Oppo releases almost stock Android OS for global users


Let’s face it – most Android loyalists don’t really like the modifications manufacturers make to the Google-made operating system, and the customized OS developed by Chinese OEMs is outright unbearable for most global users. Therefore, Oppo has released an operating system that is very close to the stock Android, and comes with only a few factory installed apps such as camera, screen off gesture and audio support.

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Samsung Pay rumoured to launch in China, Spain, and the UK in early 2016


Samsung Pay launched in South Korea and the US earlier this year, and it’s been going great guns, already notching up more than 1 million users in Samsung’s home market. Besides the possibility of becoming available for more brands in the future, it seems that Samsung has its eyes on expanding its mobile payments system to other regions as well. Read more

Sony updates the Camera app for the Xperia Z5 range, brings refreshed UI and other improvements


Sony has just begun pushing out an update to the camera app for its Xperia Z5 range of handsets. The updated camera app, or Camera 2.0.0 as it is called, can be found in the pre-installed ‘What’s New’ application. The update applies to the Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium handsets, and includes tweaks, bugfixes, as well as some new options. Read more

Motorola is starting initial deployment of Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade for some of its devices


David Schuster, VP of Product Sales and Operations at Motorola, announced today that the company is starting the initial deployment of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade to the Moto X Style in both Brazil and India, as well as the Moto X (2014) in Brazil. The update will also roll out in the coming weeks to this year’s Moto X Pure Edition. Read more