Samsung Starts Rolling Out Galaxy Note 7’s Grace UX to Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Starts Rolling Out Galaxy Note 7's Grace UX to Galaxy Note 5
HIGHLIGHTS
Galaxy Note 5 users start receiving Note 7’s Grace UX
The update is being rollout in South Korea
It brings software features of the Note 7 to Note 5
Samsung has started rolling out Galaxy Note 7’s Grace UX to the last year’s Galaxy Note 5. According to user reports, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users in South Korea have been receiving an over-the-air (OTA) update that brings an all-new software experience. To recall, Samsung introduced the new Grace UX with its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone earlier this year.

A forum post at XDA Developers suggests that the update is about 600MB in size, and brings various UX features of the Galaxy Note 7. Some of the new features that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users are receiving include Blue light Filter, Ultra power saving mode, Smart manager, and Wide selfie among others. The update is currently rolling out to users in South Korea though it can be expected to be available for more users in the coming days.

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Despite the update, the Galaxy Note 5 still runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Galaxy Note 5 users can manually check for update via Settings > About Device > Software Update. Unfortunately, the company is yet to confirm broader update plans for the Galaxy Note 5.
To recall, Samsung last month suspended all productions of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone and also halted sales worldwide. The company in a desperate move also advised customers to stop using the device following reports that units were catching fire. In India, Samsung launched the flagship phablet for 2016 at Rs. 59,900.

Recently, the South Korean giant launched Android 7.0 Galaxy Beta Program for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. We expect the Android Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge to roll out soon.

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Cell Phone Comparison Review: Samsung, HTC, Nokia and iPhone

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No-contract cell phone plans are common, but not widely talked about among business owners. Most of the time, you hear about the major carrier brands because they provide an “all you can eat” unlimited type plan and that appeals to the busy owner. However, those plans come with a hitch – you get a lower cost of entry, but overall higher cost.

In this cell phone comparison review, I take a fast look at six smartphones: Three from Boost Mobile, two from new kid on the block, Aio Wireless (owned by not-so-new-kid, AT&T) and one from Ting.

[From left to right: Samsung S4 from Ting; Samsung S3, HTC One, LG Optimus 7 from Boost Mobile; Nokia 720 Windows Phone and iPhone 5 from Aio Wireless.]

Four of the phones included in this cell phone comparison review are Android-based smartphones. Although they are running nearly the same operating system (OS), they are far from the same. Manufacturers decide to build their hardware for a specific version, let’s say Android 3.0, and then create an interface or skin that is unique to that particular device. The look and feel is mostly the same, but not entirely.

What May Not Be Obvious

In the no-contract cell phone world, you purchase your phone for cash. There is no subsidy from a major carrier here. There’s no long term contract (as the name implies) and usually no penalties if you decide to move to another plan or provider, depending on the phone. You pay on a month-to-month basis, and sometimes prepaying several months to a year ahead gets you a greater discount. Some of the no-contract providers have special offers, on a certain phone, that helps reduce the cost.

On the surface, all smartphones are relatively the same. Each of them is a powerful little computer that can do some or all of the tasks you might do on a laptop. In fact, I have used a Bluetooth keyboard with several of these to type out a document in Evernote as well as on the mobile version of Microsoft Word. I have built simple spreadsheets and recorded presentations.

As you can see in the image below, I have put the HTC One SV on a tablet stand along with a Kensington Bluetooth keyboard. The tablet stand is called the iSlider from Rain Design. I use it with a variety of mobile devices and find it works well and travels well. Some days, this is all I have in my bag. Sure, the screen is small, but it backs up to the cloud and I pull it up on my laptop when I’m back on my main machine.

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Now, to the cell phone and service reviews.

Cell Phone Comparison Review

Samsung S4

I wrote a review of Ting with the S3 and the company also sent me the S4 to review. Hands-down, this is the fastest, most powerful smartphone I have used and you can even hook your S4 and view it on a television.  I love their “Savings Calculator” to help consumers and business owners pick the options that work best.

I currently pay about $15/month for my base plan which includes 100 minutes, 100 Mb of data, and 100 texts ($3 for each option, then $6 for phone/line cost). Hard to beat. Loads of phones to choose from, including used ones and the ability to bring your own, if your existing phone works on Sprint.

Boost Mobile sent me test devices for the next three phones (pictured: white, red and black, in order). While the devices are awesome, it is the plan that really stands out. They offer what they call “shrinking payments” which allows you to reduce your bill by paying on time. You can get your bill down to $40/month for a pretty good unlimited plan.

Samsung S3

While this loaner is not mine, I have and use the S3 daily. I use the voice recorder constantly for dictating posts, but also love the powerful speaker capability on this phone. There’s a little sound “boost” option while in speakerphone mode that helps in noisy situations.

The S3 is not much different than the S4. Since I use both nearly every day (my wife owns an S4 that I mess with regularly), I only see small differences. As above, the S4 is faster. If I were purchasing another today, I would opt for the S3 because you get most of the goodness in a lower cost phone.

HTC One SV

A sweet, little phone that fits really nice in your hand. It has a slight velvet feel that gives it some grip. It is an Android-powered phone, but HTC has its own skin or theme that makes using it vary a bit from other Android phones and takes only a few minutes to get used to.

LG Optimus F7

Elegant and fast, I found this phone to offer the strongest and fastest data connection with better than average performance downloading files. That could be Sprint, but my Ting phone is on Sprint as well and the F7 was much faster.

Without getting too technical, I think LG has some advantages under the hood that Samsung hasn’t cracked yet on the data access part.

Nokia Lumia 620 Windows Phone

Okay, full disclaimer: You have to love Windows 8 to love this phone. If you have been using another operating system, it will take a bit of learning to adapt to this interface. However, it did have some neat features that neither Android nor Apple had.

You can point your phone at a nearby street or neighborhood and it will display all the area businesses at a glance. You can then click through to see more about that business. The overall interface is slick, but it just takes a bit of getting used to. Other than that, it works like any other smartphone.

Apple iPhone 5

One of the downsides to some of the no-contract cell phone plan providers is they don’t get the newest phones first – those go to the major carriers with more subsidy dollars to spend. However, hats off to Aio for coming out of the gate with great new phones.

At the time they sent me the media loaner, the iPhone 5 was the newest phone from Apple. Of course, this is a powerful iPhone and you’re either a fan or you’re not. But you really cannot go wrong with an Apple product.

Aio Wireless phones are very affordable and the smartphone plans start at $55/month. They have a ‘bring your own phone’ option too, if you have an eligible existing phone that will work with one of their SIM cards.

No contract plans are not for everyone, but for those who don’t mind paying upfront for their phone, it is a great option. You can save a bundle on the monthly costs and justify moving from most major carrier contract plans.

What provider/plan are you currently using?

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Samsung Flow Connects Tablet, Computer — Even Your TV

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Samsung has unveiled Flow, a new device handoff feature that will eventually let you start an activity on one device and move it to another.

This means you could eventually get an email notification on your smartwatch then switch to your smartphone or tablet to read. Finally, you could switch to your laptop when you’re ready to type a response, all without leaving the application or even the document you’re currently working with.

If this whole concept sounds familiar, it is. Just recently, Apple introduced Continuity, another handoff feature available on devices running the company’s new OS X Yosemite operating system.

The caveat: for Samsung Flow to work, all your devices will have to be from Samsung.

The company gives a brief overview in this demonstration video of just how Samsung Flow will eventually work:

As you can see, Samsung claims the feature will eventually work over a full range of media products — including your TV.

This means, when Flow is implemented, you will be able to receive notifications of phone calls even while you’re watching television — if you wish to, that is.

There are three main features to Flow, according to a report from The Verge. Those features are called Defer, Transfer, and Notify.

Using the Transfer feature, apps and other activities will be able to be switched among enabled devices. You will be able to switch work activities — like reading and editing a document — for example from one device to  another. But the Transfer feature could also be utilized for things like moving a video call from your laptop to your smartphone.

The Defer feature will allow you to put off an activity until later. When you Defer an activity, Samsung claims, it will be stored at the exact place you left off until resumed. That means an email or article you’re reading would resume at the same line where you stopped reading, for example.

As discussed earlier, the Notify feature would allow for some some notifications across all devices.

Incoming calls and low-battery warnings could appear on any device that’s connected to Flow, for example, Slash Gear reports.

To enable the Flow feature on a Samsung device, the Flow icon — a triangle-like design — would be selected opening a menu of options. To transfer an activity to another device, for example, you would choose from a list of available devices where you want your work to go.

Samsung Flow was just recently introduced to Samsung developers so it may be some time until it’s actually available on any of the company’s devices, according to Engadget. But the overview does give a hint at the kind of workflow flexibility Samsung users may be able to look forward to.

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Samsung in talks with LG Chem for new smartphone batteries

Samsung Electronics blamed faulty batteries for the problem in their flagship device Galaxy Note 7, which were recalled from the market. Photo: Bloomberg

Samsung Electronics blamed faulty batteries for the problem in their flagship device Galaxy Note 7, which were recalled from the market. Photo: Bloomberg

Bengaluru: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd is in talks with LG Chem Ltd to supply batteries for its new smartphones, the Nikkei newspaper reported, said people familiar with the matter.

Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone maker, scrapped production of the their flagship device Galaxy Note 7 and said the decision would take a hit to its operating profit of about $3 billion over the next two quarters.

The company had blamed faulty batteries for the original problem in its flagship device, but has given no indication about the cause of the overheating seen in the replacements.

The companies are discussing ways to supply batteries to Samsung’s new smartphones starting next year, the report said.

Samsung’s subsidiary, Samsung SDI Co. Ltd, is the dominant battery supplier for the Note 7, supplying around 70% of the batteries globally, according to analyst estimates.

Samsung and LG Chem were not immediately available for comment. Reuters

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Did In-House Testing Fail to Detect Samsung Note 7 Battery Problems?

Did In-House Battery Testing by Samsung Fail to Detect Note 7 Problems?

Samsung (KRX:005930) tested the batteries for the exploding Galaxy Note 7 in a self-owned lab.

It is the only manufacturer of smartphones allowed to test their phone batteries in-house, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The rest of phone makers must analyze their phone batteries at one of the 28 labs certified by the Cellular Telephone Industries Association (CTIA), a trade group representing the wireless communication industry.

Phone batteries must go through an experimentation and assessment process in order to comply with standards established by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Samsung officially stopped production of its newest device, the Galaxy Note 7, last week due to reports of the phones exploding, igniting and melting. This came roughly a month after it decided to recall and halt shipments of the product.

Is The Atypical In-House Battery Testing by Samsung to Blame?

The battery is the source of these potentially dangerous malfunctions. A representative for Samsung said that no problems were detected while at the internal testing labs, according to the WSJ.

“We are working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to investigate the recently reported cases involving the Galaxy Note7,” Samsung said in an official statement last week. “Because consumers’ safety remains our top priority, Samsung will ask all carrier and retail partners globally to stop sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7 while the investigation is taking place.”

But there have been reports of other Samsung products breaking down and becoming harmful.

Marie Terrio’s Samsung S6 Active mobile phone was “crackling and sizzling” in her front left pocket and burned severe gashes into her thigh and shin, according to an exclusive story for The Daily Caller News Foundation (TheDCNF).

Terrio went to the hospital and was treated for second and third degree burns that resulted from the combusting cellular device.

“My leg looked black and the pain was unbelievable,” Terrio told TheDCNF.

A California man is suing Samsung for intense burns allegedly caused by his Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

Batteries are the identified cause in the majority of examples of overheating or exploding mobile devices.

Samsung testing its own batteries seems like it could potentially be a conflict of interest, in which a manufacturer may be more likely to green-light a battery for reasons of profit motive.

John Copeland, a former employee of Motorola who now works at a battery test lab in Atlanta, said that cellphone developers would use their own labs because it would help maintain secrecy over the products and the features.

Manufacturers are “very concerned about their proprietary information leaking out,” Copeland told the WSJ.

Copeland believes that the audits were thorough enough to ensure an absence of conflicts of interest.

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Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Launch Teased; C9 Again Tipped to Have 6GB of RAM

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Launch Teased; C9 Again Tipped to Have 6GB of RAM

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Launch Teased; C9 Again Tipped to Have 6GB of RAM
HIGHLIGHTS
Samsung’s Galaxy C9 Pro rumoured to launch alongside Galaxy C9
Samsung teases “Next level of antenna craftsmanship” for Galaxy C9 Pro
Galaxy C9 also leaked in Tenaa listing
Shortly after Samsung’s next metal-clad Galaxy C9 smartphone was teased by the company, new teaser images have surfaced online that seem to provide a closer look at the Galaxy C9 Pro. The new teaser images show the design of the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro, which is tipped to launch alongside the Galaxy C9.

In one of the teasers, the company promotes the design of the Galaxy C9 Pro and says, “Next level of antenna craftsmanship”. The teasers indicate that the new smartphone may be launched in Rose Gold colour as well. Unfortunately, no other details of the alleged Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro smartphone are available officially. The teaser was first picked up by Galaxy Club from Weibo.

Additionally, Samsung’s long-rumoured Galaxy C9 has reportedly passed Tenaa, the Chinese telecommunications certification authority. The listing reveals some specifications and images of the alleged device codenamed as SM-C9000.

According to the Tenaa listing, the SM-C9000 aka Samsung Galaxy C9 features a 6-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Amoled display; an octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz; 6GB of RAM; 64GB of inbuilt storage; a 16-megapixel rear camera, and a 16-megapixel front camera.
The listing claims that the Galaxy C9 will run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and will pack 4000mAh battery. It is said to come sporting dimensions 162.9×80.7×6.9mm, and weighs 185 grams. Some of the other details tipped by Tenaa listing include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, and fingerprint scanner.

To recall, the Samsung Galaxy C9 was previously leaked in a benchmark website Geekbench listing.

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Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge Update Reportedly Brings Select Note 7 Features

Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge Update Reportedly Brings Select Note 7 Features
HIGHLIGHTS
Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge said to be receiving software update
Update brings change to Always-On Display feature
Changes make the smartphones more like the Galaxy Note 7
With the Galaxy Note 7 production suspended, Samsung’s biggest hope of surviving in the premium smartphone segment is its flagship Galaxy S7 series. Now, several Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users are reporting that they are receiving a software update that adds Galaxy Note 7-note like features to their smartphone, specifically adding new functionality to the always-on display feature, among other features.

XDA Developer forum member first posted details of the update and wrote in a post, “Everything now is like Galaxy Note 7 AOD (always-on display) except the AOD notes feature and third party including the stock email app notifications is strangely not working!!” The firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is also said to add the new Clock to the always-on display.

(Also see: Google Pixel Phones Are Here to Fill the Gap Left by the Samsung Galaxy Note 7)

The new Always-On Display version 1.4.02 will set Clock, Calendar, and Image setting as default digital clock, and a new Calendar app replaces the old version. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users will be able to add their signature to Always-On Display. After the update, the Always-On Display will also show information about the music being played on the device.

The XDA Developer forum member however points that the new features aren’t fully functional on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Some of the issues reported include the fact that the selected layout wouldn’t apply to the S View Cover, and the display won’t show the count for messages/ calls received.

Release notes posted by a XDA Developer user shows that the Samsung is highlighting the fact that the new features will consume less than 1 percent of whole battery amount per hour.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has no doubt become one of the biggest debacles in the company’s history, and if a new survey is to be believed, the fire incidents have made a major dent in Samsung’s brand image. According to a recent survey conducted in the US, 40 percent of existing Samsung smartphone users “won’t buy another phone from the brand.”

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Samsung Signs MoU to Invest Rs. 1,970 Crores in Uttar Pradesh

Samsung Signs MoU to Invest Rs. 1,970 Crores in Uttar Pradesh

Samsung Signs MoU to Invest Rs. 1,970 Crores in Uttar Pradesh
HIGHLIGHTS
Samsung India said it would invest Rs. 1,970 crores in Uttar Pradesh
CM Akhilesh Yadav announced Samajwadi Smartphone Yojana scheme earlier
A manufacturing plant will be set up in Noida
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Monday between the state government and mobile phones major Samsung for setting up a manufacturing unit in Uttar Pradesh.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and senior Samsung officials. Under the agreement, Samsung would be investing Rs. 1,970 crores in the state.

A manufacturing plant would be set up in Noida and the company would also be making smartphones for the ambitious free Samajwadi Smartphone Scheme, announced by the Chief Minister. The scheme would be rolled out next year after the state assembly polls, if the Samajwadi Party (SP) returns to power.

Under the scheme, free smartphones will be given to bonafide residents of Uttar Pradesh – individuals over 18 years and having a minimum educational qualification of matriculation (having passed Class 10).
Thanking the Samsung management for deciding to make such a big investment in the state, the Chief Minister said the company had earned a name for itself across the world for its world class products. He added that production of refrigerators, televisions and mobile sets would come as a big boon for the people of the state.

Akhilesh Yadav further said that he was happy that Samsung had not only understood the wide market potential of the state but had also come forward to invest here as a result of the investor-friendly policies of the state government.

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Banned From Flights, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Is Being Replaced at Seoul Airport

Banned From Flights, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Is Being Replaced at Seoul Airport
South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics said on Monday that it will now offer replacement phones to Galaxy Note 7 users flying out of South Korea, after the US and other countries banned the device from flights.

Samsung took the step after it became apparent that transport authorities in the US, Canada, Israel and Japan have imposed a ban on carrying the Galaxy Note 7 device on flights, even if switched off or in airplane mode, following several reports of the gadget catching on fire.

(Also see: Carrying a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on a Flight? Be Ready to Face Fine)

“We set up a counter at Incheon (International) Airport where Galaxy Note 7 users can replace their phone with another phone of a different model,” a Samsung spokesman told EFE news.

Meanwhile, Samsung Electronics, which initially attributed the combustion instances to defective batteries, has initiated a large scale investigation into the matter after several replacement phones offered to customers following a September recall had the same problem.

(Also see: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall: The Name That Wasn’t Meant to Be)

The spokesman said engineers are “thoroughly reviewing every step of the engineering, manufacturing and quality control processes” to uncover the reasons behind the problem.

“We are looking into every possibility, and working around the clock to get the bottom of this issue,” said the representative of the Seoul-based firm.

Meanwhile, South Korean authorities have began a parallel probe in collaboration with Samsung.

In September, the company had recalled around 2.5 million units and was forced to permanently withdraw the device from the market when the problem persisted.

Samsung expects to incur operative losses of around $5.4 billion between July 2016 and March 2017 over the fiasco.

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5-megapixel
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Android 6.0.1
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64GB
Rear Camera
12-megapixel
Battery capacity
3500mAh
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7, a ‘Potential Fire Hazard’, Banned by 4 Australian Airlines

Samsung Galaxy Note 7, a 'Potential Fire Hazard', Banned by 4 Australian Airlines

Samsung Galaxy Note 7, a ‘Potential Fire Hazard’, Banned by 4 Australian Airlines
HIGHLIGHTS
Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Tiger Airlines have banned Note 7
Qantas in a statement to customers called Note 7 a ‘potential fire risk’
Several airlines across the world have now banned Galaxy Note 7
As many as four Australian airlines have banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from all flights
due to “potential fire hazard.” The ban by Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Tiger Airlines came into effect yesterday.

Qantas, which also owns Jetstar, issued a statement advising its customers that carrying Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices on-board was prohibited on all flights due to concerns regarding “potential fire risk” from the device’s battery after a number of incidents worldwide.

(Also see: Banned From Flights, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Is Being Replaced at Seoul Airport)

“The ban applies to devices being carried onto the aircraft, in carry-on baggage as well as check-in luggage. Other Samsung devices are not affected,” it noted.

Initially, the device was allowed if it had been turned off and not charged during the flight.
(Also see: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Use Banned on All Flights in India)

Virgin Australia, which owns Tiger, issued a statement, saying: “The use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices is currently prohibited on all Virgin Australia and TigerAir Australia flights and the complete ban announced today is an additional safety measure.”

The ban has come after US Department of Transportation issued an emergency order to ban the gadget on all flights to and from the country on Friday.

Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker, has stopped the production and recalled all Galaxy Note 7 phones and replacements following reports of exploding batteries and fires.

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Front Camera
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Rear Camera
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