Daily Archives: June 9, 2015

Galaxy S6 Active officially unveiled, complete with huge 3,500mAh battery


Are you looking for a Galaxy S6 that’s tougher and that lasts longer on a single charge than other versions? Then you’ll definitely want to check out a video that AT&T posted on Monday that reveals the key specs and features of the Galaxy S6 Active, the newest variation of the Galaxy S6 that’s designed for rugged outdoor use.

The highlight feature here is the 3,500mAh battery that will deliver significantly more juice than the 2,550mAh battery found in the Galaxy S6. Other specs for the device include a 5.1-inch quad-HD Super AMOLED display, an Exynos 7420 octa-core 64-bit processor, a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera.

As far as durability features go, the Galaxy S6 Active is designed to completely absorb drops from 4 feet or less and it can be submerged into 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes. It’s officially listed as water-resistant and dustrproof as well.

As of this writing, no release date or pricing information have yet been announced and AT&T’s launch page only says the device is “coming soon.” That said, if AT&T has a video of the S6 Active posted, we can’t imagine official pricing and release information are that far away.


Apple to launch Android app to migrate users to iOS


Move to iOS is an Android app that will allow users to migrate their data from Google’s Android mobile operating system — Apple’s biggest competitor — to Apple’s operating system, iOS. This will include, according to the brief preview on Apple’swebsite, contacts, photos and even apps that are available on both platforms.

“Just download the Move to iOS app to wirelessly switch from your Android device to your new iOS device,” Apple wrote.

“It securely transfers your contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars, wallpaper, and DRM-free songs and books. And it will help you rebuild your app library, too. Any free apps you used — like Facebook and Twitter — are suggested for download from the App Store. And your paid apps are added to your iTunes Wish List.”

When your data transfer is complete, you can then take your old Android phone to an Apple store for recycling.

The app, which will be released with iOS 9 in Q3 this year, will be one of two that are the first Apple has ever released on the Android platform. The other will be Apple’s new music streaming service, Apple Music, competing with Google’s music streaming service, Google Play Music, and other services such as Spotify.


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