Android Overview Updated October 13, 2016


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Android Stories October 13

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Just yesterday a report came out to say that due to a lack of stock, OnePlus would be halting production of the OnePlus 3 to make room for a new “OnePlus 3S.” In that refreshed model, the company would swap the existing Snapdragon 820 chip for an 821 and also trade the AMOLED display for an LCD, to the uproar of some fans.

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Android Stories October 12

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There’s going to be a lot of new UI designs on Google’s upcoming Pixel devices, and as developers sift through the leaked Pixel system images from earlier this week, we’re starting to get our hands on some of what it includes. Just the other day we got the official Pixel wallpaper, and now we’ve got a brand new version of Google’s dialer app (via Android Police).

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There’s a lot that’s unique about the Galaxy Note 7, including the new Coral Blue color option. This color was first introduced on the Galaxy Note 7, but with that device going off the market this week, the color dies with it. However, it looks like Samsung may be working on introducing a new Coral Blue Galaxy S7 Edge.

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Last week we broke the story that Verizon would be managing system updates for Pixel devices that it sells, and the immediate assumption was that Verizon would delay those updates — not an unreasonable assumption at all based on the carrier’s track record. Now, less than a week later, Verizon has contacted ArsTechnica to state that it won’t be delaying updates. Good right?

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