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President Obama may have swapped his BlackBerry for an encrypted Galaxy S4

President Obama may have swapped his BlackBerry for an encrypted Galaxy S4

posted: 15 Jun 2016, 04:58

Last week, the news broke out that President Obama is finally exiting his Luddite period, and ditching his BlackBerry for undisclosed smartphone. At the time, he complained that the new phone is actually not...

John V's top 13 most influential devices

John V's top 13 most influential devices

posted: 31 Mar 2016, 14:12

The day has finally come, my last day at PhoneArena. If you haven’t heard already, I’m leaving my post after 7.5 years of being part of something so magical.

Cricket takes 50% off Samsung Galaxy S phones through December 3rd

Cricket takes 50% off Samsung Galaxy S phones through December 3rd

posted: 30 Nov 2015, 00:51

Pre-paid carrier Cricket Wireless announced today that it is offering new and existing customers the opportunity to save big on the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6. Starting today, and running...

We did Rose Gold before it was cool! Here are the phones that can say that for themselves

We did Rose Gold before it was cool! Here are the phones that can say that for themselves

posted: 25 Sep 2015, 02:47

All right, guys, it seems that with the introduction of a brand-new color for the Apple iPhone line, pink Rose Gold is about to become the new black! Indeed, after the white iPhone has become...

Android Auto update adds support for Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S5 on 3 carriers

Android Auto update adds support for Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S5 on 3 carriers

posted: 10 Jun 2015, 19:31

An update to the Android Auto app adds support for two of the most popular Android handsets over the last few years. The Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 from AT&T, Sprint and Verizon...

New Samsung video presents the evolution of the Galaxy S series

New Samsung video presents the evolution of the Galaxy S series

posted: 13 Apr 2015, 14:18

The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge represent the sixth-generation flagship smartphones in Samsung's Galaxy S line, obviously being the most advanced to date...

AT&T updates Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0.1

AT&T updates Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0.1

posted: 07 Apr 2015, 21:33

AT&T started sending out Android 5.0.1 to the Samsung Galaxy S4 on Tuesday. This means that if you are an AT&T customer with the device, keep your eyes peeled for the update. This is quite a hefty file, weighing in at 947MB in size. The Code...

Android 5.0 update delayed for Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S5 users in Norway

Android 5.0 update delayed for Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S5 users in Norway

posted: 10 Mar 2015, 11:59

Samsung Norway has delayed the dissemination of the Android 5.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S5. Those owning the handsets in other regions have complained about problems...

Samsung expects record breaking sales for the Galaxy S6

Samsung expects record breaking sales for the Galaxy S6

posted: 04 Mar 2015, 10:17

Samsung has high expectations for its just unveiled flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S6. According to Andy Tu, GM of the company's mobile operations in Taiwan, Samsung feels that the new model can break the company sales record...

Lollipop update for the Galaxy S4 starts to roll out in India, firmware for the Exynos variant now available for download

Lollipop update for the Galaxy S4 starts to roll out in India, firmware for the Exynos variant now available for download

posted: 10 Feb 2015, 08:04

Since Lollipop's announcement, a lot a manufacturers have promised they would be bringing Google's latest OS as an update for their more relevant handsets....

You can now install the official Galaxy S4 Lollipop firmware, but only if you've got the GT-I9506 model

You can now install the official Galaxy S4 Lollipop firmware, but only if you've got the GT-I9506 model

posted: 06 Feb 2015, 07:03

Samsung's been keeping busy with Android 5.0 Lollipop, trying to get the updates out to qualifying devices as quickly as possible. Considering the weight of its proprietary...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 5.0 Lollipop update is now live... in Russia

Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 5.0 Lollipop update is now live... in Russia

posted: 30 Jan 2015, 23:58

The Galaxy S4 - Samsung's flagship from two years ago - is being updated to Android Lollipop as we speak, though only in Russia for now...

Android 5.0.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz leaks for the Samsung Galaxy S4, looks like the real deal

Android 5.0.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz leaks for the Samsung Galaxy S4, looks like the real deal

posted: 19 Jan 2015, 08:18

Well, well, well, what do we have here? It looks like an official TouchWiz take on Android 5.0 Lollipop for 2013's battle-worn Samsung Galaxy S4, one of the best-selling Samsung smarpthones...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition no longer sold

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition no longer sold

posted: 09 Jan 2015, 13:46

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition, after being out of stock for some time, has been officially retired from the Google Play Store. That leaves just the HTC One (M8) Google Play edition left to be sold. The Google Play edition...

Android 5.0 update hits Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition

Android 5.0 update hits Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition

posted: 12 Dec 2014, 22:29

Android 5.0 has just been pushed out to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition. This is the stock Android version of the phone, available from the Google Play Store. One selling point of these models is that they are supposed...

Great deals on refurbished iPhones and Android smartphones

Great deals on refurbished iPhones and Android smartphones

posted: 05 Dec 2014, 04:19

Having a new phone feels nice. Having a new phone that you bought on the cheap feels even nicer. That's why posts where we share the latest sales and discounts draw quite a bit of interest. Great deals on smartphones, however,...

It's (kind of) official: Note 3, Note 4, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5 LTE-A to get Android 5.0 Lollipop in

It's (kind of) official: Note 3, Note 4, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5 LTE-A to get Android 5.0 Lollipop in "early 2015"

posted: 05 Dec 2014, 02:48

It's probably safe to say that Android 5.0 Lollipop is the hottest, most wanted update in recent history. Sure, KitKat, too, didn't lack attention, but if we're talking...

This is Android 5.0 Lollipop running on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition

This is Android 5.0 Lollipop running on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition

posted: 01 Dec 2014, 09:03

At this point, we've already seen the newest and sweetest version of Google's platform run on the hottest Samsung devices flagships from the past year or so. Yet, a notable device has been omitted -...

Chitika: Samsung accounts for 77% of phablet based mobile web traffic in North America

Chitika: Samsung accounts for 77% of phablet based mobile web traffic in North America

posted: 25 Nov 2014, 19:46

With speculation swirling around Samsung regarding a shakeup at the top, it looks like there are going to be some major changes to Samsung devices next year. One area where the manufacturer might...

Check out Cricket's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

Check out Cricket's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

posted: 25 Nov 2014, 14:29

What's that "cheap, cheap" sound you hear? It actually is the "chirp, chirp" sound of Cricket Wireless as it promotes its Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. The pre-paid carrier is offering a free HTC Dot View case this Friday,...

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