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20 Most Debated and Popular Phandroid Articles of 2014

2014 was a very busy year for us here at Phandroid. In typical Android fashion there were tons of new devices, new device categories, software updates, and much more. We’re looking back at all the most debated and popular Phandroid posts from 2014. Enjoy!

Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade for the Samsung Galaxy S5 starts rolling out

Samsung isn’t always the first company that comes to mind when thinking of manufacturers who deliver the most timely updates to the latest versions of Android, but they seem to have been inspired by the latest major release of Android 5.0 Lollipop. The upgrade is now rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S5 users… in Poland.

Leaked Android Lollipop firmware for Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives in flashable form

Folks with Nexus devices aren’t the only ones who can begin playing around with Android 5.0 Lollipop. A recognized developer has leaked a test build of the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5’s Android Lollipop firmware.

Report: Samsung missed Galaxy S5 sales expectations by 40%, looking to relieve JK Shin of duties

The news for Samsung just keeps getting worse and worse. The South Korean company found itself on a bit of a skid in 2014, missing revenue and profit estimates left and right, and now word has it their flagship Galaxy S5 hasn’t performed nearly as well as they expected.

Sprint’s Black Friday 2014: $200 off Samsung Galaxy S5, up to $300 off JBL and Harmon-Kardon audio equipment

Sprint has announced their Black Friday deals for 2014. The effort by the Now Network this year is quite moderate, though if you’re in the market for a Samsung Galaxy S5 or some new audio accessories you’ll want to see what they have to offer.

Watch this: Samsung Galaxy S5 running leaked Android 5.0 Lollipop build [VIDEO]

When Google showed off Android 5.0 Lollipop’s new Material Design aesthetic during this year’s Google I/O, the first thing we thought about was how this would translate to the custom skins offered by OEMs like HTC and Samsung. Just before we kick off the weekend, the boys at SamMobile are quenching a little bit of […]

Virginia judge rules police can order a suspect unlock their phone via fingerprint (but not passcode)

If you’re a privacy nut, it seems it could be more secure to lock down your smartphone with a passcode than a fingerprint. That is, if you’re concerned with the police snooping through your phone.

Samsung Galaxy S5 said to get Lollipop as early as December

Samsung was caught teasing Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 earlier in the week suggesting the company was well underway on the big update for the big phablet. But what about the Samsung Galaxy S5? Rumors say to look forward to December.

The Snapdragon 805 equipped Galaxy S5 Plus quietly appears on Samsung Netherlands site

Samsung has quietly listed the Snapdragon 805 equipped Galaxy S5 Plus on their site in the Netherlands. Wonder where else this phone will pop up next?

Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play edition makes another appearance on official Android page, this time running Android Lollipop

After showing up on Google’s official Android page back during Google I/O (where the page received a nice facelift), the Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play edition is showing up yet again on the site.

Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 & other top Android flagships [CHART]

Like previous Nexus devices, the 6th Nexus comes with a lot of hype. Today we can finally call it official. Of course, the Nexus 6 is not the only big Android phone in the world. As per usual we’ve put the Nexus up against the best devices on the market right now.

Logitech’s new Galaxy S5 case offers rugged protection and integrated 2,300mAh battery

Introducing the Logitech Protection [+] case for the Galaxy S5. Provides military grade protection and an 80% boost in battery life. More details in the post.

This is Android L with TouchWiz on the Samsung Galaxy S5 [VIDEO]

It’s not often we get an early look at new firmware, but the folks at SamMobile have acquired a Samsung Galaxy S5 loaded up with Android L and what will be the latest version of TouchWiz once the duo finally arrives.

iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5: Camera Comparison

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 or Apple’s iPhone 6? Fanboy allegiances aside, there will be lots of people making that decision over the next year. Among the primary questions people ask when trying to pick their next smartphone, “which has a better camera?” is among the top. In this comparison we put the devices head-to-head, taking nearly identical pictures with each device across a range of environments, and hopefully helping you understand what to expect.

iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 (and Android)

The iPhone 6 is finally here, and with it comes a hype that only Apple can produce. Regardless of what features they stole from Android, the iPhone 6 will undoubtedly be a huge success for Apple. In the Android World we also have a device that prints money for its maker: the Samsung Galaxy S5.