Sprint’s Galaxy Note 5 Gets Nougat Update

Back in January, Samsung told us to expect Android Nougat updates on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 to start rolling out within the first half of the year. Sprint appears to be first on the list to push that type of action, as Note 5 users there began receiving the update last night.

The update is rolling out as a 1.4GB file, so be sure to juice up before trying to pull it. Once done, the update should land as software version N920PVPU3DQC5.  (more…)

The Droid Life Show: Episode 138 – Galaxy S8 is Official!

On this episode of the Droid Life Show, we basically have one topic – the Galaxy S8. It’s now official, reviews will be out soon enough, and we spent quite a bit of time with both the S8 and S8+ this week at the Unpacked event in NYC. We’ve got a lot to share because there was a number of mega-announcements out of Wednesday’s fun.

Should we have additional time, we’ll talk about Android Wear 2.0, Verizon’s AppFlash, and Andy Rubin’s big tease

Join us live at 11:00AM Pacific (2:00PM Eastern) for the fun.

If you miss us live, feel free to subscribe to us by following one of the links below. We have a video embed as well and will be chatting it up over at the YouTube page for the show. You can find it here.   (more…)

Galaxy S8’s Face Unlock Might be Just as Bad as Android 4.0’s

On stage during the unveiling of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung detailed a security feature similar to one found in Ice Cream Sandwich – Face Unlock. With it, users simply hold their face up to the phone, the phone recognizes the user, then unlocks the phone. However, much like the original Face Unlock, Samsung’s implementation might be just as easily tricked into unlocking the phone for an unwanted user. (more…)

Samsung DeX Up for Pre-Order From Samsung for $149.99, Ships in April

Samsung, with its DeX dock, is the latest electronics manufacturer to assume for some reason that you want your phone to double as a computer. Sure, the idea makes a bit of sense – that whole one computer with you all of the time to rule them all thing – but no one to date has had much success in the arena. Maybe that’ll change this time around!

If you are interested in Samsung DeX, you can currently pre-order a unit from Samsung’s own shop starting today. It’ll cost you $149.99 and devices aren’t expected to ship until “late” April.  (more…)