It’s Friday, August 28, 2015, and let’s talk about what happened this week over at XDA-developers.com. Someone, somewhere, “accidentally” inserted their S-Pen into their Samsung Note 5 backwards. Nevermind how,...
Woot.com is offering new Moto 360's with metal bands for $149.99 + $5 shipping while supplies last. The 2nd-gen Moto 360 is on the horizon (in small and large varieties), but now is a good chance to get the old one at a steep discount.
QuickPic, the highly regarded media gallery for Android, is now a part of Cheeta Mobile alongside the questionably beneficial Clean Master task killer. A new update is in the works, so stay tuned as we watch this ownership change with keen eyes. Official announcement after the jump.
Googler and Android design advocate Roman Nurik posted a photo album detailing a lot of the new engineering and design that's gone into Marshmallow. Teasers for new APIs, theming standards, and resources after the jump.
This report by the GameBench team displays some interesting results which show that most Android phones from 2015 cannot compete with the iPhone in terms of in-game performance and stability. What are the causes? Is it simply software, faulty hardware? Optimization? Interesting questions are posed, so if you are interested, give it a read and let us know what you think!
Alongside the launch of the Honor 7 came a new advert flaunting the capabilities of voice wakeup (Google Now, S Voice, Siri, Cortana ...). The advert features a man who relies on his lover to achieve most day to day, mundane tasks. It is not until the end of the video that we discover that his lover was actually his phone being misperceived. This video has caused some interest, and not all of it good so far. Take a look and let us know what you think!
Press pictures have emerged of the Sony Xperia Z5, confirming the presence of a 23 MP rear camera. The pictures also showcase an "Xperia" engraving on the side frame of the device. Also worth noting is the presence of an additional port-like structure on the bottom of the device, in addition to what is assumed to be a standard micro-USB port.
Google has released a simulator for Android Auto called Desktop Head Unit. The new simulator will enable developers to test Android Auto apps in a production-like environment, without spending on expensive Auto head units. The simulator is two-fold, as the companion app runs on your phone while DHU runs on your workstation.
Youtuber How2Tech has posted a relatively easy DIY fix for removing a backward stuck S Pen in the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The procedure uses a thin strip of stiff paper to ease off the hook and then remove the pen. In another video, the youtuber also showed that all S Pen related features were working after the DIY removal.
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