LineageOS is proving that there is still plenty of enthusiasm for custom ROMs amongst the Android community, with an impressive rate of adoption. Despite having only been officially launched on 24 December last year, there has been over half a million active installs of the burgeoning operating system.
Xiaomi has given its boss of operations in India Manu Kumar Jain an expanded role within the company. Jain will take on the position of Vice President, although will also retain responsibility for the Indian market.
A Sony smartphone has recently passed through the FCC regulatory body in the United States, with the device thought to be the Sony Xperia XA2. The successor to last year’s Sony Xperia XA, the new handset has been subject to a number of recent leaks, increasing speculation that it could soon be officially announced by Sony.
When LG launches it 2017 flagship smartphone at the end of this month, there are likely to be few surprises in store. Today the company has continued to make information about the device available publicly, revealing details of a new user interface.
HTC launched its Vive virtual reality headset last year, developing a high-end product that required a powerful gaming PC. But now the Taiwanese company is planning to follow the likes of Samsung and Google into the realm of mobile VR, although HTC promises to produce a different take on the genre.
Tansu Yegen, the vice president of Samsung Electronics in Turkey, has provided an update schedule for a number of smartphones. In a posting on Twitter, Yegen revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will be updated to Android Nougat this month.
On 26 February Nokia will announce its return to the European smartphone market, and pricing of the company’s three new Android handsets has now leaked online. The Nokia 6, which is the most eagerly-anticipated of the forthcoming devices, will reportedly be priced at €249, but it will be launched alongside two cheaper alternatives.
Android 7.0 Nougat has started to roll out for NVIDIA’s SHIELD tablets. The hardware manufacturer has a strong history of providing support for its range of slates, which is now set to continue with the most-recent big Android release.
Is has been widely expected for some time that there will be a ‘Plus’ edition of the Samsung Galaxy S8, and now a logo has appeared offering further support for the theory. The leaked image shows that the larger of Samsung’s 2017 flagships could be branded as the Samsung Galaxy S8+, providing a break from recent years.
Swatch has chosen to develop its own operating system as part of a smartwatch development programme. The company, which has long been linked with an entry into the smartwatch market, has chosen to eschew the likes of Android Wear and Tizen in order to develop its own platform.