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The Fire Phone was initially priced at $199 on contract. Image: Amazon

The Fire Phone was initially priced at $199 on contract. Image: Amazon

There are a number of reasons why the Fire Phone was destined to be a flop, but perhaps the biggest was its price tag. At $199 on a two-year contract when it first made its debut, the device was as expensive as the Galaxy S5, even though its specifications weren’t as good.

Now Amazon’s senior vice president of devices has conceded that the retail giant made a mistake with Fire Phone pricing.

Android L running on the Galaxy S5. Video: SamMobile

Lollipop running on the Galaxy S5. Video: SamMobile

Samsung could be rolling out its first Android 5.0 Lollipop updates by December, say sources familiar with the company’s plans — and the flagship Galaxy S5 will be the first to get one. The release will feature a revamped TouchWiz interface that will better suit Google’s new Material Design guidelines.

The Galaxy S5 Plus on Samsung's Dutch website. Screenshot: Cult of Android

The Galaxy S5 Plus on Samsung’s Dutch website. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Samsung upset a lot of early Galaxy S5 adopters back in June when it announced the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, an improved version of the Galaxy S5 with a better display and a faster processor, just two months after the original first went on sale. However, it was only made available in South Korea.

Now a similar handset has popped up on international Samsung product pages with a new moniker — Galaxy S5 Plus — indicating a worldwide launch could be right around the corner.

Rooting your Galaxy S5 is super simple with CF-Auto-Root. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Rooting your Galaxy S5 is super simple with CF-Auto-Root. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Rooting your Samsung Galaxy S5 (and S5 Prime) or Galaxy Note 4 couldn’t be easier, thanks to Chainfire’s wonderfully simple root method, “CF-Auto-Root.” The tool provides users with the SuperSU binary and APK for root access under their pre-installed TouchWiz ROM.

Android L running on the Galaxy S5. Video: SamMobile

Android L running on the Galaxy S5. Video: SamMobile

Recent rumors have claimed that Samsung will be one of the first smartphone makers to bring Android L to its flagship devices following its public launch later this fall, and those claims have been bolstered by a new video that shows Google’s next-generation Android platform running on the Galaxy S5.

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