Verizon’s finally pushing out the Lollipop OTA for the Galaxy Note Edge

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Verizon is now rolling out the long-awaited Lollipop update to all carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy Note Edge located in the United States. In terms of functionality, this upgrade transports the latest build of the Android operating system to the handset, in addition to a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

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Rumour: HTC’s new flagship will allegedly feature ground-breaking camera technology

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HTC’s recent flagship devices have often polarized opinions when it comes to discussing their cameras. While some have criticized the UltraPixel experiments, others have managed to see the positive side of things. Even the return to mainstream technology such as the Toshiba made 20MP sensor as found in the One M9 has drawn negative comments, despite HTC issuing software updates to improve the sensor’s performance. Today, it has been rumored that the Taiwanese company’s upcoming next flagship, the HTC Aero, will feature ground-breaking camera technology.

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Sprint will open 20 new US stores in partnership with Europe’s Dixons Carphone

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Sprint has been in the headlines recently, with the news that its CEO, Marcelo Claure, is paid handsomely, that the carrier’s unlimited All-In plan launched with some limits after all. Sprint did get some brownie points for responding swiftly to the video streaming cap, removing the measly 600kbps limit, albeit by slipping in that streaming traffic would be managed when the network became congested. Now, it seems that Sprint is looking at re-invigorating its retail stores strategy by partnering up with Dixon’s Carphone to increase the number of its physical stores.  Read more

Tegra X1 Chromebook might be happening, codenamed “Smaug”

Chromebook_GenericIf you’ve kept up with Chromebooks over the past few years, you’ve probably noticed how different manufacturers have been testing out different processors for their ultra-portable laptops. Most Chromebooks tend to use Intel’s low-power chips, but we’ve seen some experimentation from other companies, such as Samsung using their own ARM Exynos processors and Asus using Nvidia’s Tegra K1 chips. However, ARM processor usage has been pretty limited up to this point, mostly because ARM processors just haven’t completely matched up to Intel’s offerings in the performance category. Read more