A new teaser was released today.
This is it. The real deal. A video posted to YouTube by Samsung Mobile Korea is the first television commercial seen for the Galaxy Note 7. And it's all about teasing some of the features that will be offered by the 5.8-inch phablet. Features like the fingerprint scanner and the pattern lock are first out of the gate, although the whole device is not displayed. The handset will also offer an iris scanner that can unlock the phone in .22 seconds.
Today, Xiaomi, the Chinese company announced the Redmi Pro which is the latest smartphone in its entry-level portfolio. This device packs some surprising features that make it stand out from its predecessors: This is the first time that Xiaomi's is using an OLED display plus a dual-camera setup on a device, which is a surprising move given that these are headed to the affordable Redmi line instead of the flagship Mi line. The price? From 1,499 yuan which is about $225.
The Redmi Pro comes in a gold, grey or silver brushed metallic unibody -- a nice feature for the price, a 5.5-inch 1080p OLED display (with full NTSC), a fingerprint scanner and a 5-megapixel selfie camera on the front side. Flip it over and you'll find a curved glass back, plus a dual camera featuring a 13-megapixel Sony IMX258 main sensor plus a 5-megapixel Samsung assistive sensor. Like many earlier dual-camera phones, here you can change the focus point on the image even after capturing; and there's a dual-tone LED flash, too. It also packs a 4,050mAh battery with fast charging via the USB Type-C port. The Redmi Pro has the same IR blaster as the Redmi 3S which lets you control your TV and home appliances.
The Redmi Pro is powered by a MediaTek chipset. The base spec comes with t 10-core Helio X20 plus 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM (1,499 yuan/about $225), followed by the faster Helio X25, 64GB of storage plus 3GB of RAM (1,699 yuan/about $255), and finally a 128GB variant with...
One of the most annoying things about my LG G5 is the lack of an app drawer. This is one of the most essential parts of the Android launcher. It allows you to keep all your apps neatly organized and clears up space on your home screen for widgets and your favorite apps. I thought I might be able to get used to not having the app drawer, but no such luck. I had to downgrade the UI to get the app drawer back.
Verizon is finally releasing an OTA update for the LG G5. This update gives you the ability to add an app drawer to your homescreen. Go to settings, Home screens, and choose home with app drawer. There were also updates to the USB connection screen. The final update is an improvement to the LG Health app.
The V10 is also getting an update. The update is to improve wifi calling.
Folks are getting hyped for the release of the iPhone 7, Note 7, and LG V20. I'm over here like when does the Nexus come out?! The next generation of Nexus devices should be here this fall, and until now they have been pretty well hidden and mysterious. Yesterday some leaks hit the web giving us more information regarding the HTC Nexus Sailfish.
The leak comes by way of a build.prop file. In the file we find that the device will feature a 1080p display and qualcomm's latest chipset. The leak specifies the cpu as model number MSM8996 which is the same as the Snapdragon 820, but may also be used for the Snapdragon 821 as well. We also expect the device to feature a 5" display. I don't know about you but I was really hoping for a 2k display. I'm not sure why Google and HTC would settle for a lower res screen. Would you be happy with these specs on your next Nexus device?
We won't see the official release of the Note 7 until August 2. That being said you can get a bit of Note 7 experience now! The Note 7 stock rom was dumped to the web a few days back. Developers have already started to dig into the system dump, and of course the first thing they grab and release is the stock wallpapers. These wallpapers actually look pretty sleek. You can download them now for your device. Head to the link below
A few days back I covered a hack that allowed you to add a joystick and change your location in PokeMon Go. There are all kinds of reasons you wouldn't want to do this. You can be banned, you lose out on the "treasure hunt" aspect of actually roaming the neighborhood, you expel less calories, and you ruin the experience for those not cheating as you are able to level up and grow your PokeMon much faster. Still there are those of you that live in the middle of no where and no matter how far you walk you will never run into a Poke stop, or there are those of you who would love to hit the streets with everyone else but are handicapped and it is difficult to get out to play the game. Maybe you just don't want your kids roaming the street by themselves and you don't have time to walk with them while they play.
There are legitimate reasons you would want to do this. The method we covered a few days back required you to be rooted and have the xposed framework installed. There is a new method that does not require root at all! All you need is the "Fly GPS" app. Once you have the app installed go into your settings, developer options and choose this app for mock locations. Be sure high accuracy mode...
One of the best features of a OnePlus device is incredible amount of Root and Rom support. The devices are open and are extremely developer friendly. The OnePlus 3 released with Oxygen OS, but even before the device started shipping there were already beta builds of CyanogenMod 13 available for the phone.
Nighties have officially been released for the OnePlus 3. Of course you will need to be rooted with custom recovery installed. Head to the link below to grab the nightly build for flashing!
Samsung has been making the wireless charger better with every iteration. The first charge pad simply charged your Galaxy device wirelessly ,the next version added fast charging, and the latest charge pad includes a stand which makes using your phone while charging much easier. The only downside to any of these chargers is that you can only charge one device at a time. Of course you could buy many charge pads to charge many devices.
A patent was filed by Samsung back in January that would allow you to wirelessly charge your Samsung Gear Fit 2 or Gear S3 at the same time your are charging your phone. There are 3 designs included in the patent filing. They mostly involve ways to charge your Gear smartwatches. I personally don't use a Gear smartwatch so for me the added benefit won't be necessary, but if you have two devices this would make things super convenient. Would you find something like this useful?
There was a bit of confusion over the weekend surrounding reports that Cyanogen would be giving up on the Operating Business in favor of going in to the app business. This would not be shocking news if it were true as Cyanogen just finished laying off more than 20% of its work force. AndroidPolice cited sources which said that Cyanogen would be pivoting to Apps.
Today Kirt McMaster the CEO of Cyanogen Inc took to twitter to clear the air.
While it doesn't look like Cyanogen will be "putting a bullet in Google's head" anytime soon it is nice to know that they will remain committed to continuing the development of one of our favorite Operating systems.
The Note 7 will be the first Samsung flagship device to feature USB Type-C. With that being said if you spent money on a Samsung Gear VR with your last Galaxy device you will have to spend money on another Gear VR with the Note 7, that is as long as they don't give them away with your pre-orders like they did with the Galaxy S7 Edge. Maybe they gave so many away to clear space for the new model.
Apparently the new Gear VR includes support for not only the Note 7, but also the Galaxy S6, S7, Note 4, and Note 5. That would mean that this unit has both USB Type C and micro USB support. The device is listed at 90Euros for some European retailers. That would be around $98 in the US. It is nice to know that you won't have to keep two units to support your new and older devices.