Google Announces New Nexus Lineup for 2015

Yesterday was a big day for Android. Google CEO Sundar Pichai took the stage, rather nonchalantly, to announce a busy week for Google, and a big day for Android. This turned out to be three new pivotal devices for the Android platform. Dave Burke, VP of Engineering at Google, then took the floor to announce the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X. Let’s start with the Nexus 6P. It is the successor to last year’s Nexus 6 and is made by Huawei, a first for the Nexus line. The 6P features a brand new, all-metal design with chamfered edges and no […]

Nexus 6P Pricing Information Leaked Ahead of Launch

Today the world will see Google unveil their new Nexus device, or devices, to the world. Undoubtedly Google will announce a release date for Android 6.0 Marshmallow along with the Nexus device(s), however, if you’re feeling impatient about the handsets themselves, the pricing and availability for the rumored Nexus 6P seem to have been leaked early. According to the leak, the Nexus 6P will come in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB variants and will cost $499, $549, and $649 respectively. The 6P will be available in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and South Korea according to the […]

How To Fix iOS 9 Woes

iOS 9 is Apple’s latest version of its tablet and smartphone software which was released on September 16th to the general public. While mostly a performance and under-the-hood release, iOS 9 came with new features like a smarter Siri and split-view for the iPad line. However, Apple has been under fire since iOS 9’s release due to performance issues and overall sluggishness. Tech pundits have codenamed events like this “iOSlop” referring to the less-than-polished release of a new iOS. If you’re having issues with iOS 9, try restoring to factory settings and restoring back from an iCloud or iTunes backup. […]

Google to Reveal New Nexus Devices on September 29th

  Google’s Nexus line is top of the line for Android devices. Much like their peers in the smartphone industry, Google releases a new Nexus device yearly. This year, after a not-so-cryptic message was sent out to the press, Google looks to unveil the next Nexus device on September 29th in San Francisco. While Google has not officially said that this event will be dedicated to hardware, the timeline makes sense. Every year towards the end of September has been historically the time where Google releases their next Nexus device coupled with their freshest version of Android. This year, according […]

Samsung to Debut Its Own Leasing Program

After Apple announced last week that it would be launching a new service whereby customers could lease the latest iPhone from Apple directly, Samsung is now making news with reports that it could soon come out with its own leasing service. Forbes reports that Samsung may soon be releasing a leasing service for its Galaxy line of smartphones in the U.S. sometime in the next few months. This move, while very much a rumor at this point, is no surprise as Samsung is a direct competitor to the Big A and could very much gain traction with this new leasing […]

Apple Announces Next Generation iPhones for 2015

Apple took the stage this morning for their annual iPhone event to announce the follow up phones to last year’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with the newer iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. 2015 for Apple is an “S” year, which means incremental upgrades for all. Phil Schiller took the stage to run down all of the new editions in the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. Inside a familiar design is an all new A9 processor, capable of achieving 50% better CPU performance compared to the A8, and 90% greater GPU performance. The Motion-Core processor, first seen in […]

Samsung Reveals the Galaxy Note 5 & Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

Samsung held their annual “Unpacked” event earlier today and announced two new handsets in the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. The Galaxy Note 5 is the successor to the Galaxy Note 4 of last year and features specs closely related to the recently announced Galaxy S6. The Note 5 features an Exynos 7420 Octa-core processor, a Mali-T760MP8 GPU to power the beautiful new 5.7 inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. Also included is 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB storage sizes. On the back the Note 5 features a 16 MP camera […]

Google Announces Major Internal Restructure

Today marks a historic day for Google. Earlier today, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page wrote a blog post announcing a major internal restructuring of Google. As part of this restructuring, Page will moving from CEO of Google to CEO of a newly formed company called Alphabet. In the blog post, Page described Alphabet as Google’s parent company with several other unknown companies joining suit soon. Due to this change in leadership, Page named Sundar Pichai as the new CEO of Google. This promotion takes Pichai from head of the Chrome and Android divisions to head of the company […]

ZAGG Speaker Case Review

We’ve taken a look at products from ZAGG in the past, ranging from glass screen protectors, to keyboard cases for the iPad. We’ve even recommended some of their products on our favorites page here at braehawktech.com. ZAGG was kind enough to send us yet another product for review. This time we’re taking a look at the ZAGG Speaker Case for the iPhone 6. Design At first glance, the Speaker Case is conservative in its design save for the backing of the case. The large silver speaker grill catches the eye, certainly, but beyond that there isn’t much to this case […]