Creative Lawsuit against LG HTC Samsung Sony ZTE Lenovo Motorola Blackberry

[et_pb_section admin_label=”Section” fullwidth=”on” specialty=”off”][et_pb_fullwidth_post_title admin_label=”Fullwidth Post Title” title=”on” meta=”on” author=”on” date=”on” categories=”on” comments=”off” featured_image=”on” featured_placement=”background” parallax_effect=”off” parallax_method=”on” text_orientation=”center” text_color=”dark” text_background=”on” text_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0.9)” module_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0)” title_all_caps=”off” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] [/et_pb_fullwidth_post_title][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Creative is suing LG HTC Samsung Sony ZTE Lenovo Motorola and Blackberry. Why SumGuy and what is this Creative lawsuit about? I will circle back to that in just a bit, first and foremost lets respond to the unasked question majority of you are asking; Who the hell is creative? well little Timmy, the ill-fitting name belongs to a Singapore based outfit that designs and makes computer peripherals mostly in the audio realm e.g. headphones, microphones, audio players etc. Ring any bells? no? didn’t think so. They were popular back in the wild days of late 90s and have been stuck in their little bubble for a long time now. Now back to the question of why the lawsuit, and why against such a massive list of the who’s who of Android OEMs. Most likely because their coffers are beginning to run a little low for their tastes thanks to being utterly mediocre.  Creative has filed the lawsuit with the ITC ( US International Trade Commission ), claiming that all the OEMs are stealing their basic design and infringing on their patent that allows a mechanism to show hierarchical categories and songs.  Yes. Creative is saying they invented displaying things in a hierarchy based menu. Creative is asking ITC to ban all infringing devices in the US. That’s a LOT […]

Team Win Recovery project support for HTC A9 and Galaxy Grand devices

Team Win Recovery project is undeniably one of the most popular custom recovery tools for Android and it offers the best support to most devices running on the OS. This is what you need in order to be able to flash a custom ROM or completely backup your device before tinkering. TWRP just finished working on two more devices: HTC One A9 and Galaxy Trend from Samsung.       HTC One A9 is one of the most overpriced devices around and it bears the stigma of being considered to look too much like an iPhone. On the other side, Galaxy Trend is one of the cheapest Samsung offerings on the market and it dates back two years with a 4” screen (480 x800p) and 512MB of RAM. The HTC device needs a custom ROM if you want to get rid of the UI changes and the Samsung smartphone could use an overhaul because it is old, sad and lonely.   If you have one of these devices and want to change some of their software, you can grab TWRP for each from the source link below. Happy flashing!   Source: TWRP Galaxy Trend, HTC one A9  

New ZeroLemon battery cases available for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus

Do you like fat, ugly and rugged battery cases? Neither do we, but hey, they increase the amount of time we spend with our devices before we must relinquish them to a charger! ZeroLemon is known for making such external battery cases and this time the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus are the ones that will be able to be adorned with such accessories.     Samsung’s flagship devices are thus getting 8500 mAh battery cases which would make the devices last three times longer than with their regular 3000 mAh batteries (in addition to their own run time). Some energy will be lost however, since external battery systems usually present some level of electrical inefficiency.   The cases include the usual cutouts and tabs for your essential smartphone functions and you also get a pass-through charging port that supports Qualcomm Quick Charging 2.0 only available for the phone battery. The cases also present a LED charge indicator and a power button. You can charge other devices from the external battery as well.   Both cases triple the thickness of the devices, bringing them to a measure of 21.1mm. But that is a concession you must make if you want your Samsung device to last “forever” in terms of battery life. The cases cost $59.99 each and you can purchase them from Amazon. Whether this is a price you are willing to pay for a tripling of your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 or S6 Edge Plus battery life, it is up to […]

Samsung Unpacked event to take place at Mobile World Congress

Samsung announced today that it will unveil the Galaxy S7 at the Unpacked event held on February 21st at 7PM. The event will take place at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The doors to the event will open one hour earlier. You will also be able to watch the event live on YouTube and Samsung Newsroom.         Samsung released a teaser video to go with the announcement and their lips and images are sealed shut because there is not much to speculate from the vid. All we get is a hashtag, a Gear VR-using person and a floating cube. Rumors put the device packing a Snapdragon 820 processor with a returning microSD slot and possibly USB Type-C support.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g3O94WALV8     Rumors put the official launch day of the next Samsung flagships on March 11, but we will find out for sure on February 21st. We will keep you posted with details regarding the devices. Stay tuned!   Source: Samsung  

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge renders surface online

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge may have just sprouted on the Interwebz today. The renders show a design similar to the 2015 Samsung flagships, but there are a few design changes to be had. One of them is the taller fingerprint sensors and the rounder corners of the devices.       We must thank Evan Blass (@evleaks) for these renders because, as usual, he managed to make them public for all of us to enjoy. The devices are expected to be announced at the Mobile World Congress in February.   According to previous rumors, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will have larger batteries than their predecessors, going for 3000 mAh and 3600 mAh cells respectively. On the inside, the devices should sport Samsung’s Exynos 8 octa core processors and 4GB of RAM. The devices for some regions may show up with Snapdragon 820 variants. The return of microSD slots has been vehiculated as well.   As it happens with all leaked renders, you should take it all in with a grain of salt. We only have to wait for a few more days before Samsung unveils its newest flagship anyway. Stay tuned!   Source: AndroidCentral  

Marshmallow OTA for Samsung devices delayed until February

Some Marshmallow updates like to keep users guessing and Samsung’s newest Galaxy devices will make you have to wait for a while too. Android 6.0 updates were supposed to hit Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ in December, but the update is not here yet.       In some leaked documents we found out that the two devices will get the update sometime in February. Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have also been delayed with updates coming sometime in February/March. Galaxy S5 will receive its Android 6.0 update in April, if we are to believe leaks.   The update situation is pretty complex, at least when it comes to Samsung, who has tons of devices which function on numerous carriers. This makes their update a complex and long process. Since Samsung does not offer any guidelines on when they release their updates, we cannot expect any kind of apology on delays either.   If you have one of the aforementioned devices and you are waiting for an update, you will just have to wait for a little while longer.   Source: Droid Life