Android 5.0 Lollipop introduces full device encryption, and for those who are receiving the update by OTA, it won’t be enabled by default. However, devices shipped with Android Lollipop, such as the Nexus 6, will have the encryption turned on by default. In benchmarks done by AnandTech, it seems that full device encryption comes at the price of performance.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were supposed to pack sapphire glass displays. That’s pretty much a fact, but one that eventually did not happen due to a rare – and bizarre – misstep from Apple that ultimately cost the company $1 billion and potentially more in lost revenue of what should have been the first consumer-level smartphone with a sapphire glass display.
Can’t get enough of Big Hero 6, the Walt Disney animation that has taken the cinemas by storm since last week? gumi Asia and Disney recently partnered up to release an iOS and Android game titled Big Hero 6: Bot Fight. Available on the App Store and Play Store immediately, the game may look like your regular candy crushing games, but with a twist to it.
The Malaysian smartphone industry is definitely at its most interesting stage right now. With the explosion of Chinese phone manufacturers available locally – Xiaomi, Oppo, Huawei, Vivo, Zopo, and now Leagoo, you can easily get your hands on a budget Android handphone at a very reasonable price. Leagoo is the latest Chinese player in our market and has just launched the Lead 5, a very affordable mid-range Android smartphone.
Apple could be set to include Beats Music in its new versions of iOS starting from next year onwards. The music streaming service will supposedly be bundled with iOS devices and will be included as a standard feature in a future update to iOS some time in early 2015. According to a report from Financial Times, the service will continue to use its subscription-based model and will likely be rebranded.
Android 5.0 Lollipop has begun rolling out to devices, and some users are complaining that it is making their devices unusable. Some users are reporting WiFi and audio issues, while apps built with Adobe Air have been removed from Nexus device and are refusing to be reinstalled.