Most Underrated Galaxy S8 Launch Happening: Death of MicroUSB

Alright, so it won’t be a full death, because there are thousands and thousands of gadgets that still sport microUSB ports, but when the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are announced next month at an event in New York City, we’ll welcome in the official era of USB Type-C. That’s something we should all applaud, even if it’s not a moment you had given much thought to.

You might be thinking, “Ummm, Kellen, almost every phone last year launched with USB Type-C, so why does the Galaxy S8 get credit?” Because the Galaxy S7, a phone that sold in massive amounts in 2016 and crushed sales of the phone you are holding right now, had microUSB. Even if the LG G5 and V20, Google’s Pixel, the HTC 10, the Moto Z family, OnePlus 3 line, and almost any other phone that launched had USB Type-C, it doesn’t really matter. The king of Android phones (in terms of volume) is the Galaxy S line and it still featured the older, more frustrating plug.  (more…)

Verizon’s Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and Note 5 All Updated With New Security Patch

Just a quick heads-up, but to those of you on Verizon who own a Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, S6 Edge, or regular S6, you should be on the lookout for a new update. In fact, the updates were posted yesterday and may have already arrived on your device. If so, just know that they are security patches and nothing more, according to Verizon’s support site.

Below, you’ll find software versions for each update in case you were curious as to whether or not you were on the current build.  (more…)