As reported by a few owners, operation of the Galaxy S5 seems fine at first for a few days, with the camera working flawlessly. Then, with no real cause for error, the camera app shows a “Warning: Camera Failed” message. After that message appears, the camera will continuously force close and becomes inoperable, even after factory resets. (more…)
According to the newest report out of SamMobile, Korean manufacturer Samsung, is working on a new Galaxy device, even higher-end than the Galaxy S5, to be marketed against LG’s upcoming G3 flagship phone.
Previous reports have stated that Samsung did initially want to release the Galaxy S5 with a QHD (2560 x 1440) display, which would make it one of the most technically-advanced smartphones ever released to the public, but due to production issues, they instead had to settle with a 1080p display. LG is now reportedly set to launch its own device with QHD technology, meaning Samsung is stuck playing catch up, a position which it is usually not found in. (more…)
Samsung’s SideSync remote management software for Windows promised some pretty nifty functionality for owners of the Korea-based company’s Android devices, but it was unfortunately limited to Samsung’s ATIV line of tablets and laptops. Thankfully, that is changing today with the version 3.0 update, which removes the restriction and introduces support for the Galaxy S5. (more…)
It’s time for the NBA Playoffs, with Samsung and the National Basketball Association coming up with something special for Galaxy owners. If you do not own a Galaxy device, don’t worry, the app has been updated with a full Playoffs bracket, allowing you to keep track of your favorite team as they take a shot at making it to the Finals. (more…)
Over the weekend, many of you took advantage of AT&T’s “certified like-new” Galaxy Note 3 sale, which had the device listed for $249 without a contract. That’s completely insane, in terms of deals. We initially thought that the price was wrong, but it held up all weekend and is still there, though the device in either black or white is unsurprisingly sold out. If you missed out, don’t worry, there is another deal going on that’s just as good for the Galaxy S4. (more…)
Remember how on launch day of the Galaxy S5, we realized (to no one’s surprise) that Verizon had completely disabled one of the phone’s better features, Paypal fingerprint support? Well, some things appear to have happened behind the scenes with the apps required to make this work, so you can now at least register your fingerprint to login to the payment app. It takes the sideloading of the Samsung Apps store, since Verizon doesn’t preload it, along with the a couple of app installs from there.
I should point out that this method enables Fingerprint logins for the Paypal app, but that could be it. I have not been able to test whether or not you can actually verify payments too.
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Since launch, the Samsung Galaxy S5 for Verizon has been sold out at Amazon, probably because of its insanely low $99 on-contract price, which is half of what everyone else is selling it for. Today, Amazon changed the in-stock status to “2 to 3 weeks,” so if you had been holding out on purchasing the phone until Amazon gave you a better estimate on shipping, now you have it.
Keep in mind that Verizon is still running a BOGO (buy one get one free) deal on the Galaxy S5, but that deal also requires two contracts to be signed. With Amazon’s $99 price, you could just do one phone if you’d like.
The deal is for all customer types – upgrades, new lines, and new customers. Amazon also has both black and white variants.
Here is your ultimate deal of the weekend. AT&T is currently selling a “certified like-new” Galaxy Note 3 for $249 without a contract. Yes, we’re talking Note 3, not Note 2. This is the same Note 3 that typically runs $299 on-contract or $699 full retail when brand new.
Pretty tough to pass on, especially if you are in the market for a almost-new phone.
I should point out that AT&T’s website does require you to add a wireless plan in order to purchase the phone. If you are already on AT&T, though, might be worth a look.