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Android Marshmallow and Nougat update lists revealed

Android Marshmallow and Nougat update lists revealed

Today we're running down the list of devices that have or will have soon the Google update to Android Marshmallow and Android Nougat. It's a bit difficult to tell the whole range of devices that'll be getting Nougat as of yet since Google's not officially released the OS in full - but we've got our sensors out. The Marshmallow list keeps growing by the day, too - the latest entry comes in the Honor 5X, which also gains EMUI 4.0 for good measure.

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Galaxy Marshmallow update incoming: AT&T latest this month

Galaxy Marshmallow update incoming: AT&T latest this month

The Samsung Galaxy S6 for AT&T is just the latest in a line of Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates to the Galaxy smartphone line. The Samsung Galaxy S7 has been updated in basically all iterations - as well as the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. All of the Samsung Galaxy S and Note smartphones released in the past could of years should be getting updates to Android 6.0 Marshmallow before the end of this year - unless you're very, very unlucky.

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Galaxy Android Marshmallow updates coming this month

Galaxy Android Marshmallow updates coming this month

On of the most popular families of Android smartphones - Samsung's Galaxy collection - will be seeing additional update to Android Marshmallow this month. This includes both the Samsung Galaxy S7 - if, by some miracle, you weren't on Marshmallow already - as well as the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The Samsung Galaxy S6 is also getting final upgrades to Marshmallow this month if you've not already seen updates in the past couple of weeks.

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Android Marshmallow update hits Galaxy S5 (and other flagship smartphones)

Android Marshmallow update hits Galaxy S5 (and other flagship smartphones)

This week the Android update to Marshmallow has continued, hitting the Samsung Galaxy S5 internationally. Does this mean your Galaxy S5 will be getting an update to Android Marshmallow tomorrow? Not so fast. It just means that the Galaxy S5 will, indeed, be getting the update eventually. That's good news for you. As for the rest of the flagship universe - let's go have a peek, shall we?

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Galaxy S7 costs $255 to make, so says IHS

Galaxy S7 costs $255 to make, so says IHS

This week the folks at research firm IHS have suggested that, after all components are put together and counted up, the Galaxy S7 costs about $255 to make. They suggest that Samsung is creating a device, therefore, that costs around the same amount as the Samsung Galaxy S5 was to make. You'll find that the Galaxy S7 will cost around $670, or more than twice what this research firm suggests it costs to make. Of course there's no real way of knowing the exact pricing without manufacturing receipts and Samsung's final official word.

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Galaxy S5 Android Marshmallow update: mistake or fake?

Galaxy S5 Android Marshmallow update: mistake or fake?

This month we've seen more than our fair share of Samsung Galaxy smartphone Marshmallow update videos, and through the sorting we've come to one conclusion. Either the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is fake, or its release was a mistake. Earlier reports have the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 off the list for updates entirely, stopping just before the Marshmallow update entirely*. Could it be that Samsung was working on this update to the device, but decided not to release it?

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Samsung Android Marshmallow rollout leaked: Note 5, S6 soon, S4 MIA

Samsung Android Marshmallow rollout leaked: Note 5, S6 soon, S4 MIA

Another schedule listing the expected dates that Samsung's Galaxy devices will getting updated to Android Marshmallow has leaked, this time with details on the Note 5 and the Galaxy S6. This is good news for the owners of Samsung's latest smartphone models, as their wait is nearly over. However, there is some bad news for owners of older Galaxy models, as once again it seems the S4 and older will not be receiving Marshmallow.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Update seems oldest on Marshmallow list

Samsung Galaxy S5 Update seems oldest on Marshmallow list

Another leaked list of Samsung smartphones has leaked with indications for updates to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This list comes from SamMobile, where they suggest they've attained said information from an inside source. Here you'll find the Samsung Galaxy S5 - the Verizon version along with two Euro editions and a fourth version of the machine. You won't find the SM-G900T nor the SM-G900A - that is the T-Mobile USA and the AT&T versions of the smartphone. No smartphones older than the Galaxy S5 in Samsung's collection will be getting an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow according to this document.

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Stagefright patches hitting Galaxy S5, Note 4, Note Edge on T-Mobile & Verizon

Stagefright patches hitting Galaxy S5, Note 4, Note Edge on T-Mobile & Verizon

While Google's Nexus devices have already been confirmed to be some of the first phones to get patched for the recent Android vulnerability Stagefright, other major devices, especially Samsung's flagships, are still at risk. While there's still no word on when the company's newest models, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will get updated, a number of their older phones are getting fixes today from carriers Verizon and T-Mobile, including the Galaxy S5, Note 4, and Note Edge.

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Google presents Live Cases for Android devices with Skrillex on no.1

Google presents Live Cases for Android devices with Skrillex on no.1

Google introduces a number of Live Cases, accessories that attach to a set of Android devices and provide NFC-based content and abilities. This first case includes a button that allows you to launch apps. It also allows you to connect (with NFC) to content through the case. In this edition, that means getting some stuff made in collaboration with the musical artist Skrillex. Sound like a good deal to you? Or do you need a live wallpaper to go with that as well? Because you'll get that too.

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Consumer Reports says Galaxy S5 better than Galaxy S6 (yes, really)

Consumer Reports says Galaxy S5 better than Galaxy S6 (yes, really)

Our Android readers are probably facing a bit of a dilemma. Should you buy the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, HTC One M9, or LG G4? All very nice flagships, and all have their merits. For some, like HTC One owners, upgrading to the One M9 might not be worth it — HTC just didn’t change enough. Samsung fans are giddy, though. The new Galaxy S flagships are downright amazing. Consumer Reports doesn’t agree. For them, the Galaxy S5 is actually the better pick when compared to the Galaxy S6.

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Hackers able to steal fingerprints from Galaxy S5, other Android phones

Hackers able to steal fingerprints from Galaxy S5, other Android phones

Fingerprint readers have quickly become commonplace on our smartphones, and while they are touted as offering some of the best security, it seems that may not be true across the board. A group of researchers at FireEye have reported a flaw in certain Android phones like the Galaxy S5 that could allow hackers to steal fingerprint data. Now, before you start panicking and preparing to set your fingerprint-based phone on fire in the name of security, know that this can only take place in extremely limited situations, and as for Android itself, the loophole was already patched with the release of Lollipop.

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