When the calendar turned to 2016, a rumor came out saying HTC would be making two Nexus phones for Google later in the year. Now we’re nearing the usual September/October/November launch for Nexus devices and information regarding Google and HTC’s plans is coming out.
The phones, known internally as Marlin (M1) and Sailfish (S1), will be just like last year’s Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P representing different segments of the market. While Marlin will be a high-end phone, Sailfish will tone things down only slightly to give consumers an attractive price for a phone from Google.
Today, we’re telling you about specifications for Sailfish.
Lenovo will soon be launching an entry-level smartphone called the Vibe C2, but a new report indicates that it could be marketed as the Moto E (2016) in some markets.
Major smartphone manufacturers have no problem putting their own “skin” on top of Android when releasing new devices. In a new development, Huawei appears to be working on something that is more than just skin deep for their future devices. Sources report the Chinese company is working on their own mobile operating system as a hedge against Google possibly changing the terms and conditions for the use of the Android operating system. Read more
Galaxy Note 7 rumors are ramping up, and this latest report, coming by way of the Korea Herald, is claiming that the Note 7 will only launch with a curved display.
Chinese electronics giant BBK might not sound all too familiar with you. But, they’re the company responsible for putting out some of the world’s most loved smartphones. Oppo, Vivo, and even OnePlus are all companies owned by BBK, and now, the electronics giant is starting up yet another smartphone brand called iMoo.
The Galaxy S7 has gotten off to a hot start, and that means we should
enjoy the phone while it’s still current start gossiping about what Samsung could possibly do with the Galaxy S8. Yep, it’s safe to say the smartphone market has an incredibly short attention span. Read more
Some images of what is allegedly the successor to Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch, the Gear S3, has been posted online, though we’re not entirely sure this is the real deal.
With the unveiling of the latest flagship out of Lenovo, the Moto Z, it seemed like the demise of the Moto X line was imminent. The Moto X line had been Motorola’s flagship for the last few years, with the Moto G and the Moto E representing mid-range and budget offerings. The launch of the Moto Z took the flagship status away from the Moto X Pure Edition, and no matter what marketing spin Lenovo tried to play when questioned about the future of the Moto X line, the death of the Moto X seemed all but guaranteed. We, however, may have been very wrong. If a recent GFXBench test showing a new Moto device is any indication, the Moto X is ready for new life.
LeEco has been slowly but surely putting the pieces in place to make an attempt at becoming a major player in the U.S. smartphone market following their successes overseas, notably in the Chinese market. Earlier this year the company opened a new U.S. headquarters facility and started hiring a U.S.-based workforce. However, at the time no timetable had been established. Sources are now saying LeEco hopes to start sales this fall of not just smartphones, but a new video streaming service as well. Read more
The Gear S2 has had a pretty successful run for Samsung, but like any other piece of technology, there’s certainly something being prepared to take its place. In this case, Samsung is working on a new smartwatch that’s being called Solis that will very likely end up being the Gear S3. Read more