Uh oh. You know all of those reports recently suggesting that Samsung had decided to ditch Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 in the Galaxy S6 because it was experiencing overheating issues? There may be some truth there. Well, we still don’t know about the overheating rumors, but Qualcomm admitted today in its earnings report that a “large customer’s flagship device” would not use the Snapdragon 810. That “large” customer is large enough that Qualcomm lowered its 2nd half of 2015 outlook. (more…)
A refresh to Google Search results for movies is apparently rolling out on Android, according to Google’s G+ page. I can’t say that I have searched for “show me Angelina Jolie movies” in a while (read: ever), but the beautiful new UI that shows after searching for that is very nice. You can see it in action below. (more…)
Over the next week through the DL Deals Store, you can pick up a massive 20,000mAh ZeroLemon SolarJuice battery pack for $50, perfect for charging all of your smartphones while you hang out on the beach.
Not only can this beast charge your devices, but it integrates a solar panel which allows it to be recharged by any lighting condition. The battery is capable of 1000+ recharge cycles over the course of its life, and features 4 LED indicator lights for displaying charging and discharging processes. (more…)
Today, news is breaking from the FTC’s order for TracFone, a prepaid service provider, to pay $40 million for slowing the speeds of customers who have paid for ‘unlimited’ data plans. While the act of throttling data speeds is not exactly frowned upon, the way in which TracFone implemented it was the issue.
While advertising ‘unlimited’ plans, users on TracFone saw throttled speeds after only 1-3GB of usage, then a complete suspension in service after 4-5GB of data. The FTC wants it to be known that they will not stand for false advertising, but as long as the terms of a plan are fully disclosed, carriers need not worry. (more…)
2015, like we predicated months ago, is going to be the year of “INSERT APP received a major, super, awesome, blowout, overhaul, update, makeover to Material Design! #materiyolo!” We, as a team, grew sick of writing up each and every single attempt by developers to update to Google’s latest design language, something you may have noticed. Most apps, if we are being honest, aren’t getting it right. But some, like Runtastic which received an update today, is worth a mention and feature. (more…)
Invites to a soak test of “an early preview of a new software release” for members of Motorola’s Feedback Network who own the DROID Turbo arrived this morning. Is it Lollipop time for Turbo owners? It might be, though the details in the invite aren’t specific enough for us to know for sure just yet. (more…)