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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge from Sprint gets OTA to Android 5.1

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge from Sprint is getting an OTA to Lollipop today. The device has not been forgotten (yet) and it is joining many others in the Android 5.1 club. The device was already running on 5.0, so this will not be a monumental change, but a good one nonetheless.

 

Galaxy note Edge

 

 

Sprint does not provide a very helpful changelog, but it does mention the Android 5.1 update and some bug fixes. This is supposed to include the known fixes other devices have already received. The OTA brings Galaxy Note Edge to version N915PVPU4COFE, and it may take a few days for it to reach all devices.

 

Keep in mind that, if you made any software changes to your curved edge Samsung device, the update will fail and you will need to bring your device to a stock Android version to be able to properly update.

 

Source: Sprint

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T Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note Edge gets the Lollipop treatment

T Mobile’s own Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is getting Lollipop starting today. If you have such a device you may want to hit that Update button, because your T Mobile device is getting the same treatment as Sprint and US Cellular versions.

 

Galaxy Note Edge (N915)

 

Galaxy Note Edge (N915) is getting the Android 5.0.2 update which brings it to build N915TUVU1COD7. According to the support page, you get everything Lollipop related plus TouchWiz and Wi-Fi passport. The download measures 1GB and it is available via Samsung Kies and OTA. The update rolls out in stages so you may need some patience with that Update button for a few days.

Source: T Mobile

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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

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Verizon now sells Samsung Galaxy Note Edge on and off contract

If you are a Verizon client and want the hot new Samsung device, you can get the Galaxy Note Edge from your favorite carrier starting today. The phone will be available at $399.99 on a two-year contract, and you can get it full price at $799.99. That’s still $150 less than the AT&T whole price and $40 off of Sprint’s full price.

 

Galaxy note edge

 

The Note Edge was in the news yesterday as well, when US Cellular announced it will start selling it as well. It’s practically a Galaxy Note 4 with an innovative screen on the side. The extra strip of screen only works when a compatible Samsung app is working on it and it usually remains black, reminding you that the exclusive option is pretty useless in the end. Other than that, the device is pretty solid with its Snapdragon 805 processor, 32 GB of space and 3 GB of RAM.

Source: Verizon

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge reaches the US market – see available prices here!

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is available on the US market at the shocking price of $399 on contract at most carriers. If you want the Samsung device with the screened edge for extra (futuristic) space, you’re in for an expensive-ish treat.

Note Edge costs around $900 off contract and US carriers will be selling the device with a two-year contract which makes the device cost around $399.99.

The Edge device is very similar to Galaxy Note 4, and under the stylish hood you will find a 2.75 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. It has a 16MP rear camera with a 3.7MP snapper in the front. It has a 2560 x 1440p resolution plus 160 pixels on the side. The side-display will display notifications, shortcuts and information while draining a bit of extra juice from the 3220 mAh battery.

 

ATT

 

AT&T is selling the device on-contract for $399.99, whereas the off-contract deal is for $945.99, just south to a grand.

 

TMobile

 

T-Mobile sells the device for $36.25 a month which adds up to $870, even if you don’t get a contract to cut off some of those monthly payments.

 

ATT

 

Sprint’s two-year contract prices start at $429.99, and you can get it full price at $840, around $100 cheaper than AT&T. The two-year contract is $0 down with 24 payments of $35 each.

Verizon and US Cellular will be selling the device as well, but it does not show up on their websites, which means we have no official prices yet.

Source: AndroidPolice