Google announced the release of their latest mobile software, Android Lollipop, Monday and has been rolling out the update to its Nexus phone line, notably the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. However, it seems that the OS has hit a snag with the other Nexus devices and users are reporting issues of increased battery drain.
The drain is apparently caused by a Wi-Fi bug as reported by users. The problem was discussed over at the official Android Developer Forum, where the thread is now over 800 posts long. Android Senior Developer Trevor Johns joined in on the forum and confirmed the presence of the bug.
"Android Engineering is aware of an issue affecting Nexus 5 users running Android 5.0 which causes significant 'Miscellaneous' battery usage while Wi-Fi is enabled. This appears to be caused by an abnormally high number of IRQ wakeup events. We are continuing to investigate this issue," Johns wrote. more >>
Motorola's Moto 360 certainly caught the attention of tech geeks, especially that it was said to be the first found Android Wear smartwatch to be presented back in March.
The Moto 360 was then launched in the US on Sept. 5 and is currently out of stock due to its high demand. Both in the U.S. and U.K., the price for the watch ranges from $250 (200 in the UK and AU$275), which make it about a hundred dollars cheaper than the upcoming Apple Watch.
Ever since it came out, the wearable device has been making news for two things: undeniable elegant design but poor specs under the hood. more >>
At this point in time, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is relatively an old phone. The South Korean tech giant isn't releasing any updates for this particular device anymore. But for those who still want to give love to their ever sturdy Galaxy S3, then this news is for you.
Recent reports indicated that users of the Samsung Galaxy S3 with the model number GT-I9300 can still update their smartphone to the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat by way of a custom firmware dubbed LiquidSmooth KitKat ROM, IB Times reported.
According to the site, LiquidSmooth ROM is an after-market firmware that is based on the Android Open Source Project, or AOSP. more >>
Lenovo's latest smartphone, the Vibe X2, is coming to India and the Philippines this November as invitations have already been sent out by the company for its product launch events. The smartphone was first announced during the IFA 2014 event in Berlin earlier this year and is dubbed as the first "layered smartphone" in the world.
The title is pretty straightforward, the Vibe X2 is composed of three different-colored layers of plastic with an additional fourth layer in the form of a JBL clip-on speakers as well as a battery case which allegedly extends the phone's usage time by as much as 75-percent.
The handset is priced at around $399, which converts to Rs. 24,000 in India and P18,999 in the Philippines. The phone will be available in red, white, gold, and dark gray in the Philippine market. more >>
There's still no official news regarding the release date of "Fallout 4," but there has been some news that indicates all hands are on deck to get the new game out as soon as possible - something that will delight fans.
Bethesda had some cancellation announcements during the Penny Arcade Expo Australia a few days ago. No, it wasn't Fallout getting cut, but another sequel.
"Prey 2," a sequel to the game of the same name from 2006, has been officially declared as a cancelled project. more >>
After a month of waiting, the list of games for the month of November on Playstation Plus has finally been revealed. It would seem that "The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth" definitely made the list as the developer indeed previously.
The week also sees the release of "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare," the latest title in the first-person shooter's franchise.
A lot of other games have made the list for this week and some of them are available on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and the PS Vita while the rest are available on one or two platforms. more >>