Root has been achieved for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, appearing to be stable on all carrier variants. Just to be clear, if you own a Galaxy S7 (SM-G930) or Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935) featuring a Qualcomm-made Snapdragon processor, and not the Samsung Exynos processor, you may proceed.
The letters that follow the model number, such as A (AT&T), T (T-Mobile), or V (Verizon) indicate which carrier variant is being referred to. At this time, root is achievable for what appears to be all carrier models, which is a big time win for Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge owners who love complete system access. (more…)
You probably won’t believe this the first time you read it, but the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge can now be purchased in the US as unlocked phones. Officially. This isn’t a story about buying an imported version at a discount from who-knows-where. We’re talking about officially supported, unlocked phones made specifically for the US with support on all carriers.
Samsung announced the unlocked versions this morning, saying that they should go on sale later today, June 30. (more…)
The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus will arrive in the US on July 12 at a starting price of $199. The price and set of specs should be enough to get you interested in them on their own, but these two phones are also some of the few options out there that work across all of the major US carriers, including Verizon. At this point, not even the incoming flagship Moto Z line can say that, unless something changes last minute. (more…)
Back in February, we saw a first glimpse of a beta Marshmallow running on AT&T’s variant of the Galaxy Note 5. February. Today is June 22 and AT&T is finally pushing the stable update to not only the Note 5, but to its brother, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ as well.
The update is arriving as a big 1.4GB file that seems to be available to most owners of the phone. Heading into Settings>About phone to check for the update will likely allow you to pull it. (more…)
AT&T Android phones are working towards joining 2014 today, with the addition of WiFi Calling as one of their available features. The first to receive the advanced calling option is the LG G4, a phone that isn’t exactly new.
AT&T says that WiFi Calling is a “complement to our already great network coverage,” which is funny, since the point of WiFi Calling is to use it where AT&T doesn’t exactly have a great signal. I guess that does make it a complement and necessity for some. (more…)
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active and its official self have arrived at the DL offices this week, so that means we will embark on a journey with it in pocket, on runs, and through waves of physical abuse to test its might. It should be an easy device to review, since it really is just a beefier, more protected Galaxy S7. That doesn’t mean we won’t enjoy it, though. The Active line has always been a DL favorite because of its toughness.
As a recap, you are looking at a device with a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display (that might be somewhat shatterproof), Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM, 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera, military grade protection, and a whopping 4000mAh battery. This phone is a beast on multiple levels.
So, to begin this review period, let’s unbox it! Also, let us know if you want us to test anything in particular. (more…)
According to an AT&T executive, the BlackBerry Priv isn’t doing too hot. Putting it rather blunt, the unnamed exec stated, “The BlackBerry Priv is really struggling,” continuing that AT&T is seeing a lot more returns of the device from customers than they would like to. Typically, you would hardly, if ever, hear anything critical of a smartphone OEM from a carrier partner. More usual, you will see phones continue to get marked down in price until they vanish forever, which we sort of expected with the Priv. (more…)
Now that the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is official and arriving later this week (June 10!), you are probably weighing the decision over whether or not to buy one. As a fan of the previous Active phones from Samsung and AT&T, I’ve got to say that I’m actually quite excited to get this one in house. There are few phones on the planet that can take a beating like these phones can, and so that’s part of the fun when you have one – seeing just how much you can throw at it.
But the insides here matter too and that’s typically where the Active series shines. Instead of being a lesser version of the flagship Galaxy S of the year with some toughness thrown on the outside, Samsung keeps the Active as high-end in terms of specs as it gets along with the extra protection.
In case you were wondering what all of those insides were, we have them below. (more…)