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Android 6.0 Marshmallow now rolling out to Galaxy S6

Just ahead of the announcement of the Galaxy S7 this month, Samsung has begun rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA update for those using the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge. The update has officially landed in the UK this week and while it is currently limited to two …

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Microsoft set to buy SwiftKey for around $250 million

SwiftKey, one of the most popular third-party keyboard apps for both Android and iOS smartphones, is set to be acquired by Microsoft the company has confirmed. Reports currently put the buyout figure at around $250 million, this acquisition would also mean that future Windows smartphones could come with SwiftKey pre-installed. …

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Google still planning to begin building its own Nexus phones

Back in November last year, word began to spread that Google was considering building its own Nexus smartphones going forward and while some rumours point towards HTC building the 2016 Nexus devices, Google may take the reins next year in a move to challenge Apple more directly in the high-end …

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Nvidia launches Android Marshmallow update for Shield tablet

Following last month’s re-launch of the Nvidia Shield tablet, the company has begun to update its gamer-centric tablet to the latest version of Android, making it one of the first tablets around to support Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This is good news for owners of the tablet, as Nvidia is still …

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Google is bringing split-screen to Android tablets

Google has gone ahead and dropped a little bit of information about future Android features along with next year’s Android update, currently known as Android N. While some apps and smartphone makers, have experimented with split-screen multitasking functionality in Android, Google is going to officially implement it as a feature …

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Leaked screenshot shows Galaxy S6 TouchWiz redesign

Samsung is currently working on getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow up and running for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, though users of this year’s flagship device may find more in store with this update. Samsung has apparently given its Android skin, Touchwiz, a bit of a redesign for the …

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HTC One M8 to get Android Marshmallow update

HTC has announced that it is bringing Google’s latest version of Android to the HTC One M8. The M8 launched back in 2014 and went on to be a pretty popular device, having followed on from the HTC One M7. While the latter may not be getting the latest Android …

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Google may bring back Nexus 7 in 2016

Last year, Google tried to change the way it approached the Nexus line-up, ditching the Nexus 7 in favour of a Nexus 9, built to compete with the iPad Mini. It also switched from the Nexus 5 to the Nexus 6- neither decision turned out to be all that popular, …

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Qualcomm begins showing off the Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm has officially began showing off the Snapdragon 820 SoC, which will likely appear in many of next year’s flagship Android smartphones. The chip succeeds from the Snapdragon 810, which was criticised for its poor heat management and power draw. This time around, Qualcomm has focussed on this area a …

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Google denies plans to phase out Chrome OS

Last week, we heard rumours that Google was planning to kill off Chrome OS for good and instead, merge some of its best features with Android to create a better desktop/notebook experience. This would have a few benefits, one of which would be no longer having two separate development teams working …

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Pepsi is making a line of smartphones

There are tons of companies out there that have attempted to jump in to the smartphone market, we’ve had Amazon try it, we’ve had Facebook try it and now Pepsi is making its own line of Android smartphones. Yes its own line… as in more than one. The Pepsi-made smartphone …

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