With Avengers: Age of Ultron currently storming theaters, it is fitting to have a smartphone tie-in and no company does marking quite like Samsung. The world's largest smartphone company has announced a new special edition of its Galaxy S6 flagship, one that is colored like Iron Man's armour. Is this the smartphone Tony Stark would use? Who knows, but this funky color certainly looks good. In fact, all the Avengers are covered, so there is a Hulk color, a Captain America color, and... well you get the picture.
Samsung launched its first Tizen based smartphone, the Z1, earlier in the year and the device has enjoyed solid sales in India. Now the South Korean company is going to expand its own platform further by launching a sequel which will be called (surprise, surprise) the Z2. The new handset is going to apparently launch during the first half of this year, although that would mean it should land in the next two months.
Earlier today we told you about Samsung's decision not to update the Galaxy Note 2 to Android 5.0 Lollipop, as confirmed by Samsung Gulf on a Facebook post. However, there are contradictory messages now coming from Samsung Spain, with that division of the Korean company saying that the aging phablet will indeed be getting the latest full build of Google's operating system.
Today seems to be the day of companies deciding not to update handsets to Android 5.0 Lollipop. After HTC's shock news that it will not upgrade the barely year old HTC One Mini 2, Samsung is apparently not going to update the Galaxy Note 2. Samsung Gulf (the Persian Gulf wing of the company) said on Facebook said in no uncertain terms that the phablet handset will not be getting Android Lollipop.
AT&T has already started rolling out its update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0 Lollipop and now the company?s big rival Verizon is also readying its upgrade. The largest carrier in the United States will start updating Samsung's two year old flagship soon, with the software rolling out in stages in the coming days and weeks.
If you are toting the fantastic Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on T-Mobile in the United States then you are about to get Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, if you have not already. The Magenta Network is rolling out the new update for Sammy's phablet flagship now, bringing the handset up to speed in terms of software.
The Android Lollipop update for Samsung's Galaxy Alpha is now in full swing. American carrier AT&T starting rolling out its upgrade for the Alpha a couple of weeks ago, and now the device is getting the newest full Android build in South Korea too. Indeed, if you are rocking the Galaxy Alpha on any of the nations? big three carriers you should be getting the update shortly.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are fantastic smartphones, and they are widely expected to breathe new life into the company after a worrying 2014. The handsets have already made their mark in Samsung's South Korea homeland, with the devices shifting 200,000 units within 10 days of being released. However, Samsung believed it would move 300,000 units based on pre-order numbers, so the Galaxy S6 range is not performing quite as well as predicted.
Verizon has started updating its version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to Android 5.0 Lollipop today, with the upgrade arriving via an over the air update. The handset is now a generation old with the launch of the Galaxy Note 4 last September, but is still a potent phablet and will make the most of the various changes that come with Android Lollipop.
AT&T is serving up a double dose of Samsung updates as the Galaxy S5 Active and the Galaxy Alpha are now receiving their Android 5.0.2 Lollipop updates. The second largest carrier in the United States is rolling out the upgrade over the air now, so you should be seeing the prompt on your device soon, if you haven't already.