Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Will be Metal, Borderless, Reflectionless

Samsung, you have my attention. I haven’t been excited about a Galaxy device in a couple of years, but man, the teasers surrounding the Galaxy S6 are getting really good.

This morning, Samsung released a 45-second spot that is most definitely still a teaser, but it talks about the design inspiration that went into the next Galaxy. From metal flowing and reflections being free, to beauty being powerful and borders disappearing, to colors living, this phone sounds like a phone everyone should be excited to see.

Just watch. Then tell me what you think.  (more…)

This is My Android: February 2015

Quite often, we get asked things like, “What icon pack or wallpaper is in that screenshot?” or “What is that widget?” or “What phone are you currently using?” To hopefully help provide answers to those questions in a more official capacity, rather than so casual through the comments section, we decided that going forward we would try and put together explanation videos in a new feature called “This is my Android.” As we change phones or launchers or icon packs or start using a handful of new apps throughout a year, you will see videos of us highlighting them along with the reasons why we made a switch or change. Pretty simple, right?

As you can imagine, these should come out much more regularly in the coming months as we see the new 2015 flagships from companies like HTC and Samsung. Until then, though, let’s kick this off with a first look at my current setup. This is my Android(more…)

OnePlus Teases Lollipop Update for One Owners, Posts Annual Report for 2014

OnePlus posted a video to its YouTube channel this morning, teasing an upcoming Lollipop update for One owners. While not diving in too deeply, the update looks rather vanilla, but we are somewhat sure that it will be running Cyanogen’s upcoming release of CyanogenMod 12S. This means users should expect a liberal amount of tweaks and customization. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Tour!

I still almost can’t believe it, but Verizon is the first US carrier to push the Android 5.0 “Lollipop” update to the Samsung Galaxy S5. The update started rolling out to all this morning, so naturally, we grabbed it and took it for a spin to see what Samsung has done with TouchWiz, Material Design, and Lollipop in a single package. We have seen previews of Lollipop running on international variants, but this is the first we are seeing it here in the States and in our own hands.  (more…)