AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Remove Download Booster from GS5

Posted by at 1:51 pm on April 11, 2014

Galaxy S5Samsung’s Download Booster, a feature of the Galaxy S5 meant to improve file download speeds, has been removed from the device by AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless.

The companies did not provide a reason for cutting the app. T-Mobile will be the only major U.S. carrier to support the feature. Download Booster splits file downloads between Wi-Fi and LTE in order to create faster speeds. Most people’s test have found the Download Booster only works with files from apps such as the Google Play Store, YouTube, Facebook, and the browser that are larger than 30MB.

Download Booster’s usefulness will vary depending on local network connections.

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