Tag Archive: Samsung


Verizon issues security update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Verizon is issuing a new update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on its network. Coming after last month’s Android 5.1.1 update, this update changes the software version to LMY47X.N910VVRU2BPA1, and brings optimized device performance, fixes known issues, and applies new security patches.

It could take some time for the update to appear automatically on your Note 4. You can also check for it manually if you wish, by heading to Settings, then About phone and  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge pass through the FCC ahead of U.S. release

It’s no surprise that Samsung is readying to announce the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge on February 21, and now the phones have both passed through the FCC. The Galaxy S7 proper will carry the model number SM-G930A, while the edge variant will be SM-G935A. Models numbers for each U.S. carrier will be slightly different, and designated by the last letter of the model number, as Samsung usually does.

No other details were revealed in  [Read More…]

Registration now open for the 2016 Samsung Developer Conference

Samsung’s annual developer conference will be held at Moscone West April 27-28, and registration for the event is now open. Developers who are interested in attending can register from now through March 29 for early bird registration. Pricing for the early bird registration sits at $ 399, which gets you access to technical sessions, interactive workshops, keynotes and hands-on time with different devices.

If you are interested in attending Samsung’s annual developer conference, you can sign  [Read More…]

Samsung testing Marshmallow beta with select Galaxy Note 5 owners in the U.S.

Samsung has apparently started testing a beta of Android Marshmallow for the Galaxy Note 5 with a small set of users in the U.S. The update appears to currently be targeting some Note 5 owners on AT&T, with testing pool said to be as small as 200 people.

The beta build number for this beta is MMB29K.N920AUCU2BPB1, and it weighs in at 1355.94MB. While Samsung has yet to offer a Marshmallow update to any of its  [Read More…]

Samsung is bringing ad blocking support to its Android browser

Samsung will be adding the ability to have ads blocked in its Android browser by opening a new Content Blocker extension API to developers. An update is rolling out now to devices running Lollipop or higher that enables the new functionality. Developers will be able to use Samsung’s new Content Blocker extension API to develop both content and ad blockers for the browser. This is very similar to how Apple enabled support for ad and content blocking  [Read More…]

Galaxy S7: Water resistance would be a natural next step for Samsung

Some thoughts on what a water-resistant Galaxy S7 could mean for Samsung and its competitors.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 rumor mill is now fully up and running, with leaked images claiming to reveal Samsung’s 2016 flagship in all its glory ahead of the Feb. 21 launch event. We’re expecting two variants — a smaller flat GS7 and a larger “edge” model, with bigger batteries, improved cameras and speedier performance. However one of the most intriguing features  [Read More…]

Samsung sends out official invites to ‘Unpacked’ for expected Galaxy S7 release

Samsung has just sent out the official invites for it’s ‘Unpacked’ event for February 21st – one day before the Mobile World Congress conference. The launch event of the Next Big Thing will take place at 7 p.m. in Barcelona, and can also be watched on YouTube for those of us who cannot make it out to Spain.

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Samsung is expected to release at least two new versions of the Galaxy  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S7 day is February 21 in Barcelona

‘Unpacked’ event expected to showcase Galaxy S7 series ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

It’s official — Samsung has sent out invites to an “Unpacked” launch event on Sunday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. CET (that’s 1 p.m. ET and 10 a.m. PT) in Barcelona, Spain. For the third year running, the company will unveil new flagship phones — the Galaxy S7 series — ahead of Mobile World Congress, which this year  [Read More…]

It has only been 4 years since the original phablet was introduced: A brief look back at the Samsung Galaxy Note

Four years ago this month, Samsung introduced the first phablet with the Samsung Galaxy Note.

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In January of 2012, Samsung truly brought us the Next Big Thing with the first Galaxy Note. And big it was with a game changing 5.3″ display.

Without a doubt the dominant smartphone in late 2012 was the iPhone 4s. And it was a great phone, but it had a 3.5″ display! When I think back  [Read More…]

Let’s talk about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and its microUSB port

Some thoughts on why Samsung may have skipped USB Type-C in its 2016 flagships — and how it might actually make sense.

The recent leakage of apparent press renders of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, along with corresponding hardware specs, have given us plenty to think about. Sure enough, the physical design of these two closely resembles what we’ve seen out of Samsung for the past 12 months. And for the first time it  [Read More…]