We are not exactly surprised by reports today suggesting if the BlackBerry Priv is a failure it will be the last smartphone the company ever makes. On one hand it makes sense as BlackBerry's hardware sales have declines to be almost meaningless in the market, but on the other hand we heard this exact same rumor before the launch of the company's last three smartphones.
The LG V10 really impressed us when we got to grips with it as the company?s launch event last week, a real competitor at the high end/phablet at the end of the market. The frankly tank like handset has been launched in South Korea today (October 8), the first market the device will land before making a global tour, launching in other regions.
With Android 6.0 Marshmallow readying for a roll out to devices across the platform, how is its predecessor Android Lollipop fairing in the overall platform landscape? Well, very good as it turns out, which when discussing means as good as can be expected due to the huge fragmentation on the platform.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is on the verge of being released on Google's own Nexus and Android One smartphones, with third party OEM's following afterwards. Yesterday Sony announced which of its devices will be getting Marshmallow, likely in 2016, and now owners of two of those handsets have the chance to test the software before its main release.
HTC has revealed some of its devices that will be getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and will definitely be getting the upgrade. Now it is the turn of Sony and the Japanese company has released its Android 6.0 roadmap showing all of the smartphones that will be getting the new software from Google.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is out in the wild, available on the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, while Google's other Nexus devices will be next in line for the software. After that third party Android manufacturers will begin rolling out Marshmallow, with Motorola and HTC already confirming their devices that will get the upgrade. The latest company to issue its Android 6.0 roadmap is LG, although no specific dates have been released.
Forget the G4 Pro, LG has rolled out a new flagship that stands as a unique addition to the market with blazing specs and a standout killer feature you won't find anywhere else. The LG V10 comes with a second ticker style screen that sits atop the main panel, while elsewhere the device pushes boundaries with its high end specs and cameras. However, the big news really is that screen, so we will start there as we get up close and personal with the V10.
Google announced its spiffing new smartphones this week, the flagship Huawei Nexus 6P and the LG Nexus 5X; so what does that mean for last year?s Nexus 6? That was of course made by Motorola and it was a full on flagship handset that came with a price tag to match its amazing specs. However, now the Nexus 6 can be picked up brand new for a bargain.
Two years since LG departed the Nexus scene with the Nexus 5, the South Korean company is back in the fold with the Nexus 5X. The handset was launched today by Google today and while it is easy to think of the 5X as a mere updated version of the Nexus 5, it is so much more. It brings a 2013 handset and brings it fully into 2015 and offers a compelling and affordable package along the way.
Google has just announced what is perhaps the best Nexus flagship the company has ever been involved in, the Huawei made Nexus 6P. The device was launched by Google today and alongside the Nexus 5X is the first product to be rocking Android 6.0 Marshmallow.