Samsung has released a post-Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5, re-introducing the silent mode (or rather, the mute button). It's a feature that was missed by many once updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop. As reported by SamMobile, the G900F variant of the Galaxy S5 is currently receiving the build (G900FXXU1BOB7) in the UK. The mute button has been placed among quick settings, just below the notifications tray.
British manufacturer Kazam – created by ex-HTC staffers – has announced six new models in its Trooper range. All devices run Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, and are aimed at the budget segment. Kazam is differentiating the series by offering LTE as well as 3G-only connectivity options.
Google has announced that it is rolling out the Lollipop update to Android One handsets in India. The OTA update will be arriving in stages and will be delivered weekly, which means that not all users will receive the update at once.
Google already shows a warning message when you attempt to download malicious software, and the search giant is now expanding its efforts with the SafeBrowsing initiative to protect you from visiting websites that are flagged for malware. Chrome has been updated to display a new warning message to users visiting a website flagged by Google, and Google Search's ranking signals now feature the ability to automatically identify whether a site has malicious content.
Samsung has entered into an agreement with LG and Apple to supply both companies with new 20nm LPDDR4 DRAM chips for upcoming smartphones. The deal would see Samsung fulfill Apple's demand for memory chips for the next iPhone, while LG would use the components for the G4. According to the Korea Times report:
Sony has unveiled the Xperia E4g, which is essentially a marriage between the recently announced Xperia E4 and LTE connectivity. Think of this announcement much like how Motorola handled the Moto G and its LTE variant. The Xperia E4g will ship in April for €129.
The Twitter team has rolled out an update for the official Android app, enabling the "While you were away" feature. This helps you to remain up-to-date with everything happening on the micro-blogging site, providing you with some top tweets determined by who you interact with most on Twitter.
LG rolled out its first video for the Watch Urbane, the manufacturer's latest smartwatch. The all-metal watch which will be available in gold and silver trims, with LG stating that the Watch Urbane is the closest we'll come to seeing an analog watch face on an Android Wear-powered smartwatch.
HTC's latest teaser for the upcoming One M9 suggests that we may see a more powerful BoomSound stereo speaker configuration on the device. The Taiwanese manufacturer teased a video on Twitter with the tagline "Get your hands on bigger boom", followed by a reveal date of March 1, which is when the One M9 is set to officially debut.
According to a YouTube video that Google posted, then subsequently pulled earlier today, the company is pretty close to releasing a follow-up to the Chromebook Pixel, a high-end Chromebook the company released all the way back in 2013 for a hefty (at least by Chromebook standards) $1300.
Not to be outdone by AT&T and T-Mobile, Sprint has gotten in on the Galaxy S6 teasing action today, too. The carrier in yellow has published an email sign-up page featuring a side view of the device and the words "Six Appeal."
Verizon is pushing out a small update to its Droid Turbo today. Unfortunately, there's no Android 5.0 Lollipop here; just some bug fixes for call volume, the email application, and the Droid Command Center widget.
While your options for snagging an unlocked Nexus 6 have been limited mostly to Google Play and Motorola until now, you can go ahead an add Amazon to that list. The retailer is now selling the device directly, as opposed to previous listings from third-parties on the site.
Motorola's next-generation version of its budget-priced Moto E smartphone may have been leaked. An image that allegedly shows the back side of the phone has found its way to the Internet, and it also has a Verizon Wireless logo.
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