On the heels of the Galaxy S6 release Verizon has finally decided to update the Galaxy S5 to Lollipop. This update was supposed to come way back in February, but for some unknown reason Verizon decided to pull the update. Version G900VVRU1BNLC would have been the version to roll out last month. Apparently their have been some fixes and changes since that build. The new build is labeled G900VVRU1BOA4.
Some of the few that did receive the update last month were reporting some crazy bugs. Verizon has not mentioned any changes between this update and the update from February, but we can assume the changes had to do with bug fixes. The Lollipop update will bring Material design, bolder color and more fluid animations, and the new on off toggle style based on material design. This is still not 5.1 so no security features.
It's time for our weekly Android in the News! Our newest Week in Review features three hot topics of high-tech hilarity, including foldable phones, Cyanogen funding and the new Remix Tablet. We recorded this yesterday because we were so excited to converse on these issues.
So, we already know about the HTC One M9 and it's slightly larger brother, the HTC One M9+, but apparently, HTC is also working on an HTC One E9 and E9+. We now have some leaked images of the HTC One E9+, even though we have no details on the device.
The HTC One E9 will be a true phablet sized 5.5 version of the HTC One M9, so does that mean the HTC One E9+ will be even larger? The images don't give any clue since there is nothing in the shot to offer us some scale. Still, the images do showcase the unusual color combinations to be found with this new HTC product (assuming the leaks turn out to be real). What do you guys think?
While the Apple iPhone has an incredible following from its fans, that doesn't mean it can do everything. In fact, one could probably list a dozen features of Android that are lacking on iOS. Also, sometimes an Android OEM packs enough extra stuff in their device to really show up what Apple offers in the iPhone line.
The new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is a perfect example of that. In fact, here at HQ we quickly rattled off seven features which can be found on the Galaxy S6 Edge that the iPhone 6 simply cannot do. We are sure there are more, but we want you guys to chime in with your perspective. Also, feel free to share cool features on other Android devices that simply outclass the iPhone 6.
Here are those outstanding Samsung Galaxy S6 features:
Use your phone as a TV Remote
Make mobile payments anywhere that takes Credit Cards (after they launch Samsung Pay)
Tracking auto-focus on the Camera
See who’s calling without picking up your phone
To be clear, this thread isn't meant to strictly bash on the iPhone. It's a solid product and is obviously very popular. Still, it can sometimes be important to point out differences, otherwise all smartphones would basically be the same...
For more discussion, check out our dedicated Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge thread @: Samsung...
It seems that HTC is having a hard time holding on to lead designers. HTC's VP of Industrial Design, Jonah Becker, just announced via Twitter that he is leaving the company. Becker replaced Scott Croyle (the designer who created the One M7 and One M8) not quite a year ago. No details have been shared as to why Becker is leaving the company, although it's easy to speculate that it had something to do with Cher Wang taking over.
Of course, it's also possible he was asked to leave considering the new HTC One M9 didn't really change the design of from the previous generation very much. While many are fans of the subtle changes, it has been widely publicized across the web that it seemed like the "safe" approach. Bloggers have complained that the new HTC One M9 should have taken more chances with a more update aesthetic, or that HTC didn't do good enough PR to convince users on what makes the HTC One M9 special compared to the previous gen.
On top of the Tweet, HTC confirmed Becker's departure,
We just posted a complete pricing guide for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, so, of course we can't leave out the other flagship smartphone of the hour. Here's a pricing guide for the beautiful new HTC One M9 on all the major US carriers. This one isn't quite as detailed, but it gets the job done, and is all we have ATM.
Pre-Orders start today, and the phone ships/hits retail on April 10th.
Pricing starts at $199.99 on contract, and $23.64/mo for 30 months or $708.99.
Pre-Orders start April 1st, and the phone ships/hits retail on April 10th.
Pricing starts at $199.99 on contract, and $24.99/mo for 24 months or $599.76.
Pre-Orders start today, and the phone ships/hits retail on April 10th.
Pricing starts at $199.99 on contract or $20/mo for 24 months (lease).
Pre-Orders start starts today, and the phone ships/hits retail on April 10th.
Pricing starts at $27.08/mo for 24 months or $649.92.
Even though we just posted a story sharing a few pricing details on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge from AT&T and T-Mobile, we decided to "one-up" ourselves by throwing up a full pricing guide for all the major US carriers. It turns out in a surprising twist that Verizon actually has the cheapest price for the new Samsung flagship devices. Here's the skinny:
Pre-Orders start next Wednesday on April 1st, and the devices will ship/hit retail on April 10th.
Galaxy S6 32GB = $24.99/mo for 24 months or $599.99
Galaxy S6 64GB = $29.16/mo for 24 months or $699.99
Galaxy S6 128GB = $33.33/mo for 24 months or $799.99
Galaxy S6 Edge 32GB = $29.16/mo for 24 months or $699.99
Galaxy S6 Edge 64GB = $33.33/mo for 24 months or $799.99
Galaxy S6 Edge 128GB = $37.49/mo for 24 months or $899.99
On-contract is $199.99 for the Galaxy S6 and $299.99 for the Galaxy S6 edge.
Pre-Orders start right now on AT&T’s website, and the devices will launch April 10th.
Galaxy S6 32GB = $22.84/mo for 30 months or $684.99
Galaxy S6 64GB = $26.17/mo for 30 months or $784.99
Galaxy S6 128GB = $29.50/mo for 30 months or $884.99
Galaxy S6 Edge 32GB = $27.17/mo for 30 months or $814.99
Galaxy S6 Edge 64GB = $30.50/mo for 30 months or $914.99
Galaxy S6 Edge 128GB = $33.84/mo for 30 months or $1,014.99
On-contract is $199.99 for the Galaxy S6 and $299.99 for the Galaxy S6 Edge....
Here's a hot Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge story we just missed from late yesterday. Apparently AT&T and T-Mobile have released pricing details for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, and they are not that bad after all. Here's the scoop:
T-Mobile - (all of these with T-Mobile will include one year of Netflix for free)
32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 = $679.92 off contract or $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $28.33
64GB Samsung Galaxy S6 = $759.99 off contract or $99.99 down and 24 monthly payments of $27.50
128GB Samsung Galaxy S6 = $859.99 off contract or $199.99 down and 24 monthly payments of $27.50
32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge = $779.76 off contract or $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $32.49
64GB Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge = $859.83 off contract or $99.99 down and 24 monthly payments of $31.66
128GB Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge = $959.83 off contract or $199.99 down and 24 monthly payments of $31.66
AT&T only revealed pricing details for the 32GB model of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. With AT&T's Next 24 plan, the Galaxy S6 is $22.84 a month for 30 months. This totals $685.20.
The S6 Edge is priced at $27.17 a month for 30 months, for a total of $815.10. As an incentive, AT&T is offering buyers of either version a $50 discount on a Samsung Gear Circle Bluetooth Stereo headset purchased via AT&T Next.
As you can see, although the S6 Edge is fairly expensive, the rumors of a $1000 price were unfounded. The only one which...
Across America there are countless gyms and facilities designed to help you achieve your fitness goals. And as we go about trying to improve ourselves we may encounter a few of them.
Olympic Gym: Most of your Olympic style gyms are mom and pop owned in that they are small businesses. Yes you do have some that are part of a franchise that operate in various parts of the country, but your Olympic gyms are geared more toward the bodybuilding and power lifting crowd. There you will find more of your heavier weights and bars that can handle several hundreds of pounds. You are going to find more of the equipment geared toward lifting heavier weights and light on the cardio equipment.
Crossfit Gym: Crossfit has become one of the fastest growing events in America. These gyms are more designed to do multiple movements for time as well as support climbing, jumping, and other advanced movements.
MMA/Boxing Gym: Geared for those looking to box or get in to mixed martial arts. You will find punching bags, mats, and space to allow for grappling, punching, kicking, and moving around.
Community Centers: Most of your community centers are supported by tax payer money and are designed to provide a place for community members to have a place to work out and play. Depending on the community you will find a basketball court (or several), tennis court, outdoor park, weight room, swimming area, and a recreational area. Most of these facilities are either free or...
You know you have arrived when the Cyanogen Mod maintainers begin to pump out roms for your devices! Xiaomi is making a name for themselves overseas, but have yet to make their way to the mainland. If you have somehow been able to get your hands on one of these devices via the many firesales they have you will probably be happy to know that there is now an unofficial version of CyanogenMod bringing the latest and greatest version of Android to this device.
This means that you can get rid of the heavily themed MIUI overlay that comes with the device. MIUI was designed to mimic the look and feel of iOS, but has theme options so you can really make it look like you want. However CM tends to be much cleaner in some cases. Head to the link below to grab CM for the RedMi 1S.