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Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung announced its 2014 flagship, the Galaxy S5, at an Unpacked 5 event on February 24th during Mobile World Congress. The Galaxy S5 comes with a 5.1″ Super AMOLED 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801 processor, a 16MP camera, 16 or 32GB of internal storage with microSD expansion support, and ships with Android 4.4.2 out of the box. Its significant features include a fingerprint scanner and a heart rate sensor.

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Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and T-Mobile’s Galaxy S5 receiving the Android 5.1 update

Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and T-Mobile’s Galaxy S5 receiving the Android 5.1 update

A week after Samsung started updating T-Mobile’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge to Android 5.1.1, the Korean company has started a wider rollout of the update. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5 and more on sale at Best Buy for a limited time

Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5 and more on sale at Best Buy for a limited time

On March 23, Best Buy ran a very limited sale of the Nexus 9, and now the big box retailer is running another mobile-focused sale, this time with a bit broader strokes.

Galaxy S5’s Lollipop update rolls out in Canada

Galaxy S5’s Lollipop update rolls out in Canada

While you may be itching to get your hands on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge following Samsung’s Unpacked event earlier this week, the South Korean company’s new Lollipop update — which is now rolling out in Canada — will breathe new life into your Galaxy S5 in the meantime.

Samsung, what IS the point in both the ‘S6′ AND the ‘S6 Edge’?

Samsung, what IS the point in both the ‘S6′ AND the ‘S6 Edge’?

Like most readers, I was interested in Samsung’s keynote yesterday, announcing the S6 and S6 Edge with no theatrics (for once). However, given that their specifications are almost identical, I started to question the wisdom in releasing two different products, leading to confusion in the marketplace, two sets of variants and colours and accessories all to support. All because someone at Samsung didn’t perhaps have the courage to put out the S6 Edge as the Galaxy S6? The problem, of course, and Samsung’s answer to my question, will be price and yield – it seems we live in an imperfect world.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S5 specs comparison

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S5 specs comparison

With the Galaxy S6, Samsung has overhauled nearly every aspect of the handset compared to its predecessor — the Galaxy S5. Most importantly, after years of criticism, Samsung has gone ahead and finally switched to an all-metal and glass construction on its flagship handset.

Latest Galaxy S5 update brings back Silent mode on Lollipop

Latest Galaxy S5 update brings back Silent mode on Lollipop

Samsung has started rolling out a new software update for the Galaxy S5 that replaces the Interruptions/Priority mode of Android 5.0 Lollipop with the useful Silent mode. 

Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S5 is receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop right on schedule

Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S5 is receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop right on schedule

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 will update to Android 5.0 Lollipop on February 5

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 will update to Android 5.0 Lollipop on February 5

Earlier on February 4, HTC revealed that the One (M7) had been green-lit to receive the update to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, and that the update would begin rolling out on February 5.

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 4.4.4 update rolling out, adds HD Voice and more

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 4.4.4 update rolling out, adds HD Voice and more

For Verizon Wireless subscribers that own the Galaxy S5, yesterday saw the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop. Today, for AT&T Galaxy S5 owners, the update that’s about to land on their handset isn’t as good.

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 now receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop update

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 now receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop update

Recently in Russia, Samsung’s Galaxy S4 officially received its update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. In other parts of the world, owners of the Galaxy S5 were not all that pleased.