Since various mobile carriers in the U.S. started rolling out the Android 5.0 update on older Samsung flagship phones and phablets, some users have taken to online forums and social media to raise their complaints about the problems their devices were encountering after receiving the update. This report attempts to round up the problems reported by users so far.
According to a report in Tech Times, among the first to receive the update were Samsung Galaxy S5 devices on Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, as Samsung is trying to reach users of the older flagship phone before the release of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The report cites that most Galaxy S5 users are happy with the update, "a great number are having issues." Specific problems that were mentioned by some owners included "forced app closures, crashing of apps, heart rate sensor issues, overheating and battery drain." Some users reported problems with the Wi-Fi sensor as well.
When Sprint and AT&T brought the update to Galaxy Note 3 and Note 4 devices in their networks, online forums went abuzz again about numerous problems device owners encountered, most especially those who were on the AT&T network. According to another Tech Times report, common complaints were random reboots, apps crashing or closing and draining of battery despite minimal use. These were apparently similar to some of the problems reported on some HTC phones. more >>
When the new LG G4 is unveiled a week and a half from now, it will be revealing a camera powerful enough to take pictures in the dark.
The LG G4 will soon make its debut on April 28, and the South Korean electronic manufacturer's new flagship phone will be sporting a big camera with a 16MP f/1.8 lens which will allow users to virtually see in the dark.
Cameras with a lower F value offer a larger aperture, which allows more light to enter the camera's sensor. Most smartphone cameras often have an aperture falling between f/2.2 to f/2.4. more >>
"World of Warcraft" is set to release its latest Patch 6.2, "Warlords of Draenor," giving players access to garrison shipyards and ocean-faring war vessels.
Fans of "World of Warcraft" will be able to embark on naval missions using ships built in their own shipyards when "WoW's" Patch 6.2, "Warloads of Draenor" is finally released.
Currently available on the Public Test Realms for beta testing, "Warlords of Draenor," will also give players a chance to lead expeditions into Draenor's level 100 Tanaan Jungle in a bid to defeat the Iron Horde. more >>
Activision has just announced an autumn release date for "Guitar Hero Live," its latest installment in the popular rock star simulator game.
American video game publisher, Activision revealed it will be releasing "Guitar Hero Live," its first new title after four years, in late 2015, earlier than fans expected.
The new installment to the franchise is currently in development at FreeStyleGames, the same company that created "DJ Hero" and "DJ Hero 2." more >>
Speculations are circulating Sony may release its latest flagship phone, the Xperia Z4 by April 20, a number of gadget website have announced.
Not long after the release of its Xperia Z3 in September last year, and after leaked images of what could be the Z4 emerged online, Sony is said to be reportedly eyeing an April 20 launch date for its flagship Xperia Z4 handset.
Sony may have chosen an April 20 release to undercut LG's scheduled unveiling of its G4 on April 28. more >>
Hideo Kojima, the creator of the "Metal Gear Solid" game series, will be making his last MGS game. The next game in the series, "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain," will be coming out in September 2015 and Kojima has recently confirmed that it will be his last. Apparently, Kojima is being eased out of the franchise by game publisher Konami. The differences between them have been confirmed recently in gaming news websites.
Konami has already announced that they are working on the next "Metal Gear Solid" game and they are starting their search for a director and game developers, confirming Kojima's non-involvement in the series after this last one.
In the meantime, Kojima has repeatedly indicated that he is committed to the upcoming "The Phantom Pain" game, so much so that he is diligently sharing with fans some tidbits as he is developing the game. The game is a sequel to "Metal Gear Solid IV: Ground Zeroes," and thus continues the story of the lead character, Snake. more >>