Quantcast
Smartphone News - Latest Released Phones - Smartfonefreaks.com Google+ Follow Smartfonefreaks on Twitter



Rejoice non-Nexus smartphone users! 

Google I/O, the infamous annual developer conference held and as part of the fanfare and activities was the updated info on the Android N. 

The new Android version was previewed a couple of months back by developers, so there was no need for a big announcement. The worry for most Android users will be whether your current non-Nexus smartphone is going to get the update since the version is supposed to roll out with upcoming Nexus phones. 

Well, there's good news as HTC 10, One M9, or One A9 have been confirmed to be getting an update. This come via the Taiwanese company's official Twitter account. There's some bad news though and that's that there's no timeline to speak of for the rollout of the Android N update to these three HTC phones. 

More devices may be added to the list of update receivers, but for now what's certain is that HTC's 3 popular phones will be blessed with the new Android N. So yay! Image via GSMArena

Everyone and their mother is getting excited at the prospect of Google's instant App.
Here's how it works: you click on a link, if that link has an associated Instant App at the URL you get a tiny version of that app instead of the website. 
From the looks of it, it's reportedly faster than loading a normal page and has just the same amount of functionality.
This is because developers can "modularize" their apps so they only serve you the parts that you need for whatever you clicked on
On the one hand, this could lead to a whole lot of apps you don't really want to use a lot, but on the other hand it could help developers bypass begging for installs or trying to climb the rankings and just let a link get shared around on Twitter. 
Unfortunately, it's only available on Android. 
Generally, it's really complicated at first, but with a bit of work and sensitization, it could become one of the most fascinating things around.


Blackberry have been out of the smartphone game for a while, but they are now braced to make a return in a big way.


There has been talk of two Android handsets arriving this year. Specifications of one of those handsets, codenamed BlackBerry Hamburg, appear to have leaked online.
From the looks of things, the handset visited GFXBench and there it revealed everything that it has inside. 

According to GFXBench, the BlackBerry Hamburg will feature a 5.2 inch Full HD display with a Snapdragon 615 processor under the hood paired with 3GB of RAM.
Also revealed is that the handset will have 16GB of onboard storage, a 12 megapixel rear and 8 megapixel front camera as well as Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow preinstalled straight out of the box.
If you believe previous reports, then you'll know it's going to be an all-touch model, meaning it won’t have that iconic BlackBerry keyboard, that will come with the BlackBerry Rome. 

The Hamburg’s design is said to be similar to the BlackBerry Z30.
BlackBerry's first Android phone, the Priv didn't have much fun on its release, but with the Hamburg and Rome, Blackberry have a way back. We'll see how it goes.
Powered by Blogger.