Here's a second hot Samsung Galaxy Note 5 rumor for you folks this morning. Samsung just filed a patent with the USPTO for something called "Write on PDF." The patent application reveals that this feature will be a “computer application software for mobile phones, smart phones, tablet computers, portable media players and handheld computers, enabling users to annotate and save PDF documents, images and files.”
Additional rumors out of China regarding this new software patent suggest it will make a debut appearance in September during the announcement of the Galaxy Note 5. The intel reveals that it will be a new functionality attributed to the S-Pen on the Galaxy Note 5.
What do you guys think? Are there instances when you would want to write on a pdf file on your smartphone?
Here's an intriguing bit of intel from the world of Samsung. The images included in this post supposedly show the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus size compared to a regular Galaxy S6 Edge. What is surprising is that the "Plus" model is not that much bigger than the vanilla S6 Edge.
This means Sammy was able to squeeze a bit bigger screen into a similar space to their regular sized designs. Supposedly, the S6 Edge Plus dimensions will be around 154.45 x 75.80 x 6.85mm and will include a 5.5-inch display. If true, that means the S6 Edge Plus will actually hold a middle-ground marketing spot between the S6 Edge and the Galaxy Note 5.
Would that change your mind regarding this device?
On July 15th, Amazon is going a little crazy by offering up a special sale day that could be bigger than Black Friday. They are calling the sale, "Prime Day," and it is basically a way to get Prime members to part with large sums of money in exchange for a wide variety of merchandise.
Amazon specifically claims that "Prime Day" will include more deals than Black Friday. Here's a quote with the details,
The latest intel on the LG G Pro 3 phablet-style device is making the rounds. If accurate, it looks like LG will be pulling out all the stops for high-end specs on this next G Pro device. Here's what was shared in the leak:
6-inch 2560 x 1440 display
4GB of RAM
20.7 megapixel camera
8 megapixel front
32GB of storage with microSD
Iris Scanner technology
As you can see, this rumored device tags all of the top of the line features and functions you could imagine in a smartphone. We have a huge screen, powerful next-gen CPU, tons of RAM and storage (including an SD slot), and a great camera. The inclusion of Iris scanning technology isn't the first we have heard of this tech in phones, but it's still a big step forward.
Could this LG device put some serious market pressure on Samsung's Galaxy Note 5?
A video which is supposedly a 3D CAD rendering of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has appeared online. We can't find any third party corroboration of the legitimacy of this video, but it seems plausible. The video appears to be something put together by a third party case OEM, but that's pure speculation.
What's interesting about this case design is the subtle similarity to the Galaxy S6, yet it has a tapered back. We can also spot an S Pen slot on the bottom, along with protruding camera with flash/HR sensor on the back. The measurements of the device suggest it will stick with a 5.7-inch display size. If this is real, the only thing left to find out is what materials the device is made out of. Will it be a plastic back, or metal & glass like the S6 series?
"It might seem ridiculous, but it’s not the stupidest idea in the world. Video for Android Wear and YouTube allows you to search for videos using your voice and then beam them to your Chromecast-equipped television, so your watch can function as a wrist-based remote control".
A Chinese consumer protection group launched legal action against Samsung and Oppo stating that consumers lose too much storage space that they had paid for.
The council said, They started the legal action following a growing number of complaints about pre-installed Apps. They said people had complained about the amount of space the Apps took up and the difficulty removing these Apps. In addition, these Apps ate into data allowances when updated.
A study showed a standard Galaxy Note 3 could contain 44 pre-installed programs that could not be removed or were hard to disable. One Oppo phone tested was found to have 47 apps that could not be uninstalled.
Perhaps some of the Bloat is useful, but I still want the ability to remove them at will.
Removable Bloat or No Bloat. What are your thought?
Going over on my data package is not really anything that I have to worry about. I am luckily on a grandfathered unlimited data plan with Verizon. My family regularly uses over 60GB per month. We don't do anything stupid or crazy either. This data is mostly used watching youtube videos, netflix or streaming music and podcasts. We rack up the data pretty quickly.
If you are on a limited data plan you may want to change your browser to Opera. They have included a new feature called Opera turbo that strips the web of all the extra unnecessary content that hogs up all your bandwidth. It can even [reduce] the size of videos you stream. This one simple change could save you lots of money.
It seems like CyanogenMod is coming to new flagship devices slower than ever. Lollipop has made any kind of root or modifications a pain staking process for developers, which has really slowed down the process of building AOSP roms like CM 12.1. We are several months past the release of the M9 and Galaxy S6, but still neither device has a proper AOSP rom.
The Sony Xperia M2 is a bit older of a device which means it has already had dedicated developers. They have just released their version of Lollipop for the device. To install CM12.1 on your Xperia M2 you will need to be sure that you are bootloader unlocked with TWRP installed. Grab the rom and gapps from the links below.