Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 has barely launched, and we’re already starting to hear rumors concerning the company’s next flagship, what we assume will be the Galaxy S8. This latest rumor, coming by way of SamMobile, indicates a significant change to the rear camera setup.
BLU Products’ devices are built with value in mind, hence why the company never releases truly high-end phones. Selling devices with big price tags wouldn’t be true to the brand; however, something is different now with its latest announcement. The Pure XR from BLU, which was teased by the company earlier this month, is a $299 phone that offers specifications you should expect from an unlocked high-end(ish) phone in 2016.
The LG V20 is quickly closing in on us and to add to the excitement, LG just released a new promotional video on its Twitter showing us some software bells and whistles – complete with solid white nav buttons.
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Verizon today launched its LTE Advanced Network, commonly referred to as LTE-A. The improved network went live in 461 cities, and is advertised as providing up to 50% faster peak speeds.
Everyone was puzzled by last year’s HTC One A9 because the company did very little to create a phone unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. The One A9, which closely resembled Apple’s iPhone but didn’t quite create any competition for it, came and went without anyone noticing. Aside from anything having to do with cosmetics or performance, HTC turned off consumers because of the out sky-high price tag for a phone with mostly mid-range specifications.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Evan Blass, writing for VentureBeat, says the One A9 is getting a successor and it’s launching soon than you might think.
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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.
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.
Huawei subsidiary Honor launched its newest handset, the Honor 8, in the US and Europe this month. It’s a gorgeous phone with dual-rear cameras and some hefty specifications under the hood. If you’re not sure about moving over to the Honor brand for this device, Talk Android’s very own Justin Herrick went hands-on with it over the weekend.
Android Nougat is official and rolling out to devices, which means we’ll soon have access to factory images for many Nexus devices directly from Google. These builds are useful to flash a completely clean, stock image back to your device if you’ve been tinkering, playing with ROMs, or just want to start from scratch with a major iteration update. Read more
Just yesterday we reported on an image leaked by Evan Blass showing the Sony Xperia X Compact that is believed to be ready for an unveiling at IFA 2016. Up until now, no specifications for the device outside of a 4.6-inch screen were known. The same was true for another device, the Xperia XR, that is also believed to be ready for launch. Thanks to a site in the Netherlands, we have some new information on what kind of hardware to expect from Sony for these new additions to their X Series of high-end smartphones. Read more