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  • Samsung Galaxy S6 active on AT&T starts getting December security update
    AT&T has started pushing out a new update to Samsung Galaxy S6 active units on its network. Weighing in at just over 14MB and carrying a build number of G890AUCS5CPK4, the update brings Android security fixes for the month of December. Aside from the December security patch, nothing else is included in the update - at least that's what the official change-log suggests. As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it may take ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-01-17
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 4 receives $100 price cut in US
    If you are in the US and are planning to purchase the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, you'll be glad to know that the tablet/laptop hybrid has received an official price cut in the country. Specifically, the 128GB/Intel Core i5 variant is currently being sold by Microsoft for $899, down from its usual price of $999. The model in question comes with 4GB RAM. If you are a student or educator, you're eligible for an extra ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-01-17
  • Samsung halts Galaxy S7 Nougat update rollout
    Just days after HTC halted the Nougat update roll-out for its HTC 10 smartphone, it's looks like Samsung is following suit. Reports out of China are suggesting that the Nougat update for the Galaxy S7/S7 edge has also been halted to due to bugs. It's also being reported that the Galaxy S7 edge has received yet another beta update in China - this is despite the fact that the Nougat beta program for both S7 ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-01-17
  • LG says the G6 is being tested extensively to ensure safe operation
    The end of last year ended on a sour note for Samsung. With the Note7 recalled, twice, consumers have been made quite aware of what can happen when a product is not designed to withstand every-day conditions. LG has been keen enough to say that it's put safety as a priority in the development of the LG G6. LG G5 LG Electronics tells The Korea Hearld that it's been implementing new technology and performing tougher ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-01-17
  • Latest WhatsApp beta for Android finally has full support for the Nougat notification system
    If you have an Android smartphone that's lucky enough to be among the 0.7% that currently run Nougat, and if you also use WhatsApp often, then surely you have noticed how messed up the messenger's notifications have been on the latest version of the OS. Essentially, WhatsApp has been ignoring Google's guidelines for the new revamped notifications system in Nougat and how apps should make use of it. WhatsApp has only shown the latest message ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-01-16
  • Asus reportedly wants to double its smartphone sales this year
    Asus wants to make a big splash in the mobile world this year, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report, citing company CEO Jerry Shen. While Asus shipped around 20 million smartphones in 2016, its goal for 2017 is to move 35-40 million units. If the 40 million phones shipped best case scenario becomes reality, then Asus will effectively have doubled its sales year-on-year, which would be an amazing feat. Obviously though, 2017 is just ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-01-16
  • Android Nougat rollout for the HTC One A9 begins tonight in the US
    HTC may have halted the rollout of Nougat for the 10, its flagship smartphone of 2016, because of bugs but the company hasn't stopped working on getting the new OS version to its other devices. Case in point: the One A9. Mo Versi, HTC's VP of Product Management, announced on Twitter today that the rollout of Nougat for the unlocked version of the A9 sold in the US will be out starting tonight. So that's ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-01-16
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) review: Bite-sized
    Samsung was a prime culprit in the growth of smartphone screen sizes, but back in 2014 it tried something different with the Galaxy Alpha - a high-end phone in a small scale body. The Galaxy A3 is a spiritual successor and we're here to look at the third iteration. ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-01-16
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus model numbers leaked
    Earlier today we gave you the physical dimensions of the new Galaxy S8/S8 Plus. And now we know their official model numbers. Last year Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge were labeled SM-G930 and SM-G935 so the logical approach would be to name the new flagships SM-G940 and SM-G945 respectively. However this will change because of beliefs in Chinese and Korean culture. This part of Asia doesn't want to have anything to do ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-01-16
  • Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace unveiled with 4G VoLTE
    Samsung has started unveiled the Galaxy J2 Ace in India. It offers 4G and VoLTE support as its key selling point. The Galaxy J2 Ace is is built around a 5" qHD screen and has a 1.4GHz quad-core CPU and 1.5GB of RAM within the MediaTek MT6737T chipset. The Galaxy J2 Ace runs Android 6.0. It's a Dual SIM and under the hood sits a 2,600mAh battery. An 8MP auto-focus camera with 720p video recording ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-01-16




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