Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge vs. the Past, an Evolution of Samsung Devices

Over the years, we have continued to add new devices to our specs comparison chart of Samsung’s Galaxy devices. We started with the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, because prior to those, Samsung was giving carriers their own custom versions of each and it was impossible to keep track of. But with those, we started seeing carriers adopt a single model, bringing consistency and a brand explosion to the Galaxy line. As you probably guessed, we went ahead and added the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge to the list to show how far Samsung has come over the years.  (more…)

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Receiving Lollipop Update Now (Updated)

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 owners, your Android 5.0 “Lollipop” update has arrived. At least according to a handful of our readers. The update starting pushing within the last couple of hours and weighs in at around 939MB. Neither Samsung or T-Mobile have updated their support sites to confirm the update on their end, so we don’t have an official changelog to share with you. With that said, you know exactly what you are getting.  (more…)

Sprint Galaxy S5 Gets Lollipop Update Tomorrow as Build G900PVPU1AOA6

According to Samsung’s FAQ page for the Samsung Galaxy S5 on Sprint, an update to Android 5.0 “Lollipop” should begin arriving as early as tomorrow, February 5. The update drops in as software version G900PVPU1AOA6.

Samsung briefly updated their support page with a changelog for the update, but seems to have pulled it already (edit: it’s back). Thankfully, we caught it just in time.  (more…)

While Verizon Variant Gets Lollipop, AT&T Now Pushing Android 4.4.4 Update to Galaxy S5

On Monday, many people looked to the sky assuming that a giant meteor was set to hit the Earth at any moment. This was in reaction to Samsung and Verizon pushing out a Lollipop update to the Galaxy S5. However, the world did not end, and unsurprisingly, an update is now available for Galaxy S5 owners on AT&T. But sadly, it’s just Android 4.4.4, not Lollipop.  (more…)

How to: Enable Lollipop’s Smart Lock in TouchWiz on the Galaxy S5

Yesterday, during my tour of Lollipop on the Galaxy S5, I mentioned that Samsung may have left out Smart Lock, which is one of our favorite features included in Android 5.0. For those not familiar, Smart Lock is like Motorola’s Trusted Devices feature, in that it allows you to bypass secure lock screens if you have a trusted Bluetooth device attached and nearby. It’s incredibly handy and one of the more useful features introduced by Google in Lollipop.

To see it missing was disappointing, to say the least, except, well, it was actually there all along. That’s right, Smart Lock is included with Lollipop on Samsung devices, it’s just hidden by default and semi-difficult to find unless you know where you need to look. Since we now know where to find it, thanks to a handful of readers who pointed it out, we wanted to share the good news.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Tour!

I still almost can’t believe it, but Verizon is the first US carrier to push the Android 5.0 “Lollipop” update to the Samsung Galaxy S5. The update started rolling out to all this morning, so naturally, we grabbed it and took it for a spin to see what Samsung has done with TouchWiz, Material Design, and Lollipop in a single package. We have seen previews of Lollipop running on international variants, but this is the first we are seeing it here in the States and in our own hands.  (more…)

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Gets Lollipop Update!

Here it comes! Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S5 is now one of the first US variants to receive an official update to Android 5.0 “Lollipop.” The update is being pushed now to all from what we can tell.

The update drops in as build VRU1BNLC and is of course, a big one. After updating, users will find Material Design hints throughout, bolder color and more fluid animations, updated on/off toggles, notifications on the lock screen, a brighter TouchWiz, floating action buttons, and a whole bunch of other Android 5.0 goodies.  (more…)