Samsung has confirmed that it’s hard at work on the next big Android phone. However, the company has a new problem. The phone is restarting itself after the user presses the power button.
I guess I can understand a company’s desire for a “blur-free” user experience. However, this is Samsung, and it’s not like the company can just stop trying to make a phone with a solid, clean, uncluttered experience. So I guess they should just stop trying to make a phone with a solid, clean, uncluttered experience, but we digress.
I hope that Samsung can fix its problem. The problems are too numerous to list here, but as you may know, there’s a lot of buzz about the new Galaxy S5. According to one report, Samsung will be launching the S5 in the U.S. and Canada on September 14th, and then globally on October 1st.
What a bunch of crap. I can’t wait for October 1st.
If you’re like me and have a Galaxy S5, that first day of launch is going to be a disaster. There’s a lot about the phone you won’t like and, as with any new product, it won’t be clear until it’s actually out in the wild. The thing is, Samsung’s been known to mess with the software and hardware of the S5 since it was launched, so it’s not like it’s been off-brand for a while.
I just got an email from my friend who said he was having the same problem, but was able to get around it after contacting Samsung. He said they had nothing to do with it, so I guess it is a Samsung issue.
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I was surprised when I first heard about, and got a good laugh about, the galaxy s5’s “boot-loop” issue. I figured it was just a hardware issue. Then I realized that the problem was the software, and not a hardware issue. I didn’t know it had a root cause until I got an email from someone on the Samsung forums saying that they had used the phone to send a message to their local power company. Apparently it was causing a problem with the network.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve had more problems with my galaxy s5s than I care to remember. In most of these cases I just went ahead and had the phone replaced. And those are just the cases of people who have had to buy a new phone. Some of those problems are pretty serious. There are some other cases where the phone has never had any problems with a problem.
Here’s why: These devices are meant for personal use. Most are meant for downloading, not browsing, and so they don’t really work.