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Galaxy S6 mini

 

Samsung has already two variants of its latest flagship, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The Korean giant is now preparing to release a third variant with a smaller design, lower specs and lower price to be called "S6 mini".

 

Galaxy S6 mini

 

Today, First Samsung Galaxy S6 mini live photos leaked, it shows a small 4.7-inch metal-unibody device with similar design as original Galaxy S6, but no curved display. We still have no official information regarding the specs of this device.

 

S6 mini

 

The Galaxy S6 mini is rumored to pack a Snapdragon 808 SoC, 2 GB RAM, 4.7" screen with 720p resolution, and a 15 MP rear camera but the rear-glass body is still unconfirmed yet. It is expected to launch on August,13th along with Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+.

 

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Although there hasn't yet been any official confirmation to this, reports suggest that the Galaxy J3 (2016) and the Galaxy S5 mini will receive their Android M updates sooner than later. In fact, the update has been due for a while now as the versions released in the US and South Korea were launched with Android Marshmallow 6.0 right out of the box.


The Galaxy S5 Mini was released way back in 2014 and back then, it was launched with Android KitKat 4.4.2 inside. It was upgraded to Lollipop 5.1.1 by Samsung in 2015 but there is one more major upgrade that the handset is entitled to. According to one of SamMobile's reports, the Marshmallow firmware for the S5 mini was seen at the Wi-Fi Alliance recently.


All its major smartphones from 2014 - 2016 have either been already updated to Android 6.0.1 by the Korean OEM or is in the process being updated, but one cannot help but feel that some of them are arriving a bit later than they should have. The Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A8 are some of the other models that are still awaiting an upgrade to Marshmallow and hopefully, that wait won't stretch much longer than it already has.


Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)


HTC One mini 2 lollipop

 

Many HTC users are still waiting for their Android 5.0 Lollipop update to reach their device. Sadly, today we got some bad news for the One mini 2 owners. Due to performance related issues HTC has officially Canceled the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the HTC One mini 2.

 

The News came from HTC's official twitter account responding to user query about the One mini 2 update release date. HTC said that it "Lollipop on the One mini 2 will not provide an optimal experience".

 

This may be caused by limited hardware capabilities or performance issues as the HTC One mini 2 is powered by Snapdragon 400 and a 1GB LPDDR2 RAM.

 

 

Also, YouMobile is launching a New HTC Official Updates Page to track all Android Lollipop update being released for HTC devices worldwide, we Track the updates so you don't have to, Coming soon on HTC.YouMobile.com

 


HTC ONe mini

 

Few weeks ago, HTC has confirmed that HTC One mini 2 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update has been canceled due to performance issues. Today, HTC also confirmed via twitter that the Original HTC One mini won't be getting the Lollipop update.

 

 

The original One Mini was launched back in 2013 shortly after the original One M7. Considering the newer One Mini isn't getting the update, it's no surprise that the older one isn't either. However, this is rather unbecoming of a company to launch phones under the flagship brand name and then just leave them out in the cold later when it comes to updates.

 

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If the latest rumor from Taiwan is to be believed, then Samsung is planning to release a smaller version of its 2016 flagship smartphone. Many believe that the S7 mini will be released into the market in an attempt to compete with the upcoming iPhone SE. This idea seems even more plausible once you realise that Samsung had recently discarded its tradition of releasing "mini" versions of Galaxy S devices when it skipped on the Galaxy S6 mini last year.


As per the rumor, the S7 mini will sport the same Snapdragon 820 or the Exynos 8890 chipset as its bigger sibling, but a smaller 4.6-inch display and only 3GB of RAM. There is a possibility that the iPhone SE will be powered by the same Apple A9 chip, along with sharing other features of the 6s like Apple Pay, NFC, Live Photo and Touch ID. The iPhone SE may not have 3D Touch though. It makes sense that after learning how powerful the iPhone SE probably will be on release, Samsung has also decided not to skimp on power with the S7 mini.


The same 12-megapixel camera that is on the back of the S7 is rumored to make it to the S7 mini too, but with the additional feature of 3x optical zoom. If you consider that all of this will be encased in a body that's only 9.9mm thick, the S7 sounds like a fantastic device. However, the alleged 720p resolution might be a bit of a letdown if it actually makes it to the final version. We will soon find out if there is any truth to this rumor and when we do, you will know about it right away.


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Galaxy S4 mini plus

 

Recently, Samsung canceled the Android 5.0 Lollipop Update for the original Galaxy S4 mini. Today, the company has just released a new variant called Samsung Galaxy S4 mini plus (GT-I9195I). It improves on the chipset, while keeping everything else pretty much the same. This variant will get updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop later this year.

 

Galaxy S4 mini plus

 

The I9195I Galaxy S4 mini plus features a 4.3" Super AMOLED qHD screen and runs on the Snapdragon 410 chip with a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, Adreno 306 GPU and 1.5GB of RAM. Besides the power boost everything else stays the same the 8MP camera with 1080p video recording, a 1,900 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat pre-installed.

 

galaxy s4 mini plus

 

The device is currently available for sale in many EU countries, including Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria. The Galaxy S4 mini plus (aka S4 mini VE) is priced at €239, but we were able to find it on as low as €190.

 

Source (Samsung)



Ending all rumors and speculations, Samsung has indirectly confirmed the existence of two things yesterday. The first is of course Bixby; the digital AI based voice assistant, which will presumably debut with the Galaxy S8. Samsung Pay Mini is the second premature revelation that was made, confirming the existence of the independent online payment service.


As you can probably guess, Samsung Pay Mini is a minimalistic version of Samsung Pay. It can only be used to make payments via the internet on websites, unlike its bigger brother Samsung Pay, which has a much larger scope in that department. The voice assistant Bixby will work in tandem with the payment service to presumably enable voice-based financial transactions.



Even though we are stating that these have been confirmed by Samsung themselves, they are not yet "official" in the true sense of the term. The "confirmations" were gathered from the Samsung Pay Beta page on the company's own website, after these two were mentioned in certain references. We are excited to see Bixby in action and check out at least some of what the AI assistant can do when Samsung (reportedly) reveals the S8 at the MWC Barcelona in February.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


Moto 360 mini

 

We are still waiting for Motorola to reveal its upcoming next-gen Moto 360 smartwatch (Moto 360S), it has been leaked online already several times. However, today, we got some photos of a smaller version of the Moto 360S.

 

It looks like that Motorola is working on a Moto 360S mini variant. it is shown in the image above by itself, but it also gets compared to the original 360 in the shot below. This leak pretty much confirms the hypothesis that Motorola is working on two sizes for its new wearable, emulating Apple's deeds in this space. We first heard that something like this would happen earlier this month.

 

Moto 360 mini

 

The small variant of this year's Motorola smartwatch will apparently be called Moto 360S, while the larger one (which should sport the same screen size as its predecessor) will go by Moto 360L it seems. And yes, both of them will keep the 'flat tire' display design introduced last year, we won't see any full circles this time around either. The two models launching in 2015 should have different screen sizes and different battery sizes at least. There's no word on the display size or resolution with this mini version.

 

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Galaxy S5 mini lollipop

 

We have reported before that Samsung Galaxy S5 mini has been confirmed to get Android Lollipop update. Today, the first official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini duos (SM-G800H) is rolling-out. The update is available Over-the-air (OTA) and via KIES in Russia. Other regions and S5 mini variants will be getting the same update in the next few weeks (during October - Late November).

 

S5mini

 

This is the first Lollipop firmware for the Galaxy S5 mini, luckily the S5 mini users will enjoy the latest Lollipop build 5.1.1 directly. The S5 mini Lollipop update packs all the goodies, a new TouchWiz UI with Material Design, New notification Panel, New lockscreen, better multi-tasking (recent apps window), updated system apps, power-saver mode, security fixes, performance improvements and various bug fixes.


You can download the S5 mini Lollipop firmware right now from our YouFirmware section with a fast link with no registration or log-in required. Check some of update screenshots below.

 

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Galaxy S5 mini duos Lollipop Firmware Details:
- Model Name: Galaxy S5 Mini
- Model: SM-G800H
- Country: Russia (SER)
- Firmware Version: G800HXXU1BOI2
- OS: Android Lollipop
- OS Version: 5.1.1
- Build Date: September 18, 2015
- Changelist: 5841973
- PDA: G800HXXU1BOI2
- CSC: G800HXXU1BOI2
DOWNLOAD FIRMWARE

 

Don't forget to use our ODIN 3 Tutorial to learn how to manually flash the Firmware above into your Samsung device safely and easily



Although it has been more than three years since the Galaxy S4 Mini was officially launched, it's good to see that it has not been totally forgotten. Those who are using the S4 Mini in Europe under a contract from Vodafone will soon be receiving a prompt to update their devices, if they haven't already. The update in question is the security patch for the month of September, which will address a total of 66 bugs and vulnerabilities on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS. The package has been released following a similar OTA update that was rolled out for the Galaxy S4 a few weeks back.


To check for the update manually, go to Settings > About device > Software update and see if it's there yet. Even if it isn't there, expect it to arrive within the next week or so. Once you download and install the security patch, the firmware version should change to XXUCPI1 on your device. Unfortunately, this isn't an OS upgrade, which means that the S4 Mini will still be running on the dated Android 4.4.2 KitKat as always. There has been no news regarding a similar update for the unlocked version of the Galaxy S4 Mini yet.


Head over to http://forum.youmobile.org/downloads/ for all the latest updates for your handset.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


S5 mini

 

Samsung promised to update the Galaxy S5 mini (SM-G800) to Android 5.0 lollipop just like the Original Galaxy S5. Today, Samsung France official twitter account replied to a user tweet asking about release date of the S5 mini Lollipop update, Samsung FR confirmed that that S5 mini will get update during Q2,2015 (starting on April).

 

 

 

 

Currently, Samsung is very busy updating the original variant of the Galaxy S5 along with the S5 Duos version too. The Update will brings the latest TouxhWiz UI with Material Design, new lock-screen, removing bloatware apps and improving the performance of the device.

 

Source [Twitter]


S4 mini

 

Samsung has already rolled-out its Official Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update to the Galaxy S4 I9500 and some of it variants. We were awaiting for the Galaxy S4 mini I9515 Lollipop update confirmation for more than 2 months now, Today we've got some bad news for all S4 mini users. UK Carrier, Three, has just officially received a confirmation from Samsung that the Android 5.0 Lollipop Update for the Galaxy S4 mini has been Canceled due to Memory Limitation.

 

 

 

 

YouMobile team reached out to ThreeUKSupport via twitter and they confirmed that non of the S4 mini variants will get the Lollipop update. Just to remind you, the S4 mini packs a 8GB internal memory (only 5 GB available for the user) along with 1.5 GB RAM (Only 768-900MB available for the user).

 

 

 

 

Samsung considered this specifications as "limited" and won't be able to provide a smooth Lollipop experience for the users of the S4 mini. However, Samsung France has already confirmed that Android 5.0 Lollipop update is coming to Galaxy S5 mini variant during the Q2,2015 period (April - May - June). Stay tuned for more Info!

 

UPDATE!

 

ThreeIreland just announced via its official Twitter (replying to a user query) that its Galaxy S4 mini official Android 5.0 Lollipop update is Approved and on its way, the Carrier explained that its UK firm updates is different from theirs and they have "Approved" the update version they got from Samsung after testing.

 

 

 

 

You can also check the Official Samsung updates Page for the latest Lollipop updates status and Firmwares.

 


Lollipop updates


A major confusion happened yesterday when UK branch of "Three" carrier tweeted that the Galaxy S4 mini will not be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop update due to Memory limitation, after few hours "ThreeIreland" branch tweeted that the S4 mini update is approved and passed the testing process.

 

Today, we reached out to Samsung to get a clearance about this. Low-end and mid-range users are NOT forgotten by Samsung, the Korean giant is working hard to bring Lollipop love to as many devices as possible, but time is tight.

 


Galaxy S4 mini Lollipop Update Confirmed

 

S4 mini confirmed

 

 

 

 

We reached out for more information from SamsungUK and ThreeIreland. Our Team got confirmation that the Galaxy S4 mini will indeed receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update but didn't specify any date.

 

 

So far all the Information points out that ONLY the Unlocked Galaxy S4 mini will get Android 5.0 Lollipop update, ThreeUK and ThreeIreland won't Roll-out the update after the device has failed their final Testing.

 

 

Plans for Galaxy Ace 4 and Ace Style

 

Ace 4

 

Our source also pointed out that Samsung is planning the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 and Galaxy Ace Style. The Update confirmed for some of the Samsung Galaxy Ace family, we still don't have a confirmed release date for the update yet but here's the list of the confirmed devices:

 

- Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 LTE (SM-G313F) - packs 1GB RAM Snapdragon 410 CPU
- Samsung Galaxy Ace Style LTE (SM-G357) - packs 1GB RAM Snapdragon 410 CPU
- Galaxy Ace Syle (SM-G357FZ) - packs 1GB RAM Snapdragon 410 CPU


Currently, there is no plans (not confirmed) to release the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the following device:

 

- Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 (SM-G357F) - packs 512 RAM and Snapdragon 400 CPU

 

The Galaxy Ace family Lollipop updates should start later this year. As for the Galaxy S4 mini, according ThreeIreland and ThreeUK the update won't be rolling-out to these carrier's varaints, only the unlocked S4 mini will get the update.

 


 

UPDATE (May,19th 2015)

 

The S4 mini update has been officially canceled by Samsung, More details Here.


s5 mini

 

Samsung already released Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Original Galaxy S5 (SM-G900) back in February. Other Galaxy S5 variants are still waiting for the update, Today we have good News for the Galaxy S5 mini (SM-G800) users.

 

Samsung will be Officially releasing the Android Build 5.0.1 Lollipop for the S5 mini variant according to SamsungDL support page and other confrimed reports we received, yes, the mini variant will get a newer Lollipop build than the Original S5. The update will include a new TouchWiz UI with Material Design, New notification panel, new lockscreen, updated default Apps along with the usual various bug fixes and performance improvements.

 

s5 mini

 

Samsung officially announced that it will be releasing Micro-updates to the Galaxy S5 and various other devices, so it won't take long until we see the same 5.0.1 update rolling-out ot the Original S5 too.

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is expected (ETA) to start rolling-out by Early Next month (June) but still there is no confirmed release date yet. The S5 mini firmwares will be uploaded on its YouFirmware section Here once they are Available.

 

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s4 mini no lollipop update


We here at YouMobile are always looking for bringing you the latest confirmed News and reports. Samsung has previously confirmed the official Lollipop update for the Galaxy S4 mini before, but this looks like is about to change... We reached our to our sources and samsung officials and we received a reply.


Sadly, the final decision of Samsung that the Galaxy S4 mini will NOT get the Official Android 5.0 Lollipop update, this is bad news for S4 mini users which were waiting for the update to hit the In-development status.

 

According to Samsung the Update was "Canceled" because the device didn't pass the Testing process as it has to be done before a major update released for any device. Here's the Email we got from Samsung regarding this matter (we can't disclose some information mentioned on the email due to legal issues/disclosure agreement).

 

Samsung Email:
"...the Galaxy S4 mini will not be getting the update to the latest Android version (lollipop). We decided that the update will not deliver the optimal user experience for our users, after comprehensive testing process..." - Samsung Mobile UK

 

Social Confirmations

 

Samsung's official regional branches and Three carrier also announced that the S4 mini update is canceled and won't be released. Here's some of the official posts by samsung denying the update release.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

facebook three s4 mini

 

facebook s4 mini samsung

 

We apologize for all S4 mini users for this confusion but Samsung cares more the user experience of its devices and the update will affect your experience with the device, However, Samsung may change its decision again after hearing your demands.

 

As a reminder, the Galaxy S5 mini variant is getting its official Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is the next couple of weeks.

 


Galaxy S5 mini

 

We have already reported before that Samsung has confirmed the Android Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 mini (SM-G800) on its website, but until now the update hasn't been released for this variant yet.

 

Today, SamsungUK has confirmed via its official twitter account that Galaxy S5 mini Lollipop update is "Coming Soon".

 

 

S5 mini

 

However, we still have no confirmation whether the upcoming update will pack Android build 5.0.2 or build 5.1.1 release, you can check the latest status of the S5 mini update on Samsung Official Updates Page. Stay tuned for more info!


Galaxy S5 mini lollipop

 

We have reported before that Samsung Galaxy S5 mini (SM-G800R8) has been confirmed to Get Android Lollipop update. Today, the first official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini (SM-G800R8) is rolling-out. The update is available Over-the-air (OTA) and via KIES in the United States for U.S. Cellular users. Other regions and S5 mini variants will be getting the same update in the next few weeks (by early October).

 

S5mini

 

This is the first Lollipop firmware for the Galaxy S5 mini, luckily the S5 mini users will enjoy the latest Lollipop build 5.1.1 directly, while the original S5 users are waiting for their 5.1.1 updates to start rolling-out. The S5 mini Lollipop update packs all the goodies, a new TouchWiz UI with Material Design, New notification Panel, New lockscreen, better multi-tasking (recent apps window), updated system apps, power-saver mode, security fixes, performance improvements and various bug fixes.


You can download the S5 mini Lollipop firmware right now from our YouFirmware section with a fast link with no registration or log-in required. Check some of update screenshots below.

 

s5 mini

 

s5 mini

 

s5 mini

 

Galaxy S5 mini Lollipop Firmware Details:
- Model Name: Galaxy S5 Mini
- Model: SM-G800R4
- Country: U.S Cellular (USC)
- Firmware Version: G800R4VXU1BOI1
- OS: Android Lollipop
- OS Version: 5.1.1
- Build Date: September 09, 2015
- Changelist: 5720691
- PDA: G800R4VXU1BOI1
- CSC: G800R4USC1BOI1
DOWNLOAD FIRMWARE

 

Don't forget to use our ODIN 3 Tutorial to learn how to manually flash the Firmware above into your Samsung device safely and easily



Just when everyone was starting to think that the S5 Mini was forgotten and abandoned by Samsung, the device has started to receive Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow. This is good news for S5 Mini owners across Europe and if you are in the region and yet have not been prompted for the OTA update yet, don't worry, you will be soon enough. You can also check manually from Settings > About device > Software update to verify as always.


The particular model number of the S5 Mini currently being upgraded to Marshmallow is SM-G800F and the firmware version is G800FXXU1CQA1. In addition to the OS upgrade, the package also contains the SMR release for the month of January, as expected. We know that a Nougat update is what most handset owners are looking forward to nowadays, but that's never going to happen for the Galaxy S5 Mini, at least not officially anyway. Nevertheless, you should see a lot of positive changes on your device after the update like added features, better security, improvements in stability and a better battery life.


Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest updates for your Samsung smartphone.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



It's mid-January now so it's natural that even Samsung's low-end handsets will start receiving this month's security update and we are about to report just that. The Galaxy J1 Mini and the Galaxy J3 (2017) are the latest Samsung smartphones to be updated with the January security update via OTA. However, we must admit that it would be very unfair to state that Samsung plays favorites when it comes to security updates because they really don't. For example, Samsung started rolling out the January patch for the Galaxy Tab A (2016) first and the tablet was certainly not a flagship model! Add that to the fact that even these mid-Jan updates have reached these two devices before the Galaxy S8 or the Note 8 and it suddenly starts to seem like Samsung actually focuses on releasing the monthly updates for their low-mid range handsets first.


The Galaxy J3 (2017) is receiving firmware version J330FXXU3ARA3 in Russia and Slovakia, while the Galaxy J1 Mini is receiving firmware version J105FXXU0ARA2 in Iran, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE and Kenya. Both updates will solve and address at least five bugs in the base Android OS and thirteen in Samsung's own UI software.



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


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

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