Nokia planning Nexus-style experience with fast updates

Nokia was once known as the ruler of all cellphones, but since the rise of Android and iOS it got lost in the dust and struggled to stay relevant. Through various buyouts and attempts with Microsoft Windows Phone, Nokia continued to produce great devices, although it could never regain the popularity or success it once had. Now that HMD-owned Nokia has stepped into the Android ring, it’s promising an experience that very well could attract consumers in this very competitive market. Could Nokia unofficially become the new Nexus?

First set of OnePlus 5 rumors pop up, confirm the obvious

The rumor mill has been pretty quiet about the inevitable OnePlus 3T successor , but now that the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 are out of the way, OnePlus is next up to bat.

A pretty solid rumor has cropped up that suggests that OnePlus will be going all out for the OP5, including a higher resolution screen, top notch processor, and other specs to match. Big surprise, right? And no, that’s not a typo. It’ll likely be the OnePlus 5, not the 4, as the Chinese word for four sounds similar to death. You’ll notice several Chinese companies try to avoid it because of that.

New memory technology could benefit flexible devices

For several years now we have watched manufacturers work on development of devices that are foldable, bendable and otherwise break out of the mold of a static shape. Although it was never confirmed, Samsung supposedly is on the verge of bringing such a device to market and was showing a prototype at MWC 2017. The challenges are many and lots of the focus has been on the display technology. To really capitalize on breaking out of the current format – a flat rectangle – many other components have to become flexible as well. A new paper describes technology that could address one of the pieces, flash memory, as it is effectively flexible itself and may even benefit the traditional smartphone market.