Just three days ago, Google announced the arrival of Android 5.1 and even highlighted some of the new feature for users. Although the Nexus devices are unsurprisingly first in line to get the update, roll out is equally unsurprisingly slow. That said, there is one huge reason why Nexus 6 owners might be excited to get the update, or even tempted to sideload it themselves, as soon as possible.
First you have to prove you're not a gimmick. Then it's just a matter of proving you're better. LG turned heads with the G Flex last year, an Android smartphone with a banana-like bend to it, only to be stung with criticism that its big idea was actually just too big for the hand.
Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, use the South Korean giant's very own Exynos SoC with the latest 14 nm manufacturing process technology. You won't find any Snapdragon model now because Samsung decided to utilize its own Exynos division on its latest phones unveiled at MWC 2015 earlier this week. The Samsung Galaxy S6 currently uses an Exynos 7420 chip.
Our Internet connections are getting crowded. With more and more people using the Internet, some on more than just one or two devices, networks are getting overloaded and over burdened. That problem is a bigger one for mobile carriers because their bandwidths are limited to a certain spectrum that they pay for.
Normally our Weekly Digest covers some of the most interesting news, events, and apps of the week. While the past days have had a few noteworthy bits and pieces, they pale in comparison to what we're looking forward to this coming week. In just the first two days alone, we'll be gazing at two or maybe even three high profile smartphones.
It's rumors like this that make you wonder if there's more to the breakup between Samsung and Qualcomm than first believed. It is, after all, not exactly unreasonable for the Korean manufacturer to push its own Exynos chips to the forefront, but little did we expect that it might be pushing Qualcomm out of its products in more ways than one.
We’ve seen Qualcomm’s new take on biometrics , it’s only now we realize it has a proper name – the Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID biometrics. It’s distinctly different from the way Apple and Samsung has envisioned biometric security for devices – that is, through a capacitive button.
Samsung seems to be really moving away from Qualcomm . Remember those talks about Samsung no longer using Qualcomm products because of overheating issues ? The South Korean giant didn't use a Snapdragon on the new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. The company decided to utilize its Exynos chipsetinstead.
According to a report, Apple is about to have Intel inside an upcomingiPhone model. While it won’t be the wholehearted effort Dell puts forth with Intel and mobile tech, Apple’s iPhone released in 2016 will reportedly have an Intel chip. The latest from Intel, their 7360 LTE modem, will reportedly have a home on the circuit board of 2016's iPhone.
The HTC One M9 is here, and it feels mighty familiar. The company’s new flagship, unveiled here at Mobile World Congress 2015 , takes the premium metal unibody of its predecessor and slots in a new chip, new camera, and tweaks what has already proved to be a popular design.
No doubt the Samsung Galaxy S6 is one of the best smartphones in the market this year. We've heard numerous positive reviews and have watched several stress tests already. It was even tagged as the Top 1 Performance Smartphone in Q1 by AnTuTu. Model was quickly followed by the Galaxy S6 edge for obvious reasons--they are very similar.
The disadvantage to setting the bar high is that you yourself might have trouble outdoing your own masterpiece. That definitely was the challenge facing OnePlus as it made plans to put out the OnePlus 2 , which it self-dubs as the 2016 flagship killer. Now that the cat is fully out of the bag, we take a cursory peek at what the OnePlus 2 really has to offer.
Ready for another flagship Android phone? LG is teasing us with an official 'Save The Date' invitation. The other South Korean tech giant is telling us that the next mobile device will be great. On the 28th of April, we'll be able to "See the Great, Feel the Great" wonder of their next flagship.
The Motorola Moto G 4G (the 2015 edition) has been released into the wild this week. This device remains the same in most ways - the same software and hardware, save the 4G-capable modem. It'll be released in the United States in the near future, but for now it's out in stores in the UK.
Bluebox Labs, a research outfit that tests security on mobile devices, recently put out some information pertaining to a specific Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone that they tested and found out that it was riddled with malware , was using a version of Android that was vulnerable to hacking, and basically failed at all the security tests they made.
Chromecast is perhaps the most popular digital media player stick in the market today but it's got a lot of rivals. There's the Amazon Fire TV Stick and the Roku Streaming Stick as the closest. There's a newcomer in gadget town and it's call the Qualcomm 4K Streaming Adapter. However, it's still not a final product, just a prototype so we can still see a few significant changes in the future.