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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge — 8 Things You Should Know

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge — 8 Things You Should Know

March 02, 2015Swati Khandelwal
A whole lot of things gone in the official kickoff of Mobile World Congress 2015 , but a unique phone with a curved screen on both sides of the device acquired everybody’s attention. That’s what unveiled by Samsung late Sunday. Samsung has officially unveiled its next-generation flagship Smartphones — Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge . This time, the company didn’t just focus on the specs and features, but also on design — unique and sleek. 1. EYE-CATCHING PREMIUM DESIGN Both Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge comes with a sleek glass-and-metal body on the front and back. On one hand, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has a screen that curves around both sides with a comfortable grip, giving the phone a much smarter look. While, the Samsung Galaxy S6 has the most beautiful appearence to ever exist in the entire Samsung's S series. The new Galaxy smartphones are made of 'stronger metal' and comes with the toughest glass, Corning Gorilla
Developers Raise Bounty of $17,600 for First to Root Samsung Galaxy S5

Developers Raise Bounty of $17,600 for First to Root Samsung Galaxy S5

May 27, 2014Swati Khandelwal
It has been months ago since the release of Samsung’s latest Smartphone, Galaxy S5 and we have seen a portion of International units receive root, but a couple of the carrier variants including the developer edition of Samsung Galaxy S5 for Verizon and At&T hasn’t been in the list, sadly. The Interesting part is that till now no hacker has found a way out to gain the root-rights of the Verizon as well as AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S5. Now, the Verizon and AT&T users who own Samsung Galaxy S5 are reportedly itching to get Android rooting technique for their devices, so that they can do tons of things such as customizations, patching apps, installing third-party ROMs etc. This situation is something unacceptable to the developers and Galaxy S5 users, and finally the senior members of XDA developers in collaboration with the group of Verizon and AT&T customers have started a Crowd funded Bounty program for achieving the root on Verizon and AT&
Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Easily Get Hacked

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Easily Get Hacked

April 15, 2014Mohit Kumar
Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint feature promises an extra layer of security for your smartphone, which also lets you make payments through PayPal. But does it really secure? Just three days after the launch of the Galaxy S5, Security researchers have successfully managed to hack Galaxy S5 Fingerprint sensor using a similar method that was used to spoof the Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 5S last year. FOOLING FINGERPRINT SENSOR SRLabs researchers recently uploaded a YouTube video, demonstrated how they were able to bypass the fingerprint authentication mechanism to gain unauthorized access just by using a lifted fingerprint with wood-glue based dummy finger. The S5 fingerprint scanner allows multiple incorrect attempts without requiring a password, so an attacker could potentially keep trying multiple spoofed fingerprints until the correct match. PAYPAL USERS AT RISK Samsung Galaxy S5 users can also transfer money to other PayPal users just by swiping their finger on the sensor, but
Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy S5 has a Fingerprint Scanner

Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy S5 has a Fingerprint Scanner

February 18, 2014Mohit Kumar
After the huge success of Samsung galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Tablets, the world’s most successful Android manufacturer is going to reveal its brand new Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S5 next week at Mobile World. Early in 2014, rumors suggested that Samsung Galaxy S5 will have Fingerprint Scanning technology like iPhone 5s . Fingerprint scanners are slowly becoming a popular feature for high-end Smartphones, and just yesterday the rumors turned out to be true and SamMobile has confirmed that Samsung Galaxy S5 device will come with a Biometric sensor capable of taking Fingerprint scans to unlock the Smartphone device. How it will work?  Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor will be implemented into the Galaxy S5’s Home button. The sensor itself works in a swipe manner, which means that you would need to swipe the entire pad of your finger, from base to tip, across the home key to register your fingerprint properly. Unlike Apple's iPhone 5s Touch ID
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