Welcome to another iteration of our Samsung Galaxy S5 troubleshooter series. If you have concerns regarding your Samsung Galaxy S5, don’t hesitate to shoot us an email at [email protected] and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as we can. We will appreciate it very much if you can provide as many details as possible. If you are getting error messages on the screen, or have observed unusual phone behaviors,  kindly include them in your email. Should you prefer to contact us through social network sites, you can...

Google originally released Chrome for Android on Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) way back in February 2012. Now, with Ice Cream Sandwich’s marketshare at 5.9%, Google will no longer provide Android updates to that version of the platform. Google gave this reason as to why there will no longer be updates: “In the last year, we’ve seen the number of Chrome users running ICS drop by thirty percent. Developing new features on older phones has become increasingly challenging, and supporting ICS takes time away from building...

After many other carriers around the world have updated their variants of the HTC One M8 to Lollipop, now Verizon is doing the same. While Lollipop has been out for a few months, it’s worth revisiting what’s improved. With Lollipop, you will be able to get a revamped notification shade, the new card-like multitasking menu, and new lock screen notification alerts. As to Verizon-specific features, they have enabled band 4 roaming and made enhancements to 3-way calling. Since the update just rolled out, it might not have...

It was recently discovered that Google no longer made it mandatory for Android 5.0 devices to come with full disk encryption. This has now been confirmed by the Mountain View giant as the Android 5.0 Lollipop hardware requirements document now mentions that full disk encryption is only “recommended” and not a “must” as it previously was. According to the company, performance was affected when full disk encryption was suggested to manufacturers, which has forced Google to no longer make it mandatory. The company...

Let’s face it, front facing cameras are an absolute necessity in this day and age. But simply having a camera won’t cut it as customers demand a certain amount of perfection. Keeping this in mind, Korean manufacturer Samsung has announced a new 8-megapixel front facing camera sensor based on its ISOCELL technology. This is also used in the 16-megapixel rear sensor that’s seen on the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. Launching a front facing camera module immediately leads to speculation about its use in a future device,...

The Samsung Galaxy S6 was launched only two days ago before the MWC event officially kicked off. Rumors leading up to the announcement had mentioned that Samsung wouldn’t be using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 SoC with the new flagship. This turned out to be true as the company unveiled the handset with the custom Exynos 7420 chipset instead. The company’s mobile chief, JK Shin has now come out and publicly mentioned the reasoning behind this, while also clarifying that there’s no love lost between Samsung and Qualcomm....

We continue to receive Samsung Galaxy S5 problems brought by the Lollipop update and among the most common now are WiFi connection issues and Home Button problems. Shortly after the Android 5 was rolled out for the Galaxy S5, many users experienced the WiFi disconnection-reconnection issue caused by Smart Network Switch feature. Disabling it often fixed the problem but others resorted to factory reset. One problem that bugs many of S5 users is the Home button. According to reports, when pressed, the Home key will pull up Google Voice...

The market is yet to pass judgment on the Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone which utilizes a unique dual edge display. A new report from Korea suggests that the success or failure of the smartphone could have an impact on the company’s next flagship of the year, the Galaxy Note 5. If the Galaxy S6 Edge is successful, the Korean manufacturer will reportedly go with the dual edge curved display for the upcoming phablet. Roh Tae-moon, executive vice president of Samsung’s product strategy tossed around the idea that the curved display design...