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Daydream VR Too Much For Current Flagship Smartphones

Daydream VR

Has Google’s new Daydream VR platform caught your fancy? Are you waiting to try it on the smartphone you own? Well, sadly, you are out of luck as Google has said that existing smartphones will “most likely” not work with the Android-powered VR platform.

HTC Has Started Posting Kernel Source For the HTC 10

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Verizon HTC 10 Getting Update With Camera Improvements

HTC 10

If you are on Verizon and own an HTC 10, here’s some news for you: a new software update will be rolling out to HTC 10 units on Verizon’s network starting May 27. This was announced by HTC’s VP of Product Management Mo Versi on Twitter.

HTC 10 – Full phone specifications

HTC 10
Network Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
Launch Announced 2016, April
Status Available. Released 2016, May
Body Dimensions 145.9 x 71.9 x 9 mm (5.74 x 2.83 x 0.35 in)
Weight 161 g (5.68 oz)
SIM Nano-SIM
Display Type Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches (~71.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~565 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  – HTC Sense UI
Platform OS Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
CPU Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
GPU Adreno 530
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 200 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Camera Primary 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, OIS, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality
Features 1/2.3” sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec., check quality
Secondary 5 MP, f/1.8, 23mm, OIS, autofocus, 1.34 µm pixel size, 1080p, HDR
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, dual speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
  – 24-bit/192kHz audio
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (region dependent)
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Features Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Java No
  – Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
– Google Drive (100 GB cloud storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– XviD/MP4/H.264/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
– Document editor
– Photo/video editor
Battery   Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 456 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 27 h (3G)
Misc Colors Carbon Gray, Topaz Gold, Glacier Silver
Price group 9/10
Tests Performance Basemark OS II: 1965 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 1839
Basemark X: 28882
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 65dB / Noise 62dB / Ring 63dB
Audio quality Noise -90.4dB / Crosstalk -87.3dB
Battery life Endurance rating 66h

Galaxy Note 4 by Telus now receiving Marshmallow update

Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone was launched in September 2014. The phone comes with a 5.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels at a PPI of 515 pixels per inch.

T-Mobile releases another security update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in the US

T-Mobile, The United States’ third-largest operator has today started pushing out yet another security update for its carrier-branded variants of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge located in the region.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
Launch Announced 2016, February
Status Available. Released 2016, March
Body Dimensions 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm (5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 in)
Weight 157 g (5.54 oz)
Build Corning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  – Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~76.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~534 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  – Always-on display
– TouchWiz UI
– Curved edge screen
Platform OS Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
Exynos 8890 Octa
CPU Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 530
Mali-T880 MP12
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 200 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model
microSD, up to 200 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model
Internal 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Camera Primary 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, check quality
Features 1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec., check quality
Secondary 5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  – 24-bit/192kHz audio
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host
Features Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
  – Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) – market dependent
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
Battery   Non-removable Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery
Talk time Up to 27 h (3G)
Music play Up to 74 h
Misc Colors Black, White, Gold, Silver, Pink Gold
SAR US 1.17 W/kg (head)     1.59 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.26 W/kg (head)     0.51 W/kg (body)
Price group 9/10
Tests Performance Basemark OS II: 2107 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2050
Basemark X: 28480
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.439 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 66dB / Noise 62dB / Ring 66dB
Audio quality Noise -92.5dB / Crosstalk -92.2dB
Battery life Endurance rating 98h

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7
Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
Launch Announced 2016, February
Status Available. Released 2016, March
Body Dimensions 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm (5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 in)
Weight 152 g (5.36 oz)
Build Corning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.1 inches (~72.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~577 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
– Always-on display
– TouchWiz UI
Platform OS Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
Exynos 8890 Octa
CPU Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 530
Mali-T880 MP12
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 200 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model
microSD, up to 200 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model
Internal 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Camera Primary 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, check quality
Features 1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec., check quality
Secondary 5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host
Features Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) – market dependent
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Talk time Up to 22 h (3G)
Music play Up to 62 h
Misc Colors Black, White, Gold, Silver, Pink Gold
SAR US 1.40 W/kg (head)     1.59 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.41 W/kg (head)     0.62 W/kg (body)
Price group 9/10
Tests Performance Basemark OS II: 2004 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2128
Basemark X: 32345
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.376 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 66dB / Noise 62dB / Ring 66dB
Audio quality Noise -92.5dB / Crosstalk -92.7dB
Battery life Endurance rating 80h

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5
Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
Launch Announced 2014, February
Status Available. Released 2014, April
Body Dimensions 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm (5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 in)
Weight 145 g (5.11 oz)
SIM Micro-SIM
  – IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.1 inches (~69.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~432 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  – TouchWiz UI
Platform OS Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
CPU Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
GPU Adreno 330
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Camera Primary 16 MP, f/2.2, 31mm, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features 1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec., check quality
Secondary 2 MP, f/2.4, 22mm, 1080p@30fps, dual video call
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  – 24-bit/192kHz audio
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
Infrared port Yes
Radio No
USB microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2.1 TV-out), USB Host
Features Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, gesture, heart rate
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
  – Wireless charging (Qi-enabled) – market dependent
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– Air gestures
– Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
Battery   Removable Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 390 h
Talk time Up to 21 h
Music play Up to 67 h
Misc Colors Charcoal Black, Copper Gold, Electric Blue, Shimmery White
SAR US 1.20 W/kg (head)     1.58 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.56 W/kg (head)     0.41 W/kg (body)
Price group 7/10
Tests Performance Basemark OS II: 1082 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 1060
Basemark X: 11744
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 3.549 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 66dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 75dB
Audio quality Noise -96.3dB / Crosstalk -95.2dB
Battery life Endurance rating 83h

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 receiving its Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update

A couple of months ago, Samsung started rolling out an official Android Marshmallow update for the international version of the Galaxy S5 – the company’s flagship smartphone of 2014. Not long after that, Sprint updated its variants of the handset, and, now, T-Mobile is also bringing Marshmallow to its Galaxy S5.