Samsung Galaxy S5

Verizon, T-Mobile out StageFright updates for Galaxy S5, Note 4, and Note Edge

The Stagefright issue is real. This vulnerability in Android has already been confirmed by Google and it’s considered as one of the biggest concerns the Android platform is facing today. We know Google, Samsung, LG, and Motorola are ready to roll out regular monthly updates to ensure devices won’t be affected while Sony, HTC, and the Android One team are also working on their own security patches for StageFright.

Access your smartphone’s voice command system with Satechi button

We cannot avoid but use our smartphones when driving, no matter how many PSAs we see warning us about the dangers of doing so. That’s why various brands are coming up with wearables and gadgets that can help reduce the chance of accidents, but at the same time, letting you have easy access to your device even when you’re doing driving or riding a bike. The Satechi Bluetooth Home Button connects to your smartphone’s voice command system with just the press of a button.

Dutch online retailer lists upcoming Galaxy S5 Neo for pre-order

There has been no official announcement from Samsung about this new product, but apparently a Dutch online retailer now has a Galaxy S5 Neo listed on its site, with pre-orders starting and delivery expected by the end of the month. Lending credence to the validity of this listing is the fact that three of the Netherlands’ leading carriers are also listed as offering plans for this new smartphone, a variant of the OEM’s 2014 flagship, the Galaxy S5.

Samsung Galaxy S5 scores higher than the Galaxy S6, S6 edge

No doubt the Samsung Galaxy S6 is one of the best smartphones in the market this year. We've heard numerous positive reviews and have watched several stress tests already. It was even tagged as the Top 1 Performance Smartphone in Q1 by AnTuTu. Model was quickly followed by the Galaxy S6 edge for obvious reasons--they are very similar. This didn't come as a surprise because premium Galaxy S phones always top the market every time they are launched.

Android 5.0 Lollipop for AT&T Galaxy S5 now ready

Just the other day, AT&T released Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Samsung Galaxy S4. Soon after, it's the Galaxy S5's turn to receive the same update. This is specifically for the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) which is now available for download via Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) over WiFi. This one is anticipated since other S5's from different carriers in different countries have already experienced the Android Lollipop goodness.

Rogers stops Android Lollipop rollout for Samsung Galaxy S5

The sweet Android 5.0 Lollipop was released for the Samsung Galaxy S5 in Canada through different carriers but sadly, they had to cancel the rollout due to some bugs and issues that need to be fixed first. That's a bit frustrating but that's better than no update to Android 5.0 at all. At least these Canadians know Android Lollipop will be available in the country soon. Minor issues include force closures, screen freezes, and excessive battery drain.

Samsung Galaxy S6 has the best OLED display on a smartphone

When it comes to OLED displays, no one will probably come close to the efforts of Samsung to develop its Super AMOLED technology. The Korean gadget giants produce two generations of their top OLED displays per year, and they are highlighted in the company’s flagship devices. This was the case with the Galaxy Note 4 – touted as the device with the most realistic display when it came out – and is the same with the new Galaxy S6, having the latest generation of Samsung OLED technology.

Android 5.0 Lollipop ready for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 getting the sweet Android Lollipop update is old news. Even if Google has released the software and phone manufacturers have tested the version, it's really up to the network carrier when such will roll out to subscribers and owners. Last year's Samsung Galaxy flagship smartphone has started to receive Lollipop as early as October. It was known as the Android L then. The Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition was also rumored to arrived with Android 5.0.

Activate native call recording function in Samsung devices

It might be unethical (specifically when the person you're talking to doesn't know you're doing it) and maybe borderline illegal, but there are times when you just want to record the conversation you're having over the phone. While the old school feature phones do have this supposedly basic feature, OEMs have hidden the native call recording feature (probably to avoid problems with government) on the more widely distributed smartphones. But there is still a way to enable that feature because there's an app for that of course.
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