Google IO 2016 Coverage

Huawei is set to pay closer attention to the American market in 2016

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If a new report published earlier today by The Wall Street Journal is anything to go by, it would appear that Huawei is all set to pay closer attention to the American market in 2016. “People familiar” with the company’s plans claim it will introduce its latest flagship smartphone, the Mate 8, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and disclose details on the handset’s availability in the United States.  

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Holiday Buying Guide 2015: The best Android phones

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We live in a mobility-focused world, and manufacturers from all over the world have risen up to meet this demand. You have Samsung with its new line of premium Galaxy devices, Google revolutionizing the off-contract market with the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, Motorola’s own off-contract efforts, and even up and comers like Alcatel OneTouch. There are so many different smartphones out there, all for different types of people. With that in mind, it can be difficult to find the perfect handset, especially with how expensive many of these devices are.

Here at Talk Android, we’ve put together a detailed shopping guide on the best smartphones in the market for the holidays. There’s something for everybody on this list, whether it be powerful performance packages that Samsung offers, something more luxury in the Sony Xperia handsets, or even the media production capabilities in many of LG’s new devices.

We’ve taken the liberty of digging through the mire in order to bring you the best Android smartphones for this holiday shopping season. One thing we can guarantee: there’s something for you on this list.

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Results mixed for Android, iOS growth in October report

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Kantar Worldpanel released their report on smartphone market share through the end of October 2015 showing the battle between iOS and Android is both stable and in flux at the same time. Android continued to maintain a lead position with Samsung showing signs of a comeback, although Apple showed strong growth in some unexpected areas. Read more

The 32GB Nexus 6P can be had for £410 from an EE store

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I think it’s safe to say that Huawei’s Nexus 6P has been warmly received by just about everyone, other than those odd videos showing it being bent. If you live in Europe and haven’t managed to get your hands on one yet, then this could be for you. While the graphite 32GB Nexus 6P is £449 from the Google Store, you can save £40 by grabbing one for just £399 plus a £10 Top-up from a bricks and mortar EE store in the UK, unfortunately, the offer isn’t available online.  Read more

Honor 7 owners in the UK can now sign up to beta test the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update

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Android 5.1.1 Lollipop is yesterday’s news since the release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, with many of us hoping our smart devices will receive an update to this latest and greatest version of Android sooner, rather than later. Or never, as the case may be for some. Selected owners of Huawei’s Honor 7 will be happy to find out that they can get an early taste of Marshmallow goodness on their device in the coming weeks by signing up for the Honor 7 Android 6 BETA test.  Read more