AT&T Sends Minor Update Out to Galaxy S4 Active

A minor update is being pushed out to the Galaxy S4 Active on AT&T, build number I537UCUCNH3, filled with fixes for network connectivity and security patches.

In the official changelog posted on AT&T’s support site, the company notes that connectivity improvements related to receiving calls and text messaging, a single security patch, and a few updated Google applications are included.  (more…)

Galaxy Note 4 Full Retail Pricing is Out of Control at AT&T

AT&T thinks you are a sucker. Either that, or they want to discourage you from even considering the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 off-contract. At $825.99 with “no annual contract,” AT&T will sell you Samsung’s latest oversized device, the same oversized device that Verizon is asking $699 for. Or that T-Mobile is asking $749 for. They all have the same storage, display, processor, and camera. There are no differences other than the branding on the back.

Oh, well maybe you could just go for the AT&T Next pricing, which sits at $34.42 per month, a full $0.57 lower than Verizon’s monthly Edge option? Except that AT&T’s monthly payment plan runs 24 months and Verizon’s runs just 20? Ugh.

Seriously, what the hell, AT&T?

Samsung Gear S is Coming to the Big Four This Fall

The Samsung Gear S, Samsung’s curved smartwatch that wants to be a stand-alone phone, is officially coming to the US “this Fall.” No pricing or an exact release date has been announced by anyone involved, but we do know that Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile will all sell it. If that’s not enough news and you need Gear S in your life sooner, you can stop by 1 of 125 different AT&T retail stores starting Friday, September 26, to get a look (list of stores).  (more…)

Deal: Unlocked AT&T Galaxy S5 in Black, White, or Gold for $429

Even though it has been available for months, longer than most 2014 flagship phones, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is still a force to be reckoned with. With its industry-leading Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 801 processor, and great camera, the Galaxy S5 still stands up nicely to other top-tier devices introduced over the last couple of months. If you haven’t been moved by the new Moto X or LG G3, and the Galaxy S5 has remained on your radar, today may be the day to consider pulling the trigger on one.

A current eBay daily deal has the AT&T version (SM-G900A) in black, white, or gold with 16GB of storage for just $429.99. That’s off-contract of course. The device’s description says that it is unlocked and should work on both AT&T and T-Mobile. It does appear to be missing one of T-Mobile’s GSM bands, though, so your best bet would be to attach it to AT&T to get full LTE and GSM connectivity.  (more…)

Samsung Intros Power Sharing Cable, Charge Devices Using Your Phone’s Battery

Battery life is not exactly a strong suit of smartwatches currently on the market. Their limited power capacity can be especially problematic if you find yourself away from a charger for more than a day or longer. While devices with longer-lasting battery tech will take a bit more R&D, Samsung has developed a solution in the interim – the Power Sharing cable. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha is Headed to AT&T in Three Colors for $199

This morning, AT&T posted a new video to their YouTube channel, introducing the Samsung Galaxy Alpha into their lineup of smartphones. The odd thing is, the video is sort of out there by itself without a formal announcement with pricing or availability details. It’s tough to tell if the video was supposed to have been made public or not, but either way, we caught it and should see official details before long.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha “A5″ Shown Off in Leaked Photos

Photos of yet another upcoming Samsung device leaked this morning, courtesy of SamMobile. The pictures show off the latest device in the A series from the Samsung, being the Galaxy Alpha A5. The phone is much like its big brother, the Galaxy Alpha, but will instead be marketed as a mid-range device, featuring specs that make it suitable for that category.  (more…)