Samsung to offer paid themes in 6 new regions

Samsung to offer paid themes in 6 new regions

Samsung to offer paid themes in 6 new regions

Samsung is to expand compatibility for paid themes in its Theme store to 6 new regions beginning next month. In an email sent to a handful of designers – and subsequently published on Google+ – the Korean OEM reveals that designers will soon be able to offer paid themes to customers in Brazil, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Poland and Turkey.

Renowned theme designer Lucas Kendi revealed the news on Google+ and for designers like Kendi, this means additional opportunities to increase sales to a new set of customers. The theme store initially made its debut in the Galaxy S6 family before being expanded to a range of new devices, including the current flagships Galaxy S7Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7 Active.

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Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for the Galaxy S6 edge and edge+ arrives in South Korea

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for the Galaxy S6 edge and edge+ arrives in South Korea

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for the Galaxy S6 edge and edge+ arrives in South Korea

Earlier in the month, Samsung began soak testing its Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for its Galaxy S6 series in Europe, which followed earlier reports of a preliminary software release in South Korea. Today, Samsung has officially announced the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for its Galaxy S6 edge and edge+ handsets in South Korea and has detailed the key new features and improvements.

As well as the general Android improvements, the major software changes are focused around the handsets’ unique edge apps. First up, the pixel panel size has been increased from 260 to 550 pixels, allowing for additional content to be displayed and new features implemented. The people edge app has been changed up a little too. Additional contact names have been added in below the picture and there’s a shortcut to the settings menu thrown in as well. A similar change has been made to the Apps edge feature, users can now add up to 10 apps, rather than just 5, and entire folders to the menu.

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Deal alert: $490 for a new 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Deal alert: $490 for a new 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Deal alert: $490 for a new 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

The price of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has come down a little since its launch, but eBay seller 232Tech seems to have the best deal around. For just $490 you can grab a brand new 32GB Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925F), complete with shipping. That works out to a $225 saving over the $715 regular retail price.

It’s worth noting that this is the global unlocked model, so it’s modem doesn’t support the Verizon, Boost, Sprint or US Cellular networks. It’s always best to check your carrier’s bands against the supported frequencies listed below:

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Best Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Cases

Best Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Cases

Best Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Cases

Samsung introduced a much-needed change to the build quality of their flagship series with the Samsung Galaxy S6, but the use of metal and glass resulted in a device that is slightly more vulnerable when accidentally dropped. Those looking for everything that the latest Samsung flagships have to offer, but in a more rugged body, will be very excited about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. Including all the specifications and features of its flagship namesake, apart from a fingerprint scanner, the Galaxy S6 Active, with its solid build quality that allows for an IP68 rating for resistance to dust and water, and a military grade certification for shock resistance, is a great choice for those more prone to accidents.

While this device is certainly more rugged that its flagship counterpart and most smartphones out there, and additional layer of safety never hurts. To help you out, we’ve rounded up some of the best protective cases and covers currently available for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active!

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LG goes on an Edge trademark frenzy: G Edge, Double Edge, and more

LG goes on an Edge trademark frenzy: G Edge, Double Edge, and more

LG goes on an Edge trademark frenzy: G Edge, Double Edge, and more

While the Note Edge may not have been a critical success when it debuted last year, the Galaxy S6 Edge proved to be quite the looker and many consumers considered it the preferred choice over the standard GS6. Last week, Samsung continued its quest to expand the Edge series with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. Without a doubt, Samsung is all in with its Edge series.

All this Edge business has apparently put LG’s lawyers in motion as well, with the company trademarking a number of Edge-related naming conventions and terms of its own. In total, eight terms were trademarked:

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OnePlus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 quick look

OnePlus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 quick look

OnePlus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 quick look

After months of leaks, speculation, and teasers, OnePlus has just taken the wraps off of its latest flagship offering, aptly names the OnePlus 2. While its predecessor was dubbed the 2014 flagship killer, in an ambitious move, OnePlus is calling its latest high-end smartphone the “2016 flagship killer,” and though we’ll have to wait and see whether that claim holds true, this device is certainly going to give current generation flagships a run for their money. We pit the latest OnePlus handset against the best of the best that the Android world as to offer, as we take a quick look at the OnePlus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S6!

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