Galaxy S7 Edge shows up on Geekbench


MWC 2016 is less than a month away and Samsung is putting in its final preparations for the big flagship unveiling. Based on the latest reports, Samsung is giving us two Galaxy S7 variants, one standard flat 5.1-inch version and one Edge version codenamed SM-G935F. Both devices will seemingly replace their counterparts that were announced around this time last year.

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Amazon still wants to be in your hand, just not with its own phone

The Amazon logo is seen on a podium duri

In 2014, Amazon entered an entirely new world by releasing the Fire Phone. The company designed thought consumers would relish a handset designed by their favorite online retailer and all of the services it runs. But Amazon thought completely wrong. The Fire Phone was met with bad reviews mostly because of limitations and price. While Android was present, the software was covered with an underwhelming forked version. Owners of the handset were forced to use Amazon’s restricted app store and other software features that just didn’t add value. On top of mid-range specifications, Amazon was charging a high-end price. The Fire Phone cost hundreds of dollars off-contract and AT&T was the exclusive carrier. It took more than a year for the company to realize how awful everything the handset was, leading to layoffs and price cuts.

The Fire Phone was ultimately put to rest in September 2015, but Amazon isn’t giving up on phones anytime soon. People familiar with Amazon’s internal discussions told The Information that the company is seeking software partnerships to get better placement on mobile devices.

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