News Updates/Software

Google Photos storage recovery is live! Time to compress some photos, folks!

Google Photos storage recovery became a thing today, along with the significant visual changes of Google +, and people are already enjoying it! The feature is now ready to give you the option of downgrading your photos from maximum quality to high quality in order to save some space on your mobile device.


Google Photos


Your original photos will get downsized to high quality to a maximum of 16MP and they will allow you to retain more storage space on your Google storage without you having to delete anything. Moreover, when you do downgrade the quality of your photos, you won’t see much of a quality change in your memories.


The process of downgrading the photos in your Google Photos storage is pretty simple:

  • click on the Recover Storage
  • agree to Compress
  • agree again
  • compression starts.


Keep in mind that, when you agree to Compress, it will compress all the photos you have on all of Google’s services.


Depending on how many photos you have, the compression process can take up to an hour according to Google Photos. Everything is done server-side, which means your device will not be actively affected. Now go reclaim some of that Google storage!


Source: Google

hardware News Updates/Software

Samsung Galaxy S6 shows overwhelming storage benchmarks of its new UFS 2.0 NAND storage

Samsung Galaxy S6 breaks every record known to mobiles in every subcategory out there. This new benchmark shows this year’s probable favorite flagship and its storage prowess. Samsung already announced its UFS 2.0 memory in up to 128GB and now we know that the flagship sports the same newer faster storage.  Galaxy S6’s storage destroyed all available phones in tests.


Sequential write speeds
Sequential write speeds


This new UFS 2.0 NAND storage offers faster performance when compared to the eMMC standard used up until now. This new piece of hardware can change the way mobile storage works and it can make microSD slots somewhat redundant. Samsung says its chips are capable of theoretical max read/write speeds of 350 and 150/s and they can read and write at the same time as prioritizing tasks. This means it is 1.4 and 1.6 faster than previous eMMC.


Androbench random read speed
Androbench random read speed


In the Androbench app, Galaxy S6 destroyed Nexus 6, Sony Xperia Z3, Note 4 and other phones, as you can see below.


Androbench random write speed
Androbench random write speed


The random read and write don’t change the performance of flash memory systems much, but they definitely show how good a device can be when working with large files. Of course, the disclaim is there and the results are said to be coming from a device in a non-final form.

Source: Phonearena