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Jun 16
Apple iPad 2 tablet is not compatible with iOS 10

iOS 10 not compatible with 40 percent of mainstream iPads

The next-gen mobile operating system by Apple will launch in a few months, and will turn about 40 percent of the iPads currently in use into obso...
Samsung Galaxy On5 $140 USD smartphone with Android Marshmallow

Samsung Galaxy On5 and Galaxy Tab E coming to T-Mobile

The 5-inch Galaxy On5 smartphone has a full retail price of $139.99 USD while the 8-inch Tab E slate will go on sale for $239.99 USD.
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360 Windows convertible with Intel Skylake processor now available in the US

Asus Zenbook Flip UX360 hits the US market

This 13.3-inch Windows convertible is powered by an Intel Core M processor and can be acquired in the US starting at $699 USD.
Moto Z MotoMod accessory prices allegedly leaked

Moto Z MotoMod accessory prices allegedly leaked

MotoMods will purportedly range from $89 USD for the JBL speakers up to $299 USD for the attachable DLP projector.
5.5-inch display, mid-range SoC, 2 GB RAM, and 16 GB eMMC for 100 Euros

Huawei announces Honor 5A smartphone for Asian territories

The 5.5-inch smartphone offers middle-class Snapdragon 617 hardware for a very low-end price of about 100 Euros.
The seventh generation of Intel processors will be the first in its family with native HDR de/encoding

Intel Kaby Lake will have native support for HDR movies

The next generation of Asus Ultrabooks and 2-in-1s will be one of the first consumer models to ship with Kaby Lake processors capable of native H...
New interface could be dropping the App Drawer for a new style specifically for the Galaxy Note series

Samsung testing updated Galaxy Note UI

A beta version of the UI is available for Galaxy Note 5 owners in South Korea and China. Supposedly, the App Drawer will now be completely option...
Jun 15
ZeroLemon Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 8500mAh Extended Battery Case

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge gets 8500 mAh battery case from ZeroLemon

This case only comes in black and can be currently purchased from Amazon for just $59.99 USD, down from a MSRP of $99.99 USD.
OnePlus 3 Android smartphone with 6 GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820

OnePlus 3 hits the OnePlus store

The Snapdragon 820-powered handset with 6 GB RAM hits the market today as expected, but retails for $399 USD in the US.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android phablet gets June 2016 security update

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets new security update

This month's security update for this Android phablet also comes with performance improvements and better battery life.
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Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N Notebook Review

89% Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N Notebook Review

Balanced bundle. With the TravelMate, Acer offers a well-made 14-inch alternative to the business models from the established brands HP, Dell and Lenovo. The TravelMate looks the same as its predecessor. However, the manufacturer has refreshed the hardware: Skylake, DDR4, and Thunderbolt 3 are on board. An already good computer has been made even better. Positive: The battery runtimes are excellent.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Unofficial renderings show benefits of OLED bar for MacBook refresh

Unofficial renderings show benefits of OLED bar for MacBook refresh

At least one fan is visualizing what a MacBook Pro with a secondary OLED panel can do including Search, Spotify, system status, and more.
Samsung releases official teaser image for Galaxy Note 7

Potential teaser image for the next Galaxy Note online

New image suggests a jump in naming convention and multiple SKUs utilizing rounded edges.
Jun 14
Samsung Galaxy J2 cheap Android smartphone coming to the US

Samsung Galaxy J2 heading for the US market

One month after receiving its FCC certifications, the Galaxy J2 reaches Bluetooth SIG on its way to the US market.
Microsoft acquires LinkedIn, company's founders next to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Microsoft acquires LinkedIn

The value of this transaction is $26.2 billion in cash, with LinkedIn allowed to retain its brand, culture and independence.
Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK Review

Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK Review

Gaming on integrated graphics. Can the powerful Intel Iris Graphics 580 replace a mainstream Nvidia GPU for gaming? We pit the NUC against systems with integrated and dedicated graphics solutions to find out.
Intel Core i7-6770HQ | Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 | | 623 g
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge flagship sales to reach 25 million units by the end of June

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge sales nearing 25 million units

With more than 10 million units shipped in the first month since their launch, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are now expected to reach the 25 million...
HP EliteBook Folio G1 Subnotebook Review

90% HP EliteBook Folio G1 Subnotebook Review

More than just a gadget?! HP now also offers passively cooled business notebooks and the EliteBook Folio G1 is a particularly light and thin 12.5-inch device. It is no surprise that the performance is not very high, but can you still use the small subnotebook in a productive environment?
Intel Core m5-6Y54 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12.5" | 979 g
Coolpad Torino S Smartphone Review

82% Coolpad Torino S Smartphone Review

Mid-range meets premium. The Chinese smartphone brand Coolpad has in a way reinvented the mid-range for the Torino S model. Premium features are to primarily define the new "premium mid-range", and the first representative of this product category is Coolpad's Torino S. Find out whether it can keep the promise that its manufacturer makes in our report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 4.7" | 119 g
Samsung could be launching smartphones with flexible displays by 2017

Samsung could be launching tablets with flexible displays by 2017

Samsung itself is confirming that the company is preparing to unveil its first lineup of foldable devices.
Jun 13
Apple may use Intel modem for international iPhone 7 SKUs

Apple may use Intel modems for international iPhone 7 SKUs

GSM models are expected to make the switch to Intel while CDMA models may continue carrying Qualcomm modems.
Experimental MotoMods could add docking station support and better camera

Experimental MotoMods could add docking station support and better camera

A Pro Camera MotoMod could add a 10x optical zoom on top of the existing rear camera.
LG Wine clamshell smartphone to get a new competitor from Samsung

Samsung working on a high-end clamshell smartphone

Dubbed Veyron, the device is said to feature a Samsung Exynos 8890 processor and dual 3.9-inch HD Super AMOLED displays.
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2 rugged Android tablet with Intel Atom x5-Z8550

Panasonic launches Toughpad FZ-A2 tablet

This new rugged tablet is powered by Android Marshmallow and uses the Intel Atom x5-Z8550 processor, next to 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro Android phablet international version coming soon

International variant of the Galaxy A9 Pro spotted online

This version of Samsung's 6-inch phablet has model number SM-A910F and has just been spotted getting its WiFi and Bluetooth certifications.
Analysts predicting 15 million Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones sold as of Q2 2016

Analysts predicting 15 million Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones sold as of Q2 2016

Samsung's smartphone division is expected to grow by 17.1 percent this quarter due to the runaway success and critical acclaim of the latest Gala...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

June 2016 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$135) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

June 2016 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 Euros (~$340) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of...
Modular Blocks smartwatch available for pre-order for $330 USD

Modular Blocks smartwatch available for pre-order for $330 USD

The modular smartwatch has been delayed until October 2016, but users can pre-order now with four block pieces included.
Cube i9 Tablet - Windows 10 and Core m3 Review

78% Cube i9 Tablet - Windows 10 and Core m3 Review

Chinese Surface Pro. Cube aims to challenge Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 with a Skylake Core m3-6Y30 CPU, 12-inch touchscreen, aluminum casing and an M.2 SSD. In this comparison report you will find out what concessions have had to be made.
Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12.2" | 965 g
Jun 12
Noch weit von der Massenproduktion entfernt, das Display funktioniert aber schon.

Lenovo briefly teases flexible displays and foldable tablet concepts

The early prototypes show off Lenovo's plans beyond the Phab 2 Plus and Moto Z smartphones.
PC market to fall 7.3 percent this year according to IDC

PC market to fall 7.3 percent this year according to IDC

Both desktops and notebooks will continue to decline after an even weaker Q1 2016 than initially anticipated.
Microsoft offering Surface Membership subscriptions for U.S. businesses

Microsoft offering Surface Membership subscriptions for U.S. businesses

Microsoft is strengthening its focus on corporate customers with a new subscription plan for staying up-to-date on the latest hardware and suppor...
Google to unveil official name for Android N soon

Google to unveil official name for Android N soon

The public brainstorming of Android N names includes "Nuts", "Noodles", and "Norwegian Smoked Salmon".
Jun 11
Lenovo B50-50 80S2000QGE Notebook Review

75% Lenovo B50-50 80S2000QGE Notebook Review

Dark screen. Lenovo delivers a basic office laptop furnished with a Core i3 processor dubbed B50-50. The manufacturer demands a price of just below 450 Euros (~$506). The laptop is cheaper when Windows 10 is not needed.
Intel Core i3-5005U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

June 2016 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regular...
Asus F540SA-XX087T Notebook Review

76% Asus F540SA-XX087T Notebook Review

Satisfactory. A simple, 15.6-inch laptop based on a Braswell CPU, the F540SA-XX087T can be purchased for just under 280 Euros (~$315). The price includes Windows 10 and a 500 GB hard drive. Asus has also installed a USB Type-C port in the low-cost computer.
Intel Celeron N3050 | Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
OnePlus teasing OnePlus 3 camera quality with new pictures

OnePlus teasing OnePlus 3 camera quality with new pictures

Four pictures taken with the OnePlus 3 have been released in anticipation for the new flagship smartphone set for a reveal on June 14.
Unofficial accessory runs Android on an iPhone (Source: Nick Lee / Tendigi)

Unofficial accessory runs Android on an iPhone

Clever use of software and an external logic board allows the iPhone to act as a "video-out" for Android.
Hands-on with the new HP Omen gaming series

Hands-on with the new HP Omen gaming series

"Omen by HP" will join the ranks of the Lenovo Y gaming series, Dell Alienware, Acer Nitro, Asus ROG, and others with availability in the next tw...
Jun 10
Rockchip RK3399 chip is now ready for mass production

Rockchip RK3399 is ready for mass production

The chip that Rockchip unveiled back at CES 2016 is now ready for mass production, so the first devices to use it should hit the market in the co...
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Android smartphone gets Marshmallow update

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 gets Android Marshmallow

The new firmware is now available for both the 4.7-inch and the 5.5-inch Idol 3 handsets, so both variants receive the usual Marshmallow goodies.
Asus X302UV-FN016T Subnotebook Review

80% Asus X302UV-FN016T Subnotebook Review

Dim display. Thanks to the low system noise and good battery runtimes, the 13.3-inch subnotebook from Asus is appealing. These are coupled with a powerful processor and a solid-state Disk. The new GeForce 920MX makes a successful debut, delivering consistently higher frame rates than its predecessor. Unfortunately, once again, the computer comes with an inadequate display.
Intel Core i5-6200U | NVIDIA GeForce 920MX | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X260 (Core i7, FHD) Subnotebook Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X260 (Core i7, FHD) Subnotebook Review

Mobile Office. Lenovo's small subnotebook is noteworthy for its very decent keyboard and long battery life. An LTE modem allows access to the Internet while on-the-go. All things considered, the ThinkPad X260 is a solid offering.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 12.5" | 1.4 kg
Lenovo/Motorola Moto Z Android handset family with Moto Mods

Lenovo Moto Z is now official

The modular handset previously known as Moto X is now official and is expected to hit the market in September.
Motorola Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch gets firmware update

Moto 360 and 360 Sport get new firmware

This Android Wear update comes with minor fixes and improvements, but also packs a few enhancements to the Moto Body fitness app.
UK leading in sales of detachables across Western Europe

UK leading in sales of detachables across Western Europe

UK has overtaken Germany in detachable sales with over 300,000 units sold as of Q1 2016 and boosting Apple market share in the region.
ZTE Blade V7 Smartphone Review

84% ZTE Blade V7 Smartphone Review

All-rounder. The Blade V7 is the newest mid-price product in ZTE's successful Blade lineup. The device offers a decent configuration at a fair price of 250 Euros (~$282, RRP). Read in our report whether the manufacturer has eliminated the former model's drawbacks and improved in the right places.
Mediatek MT6753 | ARM Mali-T720 MP4 | 5.2" | 136 g
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

June 2016 update. Here you will find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and comme...

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