‘ Grey’s Anatomy ‘: Here’s Why We Think Amelia Should Hold Her BabyJess Bolluyt March 04 2016 Trying to keep up with the latest news about what’s happening in the big Android smartphone world? Especially as smartphone manufacturers big and small gear up for a 2016 full of new phones and upgraded apps can be a difficult area to keep tabs on. Luckily for you, we have rounded up the latest rumors and news about what Google Samsung LG HTC and other big Android players have in store for the coming year.

1. Samsung could launch at least three Galaxy S7 variants

As Alex Dobie reveals to Android Central the rumors about the next generation of Android flagship phones are picking up ahead of the Mobile World Congress this year. A decent number of those speculation is about Samsung’s Galaxy S7 that could appear at MWC in at least three different variants. Different versions are t new for Samsung but as Dobie notes starting the standard curved edge and bigger curved edge+ models would all be a big deal at the same time. “Samsung is expected to launch the S7 in at least two screen sizes as demonstrated by leaked branding for a Galaxy S7 Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7 Edge+. The phones are expected to feature Snapdragon 820 processors in some countries, and Exynos chips with 3000mAh batteries in other microSD slots, and a 12MP camera with a f/1.7 aperture. PC Mag states that they also anticipated 4 GB of RAM not only to support three but four devices: the S7 S7 Edge and two larger S7 + and S7 Edge+ phones. That could round off the range with two screen sizes and two screen types “which could mean some phablet Note 6 changes that Samsung is expected to launch later this year. The launch of the S6 Edge+ made the Note range value proposition seem less obvious, but Samsung might be able to launch this year’s Note 6 Edge edition with a higher-resolution screen microSD slot and the S pen. 2.

Google I / O 2016 is scheduled and speculation is just beginning

As stated by Chris Welch to Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Verge Google, the company’s I / O developer conference will be held at the Mountain View s Shoreline Amphitheater on May 18-20. The announcement ignited widespread speculation about what Google will reveal at the event that is usually used to launch Android’s next major release. We believe the change in location was caused by Google’s desire for a simpler place to show off its self-driving car fleet (or at least one that’s a little more convenient than San Francisco). Many tech fans included in The Cheat Sheet have acknowledged Android updates for tablet devices such as Google’s Pixel C. Google could also make other announcements at I / O 2016 that confirm its much-rumored plans to bring Android and Chrome OS closer together. Certain issues that Google is expected to discuss at the conference include improvements to Android Wear Google Chrome enhancements announcements related to Android Auto a potential launch for Project Ara progress on Project Fi and news on company initiatives on the virtual reality of self-driving cars and the smart home. 3.

This year, HTC could make two Nexus phones Justin Sullivan / Getty Images As Brad Reed reports to BGR a new rumor posted on Weibo claims that this year, HTC will manufacture not one but two Nexus phones. The report reveals that HTC is expected to make a 5-inch display and a smartphone with a 5.5-inch display although it doesn’t disclose any new features Google would unveil this fall that you can expect from the Nexus phones. It’s safe to assume that both devices run the next version of Android that we’re learning more about at Google I / O. While HTC has been criticized for the One M9 and the One A9 that has been widely regarded as an iPhone copycat HTC still makes quality hardware. Calling the shots on software and hardware that would likely feature a camera at least as good as the one in 2015’s Nexus 6P would be in partnership with Google. 4.

The first Smartphone for Project Tango is comingTimothy A. Clary / AFP / Getty Images LG has already sent out invites for their MWC event and the successor to last year’s well-received LG G4 is heating up speculation about the company’s G5 smartphone. Rob Triggs reports to the Android Authority that one of the latest rumors indicates that LG’s next flagship phone may feature a modular design that allows users to disassemble the lower part of the device to slip into a new battery. If that were real, the smartphone would probably have a USB port speaker and even a headphone jack that could detach and reconnect it. Apparently, the modular design aims to create a thinner unibody smartphone likely with a metal structure while retaining the ability to add a removable battery. If LG plans to incorporate the concept in the G5 it’s also likely to move the volume rocker to the smartphone side. Additionally, the phone has been rumored to feature a “Magic Slot” that acts as an expansion port for plugging devices like an external keyboard or even an audio amplifier into a virtual reality headset. Other shared specifications include a 5.3-inch QHD monitor with a secondary ticker showing a 16MP camera and a fingerprint scanner from a Snapdragon 820 chip.

Johannes Eisele / AFP / Getty Images Rob Triggs reveals to the Android Authority that Huawei, a major player on the global Android smartphone market, is planning to launch this year a small range of P9 smartphones to target a wide variety of consumer preferences. While the source of the rumor does not share information on the specifications of these various models, the source does suggest that Huawei is preparing to launch four different versions of its 2016 flagship phone including the regular P9, the budget-friendly P9lite, a larger P9max and an upgraded P9 that would include additional hardware features. The P9max is claimed to have additional RAM and more storage than the regular P9 while the enhanced P9 could have a dual 12MP camera sensor built into it. It is expected that Huawei would stick with 1080p smartphone displays in the P9 series as the company has decided that the increased battery drain that would result from a QHD display is not worth the small improvement in image quality. According to reports, Huawei will fail to announce these phones at Mobile World Congress and instead will hold its own dedicated event to unveil them a few weeks after the event. 7. The optical sensors at the top of your phone could be replaced by ultrasonic ones

Sean Gallup / Getty Image As Pete Pachal writes for Mashable if you’ve been upset by the ugly black sensors that appeared at the top of your smartphones for the better part of a decade then you’re probably happy to hear that those unsightly black dots could finally go away with n Your phone’s proximity sensors are the tiny yet visible dots, and they allow it to do things like dim the screen when you raise the phone to your ear to answer a call. Pachal states that optical sensors of proximity must be black and disgusting, “but ultrasonic sensors don’t. Ultrasonic sensors can be directly incorporated into the speaker of the audio components that would remove the black dots and make their functionality even more accurate. Elliptic Labs says it made agreements with five manufacturers of smartphones, two of them major global brands with more companies signing up. Replacing optical sensors with ultrasonic sensors could also pave the way for ultrasonic gesture control and potentially playing an Internet of Things that Pachal says we should expect to hear more about at the Mobile World Congress in this year.

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9 Google Ventures to Watch For in 2016 5 Free Android Applications You Can Take Out on an iPhoneTimothy A. Clary / AFP / Getty Images LG has already sent out invites for their MWC event and the successor to last year’s well-received LG G4 is heating up speculation about the company’s G5 smartphone. Rob Triggs reports to the Android Authority that one of the latest rumors indicates that LG’s next flagship phone may feature a modular design that allows users to d
isassemble the lower part of the device to slip into a new battery. If that were real, the smartphone would probably have a USB port speaker and even a headphone jack that could detach and reconnect it. Apparently, the modular design aims to create a thinner unibody smartphone likely with a metal structure while retaining the ability to add a removable battery. If LG plans to incorporate the concept in the G5 it’s also likely to move the volume rocker to the smartphone side. Additionally, the phone has been rumored to feature a “Magic Slot” that acts as an expansion port for plugging devices like an external keyboard or even an audio amplifier into a virtual reality headset. Other shared specifications include a 5.3-inch QHD monitor with a secondary ticker showing a 16MP camera and a fingerprint scanner from a Snapdragon 820 chip.

Johannes Eisele / AFP / Getty Images Rob Triggs reveals to the Android Authority that Huawei, a major player on the global Android smartphone market, is planning to launch this year a small range of P9 smartphones to target a wide variety of consumer preferences. While the source of the rumor does not share information on the specifications of these various models, the source does suggest that Huawei is preparing to launch four different versions of its 2016 flagship phone including the regular P9, the budget-friendly P9lite, a larger P9max and an upgraded P9 that would include additional hardware features. The P9max is claimed to have additional RAM and more storage than the regular P9 while the enhanced P9 could have a dual 12MP camera sensor built into it. It is expected that Huawei would stick with 1080p smartphone displays in the P9 series as the company has decided that the increased battery drain that would result from a QHD display is not worth the small improvement in image quality. According to reports, Huawei will fail to announce these phones at Mobile World Congress and instead will hold its own dedicated event to unveil them a few weeks after the event. 7. The optical sensors at the top of your phone could be replaced by ultrasonic ones

Sean Gallup / Getty Image As Pete Pachal writes for Mashable if you’ve been upset by the ugly black sensors that appeared at the top of your smartphones for the better part of a decade then you’re probably happy to hear that those unsightly black dots could finally go away with n Your phone’s proximity sensors are the tiny yet visible dots, and they allow it to do things like dim the screen when you raise the phone to your ear to answer a call. Pachal states that optical sensors of proximity must be black and disgusting, “but ultrasonic sensors don’t. Ultrasonic sensors can be directly incorporated into the speaker of the audio components that would remove the black dots and make their functionality even more accurate. Elliptic Labs says it made agreements with five manufacturers of smartphones, two of them major global brands with more companies signing up. Replacing optical sensors with ultrasonic sensors could also pave the way for ultrasonic gesture control and potentially playing an Internet of Things that Pachal says we should expect to hear more about at the Mobile World Congress in this year.

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