BlackBerry has taken a backseat to bigger smartphone manufacturers in the past few years, so they’ve diversified and pushed for software instead of strictly hardware. To an extent, it’s worked well for the company. Since their smartphone market share has completely plummeted and hasn’t rebounded, software seems to make the most sense, especially since BlackBerry’s major selling point is security. Read more
T-Mobile’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are both receiving a minor software update that brings some performance tweaks and battery improvements. No new features or other software, unfortunately, but with battery life being one of the top complaints about the S6 and its curved counterpart, any extra juice Samsung can squeeze out of it through software optimization is welcome. Read more
If you thought smartphones and tablets ushered in the death of flip phones, you may have thought wrong. LG is bringing old fashion back with a Lollipop-powered flip phone, the LG Gentle, aimed for the South Korean market.
Three new Motorola devices have been vaguely leaked on Twitter thanks to @evleaks, although there’s pretty much no clarification on what any of them are. The Moto X Play, Droid MAXX II, and Moto Surround were mentioned, and aside from the Droid MAXX II, there’s definitely some wiggle room for speculation on what they could end up being. Read more
As you’re probably well aware, OnePlus will be live streaming the launch of its new flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 2, later today (July 27th). As one would expect with OnePlus though, the launch isn’t exactly conventional. OnePlus gave away a bunch of VR cardboard glasses a few weeks ago, in preparation for streaming the OnePlus 2 launch in 3D. But when and where can you catch the live stream event? Read more
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have built-in wireless charging, so why not a monitor? That may well have been Samsung’s thinking when it comes to its newly announced SE370 Full-HD monitors. And you have to admit, it makes sense, many of us have our smartphones nearby when we sit at the computer. Wireless charging built-in to the base of the monitor would be more than handy, allowing us to keep our compatible handsets topped up as well as keeping the clutter of extra cables to a minimum.
Google has teamed up with Lava Mobiles to launch its second-generation Android One smartphone, the Pixel V1, in India. The handset will be available exclusively from Flipkart in the very near future.
Owner’s of the Tegra Note 7 are in for a little treat this morning as NVIDA has just started rolling out the long-awaited Android 5.1 update to all models of the slate located in the United States.
As far as added functionality goes, this upgrade transports the latest build of the operating system to the tablet, in addition to a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
We’ve heard a ton of scuttlebutt with Sony’s upcoming bezel-free smartphone, the Xperia C5 Ultra, being the main topic of conversion over the course of the past few weeks, but we haven’t seen any tangible evidence revealing what the device may look like.
Up until now, that is.
With just over two weeks to go until the rumoured August 13th announcement of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ handsets, it’s only fitting that the steady stream of leaks continues. Today’s leak may give us the answer as to whether the Note 5 will sport an auto ejecting S Pen or not.