Verizon is Pushing a New Lollipop Update to the Galaxy S5 That Hopefully Isn’t Terrible

Back in early February, Verizon pushed out an Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its version of the Galaxy S5. Most people couldn’t believe it, as this was the first S5 variant in the US to see the jump to 5.0, which almost never happens with major updates for Verizon’s line of Android phones. As it turns out, being first wasn’t such a bonus for owners of the phone.  (more…)

Minima Pro Live Wallpaper is Only $1 Right Now

Minima Pro Live Wallpaper, a live wallpaper app that is without a doubt our favorite of the last year (it made our top apps of 2014 list), is on sale right now for just a $0.99. You should probably buy it. Trust me, if you like Material Design-inspired wallpapers, this is an app that won’t disappoint.

The app offers up 70 “hand-crafted” themes to get you started, options for building your own themes, more settings to customize than you can keep track of, motion as you scroll or tilt your phone, and a “Randomize” button that does all of the work for you. To see it in action, be sure to watch our video below. (more…)

This is What Happens to a Galaxy S6 Edge When You Slam It Face Down on the Ground, Repeatedly

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…)

HTC Intros One E9+ for Overseas, 5.5″ 2K Display and Octa-Core MediaTek Processor

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…)

LG G2 on Verizon Gets Lollipop Today, Your G3 Still Can’t Have It

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…)