International Samsung Galaxy S5 Receives Firmware Update

International Samsung Galaxy S5 Receives Firmware Update

While most people are busy talking a bout the new Samsung Galaxy Alpha, owners of the launch-edition Galaxy S5 may notice a new firmware being rolled out. Samsung quietly began updating international Galaxy S5 devices (not the U.S. versions) to firmware build G900FXXU1ANG9 earlier this week. The update is still in the early stages, with only a

How To Extend The Battery Life of Your Galaxy S5

How To Extend The Battery Life of Your Galaxy S5

Looking to get a little more use out of your Galaxy S5′s battery? Samsung’s flagship smartphone will reportedly offer 21 hours of “talk time” on a single charge, but when you have half a dozen or more processes running in the background, it rarely reaches this amount. The good news is that you can significantly

Samsung Galaxy Alpha May Launch This Week

Samsung Galaxy Alpha May Launch This Week

If you’re holding out for the Galaxy Alpha, you may be in luck, because sources reveal Samsung is planning to launch the variant this week. The Galaxy Alpha, previous dubbed the Galaxy F and Galaxy Prime, will boast an entirely new body design (see photo above). Normally, Samsung aims for a sleek, thin design with

Is The Samsung Galaxy S5 Coming To Google Play?

Is The Samsung Galaxy S5 Coming To Google Play?

Google added several devices to its Google Play lineup in summer 2013, including the Moto G, Samsung Galaxy S4, and HTC One (M8). Rather than purchasing these devices through a dubious third-party, consumers can buy them directly from Google. This of course adds another level of security to the transaction, easing consumers worries about receiving a

Will The DROID Turbo Outperform The Galaxy S5?

Will The DROID Turbo Outperform The Galaxy S5?

New details of Motorola’s upcoming DROID Turbo suggest  it will boast similar, if not faster, speeds as the Samsung Galaxy S5. With the Galaxy S5 currently holding the title as the market’s fastest and most powerful smartphone, this is big news. So, just how much of a threat does the Motorola DROID Turbo pose to

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S5 Mini

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S5 Mini

  Samsung released the highly anticipated Mini variant of its flagship smartphone last month. If you’re late to the game and thinking about purchasing a Samsung smartphone, you should check out our comparison of these two devices below. The Galaxy S5 may boast a bigger screen and better camera, but the small and sleek Galaxy

Best Buy To Debut Electric Blue Galaxy S5

Best Buy To Debut Electric Blue Galaxy S5

The electronics retailer Best Buy announced earlier this week plans to sell an  electric blue variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5 starting on August 17. If you’re familiar with the Samsung Galaxy S5, you may recall seeing or hearing the name “electric blue” variant before. Well, this is because it’s already available overseas. It’s important

How To Use The Galaxy S5′s Heart Rate Monitor

How To Use The Galaxy S5′s Heart Rate Monitor

Samsung marketed the Galaxy S5′s fitness-oriented specifications heavily, targeting consumers with an active lifestyle. This was apparent from the moment its dust and water-resistant specs were released — a feature that was previously only available in the Galaxy S4′s “Active” variant. In addition, however, the Galaxy S5 also features a surprisingly accurate heart rate monitor,

Verizon Wireless Sends OTA Update To Galaxy S5

Verizon Wireless Sends OTA Update To Galaxy S5

Galaxy S5 owners on Verizon Wireless may notice a new software build on their device in the upcoming days. Starting last week, the country’s largest cell carrier began quietly rolling out build G900VVRU1ANE9 to the Galaxy S5. While most of the changes made in the update are small, and it still runs the Android 4.4.2 OS,

Samsung GALAXY S5 — Sunrise to Sunset

Samsung GALAXY S5 — Sunrise to Sunset

Samsung’s marketing department has done it again. This time releasing a stunning HD video of Trieste, Italy that was shot entirely on the Galaxy S5. The video, titled “Sunrise to Sunset,” is 1 minutes and 25 seconds long and depicts some truly gorgeous scenes of a quaint Italian town. If you didn’t know otherwise, you might