Archive for Mobiles

Nextbit Robin - Android home screen

More support for Nextbit Robin with Android 7.1.1 update

Razer has continued to show signs that it intends to keep its promise to provide updates for the Nextbit Robin. Another new Android version has been made available for the smartphone, with the release of an update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

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Essential Phone by Andy Rubin

Essential Phone does not include headphone jack

There was understandably considerable interest around the world ahead of the launch of the Essential Phone. A product of Android founder Andy Rubin, it is a device that has the kind of heavyweight backing that ensures global intrigue.

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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) - black

New leaks of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) and J7 (2017) emerge

A notable amount of leaks have appeared online in recent days relating to the 2017 editions of Samsung’s J-series smartphones. Given the amount of information now available, an official announcement of the devices does not appear to be far away.

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LG X venture - underwater

LG announces new X venture rugged smartphone

LG is to release a new smartphone that has been developed to survive being used in demanding environments. The LG X venture is a rugged device that features an angular design, complete with a 5.2-inch display.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 - China launch in Beijing

Samsung announces Galaxy S8 for China

After being launched in many markets around the world, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has now been presented in China. The South Korean company held a special event at Beijing’s Great Wall Theater, which was attended by around 1,000 people.

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Samsung Z4 - black

Samsung announces new Tizen 3.0 smartphone

Samsung has announced a new handset, with the upcoming device powered by the company’s smartphone operating system Tizen. The Samsung Z4 offers entry-level specs, although its development demonstrates commitment to Tizen as a smartphone platform.

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OPPO R9s becomes best-selling Android smartphone in first quarter

Demonstrating the growing importance of Chinese smartphone companies, the OPPO R9s was the best-selling Android smartphone at the start of 2017. The data is from a report by Strategy Analytics, covering smartphone shipments during the first quarter of the year.

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Xiaomi Redmi 4X - black

Xiaomi smartphones to go on sale in Mexico

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced plans to expand into Mexico. The company is set to begin offering two devices – the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Xiaomi Redmi 4X – in the country.

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Lenovo Moto Z

Moto Z2 Play will be slimmer with smaller battery

One of the key focus areas for Lenovo’s Moto smartphones will continue to be depth, although this will result in one compromise that will not please everyone. Reports indicate that the Moto Z2 Play will be even thinner than last year’s Moto Z Play, but this will come at the cost of battery capacity.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 - Electric Blue

Samsung Galaxy S5 finally unseated

Last year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 has finally eclipsed the Samsung Galaxy S5 to become the South Korean company’s most popular handset, according to analysis from ScientiaMobile. The Samsung Galaxy S5 had been persistently holding onto top spot, despite having been released back in 2014.

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