From the dual-edge display to the non-removable battery, watch a Samsung engineer assemble the new flagship phone
The reverse of so many iFixIt teardowns, a new three-minute video shows a Samsung engineer assembling the Galaxy S6 Edge piece by piece.
Created by Samsung, this so-called ‘in-boxing’ video shows you all the key parts that go into the smartphone, including all the intricate circuitry and chips, as well the 16MP rear camera and, of course, that controversial non-removable battery.
Just say ‘OK Google’ to unlock your smartphone
Your smartphone will soon be able to use its in-built voice recognition software to respond to a command of ‘OK Google’ and unlock your phone without you having to touch a button.
However, Google themselves have admitted that, much like the Trusted Face unlock method, that it is not particularly secure as someone who sounds like you could unlock your phone. Trusted Face came in for criticism when it was first introduced as someone who looks similar or holds up a photo of you could unlock your phone, but Google has since tightened up that area.
Only a handful of devices have got the update so we will have to get back to you on how well it works in noisy environments and if talking to your Android Wear device could accidentally activate it, but the development is an interesting one.
Evleaks images and specs reveal 3000 mAh replaceable battery, microSD and leather-bound case
Photos and facts about the LG G4 have leaked online two weeks ahead of its official reveal on 28 April. Leaked by the infamous Evan Blass, the blogger tweeted a link to a microsite containing images and specs for the LG G4.
The pictures show a phone similar in design to the superb LG G3, but with a range of different backs – including the leather covers teased in LG’s official invites and videos. Suggesting a customisable back similar to the Moto X, there will be a choice of six different coloured leather backs, along with white, grey and silver textured plastic backs. These designs look really different and exciting, innovating where the likes of the HTC One M9 hasn’t.
The Late Late Show host plays a himself and a ‘hipster director’ in new sketch for Samsung Galaxy S6 launch
In the 60 second comedy video James Corden adopts two personalities to promote the new phones, plays himself and “Wilf”, a hipster director alter-ego who is focused purely on style and looks, while James as himself focuses on the phone’s Fast Charge and wireless charging capabilities and ergonomic metal and glass design.
The launch of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge is set to be Samsung’s biggest ever, with two premium handsets offering a new standard for design, craftsmanship and performance. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge and seamlessly blend premium materials with the most advanced Samsung technology to create an unmatched mobile experience, with the Galaxy S6 edge offering an immersive viewing experience with the world’s first curved display on both sides.
If you’ve ever dreamed of working on Android, you could make £48K as a junior employee, says Emolument.com
As if having an indoor slide and ‘chill out’ aquarium in your office weren’t enough, Googlers in Europe can expect to earn on average of £48,000 a year within five years of working at the company.
This ‘salary benchmark’ was based on data collected by Emolument.com, an online service that allows job searchers to investigate companies to find out what they pay and what qualifications they require.
However, while competitive, Google’s salary are not even the top end for what junior employees can expect to earn. Emolument.com claims LinkedIn staff make £60,000 on average, while Amazon offers £55,000, and Microsoft £51, 000. At the other end of the spectrum, Emolument.com say the old guard of the tech industry, IBM and HP, offer £35,000 and £30,000 respectively.
Supercharge your processor, boost your battery, and get more from your memory with these top apps for Android
As you might have noticed, technology develops pretty fast. It’s entirely possible that that high-end smartphone or tablet you bought a year ago is starting to creak a little compared to newer models. Fortunately, rather than chucking it in the bin in a strop and going out and buying another model, there are simple mods that you can make to get more juice out of your memory and boost the graphic quality.
For best results, you can hack your phone to supercharge it’s speed and performance, but here are five apps that you can download right now to upgrade your Android without rooting it.Battery Doctor (Battery Saver)
A powerful battery saving tool that breaks down the apps that are using up your juice. With some tweaking you can squeeze a couple more hours life from your phone. » Price Free » Android 2.3 and up