Sprint Galaxy S5 Receives Android 4.4.4 KitKat… Finally
GalaxyS5 , smart phones , Tips Corner / November 25, 2014

It’s been a long time in the making, but Galaxy S5 users on the Sprint network are now receiving the Android update — but it’s not the Android 5.0 Lollipop update so many users were hoping for. On November 20, Sprint quietly rolled out Android 4.4.4 KitKat to Samsung Galaxy S5 users. It’s an over-the-air (OTA) update, meaning you don’t have to manually download and install it. Assuming you have a Galaxy S5 device on the Sprint network, you should receive a notification prompting you to update your Android operating system. Confirming this update will begin the download/installation process, at which point you’ll have Android 4.4.4 running on your device. The new (well, new to Sprint users) Android 4.4.4 KitKat updates brings a range of new features, bug fixes and improvements to the Galaxy S5. According to Sprint’s changelog, the update adds the following to the Galaxy S5: HD voice icon in the app drawer Support for international calling using WiFi Google security patches Sprint is known for its dragging its feet when it comes to releasing new Android updates. Verizon Wireless, for instance, launched the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update to its Galaxy S5 users over two months ago. So,…

Verizon Wireless Sends OTA Update To Galaxy S5
GalaxyS5 , smart phones , Software / August 4, 2014

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, it still patches some security vulnerabilities while solving numerous bugs and issues reported by users. According to Verizon Wireless’ official website, the new Galaxy S5 OTA update affects the Caller Name ID, Message+, and Cloud. Some of the fixes in the OTA update include the following: Search icon is no longer displayed on Memo when there is no memo available. Contact information for Favorites is now more visible in the background. Visual Voicemail now works when S-View flip cover is shut. Improved connectivity when streaming music. Improved stability for Samsung Gear Manager. Factory installed car kits receive text alert improvements. When in Emergency Mode, Primary Contacts list is now called Emergency Contacts. The Power On password is no longer triggered after completing a voice call  and the screen dims. Verizon Wireless also added support for the following apps and services in its latest Galaxy S5…

Samsung and Sprint Announce Health-Oriented Galaxy S5 Sport
GalaxyS5 , smart phones / July 1, 2014

John says check out SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 MINI GT-i9195 8GB-UNLOCKED International Version Black LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600MHz. On June 23, Samsung and Sprint announced the Galaxy S5 Sport, stating a global release date for July 25th. The new device takes a page from the Galaxy S4 Active — offering helpful health and fitness apps and utilities. But there’s more to the Galaxy S5 Sport than its complimentary health and fitness tools. As you can see from the photo above, it features a rugged, more durable body. The company claims this body is designed for active people who are constantly running, jumping, exercising, or performing other activities. The hardware specs for the Galaxy S5 Sport are roughly the same as the launch-edition Galaxy S5. It will feature a 5.1″ 1920×1080 Super AMOLED display, 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2 GB RAM, a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with SOCELL technology, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. In addition, the Galaxy S5 Sport will boast physical navigation buttons located at the bottom, which should prove useful for gym-goers with sweaty fingers. In terms of weight, the Galaxy S5 Sport tips the scales at 158 grams. Granted, this…

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….

Galaxy S5 Now Available For Pre-Order at Verizon Wireless
GalaxyS5 , smart phones / April 7, 2014

It’s official: the Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available for pre-order through Verizon Wireless! VW has been dragging their feet with the Galaxy S5, leaving some people to question whether they would even offer it at all. Well, on April 4th the U.S.-based cell carrier added it to their lineup and began accepting pre-orders.   So, how much will the Samsung Galaxy S5 set you back at Verizon Wireless? They are actually offering some pretty good deals on this superb smartphone, including a $199 w/ year agreement (after a $50 mail-in rebate) or a $25.22 per month on a payment plant. Verizon Wireless is offering both the white and charcoal black models of the Galaxy S5. The real kicker with Verizon Wireless’ deal  is their current BUY ONE GET ONE FREE. Yep, Verizon Wireless will give you a free Samsung Galaxy S5 just for purchasing one. Of course, you’ll have to sign up for a 2-year agreement on both devices, but that’s a small price to pay considering the fact that they are giving you a free Galaxy S5. (note: Verizon Wireless is offering the BOGO deal on the Galaxy S5, ATIV SE and HTC One M8). You can also purchase…