LG developer conference reveals details about G5’s modules and open Playground ecosystem

Earlier this morning, various US carriers announced pre-orders for next month’s launch of the LG G5. The success of the device’s marquee modular feature, however, may end up being heavily dependent on third-parties releasing useful modules. To spur development and announce details, LG hosted a developer conference yesterday according to Korean news site Etnews.

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This week’s top stories: Google Pixel 2 details, Galaxy S8, LG G6 & Watch Style leaks, Nvidia Shield TV review, Google I/O, more

In this week’s top stories: We give you the scoop on what’s currently planned for Google Pixel 2, the first photos of the Galaxy S8 arrive, LG G6 & Watch Style get new leaks, our full Nvidia Shield TV review, and much more.

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Google’s ‘What’s New’ video details new Android O dev features incl. multi-display, mandatory channels

The O Developer Preview released last week is aimed at getting apps ready for the next version of Android. We have covered the visual changes in-depth, but Google has released a video highlighting what’s new in Android O for developers.

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T-Mobile details its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update strategy for 17 devices

On the same day that Google released the factory images for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, T-Mobile has updated its Software Updates support page with details on its plans for the rollout. T-Mobile has listed the 17 devices that it plans to update to the latest version of the Android operating system.

T-Mobile says there are three main stages to its update process. The first is “Manufacturer Development,” which means T-Mobile and the manufacturer have agreed to support a software update. The second stage is “T-Mobile Testing,” during which the carrier itself tests the latest build of the operating system. Finally, the final stage is “Completed” and is when the update starts to rollout to users.

You can view T-Mobile’s Software Updates page here and track the progress of an update to your device. Below are the 17 devices on T-Mobile that will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow:

  • HTC
    • One M8
    • One M9
  • LG
    • G3
    • G4
    • G Stylo
  • Nexus devices
    • Nexus 5
    • Nexus 6
    • Nexus 7
    • Nexus 9
  • Samsung
    • Galaxy Note 4
    • Galaxy Note 5
    • Galaxy Note Edge
    • Galaxy S5
    • Galaxy S6
    • Galaxy S6 edge
    • Galaxy S6 edge+
    • Galaxy Tab S2

Details of Android Pay’s Canada launch leak before official launch tomorrow

The launch of Android Pay in Canada has been in the works for quite some time, and a report last week said that the service is finally launching there on May 31st. Now, the day before the service is set to go live, one publication seems to have accidentally published the details of the launch…

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New details on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 surface alongside a possible Note 7 successor

That Samsung has had a rough 2016 H2 is no mystery. Between the Galaxy Note 7 disaster and other unfortunate events related to subsidiaries outside the Mobile division, the following twelve months will not just be challenging, but also absolutely crucial for the brand’s identity.

And arguably two key devices will be represented by the S7‘s successors: two Galaxy S8-labeled smartphones and — it seems — a potential Note 7 follow-up…

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