Tag: android

Nougat rolls out to HTC One M9 users through Telus, Videotron and Freedom

Android 7.0 Nougat is now rolling out to HTC One M9 users through Quebec-based regional carrier Videotron and Freedom Mobile, according to MobileSyrup community members. The update is also due to arrive today, January 16th, through Telus. Meanwhile, Rogers states the update is “coming soon” on its dedicated updates page, while Bell has not provided…

BlackBerry DTEK50 and Priv scheduled to receive security update on January 16th

According to the latest software update schedule from both Rogers and Telus, the Android-powered BlackBerry DTEK50 and BlackBerry Priv are scheduled to be updated with security improvements on January 16th. Unfortunately, the finer details are not known but will probably be the usual performance, stability improvements, and vague bug fixes from the previous OS upgrade….

In pictures: HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play

HTC, the manufacturer of the Google Pixel smartphones, unveiled two new smartphones that will be its leading Android devices in 2017. The HTC U Ultra and the HTC U Play are “all about U” and comes with a faster processor, better camera, and more storage when compare the HTC 10 from 2016. You can check…

HTC U Ultra vs. HTC U Play vs. HTC 10: What’s the difference?

This is a new direction for HTC, again. HTC unveiled two new smartphones with the core premise of bringing you into the device, specifically leaving the “Be Brilliant” tag line behind and ushering in “It’s all about U.” Two new smartphones, the HTC U Ultra and the HTC U Play, with a 5.7-inch and 5.2-inch…

LG says your ‘ideal smartphone’ will come to life, teases G6 unveiling

LG has already confirmed its next flagship smartphone will be called the G6, which follows its G5, G4, G3 and G2 predecessors. It’s already known that the G6 will feature a 5.7-inch 1440 x 2560 pixel display and shed its modular dreams. To keep enticing the masses and bring on new friends, LG has already…

Samsung will reportedly ship its first foldable smartphone later this year

After years of behind the scenes iteration, Samsung will reportedly announce its first foldable smartphone later this year, according to a new report from the Korean Herald. Citing “sources familiar with the matter,” the publication says Samsung will announce a smartphone in Q3 2017 that users will be able to fold out and use as a…

Nokia will announce new devices on February 26th

In a teaser uploaded to its Facebook today (linked below), HMD Global, the Finnish company founded to carry on the Nokia Mobile brand name, said it will unveil additional devices beyond the previously announced Nokia 6 on February 26th. The 26th is one day before the start of Mobile World Congress — for those keeping track, that’s…

Froyo disappears and Nougat almost doubles in January Android distribution numbers

Google has released Android distribution numbers for January, revealing a significant bump Android users operating with Nougat and the disappearance of Android 2.2 Froyo, falling below the 0.1 percent line that it managed to hit during the previous cycle. Nougat, meanwhile, has been gaining at a relatively healthy pace. Version 7.0 and 7.1 combine to…

Nokia 6 officially unveiled: Android 7.0 Nougat, 5.5-inch display and 4GB RAM

Nokia’s return to the smartphone market has been rumoured for months and now we’re finally are getting our first official look at the company’s upcoming device. HMD Global secured the exclusive rights to license the Nokia brand for smartphones late last year and has announced that it will release the Nokia 6 during the first…

Galaxy S8 design potentially leaks in new photo

Thanks to the Chinese social network Weibo — a common source of leaks in the smartphone world — Samsung fans now have a better idea of what the Galaxy S8 may look like. If the leaked photo is legitimate, it all but confirms that the device will have no physical front-mounting buttons, which means that the…

ZTE pushes forward on the same strategy with new devices

Like another upstart brand from China, ZTE likes its current position in the no-contract market in North America, and is expecting the ongoing strategy to push its market share higher with new devices coming in 2017. The Axon 7, ZTE’s flagship in Canada, will get an update to Android 7.0 Nougat by end of January…

Canadians can now download Megaman 1 – 6 on Android and iOS

After Capcom announced it would re-release the six original Nintendo Entertainment System entries in the Megaman series on mobile back in December, the Blue Bomber has promptly arrived on Android and iOS. And while all six games are available now via both major app marketplaces, the re-launch hasn’t gone off without a hitch. Early user…

Asus’ ZenFone AR is Daydream and Tango compatible

Asus has announced the Zenfone AR, a Nougat-powered Android with a 5.7-inch display and ample augmented reality aspirations thanks to its support for Google Daydream and Google Tango. The phone features a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution Super AMOLED screen, and a 79 percent screen-to-body ratio. Asus’ TriCam system is along for the ride to offer…

5.5-inch HTC One X10 leaks in new photo

Rumours point towards HTC unveiling three Android-powered smartphones in Q1 2017. What looks like the first official photo of one of these devices has just leaked. According to reputable device leaker Evan Blass, HTC will release a follow-up to the One X9 with the launch of the 5.5-inch One X10. The exact release date is…

Google and Fiat Chrysler built a new Android-based infotainment system

Google and Fiat Chrysler have collaborated on a new Android-based infotainment system, the two companies announced on Monday. The system is based off of Android 7.0 Nougat, skinned with Fiat Chrysler’s UConnect interface. It integrates Google apps like Maps and Assistant, as well as third-party apps such as Spotify and Pandora. The collaborative project is…