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Samsung Galaxy Alpha availability has been detailed for the UK, Germany and Canada. The slender Galaxy smartphone with a metal frame will be hitting all three countries within the next few weeks.
The UK will be getting the Exynos octa-core model and it will be resealed on September 12. You will be able to get it for free with a two-year contracts starting at £34.50 per month (Phones4U). Of course you can get a SIM-free unlocked flavor for £500 (Clove, Unlocked-Mobiles) or £515 (Expansys). It appears though that the contract-free version will launch with some delay on September 22.
We also found various retailers offering the Samsung Galaxy Alpha on pre-order in Germany. The lowest price we were able to find is €565 from HandyAttacke and it will ship on September 26. Amazon DE has it listed for €600 with estimated delivery on October 19. The German Galaxy Alpha will also run on the Exynos Octa chipset.
Finally, Samsung Canada announced the availability of the Galaxy Alpha. The Canadian unit will be powered by the Snapdragon 801 chipset with a quad-core Krait 400 CPU running at 2.5GHz. It will launch on September 26 for CA$699. If you opt for a two-year contract with Bell the Galaxy Alpha price will be slashed to CA$149.95.
Samsung has announced the availability of the Galaxy Note Edge in Canada. The device, which was spotted up for pre-order on Best Buy Canada website a couple of days ago, is priced at CA$400 on-contract, or CA$900 outright, and will go on sale in the country on February,18th. Both Rogers and Bell will sell the device, which will be available in Charcoal Black.
"The Galaxy Note Edge is one of our most innovative and unique smartphone designs to date, which once again demonstrates that we are listening and responding to our consumers," - said Paul Brannen, Executive Vice President, Mobile Solutions, Samsung Canada.
The key selling point of the Galaxy Note Edge is the curved display present on its right edge. The Edge Screen helps busy Canadians get more done on-the-go with incoming calls, texts, emails and alerts appearing neatly contained in the Edge panel without interrupting your main screen experience, Brannen said.
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
Follow Our Odin 3 Tutorial to know How to Safely and Easily flash the firmware above manually, if you don't want to wait for the update.
We reported before that Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 LTE variant has already got its official Android 5.0.2 update earlier last month. Today, Samsung has just started Rolling-out the same Official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop to the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 Wi-Fi (SM-P900). The update is Available Over-the-air (OTA) and via KIES in Canada.
The Update packs Android build 5.0.2 Lollipop (Build Date June 5, 2015) with lots of new features, improved multi-tasking mode, new lockscreen, new notifications panel, Updated TouchWiz UI for Tablets with Material Design along with various Bug fixes and performance improvements.
You Can download the Official Lollipop 5.0.2 Firmware for your Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 from our YouFirmware section below.
Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 Firmware Details:
- Model Name: GALAXY NotePRO 12.2 WiFi
- Model: SM-P900
- Country: SIO
- Firmware Version: P900XXU0BOF2
- OS: Android Lollipop
- OS Version: 5.0.2
- Build Date: June 05, 2015
- Changelist: 5043235
- PDA: P900XXU0BOF2
- CSC: P900OXX0BOF1
Use our Odin3 Tutorial to find out how to flash this firmware into your Samsung device safely and easily.
Two of the major telecom networks in Canada have started to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge on their networks. As you might have probably guessed from our revealing title, it's Telus and Rogers. The update comes in accordance with Rogers' previously declared March 20 deadline and that's always good to see.
The firmware version released for the Galaxy S7 is G930W8VLU2BQB6 and for the Galaxy S7 Edge, it's G935W8VLU2BQB6. Rogers and Telus joins the rest of the carriers in Canada now as Bell, Virgin Mobile, Wind Mobile, Freedom Mobile and SaskTel had already released Nougat for the two handsets on their networks quite a while back.
Did you receive this update yet? If you didn't, then you might have to wait for a few days before being auto-prompted. Alternatively, you can check it out manually for peace of mind. Head over to Settings > About phone > Software update and search for it.
Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones now.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Three major carriers (Bell, BellMTS and Rogers) in Canada have now officially released the much awaited OTA update which will upgrade the Galaxy S6 to Android N. The same update for the S6 Edge has been pushed out previously by Rogers, Bell, Virgin Mobile, Fido Mobile, Sasktel, EastLink, Videotron, Koodo Mobile and Telus. There might be a few names that we are missing here.
Globalive Wind Mobile, EastLink, Fido Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Videotron had previously released the S6 Nougat update package for their users some time ago and now these three join them. The Galaxy S6 will receive slight variations of firmware version G920W8VLU5DQD1 , depending on the particular carrier. The Galaxy S6 Edge have already been receiving Nougat in the form of firmware version G925W8VLU5DQD1 for a while now.
Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)