Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime Spotted In Bluetooth Certification
GalaxyS5 , smart phones / May 20, 2014

  As Samsung officials continue to deny rumors of an upcoming premium variant of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, evidence is piling up which suggests a release is on the horizon. The latest evidence includes a screenshot taken from Bluetooth SIG’s website (see image above), showing the device build SM-G906. This, of course, is just one more sign pointing towards a premium, or Prime, variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5. Unfortunately, the Blutooth SIG screenshot doesn’t reveal any hardware or software specifications for the device. It only lists the device as being Bluetooth 4.0-compatible, which is pretty much a given with any Galaxy smartphone. How do we know that device build SM-G906 is the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime? Everything is pure speculation at this point, but a Dutch website published the build earlier this year, claiming to have discovered it using Samsung’s official Find My Mobile service. The build, SM-G906, is the same found on the Blutooth SIG’s website, which would leave some people to believe that Samsung is working on the Prime variant with plans to release it in the near future. Of course, this isn’t the only instance of build SM-G906 being spotted. A Hong Kong website reportedly…

Airport Terminal 5 Being Rebranded ‘Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5’
GalaxyS5 / May 19, 2014

Get see some new changes being made to terminal 5 at London’s Heathrow airport. Starting May 19, it will be rebranded from top to bottom to promote the Samsung Galaxy S5. The promotional material will remain in place for 2 weeks, at which point workers will convert terminal 5 back to its original condition. Why Is Samsung Rebranding Terminal 5? Why is Samsung rebranding terminal 5 at Heathrow airport? The answer is simple: they want to promote their latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, which has already reached a monumental milestone of 11 million units sold. Samsung is known to have deep pockets when it comes to advertising and promotions, and you can bet they spent a pretty penny for rights to rebrand the airport terminal. But if the South Korean company is going to rebrand an airport terminal, it’s only fitting to choose terminal 5 (for obvious reasons). Samsung notes that this is the first time Heathrow has ever allowed a company to rebrand terminal 5. Whether or not it proves to be a cost-effective form of advertising for the company, however, is yet to be determined. Upcoming Changes To Terminal 5 Heathrow’s terminal 5 will undergo a complete…

Samsung Galaxy S5: 11 Million Units Sold Since Launch
GalaxyS5 , smart phones / May 16, 2014

Samsung has reported 11 million+ units of the Galaxy S5 sold since its launch in April. Being that it’s only been on the market for 35 days (as of writing this), these numbers reveal the enormous consumer demand for Samsung’s flagship smartphone. And while some people have criticized the Galaxy S5 for its lack of innovation in the design compartment, it continues to outsell nearly every other smartphone. Galaxy S5 vs S4 Sales: How Do They Stack Up? The Samsung Galaxy S4 had a strong launch month as well, but it still came up short when compared to the Galaxy S5. Just one month after its release, Samsung had sold 10 million units of the Galaxy S4. That’s an undeniably strong start, but it’s still 10% less than the Galaxy S5. “It’s been a month since we began selling the S5, and out of the gate, sales are much stronger than the Galaxy S4,” Jong-Kyun Shin, President & Head, IT & Mobile Communications Business,” told the WSJ in a recent interview. So, how was Samsung able to bump sales of the Galaxy S5 up to 11 million? Shin noted that the company’s strong sales for the Galaxy S5 was due in…

Samsung’s Mobile Design Chief Steps Down
GalaxyS5 / May 14, 2014

Samsung’s mobile design chief, Chang Dong-hoon, resigned from his position at the South Korean tech company in the wake of the Galaxy S5’s release. With the Galaxy S5 continuing to shatter sales records, though, why would the company’s design chief step down? Galaxy S5 Design Flaws Trigger Resignation The Galaxy S5 has received mostly positive reviews from critics and consumers alike, many of whom praise Samsung for producing a smartphone with exceptional hardware and software capabilities. But there’s one universal criticism that many people have complained about: the design. The Galaxy S5 didn’t exactly bring anything new to Samsung’s Galaxy line, as it still possessed the same plastic body that’s found in its predecessors. We talked about the possibility of Samsung using an all-metal design in the Galaxy S5 before the device was released, but in the end they kept the familiar plastic body. This plastic design ultimately drew negative criticism, with people complaining that it felt cheap and flimsy — especially for a premium smartphone like Samsung’s flagship Galaxy line “The design has been consistently commented on for the last two or three years, especially the lack of high-end materials. The Galaxy S family is still successful, so Samsung must…

Samsung Galaxy S5 Spotted on Google Play
GalaxyS5 , smart phones / May 12, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy S5 may soon be available for purchase through Google Play. Last month, Google temporarily published a tiled image on Google Play depicting several smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S4. The Mountain View company has since taken the image down, but it leaves us wondering: will the Galaxy S5 come to Google Play?   As you can see from the image screenshot image published above, it was the Galaxy S4 depicted on Google Play, not the S5. Was this a humor error by a Google employee, or is Google really planning to release the Galaxy S4 on Google Play? It’s doubtful (although not impossible) that Google would add the Galaxy S4 to its Google Play Edition (GPE). If they are going to add more smartphones, you can bet they are going to be recent-model flagships like the Galaxy S5. Upon closer inspection of the image, you’ll notice the so-called “Galaxy S 4” is actually the S5. It features the textured back, sunbeam wallpaper and other identifiable characteristics — yet the name depicted for the device is the “Samsung Galaxy S 4.” If your mind isn’t boggled yet, it will be: the Galaxy device depicted in the Google Play…

Manage Your Galaxy S5’s Passwords With LastPass
GalaxyS5 , smart phones / May 8, 2014

Regardless of how good your memory is, it’s nearly impossible to remember the passwords to each and every online account. From social media to email, forums, discussion boards and more, it’s not uncommon for a typical Internet user to have dozens of different passwords. So, how are you supposed to keep track of all these passwords? LastPass is one of the world’s leading password management tools. It’s been around since 2008, offering PC and Mac users a convenient way to safely store their various account passwords. But now this powerful password management software is available for Android-based smartphones and tablet computers, including the Samsung Galaxy S5. For an example look at Silverlock [Download]. What Is LastPass? LastPass allows you to save passwords and field data into an encrypted file; thus, protecting it from prying eyes. And once it’s saved to your computer — or Android smartphone — you can log into your online accounts with the click of a button. “LastPass is helping the world remember their passwords and better manage their online life. It’s a browser-based password manager and form filler that works with all platforms and smart phones. LastPass makes browsing the web easier and more secure. Get…

Samsung Announces Anti-Theft Tools For The Galaxy S5
GalaxyS5 / May 5, 2014

Cellphone theft is a growing problem here in the U.S., with an estimated 113 devices being stolen every minute! From the east coast to west, cellphones are being lifted at an alarming rate. In an effort to curb these numbers in the opposite direction, Samsung recently announced plans to add two anti-theft tools to the Galaxy S5. “Find My Mobile” and “Reactivation Lock” For The Galaxy S5 According to a statement made by Samsung officials, the Galaxy S5 will receive “Find My Mobile” and “Reactivation Lock” at no additional cost. If a customers Galaxy S5 is stolen, and the thief attempts to reset the device back to factory settings, the cell carrier can lock it using these two apps; thus, preventing any attempt to reset, activate, or otherwise modify its software. But there’s a catch to the upcoming Galaxy S5 anti-theft tools: they will only work with Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular devices. If you’re on T-Mobile, AT&T or any other network, you’ll have to look elsewhere for added security measures. Samsung may add the anti-theft tools to other networks in the future, but as of yet it appears the tools will be restricted to Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular….

How To Take a Screenshot on The Galaxy S5 (2 Methods Explained)
GalaxyS5 / April 30, 2014

Smartphone screenshots are useful in a number of different situations. If you’re experiencing a bug or software problem with a particular app, you can snap a screenshot to send the developer. Using this information, they can either update the app or provide you with further instructions on how to solve the issue. Of course, screenshots are also helpful for saving information — websites, text messages, webpages, setting configurations, etc. — on the fly. If you own a Samsung Galaxy S5, you might be wondering how, or even if, it has a built-in screenshot function. Well, the Galaxy S5 does feature a screenshot function, allowing device owners to quickly and easily save their display as an image file. With that said, there’s no conspicuous button or app marked “screenshot,” so some users may have difficulty finding it. Here we’re going to walk you through the steps of taking a screenshot on the Galaxy S5 using two different methods. Screenshot Method #1) Power up your Galaxy S5. Access the Settings > Motions and gestures > Palm motion. (Palm motion must be enabled in order to take a screenshot using this method) When you’re ready to take a screenshot, swipe the palm of…

News Alert: The Samsung Galaxy S5 Costs $256 To Build
GalaxyS5 , smart phones / April 26, 2014

Ever wonder how much manufacturers pay to build smartphones? With retail prices for the Samsung Galaxy S5 teetering around $699 (without a contract), you might assume it’s expensive. According to a recent breakdown by the tech analysis firm IHS Technology, however, the 32 GB Galaxy S5 sosts $256 to build. The firm broke down the price of each individual component of the Galaxy S5 to determine the overall manufacturing cost. The most expensive component of the Galaxy S5 is its ultra-rich 5.1” Super AMOLED display, which comes with a price tag of $63 for each unit. This is in stark contrast to the Samsung Galaxy S4’s display, which costs roughly $51. IHS Technology also broke down the memory costs for the Galaxy S5, stating the combined costs for the Galaxy S5’s flash memory and DRAM memory is $33 per unit. “Our main takeaway is that Samsung has been moved up to the higher end of the cost spectrum. It used to be that its typical flagship phone sold for $600 without a contract and had a bill of materials of about $200,” said IHS analyst Andrew Rassweiler when comparing the manufacturing cost of the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the S5….

Free European Flight Giveaway With Purchase of Galaxy S5
GalaxyS5 / April 9, 2014

And you  thought Verizon Wireless’ buy one get one free offer with the Samsung Galaxy S5 was a good a deal. EE is now giving away free European flights (you choose the destination) to customers who purchase the Samsung Galaxy S5 before April 10th. This is quite possibly one of the best deals we’ve seen for the Galaxy S5, but unfortunately it’s limited to U.K. residents. According to the official EE website, the free flight deal is only available to U.K. residents 18 years of age and older. In addition, any employees of EE, their families, employees of TLC, or anyone with a professional connection to the promotion are excluded from the offer. “Choose one of 12 premium European destinations and fly from airports across the UK. Simply pre-order the new Samsung Galaxy S5 online by 10 April and you’€™re good to go. Just pop back on 9 May to let us know where you’€™d like to fly to.” The destinations currently being offered in EE’s free flight deal include: Amsterdam Madrid Paris Barcelona Milan Prague Berlin Munich Rome Brussels Nice Vienna As you can see from the list above, EE is actually offering some pretty nice destination choices with…