Country by country, pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S6 commence and the phone will be available in early April, but it has already undergone a teardown treatment.
The phone was successfully brought to pieces resulting in some interesting finds. As you know, the Galaxy S6 sports a dual-glass design on front and back and the battery isn’t removable. To remove the back glass cover, you have to heat up the edges of the phone.
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Gameloft has decided to make Modern Combat 5: Blackout free in its next update on iOS and Android. The game was priced at $7 at launched and didn’t have any in-app purchases, but that’s about to change now.
In the next update, Gameloft is adding a couple of other things just making the game free. There is now controller support (I could have sworn it was there before too), new soldier class, and a new weapons class. But if you’re someone who paid for the game, you receive Veteran Status, which gets you unlimited energy for life, veteran exclusive kill sign and camo, and 200 credits. Read more »
A German court has ordered a nationwide ban on UberPop, a ridesharing service that lets drivers without a taxi license register with Uber and offer trips in their own cars at a lower rate. The case was brought last year by German taxi operator group Taxi Deutschland.
The ruling came after the Frankfurt district court found the low-cost service to be in violation of the country’s public transportation act, according to which any service carrying passengers for a fee must be operated by licensed drivers. The court also set a fine of $270,000 for each violation of the order. Read more »
Google has rolled out a nifty update for its Docs app for Android devices. The new version brings the capability to review a document in full screen mode.
At times, one just has to read an entire document before editing the text and saving the changes. Read more »
Samsung took the wraps off a 128GB 3-bit NAND-based eMMC 5.0 mobile flash storage. The newcomer has been developed for mass-market devices.
The Korean giant’s new storage is capable of 260MB/s for sequential data reading – the same performance level as eMMC 5.1 memory. Read more »
The previously rumored smartwatch by the Swiss manufacturer Tag Heuer will make its official debut in less than a day at Basel World. The announcement is scheduled to take place on March 19 at 1pm UK time.
Tag Heuer has reportedly teamed up with Intel and Google. Read more »
Google started the whole ‘music locker’ craze when it offered free storage for up to 20,000 tracks through its Play Music service (that limit has since been upped to 50,000). And now, following Amazon, Microsoft wants a piece of this pie too.
So it’s teamed up its OneDrive cloud storage service with Xbox Music. The former stores your existing music collection, while the latter lets you play it on your PC, Windows Phone, or Xbox. Unfortunately though, iOS and Android devices are not supported. Read more »
The euro’s current instability when it comes to exchange rates against the US dollar has forced OnePlus to take some drastic measures. Starting next week, the Chinese company’s One (and only) smartphone will become more expensive to buy in Europe.
Right now, the 16GB model is priced at €269, while the 64GB version goes for €299. But from March 25 onwards you’ll need to pay €299 for the 16GB variant and €349 for the one with 64GB of storage. Read more »
HTC’s welcome new customer service initiative, dubbed UH OH, will apparently cover not only the yet-to-be-released One M9 flagship smartphone, but also the current One (M8), as confirmed during the company’s dedicated announcement. Don’t go rushing to the stores just yet though, as the program will go live starting with the availability of the new generation top dog.
HTC’s Jason Mackenzie didn’t specify when exactly that will happen, as it’s dependent on logistics and what not, but named April 10 as the ballpark date. That’s the US market launch we’re talking, of course. Read more »
HTC Dot View case for One M8 became the best-selling accessory HTC has ever released. It was made available for other smartphones following the M8 success – Desire 510 and Desire Eye. Quite naturally HTC will be launching a One M9-copmatible Dot View case in time for the flagship’s official release.
As a preparation for the upcoming One M9 and One M9 Dot View case, HTC updated the Dot View app with new features. Those should be compatible with all existing Dot View cases and devices, of course. Read more »
Xiaomi has just started teasing its forum members about an upcoming mystery announcement about the Mi TV. The post states that news will be made public tomorrow and is described by the slogan: “You asked for something and we heard you”.
The guerrilla marketing scheme has become typical for the Chinese tech manufacturer and, as usual, it is already giving results. The forum is booming with user speculations, guesses and hunches about what the announcement might be. Read more »
Less than a year after the authorities in the South Korean city of Seoul announced plans to ban it, 30 executives of the ridesharing company Uber, including its CEO Travis Kalanick, have been charged by the local police with operating illegal taxi business and hence violating the country’s transportation law.
Aside from the CEO, the company’s South Korea brand manager, as well as other employees and drivers have been booked. Authorities have also seized 432 items as evidence, including handsets that the company’s South Korean unit distributed to its drivers. Read more »
Microsoft is working hard on the much anticipated launch of the Windows 10 operating system. The software giant has announced it will make Windows 10 available across 190 countries and in 111 different languages. No specific date has been revealed yet, though.
With over 1.5 billion users around the globe, Microsoft aims to make Windows 10 a desirable upgrade. That’s helped by the fact that existing users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 will receive a free upgrade to Windows 10 OS for a uniform seamless experience across devices. Read more »
OnePlus announced on its Twitter account that customers in Europe and India will be able to purchase the OnePlus Power Bank later in April through its website.
The OnePlus Power Bank is a 10,000mAh power house with lithium polymer batteries. It has 2x 5V/2A outputs for quickly charging your phone or tablet simultaneously. The Power Bank will be available in Sandstone Black and Silk White. Read more »
Google has opened registration for the 2015 edition of its I/O developer conference, which is scheduled to take place on May 28 and May 29 in San Francisco. To apply, head over to the Google I/O registration page (click the Source link below) – registration will remain open until March 19 at 5:00 PM PDT.
For those who aren’t in the know, Google I/O is an annual developer-focused conference, featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions focused on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies like Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, and Google APIs. Read more »