Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play edition gets Bluetooth certified?
posted by Alan F. / May 17, 2014, 12:18 AM
The Google Play edition of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is for all of you out there who can't stand TouchWiz. And yes, we know that you're out there. There are really two reasons for buying the Google Play edition of any phone so offered. The first reason is that you love stock Android and hate manufacturer's custom UI.
The second reason would be because you want timely OS updates not slowed down to molasses-like speeds thanks to carrier testing. That would make sense. Instead of waiting for a carrier to approve an update, you get it straight from Google. That means that you can have your phone updated to the most current build of Android days, weeks, or even months before your friends get it.
So far, there is no word from Samsung as to when the Galaxy S5 Google Play edition will be introduced, and how much it will cost. But with the Bluetooth certification having been done, we probably aren't too far away from the unveiling of the device.
source: BluetoothSIG via TheDroidGuy
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How is the fingerprint scanner going to work...?
posted on May 17, 2014, 1:05 AM 1
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GPE on this device makes no sense to me. You loose all the goodies touchwiz offers: Fingerprint scanner Samsung's various display mode (cinema, RGB, etc) UltraPower Saving mode Download Booster Selective Focus, 4K recording, HDR in video recording & other camera features. Not sure if GPE will affects the fast auto-focus tho. S-Health ( I use it very often and probably the most well-rounded app for fitness enthusiasts) Multi-window. All that and you've to pay insane money right-off-the-bat just to get the latest android update faster ?! Makes no sense
posted on May 17, 2014, 2:23 AM 8
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same question for the heart-rate monitor as well??
posted on May 17, 2014, 1:12 AM 1
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google play edition of lg g3 would be cool!
posted on May 17, 2014, 1:29 AM 1
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omg yes but i want to know if the hardware is actually brushed aluminum or faux metal for the lg g3 :(
posted on May 17, 2014, 2:59 AM 0
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What good is this without Touchwiz It's like driving a BMW 7 series with the 3 series specs inside What a joke Touchwiz is fully speced. No other Oems provide so much features Even the S801 struggles to push Touchwiz. That shows how weak the S801 is It's time for Samsung to push the boundaries again deploying A15 straight without pathetic useless A7 Cpus, and be clocked at 2.5Ghz using the new 22nm Eyxnos 5422
posted on May 17, 2014, 7:27 AM 1
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