Google IO 2015 Coverage

Rumour: The 2015 Nexus phone could be made by a Chinese manufacturer

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It’s a little early for Nexus season, but here we have a leak hinting at the next manufacturer to be handed the honour of creating the next Nexus handset. In the recent past, we had the Nexus 4 and 5 being built by LG, with the most recent Nexus 6 coming courtesy of Motorola. But now, according to a post by Darren phone chips on Weibo, the Chinese micro-blogging site, it appears that a Chinese manufacturer might be given the responsibility for the next Nexus handset.

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New images show Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge side by side

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Some new images have leaked that show the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge sitting next to each other. Perhaps the biggest takeaway from the images is the configuration of the curved screen of the Galaxy S6 Edge. As previously suspected, the curved screen of the Galaxy S6 Edge appears to exist on both sides of the device unlike the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Edge which had a curved screen on only one side. Read more

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop caught on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S

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In the coming weeks and months, Samsung will begin pushing software updates to its devices. We have already heard about various phones from the company preparing for Lollipop updates, but not much has been said regarding its tablets. The Galaxy Tab S, though, is a lock for the boost to the latest version of Android. The tablet has been spotted running Android 5.0.2 and a video published shows what there is to know in terms of changes.

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Wallpapers nine and ten for the HTC One M9 posted online

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Continuing the slow and steady release of HTC One M9 wallpapers, Twitter user @LlabTooFer has posted what would be the ninth and tenth wallpapers for the device. The two most recent images lean on geometric shapes, one circles and one diamonds, to create a background tapestry for the devices. If you want to check out these new wallpapers, just hit the break. Once you see them, if you want to download the full-size images, just follow the source link for download links. Read more

Samsung Galaxy S6 wireless charger pays a visit to the FCC

 

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While many of us are looking forward to Samsung’s official unveiling of the Galaxy S6 on March 1st at MWC, the Korean manufacturer has been busy getting its ducks in a row with regards to its accessories. An example of this would be the wireless charger that has been approved by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). As seen from the image above, the wireless charger has a circular design.  Read more

Say goodbye to bloatware, the Galaxy S6 will only have 2 Samsung App’s pre-installed

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The Galaxy S6 is due to be officially revealed on March 1st at MWC in Barcelona, after a steady drip feed of leaks and rumours. The pressure is on Samsung to deliver, and deliver big this year after the Galaxy S5 failed to meet expectations in 2014, both in terms of sales and what the mainstream consumer wanted. This time round though, it seems that Samsung has indeed listened to what its fans want by producing the Galaxy S6 (and Edge) out of metal, optimising TouchWiz as well as toning down the bloatware. Yes, you heard it right, according to Sammobile, Samsung is apparently only pre-installing two of their own apps, along with the other apps in the list below.

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Galaxy Tab S 2 specs revealed by benchmark

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Samsung will launch the Galaxy Tab S 2 sometimes this year, possibly in the spring or summer. We already know that it will sport a metal build and the display will be more squarish as in a 4:3 ratio. There will also be two sizes, 9.7-inches and 8.0-inches. Probably the most important feature that we know is that it will be very thin, at 5.4 mm.

Today we have a little more confirmation on the rest of the specs thanks to a benchmark test on GFXBench.

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Galaxy S 6 to be pricey, Galaxy S 6 Edge to be very limited and pricey

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I don’t think anyone will be surprised by part of this news. If you were looking to get your hands on the Galaxy S 6 Edge, plan on jumping through hoops because it will be very limited as Samsung won’t be able to produce them fast enough. And not surprisingly, it will be pricey. The 64 GB version will go for €949 and the 128 GB version will be €1,049. That’s €50 more expensive than the iPhone 6 Plus. Converted to U.S. dollars, that’s $1,076 and $1,189 respectively, but it probably won’t work out that way due to extra taxes in Europe.

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