With a little over a week to go until Google’s October 4th event, where several new pieces of hardware including the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, are expected to be revealed, software is getting a bit of a bump as well. The frenzy started when word surfaced that a new project called Andromeda may be announced, representing the effective merger of Android and ChromeOS into a new operating system. Now sources are trying to connect dots and think the new Andromeda could land on a rumored “Nexus” tablet believed to be incoming from Huawei. Read more
Today, Evan Blass is showing the world what Google’s next streaming device looks like.
Google is readying a new Pixel laptop for Q3 2017. With an internal codename of Bison, this laptop would be the first device to show off the long-awaited Android and Chrome OS merger, rumored to be called “Andromeda.”
Lately there’s been a ton of buzz over Apple’s incredibly impressive A10 Fusion CPU in the iPhone 7, and an appropriate head scratching over why we don’t see blistering edge processors like that on Android’s side of the fence, especially from Qualcomm, especially since Qualcomm is the de facto flagship CPU manufacturer. Read more
Waterproofing is becoming a standard and very convenient feature in smartphones, but Google’s upcoming
Nexus Pixel phones probably won’t know how to swim. A new report claims that both of Google’s new phones will be IP53 rated, which means it won’t explode if it gets splashed, but you shouldn’t be testing it near any bodies of water. Read more
This past year we’ve seen quite a number of smartphones released by Lenovo under the “Moto” brand, and after being spotted on China’s TENAA certification, we are now seeing actual photos of the upcoming Lenovo Moto M.
Join us after the break for the details.
We are still waiting for official confirmation of the upcoming Huawei Mate 9, but the rumors keep pouring in. This time, we are hearing a report that in addition to the fingerprint sensor, the upcoming smartphone will feature an iris scanner.
Join us after the break for what we know. Read more
Later this year, the HTC Bolt will launch exclusively on Sprint’s network.
We have an image of the device that we’re sharing with you today.
It seems like such a small thing, but adding a reboot button to the power menu on an Android device can be a big deal. Manufacturers like Samsung and LG that put their own user interfaces on Android devices include this option, but for some reason Google has held out on supplying this option in stock Android. That may be changing with the release of the new Google Pixel smartphones according to sources who captured a screenshot showing the option present. Read more
There seems to be another Android device in the works at BlackBerry, and a launch could be imminent given the company referred to an unannounced phone in confidential material accidentally published online.
Hit the break for details.