LG and OnePlus share a lot of basic design principles in their latest phones, but software is the great divider in comparing their flagships.
If there's one thing LG and OnePlus fans have in common, it's a deep appreciation for the general form factor chosen to encase the chips that make their favorite smartphones go. LG owners pick up something that isn't their device and awkwardly poke around in an attempt to find power and volume keys that aren't on the back of the phone, while OnePlus owners watch as some other phone slips out of their hand and try to keep a straight face as they hand the device back. With the launch of the G4, LG has given their fans a powerhouse with no shortage of impressive replaceable backs, and that combination is going to cause users from every group to give this new device a passing glance.
How does the OnePlus One hold up side by side with the G4? Glad you asked. Lets take a look.
Ah, so there was one little nugget (since removed) in the Google I/O agenda after all. Unsurprising to anyone who's able to flip a coin is that it appears we'll get an announcement of the "M" version of Android. As to what might come along with it, well, we'll just have to see.
Google is attempting to make working out a little better by adding some fun to the exercise.
Games in Motion is the latest set of sample code from Google that gives developers an idea of how to integrate additional Android Wear functionality to make working out a little better. Knowing that it can be hard to keep motivated on runs, Google is hoping that being able to complete missions while running will make it better.
Google I/O is right around the corner, and a full breakdown of the schedule is now available for your planning needs.
It appears as though Google will be kicking off this year's Google I/O with a keynote that is scheduled for around two hours, followed by various breakout sessions. A quick glance of the sessions doesn't appear to highlight any spoilers, with sessions on Google Fit, Material Design, Android TV and much more available for developers to attend.
The Galaxy S6 has a lot of storage, but that doesn't mean you should let your apps run wild.
Running a modern smartphone takes a little bit of maintenance, which is a bit unfortunate but not something that we can't handle in order to make the most of our phones. For the Galaxy S6 that involves hopping into the "Applications" area of the settings to poke around, and knowing what you're doing before you get there is always a good idea. We're going to run through the most important parts of the applications settings on the GS6, and show you which ones you need to know about.
We were looking for refreshing photos in this latest contest, and you really delivered. The forum thread filled out nicely with a great cropping of photos, giving us plenty to choose from when it came to find two winners.
Samsung makes it mostly effortless to switch away from just about anything to something with Galaxy in the name.
Migrating from one Android device to another got marginally easier with Android 5.0 — especially if your old device is NFC-enabled and most of your data lives in Google's clouds — but it's not perfect. More important is that if you're moving from an iOS device, it's still kind of a hassle. Samsung's solution for this is Smart Switch, and it is now baked into the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge at startup. If you're planning on moving to a shiny new Galaxy in the not-so-distant future, you probably want to familiarize yourself with this software. With that in mind, lets take a quick tour through Samsung Smart Switch.
£150 gets you a 9.6-inch tablet running Lollipop, along with 6GB of data included.
Vodafone UK has announced the Tab prime 6, a £150 tablet with a large 9.6-inch display. Running Android 5.0 Lollipop with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM internally, the Tab prime 6 also has a 5MP camera on the back as well as a 2MP front facing camera.
Sony's imaging sensor was found to produce true-to-life colors in bright conditions, while Samsung's own sensor was found to fare better in low-light scenarios.
For the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung decided to opt for a mix of imaging sensors for the 16MP camera at the back, switching between its in-house ISOCELL sensor and Sony's latest IMX240. A comparison test from SamMobile revealed that the image quality from both is near-identical.
After launching the Xperia C3 last year, Sony has unveiled its latest selfie-oriented phone, the Xperia C4.
The Xperia C4 boasts a 5MP camera at the front with a 25mm wide-angle lens and LED flash, and comes with a 5.5-inch full-HD display, a noticeable bump up from the 720p display that was featured on last year's offering.
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