In this week’s top stories: Samsung unveiled new wearables and wireless earbuds this week as hints at the upcoming Galaxy Note 7 surfaced. We also had some more OnePlus 3 announcements and leaks ahead of an official launch, talk of Huawei manufacturing Googles’ next Nexus device, and an interview with Google’s Sundar Pichai discussing Nexus phones and a number of other topics. Head below for the handy links to these and our other top stories from this week.
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We start off with the latest Android news, including a few leaks and announcements for Samsung, possible specs and pricing for OnePlus 3, a report that Huawei will once again manufacture Google’s Nexus phones this year, and a look at the new Asus Zenfone 3.
- Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 beats the iPhone 6s Plus to become America’s most loved phone
- Samsung announces June 2nd press event, Galaxy Note announcement unlikely
- Samsung’s latest wearables are the Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX wireless earbuds
- Google will be ‘more opinionated’ about Nexus phones, but what does that mean?
- OnePlus is accepting applications to test drive the forthcoming OnePlus 3 flagship with its “Lab” initiative
- Asus announces its new Zenfone 3, alongside premium “Deluxe” and massive “Ultra”
- OnePlus 3 oppomart listing goes live early, seemingly confirms pricing and specs
- Huawei reportedly ‘doing the Nexus again this year,’ corroborating 2016 Nexus 6P rumors
- New rumors corroborate Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 launch in August as image renders surface [Video]
- Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S5 gets Android Marshmallow
- OnePlus will let you buy the 3 almost ten days early, but you won’t be able to see it
- Sketchy report mentions Galaxy Note 7 edge could sport a dual camera setup
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We continue with some company news this week including word that Tony Fadell is officially leaving Nest, an interview with Google’s Sundar Pichai, and more.
- Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explains why the company no longer sells Google Chromecast
- Sundar Pichai talks Nexus phones, China, AI & Google Home, more at Code Conference [Video]
- Report: Google Home is essentially a Chromecast with speakers, possibly cheaper than Echo
- Google DeepMind has developed a ‘big red button’ to stop AIs from causing harm
- Tony Fadell is leaving Nest, remaining as adviser to Larry Page and Alphabet
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And we finish off with new Chromebooks from Acer and this week’s top app news and videos:
- Samsung is offering Dominos to get people to install Android updates in India
- Motorola’s new ‘Moto Camera’ app just hit the Play Store, only for 2016 devices
- Google Keep gets a Material redesign on the web, link previews, and new list features
- Nexus devices reportedly getting unlimited original quality image & video backup in Google Photos
- User first names are being removed from the Google bar on web apps
- The Play Store’s Uninstall Manager can suggest which apps to uninstall to free up space
- Google Maps gains a public beta channel on the Play Store