Two weeks ago, Verizon pushed a software update to remaining Galaxy Note 7 devices on its network that had not yet been returned after Samsung recalled the device. The update was supposed to limit the device’s ability to charge, rendering it useless to owners who refused to get rid of the phone. Today, according to a report out of Fortune, Verizon has said that it will take more extreme measures to kill off the Note 7 once and for all because thousands of people refuse to turn the phone in. (more…)
After having to recall the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung needs their next phone(s) to be a smashing success. Even though the Note 7 recall doesn’t seem to have bankrupted the Korean electronics giant by any means, I can’t imagine they aren’t going to try to knock it out of the park with the Galaxy S8 family to not only make up for any Note 7 losses, but also to help consumers move quickly past last year’s hiccup. After all, if the Galaxy S8 launches without much fuss and is as good as a device as the last couple of Samsung devices, I can’t imagine most of us will care about former battery issues.
While we don’t have any confirmed details about Samsung’s next phones, we are starting to see some of the same rumors and leaks spread about time and again. To try and catch everyone up before we get some official announcements, we thought a quick “latest rumors and leaks” post was needed. Samsung’s new Galaxy S line is the biggest of each new year, so let’s talk about what we might see over the next couple of months. (more…)
According to a report out of Venturebeat, Google and LG have teamed up to launch two new Android Wear watches, the Watch Sport and Watch Style. The timing of the release of these watches is centered around the launch of Android Wear 2.0, which we now expect to arrive on February 9.
As you may have guessed, that’s only a few weeks away, yet we know almost nothing about either device, outside of the fact that we’re pretty sure at least one of them passed through the FCC last week with LTE on board. Thankfully, today’s report gives us further details on specs and availability. (more…)
When first unveiled around CES, ZTE did not provide a huge list of specifications for the Hawekeye, its “crowdsourced” smartphone that is already up for a pre-order of sorts over on Kickstarter. However, that all changed this morning, as ZTE has provided a complete list of OS and technical specs for the device. (more…)
We thought that OnePlus had started the rollout of Android Nougat to the OnePlus 3T at the beginning of the month, but there may have been some critical bugs that needed fixing, as the update is restarting today as a newer build. According to OnePlus, the OxygenOS 4.0.2 update will begin rolling out shortly to the 3T. Previously, OxygenOS 4.0 was expected. (more…)
Following news that Android Wear 2.0 was pushed to 2017, early February to be exact, Evan Blass sent out a tweet last night that claims we can all mark February 9 on our calendars as the date that the big wearable update officially launches. This is definitely the first date we have seen that isn’t a vague timeframe, so it’s certainly something to pencil in if you keep up with Android Wear news. (more…)
Google’s Daydream VR experience is still so new that there aren’t many phones that currently work with it. It first launched in November only on the Pixel and Pixel XL, but in recent weeks it has expanded to others, including the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. Of course, in the near future, the list will grow even quicker. By the end of 2017, most flagships phones that launch will likely have all of the necessary components to work with Daydream. (more…)