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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.

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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[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.

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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

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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.

 

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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 fee and you walk out with a new contract and a $168 device. And if that’s not enough, we got word of some Cyber Monday love too.

 

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T-Mobile Amps the Holidays, Starts with Gift of Unlimited LTE for Existing Customers

Un-carrier announces Black Friday offers and kicks off ‘Un-carrier Unwrapped’ − four weeks in a row of surprise holiday gifts − starting with three full months of unlimited LTE data for T-Mobile customers – at no extra charge!

Bellevue, Washington — November 23, 2015 — T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) is kicking off the holidays in style with Un-carrier Unwrapped, a full month of holiday gift-giving, with one special gift coming each week. First up, the Un-carrier is giving the gift of unlimited high-speed data for your smartphone – for the next three months – to every single one of its postpaid Simple Choice customers. But in true T-Mobile fashion, we won’t stop there. T-Mobile is also delivering special holiday gifts to Sprint, AT&T and Verizon customers starting next week – one carrier per week. Plus, T-Mobile is serving up a banquet of holiday offers, including a free tablet, $0 down $0 per month on the Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB with JUMP! On Demand, and more.

“We’ve had a fantastic year, and we’re going to spread that T-Mobile cheer by starting with the most important people first… our existing customers! Now you get Unlimited LTE data on our blazing fast network for three full months as a gift from the Un-carrier to you,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “But that’s not all….we know that Verizon, AT&T and Sprint customers need some holiday cheer, too – so we’ve got presents coming for them. Just wait!”

The holidays are for connecting with family and friends. In fact, data usage on T-Mobile’s network jumps more than 10% in December. The last thing customers want to worry about is their data, so T-Mobile is taking that worry away. For the next three months, everybody – all active Simple Choice postpaid customers as of end of day November 23, including business customers – has Unlimited 4G LTE smartphone data once you use up all your data and your Data Stash.

And, as the Un-carrier so often does, they’ve done the hard work to keep things simple for customers. Simple Choice postpaid customers don’t have to do a thing to get their Unlimited LTE gift. On December 1, 2015, the special holiday gift will simply appear under the tree—that is, in their existing T-Mobile plan. Which is how gifts ought to be given, right? No stress. No hassles. And, they’ll keep that free Unlimited LTE smartphone data as long as they’re on the same T-Mobile plan with Binge On active until March 1, 2016.

More gifts – for the carriers’ mistreated customers – will start arriving next Monday, one carrier per week. Stay tuned.

Black Friday: Get a Tablet on Us – and a Whole Lot More
On top of this unprecedented customer gift, Black Friday is starting early at T-Mobile.  Beginning this Wednesday, November 25, you can get the popular Alcatel Onetouch Pixi™ 7” Android-powered™ 4G LTE tablet for $0 with any qualifying data plan at participating T-Mobile stores across the country and online. That’s right: $0 down, $0 payments; you pay only the sales tax.  With Binge On and a new tablet this holiday season, the entire family can watch all the holiday movies they want from top video services like Netflix, HBO, Hulu, and SlingTV and never worry about the Grinch gobbling up your high-speed data.

More Black Friday Deals:

  • T-Mobile customers can get the popular Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB for just $0 upfront and $0 per month with JUMP! On Demand with an eligible trade-in. $0 + $0 = $0.  You pay only the sales tax!
  • When you buy ANY Samsung smartphone, you get $100 off a Samsung tablet! Combined with the Black Friday Weekend offer on the Samsung Galaxy S6, it’s a helluva deal!
  • Get the popular UE Boom Bluetooth speaker for $100 off (retail price $199) and enjoy all the holiday tunes you can handle – without ever using your high-speed data bucket thanks to T-Mobile’s Music Freedom.

And on top of it all, T-Mobile customers can look forward to Cyber Monday and a free memory upgrade on the bestselling smartphone around.  Learn more here.

For more about this and other special T-Mobile holiday offers, please visit: www.t-mobile.com/holiday.

 

Source: T Mobile

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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.

 

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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 until Black Friday, which could mean that Samsung may be working on something even more extravagant for that weekend!

 

Source: Samsung via The Verge

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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.

 

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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