Samsung Gear S Now Available at Verizon, AT&T, and Best Buy

Samsung’s standalone smartwatch called the Gear S, running Tizen, is now available through Verizon (for an ungodly amount on-contract), AT&T, and Best Buy.

For Verizon, customers can pick up the Gear S smartwatch for $349.99 on a 2-year contract, or $399  at full retail. On AT&T, customers can grab the Gear S for $199 on-contract, and $299 at full retail. As for Best Buy, folks can grab the wearable at $199 on-contract or $329.99 at full retail.  (more…)

This is Lollipop Running on the Galaxy S4

This morning, the folks over at SamMobile followed up their leak of an early Lollipop build running on the Galaxy S5, with an early build of Android 5.0 running on the much older, Galaxy S4. Stress should be put on he word “early,” since WIFi apparently doesn’t even work. So, take this for what it is – an early leak that could change drastically by the time it hits your phone.  (more…)

Report Claims Samsung Readying 5.9″ Ultra HD Super AMOLED Display, Possibly for Galaxy Note 5

A new report is currently making the rounds, claiming that Samsung is set to produce a 5.9″ Ultra HD Super AMOLED display, possibly for the Galaxy Note 5 in 2015. This news stems from Samsung itself, who published data during its Analyst Day back in November of 2013, which showed a chart of display resolutions for upcoming years.

This year with the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung launched its most impressive display yet, being a 5.7″ QHD (2560 x 1440) Super AMOLED panel. The 2015 plan, as stated in their graph, is a UHD Super AMOELD display featuring a resolution of 3840 x 2160, size unknown.  (more…)

Here is the Long List of Galaxy Gifts for Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge Owners

Starting a few years back, every time you purchased a new Galaxy device from Samsung, the manufacturer gifted you subscriptions to services and sometimes Google Play credit. These perks were officially known as Galaxy Gifts. For the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge, it is the same deal for buyers, but the list of perks is insanely long.

Included for the Note 4 and Note Edge is a 6 month subscription to The Wall Street Journal, 3 free months to OnLive, 50GB of Dropbox storage, exclusive functionality for TripAdvisor users, and so much more.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Arrives at AT&T on November 7, Other Carriers Soon After

A US availability date for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has been announced this morning by Samsung as November 14. Well, they expect that it will begin arriving in carrier stores (Sprint is one) around that time – except at AT&T. AT&T announced availability this morning, as well, giving us a firm November 7 date for the arrival of this interesting device in select stores.

Other carriers will likely announce availability at any moment, so when that happens, we will update this post.  (more…)

New Video Shows TouchWiz Running on Top of Lollipop, Samsung Trying Its Best

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 Announces the Galaxy A5 and A3 – Thin, Mid-Range, and Metal, for the Hip Kids

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…)