New and altered emojis are on the Samsung Galaxy S7


Prior to announcing and releasing Android 6.0.1, Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer teased that the mobile operating system would support new eomjis. Then, when the software update arrived, owners of Nexus devices were able to enjoy the little icons right away. Everyone else would have to wait until their phone or tablet maker worked the new emojis into their implementation of Android 6.0.1; however, the roll out of that software update still hasn’t arrived for most. The only non-Nexus device off the top of my head running the latest version of Android with the new emojis is the HTC One A9. The wait is ongoing for many others.

But today we learned Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are going to ship with the new emojis right out of the box. This is because both devices are running Android 6.0.1 from the get-go.

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LG announces modular G5 with wide range of companion devices


So, MWC 2016 has officially kicked off with a bang, with LG taking the wraps off its much-anticipated G5 flagship with its Magic Slot Modular capabilities. While many of the specifications have leaked or been alluded to over the last few weeks, it’s always great to get confirmation. Join us after the break for the full list of specifications of the LG G5 as well as a list of its modules and companion devices. Read more

Marshmallow is live for Verizon’s LG G4, G3, and HTC One M9


This morning, Verizon began rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to three phones on its network — the LG G4, LG G3, and HTC One M9 from Big Red are getting that boost to the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. With it comes everything we know and love about Marshmallow while, ranging from Now on Tap to better handling of app permissions.

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