VAIO has finally launched its first smartphone since being sold off by Sony last year. The company has announced that the VAIO Phone, which is essentially the Panasonic Eluga U2, will launch on one of Japan's smaller carriers b-mobile. While it's not necessarily new hardware, it's a start for the company.
Samsung has a new entry-level smartphone for Brazil: the Galaxy Win 2. It's not a barn-burner by any means, but it does at least offer LTE and a 64-bit processor.
There was a time not long ago where a 64-bit processor was considered the mark of a high-end phone. But with chips like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 around, 64 bits are the domain of the flagship anymore. In fact, they're hitting the entry level, as evidenced by the Samsung Galaxy Win 2. The new low-end Samsung smartphone isn't a high-powered device, but it offers decent-enough specs and looks to be a worthy follow-up to the original Galaxy Win.
USB-C arrived in Google-land with the new Chromebook Pixel, but it's not going to stop there. Google says the new all-in-one connector's coming to more devices soon.
The reversible USB-C connector has made quite the splash this week, arriving in the new Apple MacBook and the just-updated Google Chromebook Pixel, but that's just the beginning of the all-in-one port and cable that can handle power, accessories, and even 4K displays.
If you've been waiting for a EDM-backed video to get you pumped up for the ASUS ZenFone 2's release later this month, then this video is for you.
The ASUS ZenFone 2 is due out later this month, and in case you'd forgotten everything that we'd gone over in our initial hands-on at CES 2015, ASUS has put together a little video going over all of the phone's features, big and small, as a reminder.
If you were afraid that the Samsung Galaxy S6 might not be tough enough for you, the rumored Galaxy S6 Active might just be what you're looking for. If you're on AT&T, that is.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 was announced just last week, but it's lack of waterproofing (a feature present in the Galaxy S5 and glass back were disappointing to some. But, true to form, Samsung's rumored to have an "Active" variant of the device in the works that not only brings back waterproofing, but adds some ruggedization to the perceived fragility of the new Samsung flagship.
China's telecommunications regulator TENAA has leaked out images for the HTC One E9, a previously unannounced smartphone that appears to be a larger, slimmer cousin to the just announced HTC One M9.
This new phone appears to be a successor to the HTC One E8 that was released in some markets in 2014. According to the specs on TENNA's site, the HTC One E9 will have a 5.5-inch QHD 2660x1440 display,a 2GHz octa-core chip, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage with a microSD slot and a 20-megapixel rear camera.
The Note 4 is the latest Samsung phone to get Lollipop, as updates start rolling out across the world
Hot on the heels of the Galaxy S5, Samsung's stylus-toting Galaxy Note 4 has started to receive its update to Android 5.0 Lollipop in recent weeks. Lollipop is a big update for any device, and the Note 4 benefits from the new Android version's faster ART runtime and slick new notification system, among other improvements.
Verizon will finally get its Nexus 6 tomorrow, March 12. Online, that is. You'll have to wait a week to get it in stores.
The long wait for the latest Nexus on Verizon is finally over. Almost. Verizon is launching the Google/Motorola phone online starting March 12 (that's tomorrow), and it'll be in stores March 19. It'll run $249.99 with a two-year deal or $27.08 a month on Verizon EDGE.
Sprint says Android 5.1 Lollipop for the Nexus 6 is due to land today, with SMS/MMS fixes and factory reset protection.
Following the recent availability of Android 5.1 factory images for the Nexus 5, 10 and 7 (2012), it looks like Google's latest Nexus phone is next on the list. U.S. operator Sprint has updated its Nexus 6 support pages indicating that the same build — LMY47D — is set to roll out starting today, March 11.
The research firm DisplayMate has determined the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S6 is tied with the older Galaxy Note 4 for best smartphone display.
Samsung sent DisplayMate, which regularly tests smartphone and tablet screens, pre-production models of both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge to check out. Both have the same type of display, with a 5.1 inch high resolution Quad HD 2560x1440 pixel screen with 577 pixels per inch, with the only real difference being that the S6 edge has a curved screen.
The handful of new APIs in the new Lollipop release focus on cellular and telephony.
Hot on the heels of yesterday's Android 5.1 Lollipop announcement, Google has released the Android 5.1 SDK to developers, along with details of the dev-facing stuff contained in the new version of the OS. Firstly, Android 5.1 brings the platform up to API level 22, which includes new APIs for devices with more than one SIM, as well as additional APIs for carrier services.
Android 5.1, the first Lollipop maintenance release, is on the way
Update: Google has officially announced Android 5.1 Lollipop, which will begin rolling out from today.
Original story: As tends to happen shortly before Nexus updates start rolling out, T-Mobile has updated its support documents with references to a new update for the Nexus 5. Android 5.1 Lollipop build LMY47D is to begin rolling out today, March 9, according to the updated docs. This number is consistent with Android 5.1 build numbers we've seen doing the rounds on Android One devices in the past month, so it'd seem this is indeed the first major maintenance update for Lollipop.
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