Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint Kill Off Galaxy S5 Download Booster Feature

Download Booster on the Galaxy S5 from Samsung was one of the cooler, flagship features introduced on the device. The feature allows users to simultaneously utilize the 4G LTE and WiFi connectivity on the device when downloading files, cutting download times significantly, as advertised on the official Galaxy S5 page from Samsung.

Unfortunately, anyone buying the device on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint won’t find it anywhere on their phones. In an interesting move by these carriers, they have opted to remove the feature, possibly trying to help users save on their capped data plans.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Receives the Teardown Treatment, Battery Disappointingly Doesn’t Explode

After seeing what happens to the Galaxy S5 when you smack it with a hammer, we don’t think any tear downs or drop tests will ever live up to that awesomeness. However, the good folks at iFixIt, a website dedicated to tearing down your favorite gadgets to give them a repairability score, got their hands on a new Galaxy S5 from Samsung, and as you would expect, they have no fear of diving in head first with a mini screwdriver.  (more…)

Humor: YouTuber Hammers Galaxy S5, Gets What He Deserves

When new phones are released, folks take to YouTube in search of views and ad money, running over flagships with Tesla cars and dropping them to test their durability. While most of it is absolute crap, the newest test video to catch our attention is this poor guy who decided to take a hammer to a brand new Galaxy S5 from Samsung.

Why you need to hammer test the Galaxy S5, I have no idea, but the results make for one fantastic Internet video.  (more…)

Samsung SIM-enabled Gear Smartwatch to be Called Gear Solo?

According to a new report out of Korea, Samsung isn’t quite done yet releasing products in the wearable field. The company recently unveiled three new wearable devices, the Gear 2, Gear Neo, and the Gear Fit, but in true Samsung fashion, there is more!

The company is set to release a SIM-enabled version of the Gear 2, reportedly called Gear Solo, in Korea and possibly more countries down the road.  (more…)

Specs Reportedly Leaked for Yet Another Samsung Tablet, 10.5″ Super AMOLED and Snapdragon 801

According to the newest leak, Samsung has yet another tablet on the way, to go along with the assortment of slates that were debuted at this year’s CES back in January. We already have the Galaxy Tab4 series, Galaxy TabPro lineup and Galaxy NotePro device, which features a 12.2″ display, but Samsung now has a 10.5″ Super AMOLED-toting tablet coming (model number SM-T800), complete with a few top-tier specs.  (more…)

Wireless Charging Back Cover for the Galaxy S5 Already Up for Pre-order

Already planning to pick up the Samsung Galaxy S5 when it launches on April 11 across the U.S.? Interested in wireless charging too? If so, the wireless charging back plate for the device is already available for pre-order from Samsung’s own accessory store for $29.99. You can grab it in either black or white to match the two color variants being released in the States.  (more…)