Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 edge Nougat update now hitting units in India

March 13, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge started receiving the Nougat update last week. But at that time, only Europe was getting the update. Well, now, the update has started hitting units in India as well.

Aside from the Android OS version 7.0, several bug fixes as well as improvements and optimizations are also included in the update, which weighs in at around 1.3GB.

As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it may take some time for the update to hit your device. Meanwhile, if you feel impatient, you can manually check for the update by heading to your handset’s Settings menu.


New SwiftKey for Android update brings keypress sounds

March 13, 2017

A new update has been pushed out to SwiftKey’s Android client. The update brings along a “highly requested” feature: the ability to customize the keyboard with sound profiles. A total of four new profiles have been added: Traditional, Android, Modern and Blip.

You can access these by tapping/sliding the hamburger icon on the left of the prediction bar, and then entering the SwiftKey Hub. From there, open the ‘Typing’ panel and select ‘Sound and Vibration’.

Head to the Play Store link below to download the updated app.

Source | Play Store

LG’s next flagship phones will likely feature FullVision displays (à la G6)

March 13, 2017

Released last week in South Korea (and coming soon to the US), the LG G6 features a display like no other. Called FullVision, this is a 5.7-inch panel with a unique 1440 x 2880 pixel resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The screen also has round corners, and there’s very little bezel around it, this making the G6 the most compact 5.7-inch phone to date.

If you like the idea behind this new display, but you’re not particularly impressed by the G6 as a whole, you may want to wait for LG’s next flagship smartphones, as these will almost certainly feature FullVision …

For $56, you can own a baseball cap that uses solar power to charge your phone

March 13, 2017
So there you are walking down the street, face down as you stare at your  handset. All of a sudden, you realize that the battery on your phone is about to call it quits. Luckily for you, the solution is right there on your head. A start up company called SolSol (Sol is Sun in Spanish) is producing a baseball cap that contains solar panels. You can use the cap to charge any device that has a USB port.

The solar panels can be found built into the brim of the hat, and while having a cable drop from a hat to a device placed inside a pants pocket might not be a look that many want to show …

Temple Run: Treasure Hunters match 3 puzzle coming to Android and iOS

March 13, 2017

Imangi Studios, the small team behind the Temple Run franchise, has just announced a new game that’s not an endless runner. Temple Run: Treasure Hunter is a match 3 puzzle that will soon be available on both the Android and iOS platforms.

As a matter fact, a beta version of the game is already available to Android users in some countries, so you can look for it in the Google Play Store and see if it’s available in your region. A release date hasn’t been announced yet, but the developers promised to launch it in 2017.

Although Temple Run: Treasure Hunters …

Pre-order the Sony Xperia XZs and get a free Sony SRS-XB30 speaker

March 13, 2017

We learned last week that Sony’s flagship smartphone, the Xperia XZ Premium won’t hit the shelves until early June. But that’s not the only appealing high-end device announced by Sony at MWC 2017.

The Xperia XZs has been a bit overshadowed by its bigger Xperia XZ Premium brother, one of the few smartphones that were confirmed to pack Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor inside.

Well, the situation must change since the Xperia XZs will make its debut on the market much earlier than the Xperia XZ Premium. The smartphone is already available for pre-order in …

TAG Heuer’s Connected Modular 45 smartwatch specs and price leaked ahead of official announcement

March 13, 2017
TAG Heuer confirmed a few days ago it will launch a new smartwatch today, March 14. The wearable device hasn’t been announced yet, but the Swiss company already posted some info on the smartwatch on its official website (crazy, right?).

Apparently, the smartwatch will be called TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45, and it will be available for purchase in the United States for $1,650.

As expected, the Connected Modular 45 will be powered by Android Wear 2.0, and it will pack all the features you would expect from a modern, high-end smartwatch.

But the most interesting aspect lies …

Apple testing four new iPad Pro models in San Francisco and Cupertino

March 13, 2017
Earlier today, we told you that Apple could launch its new iPad tablets as soon as next week without any type of major announcement. Confirming   that new iPads are on the way to being announced, is a report published today that cites mobile marketing firm Fiksu. Logs produced by the latter reveal that a number of new iOS tablets have been tested in the area around San Francisco and Cupertino.

The data from Fiksu shows that Apple is testing four different tablets. Fiksu has a special tracking and attribution SDK which thousands of apps use. Apple installs apps on its devices while …

Samsung shifts to monthly security updates schedule for unlocked smartphones in the U.S.

March 13, 2017

It’s common knowledge that unlocked smartphones get updated much faster than carrier-branded units since there’s no need for additional approval from network operators. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned sometimes and unlocked phones receive updates slower than expected.

That’s exactly what happens in the United States where carrier-branded Samsung smartphones seem to be getting security updates on a monthly basis, whereas unlocked units receive these important patches on a quarterly basis.

Many fans have written to Samsung in the hopes of getting …