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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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[The rumor mill] Samsung Galaxy Note 5 details leaked: meet the first phablet with USB Type-C

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 rumors are coming! With the imminent announcement of the new device coming alive growing closer by the day, new rumors and bits of information are starting to surface. The second half of the year is bound to witness the launch of more flagship devices and among the most important is the next Samsung Note device.

 

Note 4

 

 

According to a report which cites various Samsung Employees on Meibo, the Note 5 will be sporting a USB 3.1 Type-C connector. If this is indeed true, this could be the best device to launch this year. This type of connector allows for both its ends to be USB hosts, USB-PD Power Consumers, and DisplayPort video sources.

 

USB type C

 

 

It is also speculated that Samsung will pair the USB Type-C connector with a USB Power Delivery v2.0 which could deliver up to 100W power and this could mean a much faster charging time for your device. The Type-C connector also allows for data transmission to a 4K display in full native resolution.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is also expected to use a Quad HD display on the Note 5. The display will increase to 5.85 inches and this means its pixel density will be lower than that of the current Note 4. The larger screen will have a more potent battery in the shape of a rumored 4100 mAh cell. Taking into consideration the device should be 7.9mm thick, this could prove to be a great accomplishment. There will be a Stylus-pen embedded in the handset, as it has happened with previous devices.

 

This year Samsung is cutting losses and will launch only one Note version, letting go of the Note Edge line, at least for now (or Galaxy S6 Edge could play a part in it). This is also just a rumor, and it could prove false.

 

There are a few month until IFA 2015 and there is still time for rumors and details to surface before a proper announcement. We will just have to wait and see.

 

Source: Androidauthority

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge from US Cellular get Lollipop 5.0

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge from US Cellular are getting their own Android 5.0 update today. So if you are a US Cellular client and own one of these two devices, you can be happy today.

 

Samsung Galaxy note

 

Note Edge gets to version N915R4TYU1BOC5 whereas Note 4 gets build version N910R4TYU1BOC4. The update itself is the regular Android Lollipop 5.0 version, so no new news there. Even if this update comes around a bit late than th4e competition, it’s good news it’s coming either way.

Source: Team US Cellular via AndroidPolice

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Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3 and Note Edge get Android 5.0 today!

Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3 and Note Edge are getting an update to Lollipop starting today. The OTA is rolling out in stages, so not all device should get it at the same time, but rest assured, it’s coming.

 

Galaxy-Note-Edge

 

Apart from the Android 5.0 upgrade, the Note Edge is also getting WiFi Calling enhancements and factory reset protection.

If you want to manually install head over to Settings à System update à Update now. Happy update!

Source: Note Edge, Note 3

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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