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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 stop receiving monthly updates

Back in April Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 family would be taken off the monthly security update list, only the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge+ to be brought back the very next day. Today the phones have started receiving the September 2018 security patch, which will be their last. The Galaxy Note5 will have the same fate Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ Samsung usually promises software support for two years. All three phone have been announced in 2015, meaning they were already past that for a while. Keep in mind this applies only to the scheduled security updates - Samsung will still...



Alcatel OneTouch joins the Windows 10 race with the Fierce XL

After all the Pixies from yesterday, Alcatel OneTouch has now announced a different beast, the Fierce XL, running Windows 10. OK, “beast” might be an overstatement for a device, powered by a Snapdragon 210 chipset, but we’ll let it slide. The Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL has a 5.5-inch display with 720p resolution, protected by Dragontrail Glass. The S210 packs a quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, ticking at 1.1GHz, RAM is 2GB and internal storage is 16GB, microSD-expandable. (more…)

nubia reveals 8 features of the upcoming nubia X smartphone ahead of launch

Earlier this month, ZTE's sub-brand, nubia, announced the release date of its next flagship - the dual-screen nubia X and it's now teasing the handset with a list of cool features. The list comes in the form of an infographic and since it's shared on the Chinese social media Weibo, we had to work it out with Google Translate. Unfortunately, the explanation of some of the features remains somewhat vague, likely due to inaccurate translation. Almost 100% screen-to-body ratio without a notch and front-facing camera Eye-protecting screen mode. AI-driven theme selector for the...



Meizu 16th and Meizu M6T make their way in India

Meizu India had a massive event today, bringing the Meizu 16th and Meizu M6T to the Indian market. Meizu 16 The Meizu 16th is actually a new name for the Meizu 16 China, while the company is trying to position the less powerful Meizu 16X as Meizu 16 on the global scene. And yes, it's really confusing, but the 16X is not coming to India at this point so it should be easier to make sense of it all. Either way, the Meizu 16th has a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage and fancy 12 MP + 20 MP rear camera setup. It also arrives with in-display fingerprint...



Nokia 3.1 in for review

Old Nokia had a goal to connect the next billion people to the Internet. There's a long story that includes a detour through Windows Phone, but never mind that - the goal is still in sight and the way there is through capable, affordable Android phones (the modern Internet is too complex for the KaiOS-running Nokia 8110 4G). The Nokia 3.1 brings in some elements of its more advanced siblings, including color highlights on its aluminum frame. Those copper highlights remind us of the Nokia 6.1 and 7 Plus and are a generally cool look. The back here is plastic rather than metal, but for...