Galaxy S4, HTC One M8 and M7 Lollipop Updates

Android 5.0 Lollipop update details just arrived for three more hot Android phones

By on February 2, 2015 at 4:30 PM.

Android 5.0 Lollipop update details just arrived for three more hot Android phones

Just a few days ago, Samsung and HTC updated two of their hot Android devices to Android 5.0, at least in some regions of the world. Both handset makers are now back with more Lollipop news for some of their best-selling phones, though it’s not necessarily good news. TechTastic reports that the Galaxy S4 is now receiving its Lollipop build, though only users in certain markets will see update prompts at this time. As for certain versions of the HTC One M8 and One M7, HTC’s 2014 and 2013 flagship handsets, the company said the update has been slightly delayed, missing the expected 90-day update window. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Preview

New leak offers our first look at Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Galaxy Note 3

By on November 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

New leak offers our first look at Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Galaxy Note 3

It’s easy to see why Android 5.0 Lollipop is one of the most anticipated updates in the history of Google’s mobile operating system, but many Android users are having to wait their turn to download it to their own smartphones. To help ease the pain, SamMobile has been releasing exclusive video previews of the update on various smartphones.

This week, two of the highlights have included the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3, the second-newest generation of Samsung devices. More →

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Android 5.0 vs. Android 4.4 on Galaxy S4

Lollipop might be the best thing that’s ever happened to Samsung’s TouchWiz UI

By on November 10, 2014 at 1:31 PM.

Lollipop might be the best thing that’s ever happened to Samsung’s TouchWiz UI

Samsung is expected to update various current and former flagship handsets to Android 5.0 Lollipop and some recent videos from SamMobile have shown unofficial Android 5.0 builds in action on both the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy S4. The publication has posted a new video on its YouTube channel that shows a comparison between KitKat and Lollipop running on the 2013 Galaxy S4, suggesting that Android 5.0 will bring a massive improvement to the older Samsung handset. More →

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Android 5.0 Video

Huge leak: Video shows Android 5.0 and new TouchWiz running on Samsung’s Galaxy S4

By on November 7, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Huge leak: Video shows Android 5.0 and new TouchWiz running on Samsung’s Galaxy S4

Samsung fans, we have good news and better news. The good news is that Samsung is hard at work preparing a big Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its smartphone lineup — and not just its latest phones, but last year’s popular handsets as well. The better news is that Samsung is much further along in the process than you might assume. In fact, it’s so far along that a very stable version of Samsung’s Android 5.0 build for the Galaxy S4 has leaked, and we can see the new software in action along with Samsung’s redesigned TouchWiz user interface in a new video that hit the web on Friday. More →

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Galaxy S4 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

Good news, Galaxy S4 owners: Your phone will get Android 5.0 Lollipop

By on November 3, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Good news, Galaxy S4 owners: Your phone will get Android 5.0 Lollipop

Samsung will update the “old” Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0 Lollipop, SamMobile has learned, making Lollipop the third major Android update the handset will receive after Android 4.3 and Android 4.4. It’s not clear at this time when the Galaxy S4 will be upgraded to Lollipop, with the publication saying the Exynos version should get it first at some point in early 2015, assuming everything goes well. After all, Samsung hasn’t been quick to release such updates to previous flagship devices in the past. More →

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Galaxy S4 Fire

Galaxy S4 bursts into flames under sleeping 13-year-old girl’s pillow

By on July 28, 2014 at 9:47 AM.

Galaxy S4 bursts into flames under sleeping 13-year-old girl’s pillow

Let this cautionary tale serve as a reminder to everyone: don’t buy unauthorized parts or accessories for your smartphone. We have seen stories of combusting cell phones before, but perhaps none have been quite as unsettling as a new report from this past weekend. According to a Dallas, Texas-based Fox affiliate, a 13-year-old girl was awoken last week when she smelled something burning. As it turns out, the Samsung Galaxy S4 that she slipped under her pillow as she fell asleep had caught fire in the middle of the night and had begun to burn her pillow and sheets. More →

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Verizon Galaxy S4 KitKat Update

Verizon to finally roll out KitKat for the Galaxy S4 on May 2nd

By on April 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Verizon to finally roll out KitKat for the Galaxy S4 on May 2nd

It’s taken far too long, but it looks like an update to the latest version of Android on Verizon’s Galaxy S4 is finally in sight. Android Geeks obtained a leaked document from one of its readers which points to May 2nd as the launch date for Android 4.4.2 KitKat on the S4, around two months after the roll out began for AT&T and Sprint subscribers. Google has made it clear that the inexplicable update delays will be handled more efficiently in the future, but for now, Verizon customers are dependent on internal leaks to learn about software updates. More →

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How To Sell Galaxy S4

Buying a Galaxy S5 next week? Here’s how to sell your old Galaxy S4 for the most money

By on April 3, 2014 at 1:20 PM.

Buying a Galaxy S5 next week? Here’s how to sell your old Galaxy S4 for the most money

For gadget enthusiasts or anyone else who might be a fan of technology, buying a new smartphone is just awesome. The days and weeks that follow are packed with surprises as you get to know your new device and configure it to suit your needs. Selling your old phone to help recoup some of the expense involved, however, can be one of the most frustrating parts of getting a new phone. More →

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AT&T Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update

AT&T’s Galaxy S4 is getting its own KitKat package

By on February 27, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

AT&T’s Galaxy S4 is getting its own KitKat package

AT&T on Wednesday officially confirmed that the highly anticipated Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Galaxy S4 is finally rolling out – Sprint was the first U.S. carrier to release its respective KitKat firmware for the Galaxy S4 two weeks ago. The update for the AT&T Galaxy S4 (I337 model) is available only over-the-air (OTA) and measures between 414MB and 842MB depending on the Android OS version currently found on the phone. More →

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Galaxy S5 Comparison Galaxy S4

From Galaxy S to Galaxy S5: One graphic shows how gigantic Galaxy phones have gotten

By on February 25, 2014 at 1:35 PM.

From Galaxy S to Galaxy S5: One graphic shows how gigantic Galaxy phones have gotten

The wait is finally over. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has been unveiled. We posted our in-depth hands-on preview of the Galaxy S5 and interestingly, the phone was not what we expected following months of rumors that pointed to a quad HD display and other new features like an eye scanner. It’s still a solid effort from Samsung that improves upon the foundation laid by its predecessors though, and it avoids the continued build up of “feature spam” that had plagued Samsung’s Galaxy S4. More →

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Galaxy S4 KitKat Update Released

Samsung finally updates Galaxy S4 to KitKat days before Galaxy S5 announcement

By on February 20, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Samsung finally updates Galaxy S4 to KitKat days before Galaxy S5 announcement

The Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Galaxy S4 has been unofficially available since early January, and Sprint only released its Galaxy S4 KitKat build a few days ago. Now, it looks like Samsung is ready to roll out the software to more Galaxy S4 owners. SamMobile reports that Android 4.4.2 is currently being released to the GT-I9500 international version of the Galaxy S4, a few days ahead of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 MWC 2014 event. More →

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Sprint Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 Kitkat Update

Sprint’s Galaxy S4 just got even better

By on February 13, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

Sprint’s Galaxy S4 just got even better

Sprint’s Galaxy S4 is about to get a whole lot better as the carrier appears to be ready to finally update the phone to the latest Android version available, Android 4.4 KitKat. After the kernel source was leaked yesterday, Sprint has posted confirmation that the real thing is rolling out to its subscribers. As usual, the update will be rolled out in stages, and it may take a while until all Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 owners get their official KitKat build – on that note, if an automatic prompt to update the device over-the-air (OTA) has not arrive, users can manually check for the update. More →

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