A report from South Korea’s Electronic Times claims that Samsung will be using Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 820 chipset in the Galaxy S7. The publication cites unnamed industry sources and says that variants of the Galaxy S7 that will be sold in China and the United States will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset.
In late-July, Stagefright took the spotlight as a major security concern for an incredible amount of Android devices out in the wild. While patches have been released by the major manufacturers, it looks like the horror isn’t over just yet.
At IFA in late August, Sony surprised everyone by unveiling the Xperia Z5 Premium — the world’s first smartphone with a 4K resolution display. However, it was soon revealed that the handset only takes advantage of the higher resolution display while displaying photos and videos and otherwise renders the UI at Full HD resolution to achieve a balance between performance and battery life.
Reviewing the Moto X Style after the launch of the two new Nexuses from Google proved somewhat surreal, since the Motorola devices of the last couple of years have also been Nexus in all but name, with the same Android, occasionally updated faster than some Nexus hardware, and with just a few Motorola utilities over the top. Putting comparisons with the Nexus 6P and Nexus 6, in particular, definitely in the frame. And, I venture to suggest, the X Style might even come out on top, despite being cheaper in most markets.