Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 now in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 29 January, 2015 – Samsung Electronics South Africa has confirmed the local availability of the GALAXY A3 and GALAXY A5.

The devices feature refined full metal body designs that are 6.9mm and 6.7mm thin, respectively. Both the GALAXY A5 and GALAXY A3 will come in a variety of colours, including Pearl White, Midnight Black and Champagne Gold, to accommodate the personal style and preference of their diverse users.

Review

We have been promised that a review unit will be provided as soon as possible.

I must admit that I am rather excited although I am somewhat skeptical as to why it is running on an older version of Android.. That for me might be a deal breaker.

Availability

The devices are available through Samsung Experience stores, leading retailers and local mobile operators.

How much does it cost?

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Call+ – not accessible to blind users on Android

What is Call+?

Call+ is an app with in-app purchases but, essentially you can make phone calls to regular phones to a number of countries absolutely free.

 

There are versions for both iOS and Android.

 

I downloaded the app from the Android Playstore and installed it on an LG G2 running Android v4.4, KitKat with the Talkback beta installed.

 

The installation of Call+ took a few seconds on my 3g connection.

 

Upon opening the app, I was asked to enter my own phone number to
initiate the app.

 

The list of countries was easy to navigate and I managed to select South
Africa reasonably quick.

It would be nice if I could just type in the first few letters but, hey,
I only have to do this once so, no big deal.

 

After I have selected South Africa, I entered the rest of my phone
number in the edit field just below.

And a little further down, there was a start button with terms and
conditions just underneath that.

 

I double tapped on the start button to continue and was asked to confirm
if my number is such and such.

 

Here I was given two options.  I could edit my number by double tapping
the edit button or the ok button if I was satisfied and yes, my number
was entered correctly so, I decided to proceed.

 

When I double tapped ok, I was told that an sms was sent to my number.

 

This sms contained a 6 digit code that I then entered into the provided
edit field.

 

On this screen, you are also able to request for the system to phone you
instead with a code.  By proceeding, you also acknowledge that you agree
with the terms and conditions.

 

Upon completing the entry, it just jumped to the next screen without
warning.

 

Everything on this screen was 100% inaccessible.

 

The app on Android is useless from this point on.

How developers can make such mistakes is beyond me.

It is almost as if they are doing this intentionally.

 

I contacted the developer so, let’s see what kind of response I’ll be getting from them.

Web site and download

Visit the Call+ web site at www.callpl.us.

You can download Call+ from the Android Playstore or from Apple’s Appstore.