Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
Benchmark Filesystem Improvements with RealBench
Are you someone who likes to get some quality benchmark statistics out of your Android device? XDA forum member RyanZA definitely is and the dev got sick of using Quadrant, so he decided to write his own application – RealBench!
Currently, RealBench provides one benchmark (more coming soon), that heavily stresses the filesystem for both reading and writing, as well has heavily stressing ram and the garbage collector. The benchmark is designed to do as poorly as possible with the Samsung Galaxy S’s stock problems. RealBench lists the current FPS at the top of the screen while it’s running.
The dev is requesting that members test RealBench out on other Android devices such as the Google Nexus One and to please report back.
To download the app and help with feedback, check out the application thread.
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SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
Wireless charging is becoming more and more common as many OEMs are now starting to include this feature in their flagships. There are already dozens of wireless chargers to choose from on the market today, but quality definitely varies. For those of you who charge your devices wirelessly, let us know which charger is your favorite and why.