Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge vs. the Past, an Evolution of Samsung Devices

Over the years, we have continued to add new devices to our specs comparison chart of Samsung’s Galaxy devices. We started with the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, because prior to those, Samsung was giving carriers their own custom versions of each and it was impossible to keep track of. But with those, we started seeing carriers adopt a single model, bringing consistency and a brand explosion to the Galaxy line. As you probably guessed, we went ahead and added the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge to the list to show how far Samsung has come over the years.  (more…)

Deal: Nexus 9 16GB in White Just $319 at Office Depot ($80 Off)

For a limited time, Google’s Nexus 9 in white and with 16GB of storage has been slashed to just $319 at Office Depot. That’s an $80 discount. Oh, they are also tossing in free next day delivery.

The deal says that the price is good through 3/2/2015, so you may want to hurry.

Be sure to read our Nexus 9 review if you haven’t. Spoiler – Tim loves it.

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Google Drops Full-Disk Encryption Requirement for New Android Devices Running Lollipop (Updated)

Google seems to have backed off of its requirement for full-disk encryption on new devices running Android 5.0 “Lollipop” and higher. No announcement was made to bring this news to light, but the folks at Ars Technica noticed a change that was made to the final Android 5.0 hardware requirements that were finalized on January 11, 2015.  (more…)

NCAA March Madness Comes to YouTube, Google Search Results

Google took to its YouTube blog to announce today that NCAA March Madness is now on Google Search and YouTube.

Starting with this year’s tournament, you will be able to watch game highlights, pre and postgame shows, and more through the new NCAA March Madness channel. The channel will be populated with the latest news surrounding the tournament, including clips from shows on TBS, CBS, TNT, and truTV.  (more…)

And This is How Verizon Will Brand the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Shortly after yesterday’s big MWC announcements wrapped, we poked fun at Verizon’s mid-back branding of their variant of the HTC One M9. To keep it fair, we couldn’t help but do the same for Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge now that we have official photos. As you all know, Verizon is notorious for blasting their “Verizon 4G LTE” logo in increasing size all over the backs (and sometimes fronts) of phones. They appear to be doing so in full force this year on all flagships.  (more…)

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 820 and Zeroth Platform, Could Hit Consumer Devices Early 2016

Exciting mobile news from MWC is over pouring, and today, Qualcomm took the lid off of its Zeroth Platform, enabled by the Snapdragon 820. While just the announcement of the name is pretty good, Qualcomm does not dive too deep into the SoC, instead optioning for a few general pieces of information, along with details for the Zeroth platform.

From what Qualcomm did say, the Snapdragon 820 is built on a FinFET process, which could be either TSMC’s 16nm or Samsung’s 14nm process. Continuing, the company also introduced its new custom ARMv8 CPU core, named Kryo.  (more…)