Android 5.1 factory images now available for Nexus 4, Nexus 7 2013, And Nexus 7 LTE 2013

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Android 5.1 is slowly making the rounds and next up is the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 2013, and Nexus 7 LTE 2013. Factory images were posted for all three, and the actual OTA update was captured for the Nexus 4.

Flashing a factory image is really easy, so be sure to check out our extensive guide which will guide you every step of the way. If you happen to have an unlocked bootloader, you don’t even have to lose your data. We show you how to do that as well.

source: Google Developers

The Galaxy S6 is more durable than the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy S6 Edge, and even the Galaxy S5

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SquareTrade already started a swarm of speculation that the Galaxy S6 Edge is more bendable than the iPhone 6 Plus, but this new video is a little more positive for Samsung.

It pits the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 plus against each other to find out how they compare as far as durability. The Galaxy S6 took 1st place overall, which is surprising in that I would have figured that the S5 would win this one. The S6 was found to be the least bendable at 110 pounds of pressure, and all three Galaxy phones survived the drop test with flying colors.


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Watch the Huawei P8 unveiling right here

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Huawei is holding a little event at 10:00 am ET / 7:00 am PT in London, and it’s being live streamed since most of us can’t be there.

The P8 will be the star of the show and it’s expected to sport a 5.2-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) curved display, a 64-bit octa-core Huawei Kirin 930 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 13 MP rear camera, fingerprint scanner, and 2,600 mAh battery.

Hit the break for the live feed.


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Samsung publishes the Galaxy S6 Experience app to the Play Store

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You would have to have been living on the moon if you weren’t already aware of the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones, and even then, there’s a chance you might have seen something. In case you are unsure what the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets are all about, Samsung has published the Galaxy S6 Experience app to the Google Play Store for you to browse through.


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Huawei rumored to offering Samsung designers more money and higher level positions to work for them

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Is Huawei trying to steal away Samsung’s designers and technicians? If so, you certainly can’t blame them for the effort as Samsung is most certainly poised to have their most successful Galaxy S ever with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The refined and refreshed look of the S6 and S6 Edge seems to have caught Huawei’s attention as reports are coming that the company is not only offering more money, but higher level positions are also being dangled to Samsung’s design engineers. More independence is also rumored to be promised to these candidates which is essentially an engineers/designers dream. If these people were to take Huawei’s offer, you certainly can’t blame them.

Do you guys think Samsung’s own engineers can steer Huawei into a serious contender in the mobile phone industry?

source: Korea Times

 

[Video] Samsung USA officially unboxes the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge via a promo video

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Samsung USA has taken it upon their YouTube account to officially unbox their two new flagships in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge via a pretty cool promo video. With all the coverage these two devices are getting in the recent weeks, I’m sure you are well familiar with them both. If not, check out the videos below and let us know what you think! 
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OnePlus adding two handsets this year

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The OnePlus One has remained the company’s sole handset on the market for nearly an entire year. Technology in the mobile industry has advanced and it is time for OnePlus to revitalize its offering. Bloomberg, after spending time at OnePlus’ Shenzhen headquarters, has learned that the company will introduce two handset to the market this year. The first handset is expected to arrive in the third quarter of 2015 while the other, which will be cheaper, is set for the end of the year.

Source: Bloomberg

T-Mobile’s release of Lollipop for the LG G2 starts today

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Starting today, T-Mobile customers with the LG G2 will begin to receive a software update. It unsurprisingly is for Lollipop. The carrier says that the update will take place between April 14 and May 22, but we assume everyone will be updated fairly quick. The changelog issued by T-Mobile only states that Android 5.0 Lollipop is among the new features.

Let us know in the comments when you receive the over-the-air (OTA) update.

Source: T-Mobile

With great power comes great cost for Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge brings a lot of new innovation to the smartphone market and a new breakdown of the cost to produce the phone by research firm IHS reveals that innovation comes at relatively high cost. IHS recently took a look at the 64GB Verizon variant of the Galaxy S6 edge and estimated the cost for parts and assembly was about $290. That puts the Galaxy S6 edge about $34 per unit more than last year’s Galaxy S 5 and much higher than Apple’s iPhone 6 which is estimated to cost $247 to produce. The Galaxy S6 edge is currently retailing for $699 off contract. “This phone costs less than an iPhone to buy, but it costs Samsung more to build,” says IHS analyst Andrew Rassweiler.
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