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by dgstorm at Jul 27, 2015
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If you own either the Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge on T-Mobile, then you might be "tickled pink" by a new update heading to your device. Not only does it add a few features and tweaks to your device, it also supposedly improves the battery life of your device. Here's a breakdown of the details

Let us know if you own one of these two devices on T-Mobile and if this update really did help your battery life.

Here's our dedicated Galaxy S6 Series section: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge General Discussions Android Forum at DroidForums.net

Source: T-Mobile - (1) & (2)
by dgstorm at Jul 27, 2015
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It looks like Google realized they packed too many features into Google+ and several of them were better served elsewhere. They have decided to offload a number of Google+ functions to different Google products and services. Here's a quote with the details,

If you are an avid (or even occasional) Google+ users, please sound off and share what you guys think of these changes.
by dgstorm at Jul 27, 2015
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How many of you folks would like to see one of these come to the US? LG apparently makes an Android 5.1, Lollipop powered flip phone in Asian markets (primarily Korea). It's called the LG Gentle, and it actually includes 4G LTE. It's specs are rather weak, but it seems kinda retro-cool. Here's a breakdown:
  • 3.2-inch 480 x 320 screen
  • 3-megapixel rear camera
  • 4GB of (expandable) storage
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • faux-leather back
I wonder what would it be like to actually dial physical buttons on a cell phone again... ;)

Source: LG
by dgstorm at Jul 27, 2015
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You know what happens when you have a birthday? You get presents! Today is apparently the birthday for the Google Chromecast as it has turned two! Instead of getting presents, Google is instead giving them away to celebrate the occasion.

Google is offering a free movie rental and access to 90 days of Play Music. What's really amazing is that Google is making this offer available for the rest of the year. It doesn't expire until December 31st.

Here's the link for more info and/or to take advantage of these offers: Offers from Chromecast
by dgstorm at Jul 27, 2015
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Samsung has found a clever new way to expand their mobile ecosystem into other markets. This time it's the PC monitor market that can help you maximize ownership of your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge. They just announced the SE370 computer monitor. Besides coming with top-notch specs for a monitor, it also comes with a built-in wireless charging spot where you can rest any of mobile device that supports the Qi wireless charging standard. Here are the full specs for the SE370 monitor:
  • Comes in either 23.6 or 27 inch size
  • Built-in Qi wireless charging port in the base
  • Full HD resolution (1920x1080)
  • 178-degree wide-angle viewing
  • 300cd/m2 brightness
  • AMD FreeSync technology
  • 4ms response time
  • HDMI, DP and D-Sub ports
The video above shows off this new Galaxy S6 "accessory," so you can get a glimpse of what you would gain with it. How many of you folks are in the market for a new PC monitor?

Source: Samsung
by dgstorm at Jul 27, 2015
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The OnePlus 2 announcement is going to kick off tonight. You can watch the event live and in VR if you have a VR Cardboard device and download an app from here: Google Play Store - OnePlus 2 Launch App.

Along with the press event tonight, the folks at OnePlus have setup a pre-registration to be invited to purchase the new device. Here's a link to that: OnePlus Invites - OnePlus.net

We won't be able to cover it live this evening, but we welcome our members to post all of the details in our dedicated OnePlus thread right here: OnePlus Smartphones Android Forum at DroidForums.net
by dgstorm at Jul 27, 2015
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Leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 are coming almost every day now (or at least several times a week). This time the two images we have are of an early Galaxy Note 5 prototype. What's worth noticing here is that the product does not have the rumored "auto-eject" S-Pen slot, and it doesn't appear to have a microSD slot (at least from what these images reveal).

Of course, the face design has some characteristics which point to a pretty early prototype (those ugly speaker grilles), so it's entirely possible that some of these details will change for the final retail device. Either way, it won't be long before we know all the final details as August is fast approaching.

You can see both images in the thread below and here is our dedicated Galaxy Note 5 section for further discussion: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android Forum at DroidForums.net

Source: Galaxy Note5 Nouvelles photos d un prototype
by DroidModderX at Jul 26, 2015
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That didn't take long at all. Carrier variants were just rooted and a few days later we have custom recovery for the T-mobile LG G4. With the device rooted it is super easy to install Team Win Recovery Project. The bootloader comes unlocked. All you need to do is grab the TWRP image, and download the flashify app. Enable oem unlock in developer options, and then flash the Twrp image in flashify. If you would rather flash it manually you can boot the LG G4 into fastboot mode and then enter a few commands in a command prompt.

You can use this to make a full backup of your system and even do full restores. Now that we have a recovery we should also start to receive roms. Head to the link below for the link below. Keep in mind that the device does need to be rooted prior to flashing TWRP.

via XDA
by DroidModderX at Jul 26, 2015
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Evan Blass of @evleaks has taken to the web again with some new information about the upcoming Motorola devices which will be announced at a special event next week! According to his twitter post we should see the release the next gen Moto X will be called the "Moto X Play", the next iteration of the Droid series will be the "Droid MAXX II", and there will be a new device called the Moto Surround (maybe the next version of the 360??!!) The leaks coming from this twitter account have always been a sure thing. Does this get anyone else excited? I see three more devices that I will have to add to my list of must haves for the fall.

via @EvLeaks
by DroidModderX at Jul 26, 2015
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There are plenty of times when I wished that I could play a certain Android game or use a certain Android app on my MacBook or PC. Games like Clash Of Clans could benefit from a nice big screen, and the use of a mouse. Now you can run Android games and apps on your PC or Mac thanks to ARC Welder for Chrome.

1. Grab the latest version of Chrome
2. Instal ARC Welder app from the Chrome App Store
3. Grab the APKs you would like to run from your browser with APK Downloader
4. Open Google Chrome and launch ARC Welder
5. choose a directory
6. Click the add your apk button to load the app
7. Head to the folder where you downloaded the app selecting it
8. Chose the appropriate settings for your PC or Mac and click launch app

Not all apps are guarunteed to work this way, but this works well with the apps that do happen to be compatible.
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