A Leaked User Agent Profile confirms that Samsung;s upcoming flagship device, Samsung Galaxy S6 will feature a QHD (2K) display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. The Galaxy S6 will have a model number SM-G920A.
In the same time, the rest of the User Agent Profile also shows that the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A) will pack a 64-bit processor. Software navigation buttons missing from the profile, it would appear that hardware buttons will return. None of this information is unexpected, and the profile merely confirms earlier leaks.
We expect to see a 5.5-inch display on the Galaxy S6 with a pixel density of 534ppi. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 16MP and 5MP respectively. For those of you impressed with the rear camera on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the Galaxy S6 is expected to have the same IM240 camera sensor employed on the camera that adorns its back. 3GB of RAM will be on board and Android 5.0 will be pre-installed.
HTC has just launched its first Android 6.0 Marshmallow powered smartphone, One A9, which also packs an updated version of HTC Sense 7.0 UI. The new User Interface packs some minor improvements on top of Marshmallow.
The Improvements can be visible on the System app's icons, Setting menu, Notification bar, HTC Sense Keyboard, App drawer and the blinkfeed too. Everything is more flat than the previous Sense 7.0 release (for Lollipop).
All the icons used are now packing a long-shadow style. The camera Interface has also been updated with flat simple icons. System-wide the new UI is taking advantage of all Marshmallow features and tries to follow Google's Material Design as much as possible but still keeping the good old Sense smooth feeling which makes it the perfect combination and the best custom launcher in the market. Check the video below to see the HTC One A9 with Marshmallow 6.0 Sense 7.0 UI in action.
It's a known fact that Samsung is revamping its Galaxy A series and is bringing a refreshing design and some cool new features to the A-series smartphones. Till now, the 2016 variants of the Galaxy A3, A5, A7, A8, and A9 have surfaced online and we have seen the metal-and-glass body of some of these phones.
And now a user agent profile has managed to reveal the screen resolution of one of the device. The Galaxy A5 (2016) will be sporting 720p resolution which also happens to be the as that of its previous version.
The user agent profile doesn't tell us anything else about the device, but as per speculations the screen size will hover around 5" or 5.2". The new Galaxy A5 would also be powered by the in-house Exynos chipset with octa-core processor, backed by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.
The camera in the back would be a 13 MP unit, while the camera in the front will have 5 MP resolution. The battery capacity will be 2,900 mAh as per the FCC. The smartphone will support Android 5.1 Lollipop. And like the first generation A5, it will also sport a full metal body.
A new UI is being tested on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in China and Korea. So far, it's known just as the "New Note UX." Although it is still too early to comment on any aspect of the interface yet, a few things did come in light. Perhaps the most obvious and significant change that Samsung will bring onto their smartphones with the new UI is the absence of the app drawer. Additionally, we can also see that the app icons resemble those seen on the iOS, with their uniform shape and size. There is also the revamped Settings and apparently, descriptive texts are being replaced in favor of indicative icons, throughout the New Note UX.
After looking at the screenshots and going through the available info, we cannot help but notice that all the changes point to an UI that's quite similar to the ones found on popular Chinese smartphones. It would make sense if this was something that the Korean OEM was developing to cater specifically to their customers in the Asian market, but reports suggest otherwise. There is a chance that Samsung will be using this UI (post development) in all its future devices and in all markets around the world. What do you think? Do you like what you see?
For the first time ever, Samsung has removed its iconic physical Home button from the bottom of a smartphone manufactured by them, i.e. the Galaxy S8 (and the S8+). What does that mean for you as a user?
No Fingerprint Scanner in Front
The rather awkward position of the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner on the two S8 smartphones is a result of the physical Home button being replaced by the virtual on-screen one. While Samsung should have definitely placed the fingerprint scanner in the middle of the back, it would have been better if they simply opted for an under-the-screen ultrasonic scanner instead.
Less Screen Real Estate
For the first time ever, the display on the smartphones will have to sacrifice a bit of screen space at the bottom to make room for the on-screen buttons. Although, given the extra-long nature of the two displays, that shouldn't really be a problem.
The Home button, capacitive as it maybe, is pressure sensitive by nature. What it means is that you can now touch it to feel a vibration or tactile feedback, not unlike what we are used to seeing on the latest iPhones. Also, a bit more pressure or "hard pressing" as Samsung calls it may bring up more options.
The move was made to make way for the near bezel-less design that Samsung is going for with the S8 and the S8+ and it seems like a good one, even though there might be a few problems here and there. Even the Samsung logo was moved to the back, which actually makes the infinity display look even better.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The Apple versus Google battle is nothing new. Each has hundreds of millions using their mobile operating systems. The introductions of Android 6.0 Marshmallow and iOS 9 have only fueled the war between hardcore fans of each platform. Each side believes their OS is best and it's even worse since Apple and Google are both offering new hardware features too.
The Android 6.0 is currently only available on Google's newer Nexus devices, such as the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, along with some select older models.
iOS 9 is available on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s Plus. It's also being run on older devices such as the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.
While both mobile operating systems have their own pros and cons, the UI for each may be the deciding factor. Apple fans will love that new iOS 9 devices are upgradeable to iOS 10 while Google fans might prefer the versatile customization of Android.
Thanks PhoneArena for the screenshot
Artificial intelligence has been the stuff of science fiction for years, but now that it is becoming a reality, our world is changing in ways we never imagined. AI is more than a buzzword or a catchy phrase, it is an intelligent machine learning that will continue to optimize our lives and lead to unexpected outcomes. It is no surprise that technology companies have been using AI to market to their customers in new ways. AI-driven apps for web design and mobile marketing are changing everything when it comes to the mobile user experience. They, for all intents and purposes, can know the consumer wants before they want it. Everyone from e-commerce companies to airlines, hotels, and brick-and-mortar businesses are using AI to enhance their customers' experience, but how are they doing it?
AI and machine learning are being used in innovate ways to come up with new marketing techniques and methods. Facial recognition software, voice assistants, and augmented reality are finding solutions to daily problems. With the vast amount of data available to companies like Amazon and Google, they are able to collect information about people and utilize AI to figure out exactly what the consumer wants, even before they actually want it.
Every mobile device from Samsung to Apple to Google contains hardware designed to handle AI. This has made the technology grow far and wide. While just in 2017 there were only three percent of phones that had AI capabilities, 35 percent of all mobile devices will have AI technology next year.
The technology is being used to market to both old and new customers by changing the way people interact with their devices and encouraging people to buy goods and services. By collecting people's data and analyzing it, technology can determine how a demographic will respond to a particular marketing strategy. This is valuable information to just about every business.
Machine learning and sophisticated algorithms can target audiences and avoid scattering their efforts on irrelevant leads. Companies who run mobile apps are boosting both sales and engagement. AI tools are being used to promote to the right people sooner and more effectively than traditional methods according to MoneyPug, a price comparison site known as a platform to find the best mobile phone plans.
There are specific categories when it comes to AI development. First there is analytics. Then content management, ad optimization, email marketing, customer service, and social media management. Tools to analyze data are the methods being used to optimize user experience. By processing massive amounts of data, companies can predict customers' decisions based on their choices in the past.
Ad optimization tools are a feature that helps manage all ad campaign data in a single place. They provide the ability to deliver customized workflow and Machine Learning recommendations to automate and create ads. AI generates relevant ideas for new content and communications. Chatbots can greet visitors to the website and provide assistance that can be of assistance when a customer needs help.
The tools of artificial intelligence apps are AI-enabled apps that deliver adaptive and personalized user experiences. This software combines the power of predictive analytics with cutting-edge technologies, as well as operational and consumer data. The latest user-centric app development tools can create an unbeatable user experience with action and data-driven Omnichannel tools that are adaptive.
Cortana is one of these apps. Microsoft's personal assistant
offers features to users that can keep track of important files and documents
while setting reminders and obtaining insight into the weather, traffic, and
more. Socratic is an AI app by Google that simplifies the learning process and
empowers students. IRIS is an intelligent reporting app for leaders and
managers. All of these and more are being used by companies to optimize the
user experience on mobile devices and market to those they need to.
However you fell about AI, it is changing everything, including business. These marketing tactics are far beyond anything that we have had before, and we will need to reconcile what this means. With data being collected and used to make large companies very wealthy, our society needs to decide how much information we want to give up and what we want to keep to ourselves.
At WWDC, Apple comes up with the next-generation iOS operating system for the iPhones and iPods (7th generation). The phone comes with several cool improved features and changes. The first major change is related to its home screen. The iPhone now supports widgets which can be dragged and dropped from the today screen to the home screen. You see a redesigned App library when swipe right from the home screen which contains every application on the device in a neat folder system. You can also remove the unused apps from the home screen without actually uninstalling it. Thanks to a new smart stack feature, you can stack widgets based on time, location, and activity.
Like many things on iOS, Siri also got a completely new redesigned interface as well. The new interface opens a tiny Siri blob at the bottom-center of the screen instead of taking the whole space. Similarly, whenever you receive a call, a new compact calling screen appears that doesn't cover the whole display. Apple has also introduced a new App clips support to iOS 14 that makes everything super easy for the users who don't want to install apps for small things. With this feature you can use some features of the app like purchasing coffee, making a restaurant reservation, etc. just by scanning the code. These app clips can also be shared in messages.
An existing feature of an iPad that allows you to make FaceTime video calls while using your phone at the same time has come to the iPhone with iOS 14. With the messaging app, you can pin up to 9 conversations at the top of the app. There is also support for new in-line replies that allows you to reply to a specific message in a conversation instead of a general message. The app also has a new Memoji option that includes additional hairstyles, face coverings, age, and stickers, etc. The iOS 14 has introduced some improvements in Apple Maps as well to provide specialized electric vehicle routes, cycling directions, etc.
The latest update also added a voice translation feature that lets you choose two languages, and translate your voice into the voice as well as text translation. The company is adding support for the U1 chip, which will be able to unlock cars without the need to take your iPhone out of the pocket. Apple has not revealed the exact date for the rollout of this new iOS 14 updates but has said that it will be available later this year. Typically, the new iOS rollout begins in September, just in time for the new iPhone launch. However, it remains to be seen if Apple sticks to the same timeline.
LG is showing off the upcoming version of its Android interface, which will power the upcoming LG G4 (to be revealed this month). LG UX 4.0 is the forth version of the Korean company Android User Interface. This time with some Lollipop and Material Design on board (screenshot below).
A promo video released yesterday spent a minute recounting the key features of the first there versions Quick Memo and QSlide of the original, then the KnockON and KnockCode of the second version and the Gesture and Touch shooting options of the third one.
Finally, LG UX 4.0 adds Camera Manual Mode and Smart Notice. The camera of the LG G4 will offer three modes Simple, Basic and Manual to adjust to your skill level. Simple is just a point-and-shoot, while Manual Mode will give you full control over the camera settings.
A User Agent Profile found on the Samsung Mobile site, confirms the 1440 x 2560 resolution screen on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The eagerly awaited phablet is expected to be introduced on Wednesday during a Samsung UNPACKED event. The UAProf shows that the latest iteration of Sammy's phablet line will have a model number of SM-N920T.
We expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to offer a 5.7 inch screen, powered by the Snapdragon 805 CPU in certain regions, and an octa-core Exynos processor in other regions. 3GB of RAM is said to be inside and the phablet has been tipped to arrive with the same fingerprint sensor that is employed on the Samsung Galaxy S5. The Samsung S Pen will come with the phone.
We published some exclusive screenshots of Samsung's latest TouchWiz UI which comes pre-installed on top of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for its 2015 flagships, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ with a completely new design, icons, features and apps.
Samsung will officially bring the Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928) New TouchWiz UI with all its features to the Original Galaxy S6 (SM-G920) and Original Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925) with an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OTA update that will be released in the next few weeks.
The New Firmware build will pack UHD upscaler and Vacuum Tube Amp Pro, YouTube broadcasting mode, New icons, New themes, Updated lockscreen, New widgets, Updated system Apps, UI improvements and important security updates to KNOX and Samsung Pay. The update has already started rolling-out to S6 and S6 edge users ubt only in Korea, you can download the first Firmware from our YouFirmware section below.
Galaxy s6 Lollipop 5.1.1 Firmware Details:
- Model Name: Galaxy S6
- Model: SM-G920S
- Country: SKC
- Firmware Version: G920SKSU2COH7
- OS: Android Lollipop
- OS Version: 5.1.1
- Build Date: August 17, 2015
- Changelist: 5611782
- PDA: G920SKSU2COH7
- CSC: G920SSKC2COH7
Don't forget to use our ODIN 3 Tutorial to learn how to manually flash the Firmware above into your Samsung device safely and easily.