Another preview of Lollipop running with TouchWiz on the Galaxy S5 has been previewed by the folks at SamMobile, and I gotta tell you, it doesn’t seem all too bad. In this “final build,” it appears Samsung has done a lot of optimizations and performance tweaks, making the entire system look a whole lot faster. (more…)
For many users, TouchWiz, Samsung’s custom skin, leaves much to be desired in the performance and aesthetics department. And sadly, every time Android receives a major update, which brings new design guidelines, we hope TouchWiz receives the same type of makeover, making it more attractive and less processor intensive.
With the Android 5.0 update, the OS is receiving a major makeover from Google, but as we saw previously in a leaked build of the Android L developer preview running on a Galaxy S5, it appeared that Samsung was sticking with TouchWiz’s current state. However, a new video, running what appears to be a full build of Lollipop, shows that Samsung is trying their best to conform to Google’s “standards,” while not compromising the TouchWiz we have known over the past few years. (more…)
According to sources of SamMobile’s, owners of the Galaxy S5 may not have to wait too long to see Android 5.0 hit their devices. As stated by the source, Lollipop should arrive for Samsung’s flagship device in December, but that is no guarantee that it will come to all markets within that time frame, especially when the update would need to be approved by our carriers. (more…)
Leading up to any major device launch, we always see a plethora of leaks, which is always fun for us. The newest, posted by SamMobile, gives us a few major details for the camera software that will be baked into the Galaxy Note 4 from Samsung. As a reminder, this device is set to be announced on September 3 at IFA in Berlin, Germany.
Thanks to the detailed leak, we can take note of the different picture and video resolutions Note 4 owners can shoot in, as well as all of the insane camera modes that Samsung has included for the camera. To list just a few, which are not exactly new, Samsung has added in a “Create a GIF” mode, Selfie Alarm, Wide Selfie, and Eraser camera modes.
Sources claim that the Note 4 will feature a 3.7MP front-facing camera, and as for the rear-facing 16MP sensor, it is a Sony IMX240; the same one used in the Galaxy S5 LTE-A variant. (more…)
Now that we are done with reviews for the Samsung Galaxy S5 (review) and HTC One (M8) (review), we want to continue looking at each in greater detail. We know that just because a phone was released recently, that many of you will have to wait to buy them until your contracts are up or until you have seen and learned enough to make a purchase. With today’s video, we are trying to help you on that path by showing the differences between these two new flagships on a software front. This is a quick comparison between the basics of HTC’s Sense 6.0 and Samsung’s newest version of Touchwiz. (more…)
This morning, Samsung posted a revised invite for their February 24 “Unpacked 5″ event with nine icons that represent nine potential topics of focus. The Galaxy S5 is almost guaranteed to be unveiled at the event, but the sales pitch is not something that Samsung has given any hint into until now. The nine icons represent Speed, Outdoor, Curiosity, Fun, Social, Style, Privacy, Fitness and Life. (more…)
It is no secret that Samsung is gearing up for the launch of their Galaxy S5 this year. The Galaxy flagship hardware has headlined Android for years now, but Samsung is still making tweaks on the software front. The latest peek into what we might see from Samsung in the near future is the newly leaked Life Times app that looks to keep your life documented easily. (more…)