Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

Yes, Android Lollipop for the Galaxy S5 is finally here. No, you can’t have it yet.

By on December 4, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Yes, Android Lollipop for the Galaxy S5 is finally here. No, you can’t have it yet.

Samsung has surprised some Galaxy S5 owners by already rolling out the first official Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the handset (build version LRX21T), SamMobile reports. But the download is that the new software only available to a very limited number of users in one region so far. More →

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Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Update

Video: This is what Android Lollipop looks like on the Galaxy S5

By on November 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Video: This is what Android Lollipop looks like on the Galaxy S5

Google’s latest Android update, Android 5.0, is hotly anticipated for a number of reasons. The most obvious is the bold new look of Material Design, which uses bright colors, layering and subtle shadows to create a user experience akin to interacting with real physical materials. The new look rockets the Android platform into the future, and it is supported by a number of great new features such as multiple user support, a new notification system and battery life improvements.

The wait for Lollipop is painful indeed, but now we can tide you over with an in-depth video that gives you an early look at Android 5.0 running on a Galaxy S5. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Video

Video offers a tantalizing peek at what Lollipop will look like on the Galaxy S5

By on October 31, 2014 at 10:35 AM.

Video offers a tantalizing peek at what Lollipop will look like on the Galaxy S5

Android 5.0 Lollipop is the most anticipated Android release since Jelly Bean first hit the scene in 2012 and we’re especially excited to see what it will look like on this year’s most popular Android device, the Galaxy S5. SamMobile has gotten its hands on the latest Samsung build for Lollipop and has put together a great video showing how Samsung has refined its approach to integrating the new software with its TouchWiz overlay. More →

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When Will The Galaxy S5 Get Android 5.0 Lollipop

Your Galaxy S5 may get Android 5.0 Lollipop in time for the holidays

By on October 24, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Your Galaxy S5 may get Android 5.0 Lollipop in time for the holidays

Great news, Galaxy S5 owners: You may not have to wait that much longer to get Android 5.0 Lollipop on your favorite phone. SamMobile’s sources indicate that Lollipop will start rolling out to the Galaxy S5 sometime in December, which hopefully means you should get it on your own device before the year is over. More →

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Galaxy S5 Update

Leaked roadmap shows when Galaxy S5 and 12 other Samsung phones will get Android updates

By on October 14, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Leaked roadmap shows when Galaxy S5 and 12 other Samsung phones will get Android updates

Rumors suggest Google is just days or even hours away from finally revealing Android L release details alongside its new Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet. The company previewed the latest build of its Android operating system this past summer, and the star of the show is clearly Google’s new “Material Design” that completely changes the look of Android and makes it far more sleek and modern.

But while the world waits to find out when Android L will finally start rolling out to mobile devices, a newly leaked roadmap reveals that Samsung is still hard at work trying to get the latest build of last year’s Android release on its most popular phones. More →

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Galaxy S5 Androd L Update

This is what Android L’s beautiful ‘Material Design’ looks like on the Galaxy S5

By on October 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

This is what Android L’s beautiful ‘Material Design’ looks like on the Galaxy S5

Samsung isn’t known for being able to offer its mobile device users fast updates to Google’s latest Android OS versions, but that might change starting with Android L, as Google decided this year to offer both users and OEMs a preview release of the software well ahead of its official fall launch. SamMobile has already obtained an early Android L version for the Galaxy S5, and while it is still buggy and laggy, it looks like Samsung is already working on updating its TouchWiz user interface to match Android L’s Material Design. More →

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iPhone 6 vs HTC One (M8) vs Galaxy S5

Video: Flagship Android phones can’t touch iPhone 6 in this speed test

By on October 2, 2014 at 10:56 AM.

Video: Flagship Android phones can’t touch iPhone 6 in this speed test

Even though many smartphone enthusiasts were quick to scoff at the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for their seemingly substandard specs, reviews and benchmark tests revealed that the new iPhones, with their dual-core A8 chips and 1GB of RAM, can easily beat high-end Android devices that pack fast quad-core CPUs and 2GB to 3GB of RAM when it comes to performance. To further test the speed of the iPhone 6 and compare it with the current top offerings from HTC and Samsung, including the HTC One (M8) and the Galaxy S5, Phone Buff has put all three devices through the same speed test, recording their performance in the process. More →

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iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 vs LG G3

How to temporarily hide your nude selfies on an iPhone 6, Galaxy S5 or G3

By on September 23, 2014 at 7:20 AM.

How to temporarily hide your nude selfies on an iPhone 6, Galaxy S5 or G3

Apple last week made an important privacy statement and told customers that it values their privacy and it further wants to help them secure personal data including messages, calls and photos by encrypting them. Similarly, Google plans to turn on personal data encryption by default in Android L to further guard user data. On top of these default practices available in iOS 8 and coming to future Android devices, The Associated Press has highlighted other means that can help iOS and Android users (at least on some devices) to protect their photos, at least temporarily. More →

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iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5

The funniest thing you’ll see today: The Onion’s iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S5 comparison

By on September 22, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: The Onion’s iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S5 comparison

Apple latest iPhone models hit stores late last week, prompting all sorts of comparisons with existing devices from the competition, especially Android-powered flagships from Apple rivals. The Onion did not sit idly by while tech sites looked at the differences between iPhone 6 models and high-end Android handsets, preparing a hilarious iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S5 comparison of its own. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs Galaxy S5

Ultimate showdown: iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S5, LG G3 and HTC One (M8)

By on September 19, 2014 at 1:21 PM.

Ultimate showdown: iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S5, LG G3 and HTC One (M8)

Apple’s iPhone 6 is clearly the freshest new face on the block when it comes to flagship smartphones from leading gadget makers, but does newer really equate to better? Millions of smartphone buyers will own Apple’s new iPhone 6 by the end of this weekend, but millions more will face a difficult decision in the coming days and weeks: Which leading smartphone is right for me?

Everyone should be sure to try different smartphones in person before making any buying decisions, but we’ve put together an extensive comparison that will help give you a head start on this important decision. More →

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Galaxy S5 Note 4 Android L Update

Android L could be coming to Galaxy S5, Note 4 as early as November

By on September 18, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Android L could be coming to Galaxy S5, Note 4 as early as November

In the wake of iOS 8, the operating system that will power the soon-to-be-shipped iPhone 6, coverage of Android L has slowed to a crawl. Android L debuted over the summer to an overwhelmingly positive response, but as Google has been very deliberate about actually bringing the new OS to Android phones, many Android users have simply moved on with their lives. Thankfully, they might not have to wait much longer. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Vs Galaxy S5

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy S5: A detailed comparison

By on September 15, 2014 at 12:31 PM.

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy S5: A detailed comparison

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 4 is the company’s flagship phablet for 2014, but we still don’t have firm launch details for the upcoming new device. So, when Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus hits store shelves this Friday, the Galaxy S5 will be Samsung’s first line of defence against Apple’s debut phablet.

Now, the Galaxy S5 isn’t a “phablet” per se, at least not compared to other Samsung devices. At the same time, the device actually stacks up more closely to the larger of Apple’s two new iPhones, as opposed to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.

So, how exactly to these two supersized smartphones compare? More →

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