The OnePlus 5 has barely hit the market but it’s already receiving its first software update. It’s a pretty typical early set of patches, but it should be a welcome update to anyone who managed to snag the phone early.
Check the calendar. It’s June 27, 2017. What’s the significance? The 2017 flagship from OnePlus has been released worldwide.
Starting today you can purchase the OnePlus 5.
Huawei and Talk Android are partnering for an exclusive giveaway featuring the P10, its 2017 flagship, to start the summer right.
The aluminum-made phone from HMD Global, the mobile brand’s new leader, says you’re just a few weeks away from being able to buy the Nokia 6 in the United States.
Last week OnePlus officially took the wraps off the new OnePlus 5 smartphone and general retail availability is slated to open tomorrow. If you are considering placing an order and want to get an early idea of what you get and some initial hands on impressions, TalkAndroid’s own presenter Kent Oki put together a video just to whet your appetite. Check it out after the break.
Rumors about the next generation Google Pixel phones to be released later this year continue to ramp up as we hit the summer months. The latest round comes from an unnamed source who is described as “familiar with the matter” and who “spent time with at least one of these phones” who has shared some of the specifications for the devices. Consistent with previously leaked information, this source indicates there are only two forthcoming Pixel 2 devices, a smaller unit codenamed Walleye and a larger device codenamed Taimen. If accurate, the descriptions of the devices also reveal some significant differences brought about by Google having two different manufacturers for this year’s devices.
The Moto E4 just went live on Big Red’s network.
Snapchat has just added a new feature called Snap Maps that lets you keep track of what your friends are doing, viewing and sharing Stories even if they are half a world away. In addition, you can also share your own location with friends so they can see which milkshake joint you are at. Snap Maps also shows public stories of events such as concerts, fairs, and gatherings that are happening near your location.
OnePlus isn’t lying when it says “specifications don’t matter.”
Testing for the software update began almost three months ago, and today ZTE is finally sending out Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the 2016 mid-range phone.
Ready for IFA 2017? It’ll be here sooner than you think. With devices like the LG V30 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 coming before the year’s end, you’re going to see a lot of rumors and reports on Talk Android this summer. Both devices are among the most popular for the second half of 2017, and their respective makers keep moving up their launch dates.
LG, like Samsung, is expected to launch its next high-end phone in August. It’s a race to beat Apple, who usually announces in September.
Just in case you were thinking that you needed a bigger choice of emoji to choose from, Unicode 10 has been released with 56 new emoji including dinosaurs and the ‘Colbert’ amongst others and will roll out to supported platforms later this year. Join us after the break for more details.