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Android O is expected to be officially unveiled and released during the third quarter of 2017. If Google’s Project Treble initiative toward speedier updates is still in motion, Samsung devices may see the new software sooner than ever before.
While Samsung has not yet confirmed its update plans For Android O, tech blog SamMobile has put together some ideas, for which Galaxy smartphones and tablets may get the new software.
Here’s a rundown of Samsung’s possible Android O update list and details about their current software statuses.
Devices most likely to update to Android O first include the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S8 Plus, and the Galaxy Note 8 flagships. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus both released in early 2017 running Android 7.0 Nougat. The Galaxy Note 8 is expected to release between August and September running Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Android O would be their the first update for all of these devices, and as the newest on the market, the Galaxy Note 8 would likely be first to update between the three.
After the 2017 flagships, the 2016 flagships will likely update next. These include the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Galaxy S7 Active. Android O would be the second major update for these devices, which all released running Android Marshmallow and then updated to Android Nougat. Other devices, for which Android O would be the second update include the mid-range Galaxy A7, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 2017 series.
Mid-range and low-end devices, which may review Android O as their first major update include the Galaxy J7 Prime, Galaxy C9 Pro, and Galaxy C7 Pro. The soon to be re-released Galaxy Note FE (Galaxy Note 7) also falls into this list due to its previous discontinuation from the market. The Galaxy Note 7 would have updated to Android Nougat alongside the S7 flagships, had it not been taken from the market.
Other devices expected to update to Android O include the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5 2017 series and the Galaxy Tab S3 tablet. The Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5 have not yet released but are expected to run Android 7.1 Nougat when they do, while the Galaxy Tab S3 launched in February running Android Nougat. Samsung’s tablets tend to have a slightly different update cycle than its smartphones, but as a flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S3 should be in line to receive at least two major Android updates.
Samsung will be releasing its refurbished Galaxy Note 7 soon, and reports suggest it might launch on July 7. The refurbished Galaxy Not 7 is widely believed to be called the “Fandom Edition” variant or the Note FE.
The July 7 release date for the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. The phone is said to arrive in South Korea on that date, but it won’t likely Officially hit the United States market. However, that won’t surely stop import or export sellers from trying to bring it to other countries.
The WSJ’s report was then later corroborated by the Yonhap News Agency. In its report, the agency claims that the refurbished Galaxy Note FE will cost lower than 700,000 won (or less than US$616). If this is true, this means that the Galaxy Note FE will cost significantly less than the original Galaxy Note 7, which arrived last year with a $849 price tag for its unlocked version.
The reported July 7 release date for the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 and its pricing hasn’t been confirmed by Samsung yet. If this release date is accurate, we should expect an official announcement from Samsung soon since July 7 is already next Friday.
The original Galaxy Note 7 was lauded heavily by fans and critics when it first arrived last year. However, a few weeks later, numerous users reported that their handset would spontaneously combust or randomly catch fire. This forced Samsung to recall the Note 7 and eventually completely discontinue the handset as it still posed a great threat to its consumers.
With the refurbished “Fandom Edition” version of the Note 7, Samsung is believed to have used less dangerous components for this device. Samsung reported that the main cause of the Note 7 disaster was from defective batteries from two of its suppliers.
With the Galaxy Note FE, it’s believed that Samsung will be placing a smaller 3,200 mAh battery on this device rather than the original 3,500 mAh capacity, according to Android Authority. This might result in less battery life, but it should be one of the necessary solutions that Samsung had to implement to avoid another disaster.
Earlier this year, Samsung also announced its it 8-Point Battery Check Safety Check, which puts the company’s batteries through rigorous testing. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are said to be the first of Samsung devices to go through this safety precaution, and there have been no reports of S8 units exploding yet.
It should go without saying that the Galaxy Note FE will go through the same safety check process, which includes a durability test, charge/discharge test, visual inspection and an X-ray test.
The rest of the Galaxy Note FE’s specs are also expected to be the same with the original Note 7. It will still come with the same quad HD AMOLED display, the Exynos 8890 processor along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and the 12MP rear camera.
On the software side of things, the Galaxy Note FE will come with Samsung’s latest software updates. Samsung’s smart assistant, Bixby, is said to be available on the device.
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Samsung already confirmed that a refurbished version of the Galaxy Note 7 will return to stores this year in certain markets, without specifying a firm release date or pricing for the handset. A new report from Korea indicates that the launch is now imminent, and the phone is expected to be priced about 50% cheaper than the original.
Rumors about the phone have been swirling for months, but now we have the official announcement date for the HTC U 11, which was confirmed to be the final name for the HTC Ocean, as per a new report from Venturebeat. The “U” indicates the family of phones the newest handset will join (the U Ultra and the U Play), whereas the “11” denotes that the phone succeeds the HTC 10, the company’s last flagship phone released in 2016.
The squeezing part of the teaser links to rumors the phone will have pressure sensitive pads in its sides, for activating certain features. Additionally, HTC also tweeted a short video showing a glimpse of the phone, and hinting at this squeezable functionality.
Our first supposed image of HTC’s new flagship comes courtesy of well-known Twitter leaker Evan Blass. The device shown unsurprisingly mimics the recently revealed HTC U Ultra, with a glossy backside, center-mounted camera, and minimal bezels to the left and right of the screen.
Naming: Is HTC Ocean really the HTC U 11?
The HTC Ocean is going to be called the HTC U 11 when it’s released. It will be the third device in the HTC U series — following the HTC U Play and HTC U Ultra — and the U name has been used in HTC’s teaser material for the phone’s May 16 launch. And because it’s part of the U family, the phone will feature the line’s signature vibrant color, and customers will be able to choose among white, black, blue, red, and silver.
So what kind of specs should we expect from the phone? According to an article from VentureBeat, the device will be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The device will also sport a 2560 x 1440-pixel display, and will have a 16-megapixel Sony IMX351 camera on the back coupled with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX362 camera on the front.
Article Source: HTC Ocean/HTC U 11: leaks, news, and rumors
Xiaomi will make the Mi 6 in black, white, blue or a beautiful silver, plus a special ceramic edition with 18-karat gold camera trim, just like the limited edition Mi Mix. The ceramic Mi 6 will be the most expensive at the equivalent of $435 at today’s exchange rate, while the 128GB model in any other color will be around $420, and the 64GB Mi 6 will cost about $365. All will be available in China from April 28.
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