteworthy features of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge because of its ability to make payments at both NFC and traditional credit card terminals, is getting ready for prime time. Samsung kicked off a trial for select customers in Korea yesterday in preparation for the payment service’s full rollout to countries like the US. (more…)
Samsung’s rumored luxurious round smartwatch, codenamed Orbis, known as Gear A, had its specs revealed by the good folks at SamMobile this morning, painting the picture of quite a device. However, before you get too excited, do note that we expect the Gear A will run Tizen, not Android Wear. (more…)
A date has been reportedly set for the announcement of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, scheduled to be unveiled on August 12, then going on sale a week and a half later on August 21. The push-up in unveiling and release is said to be in relation to Apple, as Samsung wants to hit the market before Apple has time to announce any new iPhones. (more…)
The massive 2GB update for the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 that we told you about last week is now rolling out over-the-air (OTA). The update was originally only available via Kies, but readers of ours are now seeing it pop-up for installation.
Curious what’s in a 2GB update? Not much it seems. The update is VRU2BOF1, but it only includes Exchange Active Sync fingerprint authentication, preloads Milk Music on your home screen, and auto installs Galaxy Apps. Yeah, that sounds like a bunch of “No thanks, Samsung.”
The update could be live for all, so feel free to head into Settings>About phone>Software update>Check for updates. (more…)
The rollout of Android 5.1.1 to unlocked Galaxy S6 models picked up over the weekend. This update first started rolling out to unlocked models in India a week or so ago, but now is hitting devices in additional countries, like here in the US. At least that’s the case with my unlocked Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I). I would assume this is available for the Edge variant as well.
The update above, which ends up as G920IDVU2COF8, showed up as a whopping 609MB file that took some time to install. (more…)
According to the good folks at SamMobile, a few specs for the Galaxy Note 5 have been confirmed by sources. As reported, the Note 5 will feature 4GB of RAM – aligning with the announcement of Samsung’s manufacturing of said memory – as well as Samsung’s new Exynos 7422 SoC.
A large amount of RAM is surely welcomed, but the Exynos 7422 should also have Note fans excited. This particular SoC features a single-chip solution, combining an Octa-core 64-bit CPU, GPU, RAM, storage, and Shannon 333 LTE modem all into the same package. In terms of performance, the Galaxy Note 5 is lining up to be absolutely dominant in benchmarks. (more…)
The AT&T Galaxy S6 Active began receiving its first software update over the weekend. The update, which weighs in at 146MB and as software version G890AUCU2AOF3 (or “OF3″), only includes “Find My Mobile with Reactivation Mode.” That’s it. There could be some bug fixes in there as well, but AT&T isn’t telling us.
The update is still Android 5.0.2 and should be available if you cruise into Settings>About device>Software update>Check for updates. (more…)
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, along with the Galaxy Note Edge on Sprint are all receiving updates this morning. The S6 and S6 Edge are only expected to see “various bug fixes and enhancements” in their minor bumps, but the Note Edge is jumping from Android 5.0 to 5.1.
After the update, the Galaxy S6 will land on software version G920PVPU2BOFE, while the S6 Edge will be on G925PVPU2BOFE. As for the Note Edge, you are looking at a software version of N915PVPU4COFE, post update. (more…)