Fire up your Galaxy S5, T-Mobile customers: You should have a sweet surprise waiting for your phone. Several sources are reporting that the Android 5.0, or Lollipop, software upgrade is now available for the T-Mobile version of Samsung’s current flagship phone; either as an over- the-air upgrade or a download through Samsung’s Kies application. The update reportedly measures in at over 900MB in size and will add the look of Google’s Material Design, interactive lockscreen notifications, battery life optimizations and more to your Galaxy S5.
Samsung Electronics, the world’s biggest smartphone maker by volume, has had a string of disappointing quarters, mostly due to declines in its mobile division. Now it looks like mobile head and co-CEO J.K Shin could be on his way out, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal.
Samsung makes a lot of different phones, almost all of them functionally identical Android devices with slight differences. Now it’s planning to streamline the number of smartphones it makes by at least a quarter.
Samsung reported its first year over year decline in profit since 2012. During the conference call, company execs told investors about a new unnamed high-end device coming out in 2014.
Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 Mini on Tuesday morning. The device is not as impressive as the Galaxy S5, but has all of Samsung’s unique hardware features, such as a fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor.
At an event in Chicago on Monday, Sprint and Samsung announced a new high-end handset, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport. Unfortunately, this handset is basically identical to the standard Galaxy S5 with a 2.5GHz Qualcomm processor, 2GB of RAM and a 5.1-inch 1080p AMOLED display. Like the Galaxy S5 Active, it’s got a bit of rubber trim and physical buttons along the bottom. There’s no new fitness hardware, but there are a number of included fitness apps under a banner called Sprint Fit Live. Sprint Fit, which will be included on all Sprint Android phones later this year, includes a year-long subscription to Under Armour’s MapMyFitness app, a few workout-specific Spotify playlists, and a couple fitness wallpapers.
In terms of specifications and features, how does Amazon’s Fire Phone stack up to its competitors?
This week saw news of the upcoming Amazon phone which will surely run the company’s forked version of Android. That means it won’t likely work with Android Wear watches, one of which got a price. And the high-performing Galaxy S5 is now available.
Now that Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is available, it’s time to make use of the integrated fingerprint scanner. PayPal is doing just that, releasing its app made specifically for biometric authentication.
I took a closer look at the Samsung Gear Fit and chatted with Samsung about its newest wearable product. So far, the device looks promising. Here are a few things you should know about the Gear Fit if you’re considering one for your wrist.