We were excited to see Samsung incorporate something called the download booster into their new Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone. Download booster is a feature that allows the S5 to download big files much faster by using WiFi and LTE data at the same time, this allows portions of the file to be downloaded on WiFi and portions on LTE. Well now we are getting word that AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon will be removing download booster from their variants of the Galaxy S5. This feature appears to have been completely removed according to reviewers that have received early versions of the device.

We have no official confirmation from AT&T, Sprint or Verizon on whether or not this feature will be stripped out of the Galaxy S5 for good but we doubt that’s the case. Like the HTC One M8 on Sprint which received an update after it’s release that added Ultra Power Saving Mode, a feature that was supposed to be included on the phone at release, we think there will be a similar case with the S5.

Don’t fret if your on any other carrier other than T-Mobile and are planning on purchasing an S5, like said above we guarantee that if it does not ship on the S5 it will be included in a later update.

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Nicholas Terry

Nicholas Terry

(Author) - I am currently attending college to receive my degree in Computer Science with a pipe dream to someday work at Google. I love everything about android and smartphones and always love learning more about them or anything else tech wise. I also love developing Android apps and learning new types of code in my spare time. My current devices I use are my LG Optimus G and Nexus 7, Pebble watch is still on the way.
Nicholas Terry