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And while we’re not talking about the best, it’s also worth noting that Samsung and LG have both released their own smartphones.
That’s great news for those of us who prefer the old hardware.
There are a couple of caveats here though, and one of them is that the Android 4.4 KitKat update is not included with any of the unlocked devices we’ve tested so far.
However, if you’re a Samsung user, the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7, and Galaxy S8 will all be receiving Android 4, or at least the version that will be supported by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other carriers.
The S6 has already been unlocked, but it’s not expected to be available until April, with the Galaxy Note 5 expected to launch in the second half of the year.
LG has also released its own Galaxy Note, but that’s only available through a special pre-order program.
The HTC One M8 is expected to arrive in April, but its price tag is also unknown, with LG and Samsung both saying that pricing will be determined in the coming weeks.
If we’re lucky, it might be cheaper than the S6’s $1,399 price tag.
It’s a very good sign that Samsung has finally been able to bring its phones to the market.
The company has been working to build up the hardware that would make its phones appealing to the smartphone consumer for years, and now it has a new platform that can provide the same experience for those that want to go a bit bigger and go with a different look.
This is great news in my book, because Samsung is clearly building its own brand that will appeal to more of its users.