Samsung UK dropped the bomb that we guessed was coming but hoped wouldn't and confirmed that the aging Galaxy Note 2 or the Galaxy Note 3 will be getting Android Lollipop updates. This only cements what we had previously been told when Samsung Gulf claimed its Galaxy Note 2 variant would remain on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Apple's reign at the top of the smartphone market in the United States was short lived as Samsung wrestled back the top spot through the last quarter. The South Korean giant has dominated the markets for a couple of years, but the record breaking launch of the iPhone 6 put Apple at the top, a stunning feat.
The Galaxy Note Edge is the device that started Samsung's folding screen output and paved the way for the Galaxy S6 Edge. The phablet with a one edge folded screen (that's much more visible than the GS6 Edge's) is now getting in on the Android Lollipop act. Verizon's version of the handset is now receiving an over the air update to Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Reports earlier this week suggested that Samsung will release a Galaxy S7 flagship during the second half of 2015 in a bid to directly compete with Apple's iPhone 6s (or iPhone 7). The rumor stumbled onto South Korean media, but we our source within Samsung has shot down the reports and said that the company will stick to the launch window it has already set.
T-Mobile has already started updating the Samsung Galaxy S6 to Android 5.1.1, starting the roll out earlier this week. The Magenta Network could now turning its focus to the older Galaxy S5, which was of course Samsung's 2014 flagship smartphone. That's because the Korean super company is currently working on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software, meaning it should be coming to T-Mobile and indeed all carriers soon.
BlackBerry used to be something of a closed shop, but during trying times the company has learned to play with others and has released its services on other platforms. How far is the Canadian brand willing to push this cross platform ethos? Pretty far it seems, at least according to Eldar Murtazin, a Russian blogger.
Samsung has officially raised the curtain on a new tablet, the Galaxy Tab E (SM-T560) which will serve as an affordable option in the company's portfolio. Considering its humble aspirations, the Galaxy Tab E comes with a relatively low price tag, but also packs some decidedly average specs.
T-Mobile has fulfilled its promise and has started sending out Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones. Samsung revealed that the software would be coming to its new flagship in June and it seems T-Mobile is the first U.S. carrier to confirm the upgrade.
Samsung has already denied that it will release the Galaxy Note 5 early, so we will have to wait until the normal roll out time for the phablet king, likely IFA in September. While we are still a few months off seeing the flagship handset there are reports arriving on a daily basis that tell us what we can expect from the Galaxy Note 5.
As we expected, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 Active today, the company's rugged version of its flagship smartphone. The device has been widely tipped to land soon, and it was listed on the company's website late last week, only to be removed shortly after. However, while the listing seems to have been premature.