Items tagged with marshmallow

Today’s unveil of the HTC One A9 was simply a formality; images, renders and specs for the smartphone have leaked like crazy over the past few weeks. Unfortunately, those of you expecting a crazy, high-powered follow-up to the One M9 will be disappointed. The HTC One A9 has its feet firmly planted in mid-range land.  The One A9 is powered by Qualcomm’s new octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, which includes an integrated Snapdragon X8 LTE controller. You’ll find a 5-inch edge-to-edge Full HD AMOLED display that’s covered in Gorilla Glass 4. It includes an integrated fingerprint reader and for those that have been disappointed with recent smartphone releases, you’ll be glad to know that a... Read more...
LG's flagship Nexus device for 2015, the Nexus 5X, is now on sale in the Google Store. Pricing starts at $379 for what's essentially a higher-end mid-range device, if that makes sense, and includes 16GB of built-in storage. For an extra $50 ($429 total), you can double up on storage and pick up the 32GB version.The Nexus 5X is an interesting product for the price. It has a 5.2-inch display with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution (423 ppi) protected with Corning Gorilla Glass. Powering the handset is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz with Adreno 418 graphics and 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. That's not a bad foundation.You'll also find a 5-megapixel front camera, 12.3-megapixel... Read more...
Motorola reportedly has two smartphones on tap for a special event to be held on October 27th. The first of the two smartphones, both of which are destined for Verizon Wireless, is the Droid Maxx 2. We’ve talked about the Droid Maxx 2 on a few occasions here at HotHardware, and it is essence just a rebadged version of the Moto X Play that was released globally earlier this year. That means you’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with 2GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 21MP rear camera, and a long-running 3630 mAh battery (which Motorola claims can last up to 48 hours per charge).  But the second device, the Droid Turbo 2, is perhaps the most interesting. Print ads showing the... Read more...
LG will have bragging rights as the first Android OEM (save for Google’s Nexus devices) to deliver the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to customers. There’s one big stipulation here though for those that are right now rushing to the Settings menu to check for new updates — the Marshmallow update is only available to G4 customers in Poland. And unfortunately, LG hasn’t provided a rollout schedule for the rest of the world.  If you recall, LG made similar claims last year about being the first to deliver Android 5.0 Lollipop, also to LG smartphone owners in Poland. We’re not so sure what makes the Polish market so appealing to LG when it comes to pushing out new OS updates, but it seems to... Read more...
True to its word, Google is now rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow for its first-party Nexus devices. Purchasing hardware that has Google’s official stamp of approval on it means that you’re always the first in line to get updates to the latest operating system and that you’re well covered when it comes to timely security updates. Google has posted factory images of Android 6.0.0 (Build MRA58K) to its developer site, and supported devices include the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 smartphones, Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 tablets, and the Nexus Player. So you can head on over and download them now if you wish to get a head start on the rest of the pack. If you prefer to go the simple, over-the-air (OTA) route,... Read more...
Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow update will begin beaming down to Nexus devices starting this week, and soon after, we’ll see a mad dash by countless Android OEMs to provide the update to their most recently released devices. If previous Android releasers are any indication, that rollout schedule may take a while — after all, as of September 7th, just 21 percent of Android devices are running Android 5.0 Lollipop a year after its release. Luckily for owners of Motorola smartphones, the company has already compiled a list of its smartphones that will receive Marshmallow. The list includes: 2015 Moto X Pure Edition (3rd gen)2015 Moto X Style (3rd gen)2015 Moto X Play2015 Moto G (3rd gen)2014 Moto... Read more...
If you’re the type of person that doesn’t need to have the newest and fastest smartphone on the market, we’ve got a pretty attractive deal for you folks today. The Nexus 6, which was announced last year as the flagship device for Android 5.0 Lollipop, has fallen to just $$299 off-contract via qualitycellz (the same seller that was clearing out Amazon Fire Phones for $134.99 complete with a free year of Amazon Prime). That’s right, a device that was introduced last year at $649 is now available for half that price. So what does three Benjamins gets you? Well, you’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a large 5.96-inch QHD display. You’ll also... Read more...
Perhaps Microsoft was onto something with the Surface and Surface Pro family of tablets. We’ve seen a number of manufacturers embrace the tablet + keyboard accessory, most recently with Lenovo ideapad MIIX 700 and the Apple iPad Pro. Now Google is officially throwing its hat into the ring with the Pixel C. The Pixel C is a 10.2-inch (308 pixels-per-inch) tablet that runs the Android operating system (Android 6.0 Marshmallow, of course).  Powering the device is an NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor that is paired with 3GB of RAM (for comparison, the Surface Pro 3 tops out at 8GB, while the iPad Pro comes with 4GB of RAM). The device also features a USB-C port, which brings it in line with the newly... Read more...
Google today pulled the wraps off its two flagship Android 6.0 Marshmallow smartphones. Unfortunately for Google, we already know just about every possible spec for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, so we’ll just play along like we were none the wiser… Starting off with the “little guy,” the LG-built Nexus 5X is the spiritual successor to 2013’s Nexus 5 and is powered by a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with 2GB of RAM and includes a 5.2-inch 1080p display. Camera duties are taken care of by a 5MP front-facing camera and a 12.3MP rear camera. Other features include a 2700 mAh battery and Nexus Imprint, which is the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. It offers one-touch waking of your... Read more...
It looks as though Google just can’t catch it break when it comes to leaks for its upcoming Nexus flagship smartphones. The company was hoping to surprise everyone during its September 29th keynote, but eager tech enthusiasts have been treated to just about all of Google’s Marshmallow secrets ahead of time. The latest leak comes courtesy of a leaked Google slide presentation which spills all the beans on the 5.7-inch Nexus 6P. The slides go into incredible detail on the flagship Marshmallow smartphone, revealing that this will be Google’s “first all-metal Nexus flagship smartphone.” Powering the Nexus 6P is a new revision of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 process (v2.1), which was first seen in the... Read more...
Google is expected to have plenty of news to share with the public at it’s special event scheduled for September 29th. But perhaps the two most anticipated products that are set to be revealed next week are two new flagship Nexus smartphones: the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. A leaked Amazon product page have given us the clearest look at the specs for the smaller of the two smartphones: the LG-produced Nexus 5X. The product page confirms a 5.2-inch 1080p display, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor (which is curiously paired with just 2GB of RAM). The entry-level Nexus 5X (LG-H791) only features 16GB of RAM, but given the expected $399 price tag of the device, it’s a lot easier to swallow compared... Read more...
It's been just over 10 months since Android 5.0 Lollipop was first made available to the general public, and in that time, it's found its way onto one out of every five Android devices. If you'd prefer to take the glass half empty approach, you can point out that four out of five Android devices are still waiting for Lollipop, Marshmallow be damned.According to the data by Android Developers, Android 5.0 is installed on 15.9 percent of Android devices, while Android 5.1 (also Lollipop) adds another 5.1 percent. That comes out to an even 21 percent.The majority of Android devices these days are rocking Android 4.4, otherwise known as KitKat. It holds a 39.2 percent share of the Android device... Read more...
The Nexus 6 launched nearly a year ago with a price tag of $649. At the time, it was a pretty fair price given the high-end specs that the device shipped with: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM, 5.96-inch QHD display, and up to 64GB of internal storage. A year is an eternity in the smartphone world, and some pricing adjustments have been made during the Nexus 6’s life cycle. The smartphone first had its price deduced by $150, falling to a more palatable $499. And today, that price falls by another $150 to just $349 over at Amazon.com. The new price point puts the Nexus 6 just $50 below its newer, third-generation Moto X Pure sibling. The Moto X Pure features a 5.7-inch QHD display, Snapdragon... Read more...
Google first previewed the next version of Android to developers (and the world) back in late May. At the time, it was simply called Android M, with Google stating that the official name for the mobile operating system would come at a later date. Well, the time is today and the official name is Marshmallow. Of all the tasty treats that begin with the letter “M”, Marshmallow was definitely the safe choice, although it was reported that the internal codename for the operating system was Macadamia Nut Cookie. In addition to the name, we’ve also learned that the official version number for Marshmallow is Android 6.0. “Although the Android 6.0 SDK is final, the devices system images are still developer... Read more...
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