Android 5.0.1 Lollipop now rolling out to the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4

Android 5.0.1 Lollipop now rolling out to the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4

Although there have been two new iterations in the Galaxy S lineup since its launch, the Galaxy S4 is still a great device. For those who are on AT&T’s network and still own this device, you should be getting a nice update sometime in the near future. AT&T has just begun pushing out Android 5.0.1 Lollipop to the Samsung Galaxy S4. The update, which is 947MB in size, carries build number LRX22C.1337UCUGOC3.

Multiple other Samsung devices have already gotten the Lollipop update including the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and 4, and some variants of the Galaxy Note Edge. The most notable changes you’ll see with Lollipop are some improvements in the UI with Google’s new Material Design guidelines, Priority Mode notifications, Smart Lock security features and much more.

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Android Lollipop arrives for the Samsung Galaxy S4 in India

Android Lollipop arrives for the Samsung Galaxy S4 in India

Android Lollipop arrives for the Samsung Galaxy S4 in India

Samsung has been gradually rolling out its Android Lollipop updates to a number of devices this month and Indian Galaxy S4 owners are be next to receive a tasty new update. Just as with the Russian update at the end of January, the Galaxy S4 is being updated to Android 5.0.1 in the country today.

The update applies to the GT-I9500 Galaxy S4 model, the version with Samsung’s Exynos 5410 SoC, and contains the new Material Design UI, notification tweaks, improved multitasking menu, and other features that we have seen demoed in past leaks. The update is also said to improve the handset’s battery life, security features and performance.

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Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets are now shipping

Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets are now shipping

Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets are now shipping

Here’s some good news if you’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of your new smartphone, the Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets have begun shipping out from Google, right on schedule. If you pre-ordered one, then you should receive an email with a tracking number sometime today.

As you probably already know, the Google Edition versions of the Galaxy S4 and HTC One are pretty much just stock Android versions of these flagship handsets, with exactly the same hardware as their standard counterparts. .

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Samsung Galaxy S4 finally arrives to C Spire and MetroPCS

Samsung Galaxy S4 finally arrives to C Spire and MetroPCS

Samsung Galaxy S4 finally arrives to C Spire and MetroPCS

In the United States, cellular carriers seem to have a specific pecking order that dictates when cross-carrier flagship devices rollout to their network. AT&T often seems to get first dibs, followed closely by either Sprint or T-Mobile. Despite Verizon’s dominance, Big Red is often the last of the big carriers. Than comes U.S. Cellular, Cricket and finally the even smaller carriers and MVNOs.

That’s pretty much how the Samsung Galaxy S4’s rollout played out, and now it is C Spire and MetroPCS’ turn for some GS4 love.

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Don’t be a victim: How to spot a fake Samsung Galaxy S4 (or any other name brand smartphone)

Don’t be a victim: How to spot a fake Samsung Galaxy S4 (or any other name brand smartphone)

Don’t be a victim: How to spot a fake Samsung Galaxy S4 (or any other name brand smartphone)

With Samsung still holding on to its place at the very top of the world smartphone market, there is no shortage of China-made clones of its most popular handsets — namely, the Galaxy S3 and its current flaship, the Galaxy S4. Unlike the imitation phones of many years ago, the ones that you can purchase now look very similar to the models that they are based on. And not only that, but in some cases, clones can even surpass the original in terms of features (which is quite confusing).

And so we have a bit of a problem: how do you spot — and avoid — imitation, clone, or downright fake Android smartphones? What steps can you take to ensure that you don’t become just another victim of a sort of scam involving phones like the Galaxy S4, or rather, fake ones? Recently, users on reddit posted about their unfortunate experiences in buying fake Samsung handsets.

These were phones sold online (one was specified to be from eBay), and had the general appearance of the real thing. However, they were revealed to be mere clones upon closer inspection. Buying a so-called China phone is generally not a bad idea. But in cases like these where there’s deception involved, well, that’s a different issue entirely.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has U.K. price, can be pre-ordered

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has U.K. price, can be pre-ordered

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has U.K. price, can be pre-ordered

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, the smartphone with one of the best cameras on the market (or the camera that includes a smartphone, whichever way you want to put it), now has a price tag attached to it, for the U.K., at least.

The device, which was officially announced only a few days ago, is now listed for pre-order by U.K. retailer Handtec, at a price of £467.99 (around $734), which includes VAT. Without VAT, the price of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is £389.99 (around $612).

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Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-Advanced coming to South Korea later this month

Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-Advanced coming to South Korea later this month

Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-Advanced coming to South Korea later this month

It looks like the Samsung Galaxy S4 is getting yet another variant, this time the “Galaxy S4 LTE-Advanced”. According to J.K. Shin, the new LTE-Advanced model will arrive to South Korea as early as this month, falling in line with previous rumors.

Speaking to Reuters, J.K. Shin declared Samsung will be “the first with the commercial launch of the advanced 4G version of the smartphone”, though obviously the phone will require a network designed for “advanced 4G LTE” in order to truly shine.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE Advanced coming soon, but most carriers aren’t ready

Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE Advanced coming soon, but most carriers aren't ready

Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE Advanced coming soon, but most carriers aren’t ready

Samsung is planning to release a variant of the Galaxy S4 that supports LTE Advanced (LTE-A), the next generation of superfast mobile data. The device will come to South Korea within weeks, Samsung Mobile head J.K. Shin tells Reuters. The updated device could prop sales of its flagship up as Apple and other competitors bring new smartphones to the market. J.K. Shin also confirmed Samsung is in talks with “several overseas carriers” to sell the new phone, but refused to confirm where and when the device would go on sale outside of Korea.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Nokia Lumia 928 (video)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Nokia Lumia 928 (video)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Nokia Lumia 928 (video)

The Samsung Galaxy S4, one of the most anticipated Android devices of 2013, is one of the best Android handsets on the market. On the other side, we have the Nokia Lumia 928 — the best that Windows Phone 8 has to offer right now.

The Lumia 928 and the Galaxy S4 can be looked at as the unwavering champions in the Windows Phone 8 and Android space. Both are powerful smartphones, but in some cases, it might be hard to choose which one is right for you.

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HTC One vs Galaxy S4: by the numbers

HTC One vs Galaxy S4: by the numbers

HTC One vs Galaxy S4: by the numbers

There are several 1080p full HD smartphones vying for the top spot in the increasingly crowded high end Android handset market. Among them are the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4. But how do they compare? Here is a “by the numbers” look at these two flagship phones.

1.6 mm

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