Well here’s an interesting deal for you. T-Mobile will give you one full year of Netflix for Free with the purchase of the Galaxy S6 or the Galaxy S6 Edge. That totals $107.88 in savings, assuming you’re not already grandfathered with the old $7.99 per month rate.
T-Mobile hasn’t specified if existing Netflix accounts will be eligible, but we assume so since a lot of people are already signed up with Netflix. It’s likely they will provide you some sort of code that you can redeem just like what Google did when they launched the Chromecast. Again, this is speculation since no details were announced.
Although HTC is still in the process of rolling out their newest flagship device, the HTC One M9, they have issued an invitation to an announcement event scheduled for April 8th in Beijing. The announcement includes an image of an HTC smartphone that appears to have a dual camera setup, consistent with rumors of the HTC One M9 Plus camera equipment. Another clue that the HTC One M9 Plus will be headlining the event is the “More than One” tagline HTC uses, indicating their announcement will be about the One “plus” something.
Some sources are worried that the selection of Beijing for the announcement is an indication the HTC One M9 Plus will only be available to the Chinese market or only Asian markets at best.
One of the things we’ve come to accept in the smartphone era is that after a full day’s use, our devices usually need to be charged daily. Being human, we often forget to attach said phones to the charger and then we are stuck having to disable most of the fancy smartphone functions to try and get eek it through the day, having reduced our smartphone to dumbphone status. Larger batteries just mean it takes longer to fully charge. Thankfully, Qualcomm has come to our rescue with its Quick Charge 2.0 technology and has prepared a video demonstration on the topic featuring three Nexus 6 handsets and 3 very different chargers.
It seems that every day we are posting stories confirming that this or that handset will be receiving the Android 5.0 (or even 5.1) update, and now it’s the turn of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, the budget version of the Note 3. The confirmation comes courtesy of Samsung France who confirmed the update via Twitter.
Earlier this month we saw the HTC One E9 get certified by the Chinese version of the FCC, the TENAA, and today a new picture of the handset has been leaked via Twitter. You would be correct in thinking that this is not a variant of the HTC One M9 that we saw released on March 1st.
Earlier today AT&T starting rolling out the Android Lollipop update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Turns out that is not the only Note device on AT&T getting Lollipop today as the carrier started rolling out the update for the Galaxy Note 3 as well.
When the device launches around the world next month, the HTC One M9 will have multiple themes accessible. Owners of the device also have the option to extract qualities from photos to compose a personalized theme. Taking things even further is the HTC Themes site that was launched today. The site provides users with the ability to change wallpapers, colors, icons, sounds, and font. Specific elements of a theme can be changed while others are left alone.
There is also the social aspect of HTC Themes. Users can bookmark themes from around the world to see what they like. An HTC, Facebook, or Google+ account is required to start using the theme creator.
Source: HTC Themes
Quite a few devices are still without Lollipop, leaving consumers frustrated with the waiting. The LG G2, released in 2013, is one of the devices still without the latest version of Android; however, the wait may not be much longer.
There is a handset roaming around the world that is known internally by Xiaomi as ‘Ferrari.’ Although we have no idea what the phone looks like (yet), we do know about its specifications. On GFXBench, pretty much everything going into the handset was exposed.
Over the years, one complaint that surfaced about Samsung smartphones was the TouchWiz UI that Samsung deployed. While Samsung was always adding in lots of interesting and unique features, critics also felt the interface was becoming too bloated and busy. Samsung took that input and started to trim things back some for the Galaxy Note 4. However, for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, it was clear that Samsung was being more aggressive in trimming things down. Many believed a lot of this was due to the influence of Google’s Material Design framework. However, it appears that Samsung also leaned heavily on their work with the Tizen OS, recently employed on the Samsung Galaxy Z1 released in India.