The research firm DisplayMate has determined the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S6 is tied with the older Galaxy Note 4 for best smartphone display.
Samsung sent DisplayMate, which regularly tests smartphone and tablet screens, pre-production models of both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge to check out. Both have the same type of display, with a 5.1 inch high resolution Quad HD 2560x1440 pixel screen with 577 pixels per inch, with the only real difference being that the S6 edge has a curved screen.
The handful of new APIs in the new Lollipop release focus on cellular and telephony.
Hot on the heels of yesterday's Android 5.1 Lollipop announcement, Google has released the Android 5.1 SDK to developers, along with details of the dev-facing stuff contained in the new version of the OS. Firstly, Android 5.1 brings the platform up to API level 22, which includes new APIs for devices with more than one SIM, as well as additional APIs for carrier services.
Android 5.1, the first Lollipop maintenance release, is on the way
Update: Google has officially announced Android 5.1 Lollipop, which will begin rolling out from today.
Original story: As tends to happen shortly before Nexus updates start rolling out, T-Mobile has updated its support documents with references to a new update for the Nexus 5. Android 5.1 Lollipop build LMY47D is to begin rolling out today, March 9, according to the updated docs. This number is consistent with Android 5.1 build numbers we've seen doing the rounds on Android One devices in the past month, so it'd seem this is indeed the first major maintenance update for Lollipop.
Does it really matter which end the 3.5 mm headphone jack is on? For some it's a deal-breaker.
Take a swing through our Galaxy S6 forums and you'll find a pretty good thread on one of the more controversial but equally important changes to this year's flagship phone. Actually, on both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. That is to say, the bottom of the phone has changed a good bit.
Never mind that it indeed looks a little familiar. That, ultimately, is superficial. We're more concerned about the functional. And for some, moving the 3.5 mm headphone jack to the bottom of the phone is going to be a very big deal.
Vodafone has just announced that the UK mobile operator is offering the HTC One M9 for pre-order. Following on the heels of EE, the company has the smartphone listed on plans that start from £26.50 a month. Unfortunately, the gold variant is not available through Vodafone, thanks to an exclusivity deal with EE.
Unveiled earlier this year at CES, Asus' Zenfone 2 is now available for sale in Taiwan. The variant with 4GB RAM (ZE551ML) is up for sale for the equivalent of $290, along with two models — ZE550ML and ZE500CL — that offer a more modest 2GB RAM.
Pictures really don't do the HTC One M9 justice. You've got to hold this phone for yourself to really get a sense for the difference the small changes make. But we'll do what we can with some of our best shots.
As we're finally catching our breath after a ridiculously awesome Mobile World Congress, let's take a quick look at one of the hotter phones of the show. That would be, of course, the HTC One M9.
It's not a radical departure from its predecessor, at least in terms of looks. But when you hold it in your hand, you'll definitely notice the differences. Slightly smaller. Easier to hold. More definition in detail and design.
We've got just a few short weeks until it's released, and until you can get your hands on it. For now, enjoy this gallery.
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