The T-Mobile variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is now receiving an update to Android 5.1.1, build G900TUVU1FOF6. This update gives T-Mobile yet another of their phones the newest version of Android. A week ago, they posted a similar update for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. (more…)
If your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge device fell victim to a system toggles bug that Samsung has yet to explain, there is now a fix available. According to a few users in forums and on social media, system toggles for mobile data, mobile hotspot, and private hotspot simply disappeared one day, and Samsung stated they were working on a fix. (more…)
A featured deal popped up at eBay this afternoon that includes a brand new, unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 with 32GB of storage for just $529. That is a hell of a deal for a phone we just dubbed the best Android phone you can buy.
This is model SM-G920F, which is one of the unlocked international variants. The other is the SM-G920I. This model should work without a hiccup on AT&T, but should also work well on T-Mobile. I have the G920I as an unlocked Galaxy S6 and have used it on T-Mobile. Both appear to have similar, if not the same, bands.
As for the price, well, this is almost $200 lower than the AT&T and T-Mobile full retail prices. Since it should work on both carriers, this is a tough deal to pass up if you are in the market for a new phone.
Every week, at least three or four or twenty people ask us in some way or another, “What phone would you recommend I buy?” In reality, they just want to know what the best Android phone is that they can buy today. I get why we get asked. After all, we handle every new flagship under the sun.
Since there are so many good phones these days, the decision hasn’t become any easier in recent years. Before, though, we use to worry about whether or not a phone could last two years. Now, the criteria is much more specific. People want to know which phone has the best camera or the best battery life or the best display. What’s the storage situation like? Is it made of metal or cheap plastic? How often does it get updated?
Rather than try and answer all of those questions in individual emails, we thought we may as well just put our thoughts out there every so often, so that everyone can see what we think the best Android phone is that you can buy. Don’t worry, though, we’ll keep this simple and to the point. You have other things to do.
Thanks to publicity surrounding a vulnerability found in the way Samsung updates its language packs on the stock keyboard app, powered by SwiftKey, a fix is incoming for those who find tinfoil hats fashionable. As we went over in our exploit breakdown, the chances of becoming a victim to this vulnerability seems extremely low, and as declared by Samsung in a full statement released today, there has been zero cases of this happening among device owners. (more…)
Fancy yourself a gameplay commentator? Well, thanks to this new Game Recorder+ app from Samsung, made specifically for high-end Galaxy devices, you can record your mobile gameplay, with your beautiful face and voice on top, then upload it directly to YouTube.
The app was published to Google Play last week, but thanks to a quick update available now in Google Play and the Galaxy Apps store, users can record audio directly from the game, not just audio taken from the device’s microphone. So, if you hate your voice, no worries there anymore. (more…)
Yesterday, a report stole headlines with talk of 600 million+ Samsung devices being vulnerable to a security flaw. The security flaw was tied to Samsung’s use of Swiftkey’s keyboard technology in most of their phones, including the recently launched Galaxy S6. The headline certainly looks scary, but understand that the chances of your phone being hacked are pretty damn slim. This also isn’t a Swiftkey issue, in case you were wondering, it’s a slow carrier update rollout or Samsung issue. (more…)
After kicking off our “This is My Android” series in February with the Moto X (2nd gen), I told you that it probably wouldn’t take long before I found a phone to replace it. I didn’t say that because the Moto X was aging or falling out of favor with my pants pocket, it’s just that I knew what was on the horizon – the Samsung Galaxy S6. Shortly after Samsung’s new flagship launched and found its way onto my desk, I knew almost immediately that this was the phone that would replace the Moto X.
So today, this is my Android, the Galaxy S6. (more…)