Posts tagged with: Galaxy Note 4
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    We get it, major software updates take time in the chaotic, loosely Google-governed, open-source mobile world. Especially when both third-party OEMs and notoriously laggy US carriers are involved in the “optimization” process. And yes, it makes perfect sense for the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5 and S6 Edge+ to be prioritized over the older, less popular Note 4 and outright weird and experimental Note Edge. But with Sprint capable of getting the Marshmallow ball rolling here way back in March, and Verizon and T-Mobile following suit in June, we can’t find AT&T any acceptable excuse ...

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    Now that we know literally everything about the Galaxy Note 7, it’s time to dig a little deeper and try to find out more details on Samsung’s VR hardware-advancing plans. Rumor has it the Korean tech giant wants to run with the big dogs in addition to strengthening its low-cost domination, though we’re afraid there’s nothing new to report on the standalone Odyssey front. Meanwhile, the second consumer edition of the smartphone-compatible Samsung Gear VR most likely carries the SM-R323 model number (its predecessor being the SM-R322), picking up USB Type-C connectivity and GNote 7 ...

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    While Android N… utella could still technically see daylight and perhaps even roll out to new and old Nexus devices before the critically acclaimed Note 4 turns two in the fall, chances are Marshmallow will be the last major software update officially delivered to the first of Samsung’s metal-framed high-end Galaxy phablets. You’ll therefore probably excuse T-Mobile for taking its sweet time to ensure the Snapdragon 805-powered 5.7-incher’s 6.0.1 goodie pack is one for the ages. Of course, Sprint somehow kicked off its own over-the-air rollout way back in March, ahead of even ...

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    Did you get a Galaxy Note 4 from Verizon recently? Well, you've probably itched that Samsung scratch at the right time. It's been a while since Sprint gave us the Android Marshmallow update for its Note 4 units. Verizon has its turn starting today. In addition to the usual Android 6.0.1 pickups, TouchWiz gets an iconography refresh, Wi-Fi Calling, Android for Work pre-loaded and Ultra High Quality (Hi-Fi) Audio. Software version MMB29M.N910VVRU2CPD1 is rolling out over time. Refresh for the OTA or just wait. It'll get there. Source: Verizon Via: GSMArena

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    In case you weren’t aware, Mother’s Day is fast approaching (May 8, save the date), and hip moms out there are probably expecting a little more than flowers this year. Luckily, T-Mobile comes to your rescue with a bunch of time-limited smartphone deals, and there’s something to be had for every budget. Looking to spare no expense, and get one of the world’s best Android phablets from the “Uncarrier”? Magenta will hook you up with an instant $60 Samsung Galaxy Note 5 discount after promo code DEAL60, also letting you pair the S Pen-capable 5.7-incher with a half off Galaxy Tab A ...

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    Updated “internationally”, as well as on at least one major US network, to the latest and sweetest Android flavor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is as good as new, despite turning two full years old in the fall. It’s metal-framed, super-sharp, relatively powerful, even by today’s high-end standards, promises to last an eternity between charges, and above all, it’s extremely cheap… for a limited time. Technically, there’s no expiration date attached to Qualitycellz’s eBay deal on the S Pen-enabled phablet, but quantities are limited, and at the time of this writing, no less than ...

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    Excited about the Snapdragon 823/6GB RAM-packing Samsung Galaxy Note 6? Well, yeah, but it’s still at least a couple months away. And unlike the Galaxy S7, it might cost a small fortune, bringing far too many substantial upgrades to the table to afford promotions of sorts or bundle deals. Meanwhile, if you’re tight on cash, the Note 5 and even Note 4 are not to be disregarded. Some will call the latter archaic, but like a fine wine, the fall 2014-released 5.7-incher seems to be getting better with time, courtesy of Marshmallow goodies thus far delivered OTA to international variants, ...

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    It’s hard to single out an Android device manufacturer that’s done a respectable job spreading the Marshmallow love wide and early, aside perhaps from Motorola, but Samsung is now going the extra mile to compensate for its initial tardiness. One by one, the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Edge+, Note 5 and even S5 were updated to OS version 6.0 in the past few weeks, first in Korea and other “global markets”, then eventually stateside. Oddly enough, Sprint got the Note 4 ball rolling recently, before international variants could get their taste of sweet, silky smooth Marshmallows. But today ...

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    It was definitely a little surprising to see Verizon get the Android 6.0 promotion ball rolling as far as US carrier-locked variants of Samsung devices are concerned, but Sprint is apparently hitting back with an even more unexpected pair of updates. In addition to the Galaxy Note 5, which we were anticipating would be renewed software-wise on the Now Network very soon, the S Pen-enabled phablet’s predecessor is also in the process of leaving Lollipop behind. That’s right, Sprint is reportedly refreshing the user experience simultaneously on the Galaxy Note 4 and Note 5. Many happy ...

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    However hard it might be to contain your indignation in regard to Samsung’s Android 6.0 upgrading sluggishness, it’s important to remember the Korean device manufacturer never actually issued any public deadlines or timelines. Besides, things are finally starting to fall into place, as select Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Edge+, and Note 5 owners in various global markets can now pull Marshmallow goodies over-the-air. With a bunch of TouchWiz tweaks on top, obviously, including a couple that look like they’ll improve the user experience instead of slowing down operations. By the end of the ...

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    Even if you’re not the kind of guy who changes his smartphone every 12 months, charmed by incremental upgrades and other marketing tricks and gimmicks, you have to love the spring Android flagship release season. Oftentimes, you can score better bargains on CES and MWC’s heels than around the holidays, like a $460 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with 128GB storage the other day, or $320 Galaxy Note 4 now. Why should you even consider the ancient faux leather rear cover-sporting phablet? For starters, because it’s roughly twice as cheap as the Note 5 and S6 Edge+. It also comes with a microSD ...

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    Samsung has rarely led the way in software support and bumps to the newest Android iterations for even its best smartphones, but it’s never been as late as this year either. Marshmallows are yet to officially roll out to a single Galaxy “star”, unlike LG, Motorola or HTC devices. Several upgrade timelines were rumored for handhelds as diverse as the Note 5, S6, Note 4, S5, A3 or J5, with the latest flagships initially expected to score 6.0 goodies as early as December, then January, and now February. According to a refreshed guide, phase 1 of the industry-leading (in terms of sales, ...

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    Samsung may have left it to third-party retailer Adorama to try to boost the mainstream popularity of the Gear S2 stateside, as the Apple Watch S draws near, but on British shores, the Korean manufacturer takes promotional matters into its own hands. While technically not billed as a Valentine’s Day bundle deal, the latest UK-only special offer lets you buy a swanky Tizen smartwatch for yourself and a loved one at a big discount. Typically priced at around £300, the Samsung Gear S2 Classic, seasoned with an elegant leather band, is now available for £449 in a box of two. That means ...

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    Samsung’s first rumored Android 6.0 update roadmap hinted at three phases, but only tackled device names for two, and release timelines for one. A second chart expanded on the list, also switching a few due dates, while the latest schedule once again restricts the Marshmallow-ready phone and tablet roster, turning vaguer as far as deadlines are concerned. The good news? There are apparently a bunch of Galaxy handhelds set to leave Lollipop behind between January and March 2016. The bad? The Note 5 is no longer slated to begin the M rollout in time for New Year’s Eve. Oh, and in case ...

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    For a market leader and (sometimes) industry innovator, Samsung is sure slow to adopt the newest version of Android, already on a couple of HTC phones and LG’s best G-series device to date. Not only are the 2015 Galaxy flagships still stuck on aging Lollipop, but the 2016 A7, A5, and A3 just debuted with the same software build pre-installed. According to a recently leaked update roadmap, there was hope for Marshmallow to roll out over-the-air to the Galaxy Note 5 before the end of this month, followed by the S6 Edge+, S6 Edge, and standard S6 in January 2016. But in a shocking twist, it ...

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    First, there were eight. Then, over a dozen, split into two phases, with more to come in a third wave “after initial testing.” And now, all three phases of Samsung’s Android 6.0 “update guide” are detailed, with status tweaks, revised timelines, and even news of a few devices that will probably not support Marshmallow. In a somewhat surprising twist, the equally fresh, equally great Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ are no longer slated to score the battery-enhancing and stability-improving set of software goodies at the same time. Instead, the Note 5 should jump on the Android M ...

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    Motorola, HTC, LG, Sony, even Huawei and BlackBerry have tackled the issue of Marshmallow updates and timelines in public statements of late, leaving Samsung as the only reclusive major Android device manufacturer. Perhaps too reclusive. But close to a dozen Galaxy stars received “confirmation” for nearby 6.0 promotions via inside sources, and now a new rumor extends the list, going into detail as far as deadlines go. In keeping with tradition, it seems young age, mainstream popularity and advanced hardware will trump seniority, so the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ should be the first to leave ...

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    Looking to switch to T-Mobile? Looking for a new GSM smartphone (hopefully you're looking for a device with T-Mobile's bands)? Are you regretting a recent purchase at T-Mobile right now because you wished you had just waited a week (hi there)? In all seriousness, welcome to the Un-carrier, here's what to do. T-Mobile's offering some "super smartphone deals" which is actually just one deal on 11 devices. Just apply a coupon right from the splash page below and then add one of the phones below to your cart. You can take $100 off the price tag of a: iPhone 6s ($649.99 full) iPhone 6s Plus ...

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    As always, Samsung stays tight-lipped regarding the state of internal development and customization of proprietary ports based on the newest Android version, despite many of its rivals recently tackling Marshmallow matters head-on. Obviously, that doesn’t mean a bunch of Galaxy phones don’t have 6.0 goodie packs very much on the way. It just means we won’t know for sure their identities and update ETAs in the immediate future. Luckily, there are always inside sources willing to squeal, and such trusted informants have revealed a preliminary lineup of M-ready Samsungs to SamMobile. ...

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    Owners of some Nexus devices (Nexus 6, Nexus 5, Nexus 9, Nexus 7 2013, and Nexus Player) can already get a taste of Android 6.0 Marshmallow thanks to Google, who made the factory images available on its servers. But what if you own a smartphone (or a tablet, for that matter), and your carrier of choice is T-Mobile? Magenta confirmed the Marshmallow update to be in the works for 17 of the devices on its line-up. The page also reiterates something we know so well (and learned to hate) concerning the long time required for a carrier phone to get an update: "Software updates are a long ...

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    But numbers 1 through 19? Well, it's a battle of the wills between Apple and Samsung as resellers get busy with fresh inventories of the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and Galaxy Note 5. What? No Galaxy S6 edge+ love? Not at Best Buy and not for this quarter, it seems. We're getting a look at a slew of charts and graphs from sales data analysis firm JeeQ Data. To be precise, the top 20 ranking cover phones sold with a carrier plan during the third quarter, ending yesterday, at Best Buy. Here are the top five: iPhone 6 in Space Gray - 16GB on Verizon iPhone 6 in Space Gray - 16GB on Sprint ...

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    Class may not be technically in session yet, but T-Mobile wants its school-going customers to be prepared ahead of time with sizzling hot new smartphones. Of course, anyone can get in on the discounted action over at the “Uncarrier’s” online store, as long as you act quickly. T-Mo’s collection of Android savings is only valid today, and the promotion’s headliner is hands down the Samsung Galaxy S6. Already trimmed very recently, from $680 to $580 outright, the non-edgy 5.1-incher is now available for a further $80 off. That’s right, $500 buys you the GS6, free of contractual ...

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    Samsung's decision to remove expandability options from the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ has proven to be a polarizing topic. While some don't care, the rest of us are truly disappointed by Samsung's measures, even if both devices improved in overall appearance. If you're wondering how this amounts to sales, the answer is rather shocking. The Korea Times just published news claiming that Samsung has sold more of its new phablet units than it did last year. The report claims that Samsung has been able to sell 100,000 units of both devices in just three days, a number that's far better ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Note is the original phone-tablet hybrid. Each year we get an updated one, and each year we compare the new model with its immediate predecessor to see what’s changed. This year, those changes run to the very core of what it means to be a Note. Join us for our latest comparison, as we dissect the differences between the Galaxy Note 5 and its Note 4 forerunner! Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy Note 4   Hardware The changes here are most pronounced in hardware, and many of them are upgrades. The imitation leather back cover has given way to curved glass, last year’s ...

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    Sometimes, you'd like to believe that there's an obvious answer to rumors that have been allowed to stew for a long time. When will we see this new Galaxy Note 5? Around the time of IFA? On August 12? 15 minutes past the next hour? We haven't the answers just yet, but FCC documents filed by Samsung are giving hints at an August launch. How far ahead of IFA the tech giant wants to get with the Note 5 is still anyone's guess. Samsung's always had a blast with its own Unpacked event off-site from the Messe Berlin, so we're waiting on possible changes to our coverage schedule as well. The ...

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