Today's a pretty big day for Android smartphone fans, with the Samsung Galaxy S6 hitting stores as well as this guy — the HTC One M9. Two major Android smartphones hitting shelves on the same day. It's been quite some time since we can remember that happening. And a lot of folks are going to have a lot of tough decisions to make.
We've written a lot about the M9, but here we'll boil things down to their most basic for you. If nothing else, these are the things you must know about the HTC One M9.
Samsung has teamed up with comedian James Corden to promote the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. While running an ad for the smartphones, Corden has to battle hipster director alter-ego "Wilf" who wants to focus more on the looks rather than features and functionality.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are now available on U.S. carriers. Here's where to get them.
Samsung's newest flagship devices, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are now on sale at retail in the U.S. Following a pre-order period of a couple weeks, you can now walk into a store and leave with a GS6 — or place an order online and have it shipped out. If you are looking to get your hands on the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge the details by carrier are as follows.
If you've spent way too much time with your nose in a tablet or smartphone playing Crossy Road, don't read this. Close the tab, turn off the computer, leave the room, exit your house, lock the door and call a Realtor. (And, erm, forget you ever saw this headline.)
There are a few headlines going around this evening about a software update hitting the HTC One M9 that, among other things, brings about some camera updates. That's obviously a good thing in the case of the M9, which hasn't exactly left us overly impressed in the camera department.
But context is important here. This update is to bring U.S. models of the M9 in line with the software on the global version, HTC has told us (and others). And while folks should see an improvement in image processing after this update — just as we did three weeks ago on the global model we used in our review, and as we noted in the "About this review section" — we'd caution against believing that this is some magical update that will cure all that ailed us.
Jawbone has announced today that its UP3 fitness tracker will finally begin shipping to pre-order customers in the US on April 20.
Though the UP3 was originally announced in November of last year, pre-order customers have been left waiting several months for the fitness tracker to ship. In a blog post today, Jawbone explained that the delay was mainly caused by issues with achieving consistent water resistance levels during manufacturing.
The slow trickle of rumors surrounding iOS support for Android Wear came to a head today, with a report from The Verge stating that Google is a "close to finishing the final technical details" involved with getting its wearables to work with Apple's phones.
On the face of it, it seems surprising — an unholy union of Apple and Android. The mere possibility of Android Wear support coming to the iPhone with the Apple Watch imminent raises several questions, not least how Apple might react to an Android-branded thing encroaching on its ecosystem. Will Cupertino block the companion app because it's Android Wear? Will the company throw up roadblocks simply because it's a competitor?
We'll examine these questions and more after the break. Read on.
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