How to achieve stock Android on any smartphone or tablet [2015]

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There are all sorts of user interfaces out there — TouchWiz, ZenUI, Sense, and Optimus UI are just some of them. These different UI’s tend to come packaged with all sorts of bloatware such as theme stores, digital assistants, and popop tips. In addition to that, there’s usually a bevy of carrier apps packaged into your phone, as well. Unfortunately, there isn’t much of a way to get rid of all of that junk aside from disabling them, but there is at least a way we can make any smartphone take on the look of pure Android.

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ITC Staff recommends clearing Samsung, Qualcomm in Nvidia case

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Remember that lawsuit between Nvidia and Samsung that began late last year as a result of the graphic card manufacturer believing that the Korean company had infringed upon seven of its patents? And how Samsung hit back by first accusing Nvidia of false advertising and then by issuing its own lawsuit claiming the Nvidia had infringed upon Samsung’s patents? The International Trade Commission (ITC) stepped in soon after and have now formed a recommendation.

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U.S. Cellular begins Android 5.1.1 rollout for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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Right off the heels of an international rollout, U.S. Cellular has begun sending Android 5.1.1 out for both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge.

The update will bring your baseband to G920R4TYU2BOF7. And if you haven’t received the update yet, you can check manually by heading into Settings > About Phone. Unfortunately, there’s no official changelog from U.S. Cellular yet, but you can expect to see some minor notification improvements and Factory Reset Protection.

Anyone get the update yet?

source: U.S. Cellular

[Deal] T-Mobile supplying a free storage upgrade with the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge offer one of the best Android experiences ever. One huge reason to buy this phone is for the superior camera. It takes very large 16MP photos and can record all the way up to 4K video. It is also rumoured to be getting RAW image support in the future. These features are great, but one huge problem with all this is that they take tons of memory and unfortunately Samsung got rid of the micro SD card slot.

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