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Samsung rolls out a new update to its 5 year old Galaxy S6 and Note 5

Support for the Galaxy S6 series and Galaxy Note 5 ended a few years ago, and considering their age, most users have likely upgraded by now. But that hasn’t stopped Samsung from introducing new firmware updates for these devices, extending their life for a little longer. SamMobile on Tuesday said Samsung began rolling out firmware updates...

Nearly 4-year-old Samsung Galaxy S6 gets January 2019 security update

Samsung is gearing up to launch the Galaxy S10 series later this month. But amidst this pre-launch bustle and rampage in form of leaks, the company has not forgotten its older devices. The four-year-old Samsung Galaxy S6 is still being updated and it sure feels like an exception among the usual crowd of Android devices. As...

How a graphics driver bug on the Samsung Galaxy S6 leaked Google Chrome tab data

Back in late March, a U.K. based start-up firm specializing in testing GPU reliability approached us with a GPU bug they discovered that causes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ to reboot when visiting a web page. The firm, called GraphicsFuzz, worked with us to report the issue to Qualcomm and Samsung. Some of our readers were...

Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge Plus May Receive Android Oreo According to T-Mobile Support Page

By now, it's been a long wait for owners of Samsung Galaxy flagship smartphones waiting to receive the Android Oreo update. Android 8.0 Oreo was released in August 2017, but it took Samsung two months just to start an official beta program for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+. We explored in depth all...

Early Ports of Android Oreo Available for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 WiFi (2016)

Thanks to an early port released by XDA Member lukasb06, Samsung Galaxy S6 users can now get the sweet taste of Android Oreo on their devices, too. The port is based on LineageOS and should work on both flat screen Galaxy S6 and curved screen Galaxy S6 Edge models. Since it's an early build, there...

Samsung Galaxy S6 Boots up its First AOSP ROM

Thanks to the efforts of the development community on XDA, you can have the option to switch over to an AOSP-based ROM - if you're willing to wait. Most flagship devices on the market have been blessed to operate on Snapdragon SoCs, making it easier for developers to port AOSP over to their hardware thanks...

Galaxy S6 & Edge get €100 Price Cut—New Models Incoming

Samsung has dropped the price of both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge by €100, making the current retail price of these phones €599 and €699, respectively. Though no new prices have been announced stateside, a cut is expected soon.

What’s Next for Samsung and Its Flagships?

If we were to say that the Galaxy S6 was a leap of faith made by Samsung, we wouldn't be too wrong. After all, the device marked a definite change in how Samsung perceived the market and its own place in it, as it stood amongst the signs of decline which started with the critical...

Samsung Pay Not Supported On Knox-Tripped Devices

Back at MWC 2015, when Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, it also unveiled its ambitious attempt on the existing mobile wallet scene. In order to stand above the crowd and competition from services of Google and Apple, Samsung's methodology involved use of NFC as well as a new proprietary technology called...

Samsung Releases 16 New Themes on the Theme Store

The launch of the S6 and S6 Edge back in March saw the latest version of Touchwiz being released alongside the devices, with some serious effort put into it this time around, in a bid to move away from the notorious reputation Samsung's Android skin has gained over the past few years. Memory efficiency and...

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Now Receiving Android 5.1.1

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, arguably Android's most popular flagships so far this year, have now begun to receive their much anticipated updates to Android 5.1.1. This update comes courtesy of T-Mobile in the US, although now that the ball has begun rolling, other carriers will be eager to push their own customized updates. Apart...

Samsung Publishes 9 New Themes To The S6 Theme Store

In an effort to get people actually interested in its home brewed Theme Store on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung is ramping up efforts to provide more flavor to the collection present. This comes in the form of new themes being added every week, and these are today's additions!   RED Soccer My cat A cup of...