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…)
A new update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 on Verizon has been approved for rollout as build VRUFNG6. The update includes Samsung’s Knox 2.0 for enterprise, Kids Mode controls, a renaming of Isis Mobile wallet to Softcard, and a bunch of bug fixes like better connectivity with Bluetooth. And yep, that’s pretty much it.
We haven’t heard from any readers yet who have received the update, so the rollout may be slow. Well, either that or no one is excited enough to tip us off to it.
To check for the update, head into Settings>About phone>Software updates>Check for updates. (more…)
Owners of the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, and Galaxy Note 4 can purchase additional insurance for their devices straight through Samsung this week, granting accident forgiveness starting at just $99 and up, depending on your device.
The replacement plan covers cracked displays and liquid damage, with the ability to make 3 claims within a two year period. In addition, an extended warranty covers mechanical damage for 1 year after the manufacturer’s warranty expires, giving you a bit more protection for your device. (more…)
The build weighs in as M919UVUFNH7 and is around 403MB in size, according to T-Mo’s support site.
To check for the update, head into Settings>More>About device>Software update. (more…)
I think it’s safe to say that there are at least one or two DL staff members who would consider the Samsung Galaxy S4 to be better than this year’s Galaxy S5. Not only is the size of the phone much more manageable, but it also lacks some of the extra unnecessary bloat, like heart rate sensors and fingerprint scanners. Plus, if you are going to have to deal with TouchWiz’s never-ending lag, you may as well do it on a phone that fits better in your hand and pocket.
If the Galaxy S4 is still something you would consider, especially since it runs at a full retail price much lower than this year’s model, take a look at today’s deal through eBay. You can grab the Verizon Galaxy S4 (brand new) in black for $359.95. The current price through Verizon’s site is $499.99. The seller is also tossing in free expedited shipping. Again, this is a new unit, not refurbished like many of eBay’s daily deals.
Samsung made the Galaxy Alpha official this morning, a device that looks and thinks that it is every bit as high-end as other flagships. Unfortunately for the Alpha, its list of specs tends to disagree with that idea, so we thought a comparison to the rest of Samsung’s line-up of phones from the last couple of years was in-store to show just that. (more…)
If you were hoping for a return of the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition, hope no more, as Google has officially removed the device from Google Play. The device, which switched to “We are out of inventory. Please check back soon.” back in June, is now listed as “no longer available for sale.” It’s gone, folks. (more…)