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Possible Samsung list with Android 6.0 upgradeable devices for 2016

Samsung has not released an official list yet, but online sources say that they know which devices from this OEM get an upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow next year. The aforementioned list includes 12 devices, mostly high-end smartphones, that will get their well-deserved update in 2016. Some devices will get the update later next year.


Android Marshmallow Samsung



List of Samsung devices that will get an update to Android 6.0:


  • Galaxy Note 5
  • Galaxy Note 4
  • Galaxy Note 4 Duos
  • Galaxy Note Edge
  • Galaxy S6 Edge +
  • Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Galaxy S6
  • Galaxy S6 Duos
  • Galaxy S5
  • Galaxy S5 Neo
  • Galaxy S5 LTE-A.


Considering that a new flagship will come out in 2016, it is nice to see older devices getting the update.


Apart from the aforementioned devices, some older or less-premium-looking devices will get an update to Marshmallow sometime next year. These include:


  • Galaxy Alpha
  • Galaxy Tab A
  • Galaxy Tab S2 8.0
  • Galaxy Tab S2 9.7.


Just in case you have one of these devices and are still thinking about upgrading or not, now you can make your decision based on the OTA news.


Of course, take everything with a grain of salt, because this is not official Samsung news. This could be totally or partially true. It can be completely bogus as well.


Source: Android Community



Samsung Galaxy S6 will have two variants – one flat and one curved – new reports say

Samsung Galaxy S6 will be announced next month at MWC and it appears that it will come in two design options: one curved and one not curved. Bloomberg reports that the latest Samsung flagship will have a Note Edge-style curved screen with not one but two edge displays.


Samsung Galaxy Note edge


It appears that both Galaxy S6 versions will have a 5.1” display while the curved device will have edged and rounded displays on the right and left sides apparently. SamMobile says that the curve will be much gentler than the Galaxy Edge in order to allow side-mounted volume and power controls to be applied.

The new Samsung flagship will also have a metallic frame, which was a given considering Galaxy Alpha, Note 4, Note Edge and other similar devices launched in the last six months have all had metal frames.

Samsung is also taking a chance on its own processors after dumping Qualcomm earlier last year, a move that made Qualcomm eager to defend its products. The overheating issues of Snapdragon 810 in tests made Samsung use its next-gen Exynos chips on all Samsung Galaxy S6 devices. Even if most customers will see no difference, it appears that Exynos is on par with Qualcomm’s most recent iterations as Exynos 7420 seems to be a better choice compared to Qualcomm’s Krait ARMv7 CPUs that really need a core architecture redesign.

Samsung is also coming back strong on a much more competitive market as Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have taken over the global market in offering their phablet-like experience on a slim device. Lenovo and Xiaomi are also rising on the Chinese market – the most profitable medium of business at the moment – and offer their own Android experiences. This means that Samsung’s position as the king of the Android world is slowly declining as reports say the company’s net income plunged 27% to 5.29 trillion won in the fourth quarter.

Samsung Galaxy S6 will most likely be unveiled on March 1st at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona so stay tuned for more info soon!

Source: Bloomberg via AndroidPolice

Deals News

Samsung Galaxy Alpha sold exclusively on AT&T! Find out its price and specs!

Samsung Galaxy Alpha has come to AT&T exclusively and what you’re going to get is a metal-clad smartphone a bit smaller than Galaxy S5 at virtually the same specs.

Galaxy Alpha has a 4.7” display at 720p with a 2.5 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. You get 32 GB of storage plus a microSD slot for up to 128 GB. It sports a 13 MP primary camera and a 2 MP front snapper.




Alpha will be available in different color options such as Dazzling White, Frosted Gold and Charcoal Black.



Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be available on AT&T for $612.99 without a contract and it will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract. You can pay $30.65 per month if you buy it on a 12-month Next 12 contract or $25.55 per month for 18 months with a Next 18 contract.


Source: Slashgear

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