An unofficial collection of bursts in the world of the Galaxy S5 have appeared today, each of them with little fanfare from Samsung itself. One of these is the release of the Developer Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S5. This device will be hitting Verizon starting today, complete with the ability to get deep within its software build for heavy smartphone app development.
Samsung's Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner has had mixed reviews, but the biometrics baked into the home button could end up far more useful thanks to freshly-added support from password manager LastPass. The updated Android app taps into the Galaxy S5's print-checking security system, allowing easier access to websites and other services.
Google’s Play Store has seen some unexpected changes today, with a price drop and potential leak of a new device. The Sony Z Ultra is getting a pretty drastic price drop, while the still-unannounced Galaxy S5 Google Play edition device may have shown up. Is one making way for another, or are these coincidence?
This week the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is being tossed into the pool with details the likes of which only generally come from an already-released device. This would be the equivalent of the Galaxy S4 Mini or the Galaxy S III Mini, both devices coming not long after their larger brethren. This Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is also said to be coming with waterproofing - generally only reserved for Samsung’s "Active" smartphone line - and the Galaxy S5, of course.
As Samsung is wont to do, iterations of their newset Galaxy S5 handset can be expected. In the past, we’ve seen active and mini versions of their flagship devices, but typically not a “Prime” variety. The Galaxy S5 may break that mold, offering up a premium Galaxy S5 to users in short order.
The Galaxy Note 4’s release is right around the corner. Checking release and reveal dates for the Galaxy Note’s hand-held iteration over the past several years, you find one perfectly reasonable place for the device to be revealed: during IFA 2014, this September. Before then there’s plenty of room for leaks of specifications and details of all kinds.
If you have a Verizon* Samsung Galaxy S5 and you’re experiencing a camera error this week, you’re not alone. Several - an unknown number, that is - users have reportedly had what’s likely the same problem as you’re having. In addition to the error: "Warning: Camera Failed," the back-facing camera simply does not work.
There’s a "Crystal Collection" Samsung Galaxy S5 coming your way soon, straight from the folks at Swarovski. Tapped "Swarovski for Samsung" in this particular collaboration, the Crystal Collection Galaxy S5 will have a massive number of carrot-shaped crystals along its backside.