Marshmallow OTA for Samsung devices delayed until February

Some Marshmallow updates like to keep users guessing and Samsung’s newest Galaxy devices will make you have to wait for a while too. Android 6.0 updates were supposed to hit Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ in December, but the update is not here yet.       In some leaked documents we found out that the two devices will get the update sometime in February. Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have also been delayed with updates coming sometime in February/March. Galaxy S5 will receive its Android 6.0 update in April, if we are to believe leaks.   The update situation is pretty complex, at least when it comes to Samsung, who has tons of devices which function on numerous carriers. This makes their update a complex and long process. Since Samsung does not offer any guidelines on when they release their updates, we cannot expect any kind of apology on delays either.   If you have one of the aforementioned devices and you are waiting for an update, you will just have to wait for a little while longer.   Source: Droid Life  

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.       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  

[Deals galore] Get a free Galaxy S6 with your order at AT&T! Find out the deets below!

If you are an AT&T fan or you just want to jump ships to another US carrier, this may be your chance, especially if you love Samsung devices! The carrier currently has a holiday season promotion on Samsung Galaxy S6 where it offers buyers the option to get one free Samsung device when they buy one. If you want to buy a Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, a Note 5 or an S6 Active, you will be able to get a free Galaxy S6 from AT&T. There are a few conditions you must agree to, of course, as nothing is truly free in this world of ours. Firstly, you have to start a new mine of service in order to be eligible for a Galaxy S6, and you have to use AT&T’s Next installment plan. Secondly, the free phone will be included in a Next 24 plan. The “free” part of the plan has yet another caveat: AT&T will issue bill credits for 30 months adding up to $650. If you don’t mind the many bad sides of this deal, you can go ahead and enjoy this way to save some money. The offer will be good until December 31st. You can check more details in the source link below. Source: AT&T

Black Friday Deals by T Mobile: unlimited LTE and Samsung deals

The fervor of Black Friday deals is upon us and US carriers are working hard on showing us just how great they are at making deals and discounts. After Verizon and Sprint, T Mobile is also making its deals known to the world, but its approach is a little different from the rest.       For starters, all postpaid Simple Choice customers get unlimited LTE for the next three months, starting now. But it will start only after you deplete the current month’s data and data stash. The offer will not apply to tethering, and T Mobile reserves the rights to terminate your plan if you abuse it.   Next week, the carrier announced offering a deal for Sprint, Verizon and AT&T customers. We will have to wait and see what this form of bribery will be comprised of and if the competition users will be tempted enough to jump boats.   Black Friday starts on November 25th for T Mobile, which means they are ahead of everyone by one day. When it comes to smartphone deals, the carrier is giving Samsung Galaxy S6 (32GB version) for $0 upfront and $0 per month with the JUMP! On Demand program. You can save $100 off a Samsung tablet when you buy a Samsung phone from T Mobile.   If Samsung is not to your liking or budget, you can track down an Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 7 tablet for free if you get a qualifying data plan. All you have to pay is the sales tax […]

Samsung deals: buy a flagship get $350 worth of gifts!

Samsung really really wants you to buy a new Galaxy smartphone and it will even give you presents if you do take the leap. If you want to get one of their new devices in the next 16 days, you will also get $50 in cash plus $350 worth of accessories.     There’s more! If you have an iPhone device you want to trade-in you will also get $100 in Google Play credits for it. This deal is available starting today through November 22nd and it is exclusive to buying a Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5 or S6 Edge+.   The $350 gifts have two different packages you can choose from and each of them has its own name. The first one is a Swarovski crystal jewelry gift package that gives you a Samsung-branded fast charge portable battery park, a Swarovski crystal phone cover and a wireless charging pad. The second package, Level One gift package, gives you the battery pack and charging pad but it changes the Swarovski cover for Level On headphones. In order to get the$50 cash prize, you have to activate the Samsung Pay mobile system on your new phone.   If you don’t love Samsung’s own promo, you can go to Sprint and take a look there! They have their own deal where if you buy one of Samsung’s four flagship devices you can get a year of Amazon Prime, regardless of how you choose to pay for the device.   This is a deal that works […]

T Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S6 gets update to Android 5.1.1 plus RAW support

T Mobile is updating its most popular devices these days and now it’s time for Samsung Galaxy S6 to get an official Android 5.1.1 build. With this OTA, Samsung managed to include support for RAW  photography that you can’t use with the stock app at the moment.     The problem seems to be that the Manual Camera testing app reports the RAW support as inexistent but, if you install another camera app, it will confirm that the camera2 API is working. The stock camera does not have an option to enable RAW support at the moment. Since T Mobile is pretty fast in updating its S6 device, we are sure that support for the RAW capture mode will come soon, either in native form or as a downloadable module in the Samsung app store. Source: XDA