When I first heard this rumor regarding the name of the upcoming OnePlus flagship to be released in summer of 2017 I had to check the date to be sure it wasn't an April Fools joke. According to sources OnePlus will be skipping the OnePlus 4 and will jump straight to the OnePlus 5. The reason given for this is that the number 4 is considered to be highly unlucky in China since it closely resembles the word for death. Personally I think it is silly for a company to be so superstitious that they are willing to skip a number possibly causing confusion and devaluing their previous model by making them seem 2 generations older.
Then again this has not been confirmed or denied by OnePlus so we can take it with a grain of salt.
The device whether it be the OnePlus 4 or the OnePlus 5 is also expected to come with a ceramic build, a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB of RAM, 5.5" QHD display, and should release with Android Nougat 7.1 out of the box. It is unclear whether OnePlus will actually go with the Snapdragon 835 since it was previously reported they would go with the Snapdragon 830. I think the inclusion of the 835 would make this a much more attractive device since it would...
Since 2015 (Nokia Making a Smartphone Comeback with Android in 2016) we have been talking about Nokia making an android phone. A few years ago the Lumia was the darling of the Microsoft world to the point it drew envy from us android users. But as the years have gone on and Microsoft phones have become the darling of the budget phone world, Nokia again is looking to embrace android (Phones | Nokia Phones) and try and re-establish it's name.
Question is if it is a little too late?
In an already heavy saturated market what can Nokia bring to the table that the other manufacturers have not, and will Nokia try and compete with the flagship phones or settle for being what they are known for, the phones you can buy at Walmart and Dollar General?
We are a month away from kicking off the new year and 2016 saw a mixture of new ideas and stale ideas. There are some companies like Blackberry I think could have benefitted from modular tech, while companies like HTC could have benefitted from new innovation period.
What advice would you give to each manufacturer in 2017; Motorola/Lenovo, HTC, LG, Samsung, Apple, Blackberry, Huawei, Sony, Google (though they have companies make phones for them), and other smaller manufacturers out there?
USA Today reports of a malware, known as Googlian, that has affected 1M android devices. This app is delivered by installing apps from an unapproved source (3rd party).
Majority of the phones that have been hit were devices running older android software as we have not seen any reports from Google of devices running the latest software and/or security patch that has been affected.
If you are on the latest software and security update then you should be ok, but keep in mind to only install apps from an approved source (ie Google Play Store).
Well more bad news for us waiting on The Pixel XL 128 GB Version from Verizon. It is delayed again now until December 26th. Yesterday in BJ's Wholesale a Verizon Rep told me that he was told January will be the earliest to get the Device. So far I have not received any Text or Emails from Verizon about my Pixel XL Others are reporting that they received a Text about the with the new date as seen above. I am really thinking about canceling my pre-order and going for the LG-V20. As soon as I get my update I will fill you guys in.
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