Sprint Galaxy S5 Gets Lollipop Update Tomorrow as Build G900PVPU1AOA6

According to Samsung’s FAQ page for the Samsung Galaxy S5 on Sprint, an update to Android 5.0 “Lollipop” should begin arriving as early as tomorrow, February 5. The update drops in as software version G900PVPU1AOA6.

Samsung briefly updated their support page with a changelog for the update, but seems to have pulled it already (edit: it’s back). Thankfully, we caught it just in time.  (more…)

Artist Concept Renders of Samsung Galaxy S6 Hit the Web, Heavily Reminiscent of iPhone

Posted by HDblog.it, we have one artist’s concept of what the Galaxy S6 might look like, using the metal framing which showed up earlier today. First, do note these are merely concept renderings, meaning there is always the chance that the Galaxy S6 will look nothing like this. Although, try not to be too skeptical. As we inch closer to an unveiling, which will take place at MWC, that often allows for more accurate leaks and info to blossom.  (more…)

Photos of Reported Samsung Galaxy S6 Metallic Frame Arrive

Thanks to No Where Else, who is usually spot on with their smartphone leaks, we may have our first look at the metallic frame for the upcoming Galaxy S6 from Samsung. As we can see in the photos, it really is just a frame, but the pictures do offer a bit of information on what we should expect to see from Samsung’s next flagship device.

The frames looks rather thin, while sporting plastic bands around the edges. On the bottom, a single speaker is present, as well as forward-facing microUSB port for charging. The 3.5mm headphone jack is also located on the bottom of the device.  (more…)

How to: Enable Lollipop’s Smart Lock in TouchWiz on the Galaxy S5

Yesterday, during my tour of Lollipop on the Galaxy S5, I mentioned that Samsung may have left out Smart Lock, which is one of our favorite features included in Android 5.0. For those not familiar, Smart Lock is like Motorola’s Trusted Devices feature, in that it allows you to bypass secure lock screens if you have a trusted Bluetooth device attached and nearby. It’s incredibly handy and one of the more useful features introduced by Google in Lollipop.

To see it missing was disappointing, to say the least, except, well, it was actually there all along. That’s right, Smart Lock is included with Lollipop on Samsung devices, it’s just hidden by default and semi-difficult to find unless you know where you need to look. Since we now know where to find it, thanks to a handful of readers who pointed it out, we wanted to share the good news.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Tour!

I still almost can’t believe it, but Verizon is the first US carrier to push the Android 5.0 “Lollipop” update to the Samsung Galaxy S5. The update started rolling out to all this morning, so naturally, we grabbed it and took it for a spin to see what Samsung has done with TouchWiz, Material Design, and Lollipop in a single package. We have seen previews of Lollipop running on international variants, but this is the first we are seeing it here in the States and in our own hands.  (more…)

Official: Samsung is Hosting an Unpacked Event for “What’s Next” at MWC on March 1 (Updated)

Samsung confirmed to us this afternoon that they are indeed hosting the next Unpacked event in Barcelona, at MWC, on March 1 to reveal “What’s Next.” The invite that was first posted earlier this morning is the same invite we received this afternoon.

Of course, we are assuming that we will see the Samsung Galaxy S6 at the event, but could see more. Rumors of a Galaxy S Edge have heated up over the last couple of weeks, with the invite potentially adding fuel to that fire, thanks to a swooping curve or angular line that runs across it.  (more…)

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Gets Lollipop Update!

Here it comes! Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S5 is now one of the first US variants to receive an official update to Android 5.0 “Lollipop.” The update is being pushed now to all from what we can tell.

The update drops in as build VRU1BNLC and is of course, a big one. After updating, users will find Material Design hints throughout, bolder color and more fluid animations, updated on/off toggles, notifications on the lock screen, a brighter TouchWiz, floating action buttons, and a whole bunch of other Android 5.0 goodies.  (more…)