Now that our reviews of the Galaxy S6 (review) and Galaxy S6 Edge (review) are out of the way, it’s time to start thinking about life with each phone in the near future and beyond, and that means getting are hands on things like accessories to either add features and functionality to the phone or protect it. Since the S6 Edge is the most interesting of the two because of its dual-edge display, we wanted to start there. And since the folks at Spigen sent us over a boatload of cases for the device, we may as well show off theirs. (more…)
You all remember Samsung’s line of Gear devices, don’t you? They were the wearables that were originally rushed to market, featured nipple cameras, and only worked with Samsung devices. They also ran Tizen, were re-done a number of times yet never seemed to catch anyone’s attention unless they are a part of an eBay flash sale, and always had questionable designs that weren’t really classic or mainstream. Remember now? Get ready for a new one! (more…)
The latest version of Gear VR, Samsung’s virtual reality headset that was once only available for the Galaxy Note 4, will soon be purchasable by owners of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Labeled as an Innovator Edition, units will go on sale May 8 for an undisclosed price, but a pre-order for units will take place April 24 (tomorrow) on Best Buy’s website. (more…)
Qualcomm announced Q2 financials for the year of 2015 this morning, and they weren’t very good. Looking at the big picture, it is not the end of times by any means at Qualcomm, but the company has lowered its expectations for the second half of this year, largely due in part to Samsung’s ditching of the Snapdragon 810, opting to use its own in-house Exynos processor in the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. (more…)
The app has three settings – a timer in a 1-10 second range, a button that tells your soft key lights to always stay on when the phone is in use, and another button that tells them to remain off at all times. You may not realize it yet, but this app is pretty damn handy. I actually can’t remember the last time I found an app that was this simple yet so needed.
Oh, and no root required. (more…)
Samsung introduced a new tablet this afternoon, the Galaxy Tab A. Set to hit the market on May 1, the Tab A comes in a variety of versions, with different colors and display sizes. The most modestly priced model, which is $229, is a 8″ tablet that comes in Titanium, Blue, and White. The slightly larger model, which features a 9.7″ display, also comes in the same color options, priced at $299. In addition, a separate 9.7″ model will include an S-Pen for $349, and goes on sale starting May 17. (more…)
How has your battery life been on your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge? As you know, we considered each to have “average” battery life at best in our review. I don’t think we are alone in describing it as that either. And while a number of you are reporting better-than-average battery life, we are still holding out hope that Samsung can do something to improve the entire situation. Today, in an update, they are attempting to do just that. (more…)