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Samsung is preparing for a new Galaxy S6 variant, as the Korean giant used to with every new flagship, it will get an "Active" version with tougher build. Today, Samsung Galaxy S6 Active SM-G890A has been spotted on Samsung's official User agent profile website... this still only a rumor thought.

 

This rumor isn't really backed-up by much information and for now the sole thing that hints at the Galaxy S6 Active is the model number. The mystery device is branded as SM-G890A, which some people speculate is very similar to the model number of the AT&T version of the S56 Active, namely SM-G870A.

 

Source [UAprof]


Galaxy A6 Active

 

Today, the first Press Photo (above) of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active has been leaked on twitter, The Photo showcase the device in a light and dark camouflage color schemes, which are likely designed to further enhance its already rugged appearance with AT&T logo on the back.

 

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, model number SM-G890A, is said to pack a generous 3,500mAh battery. The latter is significantly larger than the 2,600mAh unit of the Originial Galaxy S6 SM-G920.

 

Battery capacity aside, we can reasonably expect that Samsung Galaxy S6 Active will keep the same top notch specs as the Galaxy S6. They include 14nm Exynos 7420 SoC, 5.1" QHD Super AMOLED display, 16MP main camera, and 5MP front-facing unit.

 

VIA [Twitter]


Galaxy S6 Active

 

AT&T just announced its Samsung Galaxy S6 Active with the same 5.1" QHD Super AMOLED display and Exynos 7420 CPU chipset as the original Galaxy S6. The S6 Active adds IP68 and Mil-STD-810G-certified protection that can submerge the handset to up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes and it's completely dust-proof along with radiation, thermal and shock protection.

 

Galaxy S6 active

 

Galaxy S6 active also brings another upgrade over its vanilla sibling it comes with a 3,500 mAh battery a substantial 40% increase in capacity and there's also built-in wireless charging. Everything else is the same as the Original Samsung Galaxy S6 in terms of software.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 active will go on sale in Camo White, Camo Blue, or Gray starting June 12. You can get it for $0 down on AT&T Next for $23.17 with 30 device payments on Next SM 243, $28.96 per month at 24 payments on Next 18, or $34.75 per month at 20 payments on Next 12.

 

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Galaxy S6 Active

 

Last week, Samsung and AT&T announced the Galaxy S6 Active with IP68 and Mil-STD-810G-certified protection. Today, AT&T has the Galaxy S6 Active available for purchase in gray, camo blue and, camo white colour options.

 

The handset will set you back $200 on a regular 2-year contract and $695 without any agreement. It is also available for $23.17 per month on AT&T Next 24 plan, $28.96 a month on Next 18, and $34.75 a month on Next 12.

 

S6 Active

 

If you aren't already aware, the Galaxy S6 Active is a rugged version of the company's Galaxy S6 flagship. It comes with IP68 and Mil-STD-810G-certified protection, which means that you can submerge it to up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes. The device is completely dust-proof and packs in a 3,500 mAh battery.

 

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Galaxy S6 has been considered prettier in comparison to its earlier versions because of the thin, sleek and shiny design. But ironically these are the features which make this phone not suitable for usage in harsh conditions like constructions or mining. Samsung took note of this and came up with a new variant with similar hardware configuration along with design changes.


So we have the Galaxy S6 Active, a rough and tough version of the phone that comes with a built-in case. Although it is not looking as good as the S6, but the phone body has a better build quality and it can sustain in bumpy conditions. The sad part is that the updates are rather slow and it is getting the upgrade to Android 5.1.1 quite late.


Along with the latest version of Android Lollipop, Samsung Pay will also be shipped to the device. The update with build number G890AUCU3BOJE has been released as an OTA, and it will be rolled out in phases, so it might take a few days before the users get a notification to update the software. To update the device manually you can always go to Settings » System » About device » Software and check for the update.


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As expected, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active will only be offered by AT&T, as it was with the Galaxy S6 Active in 2015. A new leak has unveiled this information to us along with more. The S7 Active will weigh in at a heavier 185g with a measurement of 9.9mm in thickness. Other changes include a much larger 4,000 mAh battery and of course, the tougher build we have come to associate with Samsung's Active series.


The differences more or less end there as this is virtually the same phone, albeit with a few enhancements. You will find the same SD 820 SoC, 5.1-inch 1440p AMOLED panel, 4GB RAM and identical front and back cameras with Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 running it all like a boss.
If you are wondering how come we are almost sure about the release date then the answer is simply, rumors. Rumors throughout the last year or so have been dead on and since all leaks regarding the S7 Active point towards a June 10 release date, we are putting our chips on that date. As far as we know, the S7 Active won't be available anywhere else other than the US, at least not for the moment.


Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)





Unlike most of the leaks and rumors that we usually get to know about, this one was accidentally leaked by one of Samsung's own applications. Samsung Level is an app that is available for download on the Google Play Store and the Galaxy S7 Active is clearly mentioned as one of the supported devices in the description section. Now that the discovery has been made, the question is what else could the S7 Active bring to the table that the S7 does not already have?


Anyone who is familiar with Samsung's Active line of smartphones knows that they are usually waterproof, dustproof and overall tougher versions of the current flagship handsets from Samsung. This is a trend that was made popular with the Galaxy S4 Active and it has since been continued. What has spiked our interest in the matter is that the S7 is already quite resistant to liquids and dust to begin with and has more or less been endowed with most of the features that one would expect from the South Korean giant's Active line-up.


If we were to assume that this was not a mistake and the S7 Active is actually coming, then we will probably see a larger battery and both the capacitive navigation buttons would most likely be replaced with physical buttons. Other changes might include a more robust casing and greater water and dust resistance rating that's even higher than that of the S7. We will keep you posted as more facts come under the limelight.

 



The S7 Active is a rugged version of the regular S7 that's exclusively available in the US and only under a contract from AT&T. This model was supposed to take protection for the S7 to the next level with its rubberised exteriors and bumper casings. However, it has flunked the water-resistance test, according to Consumer Reports. Strangely enough, the regular S7 and S7 Edge had passed the same tests without any issues previously.



The team at Consumer Reports had put a Galaxy S7 Active into a water tank that was pressurized to 2.12 pounds-per-square-inch to mimic the exact pressure which the device would have to face if it was submerged under five feet of water. After 30-minutes, the device was taken out and it was found that the non-responding display showed multiple obtrusive green lines. Small water bubbles could be seen near the two camera sensors and after a few days, the phone became unusable.


The second test under similar conditions with another S7 Active resulted in the phone's display turning off every few seconds and the camera sensors showing water droplets as before. Additionally, this one had even let water sip into its SIM card slot. This unit became dysfunctional within a few days as well. Considering that this should not happen as the IP68 certification guarantees that the device can resist water damage for up to half-an-hour under five feet of water, we were surprised and disappointed. In the light of these test results, we would advise against any water related experiments with your S7 Active for now!


Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



The Galaxy S8 Active is once again coming to AT&T, just as last year and the year before that. If you are not exactly aware of what the "Active" version of Samsung's Galaxy S-series smartphones are, then know that they are fundamentally the same smartphones, with the only differences being a bigger battery and better protection against shock, dust and water. In that regard, the S8 Active will be the more durable version of the regular Galaxy S8. Considering how fragile the S8 and S8+ looks, we would say that's good news for AT&T users.


The news was leaked by SamMobile and although the site did not have any images of the Galaxy S8 Active, it did leak two important pieces of info to all of us. Firstly, the S8 Active will be codenamed Cruiser and secondly, the device will have the model number SM-G892A. The bigger battery which usually accompanies all Galaxy S Active smartphones is the main attraction for us and if you would like to get your hands on one as well, you may have to wait till June.


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While the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are fantastic devices, there are a few things about the two smartphones that are not exactly perfect and the underpowered 3,000mAh battery on the regular S8 is one of those things. The S8 Plus on the other hand has a decent enough 3,500mAh battery, but it isn't anything to write home about either. However, the Galaxy S8 Active will change all that with its 4,000mAh battery when it comes out. It's a shame that it will be exclusive to the United States and that too on AT&T only.


Check out the images in this article which comes to you thanks to a Samsung employee in possession of a Galaxy S8 Active prototype in San Francisco. The phone is going to be made mostly out of polycarbonate with metal on the sides for extra protection. There will not be an Active button on the S8 Active, unlike all its predecessors but it will sport the Bixby hardware button just like the regular Galaxy S8s. All other specs are the same, but the model number on this one will be SM-G892A. Are you waiting to pick one up?

 

Via: SamMobile


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If the title did not strike you as odd, then that's because you probably don't know about the history of Samsung Galaxy S Active series. Till date, AT&T has been the only carrier to launch and sell the Galaxy S Active series of smartphones. However, according to a recent report by Evan Blass and a number of other rumors, Samsung is about to break the Active series out of the exclusive partnership deal with AT&T to make the S8 Active also available on other carriers such as Sprint and T-Mobile.


The Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892A) became available for purchase from AT&T back in August, but it seems like the rugged handset will become available across other networks by the time the Holidays arrive (or sooner). Interestingly, we have also seen another model of the S8 Active appear on Wi-Fi Alliance for testing purposes, which had the model number SM-G892U. As "U" most likely stands for "Unlocked," we wouldn't be surprised if Samsung is planning to release an unlocked version of the durable handset as well.


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If you thought that tablets are way too flimsy, Samsung has just released the Galaxy Tab Active 2 which can take a hit and then some! Exclusive to the US, the device is internally the same as any other Galaxy Tab 2, but on the outside, it's quite literally a beast. The MIL-STD 810 certification guarantees that the Galaxy Tab Active 2 can survive through high pressure, extreme temperatures (hot or cold), rapid vibrations and even drops from heights that would shatter other lesser tablets. Additionally, it also sports a standard IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.


While we all would like our devices to be a bit sturdier than they generally are, this may seem a bit excessive to many, until they realize that Samsung has a specific crowd in mind for the Galaxy Tab Active 2. Apparently, this is tablet for employees who must work in the harshest of conditions. While targeted primarily at businesses, those that love camping, trekking and mountaineering might have use for the tab Active 2 as well.


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Android Lollipop is now on over 300 million android users, before the Marshmallow arrives in the near future. Google's not-quite-current operating system now accounts for 23.5 percent of active Android users, a healthy 2.5-point boost from what you saw just one month ago.


Currently, there are about 30% still on Jelly Bean, and about 38% KitKat, but it's clear that all those new devices and upgrades are starting to add up. The real question is whether or not that momentum will last.

Marshmallow is arriving relatively quickly, and shouldn't suffer from the early performance and battery life woes that kept some people from upgrading last year. If the newer release catches on quickly, Lollipop might not reach the lofty adoption rates of its predecessors.


More info: Android Developer


 



Google has published the latest Android platform distribution shares, unveiling that Marshmallow - which is the newest variant of its Android mobile operating system - is now powering 0.7% of all active Android devices across the globe. That's marginally more than the December figure of 0.5%.


Lollipop in the meantime got 3% increment in share, touching a total of 32.6% this month. But, KitKat retains the top spot with 36.1% Android market share, though there is a little bit decline from the 36.6% share reported in last month.


You can see screenshot above for the summary of the change in market share.


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Google has just published the Android platform distribution up to June 1st,2015. Last month, Lollipop was trying very hard to reach 10% of all Android installs, and it finally did manage to get there.

 

Android

 

What's more ? Android Lollipop is now powering 12.4% of devices worldwide, if we count both releases called that together. That said, KitKat is still the prevailing version among devices out there, reaching 39.2% of the market this time around. Interestingly, KitKat's share has been dropping steadily for a couple of months or so perhaps those Lollipop updates are starting to make themselves felt.

 

The three iterations of Android collectively called Jelly Bean are still (together) in second position, with 37.4% share right now, down from 39.2% a month ago. Then we have Ice Cream Sandwich with 5.1% (down by 0.2%), Gingerbread with 5.6% (down by 0.1%), and Froyo with 0.3% (which, surprisingly, is flat).

 

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Whatsapp

 

WhatsApp, the well-known popular mobile messaging service has crossed another major milestone recently. The company CEO announced on Twitter that WhatsApp is now service over 600 million monthly active users.

 

The CEO was quick to point out that it's active users, that is, people actually using the service everyday, and not just registered users, which would be a bigger number but a lot of those people won't actually be using the service. This makes the milestone all the more impressive and shows once again just how popular WhatsApp is.

 

 

 

 




Note: This is the LTE version of Galaxy Tab Active.  The Galaxy Tab Active is a ruggedized tablet that is built enterprise-ready, productivity-ready and solutions-ready to meet the everyday demands and security needs of business users. It is especially effective for use in rough workplaces that involve proximate outdoor use thanks to a bundled protective case, water/dust resistance, an 8" daylight-readable LCD screen and long battery life with a user-replaceable battery.

The official firmware is Available for download on our YouFirmware section right away, in case you don't want to wait for the OTA update to hit your device.


Model Name: Samsung Galaxy Tab Active (WiFi)
Model: SM-T365
Country: Poland (XEO)
Firmware Version: T365OXA1BOK1
OS: Android Lollipop
OS Version: 5.1.1
Build Date: Nov 3, 2015
Changelist: 6168076
PDA: T365XXU1BOK1
CSC: T365OXA1BOK1

Download Here


Don't forget to use our ODIN3 Tutorial to learn how to manually flash the Firmware above into your Samsung device safely and easily.


 


S4 active

 

Official Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update is Rolling-out to Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-I9295. The update package is currently available Over-The-air (OTA) in Finland and other Nordic countries.

 

S4 active lollipop

 

The Lollipop 5.0.1 update packs many new features along with an update TouchWiz UI and a lot of performance enhancements. The user who sent us this screenshot above reported that the update is running very smooth on his device. Other Galaxy S4 variants are still waiting for the update.

 

Galaxy S4 Active Firmware Details :

 

Model: GT-I9295
Country: Finland
Version: Android 5.0.1
Changelist: 4101211
Build date: 16.02.2015
Product Code: NEE
PDA: I9295XXUDOB4
CSC: I9295NEEDOB4
MODEM: I9295XXUDOB4
PAGE: samsung.youmobile.org

 

 

Thank you Lahiru HLG for the screenshot!


Samsung galaxy s5 active

 

After the Original Galaxy S5 got it's official Lollipop update, Samsung is currently rolling-out the official Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the Galaxy S5 Active variant. The update package is now available Over-the-air (OTA) and via Samsung KIES too.

 

The first rollout for this update is happening in Europe's Nordic region. People who purchased Galaxy S5 Active units from the countries making that up can expect to see an update notification pop up soon. The file size for the download will be around 1.4GB, keep that in mind if you wish to get it via your carrier's network.

 

After successfully installing the new software, you'll be running Android 5.0, build G870FXXU1BOB4. If you haven't received the update notification yet, you can manually check by using the option in Settings > About phone > Software update.

 

Samsung Updates Page


S4 Active lollipop 5.0.2


Samsung's official Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update is currently Rolling-out to Samsung Galaxy S4 Active (GT-I9295). The update package is currently available Over-The-air (OTA) in Italy and some other regions, this is the first S4 active firmware to be released this month after a long period of no updates (since last month).

 

Galaxy S4 active

 

The New Lollipop 5.0.1 update packs many new features along with an updated TouchWiz UI with Material Design, Bug fixes and performance enhancements. Samsung also updated some of its stock Apps on the TouchWiz too. You can Download the latest official S4 Active firmware from our YouFirmware Section Below.

 

Galaxy S4 Active Firmware Details:
- Model Name: Galaxy S4 Active
- Model: GT-I9295
- Country: Italy (ITV)
- Version: I9295XXUDOB4
- OS: Android Lollipop
- OS Version: 5.0.1
- Build Date: February 16, 2015
- Changelist: 4101211
- PDA: I9295XXUDOB4
- CSC: I9295ITVDOB1
DOWNLOAD FIRMWARE

 


S5 Active lollipop 5.0

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (SM-G870W) official Android 5.0 Lollipop is currently Rolling-out. The update package is now available Over-the-air (OTA) and via Samsung KIES in Canada. Samsung has already released the same update to the S5 Active International variant (SM-G870F) back in March.

 

The 5.0 Lollipop update brings an update TouchWiz UI with Google Material Design, new lockscreen, new notifications panel, updated system apps, project volta, better LTE connectivity along with various bug fixes and performance improvements. You can download the official firmware only from the YouFirmware section below.

Galaxy S5 Active Lollipop Firmware Details:
- Model Name: Galaxy S5 Active
- Model: SM-G870W
- Country: Canada (Bell)
- Firmware Version: G870WVLU1BOE1
- OS: Android Lollipop
- OS Version: 5.0
- Build Date: April 4th, 2015
- Changelist: 4823996
- PDA: G870WVLU1BOE1
- CSC: G870WOYA1BOE1
DOWNLOAD FIRMWARE

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We have good news for our readers in the US as the Samsung Galaxy S Active has finally started to receive the December security update. One can argue that we are already nearing the end of the first week of January, but then again, these updates seldom reach the intended handsets in time. Also, carrier versions of a smartphone usually receive their updates a bit later than unlocked variants, as the file has to go through an additional layer of customization from the carrier.


The OTA file is landing on handsets with an AT&T connection only, which isn't surprising of course, given that the Galaxy S7 Active is exclusively available on AT&T. The 45MB firmware package has the build number MMB29M.G891AUCS2APL1 and brings with it everything that Android has fixed and patched in the month of December. That is it though; it isn't the Android Nougat update some of you might be waiting for. Then again, you cannot really expect the S7 Active to receive the latest from Android even when the regular S7 and S7 Edge haven't! Nevertheless, we did here about a Nougat based firmware update being released for a very few select S7 series of handsets yesterday.


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AT&T recently completed releasing Android Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5 to all its users in the US. Now the company has just started to release the same OS upgrade for all the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Active users on their network as well.



The OTA file comes in at a size of roughly 1.22GB - 1.36GB and that's true for all the three devices. You will find that there's less bloatware on your device after the update as AT&T Address Book and MobiTV applications will be removed post update. The April SMR release for Android devices is included in the package, along with some of Samsung's own security patches and performance enhancements for the handsets. In addition to everything that comes with the Android Nougat OS, a refreshed UI, Samsung Pass and Samsung Cloud should also become accessible from the three smartphones now.


Via: SamMobile


Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.


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For those that are not familiar with the Galaxy S8 Active, let us inform you that it's an extremely rugged and durable version of the regular Galaxy S8 that's available both on AT&T and T-Mobile at the moment. Unfortunately, in spite of having the same internals, the S8 Active had not received the Android Oreo update yet, but recent reports are indicating that is not the situation anymore. S8 Active users on AT&T are seeing the update arrive on their devices now, so you should check your Software Updates section too.


The update comes in firmware version G892AUCU2BRC5 and is expectedly hefty in size at roughly 1.2GB. Thankfully, the March security patch from Google and Samsung is also included in the OTA package. Although the official AT&T page doesn't yet have any specifics mentioned on it, this news seems pretty authentic.



Check out our firmware section to find all the latest updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.


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