T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Receiving Update to Fix SMS/MMS Failure Issue

T-Mobile’s variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is receiving a new update starting today, to address an issue that was causing SMS/MMS messages to fail. The new update brings the phone to build G900TUVU1ANE5.

The exact wording for the update is “Intermittently incoming SMS/MMS failure.” If you were experiencing texting issues on your GS5 through T-Mobile, you will want to grab this update as soon as possible. (more…)

Gold Galaxy S5 Coming to All Carriers May 30, Not Just T-Mobile

Earlier today, Samsung put out a press release for all of the “tastemakers” out there. If you tastemakers were jealous that T-Mobile was the only one getting the Band-Aid Gold Galaxy S5, today is your lucky day. Samsung announced the new colorway will be available to more people on more carriers around the globe.

On May 30, T-Mobile will not be the exclusive carrier to offer the phone. AT&T, Sprint, Verizon (through select indirect retailers), and even U.S. Cellular will be offering up the Gold Galaxy S5 option for its customers.  (more…)

Contest: Toast Wood Covers Now Available for Galaxy S5, We Have Two to Give Away

Wood fiends who own a Galaxy S5 can finally get their fix, thanks to the latest release from Portland, OR-based company, Toast. We have talked about this company plenty of times (and have held giveaways), posted up a complete inside look into their factory here in Portland, and just yesterday, they released their newest creation – hand-made wood covers for Samsung’s latest flagship device, the Galaxy S5.  (more…)

T-Mobile Adds “Limited Edition” Gold Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) to Line-up

T-Mobile announced this morning that they have added the gold version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 to their line-up of phones, along with the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) tablet. The Note 10.1 (2014) is up for pre-order starting today for $99 down, with in-store availability beginning June 4. The gold Galaxy S5 will arrive May 30 for a “limited” time at select retail stores and online.  (more…)

Verizon XLTE Phones, Tablets, and Hotspots

With Verizon XLTE expected to be announced on May 19, we have had a number of readers ask about which phones will be able to take advantage of the upgraded speeds. As you may have guessed, most of Verizon’s phones that have been released within the last year are compatible. All they need is support for Band 4 LTE, which is the AWS spectrum that Big Red is pumping into cities to create this XLTE coverage. Phones like the Galaxy S5 and S4, Moto X, DROID ULTRA and MAXX, and One (M8) are all going to be a part of the fun.

Below, you will find a solid list of the types of phones that will work with XLTE, courtesy of our sources.  (more…)

Are These the First Pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime?

A “Prime” or premium version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 has been rumored since before the regular GS5 ever arrived. Even with denials about the phone’s existence by Samsung executives, evidence continues to pile up suggesting that the phone is real and could be here this summer. Pictures posted today by PhoneArena claim to be the first of the phone in yet another leak that should frustrate anyone who bought the regular Galaxy S5.  (more…)

Samsung Marketing Wins Again – Brands Busy Heathrow Terminal “Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5″

Forget the Olympics or the NBA or the Oscars or LeBron’s own app, Samsung has more marketing tricks up its sleeves, one of which includes taking over an entire terminal at Heathrow Airport. According to a quick press note from Samsung in Europe, the electronics beast will turn Heathrow’s busy Terminal 5 into “Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5″ for the next couple of weeks.

The takeover means signage on everything from lounges, security, entrance and drop-off locations, and gates. Even the 172 digital panels in the main terminal, gate rooms and baggage reclaim areas will all say “Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5″ instead of “Terminal 5.” There will also be images of the Galaxy S5 phone throughout, as well.  (more…)