Verizon is sending out Android 5.1.1 and fixes for the Stagefright Exploit to its version of the Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1. For the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, the update allows you to use Caller Name ID if you have Advanced Calling enabled. With this feature, you can identify who is calling you, giving you the ability to screen calls. The update also gives you the ability to turn off the parallax "Wallpaper motion effect" if it is making you dizzy. It also gives you more wallpaper options to choose from for your lock screen wallpaper.The update to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 adds the Lollipop based Material Design to the tablet, contains the security patch to protect against Stagefright, and includes a reactivation lock. With this feature, someone who finds or steals the tablet won't be to able to pull off a factory reset until the rightful owner signs into his Samsung account first. The update brings a brighter … [Read more...] about Verizon pushes out Android 5.1.1 and Stagefright fixes to Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and Tab 4 10.1
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IntroDoes Samsung's Android-based TouchWiz interface lag? Given how the electronics giant is always at the forefront of technology and is rarely second to the finish line when it comes to packing the latest with its flagships, this might sound like an unfounded question. But the reality is that its proprietary TouchWiz skin is a controversial topic that has the community divided in two – those who worship Samsung for including as many extras and perks in it, and those that can't stand it. No middle ground – either black, or white.But why are some among us so visibly dismissive, even mad, at TouchWiz? If you ask, they'll probably answer that it's simply a matter of responsiveness and speed of navigation – two qualities that, according to them, TouchWiz lacks. At PhoneArena, we're not neutral either, seeing as it's our job to evaluate devices that often happen to carry Samsung's name, and then feed those findings back to you. Objectively, our general … [Read more...] about TouchWiz speed test: Does Samsung’s interface really lag?
exploring its TouchWiz interface. That wasn't a whim on my part or anything like that — it was very much warranted. Why? Because TouchWiz is one of those recurring and polarizing topics that just beg a more in-depth commentary.What can be only characterized as a giant leap is what occurred within Samsung's UX division, however. The iteration of the proprietary interface available with the Galaxy S6 is not only decidedly more approachable and streamlined, but it has also undergone a much-needed de-bloating session. In fact, almost as soon as I had the opportunity to test out the Galaxy S6 for the first time, I started wondering if this new take on TouchWiz would finally prove sufficient to end the incessant quibbling between Samsung loyalists and stock Android appreciators. Hopefully, I'll be able to provide insight into just that within the limits of this and the follow-up piece on TouchWiz I have planned.PrecursorSo what is it about Samsung's custom layout that seems to get … [Read more...] about Living with the Samsung Galaxy S6, week 2: TouchWiz like you wouldn’t believe it
Sometimes you just need to get rid of all your personal data before you sell a device.The easiest way to do this is something called factory reset - an option that allows you to bring your smartphone to the state it was in right out of the factory floor. No personal photos, no sensitive documents, nothing that you may otherwise forget to delete will get in the hands of other people.So how do you do it?Disclaimer: Once you do a factory reset, ALL of your personal data - including photos and all other documents - will be deleted off your phone and there will be no way to get it back. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE BACKED UP ALL YOUR IMPORTANT DATA FIRST.On AndroidIf your phone is fully functional (you haven’t messed up something while playing with custom ROMs, for instance), all it takes is:1. Go into Settings -> ‘Backup & Reset’2. Select ‘Factory data reset’3. Then tap on ‘Reset phone’4. Finally, touch ‘Erase everything’ and wait a few … [Read more...] about How to factory reset a smartphone (Android, iPhone and Windows Phone tutorial)
Android phones take pride in their customization opportunities and the wide range of tweaking that they allow users to do. In a way, that's a contrast to the much more restricted Apple ecosystem.In order to make the fullest of Android phones' tweaking options, you might want to enabled Developer Mode options. So how do you enable developer options on the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5 and all the recent Samsung Galaxy phones (running TouchWiz)?It's all a fairly easy and straightforward process if you know where to click, and we'll guide you through the process step by step right below.Here is why you may want to enable Developer ModeSome may, however, wonder: do I need to enable developer mode options on my Samsung Galaxy? There are a few reasons you might want to do that: if you plan to develop apps and want to test them on your phone, but also if you want to have access to more advanced settings. By tweaking the developer settings you can have your phone screen never lock while … [Read more...] about How to enable developer mode and options on Samsung Galaxy S6, Note 5 (Android TouchWiz tutorial)