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Vulkan API Means More Control and Alternative to OpenGL [UPDATED]

Thankfully, the press release and materials on the Vulkan web site give us a wealth of information to start answering some of those basic questions that may be out there. First and foremost, Vulkan is not a replacement for OpenGL or OpenGL ES. It is an alternative approach to graphics development, one where much more of...

Samsung Hints at Feature Changes in Android N: Better Stylus Support?

We don't yet know much about Android N (after all, we're still a few months away from the next I/O) but we do know that Google works quite closely with several major OEMs to ensure that the OEMs can get the update incorporated into their own devices as fast as they possibly can. This means that...

What Does the S7 Need to Improve upon, Change, and Avoid?

The S7 is a much-awaited flagship by the android community at large, but like with every Samsung release, there are still many users skeptical of the upcoming Galaxy, and with good reason too. It’s undeniable that Samsung phones have packed some of the best hardware in the past, but their software has always left plenty to be...

IoT Scope: The War Between Standards and the Many Players Fighting it

If this year's CES has taught us anything, it's that 2016 will be the year of the Internet of Things (IoT). We've caught glimpses of exciting IoT related products, services, and technologies in the past (Philips Hue and the Nest Thermostat among others). Those devices have only scratched the surface of home automation, as you can now add garage door...

Snapdragon 820 to be Made by Samsung with New 14nm FinFET LPP Process

Rumors had it that Qualcomm would come to Samsung for the fabrication of their new Snapdragon 820 chipset. At launch, the announcement of a 14nm build narrowed it down to just a couple alternatives. Today, we learned that the Snapdragon 820 will, in fact, be built by Samsung. While it was likely this would be the...

Samsung: If You Release Multiple Variants, Please Focus on Equal and Parallel Support

New Galaxy S flagships are coming, and as is tradition this time of year, I feel like I must bring up an important issue that Samsung seems hesitant to fix -- their fragmentation. Even on their flagship line-ups, Samsung manages to split up its new phones into many variants, each updated separately, and in most cases,...

Samsung’s new Family Hub Refrigerator is… The Future?

Sometimes, there are products you don't think you want until it's out. People said this about the original iPhone and iPad, two devices which breathed life into two new categories of electronics by popularizing their use. Few companies have been able to achieve this category evolving product release. Samsung has taken a lot of flak from...

Evan Blass: Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to Feature MicroSD Support, Water Resistance, Large Batteries

Samsung's Galaxy S-series flagships are amongst one of the most anticipated phones every year. And there's good reason too. The S-series flagship feature the best of what Samsung can offer in a mass-producible, consumer-friendly package. Apart from the mid-year Note lineup, there are no other competitors coming out from the Samsung stables. Last year was a bit...

Samsung Launching Marshmallow Beta Testing Program in UK & South Korea

Samsung does a lot of things to be considered as an innovative OEM. The Koreans invest a lot of resources to provide the best design their devices had in recent years. They also focus on safety and overall performance of their devices. According to reports, Samsung is looking to make the best software too, as the...

What’s in a Brand? A Look at Honor and its Plans to Achieve Virality.

If you’re in the U.S., you’ve probably never heard of Honor before. That’s not very surprising since the brand has yet to launch any products in the U.S. If you’re in one of the regions where Honor phones can be purchased, then you might recognize them as a sub-brand of Huawei that specializes in e-commerce....

Galaxy S7 Plus Renders Surface, Show no MicroSD Nor USB Type-C Port

Every Samsung Galaxy S' premiere is a milestone to every Android user. Most smartphones from this series are widely regarded as some of the best Android devices available. We don't have to mention that Samsung sells millions of units yearly, everyone knows. A next bad boy, the Samsung Galaxy S7, is expected to be announced not...

Samsung, Stop Putting Trash in My Notification Tray

There is one thing I love about getting Nexus phones, and that’s the wonderful feeling one gets when setting them up. Why? It’s hassle free, fast, unobtrusive. It launches you right into the experience, no questions asked. The same can’t be said about Samsung phones. While I reckon that TouchWiz as a ROM has truly been...