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Samsung France: Android 5.1.1 rollout for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is imminent

Samsung France: Android 5.1.1 rollout for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is imminent

posted: 23 Jun 2015, 11:31

A tweet sent out by Samsung France indicates that Android 5.1.1 is about to get pushed out the door for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850). The French arm of the Korean manufacturer says that the OTA update...

Slimmer than slim: Here are 12 smartphones that are thinner than the iPhone 6

Slimmer than slim: Here are 12 smartphones that are thinner than the iPhone 6

posted: 23 Apr 2015, 09:26

When Apple announces a new product, you can almost always be sure that the company is going to boast about how it managed to make it x amount thinner by accomplishing z and y feats. In fact, as far as Cupertino's...

AT&T updates the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active and Samsung Galaxy Alpha to Android 5.0

AT&T updates the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active and Samsung Galaxy Alpha to Android 5.0

posted: 15 Apr 2015, 12:19

AT&T customers sporting the durable Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, and the metal-clad Samsung Galaxy Alpha, should start receiving the update to Android 5.0.2 as soon as today. The updates for both handsets...

Compact smartphones with the best cameras

Compact smartphones with the best cameras

posted: 12 Apr 2015, 17:59

In the past few years, smartphone ODMs have made significant strides in the field of mobile photography. Sure, one could argue that a handset's camera is still not up on par with professional cameras, but surely that is understandable when we take...

Samsung Galaxy Alpha update to Android 5.0.1 to take place next month

Samsung Galaxy Alpha update to Android 5.0.1 to take place next month

posted: 31 Mar 2015, 17:20

Back in December, we passed along the word from a reliable source that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha would be updated to Android 5.0 by the end of the first quarter. That forecast might end up being a tad too optimistic....

Four great compact smartphones with outstanding battery life

Four great compact smartphones with outstanding battery life

posted: 03 Feb 2015, 07:08

We live in the age of handset screens getting ever larger, and it seems this trend will not be fading out anytime soon. Of course, with large displays come a lot of goodies – aside from the fact that the user can consume media...

Meizu MX4 tops AnTuTu's list of top Android phones for 2014

Meizu MX4 tops AnTuTu's list of top Android phones for 2014

posted: 12 Jan 2015, 06:13

The AnTuTu benchmark site released its list of the top scoring Android phones for 2014. On top was the Meizu MX4. Powered by the octa-core MT6595 from MediaTek, the phone had an average score of 47,765. For those new to the world...

So long, handsome! Samsung Galaxy Alpha to be discontinued as the Galaxy A series step in

So long, handsome! Samsung Galaxy Alpha to be discontinued as the Galaxy A series step in

posted: 29 Dec 2014, 05:28

Samsung will discontinue its Galaxy Alpha smartphone by early February 2015, "as soon as its inventory of materials is exhausted". The company will reportedly succeed it with the new Galaxy...

Only 100 of each of these Galaxy Alpha models with leather backs will be produced

Only 100 of each of these Galaxy Alpha models with leather backs will be produced

posted: 23 Dec 2014, 05:37

Earlier today we posted an image showing off four distinct leather back panels that Samsung was prepping for use with limited edition Galaxy Alpha models. Not even three hours later, Samsung published...

Galaxy Alpha

Galaxy Alpha "limited edition" comes in four different... snakeskins?

posted: 23 Dec 2014, 02:01

Released in the first half of August, the Galaxy Alpha was the first in what turned out to be a whole line of devices that all have one thing in common (other then being Samsung, that is) – all feature premium materials,...

Samsung Galaxy S6 leak turns out to be fake

Samsung Galaxy S6 leak turns out to be fake

posted: 12 Dec 2014, 15:13

A leaked photograph allegedly showing a prototype of the Samsung Galaxy S6, was circulated throughout the internet on Tuesday. With extremely thin bezels, the picture supposedly showed the results of Samsung's Project Zero, a redesign of its flagship...

Corning announces the first smartphone that uses Gorilla Glass 4 - it's the Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Corning announces the first smartphone that uses Gorilla Glass 4 - it's the Samsung Galaxy Alpha

posted: 10 Dec 2014, 05:07

Corning revealed that it partnered with Samsung for the eponymous Galaxy Alpha smartphone. Thanks to their combined efforts, Sammy's iPhone challenger is the first smartphone whose...

Here's when Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Alpha should be updated to Android Lollipop

Here's when Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Alpha should be updated to Android Lollipop

posted: 09 Dec 2014, 22:20

Just like other Samsung handsets - including the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S4 - the Note Edge and Galaxy Alpha could get Android 5.0 Lollipop in the coming months...

PhoneArena Awards 2014: Best product designs

PhoneArena Awards 2014: Best product designs

posted: 09 Dec 2014, 17:24

Imagine picking up a brand new smartphone for the first time. Chances are that your first impressions will be influenced mostly by the product's design – by the way it looks, by the way it works, by whether it feels "right" in your palm or not...

Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs A5 vs A3: specs comparison

Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs A5 vs A3: specs comparison

posted: 31 Oct 2014, 04:05

Last year, Samsung execs gathered together, and concluded that the single biggest obstacle against their Galaxy line of phones' world domination was design. Specs they had mastered, but users were constantly clamoring for a little something...

Watch Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes advertise the Galaxy Alpha for your viewing pleasure

Watch Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes advertise the Galaxy Alpha for your viewing pleasure

posted: 23 Oct 2014, 09:44

A smartphone as good-looking as the Samsung Galaxy Alpha takes quite the display of beauty to advertise it properly. Luckily, Dutch angel Doutzen Kroes was up for the challenge...

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha A3 and A5 star in this video, might come sans removable battery and rear cover

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha A3 and A5 star in this video, might come sans removable battery and rear cover

posted: 07 Oct 2014, 05:00

At this point, it's almost sure that the Galaxy Alpha will donate its name and premium metal-clad build to a completely new Samsung lineup of device spinoffs. Numerous leaks...

iFixit tears down the Galaxy Alpha – lots of glue and hard repairs inside

iFixit tears down the Galaxy Alpha – lots of glue and hard repairs inside

posted: 02 Oct 2014, 09:34

Tech site iFixit has posted a teardown of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. For those unaware – the iFixit crew takes things apart, meticulously documenting every step, in order to help anyone who's into self-repairs...

Poll results: Would you buy a Samsung Galaxy Alpha instead of an S5?

Poll results: Would you buy a Samsung Galaxy Alpha instead of an S5?

posted: 26 Sep 2014, 09:12

The Galaxy Alpha is newer and thinner than the Galaxy S5, but it comes with a few trade-offs - like the lack of a microSD card slot, a smaller battery, and a non-water-resistant body...

The Samsung Galaxy A3 passes TENAA certification, specs leak once again

The Samsung Galaxy A3 passes TENAA certification, specs leak once again

posted: 26 Sep 2014, 05:21

When the Galaxy Alpha got launched, little did we know that Samsung is purportedly intending to make it the pioneering device in a new series of metal-clad mid-range Alpha-like smartphones. Consequently, details...

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