Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 has barely launched, and we’re already starting to hear rumors concerning the company’s next flagship, what we assume will be the Galaxy S8. This latest rumor, coming by way of SamMobile, indicates a significant change to the rear camera setup.
Say hello to Samsung’s latest in-house processor, the Exynos 7570. It’s a quad-core 14nm processor that effectively falls into the budget-friendly range, but it stands out for a few reasons. It’s the first time we’ve seen a non-flagship processor using 14nm manufacturing, and it’s the first Exynos chip that has all of the necessary smartphone connectivity options baked in. That’s a big deal for many reasons. Read more
Verizon today launched its LTE Advanced Network, commonly referred to as LTE-A. The improved network went live in 461 cities, and is advertised as providing up to 50% faster peak speeds.
Google is doing some interesting things with Nougat, and one of those will be regular maintenance releases. By pushing out maintenance releases every so often, this allows Nougat to see “continued refinement and polish.” Google didn’t offer any details on how many maintenance releases there would be, but thanks to new information from Evan Blass, we’re going to be seeing a total of three quarterly maintenance releases.
On Talk Android Deals, the AnyMote Home is ready for you to bring home and start using with everything you already own. The device, which we reviewed earlier this year, is a wireless hub that allows you to control everything from your phone or tablet. Color Tiger’s AnyMote Home is compatible with infrared and WiFi-powered equipment including televisions, cable boxes, sound systems, gaming consoles, projectors, and more.
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Pricing for Google’s Nexus devices has been all over the place during the line’s history. There have been years when the hardware is affordable and then years when the hardware is pretty expensive. In 2015, Google aimed for and reached a happy medium by releasing the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Things may not be so similar this year with Sailfish and Marlin. Despite releasing two phones, rumored pricing shows both are on the expensive side.
When T-Mobile One was announced, it wasn’t exactly met with a warm reception, despite what John Legere yelled about on Twitter. There are aspects of the plan that are no doubt great for customers, but the drawbacks are very apparent. Fortunately, T-Mobile is taking some of that feedback to heart and tweaking the new plan to make things a little more palatable for all of us. Read more
Huawei subsidiary Honor launched its newest handset, the Honor 8, in the US and Europe this month. It’s a gorgeous phone with dual-rear cameras and some hefty specifications under the hood. If you’re not sure about moving over to the Honor brand for this device, Talk Android’s very own Justin Herrick went hands-on with it over the weekend.
The next batch of Android Wear watch faces is set to drop in the fall, but instead of teaming up professional designers, Google is asking the internet to help design the new faces for its smartwatch platform. They’ve teamed up with PAPER magazine to run a competition that’s open to pretty much anyone, which should lead to some unique watch faces. Read more