Galaxy S 6 could sport a smaller battery than the Galaxy S 5

Samsung_Galaxy_S_5_Battery_01The Galaxy S 6 will most likely be a lot thinner than the Galaxy S 5, but one major downside could be the battery. Not only will it be non-removable, it actually might be smaller than its predecessor.

One would think that Samsung could fit the new Galaxy S 6 with at least the same size battery as the S5 since battery technology keeps evolving, but unfortunately that won’t be the case. It’s expected to come in at 2600 mAh as opposed to 2800 mAh on the S5, which is about 7% less.

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First-Gen Moto G handsets to receive Lollipop Update according to ‘Future Updates’ message from Motorola


If you own a first-generation Moto G, it appears that Motorola is sending messages to begin readying your device to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update in the ‘upcoming weeks’. If you’ve received this message, it’s important to click the ‘More Info’ tab at the bottom, as explained after the break.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 overheating issues may be exaggerated


In a recent study using side-by-side comparison, online blog STJS Gadgets Portal is reporting that overheating issues with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 may be blown out of proportion. The comparison uses one smartphone running a Snapdragon 801 processor next to a pre-commercial smartphone running a Snapdragon 810.

Talk Android has been covering all the news about the possible overheating issue with the Snapdragon 810 for a few months now. You can see how this new study falls in with the previous reports by clicking “Read more” and continuing after the break.
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Samsung Galaxy A7 now available in India


Availability of the Galaxy A7 has not been widespread, but Samsung has consistently launched the handset in new markets over time. Now, the Galaxy A7 is available to consumers in India for Rs 30,499 (or about $491) with color options being gold, black, and white. The company setup a page for the Galaxy A7 in its India eStore and it is already out of stock there. Whether it is due to low supply or high demand, Samsung must be happy to see the Galaxy A7 sold quickly in India.

Source: Samsung India eStore
Via: Fone Arena

Lenovo plans to update 7 of its smartphones in Q2


Lenovo has just published a list of smartphones it hopes to upgrade to Lollipop in the next quarter of this year. The A5000, A6000, P70, S90, Vibe X2, Vibe Z2 and Vibe Z2 Pro are expected to receive the update somewhere between April 1 and June 30, whereas the S856, S860, S930 and P90 are set to get it shortly after.

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Lollipop heading to Sprint’s HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon Edition this weekend


Another device from HTC is being prepared to receive a software update that brings with it the latest version of Android. This weekend, the Harman Kardon Edition of the HTC One (M8) on Sprint will see Android 5.0 Lollipop arrive. Mo Versi, HTC’s Vice President of Product Management, shared the news on Twitter, saying that the over-the-air (OTA) update would start this weekend.

Let us know in the comments when you have received the update.

Source: @moversi

Google using “zero rating” to spur Android One growth in emerging markets


Emerging markets are receiving a ton of attention from hardware and software companies due to the growth seen down the line. The roadblock between these companies and consumers, however, is the cost of data. Consumers in emerging markets are able to purchase devices at affordable prices, but data remains expensive. To combat this issue, Google is applying the “zero rating” approach.

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