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Samsung Galaxy S7 to run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor

After the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus are announced this week, the next major flagship phone we should be waiting for is the Galaxy S7. Samsung is scheduled to release it next year 2016 but as with previous Galaxy S models, we can expect numerous rumors, leaks, and speculations to come out. As early as now, we heard that the next Galaxy S7 will be powered by a Snapdragon 820. Surprised? Not really but Qualcomm has yet to release the chipset so yeah, it may be to early to say.

Qualcomm outs Snapdragon 412, 212 for budget and midrange devices

Chipset manufacturer Qualcomm had to update their entry level and lower midrange chipsets last year because of the growth of 4G data connectivity. That meant even entry level and midrange devices were expected to have LTE connectivity. That demand resulted in the production of the Snapdragon 410 and 210 SoC’s (system-on-a-chip). Today we see those chipsets being updated with better features in the Snapdragon 412 and 212.

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Google announces new holding company Alphabet; Pichai new Google CEO

Major changes are afoot in Google. In fact, the holding company Google is no more. Co-founder Larry Page announced in a post today the creation of a holding venture called Alphabet, where Google will be just one of the companies under it. Page will serve as CEO, while co-founder Sergey Brin will serve as President. Because of this, Sundar Pinchai will now become CEO of Google, as Page enthuses he has been doing such a great job managing the product and engineering side of business.

ASUS shows off new ZenFone, ZenPad devices in India

Avid ASUS fans will be happy to know that the Chinese gadget maker unveiled a number of new devices at the recent ZenFestival in New Delhi, India. New ZenPad and ZenFone models were finally announced. The company has finally given us a glimpse of the ASUS ZenPad 8.0, ASUS ZenPad 7.0, ZenFone Selfie, ZenFone 2 Deluxe, and the ZenFone 2 Laser.

Runtastic fitness firm announces acquisition by Adidas group

If you’re a fitness aficionado who relies on digital technology to fuel your drive and to monitor your activities, chances are you’ve used one of Runtastic’s many apps and features at one time or another. Depending on how you feel about Adidas, this next piece of news may be good or bad for you. The founders announced that they have joined the Adidas group and will now be part of this sports empire, but as a separate entity.

Style Portrait app now on Google Play Store for Sony devices

Sometimes, having your picture on your smartphone’s home page is not enough. You need to edit it, filter the heck out of it, or design it in a way that you will not cringe every time you’d have to look at your home screen. But if you’re too lazy to use complicated photo editing apps and if you have a Sony Xperia device, then you’d probably want to download the Style Portrait app, which is now available on the Google Play Store.

Disneyland app now available on Android devices (US and Japan only)

You’ve planned the ultimate summer getaway for your family to the happiest place on earth, Disneyland! But when you get there, you actually spend most of your time just lining up (from the entrance to get a ticket, to each and every ride you want to go on) and getting lost within the vast maze of the park. It took them a while to get here, but finally Disney has an Android app available, to help reduce some of those waiting time and to also help you navigate your way around the various parks in the US and Japan.

Android devices are easy targets for hacking fingerprints

If you think fingerprint scanners or sensors are more secure, you may be wrong. Some hackers believe that there are several ways to hack those fingerprints according to a new research presented recently at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. Tao Wei and Yulong Zhang, researchers at FireEye said there are new ways to hack Android devices and get the fingerprints.

Lookout offers Stagefright Detector for Android devices

While Google still hasn’t officially released the crucial security patch (aside from the one for Nexus devices) that would protect Android devices from the so-called Stagefright malware, there have been several posts and advice on how to at least try and protect your smartphone from being infected. Lookout, which previously posted a blog on how to disable MMS auto-fetch is now offering a free app that would tell you if your gadget is vulnerable or already affected and then give you advice on what to do.
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