Verizon Pushed Updates to the Turbo 2, Note 4, and Galaxy S5 Within the Past Few Days

Just a quick note here, but we wanted to point out that owners of a DROID Turbo 2, Galaxy Note 4, or Galaxy S5 on Verizon should have seen a prompt for an update in recent days. No, none of the updates are anything exciting, but our inboxes and Twitter accounts have made it clear that a number of you are curious as to their details. So, here you go.  (more…)

T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 4 is Getting Android 6.0.1 Today

T-Mobile has started pushing an update today to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as software version VU2DPE3 or VU1DPE3. Those numbers don’t actually matter much, though, because the real story here is the fact that the update is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

T-Mobile doesn’t list many details about the update outside of the file size (1.5GB), but being a Note device, you should expect a similar experience to what the Note 5 got with Marshmallow. Details of that update can be found here(more…)

Verizon’s Galaxy Note 4 Gets an Amazon Bloatware-Killing Update

Our inbox has made it clear to us that a number of you still own the Galaxy Note 4 on Verizon and were prompted to update yesterday afternoon. The update, which is arriving as build VRU2BPA1, is still Android 5.1.1, but does include the latest in security patches, an upgrade to Samsung Knox, and kills off the Amazon Appstore and Amazon Widgets. Hooray for limited term bloatware contracts!  (more…)

Marshmallow Updates for Galaxy S6 Variants, Galaxy Note 5 Reportedly Pushed Until February or March

According to latest leak of information, Marshmallow updates for a string of Samsung Galaxy devices have been delayed, pushed back about a month to even two months. It was first reported in November that Android 6.0 updates would hit devices such as the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ in late December, but as we stroll into late January, updates in the US have yet to take place.

As seen in a portion of the leaked document, all devices have been pushed back rather significantly, with the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ now listed as receiving the updates some time in February. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have also been delayed, now listed as February/March. As for the Galaxy S5, that device is now listed to receive Marshmallow in March/April, instead of “awaiting approval” as it did in November, which is a good thing.  (more…)

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 Gets Advanced Messaging and Video Calling in Update

T-Mobile is issuing updates to two of its older Samsung phones this morning, those being the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. The update adds T-Mobile’s Advanced Messaging and Mobile Video Calling, two features first announced by the wireless carrier back in July.

With Advanced Messaging, you get a more robust, chat-like experience, where you can send bigger photos (up to 10MB), see when a person is responding to you, participate in better group chats, and more. It’s basically the new version of text messaging that most of the carriers will adopt.  (more…)

This Could be the Samsung Galaxy Marshmallow Update Roadmap

According to a leaked document, Samsung intends to update its top US devices to Marshmallow starting in December, finishing off updates in February of next year. From what the document claims, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ will be the first to receive Marshmallow in December, with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge set to receive Android 6.0 in January.  (more…)