Drop tests are dumb. Really dumb. Unless you are a device protection/insurance company who is offering replacement services or you make screen protectors, you shouldn’t be dropping phones on the ground for pageviews or YouTube subs. You look like a fool. Stop doing it.
With that said, this video is great. I have no idea who this person is, but they are throwing a Galaxy S6 Edge as hard as they can on the ground to see if the screen can break. It doesn’t appear that they are succeeding, which is kind of impressive. While there is nothing scientific about this, it might show some of the durability included in Samsung’s new curved phone. Or, it could just be a cool video of someone going H.A.M. on a brand new $900 phone. (more…)
Having been leaked over the course of the past couple of weeks, the One E9+ from HTC is now official for overseas markets. The device features a 5.5″ ultra-HD “2K” display (534ppi), 20MP rear-facing camera, MediaTek-made octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD slot, BoomSound speakers, dual SIM slots, and 4G LTE connectivity. (more…)
The LG G2 on Verizon is receiving an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop beginning today. I said “G2″ not “G3.” That was on purpose, because this really is the G2 we are talking about and not the much-newer, less glossy, G3. The update is a big one that is talked about at length in a 6-page document posted by Verizon. We included all six pages below to quench your curiosity. (more…)
This morning, T-Mobile announced that it has taken its Uncarrier approach to coverage maps. What does that mean? Well, they are ditching the “predictive coverage estimations” that other carriers use to show network availability and are instead using crowdsourced, customer-verified network connections to show how far their network reaches. (more…)
Receive your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge from T-Mobile already? Expect a software update almost immediately. According to T-Mobile support, a day 1 update is supposed to be ready for each, an update that wipes out some bugs and brings some stability to this year’s flagship line from the Korean manufacturer. (more…)
T-Mobile told us that while the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge launch is officially scheduled for April 10, you would more than likely get your phone well before that date if you pre-order through them. They weren’t lying. Many of our readers who pre-ordered on Friday when the links went live and chose overnight shipping, have their devices already. That’s right, T-Mobile pushed them out so fast they were delivered on Saturday. Others are shipping as well and should have them today or tomorrow. Again, April 10 is the official launch day, yet here we are on March 30 with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in the hands of customers. How cool is that? (more…)
The week has finally come to an end. It was a solid week, topped off with pre-orders going up for the Galaxy S6 and One M9. Did you go out and pre-order yours? On top of the flagship happenings, it was announced that HTC’s top designer has exited the company, the LG G4 may not feature a metal build, and Cyanogen’s CEO continues to say crazy things about Google.
If that isn’t enough for you, Google’s Eric Schmidt declares Google Glass is not dead (so stop saying that), OnePlus didn’t meet its OxygenOS release deadline, and AT&T rolled out Lollipop for the Galaxy Note 4.
To catch up on the best Android news of the past week, we have a collection of stories for you below. (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…)