Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Verizon’s Galaxy S5 is Getting Marshmallow Today

Late Friday afternoon, Verizon updated its Galaxy S5 software support page with today’s date, a sign that an update would be arriving. We figured it might be a major update to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, since the T-Mobile variant had recently received a similar honor, but because they left out details on the page, we weren’t sure and held back on sharing the news. Then, this morning, they included update details, confirming our suspicions – this is Marshmallow. 

According to Verizon, Galaxy S5 owners will see software version VRU2DPD1 and Android version MMB29M (Android 6.0.1). The update, with the jump to Marshmallow, includes Google Now on Tap, Doze, better application permission controls, WiFi Calling, a newish TouchWiz skins with new icons, and Ultra High Quality Audio.

To see all of the new details, hit up that source link below.

To grab the updated, head into Settings>About phone>Software updates>Check for new updates.

Via:  Verizon

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OnePlus Will Let You Review the OnePlus 3 Early

To kick off the week with a Monday announcement, a Monday that just so happened to be a pretty major holiday here in the US and is not exactly a great day to announce anything that might be headed this way, OnePlus unveiled a program for the upcoming OnePlus 3 that could land you one ahead of time, for review. The program is called “The Lab,” and it works as a “peer review” program that involves 30 of OnePlus’ biggest fans reviewing the OnePlus 3 to deliver a “comprehensive community review.” 

How do you get signed up? Well, you get to apply, not just sign-up. OnePlus wants anyone who is a fan of OnePlus to apply and sell themselves on why they would be the perfect candidate for early review. You have 500 words to do so, but if you have reviewed other products in the past, linking to those reviews could and probably will be beneficial.

OnePlus says they are doing this because the community built OnePlus and they want to give back and blah blah. It’s the same story all small companies pitch to their biggest fans, which is fine. I’m just not sure I fully understand the point of a “comprehensive community review” from the biggest OnePlus fans, a group that isn’t exactly going to go into a review unbiased and open to criticizing the product in front of them from the company they already love. But hey, marketing!

As of right now, over 8,500 people are on the list and OnePlus plans to choose 30.

If you are interested in pitching your services to OnePlus for a chance to review the OnePlus 3 early, head over to The Lab here.

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