Verizon Galaxy Note 4 Now Receiving OTA Update

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…)

Verizon’s Galaxy Note 4 has a 2GB Update Available Through Kies

If you own a Galaxy Note 4 through Verizon and feel like grabbing an update a bit early, feel free to plug in to a PC and get busy in Kies. According to readers of ours, a massive 2GB update is available as build N910VVRU2BOF1. It’s still Android 5.0.1, though, so don’t go in thinking this is a magical excursion into 5.1.

So far, we aren’t seeing anything notable after updating. In other words, we have no idea what the hell the 2GB is coming from.  (more…)

Deal: Buy a Galaxy Note 4 at Full Retail, Get $200 Rebate From Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will more than likely be introduced in two months at Berlin’s IFA conference. If you don’t care and would rather have last year’s Galaxy Note 4 at a discounted rate, then well, Samsung has a deal for you. If you buy a Galaxy Note 4 between today and July 26 at full retail, they will send you a rebate check of $200.  (more…)

These are the Phones and Prices for T-Mobile’s JUMP! On Demand (Updated)

T-Mobile’s new JUMP! On Demand program is all the rage this morning, with smartphone lovers excited over the idea that they could trade in phones for the new hotness up to 3 times per year. But some of you may be wondering which phones are a part of the program and how much they will cost. We have that info for you now to get you ready for June 28, the day this new upgrade program kicks off.  (more…)

Deal: Refurbished, Unlocked AT&T Galaxy Note 4 is Just $399 at eBay

Samsung probably has a Galaxy Note 5 unveiling lined up for some time in late August-early September, but that doesn’t mean last year’s Galaxy Note 4 isn’t still a heck of a phone (our review). In fact, me, the hater of all oversized phones, loves the Note 4. It’s one of those phones that is designed so well and feels so premium, that you can easily forget that it’s the size of a Smart car. It has an amazing camera, performs with the best of them, lasts well through an entire day on a single charge, and that display…that display.

If you are interested in the Galaxy Note 4, think about cruising over to eBay this morning to check out a deal on an unlocked, manufacturer refurbished model (SM-N910A) that will work on AT&T (T-Mobile for the most part, but is missing 1700 band)). Priced at just $399, you are looking at one of the best prices ever for a Note phone that isn’t really all that old.

The deal has been running for a day and is almost over, so be quick.

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Google Just Introduced $40 Special Edition Skrillex Cases as Part of New “Editions” Case Program, Confirms World is Doomed by Naming One “Bae”

Google, randomly, just introduced a new program called “Editions” to the Google Store that is a series of creative collaborations with influencers. The collaborations are turning out special cases, like this first one which was made in partnership with Skrillex, king of the wub.  (more…)

Lollipop Now Rolling Out to T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 (Updated)

On Friday, we told you that T-Mobile had received “technical approval” on the Lollipop update for the Galaxy Note 4 and was planning to push the update to users starting today. Sure enough, it’s happening. A couple of our readers, along with many more in various forums throughout this vast Android-filled internet are all receiving the update.

T-Mobile hasn’t yet posted their own details for the update, but I’m guessing that will happen soon, whenever their community manager wakes up and starts work for the week.  (more…)