Video from HTC previews some new Edge Sense features

A video released today by HTC reveals some upcoming new capabilities for the Edge Sense feature on the HTC U11. By squeezing both sides of the flagship handset, you can have the phone respond in certain ways. Certain apps can be opened, and photos taken. Based on the new features seen on the video, activating Edge Sense will allow you to zoom in on Google Maps. A similar function will be available for Google Photos. Squeeze in to zoom in on a picture, and squeeze again to return it to the original size.

The new Edge Sense features even extend to the HTC Calendar. While the latter …


June security update coming to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 and  S7 edge owners should feel a little more secure following the latest OTA update sent out to the 2016 flagship duo. The Galaxy S7 is receiving software version G930W8VLS2BQF1, while the Galaxy S7 edge update contains software version G935W8VLS2BQF1.

As usual, the changelog doesn’t specify which vulnerabilities were exactly addressed for security reasons. In addition to the June security patch, the update also includes stability and performance optimizations and bug fixes. 
When you get …

Deal: Get a free Samsung Gear Fit2 when you purchase a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge in the UK

One of the best-selling Samsung flagships, the Galaxy S7/S7 edge has been the subject of many deals and promotional offers right after the Galaxy S8’s market launch.

If you’re not really into Samsung’s new flagship or can’t afford to buy one, you could settle with the company’s last year’s top-tier smartphone, the Galaxy S7. You could even take advantage of a new offer provided by Samsung UK until the end of the month.

For each Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge that you purchase in the UK, you’ll be getting a free Gear Fit2. The promotion is valid from June 1 to …

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge start receiving Android Nougat updates

If you own a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge, an official Android 7 Nougat update for your phone is just around the corner. T-Mobile Product Manager Des Smith today confirmed that the update should be available to both handsets “this week.”

For now, the Nougat update for the S6 and S6 edge doesn’t show up over at T-Mobile’s support website. However, one of our readers (thanks, Arthur!) informed us that he received the update on his T-Mo Galaxy S6 earlier today.

Of course, since the week has just begun, it will probably take a while before all …

T-Mobile version of Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge both receive May security update

The T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge should feel a little more secure to its owners following an OTA update sent out to the two handsets. The Galaxy S7 is receiving software version G930TUVS4BQE1 while the Galaxy S7 edge update contains software version G935TUVS4BQE1. For some reason, T-Mobile’s support pages do not reflect either one.

Once the update arrives on the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge, users need to make sure that they are connected to a Wi-Fi network. If a Wi-Fi connection cannot be made, users should make sure that they are receiving a strong …

T-Mobile outs call failure fix for Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note 5

Two new small updates are now being rolled out by T-Mobile for Samsung smartphones. Each of these updates addresses an issue with Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 where users experience call failure.

The roll-out of both updates should be in full swing now, as T-Mobile announced their availability on May 21. The changelog is the same for both smartphones: “Intermittent call failure fix, Android 7.0 Nougat for users still on DQC2.”

However, the software build number is different, so if you own the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5, then you should be looking …

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge screen is the "Display of the Year" says the Society for Information Display

Samsung’s Quad-edge flexible AMOLED display, like the one employed by last year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, has won an award from the Society for Information Display (SID). As far as the tech industry is concerned, this is a pretty big deal. According to SID, the display is one of two winners chosen as Displays of the Year, and is “Granted to display products that incorporate the most significant technological advances and/or outstanding features.”

Samsung Display has a nice history with its older flexible displays. A curved AMOLED display won SID Display of the year in 2013, and two years …

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge screen is the "Display of the Year" from the Society for Information Display

Samsung’s Quad-edge flexible AMOLED display, like the one employed by last year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, has won an award from the Society for Information Display (SID). As far as the tech industry is concerned, this is a pretty big deal. According to SID, the display is one of two winners chosen as Displays of the Year, and is “Granted to display products that incorporate the most significant technological advances and/or outstanding features.”

Samsung Display has a nice history with its older flexible displays. A curved AMOLED display won SID Display of the year in 2013, and two years …

T-Mobile starts rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is finally getting the promised Android 7.0 Nougat update after a three weeks delay at T-Mobile. The Uncarrier announced in late April that its engineers have already approved the Galaxy S6 edge+ Nougat build and that the update should go live in early May.

Well, if you own the T-Mobile Galaxy S6 edge+, then you already know that for whatever reasons that didn’t happen. The good news is T-Mobile has just updated the phone’s support page to confirm the Android 7.0 Nougat update has been approved to launch and is now available for download.

Unfortunately, …

HTC U 11 video leak shows off Edge Sense in action, and more

A video leaked out this afternoon from an unknown third party that shows how the Edge Sense feature will work on the HTC U 11. The phone is expected to be unveiled by the manufacturer tomorrow, and the video has already been removed by YouTube. However, it has been posted on another site. The video reveals some of the functions of Edge Sense, a new feature that opens some applications when the bottom sides of the unit are squeezed together. Edge Sense gives the phone’s user the ability to snap a picture by using Edge Sense like a shutter button.

Squeezing in the sides also opens …