Although the 8-inch NVIDIA Shield Tablet (both the WiFi and LTE versions) bills itself as a gaming-focused Android tablet, that doesn't mean folks who have no interest in gaming should overlook it. The tablet has been receiving glowing praise across the web for its stellar performance and solid build quality.
Folks have been genuinely impressed with its versatility on top of its power and ease of use. This new product from NVIDIA looks to be one of their first big hits since the original Nexus 7 tablet from a few years ago, only this one comes straight from the company. Not only is it fast and useful, but it is also affordable relative to its hardware. The WiFi only version is just $299 and the LTE edition is $399 (assuming you don't get it through an LTE contract with a carrier, which could save you $100 bucks).
Here are a few links where you can pick up the LTE version:
Most of us realize that, for now, the unique YOUM display on the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is mostly just a marketing gimmick. Despite this, there are actually a few ways in which a user can benefit from the oddly shaped extra screen real estate.
Samsung wanted to make sure we were aware of these reasons, so they created a clever infographic to share them. It turns out that those "edges" of the Edge are reserved space of their own and are meant to do some specific things. The above pic is just the beginning of the infographic. The full image can be found in the thread below detailing all of the "reasons" we might want to use the unique new device from Sammy.
Even though we've basically already reported some of these same beefy specs for the Motorola Droid Turbo previously, it's worth sharing again because this time it comes from a GFXBenchmark. Additionally, this new intel suggests a different size screen than what our previous rumors indicated.
Here's a breakdown of specs revealed from this benchmark:
5.2-inchQHD 2560x1440 resolution display
2.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 (Adreno 420 - which is perhaps odd that it isn't the 430)
Storage 32 GB
20 megapixel rear camera - capable of shooting UHD video in resolutions of 3840x2160
As you can see, some of these specs line up with our previous report, but the display definitely does not. It's also perhaps notable that these specs would put the Droid Turbo pretty far ahead of the new Moto X in terms...
Our friends at AndroidPolice created a mockup image of what their intel indicates the Motorola Nexus 6 will look like. On top of that, they claim to have new intel which confirms the Nexus 6 name and shares even more details of the device.
As we can see in the pic, the phone is basically an enlarged version of the Moto X, and even includes front-facing speakers. Additionally, the edge of the phone will have the same aluminum frame as the Moto X. The specs shared in this report are a bit different than some we have seen before. Here's a breakdown of these most recent leaked specs:
5.9-inch Display QHD display with 496ppi
13MP shooter with OIS with the new dual-flash ring configuration
2MP front camera
3200+ mAh battery
Compatible with Motorola's turbo charger for super-fast charging
If you love the Touchless Control from the Moto X you can now have it for your device. You can now control your device without lifting a finger. Developer "Hero" has been developing this app for over a year now. This uses gesture control without root.
"Vestige is a new way of handling tasks in Android. While not a launcher replacement app, it can be used to launch any application and perform a variety of actions on your device. You can quickly perform any action by drawing a user-assigned gesture on the trace pad or by speaking a single word or phrase. Originally the app was designed to be a voice command only app, but we realized that many people generally do not talk to their phone. To solve this, Vestige evolved to include personalized gesture mapping giving you the ability to perform tasks you would normally do with your voice with just a flick of your finger."
Features include voice recognition, user-defined gesture control, and encrypted user...
The Verizon HTC One M7 was pretty quickly rooted and then the bootloader was unlocked pretty soon thereafter. Verizon has been pretty tyrannical when it comes to their bootloader and root policy. Even though they require OEMs to lock down devices securely before releasing them to users on their network developers have been pretty resourceful at hacking and cracking most devices. Samsung devices and even the LG G3 have been notably difficult and even impossible to crack. The HTC phones, M7 and M8 have each received bootloader unlock thanks to Justin Case and TheRoot.Ninja.
Team Win Recovery Project has finally decided to officially support the HTC One M7. They released their recovery of the device today. You can head to the link below to grab the recovery for install. Be sure that you do grab the correct recovery for your carrier.
There are quite a few settings in most OEM camera apps that can help you to get the best shots possible on the tiny high quality camera that is built right into your phone. If you know what you are doing tinkering with these settings can make you seem like a true Annie Liebovitz to your friends. Alternatively you can really take some awful shots if you don't know what you are doing. For those photography gurus the camera on a phone and the app can make or break the decision to buy a particular device.
The Moto G comes with quite a few camera settings, but there are actually a few more available that are hidden by default. These settings can really help you to...
A little while ago Verizon announced that they would be making some changes to how Grandfathered unlimited data users would be able to use that unlimited data. In the past we have had true unlimited data with no throttling. You could essentially feel free to use up 100GB in one month and Verizon would say nothing and you would use that data at full speed. Verizon has decided to throttle the top 5% of all data users when they are on a congested tower (40% capacity) for up to two billing cycles. You only have to use 4.7 GB of data to be considered in the top 5%. This change is said to be for the purpose of Network Optimization.
Once again not everyone will be throttled. If you are on a tiered/capped data plan you will experience absolutely no throttling even if you are a 20GB subscriber who burns through your 20GBs every month. You will not experience any of the...
The big talk in the mobile world has been the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Apple iPhone 6 (and some rumors of the Motorola Shamu thrown in as well). It's easy to forget that HTC makes a super-sized phone as well though.
Last year's HTC One Max M7 wasn't as hyped of a device as the HTC One was, but HTC still makes solid hardware. Their HTC One M8 is one of the best reviewed Android devices in history, and it looks like they are developing a phablet version of it as well. The specs for the HTC One Max M8 may have just been leaked:
5.5-inch 2K display
Snapdragon 805 quad-core 2.7MHz processor
3GB of RAM
18-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization
That seems to tick off a great deal of "must have" check boxes. What do you guys think?