Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus now available in the Netherlands

No loud announcement this time, Samsung released the Galaxy S5 Plus in Netherlands. This year’s flagship Android phone is now available in the country complete with a 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 805 processor. This isn’t the first time Samsung is rolling out the S5 Plus as it was also launched in Singapore but under a different name: Galaxy S5 4G+.

Rumored Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition might arrive with Android Lollipop

Of course, the latest Android smartphones getting a taste of Lollilop is imminent. It’s just a matter of when or how soon phone makers and carriers will roll out the update. We’re still rooting for the Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition to be released soon but it’s taking Google some time. We don’t know why but at least we know that a Lollilop-powered Galaxy S5 will be available soon together with new Nexus phones.

Samsung offers extended warranty for selected Galaxy devices

Damaged smartphones and phablets, especially the ones that you bought for a lot of money, are a living and very real nightmare for gadget owners. No matter how careful you are in handling your phone, accidents will happen. You will drop your phone. You will spill something on it. No matter how tough your phone supposedly is, there will be damage at one point. And if your warranty is expired, good luck then. Samsung is now offering a product that will somehow set your mind at ease when it comes to this problem.

Microsoft Research’s FingerShadow to reduce battery consumption

As smartphones and tablets continue to be more and more "sophisticated", one problem remains constant among all of them (yes, even you Samsung): battery life isn't all it's cracked up to be. The more you use your device, the more you need either a battery extender or to hug the wall socket. Microsoft has recently conducted a research that might lessen gadgets' battery consumption, at least for those that use OLED screens, and they're calling the project Fingershadow.

Logitech Protection Plus for Galaxy S5 gets official

Logitech has rolled out a new smartphone accessory called the Logitech protection [+] case. The device is a protective case for the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone that is ruggedized to survive drops and bumps. Inside the protective case is a rechargeable battery to keep your smartphone running longer.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha gets the iFixit teardown treatment

So we’ve been a bit disappointed with the specs of Samsung’s new “premium feel” device, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha – a device which marks the first time the Korean gadget giant has been willing to ditch plastic for a more “fruity” metal design. Maybe Samsung was doing an “anything you can do, I can do too” with Apple, hence a spec line that doesn’t really stack up to flagship level. Popular teardown specialists iFixit give the new metal-bound phone the full treatment.

Enable call recording on Samsung Galaxy S5, other devices

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.
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