Samsung's Rugby Pro Earns Its Jelly Bean Stripes
AT&T and Samsung have made the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update available to the Galaxy Rugby Pro. The update is being pushed out over the air in phases, but can also be installed via Samsung's Kies software. In addition to the standard Jelly Bean features, the software update adds more effects for the camera, Pop-Up Play picture-in-picture video playback, Easy Mode for simpler operation, and the Swype keyboard. The update is free to download and install.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will cost $750 and $850, respectively. The phones share almost all features other than size and both ship with 64 GB of internal storage.
Verizon Begins Updating Samsung Galaxy S5 to Lollipop
Verizon Wireless today said owners of the Samsung Galaxy S5 can expect to see Android 5.0 Lollipop hit their device in the days ahead. The update carries with it Google's Material Design, including improved notifications, as well as some Samsung-made changes.
US Cellular Lands the ZTE Grand S Pro
U.S. Cellular and ZTE today announced the Grand S Pro, a high-end Android smartphone that costs $99 with a two-year contract.
Verizon Says Samsung Pay Update Pushing This Week
Verizon Wireless today confirmed that it is enabling Samsung Pay on the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, and S6 Edge+ through a software update. "After the update, customers will be able to download and install the [Samsung Pay] app from the Google Play Store," said Verizon in an email to Phone Scoop.
AT&T Announces Ruggedized Samsung Rugby 4
AT&T today said it will sell the Samsung Rugby 4 beginning later this year. Samsung's Rugby series devices are ruggedized flip phones that include push-to-talk via AT&T's Enhanced PTT service.