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  1. Andrew Martonik's Avatar
    Is there mobeam support in the S6 or was it cut? One of the things I'm pretty fond of in my S4 is Beep n'Go, which uses some magic unicorn blood or something in the phone to work with old-style laser scanners.
    I have no idea about any of that, tbh

    Back to the Edge not working on different launchers. As far as you can tell, is this just the quick contacts? Do the rest of the Edge features work while the screen is off? I.e. the clock and quick notification check.

    I think this really made up my mind on the regular S6.
    Well look at that, switched back to TouchWiz launcher, then back to Google Now Launcher again, and now the edge gestures work with the GNL. Bug? I guess so. Great news though. I'll go back and edit my prior answers to reflect this.

    In either case, I see no issues using the lock screen night clock or any of that with the third-party launcher.

    Does the home button look crooked? I noticed when i got my note 4 that the home button looked crooked. Thats just my OCD kicking in lol.
    Nope.

    oh and does the screen over saturate in bright light? such as sunlight. I noticed this on my Note 4 and it actually is quite helpful on a sunny day.
    Yup known feature, and something this'll do, too. http://www.androidcentral.com/heres-...irect-sunlight
    03-26-2015 01:34 PM
  2. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Well look at that, switched back to TouchWiz launcher, then back to Google Now Launcher again, and now the edge gestures work with the GNL. Bug? I guess so. Great news though. I'll go back and edit my prior answers to reflect this.

    In either case, I see no issues using the lock screen night clock or any of that with the third-party launcher.
    Thanks for the info!! I was all set to get the S6 over the Edge now after reading that. I HATE losing functionality with different launchers. Part of the reason I want the Edge is for the possible additions that could open up through future development. Thanks again and thanks for this thread!
    03-26-2015 01:38 PM
  3. catsgonomnom's Avatar
    Thanks for doing this! It is awesome!

    Samsung phones support multi-window and what not, do those features work only in touchwiz? What about in GNL?

    Thanks again Andrew!
    03-26-2015 01:38 PM
  4. Andrew Martonik's Avatar
    Thanks for doing this! It is awesome!

    Samsung phones support multi-window and what not, do those features work only in touchwiz? What about in GNL?

    Thanks again Andrew!
    Multi Window is a system-level feature. Works with other launchers — the limitation is whether or not the apps you're using have the ability enabled on their end.

    Is it likely that samsung will add functionality to the screen edge? can app developers add functionality as well, or is this normally locked down.
    This isn't open like the Note Edge was. You get what Samsung's put there, which is minimal and arguably useful, with no further expansion.

    I don't want to direct anyone to another site, but I did read at Anandtech, in their brief preview, that the screen goes to ~600 nits in auto mode (Auto Boost) but you can only get it to about half of that in manual brightness. Apparently colors/saturation are not as good at that brightness, but that is crazy readable in sunlight. I currently have an m7, but it sounds similar to what you describe on your note 4.
    Yeah it's just like what you get on the note 4. Super high brightness, and it drops the saturation down a bit as a result. Makes it much easier to see in direct sunlight. Only works when your brightness is on "auto" though.

    Hey Andrew, does the double press home button action launch the camera when you're using a different launcher like google now launcher?

    Cheers!
    It works everywhere in every situation.
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    03-26-2015 01:40 PM
  5. flamingoezz's Avatar
    Is it likely that samsung will add functionality to the screen edge? can app developers add functionality as well, or is this normally locked down.
    03-26-2015 01:41 PM
  6. TPavey's Avatar
    oh and does the screen over saturate in bright light? such as sunlight. I noticed this on my Note 4 and it actually is quite helpful on a sunny day.
    I don't want to direct anyone to another site, but I did read at Anandtech, in their brief preview, that the screen goes to ~600 nits in auto mode (Auto Boost) but you can only get it to about half of that in manual brightness. Apparently colors/saturation are not as good at that brightness, but that is crazy readable in sunlight. I currently have an m7, but it sounds similar to what you describe on your note 4.
    03-26-2015 01:42 PM
  7. kgh00007's Avatar
    Hey Andrew, does the double press home button action launch the camera when you're using a different launcher like google now launcher?

    Cheers!
    03-26-2015 01:45 PM
  8. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    Is it possible to see roughly how large (MB) an average picture is?
    03-26-2015 01:46 PM
  9. dwd3885's Avatar
    i love these Q&A's, especially with this awesome phone.

    Fingerprint reader work pretty quick and everytime?

    Smoothness wise, how does it compare with Nexus 6/Moto X, etc. Just with fluidity of swiping through and opening/closing apps.
    03-26-2015 01:46 PM
  10. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    Thanks for this post Andrew, and for answering my question
    03-26-2015 01:48 PM
  11. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Hey Andrew, does the double press home button action launch the camera when you're using a different launcher like google now launcher?

    Cheers!
    He already answered that. It does.
    03-26-2015 01:49 PM
  12. biggbrother2's Avatar
    Thanks for your previous answers Andrew! Looks like that new memory is definitely resulting in fast boot-up times!

    Since you have two 6S phones, is Android Beam still supported and working reliably? Does it work with other Android phones as well (i.e. Nexus 6 or Nexus 5).

    My wife and I use this feature pretty frequently!
    03-26-2015 01:50 PM
  13. bitwiser's Avatar
    If you had to just keep one regardless of price...which one? the S6 or S6 Edge?
    03-26-2015 01:52 PM
  14. TPavey's Avatar
    I have a subjective first impression question that you may or may not be able to answer. How do you feel this compares to the other new flagships like the M9 and Flex 2? ie if you were handling them side by side in the store, what do you think you'd get?
    jimbo likes this.
    03-26-2015 01:53 PM
  15. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar

    It doesnt work with third-party launchers. its a feature tied to the TW launcher.

    I'd argue that "most" people don't know what a third-party launcher is, but I get your point.


    Looks like it was a bug when first running GNL. I switched launchers back and back again, rebooted and now the edge screen swipes are there with a third-party launcher. Good news!

    ref: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ml#post4307727


    Thank you!!!
    Posted via Android Central App
    03-26-2015 01:59 PM
  16. rogerchew's Avatar
    Just opened up my GS6 settings — System 1.3GB RAM, Apps 603MB, Free 740MB.
    This sounds like the memory leak issue N5 users are experiencing is also in the latest phones as well....
    03-26-2015 02:02 PM
  17. TPavey's Avatar
    This sounds like the memory leak issue N5 users are experiencing is also in the latest phones as well....
    I just looked at my m7 with 5.02 and it is only using 508 MB for system, much lower. That said, is it just possible that it keeps more cached since more is available on the s6? Are we sure it's an actual memory leak?
    03-26-2015 02:13 PM
  18. Ry's Avatar
    Note 4-level camera experience?
    03-26-2015 02:18 PM
  19. IamDefiler's Avatar
    Any word on the Gold Platinum or Emerald Green colors becoming available in the US, specifically for T-Mo?
    03-26-2015 02:24 PM
  20. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Any word on the Gold Platinum or Emerald Green colors becoming available in the US, specifically for T-Mo?
    Gold is available at launch. Emerald Green and the Blue won't be available yet.
    03-26-2015 02:28 PM
  21. IamDefiler's Avatar
    Gold platinum not gold. Aren't they different colors?
    03-26-2015 02:28 PM
  22. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Gold platinum not gold. Aren't they different colors?
    No, that's what it is.
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    03-26-2015 02:30 PM
  23. IamDefiler's Avatar
    No, that's what it is.
    Oh snap!
    03-26-2015 02:34 PM
  24. Ry's Avatar
    Which apps can't be disabled?
    03-26-2015 02:38 PM
  25. Cyprian Bergonia's Avatar


    This isn't open like the Note Edge was. You get what Samsung's put there, which is minimal and arguably useful, with no further expansion.
    Samsung released details in their sdk on how to use the edge in the gs6 edge.
    I can't post links, it's on an android central article on March 10. You can also Google galaxy s6 edge sdk.
    03-26-2015 02:38 PM
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