Samsung to Further Confuse Shoppers, Will Launch Galaxy S6 Plus

Everything is better with a Plus. Don’t believe me? Hop in an Audi A8’s rear seat and then try an A8 L. Right? You know you love it. Also, clothes are more fun when larger. I defy you to prove that tight hipstery nonsense is somehow better for my circulation and/or general contentment.

But I digress.

Hot off the heels of a maybe-successfulmaybe-not launch of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung is now allegedly slated to release the S6 Plus, which we are required to tell you is not the Note 5.

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Unannounced Motorola-branded smartphone passes through Bluetooth SIG

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Earlier today, an unannounced Motorola smartphone carrying model number XT1565 passed through the Bluetooth Certification HQ in the United States. The sparse information included within the filing documentation reveals that we could potentially be looking at the third-generation Moto E — another revamped model of the company’s most affordable handset.

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ASUS rolling out Android Lollipop to mid-tier ZenFone 4, 5 and 6

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ASUS has started the process of providing the Android Lollipop update to their mid-tier smartphones, including the ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6. The updates will bring all of the devices up to Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The ZenFone 4 update is version 7.3.3 and is available both over-the-air or as a direct download. The ZenFone 5 update is also available OTA and mirrors the update for the ZenFone 4 as well as another version of the ZenFone 5, model A500KL, which received the update back in April. Read more

HTC launches the dual-SIM Desire 820G+ in Taiwan

HTC Desire 820G+HTC has announced a new mid-range, dual-SIM phone for the Taiwanese market. The new device joins the Desire lineup and will be called the Desire 820G+.

The 820G+ features Android 4.4 and a 5.5-inch display that has a surprisingly nice 720p HD resolution. You’ll also find a 13 megapixel rear camera, an 8 megapixel front cam, an octa-core CPU with 1 GB of RAM, and a microSD card slot. Read more

Galaxy S6 sales are hitting Samsung’s internal targets, beating GS5 sales

Samsung_Galaxy_S6_Edge_Right_Edge_Slanted_01_TASamsung was dealing with quite a bit of pressure with the launch of the Galaxy S6 this year. Sales for their previous two flagship Galaxy S devices had waned, with the Galaxy S5 failing to hit its internal targets for the company over the course of 2014. With that in mind, Samsung had to launch a fantastic device in 2015 that would solidify why they were the top dog in the Android market.

For the most part, they did. The Galaxy S6 was met with nearly universal praise (our own review commended the fantastic screen, amazing camera, and solid design of the device) while the crazy counterpart device, the Galaxy S6 Edge, has done far better than anyone anticipated. So while everything seems great, Samsung hasn’t publicly announced how well their current flagship is selling. Read more