The image above has surfaced across the Web yesterday. Will Samsung launch a special edition Iron Man Galaxy S6 Edge. Sounds like a winner to me. Right now it's just another rumor. We don't know if these photos are a Photoshop hoax or the real deal. We will keep you informed as additional information becomes available.
The Galaxy S6 has finally been unpacked and now it has been officially unboxed, but you won't be able to get it until a bit later this year. You can actually get a small taste of the Galaxy S6 on your device now. The stock Galaxy S6 wallpapers have been leaked. You can download them now and set them as your homescreen wallpaper. Head to the link below for the download.
If you are going to unlock your Moto E and install a custom recovery you will want to go ahead and grab the stock firmware incase you need to flash back to stock for warranty purposes or to unbrick. You should also be aware that Motorola devices no longer use RSD Lite and FXZ/SBF files. You will actually need to know a bit about running fastboot commands. You will also need to be sure you have the Android SDK installed on your PC or at least the proper fastboot.exe and adb.exe files on your PC. Extract the firmware to the same folder with your fastboot and adb file.
Navigate to your folder that contains the extracted firmware file in the command prompt. Then you will flash each of the following partitions in sequence being sure you get an OKAY.
The Motorola dev site allows you to quickly and easily unlock the bootloader of your brand new Moto E 2n Gen. Once you are bootloader unlocked however their will be an unlocked padlock on the screen during bootup warning the manufacturer or your carrier that the phone has been bootloader unlocked "warranty voided". You can actually remove this warning from the bootup screen pretty easily by simply flashing a custom boot image with the unlock padlock removed. You will need to be familiar with fastboot and fastboot commands which you would be if your device is already bootloader unlocked. Head to the link below for the files needed.
Last night Verizon posted their release notes for the Lollipop 5.0 OTA update for the HTC One M8. After seeing this we announced that the rollout had begun. Many of you checked in settings for the update and the update was not being pushed to your device. The same thing happened to me. Upon further investigation it looks like Verizon may have posted the release notes prematurely. The roll out has been confirmed for tomorrow by "Mo Versi" Vice President of HTC Product Management. He stated that the OTA roll out will begin March 5th for the VZW HTC One M8.
There are quite a few features in Sense that make the HTC One M8 stand out from their counterparts. One of the features that is really useful is the Power Saver feature. It changes some of the performance settings on your device for battery optimization automagically just by toggling it on. It adds some precious time to your battery life. The only real downside to this is the fact that it imposes a power saver icon in your notification bar. To get rid of this annoying icon you will need to be S-Off, rooted, and will need to run a few commands in the terminal emulator app.
-Open the terminal emulator.
-type "su" to grant super user permission
-type "pm disabled com.htc.htcpowermanager/.powersaver.PowerSaverNotificationReceiver"
Here's something that is slightly Off Topic, but still tech related...
According to sources in the know, we have a few more details regarding the teased HBO streaming movie service confirmed previously. The new service will reportedly be called HBO Now and will use new technology to make sure that people don't experience hiccups and outages while binge watching Game of Thrones.
Speaking of Game of Thrones, the source also confirmed that HBO plans to launch the service at the same time that the new Game of Thrones season 5 hits. This simply confirms previous intel on the subject. Another confirmation of previous rumors suggests the stand-alone (no cable required) service will be $15 dollars per month.
The only other new thing to report is that Apple is supposedly heavily courting HBO to work out a deal where they can offer the HBO Now service on the Apple TV. Supposedly, HBO is keen on the idea, but they also want to offer the service on as many other TV boxes as possible including: Roku, Xbox, Amazon and PlayStation.
Ohhhh... so many ways to fire up Game of Thrones for a weekend!!! April 12th cannot come fast enough!
Here's a fun bit of Off Topic news to share with you guys today!
For those of you who don't want any inkling of the next Avengers movie spoiled, you might want to avoid watching the third and newest trailer for the movie above. It doesn't give too much away, but it definitely does whet your appetite with a few more juicy details. In fact, it's as epic as you would expect it to be, and should do a great job of ramping up the excitement level to a fever pitch before the movie releases in May. Enjoy!
The list of Android smartphones that have received the Android 5.0.x Lollipop upgrade keeps ticking down. The latest to join it is the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. For the T-Mo Note 3, the build version is N900TUVUFOB5.
Amongst the awesome new UI features inherently included in this update because of Lollipop, we are also treated to some bug fixes for the venerable device. For more info, hit up the source link below. In the mean-time you can either patiently wait for the update to hit, manually get it, or frantically keep pushing the system update button for hours on end. We don't actually recommend that last option...
Obviously this is just a marketing tease, but it still has us intrigued. LG made the bold claim that they plan to launch a new smartphone that will be even higher-end, and stand at a higher tier than their flagship G series.
According to Juno Cho, CEO of LG Mobile, at MWC 2015,
That is a little vague, and Cho didn't elaborate on any details, but he did share the following.
Cho made sure to share that LG wasn't planning on leaving the G4 out in the cold though. He added,
What do you guys think? Is this a realistic goal for LG?