Category: Android Smartphone News

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What is RAM & RAM Management?

For those of you who don’t know what RAM and RAM management are, here is brief overview of how they work in an Android smartphone (or any other computer device).

First off, RAM stands for Random Access Memory.  RAM is a type of temporary storage that is much faster than your internal storage(or hard disks for computers).  This temporary storage is used as a “middleman” between your internal storage and your display.

Why use RAM?
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T-Mobile Binge On Throttles! & How To Turn Off Binge On!

T-Mobile has introduced Binge On a few weeks back which gives you free bandwidth to stream videos from popular sites like Netflix, HBO Now, Hulu, Sling, YouTube, etc…etc…

Now, this comes at a price, you can only watch at 480P quality.  While this may benefit many users on limited bandwidth plans, this makes absolutely no sense for those of us with unlimited data on T-Mobile like myself.

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Black Friday Android Deals 2015! [Best Buy, Target, Amazon, HTC, Huawei]

Today, we will go over the Top 10 Black Friday Android deals from Amazon, BestBuy, Target, HTC, and Huawei.

First, Target is offering Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 on Sprint or Verizon for just a penny with 2 year contract. If you are out of contract or you are eligible for an upgrade, this is a pretty good deal since it will cost you only one penny. Of course, Verizon phones have locked bootloaders so rooting may be impossible but Sprint doesn’t which may be a better deal so long as you get good Sprint coverage in your area. This deal starts on Thursday at 6PM and online all day at Target.com.

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow Top 10 Features!

Official Android 6.0 Mashmallow was released yesterday. Today, let’s take a quick look at some of the new features with it.

First, you will notice a new easter egg by hitting on the Android 6.0 version a bunch of times. Tap and hold the marshmallow to access the new Android game with marshmallows.

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Nexus 6P First Thoughts!

The Nexus 6P presentation slides were leaked this morning and here’s my thoughts on the new device.

Nexus 6P will feature a 5.7-inch AMOLED 1440P (2560×1440 resolution) screen, which I think is a great idea as that puts it in the same class as the Note 5 and Moto X Pure (both which also have 1440P screen). 1440P has really become an industry standard for smartphones these days and especially on a larger phablet devices like the Nexus 6P, I think it’s absolutely essential.

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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, Huawei Watch, and Moto X Pure!

Huawei announced the Huawei watch yesterday, this new fully circular watch comes with a whopping 400×400 pixel display (286ppi) and a choice of stainless steel in silver/black, and leather. Oh yeah, Android Wear now can be used with iOS users, so for all you iWhores, you will be able to use any Android Wear watch such as the Huawei watch with your iPorn. I am actually rather impressed at Huawei for making such a beautiful watch, I think it’s 10 times better than the new Moto 360 2nd generation, which looks nearly identical to its predecessor with a painstakingly ugly flat tire, slight bump in display resolution and faster processor, meh.

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New Nexus 5 & 6 Leaks, Qualcomm 820, and Android Stagefright Exploit!

For this week’s green news, we discuss the Qualcomm 820 quad-core processor, New Nexus 5/6 leaks, and Android Stagefright exploit and how to fix it easily.

Here’s transcript of the video:

To say 2015 hasn’t been a great year for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon flagship would be a severe understatement. The Snapdragon 810 was supposed to be the latest and greatest processor. Instead, words like ‘overheating’ and ‘throttling’ accompanied any talk of the 810 in a new phone throughout the year. The disaster began in January with the LG G Flex 2 and continued with the HTC One M9 a few months later. By the time we arrived at the release of the G4, LG opted for the Snapdragon 808 instead of the 810 to curtail any heating concerns.

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OnePlus Two Invites are HERE!

This morning I got up and found that the OnePlus Two invites are HERE!   If you have been following HighOnAndroid.com since last year, you may remember how OnePlus One invite system sucked.  Well, this year, the invite system is a bit different.  For those of you who sign up early, you will be able to get your hands on the OnePlus Two simply by signing up.

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Galaxy S6 vs. LG G4 – Which Phone Should You Buy?

If you are on the fence between the Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge or the LG G4, you may want to consider several factors like size, display, battery life, storage, and some more.  These are probably the two of the baddest of Android smartphone this year and here’s my recommendations based on using both of them as daily drivers for more than 2 weeks.

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Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge FULL Review!

Do you want the fastest phone in the world?

Do you want a phone that can do a lot of things for you?

Do you want a phone that’s not huge like Galaxy Note?

Then you may want to get the Galaxy S6 or the S6 Edge.

First, let’s talk about the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge screen. The screen on both of these bad boys feature a 5.1” 2560×1440 pixels of resolution, that’s 577ppi or 577 pixels per inch. It looks beautiful and your eyes probably won’t be able to process all of those pixels anyways.  If you want the best screen with highest pixel density, the S6 and the S6 Edge have it.  And yes, Gorilla Glass 4 is now used, which means less scratches on your screen and also more durability.