After a report surfaced indicating the new Moto Z and Moto Z Force may not be getting regular security updates for Android, the company has issued a statement confirming the device will be getting the security patches. Part of the confusion may have stemmed from the fact that devices shipping early to some reviewers are only updated through the May patch and even the units that will be hitting consumer hands initially will be at that same patch level. However, Motorola indicates they do have plans to issue the June and July Android security patches soon after the official July 28th launch. Read more
Earlier this week we reported on rumors concerning a new hardware device coming soon from BlackBerry. Those rumors were bolstered by comments from BlackBerry officials who indicated more information about handsets would be shared soon and that the company still considers handsets to be a key part of their business. A new entry in the FCC database reveals the company does indeed have a device, named the BlackBerry Hamburg although the market name may be different, poised to hit the market. Read more
Samsung isn’t expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 7 until August 2, but a store in Dubai is already taking pre-orders for the handset.
The Moto G4 is already a device that targets budget-conscious buyers as soon as it ships out of Lenovo’s production facilities. For buyers looking to squeeze even more of a deal out of their purchases, Motorola struck a deal with Amazon to make a variant available through the retailer at an even greater discount at the expense of buyers putting up with advertising and Amazon content and apps. To help ensure that relationship stays the same, it appears Motorola locked the bootloader. Read more
Thought Nokia was finished with hardware? Think again. A new report claims the company is working on two Android-powered devices that might launch this year.
With less than two weeks to wait until Samsung takes the wraps off of the Galaxy Note 7 on August 2nd, it should come as no surprise that the leaks are ramping up in frequency. In recent weeks we’ve seen rumors that the Note 7 will only be available with a curved display, yet we’ve also seen leaked images showing it with a regular, flat screen. Today’s leaked hands-on video shows the Note 7 with a display with a curved display. Join us after the break to check it out. Read more
If you’ve had your heart set on a new Koenigsegg or erm, Lada, but you’ve held off on your purchase because you want your new car to use Google’s Android Auto infotainment system, it seems that you won’t have to wait too much longer. Read more
Lenovo has begun rolling out the May Android security patch to the Moto X Pure Edition. This will be the first update the handset has received since February.
Google might not be the only company working on a standalone virtual reality headset. According to a recent trademark application in Korea, Samsung is reportedly working on a VR headset called Odyssey that will be completely independent from its phones and support VR gaming and media. Read more
It’s not over yet for BlackBerry in the hardware business. During today’s BlackBerry Security Summit in New York City, CEO John Chen revealed we’re not too far from seeing new devices launch.
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