We have heard plenty about the Samsung Galaxy S7, the company's latest (and upcoming) flagship smartphone. It seems that Sammy is cooking up another beastly masterpiece, and one that may be at the upper limits of battery life expectations in the current market.
The Sprint variant of the HTC One M8 will be receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow today according to Mo Versi, the VP of product management at HTC and the guy who always drops this kind of news. He says the technical details have been approved for the HTC One M8 and the special Harmon Kardon edition of the handset on Sprint.
We liked last year's Sony Xperia C5 Ultra, it was a solid mid-range device with a huge 6-inch screen, a slick near bezel-less design, and a good camera configuration. Inevitably there is going to be a 2016 refresh of the handset, the Xperia C6, and the first render of the smartphone has apparently leaked.
We don't need much proof that BlackBerry is starting to throw its lot in with Android, after-all the company released the Priv flagship smartphone rocking Google's mobile platform late last year. It is becoming increasingly likely that the Canadian company will stop making hardware for its own BB10 operating system, and now a BlackBerry exec has pointed once more to the company adopting Android full time.
Microsoft has not yet announced the Lumia 650, but the handset is already available for pre-order via a UK based online retailer called MobileFun. Of course, the company has clearly jumped the shark here, but if nothing else the listing does tell us how much the upcoming smartphone will cost.
Samsung makes a lot of money (second only to Apple in the mobile industry), but the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world also spends a lot of money. As well as having the largest advertising budget of any mobile company, Sammy also spends the most on research and development (R&D).
Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 is making its way to the United States it seems as the tablet has passed through the FCC, usually a sure sign that a product is close to be launched in the States.
Is the wait between the Xiaomi Mi 4 and the upcoming Mi 5 the longest we have had to wait for a flagship update from a major brand? We'll let you guys answer that, but needless to say nearly 20 months after launching the Mi 4 we are pretty enthused to see what the Chinese brand has cooked up with the Mi 5.
Sony has had a quiet start to 2016 on the mobile front, having a dead CES that was void of any smartphones, wearables, or tablets. So, we cast our eye to the Mobile World Conference (MWC 2016) that is kicking off at the end of February, does Sony have something planned for that event?
It still feels as though the LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P are barely out of the gates, but already thoughts are being cast to the next manufacturers of Google's smartphone series. Currently leading the way according to rumors is Taiwanese giant HTC, with the company apparently geared to make two Nexus smartphones in 2016.