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Google has completed its five month beta program and is officially releasing Android 7.0 Nougat today. The company will begin rolling it out to select Nexus devices, including the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, the Pixel C tablet, and the General Mobile 4G (Android One phone), as an OTA over the next few weeks. The Nexus 5 and 7 (2013) are not eligible for the update. The LG V20 will be the first new device to ship with Nougat installed. Manufacturers and carriers have not committed to a specific timeline for rolling out updates for existing devices, however. Samsung’s President of Mobile, Koh Dong-jin, revealed in an interview with The Korea Times that the recently released Galaxy Note7 should receive...

Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

If you've followed our reviews for the past year, it was probably evident that the Galaxy S6 was one of the best phones launched last year. With one of...

123 by Joshua Ho on 2/21/2016

Samsung Announces the Gear 360: Consumer VR Content Creation

In addition to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung is also announcing a camera for VR content. Rather than the extreme setups that we see with some...

0 by Joshua Ho on 2/21/2016

LG Announces the LG G5: 5.3-inch QHD with Snapdragon 820

Today just before the official beginning of Mobile World Congres 2016 we were happy to attend LG's G5 launch event. The G5 is the successor to last year's much...

30 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/21/2016

The LG G5 Launch Event Live Blog

We're here at MWC 2016 in Barcelona to cover LG's keynote, aptly named LG G5 Day.

16 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/21/2016

ARM Announces New Cortex-R8 Real-Time Processor

ARM’s Cortex-R range of processor IP is something we haven’t talked about too much in the past, yet it’s a crucial part of ARM’s business and is integrated in...

22 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/17/2016

Revisiting The Google Pixel C - Better, But Not There Yet

Last month I published my review of the Pixel C. While I thought it was a very interesting tablet, in the end I was unable to give it any...

67 by Brandon Chester on 2/17/2016

Samsung Announces New Exynos 7870 Mid-Range 14nm SoC

Today Samsung announced a new mid-range SoC called the Exynos 7870. The new SKU sports 8x Cortex A53s running at up to 1.6GHz. The GPU should be an ARM...

17 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/17/2016

Vulkan 1.0 Specification Released: Drivers & Games Inbound

Back in August of 2014, Khronos announced the Next Generation OpenGL Initiative. The industry consortium, responsible for overseeing a number of major cross-platform GPU standards such as OpenGL and...

40 by Ryan Smith on 2/16/2016

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon Wear 2100 IoT SoC

Along with today's announcements of the Snapdragon 425, 435 and 625, we also see the reveal of a new wearables-oriented SoC: the Snapdragon Wear 2100. In the past we've...

23 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/11/2016

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 625, 425 & 435 Mid- and Low-End SoCs

Today Qualcomm announced three new SoCs in the mid and low-end Snapdragon lineup. At the lowest end we find the Snapdragon 425 offering a very frugal CPU configuration consisting...

22 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/11/2016

ARM Announces New 28nm POP IP For UMC Foundry

Today ARM announces a new POP IP offering directed at UMC's new 28HPCU manufacturing process. To date we haven't had the opportunity to properly explain what ARM's POP IP...

8 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/4/2016

Skylake Iris Pro hits Intel’s Pricing Lists: Xeon E3-1575M v5 with GT4e

One of our forum members, Sweepr, posted Intel’s latest pricing list for OEMs dated the 24th of January and it contained a number of interesting parts worth documenting. ...

70 by Ian Cutress on 1/26/2016

The Google Pixel C Review

In early 2010, Google and HTC launched the Nexus One. While it was designed in a partnership between Google and HTC, it represented Google's first step into the arena...

119 by Brandon Chester & Joshua Ho on 1/25/2016

The Apple iPad Pro Review

At this point it probably isn’t a secret that tablet sales have leveled off, and in some cases they have declined. Pretty much anywhere you care to look you’ll...

407 by Ryan Smith, Joshua Ho & Brandon Chester on 1/22/2016

Conexant Announces New Audio Processing Solutions At CES

At CES, Conexant gave me a demo of some of the audio processing technology that they've been working on. Conexant is a company that probably has their technology in...

10 by Brandon Chester on 1/14/2016

Revisiting Keyssa: Commercial Availability, Products in Q1 2016

While we talked about Keyssa at CES last year, details were rather sparse as the technology was still in the early stages of getting off the ground. However, this...

28 by Joshua Ho on 1/7/2016

Ambarella CES 2016 Tour

Yesterday Josh and I met with Ambarella and went on a tour of their exhibits. The main topic was their new line of SoCs, along with the various products...

6 by Brandon Chester on 1/7/2016

Imagination Announces PowerVR Series7XT Plus Family - Rogue Gets Improved Compute

A regular sight at CES at most years is a new PowerVR graphics announcement from the crew over at Imagination, and this year is no exception. Shortly before CES...

35 by Ryan Smith on 1/6/2016

Hands On With the Huawei Honor 5X

We’ve reviewed Huawei Honor devices before, but by and large they were designed to target China and similar markets. There were also a number of growing pains as seen...

14 by Joshua Ho on 1/6/2016

Honor Launches The Honor Band Z1

Today during their pre-CES launch event honor announced a new smartphone as well as a new fitness tracker called the honor band Z1. I found interest in the honor...

3 by Brandon Chester on 1/6/2016

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