Since we reviewed the iPhone 6 last year, we still have the little guy around the office. That may seem like an odd thing, knowing that we are an Android-focused site, but as it turns out, it’s actually a pretty good thing now that we have the Samsung Galaxy S6 in house. As many of you know, during our review process, we try and compare new flagships to current flagships of the moment to get a sense for our feeling with each in hand, talk about the specs of each, and generally, weigh in on the little things we prefer from one to the next. With both iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 available, this gives us a chance to compare the current smartphone king, to what may become the new smartphone king. (more…)
Well, get ready for it – April Fools’ 2015 has already started. Google is in on the act as usual, with a Pac-Man version of Google Maps that went live moments ago. Samsung is playing as well today, with the introduction of the Galaxy BLADE edge. There will be more, trust me. Some will be good, others, maybe not so much. Either way, this day(s) is always a lot of fun. We’ll try to keep track of some of the best as we see them. (more…)
We now have the Samsung Galaxy S6 in our possession. I’m not sure I can put into words how ready for this moment I am. You see, we feel a little screwed by Samsung for not hosting a US satellite press event during MWC for this phone and its brother, like they have done every year for every phone as far back as I can remember, so this is, as odd as this sounds, the first time I have placed my hands on one. The excitement truly cannot be contained. (more…)
Hey, look, the HTC One M9! Not only that, but it’s the HTC One M9 for AT&T in Gunmetal Gray!
With one now in our possession ahead of the April 10 launch date, we thought we would take it for a spin in an unboxing video to share some initial thoughts before we get to fully testing this bad boy. How different is it than the One M8 at first look? Does it feel better, worse, the same when first held? How odd does that squared-off camera look in person? Is anyone really going to be able to tell the difference between the volume and power buttons without looking? We will hopefully answer all of that in this quick preview. (more…)
Now that we have Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge pricing and availability out of the way, it’s time to focus our attention for a minute on the HTC One M9. Like Samsung’s flagships, the One M9 will go up for pre-order tomorrow, March 27, and arrive at most carriers April 10. Since there is only one model, pricing here is pretty straight forward, with a full retail price sitting right around $650 at most places, but there will also be monthly payment options.
Here we go, again. (more…)
Samsung announced this morning that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge go up for pre-order starting tomorrow, March 27, with nationwide availability opening up on April 10. That doesn’t mean that all carriers will have the device available that day, so we thought we would gather all of the information from individual carriers and slap it for you in a single post. Let’s make this easy – well, as easy as it can be with two phones, three colors, three storage sizes, and who knows how many price points and payment plans.
Here we go. (more…)
When we talk about the differences in Android vs. iOS, someone almost always brings up one of Android’s strengths over its counterpart as being “widgets.” Sure, iOS claims to have widgets, but they are really just panels of info in their notification shade, not actual, living, breathing, widgets on home screens like we have on Android. So with that in mind, we want to know what widgets you are currently using or always include on a home screen with each new launcher or phone. We are well aware that there are some great options out there from some of the best apps around that we more than likely aren’t taking advantage of.
For me personally, I keep things pretty minimal. I tend to fall back on a Zooper Widget skin that is constantly changing depending on my mood, the Google Search box, and a calendar widget from Sunrise. I feel like I’m missing out, though. Tim does too. You might feel like you aren’t fully taking advantage of your phone’s widget capabilities either.
So, we would love to know which widgets live on your home screens. And if you would like, feel free to include screenshots.
In our last “3 Android Apps Worth Owning” piece which didn’t really have much of a focus, we talked about the best reddit app with a Material Design coat of paint, our favorite way to keep up on sports that completely avoids ESPN, and a really simple, yet useful package tracking service that works with 200+ carriers. This time around, we are focusing more on getting things done on your Android device through screen recording on Lollipop devices, doing something as simple as filling out a form or document (signing one too), and bringing the best feature introduced on Android in years to any handset, all for the price free.
Here are another 3 apps worth owning. (more…)