Back in early February, Verizon pushed out an Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its version of the Galaxy S5. Most people couldn’t believe it, as this was the first S5 variant in the US to see the jump to 5.0, which almost never happens with major updates for Verizon’s line of Android phones. As it turns out, being first wasn’t such a bonus for owners of the phone. (more…)
The date is March 16, a significant piece of information to note, knowing that AT&T just announced that they will carry the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini on March 20. Again, today is not April 1. You also did not just read “Galaxy S6 Mini” or “Galaxy S6” or “you won’t believe this because it makes absolutely zero sense, but we are about to carry the mini version of last year’s flagship from Samsung.” (more…)
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 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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)