Samsung’s Galaxy S6 sales off to a blistering start; T-Mobile claims their Galaxy S6 sales have nearly doubled their total sales of the Galaxy S5

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If T-Mobile’s sales are indicative of how the other carriers are faring, the little traction and sales Samsung may have lost last year with their Galaxy S5 are now nothing to worry about considering the numbers their new Galaxy S6 is putting up. According to T-Mobile, sales of the Galaxy S6 have already nearly doubled the total sales of the previous S5. Consumers have wanted Samsung to change things up a bit as they viewed the S4 and S5 as minor iterations rather than a new device. With the new S6, Samsung decided to finally change things up a bit with a revamped look and finally parted with their plastic materials and opted for a more “premium” look/feel. The reviews of the S6 have bode very well for Samsung and it seems nothing will slow this train down.

What do you guys think of the S6? I know not everyone is on board with Samsung’s decision to go with glass and removing expandable storage alongside the removable battery (including myself), but it is refreshing to see Samsung listening to it’s critics and changing things up a bit.

source: T-Mobile

 

Huawei SnapTo becomes official and will be released April 17th

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Huawei’s answer to Motorola’s budget friendly device, the Moto G, becomes official and is dubbed as the SnapTo. The SnapTo will come in two colors, black and white. The black version will be released April 17th, while the white version isn’t due till May 15th. The device will be priced at $179.99 in the US and will be available on various outlets such as Best Buy, Newegg, Fry’s, and Huawei’s official US website. If you’re not familiar with the SnapTo’s specs, here’s a quick rundown:  Read more

US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S 5 receives Lollipop update via OTA and Kies

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For you US Cellular Galaxy S 5 users, Lollipop has finally arrived for your device with version 5.0.1. To grab the update, you can either head into About Device>Software Update (make sure you have Wi-Fi and you’re signed into your Google account) and get it via an OTA, or use Samsung Kies and update it manually.

For more information and instructions on how to update via Samsung Kies, check out the source link!

source: US Cellular

More sad news for Sony: T-Mobile abruptly discontinues its Sony Xperia Z3 with less than 6 months on the shelves

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T-Mobile has discontinued sales of its Sony Xperia Z3 device with just under 6 months of being released. While it may be stunning to hear at first, it’s not much of a surprise to most if one were to really think about it. It’s no secret that Sony’s mobile phone division is well behind its competitors (Samsung, HTC, LG, Apple) and with lackluster sales of its Z3, T-Mobile has no other choice but to yank the device from its shelves.  Read more

Leaked pictures show WhatsApp integrated within the Facebook for Android app

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Several leaked images of Android’s Facebook app shows it being integrated with WhatsApp. As a refresher, Facebook purchased WhatsApp for $22 Billion last year and we’re finally starting to see the results of that merger. In the images, you can see the much familiar WhatsApp logo on a send button that Facebook has now added, as compared to the older version without it.

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Android pioneer Andy Rubin to launch Playground Global

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Andy Rubin, one of Android’s pioneers, is set to launch his company Playground Global. As a reminder, Rubin left Google and Android about two years ago in order to start up this company. According to Rubin, Playground Global is a firm that will provide support and advice to tech start ups that make devices. While still new and relatively small, the company has already lined up a heavy list of investors such as Google and Hewlett-Packard, and raised over $48 million.

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A render of a mysterious new Sony device has surfaced; Possible Z4 design?

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For the past year or two, I’ve always felt Sony’s Xperia Z line has been the most underrated of Android flagships. Thus, I’ve been eagerly waiting to see what they have in mind for their Xperia Z4 device – which brings us to the image above. As you can see, a new Sony render has surfaced and could possibly be our first look at the upcoming Xperia Z4 that’s slated to be unveiled this April with a Summer release. Read more

VSCO Cam updated to version 3.2 – lets you copy and paste your edits to various photos

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The popular photo editing app, VSCO Cam, has been updated to version 3.2 and brings forth a couple of new features and updates. The biggest update to mention would be the ability to copy and paste edits that you have made to a photo and apply it to any other photo that you wish. This new feature should be a godsend to avid VSCO users as editing a large batch of photos could be made easier and quicker.

The update also includes TIFF image import and various performance improvements such as editing times. QR code and a download link will be provided after the break!

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Keep a lookout on Project Vulkan, it could drastically increase your mobile gaming experience

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You may think the graphics of the games on your mobile device are great, but in reality it could actually be a lot better than it currently is. Vulkan, which is a project that’s being worked on by the alliance behind the OpenGL video standard, lets app writers take direct control of graphics chips and wring out extra performance on many devices. In theory, this should allow you to experience richer graphical visuals along with smoother framerates. 

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