If you have been eyeing the LG G6 and just needed a little something to push you over the edge a new deal on B&H may be just what you need. LG has been throwing in free Tvs and even free Google Home units through some carriers. If you are looking at the unlocked model you can now get a free LG Watch Style when you order from B&H. The only downside to this deal is that you can only get the Watch Style in Rose Gold. Maybe there is a silver lining here though. This might help you convince the wife that you really do need a new LG G6, or maybe you could look at this as the perfect gift for Mom. Either way the LG Watch Style is worth about $250 retail so if you can't find a use for it you could probably sell it.
Zack of JerryRigEverything is known best for his bend and scratch torture tests. Before he was famous bending phones he was known for random projects. One of my favorite older projects was when Zack built a wireless charger into his desk. Yesterday he released one of these projects. In this video he shows us how to remove the paint from the glass back along with a few other modifications to make the back of the Galaxy S8 completely Clear. Once he is finished the phone looks incredible. The project strips the phone of its waterproofing and wireless charging abilities. Those two sacrifices may very well be worth having that rad Clear back. I just want to know how much Zack wants for that phone. What do you think?
The new Android BlackBerry KEYOne is available for purchase right now in the UK exclusively in the Selfridges Oxford Street Store. It will be officially available for purchase every where else on May 5th. This will be the only flagship on the market to feature a physical keyboard so if you have been missing that in Android this may be a phone worth considering. The phone is manufactured by TCL and includes a Snapdragon 625, 12 mp rear camera, 8mp front camera, 3505mah battery, and ships with Android 7.1 Nougat installed. The phone will only set you back about $645 in the US. The device is already getting rave reviews for build quality and camera on youtube and twitter. The device will release in the US on May 31. Is anyone picking this up over the Galaxy S8 or LG G6?
The Red tint issue in the Galaxy S8 seems to be much more widespread than previously thought. The cause of the red tint is due to Samsung's rush to get the phone to market without taking time to properly configure some of the displays. The phones in question have a red tint stemming from a white color imbalance. The issue is very noticeable if you put the phone next to an S8 without the issue. Samsung is currently sending out an update to "fix" this issue in Korea only. Samsung has also stated that if the update does not fix your device you can just trade it for a new one. I personally would just replace your device.
The Galaxy S8's design is it's claim to fame. Everyone seems to be in love with the curved edges and the all new infinity display, but even with all of the glowing reviews improvements can always be made. DBS Designing has just released their concept art for the Note 8 and it makes some much needed changes to the Galaxy lineup. It keeps the infinity display but stretches it to 6.4". We can see a dual lens 16mp camera setup on the rear along with a 13mp camera on the front. The concept device includes a bump in RAM to 6GB and includes 128GB of on board storage. My favorite feature of the concept design is the 4000mah battery.
The back of the phone showcases an improved fingerprints scanner placement. The fingerprint scanner is in the center of the rear of the phone just under the camera instead of flanking it to the right like with the Galaxy S8. I am still hopeful that Samsung will be able to figure out a way to embed the fingerprint scanner in the display. The only real downside to this unofficial concept is that DBS decided to place a Samsung logo on the front bezel. Yuck. That is one design element that i hope does not make it to the Note 8.
I am hopeful that the Note 8 will come with a 4,000mah battery as mentioned, but I am expecting a 3,600mah battery like we have seen in the S8+. Remember the battery being too large in the Note 7 is what caused all the issues. Samsung won't be repeating that mistake. What...
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ have not been out for long but already have TWRP. Unfortunately this is only available for the Exynos variants of the devices. With TWRP you will be able to root the phone as well as flash Roms and other mods. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ do have dm-verity so you will need to flash a custom kernel that disables dm-verity before making changes to the device or your device may not be able to boot.
If you are not yet rooted you will need to flash TWRP using Odin. If you are already rooted you can use the dd command in terminal emulator or install the TWRP app from the Play Store.
As far as rom support is concerned Cyanogen has historically refused to support Exynos devices since source code is harder to get on those devices. Since most stock roms were built on Cyanogen it meant that there weren't many options for Exynos devices. Who knows if Lineage will make the commitment to support these devices.
The upcoming Moto Z2 has already leaked, and we know that it will continue to work with Moto Mods which is good news for those of you who have invested in them. The upcoming Moto Power Pack Moto Mod has been leaked ahead of release. This seems to just be a standard power pack giving your Moto Z more mah for better battery life. The back of the Moto Mod features the camera cutout and that is about all. On the inside of the Moto Mod you can see a Moto logo, led indicators showing you how much battery life you have left, and the pins which connect to the back of your phone. There is also a video showing off several other Moto mods that have yet to be released. It looks like we will have plenty of new Moto Mods along side the Moto Z2.
Even though Samsung had previously confirmed that the Note lineup is not going anywhere there have been rumors that the Note 8 won't be a thing. The fact that Samsung decided to release a plus model Galaxy S8 has some people afraid that there is no longer a need for a new Note device. Samsung just posted their Q1 2017 earnings report and it is clear that the Note 7 debacle had cut in to revenue in a big way.
Samsung confirmed once again in the earnings report that we can expect a new flagship for the second half of 2017. This is almost certainly the Note 8. This paired with the maximizing of Galaxy S8 and S8+ sales should guarantee a much stronger earnings report this time next year. Do you think the Note 8 will succeed? Do you think that consumers will have enough confidence in the safety precautions Samsung has taken to go ahead with a Note 8 purchase? Are you considering buying the device?
Services like Amazon Video that don't support the Chromecast are now watchable thanks to this experimental Chrome browser feature.
High-quality Amazon Video streaming is coming to the Chromecast, thanks to Google. The company is working on improvements to the quality of casting video from a Google Chrome tab on a PC to a TV.,
For those willing to tinker with their browser, the feature is available right now via an experimental flag in recent versions of Chrome for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chromecast.
Tab casting (also known as screen mirroring) from a PC is currently the only way to get Amazon Video on Chromecast. Since the quality is so terrible, however, Amazon Video is essentially unavailable. Streaming any kind of video from services that don’t already support Chromecast means tab casting with poor video quality, lots of stutter, and random jumps in audio.
The new feature improves this dire situation by forwarding the video bitstream directly to Chromecast when a video is being played on the source device in full screen. The feature should work with any unsupported video a user comes across online, but it will benefit Amazon Video users the most since that service is unlikely to ever support Chromecast due to the Fire TV’s existence.
It's been reported that the HD image quality was just as good as Netflix or any other streaming service, with a picture that didn’t...