Google IO 2015 Coverage

New video from Samsung highlights manufacturing of the Galaxy S6 edge


Samsung has released a new video showing some of the manufacturing steps used to produce the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. Samsung notes that production of the device required some engineering firsts, like adding the curve to the Gorilla Glass. Samsung notes that the industry’s hardest glass had to be heated up to 800 degrees Celsius in order to be curved for use on the device. Meanwhile, the “aerospace-grade” aluminum is carved with diamond encrusted tools and the texture of the device is applied using microscopic ceramic grains. Samsung also notes the colors used on the Galaxy S6 edge each have their own custom reflection pattern.

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Marvel, Samsung deliver 360-degree ‘Battle for the Avengers Tower’ on YouTube


We can expect unique experiences from content creators on YouTube now that the service supports 360-degree videos. Today, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron hit theaters in the United States and, to supplement the release, the company worked with Samsung on a 360-degree experience for Android devices. On YouTube, those with Android devices can watch Battle for the Avengers Tower. It drops viewers into the battleground that was once the squad’s headquarters.

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T-Mobile’s Galaxy S6 Edge receiving Android 5.1.1 OTA update

Samsung_Galaxy_S6_Edge_Front_Top_Samsung_Logo_TASamsung usually isn’t the quickest when it comes to Android update, but it looks like they’ve worked some magic with T-Mobile, as the Galaxy S6 Edge is now receiving the Android 5.1.1 update over the air. Only the Edge variant on T-Mobile specifically is seeing the update, but that might just mean that the normal S6 (and other carrier models) will join the party soon. Read more

Samsung acknowledges bug with the Galaxy S6’s management of RAM


Owners of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are experiencing performance issues with their devices that can be blamed on the mismanagement of RAM. At times, apps are being forcefully closed. The 3GB of RAM is nearly filled to the brim due to the bug and Samsung has yet to issue a fix. The company, however, has commented informed one device owner that micro-updates for performance and stability issues are on the way.

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Samsung starts rolling out Lollipop OTA for the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2


Samsung is now pushing out the much-anticipated Android 5.0.2 update to all models of the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 located in the United States. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade transports the latest build of Lollipop to the handset, in addition to a multitude of bug fixes and stability improvements.

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Samsung Pay coming to Korea, U.S. in second half of 2015


Yesterday Samsung released their first quarter financial results against a backdrop of a new report showing they had regained the lead as the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer. After the results were revealed during the company’s conference call, Samsung Electronics’ Managing Director Park Jin-young spent some time discussing the new Samsung Pay platform. He revealed that the service is on track to roll out to Korea and the U.S. in the second half of 2015. Read more

Lucky T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge user gets updated to Android 5.1.1


We just heard that Samsung is bringing Guest Mode to the Android 5.1 update, and now it’s rolling already? One user over at XDA is reporting that his T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge received the Android 5.1.1 update.

I don’t think this means that it’s officially rolling out, but it does mean that it’s being tested which is a good thing. It’s more than likely that it’s pure luck that his device received it. There could be others, but who knows if they even read tech blogs.

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