Report: Galaxy S7 Coming to US on March 11

Would you be OK with Samsung releasing the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge on March 11, here in the US? According to @evleaks, that’s what we’re looking at.

March 11 means we could see an incredibly quick turn-around from the time Samsung announces each phone until they hit stores. MWC, the conference that Samsung is expected to make each of the new phones official, starts February 22. Samsung, assuming they do use the event to announce the new Galaxy devices, will likely do so on February 21. So if March 11 is correct, that’s a 3 week window for pre-orders to open and then stock to arrive in stores.  (more…)

Please Ignore: Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Cases are All Over Amazon Already With April 1 Release Dates

Our favorite time of the year! (That’s sarcasm, by the way.)

Before our inbox fills up with, “ZOMG Galaxy S7 cases, with April 1 release dates!” and our RSS apps are blowing up with “MASSIVE GALAXY S7 LEAK” stories, we thought we’d jump out in front of this one. Yes, case makers are already taking to Amazon with their products that will support the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Should you look into any of this as a leak or hot tip as to what you can expect from Samsung in the next month or so? No, not really.  (more…)

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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Upcoming Fitness-Focused Samsung Wearable Detailed in Photos

It would appear Samsung is preparing yet another wearable for the global market, one more targeted to fitness tracking enthusiasts, according to a leaked set of photos. Much like the Gear S2, the SM-R150 is equipped with a round display with the same rotating bezel. However, at least from what the leaked pictures show, you can detach the body of the watch from the straps and place it on your clothing during workouts or running if you choose.  (more…)

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…)

Leak Suggests Three Galaxy S7 Models: S7, S7 Edge, and S7 Edge+

For weeks, we have been operating under the assumption that there will be two new Galaxy S7 models to kick off Samsung’s 2016 campaign in mobile. We assumed those were the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, similar to last year’s launch of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. According to a new leak from @evleaks, we should get those two, but we also may get a third in the Galaxy S7 Edge+.  (more…)

Galaxy S7 Edge Reportedly Hits AnTuTu, Shows 12MP Camera and 5.1″ QHD Display

As we push steadily into 2016, the info on upcoming flagship devices from Samsung is beginning to heat up, and if the latest info from AnTuTu is to be believed, then we may have a few specs for the upcoming Galaxy S7 Edge. According to the spec benchmark, the device could feature a 5.1″ QHD display (which differs from a previous report that stated a size of 5.5″), Snapdragon 820 processor, along with other reported features such as water resistance and an SD card slot.  (more…)