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Report: Samsung ships 10 million Galaxy S5 units in 25 days

A report out of South Korea claims that Samsung shipped 10 million units of the Galaxy S5 in 25 days, toppling the Galaxy S4's previous record of 27 days. The 10 million figure is number of units shipped, and does not reflect sales to end users. These numbers are not from Samsung, but from a...
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European Galaxy S5 gets first post-launch update

Almost exactly a month after its launch, the European Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) has received its first post-release firmware update. The update to firmware version NE2 (from the older NCE build) landed on our unlocked UK GS5 this morning, and seems to be pushing out over the air and through...
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Galaxy S5 Active tipped for Sprint, AT&T could get new Galaxy Note device

Three new Samsung Galaxy phones will launch on U.S. carriers in the near future, according to @evleaks. The prolific leaker says the Samsung SM-G750 and SM-N910 will launch on AT&T, while Sprint will get the SM-G680. A subsequent tweet outs the G680 as "likely a CDMA variant of the G870,...
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Small update for AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 installs more apps, whether you want them or not

Do you want the Android apps for Yellow Pages and Lookout Security on your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5? You don't? Well too bad. The latest update to the Galaxy S5 on Ma Bell doesn't add anything new to Android itself, but the 46.73MB download will install Yellow Pages and Lookout Security on the...
How to access and use the hidden Service Menu on the Galaxy S5

How to access and use the hidden Service Menu on the Galaxy S5

Samsung phones have long come with a hidden Service Menu, and the Galaxy S5 is no exception. While many people won't ever have a need to access the Service Menu, it's a good feature to know about in case you run into issues with your Galaxy S5 and want to troubleshoot it on your own first. (And...
How to use Private Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5

How to use Private Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5

Private Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a convenient way to hide files you don't want seen by others, without the need for any third-party apps. When you're in Private Mode, all your photos, videos, and other files will be viewable. Exit Private Mode and hand your phone to somebody else. You can...
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Samsung replaces head of mobile design (updated)

Reuters is reporting that Samsung's head of mobile design, Chang Dong-hoon, has resigned following criticism over the design of the Galaxy S5. The phone's textured plastic back, though an improvement on earlier Samsung designs, failed to impress some critics. Lee Min-hyouk, vice president for...
Draco Design Aluminum Bumper for Galaxy S5

Draco Design Supernova aluminum bumper for the Samsung Galaxy S5

You'll have to manage ergonomic issues and a big price, but this bumper sure looks nice. If there's one recurring complaint of Samsung's devices, even with the updated design of the Galaxy S5, it's the use of plastic for the entire external build. Plastic is less expensive, easier to mold into a...
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Verizon gets a Samsung Galaxy S5 developer edition

If you've got $599.99 burning a hole in your pocket and a desire for Samsung Galaxy S5 on Verizon that comes with an unlockable bootloader, then this might be the phone for you. Yep, as reported a few weeks back, the developer edition Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available on Verizon. Granted,...
Ultra Power Saver on the Galaxy S5

Using ultra power saving mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5

What Samsung's power saving mode can do and how it can help you out when you're short on battery The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a couple of different solutions to helping you out when your battery power starts to run low. One of these, ultra power saving mode, is designed to help you keep...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Copper Gold variant now available in India

After launching the Charcoal Black and Shimmery White variants of the Samsung Galaxy S5 in India, Samsung has announced that the Copper Gold version is now available for sale in the country. The Copper Gold variant is available via Samsung's official e-store as well as brick-and-mortar stores....
Samsung Galaxy S5 versus HTC One M8

Samsung Galaxy S5 versus HTC One M8

HTC and Samsung's 2014 flagships showcase two radically different approaches to smartphone design For many smartphone buyers over the next few months, this is the big choice — the Samsung Galaxy S5, or the new HTC One M8. While both are five-inch rectangles — more or less, anyway — running...
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Latest Samsung Galaxy S5 ads focus on features

The Samsung Galaxy S5 marketing train continues to roll with a series of new ads that focus on individual features of the phone. There's one for the selective focus feature in the camera – up top – as well as one for the ultra power saving mode and for the S-Health application. The Galaxy S5...
LastPass update adds support for Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner

LastPass update adds support for Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner

Up until now the Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner was good for two things: unlocking the phone and paying with PayPal. Granted that's one substantial thing more than Apple's Touch ID on the iPhone 5s, but that still was a little limited. But Samsung had opened access to that scanner, and...
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The earbuds that come with the Samsung Galaxy S5 are actually pretty good

You might be pleasantly surprised by what comes in the box with your new Galaxy S5 Something that we don't usually pay much attention to when reviewing new phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 is the stuff that's actually in the box with the phone. Like the earbuds. Sometimes that's with good...
Some users report Galaxy S5 camera failures

Galaxy S5 owners with 'Warning: Camera Failed' errors advised to contact support

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a fantastic camera, but it seems that enough owners of the new Samsung flagship have experienced errors that Verizon is taking support action to rectify. The error, simply described as "Warning: Camera Failed" freezes the camera app on launch and requires a reboot of the...
Samsung Galaxy S5 S Translator

S Translator on the Samsung Galaxy S5

One of the preloaded apps on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a new text and speech translator. It's a really helpful way to get by in foreign countries thanks to a conversation mode that translates the spoekn word from one language into another with an impressive amount of speed. The Samsung App Store...
Samsung and Swarovski to launch blinged-out Galaxy S5

Samsung and Swarovski to launch blinged-out Galaxy S5

Samsung's latest partnership with Swarovski will bring to market a "crystal collection" edition of its flagship phone, the Galaxy S5. A teaser posted on YouTube by Samsung Mobile Korea reveals that the blingtastic handset, the back of which is smothered in Swarovski crystals, will arrive in May...
Galaxy S5 and Nexus 5 cameras

Comparing cameras: Galaxy S5 versus Nexus 5

See if Samsung's latest can beat out Google's 6-month old entry Every time a new phone is released touting drastically improved camera hardware and software, we naturally jump at the opportunity to put it through its paces. We've done just that with the Galaxy S5, and it's clear that the phone...
Trident Aegis Case for Samsung Galaxy S5

Trident Aegis Case for the Samsung Galaxy S5

Next up in our parade of Galaxy S5 cases is the Trident Aegis Case. This is one of those two-for-one deals (three, really) that provides a lot of protection for your phone. Start with the layer of shock-absorbing silicone — rubber, really — that fits around your phone. Presumably it'll help...

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