Select Samsung Galaxy S6 apps and wallpapers surface online


We are weeks away from the launch of the Galaxy S6 in markets around the world, but that doesn’t mean some aspects of the device will go untouched for the same amount of time. Some of the apps and wallpapers to be featured on the Samsung flagship have been posted online. The apps include S Translator and S Note while the wallpapers are vibrant and crisp, optimized for the 2560×1440 display.

Hit the break for download links to the apps and wallpapers.

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Base model of the Huawei Watch will not cost $1,000


Earlier this week, a rumor began to spread that stated Huawei would charge $1,000 for its upcoming smartwatch. Having such a high price disappointed and shocked many people as other Android Wear devices stay around $300 and below. The Huawei Watch does feature a premium look and feel; however, $1,000 seemed far too high.

Fortunately, it will not cost that much for consumers to bring home the Huawei Watch as the company commented on pricing concerns.

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This could be the HTC One M9 Plus


Images of the HTC One M9 Plus (or Ultra) has leaked again. It looks much like the basic One M9, except the camera lens is rounder. It’s also missing the Duo Camera setup that we saw in January’s leak. Sporting a 5.2-inch Quad-HD (2560 x 1440) display, it’s not much of an upgrade as one would expect. What I mean is that you would expect the display to be much bigger as in 5.5 to 6.0-inches. It’s also rumored that it will never leave China.

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Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge might be suffering from touchscreen issues


Things have been going so well for Samsung these past few days, that you just knew some bad news had to crash the party at some point. According to Asia Today, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are having issues with touch inputs.

More specifically, they noticed this issue near the bezels where they found that the phones didn’t register any inputs, including handwriting and scribbling. They provided images and video to back it up. It seems to be more of an issue with the S6, but the Edge is still affected.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge claims MWC award for best new device


The GSMA has announced that the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge was awarded the Best New Handset, Tablet or Device award at MWC 2015. Unlike the best of show awards announced earlier recognizing devices and apps from the prior year, this award focuses on hardware that is launched during MWC. In 2014 Samsung won the same award for the Samsung Gear Fit.

Samsung president JK Shin said the company was “honored that the GSMA agree that these are our most elegant and powerful devices so far.” Samsung thinks Galaxy S6 edge provides a great blend of design, usability and functionality, which has led to the recognition their new device is getting.

source: Samsung

Motorola’s Rick Osterloh says no fingerprint scanner on next Moto X and no e-ink on next Moto 360


Motorola was one of the first companies to slap a fingerprint scanner on a smartphone, but they are reluctant to do it now. The original Atrix from 2011 had one, but Motorola President Rick Osterloh says the technology is still too inconsistent for their devices.

Osterloh thinks it’s just as fast to tap your finger to unlock a device as it is to swipe for a fingerprint. He also said that when the reader fails, the customer is turned off and that “All of the fingerprint readers are unreliable.” That’s pretty bold when you consider that Apple’s Touch ID works very well, Of course, it remains to be seen how well Samsung’s new touch sensor on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge work in everyday life, but early reports are that it’s pretty promising.

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LG G3, Moto 360, Moto E claim top spots in 2015 Global Mobile Awards


Although much of the attention at MWC 2015 is on the devices being announced at the event or sneak peaks of technology planned for later in the year, the hosts, GSMA, take some time to recognize outstanding products from the prior year with their Global Mobile Awards. For 2015, Android devices proved to be formidable participants in the market. Perhaps most notable is the recognition of the LG G3 as Best Smartphone along with Apple’s iPhone 6. It was not long ago that LG barely even registered in the smartphone market, but the company started to make a big push first with the LG G2 and then last year’s successor the LG G3. Their willingness to break with some tradition, like placement of buttons, and trying to produce an attractive, quality product have paid off with the award.
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