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If anyone's interested in what's actually different about android 7.0 then this video is the best overview I have seen.
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Indeed, however, a ray of hope for Samsung owners (well at least less than two year old flag ships) is the fact that the latest security updates are pretty timely recently. I have had the June, July and now August patches within a week of release by Google, and with Samsung working closely with Google who knows. I could accept an eight week delay in major updates, even monthly ones, but six months is not good. 
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So annoyed Nexus 7 is not getting android 7.0
I know it's been almost 3 years since release and I would have no issue with this news if there was a updated Nexus 7 with android 7.0 to buy but we have been left behind on both accounts. Don't want to get a non Nexus tablet because they won't see a single update and will be to get just 1 and the current Nexus 9 is just rubbish and personally not the size I want. Really annoyed by this news. Can't believe Google has not given a updated hardware to one of the best android tablets.
 
As expected. N7 2013 not getting Nougat either.

But they'll live on using custom ROMs, of course.
While the Nexus 5 will likely live to see the chewy center of Nougat via community-built custom ROMs, it's now official that the phone so many of us loved... by David Ruddock in Editorials, News, Nexus 5, Nougat 7.0
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The larger of the Nexus variant specs now revealed. Noticeable specs is that it is now 5.5" QHD screen from 5.7". Looks like 5.5" has become the sweet spots for phablets ie big enough but not too big like the Nexus 6.

Biggest negative I see here from previous Nexus devices is it looks like no more front dual speakers which I know will bum a few people on here. I have a feeling it will be taking on the model of the HTC 10 speaker set up.

Those are the only significance chances IMO. All the other specs is the usual
4gb ram(some may complain it should be 6gb)
32gb and 128gb storage models(no 64gb)
12mp cam and 8mp ff cam(fingers cross ois included)
3450mah battery
Quad core 82x variant CPU (Could be anything from 820-823)

The biggest take away from this rumoured story is that both the small and big Nexus will be pretty much identical and the only difference is the screen size and resolution and battery capacity otherwise design and specs will be same in the same vain as a z5 compact to z5 or a iPhone to a iPhone plus.

Was let down badly with last year's Nexus devices so hope these leaks are real and we do get 2 nexus devices which the only real difference is size and what's goes with having a smaller device ie smaller battery etc but same spec. Hopefully these leaks are real and I believe they are as AP is rather credible with there leaks.



You know about Google's smaller new Nexus phone, Sailfish, but what about Marlin? Everyone's keen to know what the bigger - and ostensibly better - Nexus p... by David Ruddock in Exclusives, Leaks, Marlin, News, Rumors
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Shame I love my six incher
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Hmmm not sure what to think about the rumoured spec of the smaller Nexus . For the most part it's what I expected but seeing devices like the s7 have 3000mah battery, I'm hoping the same is for the smaller Nexus device. I'm fine with 1080p display but am surprised it's not 2k considering Google are fully pushing vr headsets where higher PPI matters and I do plan to get a daydream headset so yeah. Also let's hope 32gb isn't the only version especially when we know it won't have expandable storage.I'm hoping Google don't let us down again as they did with 5x but I have a feeling they will.
It's that time everybody: Nexus season. While the last substantive pieces of Nexus information we could share popped up nearly two months ago, we've finall... by David Ruddock in Exclusives, Google, HTC, Leaks, News, Rumors, Sailfish
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G5 will get you 5h sot. The secret is 6.0.1

Otherwise a power bank.

Am curious to see whether the next nexus will bump charging current up to 4A like the 1+3 or whether they stick to 3A like the current nexii.
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Looks like a great device. £310 for 6gb ram,64gb storage,s820 is bargain . Too bad they dont make a 5" version . Oh no invite and available right away. Looks like one plus have finally learned their lesson that no one likes a invite system. 
OnePlus is finally ready to join the big leagues with the OnePlus 3. Gone are the days of justifying missing features with a cheap price, and no longer can we give it a pass for its upstart-style of operation. The OnePlus 3 is the real deal.
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+Adrian B Bummed that they still doesn't put SD card slot for their flagship, but looking back my phone usage a few months back, I'm starting to see that I don't really use that much storage. Granted it's more because I didn't go out and get higher capacity card (currently have 32 GB one on my Redmi Note 2, and 64 GB was reportedly working but have to reformat it to exfat 32), so that's why I don't really store that much locally.

That said though, with no invite system, it's highly attractive to me. It's either this or the ZTE Axon 7. Leaning more towards the latter tbh, because front stereo speakers and card slot.
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Remember a while back someone created some mod to put android on iPhone. Well surprise surprise China has already made the same concept and actually built it into a battery case. And it actually looks to run smoother too.
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Hmmm, I'm not convinced it is the real deal. I would have been more impressed if he sideloaded Gapps, opened the camera saw "about phone". I think it is a clever skin. Pity the brother in law has just returned from China, I would have got him to pick one up. 
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Nvidia shield TV on sale for prime members. At £100 I was tempted but having looked at it , I still can't believe there is no support for UK on demand services other than iPlayer. I mean what are people in the UK suppose to use this for then. The only thing it looks to be good for is if you like streaming games off your PC.

I keep seeing glowing reviews for the shield TV but all those reviews are from the US where virtually all the services are supported so I get the great reviews from state side. In UK it's just a glorified Netflix and iPlayer box which isnt that tempting as every TV pretty much has those 2 services out the box.

I want a android TV as I do like the ui and it's probably the best TV box hardware available and for £100 the hardware is great and future proofed. I feel like maybe I should get one and all those services will come soon but then I'm thinking if the likes of ITV player ,4od etc are not there on day 1 even though they have android apps then what's the chance.

Anyone here got a nvidia shield TV and if so what do you think of it .
Possibly had this rant in the past lol.
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+Taz Hoque A £15 Now TV box will do all of those bar BT sports. Or any ROKU stick/box if you want a more open experience.
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What's the best power bank. Cheaper the better but want quality too so any recommendations.
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Fwiw, the Ravpower power bank I toted along on this trip was heavy. I thought maybe it would be too heavy. But at the end of the day when I would return to hotel or ship, I didn't think about it.
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Possible new touchwiz leaked for note 7. Video is not in English but it's not difficult to see what's changed. Biggest change seems to be the notification and settings panel. Like the new notification shade, unlikely will see it on the s6 and if we do its probably not till end of the year. S7 probably get it in October.

Again this internal beta so we might not even see this in release. Would have liked to see a built dark mode though not a biggie as there's plenty of dark themes and also would have liked to have seen a night time mode ie when the screen tone becomes more yellow. Might already be in the beta and user just didn't show it.

If this is final and most likely is , I do like it. Seems like it's just moving tw more over to the minimalistic look. 
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Lol how is this happening. Android has software update issues but this should not be apart of it. How does any OEM release a device in mid 2016 with KitKat, budget or not this is a joke. Seriously does Google not have a rule in place that any new devices released must atleast run with a android os released in the last 12 months as a minimum. I would go as far as any new devices released now must come with android m. If you can't even control this then it's a lost cause.
At a media event in New Delhi, Honor rolled out the 5C, a budget phone with a metal-backed design and impressive hardware. The vendor also launched the T1 7.0, a 7-inch affordable tablet with a WSVGA resolution (1024 x 600), a 1.2GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC7731G processor, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
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One way of clearing component stock, I guess. Don't Huawei make their own processors? 
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So what do you think the upgrade cycle will be of the iphone se or do you think this will just be another one off experiment like the 5c.
Also if the iphone se is now a long term part of apples line up do you think it will be updated yearly or maybe every 2 years.
And do you think apple will continue to use iphone 5 design as its only design for the small iphone for future se versions.
Finally do you think this is a one off mid cycle update and apple plans to merge the small iphone line with the fall release so in the near future we will get 3 iphones in the fall all with same design and close enough spec.

Onto the ipads. With the release of the ipad pro 9.7" what does that mean for the ipad air line. Will we still get a ipad air 3 at $499. Imo the ipad pro mini seems like what the ipad air 3 would have been in terms of spec updates but instead apple have changed the name and are charging more.


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+Martyn Dix​ occasionally it's a good conversation piece. Happened the other day!

"What do you use that for?"
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A quick brief look at android N.

Looking good to me, should make my move to a Nexus phone easier.Seems like there's a lot of things from tw and custom roms that I've become accustomed to for years. Things like having a row of toggles in notification, being able to arrange them,split screen apps(though tw still allows more options in this regard). It's why I always say to stock lovers who call for the death of skins, Google themselves get many ideas from skinned android so to want them to die all together is stupid because they offer insight into what may be coming your way.

Also funny than just as I get m on s6 android n is announced. Luckily most of the new things added in android n is already in tw as I said so it's not so bad but im sure there will be more shown off at i/o. Oh is that a app draw I see there lol. Damn people have been going crazy over the app draw supposedly being removed. The same people who use launchers anyways so I don't get why they are moaning when they just put on Nova or something.

Having said that I have had a few thoughta on the whole app draw thing myself. IMO if Google do remove the app draw which is a big if to begin with. I don't think they will remove the concept of the app draw. I've been thinking a good place to have the "app draw" is in the recent apps section. So imagine this. There is no more app draw button but when you tap the recent apps button you see a list of your last used apps like you do now already but what if there was a button in the corner or bottom ie like samsung have the all clear button but instead it will say all apps which will then show all your apps. That way you also have quick access to all your apps within any apps as it's behind the always on recent apps button. What you lot think. I personally would love to see that but hey then again it is my idea lol.
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+Martin Hall ...speaking of Nexus, they're testing the N5 for a Nutella update. :-D
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