Qualcomm Posts Poor Q2 Numbers, Lowers Expectations for Second Half of 2015

Qualcomm announced Q2 financials for the year of 2015 this morning, and they weren’t very good. Looking at the big picture, it is not the end of times by any means at Qualcomm, but the company has lowered its expectations for the second half of this year, largely due in part to Samsung’s ditching of the Snapdragon 810, opting to use its own in-house Exynos processor in the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.  (more…)

Handy App: Galaxy Button Lights Lets You Decide When Your Galaxy S6’s Soft Keys Light Up and Turn Off

It’s time to take control of the soft keys on your Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge with a new app called Galaxy Button Lights, that lets you control your Galaxy button lights for free.

The app has three settings – a timer in a 1-10 second range, a button that tells your soft key lights to always stay on when the phone is in use, and another button that tells them to remain off at all times. You may not realize it yet, but this app is pretty damn handy. I actually can’t remember the last time I found an app that was this simple yet so needed.

Oh, and no root required.  (more…)

Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab A, Available May 1 Starting at $229

Samsung introduced a new tablet this afternoon, the Galaxy Tab A. Set to hit the market on May 1, the Tab A comes in a variety of versions, with different colors and display sizes. The most modestly priced model, which is $229, is a 8″ tablet that comes in Titanium, Blue, and White. The slightly larger model, which features a 9.7″ display, also comes in the same color options, priced at $299. In addition, a separate 9.7″ model will include an S-Pen for $349, and goes on sale starting May 17.  (more…)

Samsung Aims to Improve Galaxy S6 Battery Life in Latest Update

How has your battery life been on your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge? As you know, we considered each to have “average” battery life at best in our review. I don’t think we are alone in describing it as that either. And while a number of you are reporting better-than-average battery life, we are still holding out hope that Samsung can do something to improve the entire situation. Today, in an update, they are attempting to do just that.  (more…)

AT&T’s Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy S5 Active are Getting Lollipop

AT&T is on a roll this week with the Lollipop updates. Just yesterday, they began pushing Android 5.0 to the LG G2, and are now following that up with Lollipop updates for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy S5 Active.

The Galaxy Alpha is seeing one of the most recent versions of Lollipop, with an upgrade to Android 5.0.2. The Galaxy S5 Active, on the other hand, seems to only be getting Android 5.0.  (more…)

Some Galaxy S6 Edge Units are Having All Sorts of Auto-Rotate Issues

Now that Samsung’s new phones have been in the hands of normal people for more than a few days, we are hearing of a potential auto-rotate issue that is plaguing Galaxy S6 Edge owners on Verizon and Sprint. There may be variants from other carriers experiencing the issue as well, but these are the two we are seeing mentioned more often than any other model.

So what exactly is the issue?  (more…)

Tip: If Your Galaxy S6 is Unresponsive or Frozen, Do This

Because you can’t pull the battery if something goes wrong with your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge and it freezes, you should probably know how to fix it. Well, you should at least know how to reboot it and unfreeze the little guy. Thankfully, Samsung is here to save the day with a helpful tip that won’t go away in your notification area until you view it.  (more…)