AT&T is set to carry the first of Samsung’s A Series of “premium feel” phones, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. The sleek-looking metal-bound smartphone is set to be available online and with AT&T retailers starting September 26.
Call recording is a nice feature to have on smartphone, especially if the user makes phone calls for work that are data and information intensive. A person’s memory can only hold on to reminders and information on voice calls for so long, and sometimes technology can help out those memory gaps. Fortunately, the good fellows at XDA has help for us.
Samsung Galaxy S5 users who are on AT&T have a new software update for their phones to download and install. The update is a big one and you will have to be on WiFi to download its 142.8MB bulk. The update is available for people to download via FOTA.
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone have a new battery case to check out called the PowerSkin Spare Battery Case. The case is available in four colors including black, blue, white, and gold. One of the big features of the Spare Battery case is that it is very thin and adds minimal bulk to your smartphone while significantly increasing the runtime of your device.
The Samsung Galaxy S5, the premier model of the South Korean gadget giant, just hopped on the #icebucketchallenge bandwagon, and nominated some other phones to do the same. The response to this has been a mixed bag, with some saying that the move was brilliant. Still some say that Samsung shouldn’t have used the fund-raising act to market its product.
With the demand for different solutions to prolong the battery life of smartphones and tablets, things like mobile chargers, power banks, and mobile battery cases will continue to come up with various products for all kinds of devices. mophie, which claims to be the top mobile battery manufacturer in North America at least, has announced that it now has a juice pack specifically made for the Samsung Galaxy S5.
It’s not enough that Samsung had already made fun of “wall-huggers", or those who constantly need to charge their phones (meaning iPhones) in their TV ad that was released just last month. Now they’re hitting them where they actually live, well, at least for a few minutes when they’re at an airport. They have put up ad spots for the Samsung Galaxy S5 in the power outlets at different airports across the United States.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s got the longest battery life of them all? When it comes to Android devices of the Top 4 carriers in the US, the winner seems to be T-Mobile. The test was conducted using the Android app Laptop Mag Battery Test and used four smartphones from Samsung and HTC, one each from the top carriers. The conclusion is that the devices from T-Mobile have the longest average battery life among all those tested.
If you’re thinking of getting a new Samsung Galaxy S5 and blue is your favourite color, you might want to head on over to Best Buy instead of your preferred electronics or carrier store. They are offering an exclusive Electric Blue edition of the S5 and they are the only retail outlet that will be offering this in the United States starting August 17 and until supplies last.
Those who are eagerly awaiting the official announcement of the new smartphones from Samsung would have to wait just a few more weeks as the OEM is expected to reveal them in Berlin this coming September 3, two days before the start of IFA 2014. The rumoured devices that will be launched are the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the upgraded version of the current Galaxy Note 3, and the Samsung Galaxy Alpha (name not yet confirmed).