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From what we can tell, the final version of the update won’t be too different in terms of features and improvements that the latest OS brings, inclusive of an updated UX with Material Design touches, lockscreen notifications and improved performance. Users in the US will be getting the update as a 930MB OTA package while other regions will have to wait for the OTA to show up, upgrade using Kies or download it and flash it manually.
We don’t know yet when we’ll be getting the update, but it shouldn’t be too long considering how fast Samsung is updating it’s device lineup.
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A new pair of images of the supposed Meizu MX Supreme have surfaced, showing a home button that’s said to have an embedded fingerprint scanner.
This smartphone is believed to be a product of a collaboration between Nokia and Meizu, but as part of Microsoft’s purchase of the Devices and Services division of Nokia, they’ve agreed to not compete with a branded device until 2016.
Now, a new thermal image shows that the HTC One M9‘s operating temperature has dropped from a extremely hot 55.4 degrees celcius down to a much more reasonable 41.7 celcius following the update, putting it around the same temperature range as it’s rivals. The smartphone’s metal body even looks like it’s doing good at dissipating heat as the image shows a rather even heat distribution though the whole device.
However, it is possible that the above results were achieved by tweaking the thermal throttling configuration of the Snapdragon 810; in short limits are imposed on the processors maximum clock frequencies once the core temp hits a certain threshold. The new update puts said treshold at a lower point so as to keep the chip frosty albeit at the cost of reduced performance.
It doesn’t look like the phone will be affected by overheating issues but performance being linked to temperature might be an issue now. How it will affect real-word benchmarks, we will find out eventually.
The HTC One M9 appears to be a mere incremental update over the One M8. If you’re looking for something more, the rumoured One M9 Plus is slowly becoming a reality as leakster @onleaks have shared a couple of more details of the new model.
His new purported render reveals a slightly bigger device but not by a lot since it is rumoured to carry a slightly bigger 5.2″ screen. What’s interesting is the back where the main camera gets a larger camera module that’s accompanied by a secondary camera. Could this be a more photographic centric device with a hardware based selective focus feature?
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No one is a stranger to Xiaomi’s affordable smartphones, and it looks like they’re going to attempt to release an even cheaper Redmi smartphone that will be similar to the current Redmi 2.
The rumoured specs of the mystery phone includes a 4.7 inch 720p display, 1GB RAM with 8GB built in storage, 4G LTE and a 8MP/2MP camera combo as well as running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box. Powering the whole thing will be a quad-core Leadcore LC1860 processor clocked at 1.6GHz instead of a Snapdragon 410 unit that’s running on the Redmi 2.
The chipset however is probably what will be the driving factor in the final price, with companies resorting to using MediaTek chips as opposed to the more expensive Qualcomm ones. The mystery smartphone could cost as low as 399 CNY, which is less than RM 300.
However, in a recent update, CEO Lei Jun mentioned that it is impossible for them to come out with a 399 CNY phone as they would need to maintain a certain level of quality experience. The only question now is how well the Leadcore would hold up in terms of performance and stability.
HTC One M7 users rejoice, there’s a chance that the smartphone will be getting an Android 5.1 update after all.
Traditional watchmakers are quickly jumping on the smartwatch bandwagon, with the most recent ones to be Tag Heuer and Fossil to join the smartwatch arms race with Android Wear watches in development.
Details on company’s devices are scarce, with no information being given by the companies involved (even from Intel who is contribution chips and sensors for Tag Heuer) so it’s still up to debate what they might be coming up with, though Tag Heuer has confirmed that their Android Wear device will be a digital replica of their original black Carrera model but will still be a distinctively traditional looking watch.
Luxury watch makers often downplay current smartwatches as playthings that won’t stand the test of time, especially when it comes to design and materials used to make it. With the expertise of craftsmanship now going into tech, it will be interesting to see how does this pan out, considering Apple is trying to portray its watch as a fashion item instead of another tech gadget.
If money were no object, would you get an Apple Watch or a smart watch from a Luxury brand that’s running on Android Wear?
OnePlus has just dropped some heavy hints about a “Game Changing” product that’s due to hit sometime next month, with a bunch of teaser images. So far they’ve stated that it’s not a smart watch or a tablet, but a new product category for OnePlus.