We are just weeks away from seeing the Galaxy S 6 introduced to the world on March 1 and there are many aspects that remain a mystery. The measurements, for example, have remained under the radar despite various reports on software and hardware. There was a leak of case schematics last week but the authenticity seemed a bit questionable. Today, alleged dimensions of the Galaxy S 6 appeared once again. The most notable measurement with this schematic is how thin the handset will apparently be. The schematic, provided by Underkg, has the Galaxy S 6 being 6.91mm thin which would make it comparable to the Apple iPhone. Calculating the given display height and width, it would span less than 5in; however, we highly doubt that Samsung is going with a smaller display.
Hit the break to see the leaked schematic.
Sprint is on fire when it comes to updating devices to Lollipop. If the HTC One (M7) and the Galaxy S 5 wasn’t enough, how about the HTC One (M8) and the LG G3? A leaked document shows that the HTC One (M8) will get Android 5.0 Lollipop on February 13 and the LG G3 will get the tasty treat on February 16. If you happen to own the Harman Kardon edition of the One (M8), don’t fret, because it’s included in the update as well.
Of course, it should be noted that “subject to change” is listed so if anything goes wrong with the final testing, Sprint will delay the launch. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
source: Android Central
An announcement for the LG G4 is right around the corner, so it makes sense that models of the device will start showing up in databases online. Not too long ago we saw an LG device with a 3k display and the model number LG VS999 that we haven’t seen an equivalent for on other carriers. Verizon’s G3 model was the VS985, so it lined up. Today, though, another device with a different model has popped up that muddies things up a bit.
A new device with the model VS986 has appeared online, which is extremely close to the model of the G3. The G2′s model was the VS980, so this new model seems to fall closer in line with what LG and Verizon typically go with, but anything’s possible.
If you’ve ever wondered what a Galaxy Note Edge would look like encrusted in shiny crystals, then wonder no more. The luxurious customization firm, Crystalize Your Design, has today taken the wraps off its ultra-exclusive “Playing Hands” variant of the handset, featuring 1,800 Swarovski elements, which is expected to retail for around $2500.
For a full tour of the Galaxy Note Edge “Playing Hands” Edition, hit the break below.
While we wait to see what Lenovo has in store for Motorola this year, Twitter tipster Ricciolo is hinting at the direction the company plans on going in for 2015.
One of his recent tweets claims that Moto is working on a smartphone that’s “smarter” than the competition, and we should expect to see it fairly soon. When Google owned the company, we saw the always-on voice recognition and some other user friendly intelligent features. Hopefully Lenovo and Moto have found a way to add on to those smart features and bring some new things to the table.
Well here’s some interesting news today for those of you that own a U.S. carrier-branded Galaxy S 5. Assuming your local Best Buy store has a Samsung Experience Shop in it, you can walk in with your Galaxy S 5 and they will install Android 5.0 Lollipop on it. Sprint and Verizon are already pushing the update to their respective S5′s, but even you have an AT&T or any other carrier device, you can still get the update. The only exception would be T-Mobile.
We have a pretty good idea what the Galaxy S 6 is going to look like thanks to numerous leaks, but here’s another for your viewing pleasure. Unfortunately the device is in a case, but according to Venus case maker, whatever is visible is the real deal.
These images confirm the placement of the heart rate sensor and LED flash moving to the right side (from the bottom) of the rear camera lens. You will also notice that the volume buttons are now separate for both up and down, rather than a rocker. The device sure looks thin too as it’s supposed to come in at just over 7 mm.
A redditor posted a link yesterday to a website that will determine your phone’s network compatibility. The site is incredibly easy to use. Select your brand, make, and model from a list, then select the country and carrier you are interested in checking for compatibility of, and select search. The results are then displayed in a simple, easy to read format. Three categories are submitted, one for 2G, another for 3G, and a last one for 4G. If a category has a check, you are compatible, if it has an X, you are not. I used the website to find out that my HTC One will work on all major networks in the US except for Sprint’s 4G network. (And who cares about that anyhow?) The band one your phone that is compatible with the network is also shown.
If you are thinking about purchasing a phone, make sure to use the website, called Will My Phone Work to find out if it is compatible with your network before purchasing. If you are thinking about switching to a new wireless carrier, check to see if your current device will still function. There are plenty of uses for the new website, so check it out and see what you find.
The HTC One (M7) on Sprint is not the carrier’s only device receiving a software update this week. Tomorrow, the Samsung Galaxy S 5 will also receive a software update moving it away from KitKat and into Lollipop. On its own site, Samsung revealed that February 5 would be the start of the software update’s rollout on the Galaxy S 5.
Here is the changelog provided by Samsung:
- Android OS updated to v5.0 Lollipop
- Enhanced VoWiFi UI
- Lumen toolbar removed
Let us know in the comments when you receive the software update.
Tomorrow, February 5, will be a very special day for owners of the HTC One (M7) on Sprint’s network. The carrier has approved an update that will deliver the (almost) latest version of Android to the HTC flagship of 2013. HTC’s VP of Product Management, Mo Versi, announced on Twitter that Android 5.0.1 would begin rolling out to the One (M7) in an over-the-air (OTA) update.
Despite breaking its promise, we are glad to see HTC delivering Lollipop goodness to its devices.
Source: @moversi (Twitter)