By now, the events that transpired last year with the Galaxy Note 7 have been etched in the history books, with the phablet facing overheating issues, and, in many cases, catching fire and putting owners at risk.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Specs, Apps, News & Reviews
After updating the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S5 to Marshmallow, Samsung seems to have started seeing the update for the Galaxy Note 4. Many owners of the phablet are reporting that they have received a 1.3GB update on their device that bumps the OS to Android 6.0.1.
With hundreds of smartphones running Android right now (at least), picking a top 10 was never going to be easy. But you won’t believe the devices that didn’t make the cut – the latest Nexus 5X, the HTC One (M9), to name but two. Also not here are announced devices that we haven’t played with yet – the extremely interesting Moto X Force, the LG V10 and the OnePlus X might otherwise all be contenders. Also absent from the top 10 are any of the multitude of Chinese designs (including Xiaomi) flooding the East and sub-continent – most simply never appear in Europe and the West in any quantity – and we don’t apologise for only picking smartphones that we can personally vouch for in one way or another.
Last year, Samsung made a great comeback with the Galaxy Note after launching a series of unimpressive handsets, including the Galaxy S5. Despite being made primarily from plastic, the Galaxy Note 4 comes with a metallic mid-frame that greatly improved its in-hand feeling and build quality.
Samsung is currently not working on bringing Android 5.1 to any of its devices or for that matter the latest version of TouchWiz to the Galaxy Note 4
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.
When Sprint introduced a new Lease program, it started the show with Apple’s iPhone. Now, though, the Lease program has become a sound bet for Android devices.