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2 months ago

How to erase and reset your Galaxy S6 (and why you'd want to)

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Sometimes you need to reset your phone and start over. Here's how that works.

Performing a factory reset on your phone is something most folks never really think about doing. It's the last thing you do before getting rid of a phone, or something you do as a last resort when your device is misbehaving, but it's not something that is regularly thought about. Regardless of your reason, if you need to reset your Samsung Galaxy S6 there's a fairly simple way to do so. It works in mostly the same way as most other Android phones, but Samsung has included some additional features to this function just in case you're doing something other than handing your Galaxy S6 off to another user.

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2 months ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge on T-Mobile may be getting Android 5.1.1 update now

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T-Mobile is updating its Samsung Galaxy S6 edge to Android 5.1.1 through an over-the-air update, according to a recently posted video.

While we haven't seen a wide rollout of Android 5.1.1 to devices yet with only the Nexus Player having received it so far, it appears as though T-Mobile may be pushing the update out to Samsung Galaxy S6 edge owners. The update does not seem to be appearing currently for many users, but one who claims to have received the update has posted video evidence.

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2 months ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 tips and tricks

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Samsung Galaxy S6

When you get a new phone you want to make the most of it, and that means reading up on this fancy gadget in your hand.

We've been using the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge for weeks now, and have racked up quite a few tips and tricks that we want to share that'll help you make the most of these great phones. You'll get more familiar with your new phone as you use it, but to get you started off we have a few good things to know and try to make the most of your Galaxy S6.

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2 months ago

Quick comparison: The LG G4 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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LG G4 versus Samsung Galaxy Note 4

LG's new flagship might just give Samsung's big-screen champion a run for its money.

Released in late 2014 and recently updated to Lollipop in many countries, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 still ranks among the best Android phones available. High-end specs, a gorgeous SuperAMOLED display and a camera almost as capable as the Galaxy S6 make the Note 4 a strong rival to any of the 2015 flagships we've seen thus far. However LG's new G4 could give power users a reason to look beyond Samsung's big-screened, stylus-toting device.

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2 months ago

Quick comparison: The LG G4 vs. G Flex 2

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LG G4, G Flex 2

LG's 2015 flagship leaves its flexible cousin in the dust.

The LG G4 might be the main event of the company's smartphone calendar, but it's actually already shipped one high-end phone this year. Back in February the LG G Flex 2 arrived, packing top-level internals and LG's unique flexible P-OLED display. And it was a bit of an oddity, proving that flexible phones still come with a bunch of compromises attached. That's made more clear by the emergence of the G4, which promises to be a more capable all-round smartphone.

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2 months ago

Verizon starts rolling out Android 5.0.1 Lollipop to the Galaxy S4

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Verizon Galaxy S4 owners are in for a sweet treat today, as the carrier has just announced Android 5.0.1 Lollipop will be hitting your device soon.

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2 months ago

Quick comparison: The LG G4 vs. HTC One M9

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LG G4, HTC One M9

HTC and LG's 2015 flagships showcase very different approaches to smartphone design.

They're both big names in the Android world, but HTC and LG have always taken radically different approaches to their high-end hardware. And with the arrival of the LG G4 to do battle with the HTC One M9, the contrast between the two firms continues to grow.

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2 months ago

The colorful rear end of the LG G4

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LG G4 leather

Do you like leather? And if so, what color? Or maybe a metallic look and feel is more your thing. With the LG G4, you've got options.

You almost can't have too much choice these days when it comes to your smartphone. And when it comes to the backside of the new LG G4, you've got a whole bunch of choices.

Leather? Or coated plastic. Black? Brown? Yellow? Blue? Red? Metallic? Ceramic? There's a whole lot going on here.

Some tough choices are going to have to be made. Or maybe not, since you're able to swap one back for another. Leather for metallic gray or ceramic white. Or even gold. Choice, in this case, is a good problem to have.

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2 months ago

LG G4 vs. iPhone 6: different in practically every conceivable way

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LG today unveiled the LG G4, but how does it compare to the Apple iPhone 6? That's what we're here to find out.

LG's handsets have long been solid devices, and they've put out another impressive smartphone with the LG G4. It stands as a marked difference to the iPhone 6. Where Apple goes for rounded edges, LG goes for corners. The iPhone has a cold aluminum body, the G4's a warm plastic or an even warmer leather. They're both smartphones, for sure, but their differences are quite substantial.

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2 months ago

We're answering your LG G4 questions on the Android Central forums!

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LG G4 leather

We've got LG's latest flagship in our hands, and you've probably got some questions.

Now that LG's 2015 flagship is officially official, and we've had a few minutes to kick the tires and push the buttons, it's time to field some questions from you and take a deeper look at what this phone has to offer. Based on what we've seen so far, the LG G4 is absolutely worth paying attention to, which means it's time to head to the forums for a good ol' fashioned Q&A.

We're a little ways away from a full review of this phone, especially after T-Mobile explained that the version we've got here is running on pre-production software, but with your help in the forums we can start putting this phone through its paces and start exploring LG's new Android 5.1 experience. Jump on that link below and start tossing out some questions. We'll be here all day!

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2 months ago

Mophie's Juice Pack for the LG G4 will extend its battery life by up to 80 percent

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The just announced LG G4 will be supported by Mophie with a new Juice Pack made especially for the smartphone that will extend its battery life by up to 80 percent.

This will be the first battery smartphone case from Mophie made for an LG device, and it is priced at $99.99. Pre-orders for the Juice Pack are now being taken at Mophie's website.

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2 months ago

Here's where you can buy the LG G4 in the US

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With LG having officially announced the LG G4, the next question is where you'll be able to get one.

Following LG's official unveiling of the LG G4, carriers have begun announcing their availability of the device as well. Featuring a 5.5-inch IPS Quantum Display, and running Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, this phone has drawn tons of interest already, and here is where you can get one.

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2 months ago

In pictures: The LG G4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

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Two of the top Android manufacturers bring curves in all the right places, but in very different ways.

Two of this year's hottest phones are also two of the sleekest. The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge has the best of what Samsung has to offer thus far this year and gives it an impossible design. Meanwhile, LG takes what it's been doing so well the past couple of years and continues down that path with the LG G4.

And here's how they stand up next to each other.

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2 months ago

In pictures: The LG G4 vs. LG G3

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LG takes a great phone and makes it even better as we look at the G3 versus the G4.

You're LG. You've made an excellent phone in 2014's LG G3. You've got a design language that stands out, and stands on its own. So what do you do in 2015? You certainly don't stop what's working, and that's the case with the new LG G4, just unveiled in New York City and London.

If you've seen or used the G3 at all, you're going to be pretty familiar with the G4. Same overall look and feel. But the devil is in the details, and LG's done some great stuff with the little things this year.

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2 months ago

This is the LG G4 — in leather

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LG G4 leather back

The idea of a leather-clad phone is no longer crazy, and the optional back for the LG G4 is a beauty.

This is the LG G4. In leather. And while LG can't claim to be the first phone in recent memory to sport cowhide on its hide — the 2014 Moto X also did so, and did it well (and in several color options) — LG is doing things different here, with a swappable leather back for its latest and greatest Android smartphone.

And this is another one of those annoying instances in technology in which pictures really don't do it justice. We're still overcoming the shock of the skeuomorphic era, in which we made things to look like other things. But this, folks, is the real deal.

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