Samsung Galaxy S7 may get third processor variant


When Samsung launched the Galaxy S6 this year, the company took a bit of a different route from previous flagship launches in that only a single chip was used, their own Exynos processor. Previous versions of the Galaxy S devices were generally released with two versions, one using an Exynos chip and one using a Snapdragon chip depending on the market. Although previous reports indicate Samsung has been working hard on preparing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip for use in next year’s Galaxy S7, rumors recently surfaced suggesting Samsung was going back to the familiar strategy that involves some markets getting Exynos equipped devices. The latest rumor indicates Samsung may use two different Exynos processors, bringing the number of variants up to three for the first time.

Sources believe Samsung will use their Exynos 7422 chips, which were originally planned to power the Galaxy Note 5, in Galaxy S7 devices that will be sold in India. Meanwhile, the Exynos 8890 will be used in units destined for the Korean, Japanese and some European markets. The U.S. and Chinese markets will get devices that come with the Snapdragon 820 chips inside.

source: SamMobile

Sony to let 10,000 Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact owners beta test Marshmallow build


It was only yesterday that Sony posted a list of devices slated to be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and now the handset maker is giving Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact owners the chance to beta test the latest version of Android on their handsets via its Concept for Android beta initiative.

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