Samsung Galaxy Alpha Teardown: Lots of Glue Makes For Tricky Repairs

The master disassemblers at iFixit have applied their expertise at turning gadgets into piles of raw components to the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. And while not chock full of surprises, the lack of an official waterproof IP67 rating—like the Galaxy S5 boasts—didn't stop Samsung from being generous with the glue, which makes… » 10/02/14 8:49am 10/02/14 8:49am

Moto X Teardown: So This Is What Made in the USA Looks Like

If you're curious as to what the lovely Moto X looks like on the inside, the surgical team at iFixit has exposed its designed and assembled in the USA innards for all to see. Apparently, you can see right through the woven black case on the Moto X. iFixit also found some other unique choices inside the Moto X too: the… » 8/23/13 10:53pm 8/23/13 10:53pm

Google Nexus 7 Teardown: Hey That's an Inductive Charging Coil

The ace team at iFixit has given the ol' teardown to the new Google Nexus 7 and they've discovered that the rear case is very easy to open, that it's taller, narrower and thinner and that there's an... inductive charging coil (the first iFixit has seen in a tablet). The battery inside the new Nexus 7 is slightly… » 7/26/13 9:50pm 7/26/13 9:50pm