Poll: Who do You Want to Make the Next Nexus?

It’s only January, but already, Nexus rumors for 2016 are getting interesting. In the latest rumor, it is said that HTC will create two Nexus smartphones in partnership with Google, bringing the company right back to the forefront of the Android community.

In 2015, we received two Nexus smartphones, one from LG and one from Huawei, which allowed US consumers to really embrace what Huawei, as an Android OEM, is capable of. If we gave all OEMs a fair shot, it seems that 2016 should be Samsung or HTC’s year to show off what they can do with vanilla Android. However, that’s not how the Nexus program works.

If it was up to you, who would you want to create the Nexus smartphone for 2016?

Who do you want to make the next Nexus?

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Poll: Which Android OEM are You Most Excited for in 2016?

2016 is heating up to be a big year for many Android OEMs, and with the apparent success of the Nexus 6P, we have yet another manufacturer being praised by US consumers, that OEM being Huawei. We already know Samsung (Galaxy S7), LG (G5), and HTC (One M10) are cooking up their 2016 flagship devices for launch pretty soon, with Motorola and Huawei possibly to follow along soon after.

With that said, we will be keeping our eye on Motorola, as Lenovo’s true plans were recently misreported, and some thought that the company was doing away with their best-selling smartphone. Thankfully, that’s not the case. HTC is also an OEM to keep track of, as basically, they desperately need a winner in 2016.

So, let us know which Android OEM you are most excited about in 2016, then share your reason why down in the comments.

Which Android OEM are you most excited about in 2016?

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LG Ready to Take on Samsung, Likely to Launch G5 at MWC Against Galaxy S7

According to an LG executive who spoke this morning, the company is ready to take Samsung on head-to-head in 2016. Last year, the LG G4 launch was, “delayed months after release,” of Samsung’s Galaxy S6, in attempt to not be outshone if launched side by side. At this year’s MWC, we will likely see Samsung unveil the Galaxy S7 (and possibly additional variants), right alongside the LG G5(more…)

Report: LG G5 to Feature Modular Design With Slideout Battery, Snapdragon 820, Fingerprint Reader

As claimed in the latest report out of Korea, the G5 from LG will feature quite a change in terms of overall design, according to an eyewitness. As reported, it is said that the G5 will feature a somewhat modular design, with a slide-out removable battery fitting inside of a pullout drawer on the bottom side of the smartphone. To remove the battery, it appears that a user will simply pull the drawer out and replace the battery if needed, although, the phone will charge normally as any other device via a port on the bottom. (more…)

LG Sends Out Invites for MWC Where “Play Begins” on February 21

MWC, an electronics show with an actual mobile focus that has been the chosen platform for the big dogs to unveil real-deal phones for the past few years, kicks off on February 22 in Barcelona. We expect companies like Samsung to show off the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and HTC to show off their next flagship, but LG is sending out invites before their rivals can announce any plans.  (more…)

LG G4 on US Cellular Getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update

LG, surprisingly, has been one of the quicker OEMs to push out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its flagship phone from early 2015. The LG G4 on Sprint saw the update a few weeks ago and now the US Cellular variant is joining it.

While we wish we were sharing this same news on the AT&T and Verizon variants, we’re just not there yet. If you have the US Cellular model, though, you should see the update this week if you haven’t already. A source of ours who tipped us to the update said it was supposed to start yesterday.  (more…)