Samsung leaks keep coming, new ASUS ZenFone 2 benchmarks appear and Pebble Time support is added to the official SDK. This and more past the break!
Want more Samsung Galaxy S6 leaks? You got it! The goodies keep coming, and we honestly don’t see them stopping until Sammy’s new devices are unveiled. This time around we are taking a look at more than just hardware, though. What really makes or breaks the experience is the software, and it seems Samsung is making a big change in its design elements, if these app screenshots prove to be real.
The app images show a much sleeker and flatter design. In a way, we can kind of relate it to Google’s Material Design. Wouldn’t you agree? Regardless, these images come courtesy of XDA DEveloper forums user Albe95. Give them a look and let us know what you think.
Opinion: I am sure Samsung’s UI will still be one of the most annoying around, but seeing the manufacturer make improvements is a breath of fresh air.
Remember that awesome ASUS ZenFone 2 we showed you at CES? It was super affordable and the specs looked great, which left us wondering just how good it really was (we all know great specs don’t always translate to a good experience). Can this $200 phone really keep up with you? The latest benchmarks seem to suggest so.
In fact, the phone was put through AnTuTu’s benchmark tool and got a whopping 50401 score. That happens to be higher than the Galaxy Note 4 and the Meizu MX4. That is saying a lot for a phone worth this much.
Opinion: We do have to keep in mind this phone also packs a 5-inch 720p display. This will help both processing power and battery life, but beating the big guys in the block is still a huge accomplishment for an affordable smartphone. Oh, and yes, this was the version with 2 GB of RAM. ASUS is really bringing something good this time around.
The Pebble Time is coming and you best bet we are ready to check out those awesome color displays. We can’t do much with them if developers are not supporting the platform, though. This is why Pebble has released their SDK 3.0 with Time support.
This new SDK comes with tools to help developers optimize their apps for the new watch. It adds support to 64 colors, a new animation framework, PNG and more. Want to learn more about it? Download it from the official website.
Opinion: Bring on the apps! I wonder what will happen with non-optimized apps. Will they just be displayed in black and white?