New images show off Lenovo’s Project Tango phone before Tech World 2016

Lenovo is just a few days away from officially announcing its first Project Tango smartphone, made in collaboration with Google. Earlier this week we heard that this device would be called the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro and that it would come with a massive 6.4-inch display, but today we’ve got two new images of the device (via @Onleaks) showing us the design in full for the first time…

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OnePlus 2 and OnePlus One will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in Q1 2016

We’re all eager to discover when our smartphones of choice will finally receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update – and for OnePlus smartphone owners, it’ll mean waiting until the beginning of next year.

OnePlus announced on its forums this morning that it will be rolling out Marshmallow-based builds of Cyanogen OS for the OnePlus One and Oxygen OS for the OnePlus 2 at some point in Q1 2016.

With the OnePlus 2, the manufacturer will be switching its proprietary fingerprint sensor firmware out in favor of the standard Marshmallow ones when it rolls the Android 6.0-based software in early 2016.

The OnePlus 2 will also be updated in Q1, and the update will include the new standard Marshmallow API for the fingerprint sensor. We’ve heard requests for us creating an API for the current fingerprint implementation in OxygenOS, but have decided against this since we’re switching over to the standard Android M implementation soon.

Although the company has built a version of Oxygen OS for the OnePlus One, the company is rightly focussing on rolling out the officially-supported Cyanogen OS update first. As for the latest phone, the OnePlus X, there are plans to push Marshmallow ‘as soon as possible’, we don’t have any specific timeframe from the manufacturer.

The best Android phones you can buy [June 2016]

The summer is here, and that means we’ve seen a lot of new Android smartphones announced in the first half of this year. Starting off the year was the Huawei Mate 8 and Honor 5X at CES in January, of course followed later by Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge as well as the LG G5 in February at Mobile World Congress. But which ones are the best buys? Keep reading to find out…

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The best Android phones you can buy [May 2016]

We’re nearing the end of the first half of 2016, and that means a lot of new Android smartphones have been announced. Starting off the year was the Huawei Mate 8 and Honor 5X at CES in January, of course followed later by Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge as well as the LG G5 in February at Mobile World Congress. But which ones are the best buys? Keep reading to find out…

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Make an Android Experiment, win a free ticket to Google I/O 2016 & $5,000 for travel

If you’re a developer and either 1) didn’t have the cash to put down for a trip to Mountain View or 2) didn’t get very lucky in the lottery, then you might want to listen up. There may not be a fun Easter egg hunt like in years past, but this is still a great opportunity to win a trip to I/O — and it actually requires a bit of skill. In the Android Experiments I/O Challenge, Google is offering developers who submit their apps a chance to win one of three trips to I/O or one of five Nexus 6Ps…

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Best budget Android smartphones you can buy [August 2016]

There are new smartphones hitting the market constantly, but which is the best to pick up when you’re trying to save a buck or two? We’ve seen some great launches this summer and we’re only expecting more over the coming months, but for now, let’s go over the best budget Android smartphones you can go pick up today…

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Google: Assistant is ‘unique to the Pixel’ for foreseeable future, Android 7.1 developer preview coming by end of 2016

While unveiling the Pixel and Pixel XL today, Google spent a considerable amount of time talking about Google Assistant. Google believes that AI is going to be “the next big thing,” and the company has made Assistant the focus of all its new hardware. Many users have assumed that Google would be pushing Assistant to older Nexus hardware, but it seems that isn’t the case…

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Alphabet announces Q1 2016 revenue of $20.3 billion, misses expectations

As expected, Alphabet has today shared its earnings results for the first quarter of 2016. The company is reporting revenue of .3 billion, which is up from .3 billion in the same quarter last year, but misses analyst expectations. Additionally, the company reports a net income of .5 billion for the first quarter of 2016. Based on these results, Alphabet stock is down over 4 percent in after-hours trading.

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