AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S5 shipping sans the Download Booster feature?

AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S5 shipping sans the Download Booster feature?
It looks like some AT&T customers who pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy S5 have already received their handset - a bit earlier than its normal launch date (April 11).

However, although the early arrival of the S5 certainly made users happy, it seems that AT&T’s smartphone comes without one of the features advertised by Samsung: Download Booster. Android Police received some screenshots taken on a Galaxy S5 SM-G900A (AT&T’s variant), and these indicate that Download Booster is completely missing from the device - so it’s not just disabled.

Theoretically, Download Booster allows Galaxy S5 users to download files larger than 30MB faster by combining the handset’s Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity.

It’s worth mentioning that, from all major US mobile carriers, only T-Mobile is listing Download Booster among the features of the Galaxy S5. We’re not sure if this means that the feature is also completely missing from Verizon’s and Sprint’s versions of the new smartphone. But well find out later this week, when the S5 will be widely available across the US (and around the world, for that matter).


source: Android Police

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  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Hey PA, is this the reason why GS5 gets 9.1? http://pocketnow.com/2014/04/08/samsung-vs-the-press just asking..

2. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Hey, PunyPoop, is there any reason to bring a news into a pure product review? just asking..

3. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Oh my bad, I thought this is the GS5 review, almost all of the articles of PA are about Samsung. I'm really confused.

5. kyan-

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

if you think this article is gs5 review you're pretty stupid LOL

4. esperanza

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

It’s all about camera production issue not camera issue in itself and ETnews's claim is not even true. This misinterpreted original source(on purpose) is abused by Appleinsider which is one of the most hilariously blatant Apple fanatics even they got sued by Their beloved Apple.

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

No it got a 9.1 because it is an awesome phone unlike that HTC One M8 in your profile picture. Or is that a Xperia Z2?

8. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Actually, it's you..

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Looks like a Z2 to me.

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