We posted earlier about the array of new gestures and commands available in Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. While the phones aren't scheduled to be available until April 10, some T-Mobile stores, including a local store we contacted, have the devices on display currently, meaning you can try out the new accessibility features before you buy. If you go to a store and find a phone, you can go to Settings, Accessibility, Vision and enable Galaxy TalkBack. Be sure to enable Galaxy TalkBack as opposed to the Google version. Our previous post lists the gestures that should be available. The Galaxy S6 on T-Mobile should contain the same accessibility features as other carriers. If you're able to try out the phone, let us know what you think in the comments.Category: News
I stopped into a T-Mobile store a few months back to check out the nexus 6 at the time. They had it right there that I could hold in my hand, but the store rep said that accessibility options could not be turned on on the store demo model. He said that the demo is restricted. Is this not necessarily true? I think it is ridiculous if the store demos of phones are limited in this kind of a way and even worse if he was just blowing me off or something.
J.J. Thursday, 02-Apr-2015 11:11 PM ET:
I can't speak in this instance personally, but do know some people have successfully tried out accessibility features on the S6 at a T-Mobile store. I know that Verizon demo phones will reset after a time so they are always fresh, so I needed to have someone turn back on accessibility after the demo reset. It may also be possible to use voice commands to turn on speech feedback, though I have not tried this.
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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.