Those on Verizon with Samsung’s 2014 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, can finally treat themselves to Marshmallow.
Sony officially launched the Xperia E5 today, a device targeting budget buyers. Although the device may not get high end hardware, Sony does indicate users should expect two days worth of battery life from the 2,700 mAh battery. Part of that longevity is probably due to the fact that the device is only equipped with a 5-inch 720p HD display. Read more
After the success of the Honor 5X (reviewed here), it seems that the budget brand is preparing to take the wraps off a new model called the Honor 8 sporting the dual 12MP camera setup seen on the Honor V8 and the Huawei P9, not forgetting the Honor 6 Plus of course. Join us after the break for more info. Read more
MediaTek has announced their latest entry in the quick-charging battery technology field, Pump Express 3.0, to compete with offerings like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0. MediaTek claims their latest version of Pump Express can charge a smartphone battery from zero to 70 percent in a mere 20 minutes, although they do not indicate what size battery they are basing that measurement on. MediaTek also says a five minute charge will supply enough juice for four hours of talk time. Read more
At Computex 2016 today, along with new ZenFone 3 smartphones, ASUS revealed their entry into the home assistant space to compete with the likes of Amazon Echo and the forthcoming Google Home and what are sure to be others. Demonstrating some creativity, ASUS chairman Jonney Shih unveiled the ASUS Zenbo which is a “home robot” capable of providing assistance and more in a form factor that is not limited to sitting on a shelf or counter. Read more