Apr 10 AT 6:02 PM Dima Aryeh 17 Comments

AT&T, Verizon and Sprint remove Download Booster feature from Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

When Samsung announced the Galaxy S5, it also revealed a new feature called Download Booster, which combines your WiFi and data connection to boost download speed significantly and allow you to download files much faster. This isn’t the first time that we’ve seen such a feature, but a native implementation of it will probably be far superior.

Unfortunately for most of you in the U.S., you’ll never see Download Booster on your Galaxy S5, because AT&T, Verizon and Sprint have all stripped the feature from their variants of the device. It’s not known whether this decision was made to limit usage of their data networks or if it’s just more of the evil B.S. we’re used to from the carriers.

Luckily, T-Mobile has kept Download Booster in its Galaxy S5. Not only that, but the carrier is actually hyping it on its Twitter account. Good on you, T-Mobile, for being the least evil carrier of the big four. And the other three, well, I’ll spare you the tirade. Bastards.

If you want to show your support for a less-controlled phone market, hit up T-Mobile for your next cellphone plan. Even if you don’t, though, you have to admit that this is ridiculous. What are your thoughts on the situation? Tell us in the comments!

Via: Droid-Life

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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