The past work week was quite busy, with new devices, courtesy of Lenovo, Meizu and Panasonic, to name a few. The news section was also buzzing with other interesting industry announcements that kept us on our toes even without shiny new hardware. For one, the next big version of Android finally has an official desert name, so you can stop the betting. Android 6.0 will be called Marshmallow and it already promises quite a few interesting new features such as granular, real-time app permission control, better memory management and built-in fingerprint reader support.
We have no doubt that OEMs will soon be getting into yet another update frenzy and in light of this, Samsung already gave us a glimpse of how it plans to build its TouchWiz on top of Marshmallow. And as long as we are talking about the Korean giant, its latest Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ devices are still making headlines, but instead of rumors, we are now seeing the first batch of benchmarks and drop tests. Another exciting announcement was the dual-SIM variant of the Note5, which sadly also lacks a microSD slot, contrary to previous rumors. Still, there are surely more devices where the Note5 came from and we are now hearing of a possible new Galaxy O series.
Xiaomi has also been making major headlines lately and rightfully so. The Chinese OEM has been on a roll with record breaking sales on the Redmi Note 2, a gorgeous new MIUI 7 and rumors of a benchmark-breaking Mi5 flagship on the way.
Announcements might be slow, but we are just days away from IFA 2015 and the list of anticipated devices for the near future is now growing daily. Sony's Z5 Compact has been frequenting our rumor mill and so have the Meizu MX5 Pro and the HTC O2. Others, like the next iPhone and Nexus models are all but expected, but still shrouded in a lot of mystery. A few new photos shed some light in that department as well.
If you think you might have missed something from the week, here is a list of the hottest topics in the tech world.
Google has just installed the green Marshmallow statue near its Android headquarters.
The device, which was announced in China last week, was up for flash sale in the country yesterday.
The infographic also comes with a preliminary list of devices eligible for Android M.
The next Nexus smartphone is expected to debut in the near future alongside a phablet by Huawei.
The Chinese company's overdue flagship is in Galaxy S6 territory, chipset still not confirmed.
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Samsung's latest duo of devices - the Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note5 have been official for a few days now, after the eagerly-anticipated |...
Leaked images supposedly reveal the look of the upcoming rose gold flavor for the iPhone 6s duet.
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The upcoming smaller flagship from the Japanese company has so far been seen only together with the Z5.
The high-end smartphone might debut as early as next month during IFA with sliding QWERTY keyboard and Android OS.
Huawei's upcoming Kirin 950 chipset leaks via GeekBench, top-notch performance and specs confirmed.
The device obviously doesn't come with any high-end specs, but instead aims to make 4G accessible.
The trio aims for an affordable price and ranges in size from 4.5" to 5.5".
The Venice will run Android Lollipop. The software on both seems entirely unskinned.
Contrary to rumors, the dual SIM version does not have a microSD slot, photos reveal.
The Android handset with swappable hardware components was initially expected to launch this year.
The phone will be available exclusively through Snapdeal starting August 19 at 10:00 AM.
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The device is said to pack Snapdragon 820 and 6-inch QHD screen, a smaller 5-inch version will follow.
The high-end device is expected to be a variant of Meizu MX5 with larger screen and more powerful hardware.
Google pushed the latest build of Android 6.0 Marshmallow yesterday and with it came a bunch of wallpapers, ten to be exact. Two of them you'd be familiar with from the previous builds but others are ...
Google's affordable smartphone program has so far been available only in certain parts of Asia.
It features the Outer Heaven logo on the back and some exclusive pre-loaded content.
The upcoming Lenovo mid-ranger might feature a world first – two selfie shooters.
Last year Apple revealed a new design for its iPhones, but with it came the (in)famous 'bendgate' saga. Apple's new iPhones (but mostly the iPhone 6 Plus) were extensively tested by different outlets ...
O will join the other letters of the Galaxy alphabet, but right now it's unclear what it will bring.