A couple new images have leaked out showing the forthcoming OnePlus 3 smartphone. One of them reveals the presence of a USB Type-C port for the device, which is a new bit of information compared to images that leaked out earlier. The other image shows the front of the device. The leaker, Twitter user The Malignant, indicates a shot of the rear of the device was being withheld as it apparently has not been finalized for the retail version. Read more
Update (5/15/16): Evan Blass has clarified that this is actually the Moto G4 we’re looking at here.
The Moto G4 is scheduled for an unveiling alongside a Moto G4 Plus to happen on May 17. Today, the handset was tested on Geekbench, revealing some key specifications.
Although we still have one more flagship level device, the Galaxy Note 6, to be released this year and some new lines of devices like the Galaxy C series that should hit the market in 2016, some sources are already looking ahead to what Samsung may have planned for 2017. Besides four expected flagship devices consistent with prior years, rumors suggest Samsung has a new Galaxy X device in the works that will have the company’s first foldable screen. Read more
When Google released developer previews for the Android N update to their operating system, one of the items spotted in there was apparent support for pressure-sensitive touch. This would be similar to what Apple implemented with 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. With only days left before Google I/O 2016 and the expected official announcement of Android N, sources indicate Google has pulled this pressure-sensitive capability from the release. Read more
One theme that seems to have surfaced during 2016 is a move by several Android manufacturers to accelerate the release dates for flagship devices compared to prior years. In the case of Samsung’s Galaxy Note line of devices, this year’s version will continue an effort that started last year when the Galaxy Note 5 launched in August and kicked off this acceleration on the part of Samsung. One factor that may have played into Samsung’s decision-making is an effort to get a bit of a jump on Apple and their traditional September release dates for new iPhone devices. Read more
NVIDIA may soon launch a successor to the older NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. A device that appears similar to that of the original just arrived at the FCC. Read more
Remember the Galaxy View? Samsung announced the behemoth of a tablet late last year, then pretty much forgot about it and stopped reminding anyone that it existed. It was definitely a niche product, considering it had an 18.4-inch 1080p display that was too big to comfortably use as a tablet but still kind of small to use as a replacement TV.
Despite the relative lack of success of the Galaxy View, Lenovo is ready to throw their hat in the ring with their own massive tablet. According to a benchmark for a PB2-690N, it looks like Lenovo’s implementation will be better in some ways, but worse in others. Read more
It’s been a question asked by many, and for quite some time – “Why hasn’t Google developed a product yet to compete with Amazon’s Echo device?“. Well, it looks like someone at Google is finally listening, and such a device could be unveiled sometime this year, as alluded to recently. Read more
The leaks appear to be intensifying in frequency for Samsung’s Galaxy C range of handsets, having made an appearance last week showing off its metal body. Today, we have another leak showing off the C5 in greater detail as well as the alleged specifications for it and its larger C7 sibling. Join us after the break for more details. Read more