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Samsung Galaxy Note 6 might succeed both the Note Edge and Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 might feature a 5.8-inch curved display

Rumored to show up as early as June, the next-gen phablet is expected to pack a 5.8-inch curved display, as well as a 4000 mAh battery.
Chromedroid statue render, Google Chrome mobile has one billion users

Google Chrome reaches one billion users

This mobile browser now joins YouTube, Maps, Google Play, and Gmail, each of them having more than a billion users.
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) Android smartphone hits Europe

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) reach Europe

Not long after its release in China, these two updated mid-rangers reach Europe, with Spain and France being the first two markets to get it.
LeEco Le 2 and Le 2 Pro Android smartphones hit the Chinese market

LeEco announces Le 2, Le 2 Pro, and Le Max 2

These three new handsets hit the Chinese market for prices between $170 USD and $385 USD, the top-of-the-line model packing a Snapdragon 820, 6 G...
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ gets Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on T-Mobile

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ gets Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

The largest Galaxy S6 device on T-Mobile finally gets the massive Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, a new firmware that has over 1.3 GB in size.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android phablet gets Marshmallow update on T-Mobile

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 5 gets Android Marshmallow

After Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and Sprint did the same, T-Mobile finally delivers the Android 6.0 firmware to the Note 5 phablets on its network.
Samsung Good Lock Android lock screen app is now official

Samsung introduces Good Lock Android lock screen app

Good Lock finally got officially released yesterday, three weeks after showing up on the Galaxy Apps store.
Alegged Huawei P9 Max specs spotted on GFXBench

Huawei P9 Max phablet surfaces on GFXBench

This upcoming phablet is expected to feature a 6.9-inch display, a Kirin 950 processor, 3 GB RAM, and 32 GB internal storage, all with Android 6....
LG Rolly Keyboard 2 bendable Bluetooth keyboard for smartphones

LG unveils Rolly Keyboard 2

This new flexible Bluetooth keyboard will launch in South Korea, where it will retail for a price of roughly $110 USD, but other markets will get...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 to power the Samsung Galaxy Note 6

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 might use the Snapdragon 823 SoC

A new report coming from China reveals that the Galaxy Note 6 will feature up to 8 GB RAM and a 64-bit Snapdragon SoC with Adreno 530 graphics.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 could receive IP68 certification and integrated iris scanner

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 could receive IP68 certification and integrated iris scanner

The next Galaxy Note may reap the hardware benefits of the Galaxy S7 with even more features to boot.
Android Marshmallow usage doubled since March

Android Marshmallow usage doubles

In just a month, Android Marshmallow's market share jumped from 2.3 percent to 4.6 percent, the most impressive growth it achieved so far.
Google Nexus 6 by Motorola gets April security update, next to other devices

Google rolls out April security update

The new update fixes 6 critical issues and 13 high priority ones, hitting Google Nexus devices first, as usual.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 may be coming to Europe

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 may be coming to Europe

A leaked list of model names suggests that the next Galaxy Note phablet could be coming to European territories. The current Galaxy Note 5 did no...
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro SM-A9100 headed for the Chinese market

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro to launch in China

This enhanced Galaxy A9 will launch with a 5000 mAh battery and other improvements as an exclusive device for the Chinese market.
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) now official in China

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) now official in China

Although both handsets retain last year models' camera configuration, they come with minor upgrades in the other departments.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Smartphone Review

91% Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Smartphone Review

Sets standards! The Galaxy S7 Edge is certainly not a bundle of groundbreaking innovations, but it fuses state-of-the-art premium technology in its casing and is presently rightly considered as the reference model of its class. However, there are some points of criticism and we would have wished Samsung had been a bit more intrepid in some points.
Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa | ARM Mali-T880 MP12 | 5.5" | 157 g
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android flagship already receives April security update

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge gets April security update

Although March is not over yet, Samsung has already begun to roll out a new security update for the Galaxy S7 Edge in South Korea, one that is da...
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android phablet gets 6.0.1 Marshmallow update

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Sprint gets Android Marshmallow

Shortly after releasing the new firmware for the Note 5, Sprint started to update the Galaxy Note 4 phablets on its network as well.
Stagefrigh vulnerability still dangerous in March 2016, up to 850 million handsets exposed

Over 850 million Android devices still vulnerable to Stagefright

Although this flaw has been discovered back in 2015 and Google patched Android accordingly, more than 850 million handsets are still at risk.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Price contenders. Here you will find the best tablets under 250 Euros (~$279) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly upda...
Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android phablet gets Marshmallow update

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on Sprint gets Android Marshmallow

Not long after Verizon Wireless and AT&T, Sprint releases the Marshmallow update for the Note 5 phablets on its network.
Samsung flexible AMOLED display, AMOLED now cheaper to manufacture than LCD

AMOLED displays now cheaper than LCDs

Right now, manufacturing a 5-inch full HD AMOLED smartphone display is slightly cheaper than manufacturing a similar LCD display, Q1 2016 being t...
Motorola Moto X Play Android smartphone gets 6.0.1 Marshmallow update

Moto X Play gets Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Although this handset got Android 6.0 back in December, it has just received Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow as well.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android phablet to get a successor this summer

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 might launch this summer

Although Note phablets usually launch at IFA in September, it looks like the next one might launch in July.
Apple iOS 9.3 update brings Night Shift feature

Apple releases iOS 9.3

Although a minor release, iOS 9.3 brings many improvements to both iPads and iPhones, the most important one being the Night Shift mode.
Motorola-made Google Nexus 6 Android phablet gets a new security update

Mid-month security patch coming to Nexus devices

The discovery of an exploit that could harm the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 6 has led to the release of a new security patch, the second to go live thi...
Lenovo K3 Note gets Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update

Lenovo K3 Note gets Android 6.0.1

This 5.5-inch affordable tablet gets an update that brings features like Google Now on Tap and Doze mode to the sub-$200 territory.
Oppo R9 & Oppo R9 Plus Android smartphones for selfies

Oppo R9 and R9 Plus selfie-centric smartphones now official

The 5.5-inch R9 is powered by the MediaTek Helio P10 SoC while the 6-inch R9 Plus uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652, both oferring SuperVOOC fast ch...
Windows 10 Mobile upgrade available for Windows Phone 8.1 handsets

Windows 10 Mobile upgrade finally rolls out

Windows 10 for mobile devices is finally available as an upgrade for various Windows 8.1 Phone handsets, depending on device manufacturer/model, ...
LG Stylus 2 DAB+ Android phablet coming to Australia and Europe

LG Stylus 2 with DAB+ support coming to Australia and Europe

Australia and select European markets will receive this phablet with DAB+ support soon - the first one of its kind in the world.
Samsung advanced laser speckle interferometric technology health monitoring patent

Samsung handsets might use advanced laser technology to monitor health

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatches, as well as Galaxy tablets and smartphones, might soon use a new laser speckle interferometric methodology to mo...
AT&T Samsung Note 5 phablet gets Android Marshmallow update

AT&T brings Marshmallow to Note 5 and Galaxy S6

While Note 5 got the update earlier today, its smaller brother is expecting the same treatment on March 14.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge gets urgent software update March 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge gets urgent software update

The update is as small as 3.3 MB and its description only contains one item - Edge screen.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge pre-orders stronger than expected

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge pre-orders exceeded expectations

Although the numbers are not public yet, the president of Samsung’s mobile division confirmed that pre-orders have been stronger than expected.
LG V10 Android handset gets Marshmallow update

LG V10 gets Android Marshmallow

The Android 6.0 update for this handset was spotted in Turkey earlier this week, so it should hit other areas later this month as well.
Samsung 12 MP Dual Pixel sensor for mobiles with ISOCELL technology

Samsung begins mass production of its Dual Pixel sensor for mobile

The new 1.4 μm-pixel image sensor uses the ISOCELL and Dual Pixel technologies, bringing DSLR camera-level features to mobile phones.
Coolpad Modena Smartphone Review

76% Coolpad Modena Smartphone Review

Grainy. Besides well-known Chinese manufacturers like Huawei or Lenovo, the company Coolpad now launches its first smartphone on the German market: the Modena. Find out in our review whether looking at the device is worthwhile and what it features in our review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 5.5" | 158 g
Gold Nexus 6P Android handset got the March security update already

March security update available for Nexus devices and BlackBerry Priv

This new patch addresses six critical bugs and eight high severity issues, as well as two "moderate" problems.
Xiaomi Mi Powerbank Pro 10000 mAh with USB Type-C connectivity

Xiaomi announces 10,000 mAh USB Type-C power bank

The new Mi Powerbank Pro is lighter and smaller than its predecessors, offering support for fast charging with 5V/2A, 9V/2A, and 12V/1.5A configu...
Official Telus Android firmware updates schedule

Telus delays a few Android Marshmallow updates

Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 users on Telus will get Marshmallow on March 13th instead of March 9th, while those using the Galaxy S6 Edge have to w...
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android phablet gets Android 6.0.1 firmware update

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5 gets Android Marshmallow

This update brings WiFi Calling to HD Voice users, Live Broadcast improvements, removal of the Amazon Appstore, and more.
Smartphone market share by vendor in India in March 2016, Apple leading

Apple beats Xiaomi in India

The US tech giant has left its Chinese competitor behind, grabbing the 6th spot in India's top 30 cities.
Samsung Marshmallow roadmap update 29 February 2016 leak

Samsung Marshmallow update roadmap leaks online

The new leak shows that most update dates revealed by the previous roadmap have been pushed back about three months.
Fitbit Blaze fitness tracker now available for $199 USD

Fitbit Blaze now available for purchase

This fitness tracker that was unveiled back at CES is now shipping as previously announced, and those interested can purchase it for $199 USD.
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro SM-A9100 specs in the AnTuTu database

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro shows up in the AnTuTU database

This new leak confirms some specs already mentioned by earlier rumors, including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC, 4 GB RAM, and the full HD displ...
Samsung is now world's fourth largest smartphone processor maker

Samsung is now fourth largest smartphone processor maker in the world

With around 50 million Exynos chips shipped last year, Samsung follows Qualcomm, Apple, and MediaTek, who are the world's top three smartphone pr...
Microsoft Office 365 February update with direct image capture/crop and more

Microsoft adds camera, pinning, ink jotting to Office 365 on mobile devices

This month's update focuses on mobile platforms, bringing Box integration on iOS and multiple features for Windows-powered handsets.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Android handset gets iF Product award

Samsung Electronics grabs 38 iF Design awards

Next to its washing machines and other appliances, Samsung received awards for products like the Gear S2 smartwatch, Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge h...
Asus ZenFone 2 Android handset to get Marshmallow in June-July 2016

Asus handsets will get Marshmallow in Q2

While most other phone makers already updated at least a few handsets to Marshmallow, owners of Asus smartphones will have to wait until June-Jul...

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