FCC Reveals Samsung L500 for Virgin Mobile
Documents seen on the Federal Communications Commission web site provide details about a previously unannounced handset from Samsung. The SPH-L500 is a slab-style smartphone that runs Google's Android operating system and looks similar to some of Samsung's Galaxy-branded phones. The FCC confirms that it has rear and front cameras, NFC, and a memory card slot. Based on the spectrum support and draft user manual, the Samsung L500 will eventually be sold by Virgin Mobile. Neither Samsung nor Virgin has officially announced this device.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Clears FCC with Single Approval
The FCC this week approved a pair of new Samsung phones that are almost certainly the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge (or equivalent). Unlike previous generations of the flagship phone, Samsung was able to have all U.S.
Samsung Pushes Security Update to Galaxy S8 and S8+
Samsung recently seeded a software update to its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. The update applies the June security patches from Google, stabilizes memory card performance, and adjusts some user interface elements of Bixby.
Samsung Adds Chromecast Support to Its Gear VR Headset
People who own the Gear VR can now cast content from the headset to their cast-enabled television sets. A fresh software update from Oculus adds Chromecast support to the Gear VR.
FCC Reveals Blu Vivo XL2
Documents spotted on the FCC web site show off an unannounced phone from Blu called the Vivo XL2. According to the FCC, the XL2 includes support for similar radio bands to the Blu Vivo XL.
Virgin Announces Samsung Galaxy Core Prime
Virgin Mobile today announced the pending availability of the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime smartphone. The device, which was approved by the FCC in late December and is the same as Boost Mobile's Galaxy Prevail 2, features a 4.5-inch screen, Snapdragon 410 processor, 5-megapixel camera, and Android 4.4 KitKat.