Posts tagged with: Galaxy Note 4
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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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    When we're talking about the Galaxy Note these days, odds are it's the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, expected to launch at IFA in Berlin just about two months from now. And while we're sure we'll have plenty of Note 5 leaks and rumors to keep us busy over the weeks to come, the story on last year's Galaxy Note 4 isn't quite over just yet. The 2014 phablet is still one heck of an attractive handset, and betting that you still might be persuaded to pick one up, Samsung's kicking off a pretty hefty promotional Note 4 offer. Buy the Galaxy Note 4 between today and Sunday, July 26, and Samsung will ...

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    Touch. Tap. Push. Prod. Swab. Stab. The button takes a lot of nonsense from its users. And also Benny Benassi and The Biz, but if I hear "push me and then just touch me" one more time, I might need a barbiturate. Anyways, people usually don't give these things much credit for doing what they do and what engineers have made them do. It didn't need to be a button Take the iPhone 5S with its home button. It implemented a fingerprint sensor on top of it and Apple thus created Touch ID. Touch ID was made to take the taps and swipes and repetition away from accessing secure features: unlocking ...

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    Enter to win a brand new handset with The Choose Your Own Android Phablet Giveaway at the Pocketnow Deals Store. A phablet offers all the conveniences of a smartphone but with a larger, tablet-like screen size. As far as mobile devices go, it’s like having the best of both worlds. One lucky person will have the opportunity to choose one of five new phablets, valued at $750 each, to be their prize. Up for grabs is the Google Nexus 6, LG G4, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, OnePlus 2, and the LG G Flex 2. To enter, just go to The Choose Your Own Android Phablet Giveaway page at the Pocketnow Deals ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    For a while now, we've been expecting Google to do something new with cases for its Nexus devices. Rumors emerged last year about a custom case program for the Nexus 5, one we saw mature to support the Nexus 6 as new evidence emerged last month. But so far, none of that custom angle has yet to go official. We're still not there quite yet, but today Google introduces a slightly different case program for some popular smartphones – and not just Nexus models – announcing its “Editions” series with the Skrillex Live Case. Yup: dubstep poster-boy Skrillex wants to bring you smartphone ...

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    Now that the Galaxy S6 is out, have you been interested in deep-diving into the Samsung Android ecosystem, but haven't quite found the perfect opportunity. Well, if that leaked Galaxy Tab S2 tablet isn't looking so appealing to you, we have a piece of news that may be appealing to you. The latest rumored T-Mobile Samsung deal is offering buyers of both a Samsung phone and tablet a pretty sweet discount. TmoNews reports, with an official-looking picture of internal T-Mobile material, that the company will be launching a program to give a $100 MasterCard reward to purchasers of both a ...

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    When Samsung introduced the original Galaxy Note at the 2011 IFA in Berlin, the company shocked everyone with its class-defining phablet with a 5.3-inch screen (at times where phones were in the four-inch area). It took phablets some time to get traction, and, even more time in the US, but apparently large smartphones are now preferred by Americans. According to a recent Kantar World Panel research, the phablet market grew almost four times year over year. If large smartphones were accounting for six percent share in the first quarter of 2014, they now represent 21 percent of the US ...

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    Marvel's latest Avengers film is in theaters now, and promotional tie-ins are active in full force. Samsung just confirmed plans to release a special Iron Man edition Galaxy S6 sometime next month (and we've already taken to wondering about which other characters we'd like to see get custom GS6 designs of their own), but it's not just the manufacturer's latest flagship that gets to be in on this action. Today we learn of a new promotional offer for Samsung's favorite phablet, as new Galaxy Note 4 owners are treated to not one, not two, but four free Avengers-styled covers. Buy a Note 4 ...

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    Each year, Samsung releases two smartphones separated by roughly six months: one a mainstream flagship, the other an overpowered phablet. These are the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note, respectively, and though they target materially different types of consumer, we nonetheless directly compare them every single year. That's because there's a significant amount of bleedover interest when you get to this level of features and cost: people who don't really like large phones may nonetheless consider the Note 4 for its added features, just as those who really don't like compromise may find themselves ...

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    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 owners on Verizon have been a patient bunch. The first Android Lollipop updates for the Note 4 descended a couple months ago, and even carrier-branded editions in the US saw their Lollipop updates arriving last month: Sprint saw its going out over three weeks ago, and AT&T's made its presence felt early last week. But over at Verizon, silence. That's finally changing, as the carrier gets April started with an overdue taste of Lollipop for the Galaxy Note 4. Don't let the “4-4-2” in the filename for the update's release notes (source link below) fool you: this ...

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    The first build of Android 5.0 Lollipop may be months-old at this point, but that has not by any means translated to every phone receiving updates to the latest build of the software quite yet. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop build could be getting updated for AT&T-branded units; here are the supposed changes. This new version of Android 5.0 would bring with it the removal of the widely-criticized "Interruptions" mode (it had previously on earlier builds replaced the "Mute" mode). In addition to the update to Lollipop itself – which will certainly bring improvements such as the ...

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