The Galaxy Note 5 clearly was the big winner from Thursday's Samsung Unpacked event — if you don't live in Europe, anyway — and that means the discussions are really starting to heat up in our Note 5 forums.
We may soon find out what the M in Android M stands for, as a new video which showcases all of the previous releases, and then teases about the new one has surfaced. Each year, there are tons and tons of guesses about what Google decided to call the upcoming Android release, and this year is no different.
Sprint is now pushing out an update for the HTC One M8, which contains a patch for the Stagefright exploit. Several Samsung phones on Sprint have already received the update, and it is great to see updates being pushed from other manufacturers as well. The update bumps the phone up to software version 4.25.651.18.
If you have not already received the update notification, you can manually check for the update by heading into your phones Settings then checking for the update. Receiving the update on another device? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!
Update: PCWorld reports that, according to a Google spokesperson, the Project Ara sales pilot project for Puerto Rico is no longer going to happen. The spokesperson offered no other details.
Original story: Project Ara, which is Google's effort to create a smartphone using quickly changed modular parts, is looking like it has hit a snag. The project's official Twitter feed has posted a series of messages indicating a delay in the launch of its sales pilot project in Puerto Rico, which was supposed to happen by the end of 2015.
Samsung's decision to deny European buyers its best smartphone is weird and unnecessary.
As tick follows tock, each year Samsung has followed up its Galaxy S handset with a new Galaxy Note. It was one of the more reliable, almost inevitable events of the tech calendar. Every 12 months the Note family has introduced a new member at the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany. And each time it's been the gold standard for what's possible in a big-screened, high-end Android handset.
Note owners are fiercely loyal. It's been said among fans of the series that the only thing that can replace a Note is another Note.
OxygenOS version 1.0.2 has just been released to the public. OnePlus has provided the means to flash the update, which is set to address the "Stagefright" vulnerability that could lead to your phone becoming compromised.
AT&T has announced a number of changes to the US carrier's Mobile Share Value plans. The aim is to simplify available tiers, offering more data for your buck. As usual with the majority of said offerings, the more you pay up each month, the greater the benefit is with AT&T's revamped bundles.
A US appeals court has rejected Samsung's appeal to reconsider an earlier decision made against the South Korean company. It's alleged Samsung has infringed on multiple Apple patents, covering the company's iPhone. Samsung appealed against the ruling and received support from the likes of Facebook and Google, but this latest rejection is yet another blow to the tech giant.
The LG G Pad II 8.0-inch tablet is now available in South Korea. It should come as a surprise to many, simply because this has been quite the silent launch. The positive outcome is we've not had to wait long between previous leaks and an actual release, which should please those who eagerly await the new tablet in the region.
Although nothing's official yet, it is looking more and more likely that we'll see two Nexus smartphones this year, with Huawei and LG claimed to be the manufacturers. Huawei's Nexus leak from earlier this month suggested that the phone will feature a 5.7-inch QHD display, while LG's model is expected to come with a 5.2-inch display.
Leaked live photos will undoubtedly start showing up as we head closer to the October release cycle for Nexus devices, but for now, renders of the LG-made Nexus based on "detailed factory schematics provided to accessory-makers" have emerged online.
After a quiet announcement earlier this summer, Samsung gave us our first look at its latest high-end tablets, the Galaxy Tab 2 series at its "London Unpacked" event in the UK. The latest in a long line of Samsung tablets, the Tab S2 builds on the Korean giant's 2014 efforts with high-end Android slates positioned at two key screen sizes — 8.0 and 9.7 inches.
As part of the back to school promotion, T-Mobile is handing out the Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 7 tablet to those who take out a new tablet plan with the US carrier. The network will provide you with the PIXI 7 and all you have to pay is sales tax.
Samsung made no mention of the 128GB variant during the unveil of the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+, with the phones available in 32 and 64GB editions. It looks like the manufacturer may offer the higher-storage model as well, based on the handsets' listing on Samsung's official website:
Not sure if you'll make use of the additional functionality offered by the S Pen on the Galaxy Note 5? Does that dual-curve screen on the Galaxy S6 edge+ strike your fancy? With Samsung offering two leading handsets in its Note and Galaxy S line simultaneously for the first time, there's a lot to choose from.
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