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Although many were expecting for Nutella or Nectar, the next major Android release is dubbed Nougat as its statue has been already unveiled outside Google's HQ.
Xiaomi Mi Max hits India
This 6.4-inch Android phablet has the same specs as the variant that launched in China, but its price in India is slightly lower - around $220 USD.
Microsoft announces Windows 10 anniversary update
Windows 10 is now running on 350 million devices, and its next major update will arrive in early August.
Asus ZenUI now working with non-Asus handsets
From now on, virtually any handset running Android 4.3 or later can use the launcher previously available only on Asus devices.
Olixar cases for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 show up online
The new cases confirm that Samsung's next-gen phablet has a curved display, and its design is similar to that of the Galaxy S7 Edge.
HP officially announces Chromebook 11 G5 with support for Play Store
The durable and classroom-friendly notebook is coming later this year just in time for Google's Android Play Store update for Chrome OS systems.
Google may finally be producing its own smartphone
After having produced the Pixel C, new reports are claiming that the search giant is ready to produce its own smartphone to co-exist with the current Nexus family.
Microsoft Surface Phone could be exclusive to corporate customers
Microsoft is still standing firmly behind Windows Phone with significant updates on the new goals of the mobile operating system coming this July.
Next BlackBerry smartphone could be a re-branded Alcatel Idol 4
New evidence suggests that the Blackberry "Hamburg" will be handled almost exclusively by TCL with a design based heavily on the mid-range 5.2-inch Alcatel Idol 4.
Google may be considering Live Support for new Nexus devices
The app would allow users to easily contact and speak with service representatives for troubleshooting in a manner similar to Amazon Mayday.
Lenovo Solution Center gets patched after discovering major vulnerabilities
Owners of Lenovo systems are being urged to update LSC to version 3.3.003 or later to avoid unauthorized takeovers.
Vivo X7 and X7 Plus specifications leak
The 5.2-inch and 5.7-inch smartphones will carry nearly identical specifications according to leaks ahead of the official announcement. This includes the Snapdragon 652 SoC, 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB eMMC.
Asus ZenPad 3s 10 tablet coming in July
The new 9.7-inch slate is expected to feature a 2K display, a hexa-core processor, 4 GB RAM, and a 5900 mAh battery (Quick Charge 3.0 support is also present).
Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo gets Android Marshmallow
The update has begun to roll out in Europe for the SM-G903F variant, so it should also hit other variants all across the world soon.
First Turing Phone units should reach customers next month
Although first pre-orders were placed last August and this secure handset was expected to start shipping in December 2015, it looks like the first units will ship next month.
Asus Chromebook tablet with Skylake processor could be in the works
The popular Chromebook Flip might soon get a Skylake-powered sibling that currently seems to be internally known as "Cave."
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821/823 scores nearly 155000 points on AnTuTu
An upcoming LeEco smartphone has appeared in the benchmark database with scores around 10 percent higher than the existing Snapdragon 820 SoC.
Huawei Y6 II and Y6 Compact entry-level smartphones coming soon
The 5.5-inch 6Y II and 5-inch 6Y II Compact are expected to retail for 200 Euros and 150 Euros, respectively, with Kirin and MediaTek processor options.
Microsoft to begin phasing out the Surface 3 tablet
The aging and less expensive Surface 3 tablet will end production later this year with no known official successors down the road.
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets Android Marshmallow
The 1.5 GB update brings Android 6.0.1 to the phablet that arrived back in 2014, also offering the latest security patches, as well as various tweaks and fixes.
Oppo Find 9 may have Snapdragon 823 SoC, 8 GB RAM, and 4100 mAh battery
The ambitious leak for the 5.5-inch flagship shows it to be a powerhouse with dual 21 MP rear cameras and a large capacity battery.
Xiaomi may be preparing a smartwatch for a launch in September
A "Smartwatch" category has appeared on the manufacturer's website just two months after Xiaomi Vice President hinted at a potential wearable.
Apple discontinuing its 27-inch Thunderbolt Display
A successor to the Thunderbolt Display is nowhere to be seen as Apple sells of it remaining stock.
Samsung trademarks "Ahead" wearable
A new patent filing describes a helmet-shaped smart wearable that might end up launching as a Google Glass alternative some day, although Samsung has already unveiled a device with this name.
Lenovo TB-8703N tablet hits TENAA and GeekBench
This 8-inch slate has a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might come in blue
The latest rumor concerning Galaxy Note 5's successor reveals 64 GB of internal storage and black, silver, and blue color options.
More images and specifications leak on ZTE Nubia Z11
Several pictures showing off the thin design and small body of the smartphone have leaked just days before the official unveiling.
LeEco Le Max 2 Pro could come with Snapdragon 823 SoC and 8 GB RAM
The first smartphone with 8 GB RAM may be just around the corner and could even be revealed this Thursday at a press event in Beijing, China.
Fujitsu unveils Celsius H760 mobile workstation
The 15.6-inch notebook updates the outgoing H730 with new internal features including Skylake Xeon options, DDR4 ECC RAM, Thunderbolt 3, and optional 4K UHD.
Alleged benchmarks for GeForce 1080 Notebook surface online
A forum poster is claiming a 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics score of 16893 points and a core clock rate of 1442 MHz out of the GTX 1080M.
Toshiba updates Tecra A50-C-1W2 with Core i7-6500U and LTE
The 15.6-inch Tecra A50-C business notebook will now have integrated LTE options with configuration prices reaching 1800 Euros.
LG launches Product Security Response Team for its smartphones
The new website aims to be a user-friendly stop for LG smartphone owners to read up on current Android vulnerabilities, download updates, and report potential exploits.
Unlocked Galaxy Tab S2 tablets in the US get Android Marshmallow
The update aims unlocked 8- and 9.7-inch WiFi variants of the slate and comes three weeks after Verizon released it for the locked models on its network.
Google sets end-of-life dates for its current selection of Nexus devices
Google is committing to a two-year long support cycle for its newer Nexus smartphones and tablets while smaller patches for security flaws will continue for about a year longer.
Samsung to focus on fewer smartphone models for higher profits
The South Korean manufacturer may be switching from the traditional growth-oriented strategy to a newer profit-oriented strategy in the face of a slowing global smartphone market.
Samsung unveils Notebook 7 Spin convertible
This new portable comes in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch variants, powered by Intel Skylake processors and featuring up to 16 GB DDR4 memory.
Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs and modems will support Galileo navigation
Consumer smartphones with common Snapdragon SoCs like those from the 800, 600, or 400 series will receive OTA updates this coming Q3 2016.
HTC Sailfish specs surface online
This smartphone is said to have a 5-inch full HD display, an unspecified quad-core 64-bit processor, and 4 GB of memory, all with Android N on top.
Microsoft Edge boasts longer battery life than Chrome or Firefox
Microsoft's own testing conditions show Edge outlasting Chrome and Firefox by as much as three and two hours, respectively.
Pantech launches Sky IM-100 smartphone
This handset is powered by a Snapdragon 430 chip, next to 2 GB RAM and a 3000 mAh battery, having a price of roughly $380 USD.
Huawei Honor 5C now available in parts of Europe
The 5.2-inch smartphone will have an aluminum chassis, scratch resistant back, and respectable core specifications for just 200 Euros.
MSI: Compact Gaming Desktop PC "Vortex" and VR backpack announced
MSI shows a mobile solution for VR (Virtual Reality) without any annoying cables at Computex 2016. There is also an update for the compact gaming desktop Vortex, which is mainly based on notebook components.
MSI: Next Generation of the High-End Gaming Notebooks GT73 and GT83 announced
MSI updates its lineup of gaming notebooks and announces three new models at their local expo in Taipei. The wait for Nvidia's next GPU generation has begun.
MSI: GS32, GS63 und GS73 Gaming Notebooks Overview
The Gaming specialists from MSI show their new mobile gaming notebooks at this year's Computex in Taipei. All notebooks should be equipped with next generation "Pascal" GPUs from Nvidia.
Samsung Galaxy S8 could include UHD display and dual rear cameras
The UHD display aims to improve VR experience where the higher pixel count can have a much larger impact.
Huawei EMUI 5.0 expected to arrive this fall
The new version of Huawei's custom ROM will mainly target Western users as the company continues to increase its presence in the United States.
Amazon Kindle gets faster, thinner, lighter
The redesigned Kindle still starts at $79.99 USD, but offers twice as much memory as the previous model and is also available in white.
Oppo A37 mainstream smartphone now available for $200 USD
The affordable smartphone is stylish and slim with an emphasis on camera quality.
ZTE growing in popularity amongst European users
The Chinese manufacturer is now the 5th largest smartphone manufacturer in Europe by market share as of Q1 2016.
Upcoming ARM Cortex-A73 could support HDR and 4K UHD at 120 Hz
The ARM "Egil" can bring HDR video and 4K UHD HEVC and VP9 decoding to future smartphones.
2016-06-23 - 2016-06-30
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