According to Korean media outlets, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg recently held meetings with Samsung to discuss future projects. Concluding as a “win-win” meeting for both parties, it is being reported that Facebook may have found its next hardware partner in Samsung. (more…)
A new update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 on Verizon has been approved for rollout as build VRUFNG6. The update includes Samsung’s Knox 2.0 for enterprise, Kids Mode controls, a renaming of Isis Mobile wallet to Softcard, and a bunch of bug fixes like better connectivity with Bluetooth. And yep, that’s pretty much it.
We haven’t heard from any readers yet who have received the update, so the rollout may be slow. Well, either that or no one is excited enough to tip us off to it.
To check for the update, head into Settings>About phone>Software updates>Check for updates. (more…)
Owners of the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, and Galaxy Note 4 can purchase additional insurance for their devices straight through Samsung this week, granting accident forgiveness starting at just $99 and up, depending on your device.
The replacement plan covers cracked displays and liquid damage, with the ability to make 3 claims within a two year period. In addition, an extended warranty covers mechanical damage for 1 year after the manufacturer’s warranty expires, giving you a bit more protection for your device. (more…)
Users of Endomondo can now access all of their tracking data through Android Wear this morning, as the development team has officially pushed Wear support to Google Play and for Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch.
The application will allow users to track their sports activities across three pages, where your finger swipes act as the method of navigation. In total, users can track their speed, distance, and workout duration. (more…)
We are in the process of wrapping up final thoughts on the iPhone 6, but while it’s still in hand and on our minds, we wanted to compare it to a couple of interesting Android devices that are doing the opposite of today’s smartphone trend – going smaller. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Sony Xperia Z3 Compact carry flagship-level specs, but weigh in with smaller bodies and slightly lower-resolution displays, which just so happen to match up nicely to the new iPhone. Funny how Apple went bigger by using a 4.7-inch display, yet these Android phones are technically “small” with their 4.7-inch and 4.6-inch displays. (more…)
Curious as to how
ugly interesting TouchWiz would make Google’s Android L? We now know, thanks to an 8-minute video preview of Android L running on the Galaxy S5, courtesy of SamMobile. The video shows an early build running on the SM-G900F model of the GS5, filled with well, much of the same TouchWiz you already see on a daily basis. (more…)