Oatmeal Cookie or Oreo? Android 8.0 name guessing heats up

With the official launch of Android 8.0 drawing closer, perhaps only a couple months away, there is not much not already known about where Google is going with the next version of their mobile operating system. Developer previews are already available for Android O with only one round left in July if all goes as planned. As in the past, one of the items that remains shrouded in mystery is what confectionary treat the new version will be named after. The next version should be named for something that starts with the letter O. A popular choice seems to be Oreo, but a new contender has emerged as the potential for Oatmeal Cookie gains some traction.

LG’s V30 should launch on August 31, right before IFA 2017 starts

Ready for IFA 2017? It’ll be here sooner than you think. With devices like the LG V30 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 coming before the year’s end, you’re going to see a lot of rumors and reports on Talk Android this summer. Both devices are among the most popular for the second half of 2017, and their respective makers keep moving up their launch dates.

LG, like Samsung, is expected to launch its next high-end phone in August. It’s a race to beat Apple, who usually announces in September.

Samsung will reportedly ‘Unpack’ the Galaxy Note 8 on August 26 in New York

Despite garnering a ton of plaudits when it first launched, the Galaxy Note 7 turned into a total disaster that culminated in Samsung issuing a global recall for the handset. For a while, it was thought the Korean handset maker would abandon the Galaxy Note series altogether, but it was confirmed back in January that there would indeed be a new iteration, appropriately named the Galaxy Note 8. Today, it’s been reported that the Galaxy Note 8 will launch in the latter part of August, possibly around the 26th.

Amazon shifts gears, set to release a new phone with Google Play

Amazon’s line of Fire tablets (and ill-fated phone) exclusively use Amazon’s own app store, completely forgoing Google Play and all of the other Google services that go with it. Sure, you can use a browser and side load some apps, but for the most part you don’t have an easy way to access things like Gmail, YouTube, and Google’s marketplaces for music, movies, and TV shows.

Leaked retail packaging confirms two-camera setup for the OnePlus 5

The mobile industry is full of trends, but not every company immediately follows them. There are still multiple big players that don’t care to include a two-camera setup on their flagships. OnePlus, however, is going to join the craze this summer. Previous reports pointed to it, but now we have nearly clear confirmation that the OnePlus 5 will will ship with two cameras on the back.