It was recently discovered that Google no longer made it mandatory for Android 5.0 devices to come with full disk encryption. This has now been confirmed by the Mountain View giant as the Android 5.0 Lollipop hardware requirements document now mentions that full disk encryption is only “recommended” and not a “must” as it previously was. According to the company, performance was affected when full disk encryption was suggested to manufacturers, which has forced Google to no longer make it mandatory. The company...

Let’s face it, front facing cameras are an absolute necessity in this day and age. But simply having a camera won’t cut it as customers demand a certain amount of perfection. Keeping this in mind, Korean manufacturer Samsung has announced a new 8-megapixel front facing camera sensor based on its ISOCELL technology. This is also used in the 16-megapixel rear sensor that’s seen on the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. Launching a front facing camera module immediately leads to speculation about its use in a future device,...

The Samsung Galaxy S6 was launched only two days ago before the MWC event officially kicked off. Rumors leading up to the announcement had mentioned that Samsung wouldn’t be using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 SoC with the new flagship. This turned out to be true as the company unveiled the handset with the custom Exynos 7420 chipset instead. The company’s mobile chief, JK Shin has now come out and publicly mentioned the reasoning behind this, while also clarifying that there’s no love lost between Samsung and Qualcomm....

We continue to receive Samsung Galaxy S5 problems brought by the Lollipop update and among the most common now are WiFi connection issues and Home Button problems. Shortly after the Android 5 was rolled out for the Galaxy S5, many users experienced the WiFi disconnection-reconnection issue caused by Smart Network Switch feature. Disabling it often fixed the problem but others resorted to factory reset. One problem that bugs many of S5 users is the Home button. According to reports, when pressed, the Home key will pull up Google Voice...

The market is yet to pass judgment on the Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone which utilizes a unique dual edge display. A new report from Korea suggests that the success or failure of the smartphone could have an impact on the company’s next flagship of the year, the Galaxy Note 5. If the Galaxy S6 Edge is successful, the Korean manufacturer will reportedly go with the dual edge curved display for the upcoming phablet. Roh Tae-moon, executive vice president of Samsung’s product strategy tossed around the idea that the curved display design...

Russian manufacturer Yota, which is responsible for its unique YotaPhone handset has now spilled details about its American arrival. According to the manufacturer, the YotaPhone 2 will be launched in the country through a crowd funding project on Indiegogo in order to properly gauge the demand for its handset. Customers will be able to back the project starting next month. The YotaPhone 2 comes with a standard LCD panel on the front and an e-ink grayscale rear display, which can offer notifications and other content without draining...

The unlocked model of the LG G Pad 7.0 tablet can now be yours for a price of $109.99. This is the LTE model on offer, so you can sign up with a compatible network and enjoy blazing fast data speeds on the go. As of now, the likes of Groupon and eBay are the only online retailers offering the discount, so your options are somewhat limited. It is said that this is a brand new version of the tablet with the box opened only to unlock the tablet, so you’re getting the best possible deal on the device. The G Pad lineup was LG’s...

The HTC One M9 hasn’t exactly gotten off to a flourishing start as it has received lukewarm response so far. The smartphone has now made its way to the news cycle, but not exactly for good reasons. A demo unit of the One M9 smartphone was shown to be displaying a overheating message while running the AnTuTu benchmarks app. The warning suggested the user to close the app and try again after a while, so as to avoid a reboot or complete shut down of the device. This is quite embarrassing for HTC as the smartphone hasn’t even...