Samsung’s newest processors have full network connectivity built-in

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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

Nougat should see a total of three quarterly maintenance releases


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.

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[TA Deals] Use the AnyMote Home for remote-free control! (46% off)


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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Maybe we know what pricing for the 2016 Nexus phones is


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.

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T-Mobile One unlimited plan getting tweaked after customer feedback


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

Next Android Wear watch faces will be crowdsourced


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