Bryant H.

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7 things you should know before buying Samsung's affordable virtual reality headset

1/<p>The Gear VR is WELL worth its $99 price tag...<p>Samsung<p>... That is, if you like Samsung's phones, including the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, S7, or S7 …

Samsung's virtual reality headset, Gear VR: what you need to know

Samsung's virtual reality headset, dubbed "Gear VR," is available for purchase as of today. For those not following the last three years of virtual reality's return from obscurity, today is a big day: Gear VR is the first virtual reality headset available to general consumers. Though Sony's …

Galaxy Note 4 or Note Edge: Which should you buy?

Two Galaxy Notes with many similarities, but one big difference — we're going to help you decide which to buy<p>When Samsung refreshed the Galaxy Note …

T-Mobile And Verizon (And Possibly Other Carriers) Are Using A New System App To Silently Install Bloatware Onto Phones

<b>Update:</b> We've heard from a source close to Digital Turbine that the software is <b>not</b> supposed to re-install bloat apps after they have been removed by …

Carriers Can Now Install Apps On Android Handsets Without Customers' Permission

For as long as smartphones have existed, cell carriers have been pre-loading apps on them in hopes of maximizing per-handset revenue, via navigation apps, video services, music downloads, and other recipes. And, for the most part, people dealt with it; most users didn’t know that there would be an …

Samsung Gear VR Preview: Ritchie Watches a 2 Hour Movie in Oculus Cinema

A couple of weeks ago I sat down on my couch and watched a movie. Now, under normal circumstances, this rather inane activity would have not even …

Virtual Reality

This is the big Samsung Android Lollipop leak you’ve been waiting for

So far we’ve seen what Android 5.0 Lollipop will look like on the Galaxy S4, the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 3 but not on Samsung’s most recent …

Nova Launcher 3.3 brings Lollipop-style app drawer cards

Unlike the <i>other</i> major mobile OS, that prefers to keep things kosher, Android allows for an unlimited amount of user customized creations. Don’t like the icons? Download an app and change them (or buy an LG G3). Don’t like the design? Download an app and change it! Change is for the better, and …

T-Mobile is excited to announce its Nexus 6 has no branding or bloat

Brands. Some people love them, some people hate them. For companies however, brand logos are like endless free advertising. In the mobile world, brand awareness can get pretty noticeable if not downright obscene. Like two birds of a feather, these logos often flock with a lot of <i>bonus</i> software: …

Samsung's phablet-powered Gear VR launches in December for $200 - ExtremeTech

Samsung’s phablet-powered Gear VR launches in December for $200<p>By on November 14, 2014 at 5:10 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

T-Mobile already reported to be facing Nexus 6 supply issues

The Nexus 6 is a curious creation: Google already thinks you like it, Motorola designed it, and it’s super materialistic. Android aficionados have been talking about it since its aquatic origins first because of the size, and then because of the whale-like price tag. Despite these capricious …

iOS 8 vs Android 5.0 Lollipop Review: Material Difference

This week Google announced the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the most radical design overhaul of Android since it launched in late 2008. Six weeks ago Apple announced iOS 8, one of the most exciting and expansive releases of iOS since it debuted in 2007 (under the name ‘Mobile OS X’). It is now …

When and where to buy the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

Google has two new Nexus devices that look to add something new to the Android landscape. The Nexus 6 smartphone is equipped with a 6-inch 1440p display, a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera. The device also comes with a Turbo Charger, allowing the …

Google Calendar 5.0 now available for download

Earlier this week Google pulled the curtains off the biggest update to the Calendar app in a long while. Now the update is rolling out to users, and the APK file is available for download.<p>Calendar 5.0 brings lots of visual changes, with the app receiving a complete Material makeover. The iconic …

Android News

Want a Nexus 6? Wednesday’s the day if you’re after Google’s latest handset

If you were hoping to snag a Nexus 6 via the Play Store but hit the site only to discover it’d exceeded its pre-order allocation, make sure your next …

Google and LG will license each other's patents for the next decade

Samsung isn't the only Android device maker getting cozy with Google's patents, apparently. LG has just entered into a cross-licensing deal with Google that will let the two companies use each other's patents (including new ones) for the next 10 years. The two sides are coy about just why they've …

The Nexus 9 is in stock at the Google Play store, 16GB or 32GB WiFi model

November 3rd marks official launch date for Google‘s latest tablet, the Nexus 9. Well, that day has arrived for much of the globe, and you can now find the Nexus 9 available for sale through the Google Play Store, expected to leave their warehouse in one or two business days.<p>Not all versions are …

Attackers can lock your Samsung phone via exploit in built-in security app

If you own a Samsung phone, odds are you’ve heard of Find My Phone. A service built in to most recent Samsung devices, it allows users to track, lock, and even ring their phone in case the device is stolen. You may want to think twice about using the service, though, because there is a pretty …

Mobile

iPad Air 2 Display Praised for Antireflective Coating, but iPad Mini 3 Display Still Lags

With the iPad Air 2, one of Apple's main selling points has been the improved display, which includes a new bonded construction that eliminates the air gap between the display and the cover glass, as well as a new antireflective coating to reduce glare in situations with high ambient light.<p>Ray …

Apple in talks to expand NFC in iPhone 6 beyond Apple Pay, replace building keycards and transit tickets

The Information is reporting that Apple is actively scouting out partnerships to increase the utility of the NFC chip inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Right now, the chip can only be used for payments through Apple Pay as the API is not available to third-party developers.<p>The Information says …

Samsung releases a couple more Galaxy Note 4 commercials

For those of you that do not have your Galaxy Note 4 yet, but want to see more of it in action, Samsung has launched a couple new commercials just for you. The S-Pen and camera take front and center in these ones, with not a mention that this is one of the largest phones on the market.<p>Samsung’s …

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge first Impressions!

<i>Editor’s Note: This first impressions comes from a Japanese edition of the Galaxy Note Edge. It’s likely that many of the issues and specifics mentioned below are unique to the Japanese variant of the Galaxy Note Edge, and will be likely rectified before it reaches European and Western markets. We</i> …

Android Authority this week

Welcome to Android Authority this week!<p>This week was the closest thing to Christmas we have in the Android World. After a long, long summer, Google finally gave Android L a name (hello, Lollipop!) and launched the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Packing new features and a beautiful design language, Lollipop …

While Tim Cook Is Gushing About Apple Pay, Here's What's Going On With Google Wallet

Google, which introduced its own NFC-enabled payments system through Google Wallet way back in 2011, was much less blustery on its recent earnings call when asked about Google Wallet.<p>"We are trying to get it right," Google's sales boss Omid Kordestani said in response to one analyst's question …

Galaxy Note 4 gets battery life-extending update

Ahead of its release in the US and the UK this week, the Galaxy Note 4 is receiving a small, but potentially important firmware update.<p>As reported by the folks over at <i>SamMobile</i>, the 36MB firmware update to version XXU1ANJ4 appears to be primarily a stability patch that covers last minute holes …

The iTunes Store is about to get a flatter look

Apple has flattened the design of just about every interface it makes, but the iTunes Store has remained largely impervious to those changes -- reflections, drop shadows and extruded buttons abound. All that is likely to change soon, however. According to <i>9to5Mac</i>, those trying out the iTunes 12 beta …

The iPhone 6 Plus Wins The Longer Race

Apple’s new iPhones have been available for around a month now, and something interesting has happened with this generation: I’m forced to revisit my original reviews and change my initial impression based on later experience. After further testing of the two devices, I find the iPhone 6 Plus has …

New Android Update may be Called Licorice

Giovanni Calabrese, the fellow who usually constructs Google’s software sculptures, recently sent out a post on Google+ hinting at Licorice being the …

Android News

It Looks Like You'll Be Able To Buy Samsung's Strange, Curvy New Galaxy Phone Soon

Judging by the FCC-approved document, it seems like AT&T and T-Mobile will be the first to get the phone. The bands and frequency listed in the document line up with those used by those two carriers, as blogs GForGames and PhoneArena point out.<p>Samsung has been showcasing its flexible, curved …

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