Galaxy S 6 could sport a smaller battery than the Galaxy S 5

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The Galaxy S 6 will most likely be a lot thinner than the Galaxy S 5, but one major downside could be the battery. Not only will it be non-removable, it actually might be smaller than its predecessor.

One would think that Samsung could fit the new Galaxy S 6 with at least the same size battery as the S5 since battery technology keeps evolving, but unfortunately that won’t be the case. It’s expected to come in at 2600 mAh as opposed to 2800 mAh on the S5, which is about 7% less.

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First-Gen Moto G handsets to receive Lollipop Update according to ‘Future Updates’ message from Motorola

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If you own a first-generation Moto G, it appears that Motorola is sending messages to begin readying your device to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update in the ‘upcoming weeks’. If you’ve received this message, it’s important to click the ‘More Info’ tab at the bottom, as explained after the break.

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The LG Watch Urbane brings luxury to Android Wear

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Android Wear has come a long way in the short time since it was launched, being pioneered by LG and Motorola with their G Watch R and Moto 360 offerings. But while Motorola has yet to follow-up on their initial design, LG has moved on from the G Watch R’s’ bland but functional design to a more trendy and upscale look. Today, LG has announced the rather stylish looking Watch Urbane.

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Foursquare drops login requirement for use of the app

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Foursquare is rolling out an update to their app that removes the requirement for new users to setup up an account or set customizations before they can start searching for places to visit and check out. The move is apparently being taken as a way to make it easier for new users to get recommendations and will then lead to those users wanting to create a new account and link social accounts. Read more

Android Developer Days gearing up for 2015 event

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Android Developer Days is back for 2015 and has announced their first few featured speakers for the event to be held in May in Turkey. ADD 2015 is an open conference covering developments in mobile, web, server and software technologies. The organizers are hopeful their efforts will inspire participants to contribute to a better world.

The first five features speakers include: Read more

The NBA is filming the All-Star Game in 360-degrees for Samsung’s Gear VR

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If you’ve ever wanted a court-side seat at an NBA (basketball) game but couldn’t afford the $9.000 price tag, Samsung and the NBA may well be on the verge of providing a solution. All you need is a Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, its accompanying Gear VR headset, access to Samsung’s Milk VR Store and you could be watching NBA highlights in virtual-reality

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Infographic: The Evolution of Samsung’s Mobile Phone Cameras

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There’s still a couple of weeks to go until Samsung officially reveals the Galaxy S6 on March 1st at the MWC. In the meantime though, the South Korean manufacturer has released a great infographic that illustrates the evolution of the smartphone camera. From the SCH-V200 handset with a 0.3MP camera, all the way to the Galaxy A5 smartphone with its 13MP primary camera and the software features that enhance the pictures we take.

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