Let's start this with a disclaimer: I do not believe there is significant meaning behind synthetic benchmarks in correlation with real-world use. We've seen, time and again, some high-scoring phones output questionable performance. In this regard, Samsung is one of the usual culprits, and despite having opted for some of the highest spec configurations on each and every one of their flagships, many of them still managed to lag. Other top-tier devices, including the latest Nexus phone and tablet, managed to output...
XDA TV On Location: Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Launch
Samsung, in an attempt to offer as many tablet choices as possible to consumers, kicked off the US launch of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 in New York city on Tuesday. Chad Hughes from XDA TV was on location to get some hands-on time with the new tablet, which packs a dual-core Tegra 2 1GHz CPU with 1GB of RAM, running on Android 3.2 Honeycomb with Samsung’s Touch UX interface. According to Samsung, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is the thinnest tablet out there right now, at just over 8mm in diameter. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is WiFi-only at this point, and will sell for $469 for the 16GB version or $569 for the 32GB version, available from stores like Best Buy. Click on for a quick video and some pictures of the new tablet, plus some additional shots of the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0!
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Android 5.0 Lollipop is a great release. It’ has improving usability with material design, given us quick access to our notifications on our home screen, and more. However, there are some very unique idiosyncrasies regarding the notification sounds and silent mode. Basically, it’s not truly silent. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that helps you truly silence your Lollipop device. XDA Recognized Developer tonyp created the True Silent Mode module. TK shows off...
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