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Android 5.0 is now seeding to Samsung Galaxy S4 GPE

Android 5.0 is now seeding to Samsung Galaxy S4 GPE

12 December, 2014 | comments (22)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition is the latest Pure Google smartphone to get updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop. The new firmware is now seeding to the device over-the-air. The Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition is yet to receive Android 5.0.1...

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Lollipop beta gets shown on Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S4 GPE

Lollipop beta gets shown on Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S4 GPE

01 December, 2014 | comments (24)

A beta build of Android 5.0 Lollipop for Google Play Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4 has surfaced resulting in a plethora of screenshots. In addition, there's also a screenshot of the Galaxy Note 4 running Lollipop courtesy of SamMobile's...

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Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 to get Lollipop early next year

Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 to get Lollipop early next year

03 November, 2014 | comments (57)

The current Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S5, will be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop, it was even demoed on video. Last year's flagship will not be left out, sources claim the Galaxy S4 will be updated too. The question then is "which S4?" since there...


Here are the droids confirmed to get 5.0 Lollipop so far

Here are the droids confirmed to get 5.0 Lollipop so far

19 October, 2014 | comments (201)

Google officially announced Android 5.0 Lollipop recently, and while that is great news and all, unless you are among the minority that is on Nexus or Google Play edition devices, what you are really looking for is when the OEMs, or the OEM of your...


A plethora of Samsung Galaxy are getting Android 4.4.4 soon

A plethora of Samsung Galaxy are getting Android 4.4.4 soon

14 October, 2014 | comments (126)

Today we got some good news about the Samsung Galaxy owners worldwide. A leaked roadmap spilled the beans on the Samsung Android 4.4.4 KitKat update schedule. As the table reveals the 4.4.4 update has already been completed for the Galaxy S5,...


T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 gets Android 4.4.4 KitKat

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 gets Android 4.4.4 KitKat

11 September, 2014 | comments (63)

It's Android 4.4.4 update season for Samsung smartphones sold by US carriers, it seems. Following in the footsteps of Sprint's Galaxy Note 3 and Verizon's Galaxy S5, it's now the turn of T-Mobile's Galaxy S4 to be updated. Android 4.4.4 is...


Google Play store drops GPE smartphones for Android Wear

Google Play store drops GPE smartphones for Android Wear

06 August, 2014 | comments (9)

The Google Play Edition smartphones are out of the Play Store and in their place Google has the Nexus 5, 7 and 10 as well as LG's G Watch and Samsung's Gear Live - both running Android Wear OS. It seems Google is done with the HTC One, Samsung...

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Burnt Galaxy S4 owner gets offered a new One M8 by HTC

Burnt Galaxy S4 owner gets offered a new One M8 by HTC

28 July, 2014 | comments (199)

About a month back, a reddit user 'TweektheGeek' was woken up by the smell of his Galaxy S4 (not related to this recent incident), which overheated and started melting while the phone was charging overnight. In this case, the person was using...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 set ablaze by counterfeit battery

Samsung Galaxy S4 set ablaze by counterfeit battery

26 July, 2014 | comments (129)

13-year old Ariel Tolfree from Texas found herself rudely awoken in the middle of the night by the smell of her burning phone kept under her pillow. The phone, a white Samsung Galaxy S4, was burnt to a crisp after the battery inside decided it...

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LG G3 Prime may launch in Korea on 25 July

LG G3 Prime may launch in Korea on 25 July

21 July, 2014 | comments (17)

If you're into the LG G3 but want more calculating muscle and over the top download speeds than look no further. The LG G3 Prime (or Cat 6) is on Korean media once again with news on a possible release date. According to the new reports, the LG...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Verizonís Big Red promo to offer 50% discount on smartphones

Verizonís Big Red promo to offer 50% discount on smartphones

10 July, 2014 | comments (3)

Verizon will be allegedly announcing a new promotional campaign dubbed Big Red later today. The marketing effort will allow you to pick up a smartphone for half of its current price tag. According to a report, Verizonís Big Red promo offer...


Google pulls HTC One M7, Z Ultra and G Pad 8.3 from the Play Store

Google pulls HTC One M7, Z Ultra and G Pad 8.3 from the Play Store

09 July, 2014 | comments (15)

Google has pulled the HTC One (M7), the Sony Z Ultra and the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play editions from the Play Store. The concept of the Google Play edition devices was announced at I/O last year and the first two phones to be launched included...

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Apple iPhone 5s tops sales charts in Q1 of this year

Apple iPhone 5s tops sales charts in Q1 of this year

08 July, 2014 | comments (68)

According to data coming from ABI Reseach, which includes analysis, market data and insights, the top 20 best selling devices in the first quarter of the year are dominated by Apple and Samsung. Apple has two devices in that period which saw good...


Android 4.4.3 now available to all Google Play Edition phones

Android 4.4.3 now available to all Google Play Edition phones

04 June, 2014 | comments (226)

T-Mobile was the first to unleash the official Android 4.4.3 KitKat update on its Nexus (4,5,7) lineup. Then Motorola begun updating the Moto X, Moto G and Moto E. Today the entire Google Play Edition phone lineup has been treated to Android...


Galaxy S4 I9505 gets an update with Kids Mode and KNOX 2.0

Galaxy S4 I9505 gets an update with Kids Mode and KNOX 2.0

22 May, 2014 | comments (28)

Samsung has already rolled out Android 4.4 KitKat firmware to the Galaxy S4 (both I9500 and I9505 versions). It included new TouchWiz goodies we've seen before in the Galaxy Note 3, but it was lacking a few things like Kids Mode and KNOX 2.0. As it...


Galaxy S5 sells twice better than Galaxy S4, UK retailer says

Galaxy S5 sells twice better than Galaxy S4, UK retailer says

17 April, 2014 | comments (39)

It's customary for manufacturers to try and build up hype for their newly launched smartphone by talking up their sales numbers. Samsung made no exception to this, saying that its new Galaxy S5 flagship sold 30% more units than its predecessor on...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 first day sales break Galaxy S4ís record

Samsung Galaxy S5 first day sales break Galaxy S4ís record

13 April, 2014 | comments (235)

Filter this under non-surprising developments, but reports from Korea are saying that the Samsung Galaxy S5 has enjoyed quite some success on launch day. The new flagship has managed to set a new record for the company for launch day sales beating...

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Snapdragon 800-powered Galaxy Note 3 Neo launches in Korea

Snapdragon 800-powered Galaxy Note 3 Neo launches in Korea

04 March, 2014 | comments (16)

Samsung's official Korean website has announced the availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo. It has been on sale across the country since March 3. What's interesting though is the fact that the LTE-A version of the smartphone selling in...

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Galaxy S4 and S4 mini get Black Editions with leather backs

Galaxy S4 and S4 mini get Black Editions with leather backs

31 January, 2014 | comments (78)

Black is the new black Ė the Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition borrows the faux leather back of the Galaxy Note 3 and marks the introduction of yet another Galaxy S4 version (the 1001st by our count). Snarkiness aside, we quite liked the faux...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 gets a tasty KitKat test build

Samsung Galaxy S4 gets a tasty KitKat test build

10 January, 2014 | comments (47)

KitKat for all! Sammobile has received a pre-release firmware of Android 4.4.2-running TouchWiz for the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 (the Snadragon version). The release has build number I9505XXUFNA1. The build is still shaky here and there but...

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