Now that we’re entering the summer, things are really going to
heat up get interesting in the mobile industry. We’re nearing the launch of flagship devices from Samsung and Apple. Last year, Samsung bumped up the launch of the Galaxy Note 5 to cut into potential iPhone sales before Apple debuted the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. This year, all signs are pointing to the next Galaxy Note device coming even earlier than the mid-August launch we saw in 2015.
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We’re just a day away from OnePlus making the OnePlus 3 official, but you know that won’t stop the rumor mill from churning out just a few more photos. The latest leak shows off the device, in the flesh, from the front and back. It’s arguably the clearest look we’ve seen, unless you count the press renders and promotional material. Hit the break to check it out. Read more
It’s a little over halfway through the year, and that means that it’s time for the rumor mill about the next edition of the Galaxy Note series to hit full swing. One of the persistent rumors is that Samsung will avoid calling it the Note 6, and will instead align this year model with the Galaxy S series, giving it the Note 7 moniker instead. Today’s rumor hints that the upcoming handset has a curved screen, which is quite likely considering the popularity of the Galaxy S7 Edge. Read more
When it comes to online goods and services, there isn’t much that Amazon doesn’t do. They offer a large video streaming catalog, a digital video storefront, audiobooks and eBooks, and obviously a large selection of physical goods with two-day shipping through Amazon Prime. There are plenty of Amazon-branded services for you to buy into, and it looks like Amazon is going to expand that with an on-demand music streaming subscription, too. Read more
2016 hasn’t been the smoothest of years for Nest, with rumors that the company isn’t bringing in enough revenue to meet Alphabet’s expectations, to complaints by Nest employees about how the company was being run to the recent news that its CEO, Tony Fadell, left the company because it was in “maintenance mode”. Nest’s new CEO, Marwan Fawaz, has apparently sent a letter to employees hinting at the company’s upcoming product line, as well as confirming that the company is not for sale. Read more
We’re about a week out before the OnePlus 3 officially launches, but now, we’re getting an early look at the device as some official photos of the handset has been posted on Chinese social networking website Weibo.
The Galaxy S7 hasn’t been out very long, and the rumors for its replacement are already starting. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is being rumored to sport a 5.5-inch 4K UHD display, according to market research firm UBI Research.
It’s possible that the upcoming Galaxy Note 6 from Samsung will not ship with Android N.
Wait, what? You’re probably just about as bored as I was upon seeing the news around the web today.
Rumors about bending and folding displays have been popping up for years now, so the technology has to happen eventually, right? Well, if the latest rumor ends up being accurate, Samsung might finally be able to bring the futuristic tech to consumer devices as early as 2017. They’re reportedly set to unveil two devices in the first part of next year, including a phone that folds in half and a 5-inch device that unfolds into an 8-inch device. Read more
The Nextbit Robin was recently on sale at Amazon for a special $299 price. Regularly, the phone costs $399; however, Nextbit was able to leverage Amazon’s prominence with free two-day shipping and create buzz around that sale. We haven’t heard much from Nextbit about the Robin or anything else since then, but now the company is back with another sale on Amazon.
Amazon is once again selling the Robin for $299.