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
ASUS has become the latest company to publish its plans for rolling out Android 6.0 to its smartphones. Unfortunately, while ASUS has posted its plans for Marshmallow, there aren’t many handsets on the list.
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
Right off the heels of a leaked Samsung roadmap for Android 6.0, an XDA user with a Galaxy Note 5 on T-Mobile was found running an early build of Marshmallow for the device. Considering that the Galaxy Note 5 is rumored to get Android 6.0 this December, this early build could have some credibility to it.
OnePlus is set to roll out out Marshmallow updates to the OnePlus 2 and the One in the first quarter of 2016. A OnePlus staffer announced the company’s software update plans today through the official OnePlus forum.
Unreal Engine 4.10 is out now, and brings some major changes with it. Not every single change has to do with Android, but many do, for example, Marshmallow support.
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
Now that the HTC One A9 has been released, HTC has made open source kernel files available at the HTC Developer Center. Read more
HTC is struggling to remain in the smartphone market and one of their moves to try to keep buyers interested is a commitment to getting the latest version of Android out to their devices. With the recent release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, HTC has been hard at work trying to make that happen for the HTC One M9 and the HTC One M8 before the end of the year. Evidence of their efforts surfaced today thanks to Twitter tipster @LlabTooFeR. Read more
If you are a frequent SnapChat user, then you have contributed to the instant messaging app’s huge increase in viewership numbers since May. In just 6 months, SnapChat has tripled its daily viewing numbers.
According to the Financial Times, more than 6 billion clips are viewed every single day on SnapChat, with more than 100 million daily active users. That’s quite impressive for an app that exists purely on the mobile platform. It’s thought that the sudden increase in viewing numbers can at least be partly attributed to features such as Discover, Live Stories (such as the NFL content), and Lenses.
Source: Financial Times (Subscription required)