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Samsung reportedly will launch new Galaxy O series 

Raise your hand if you think that we need another new Samsung smartphone series that is hard to distinguish from the other series? Show of hands? No one? Well, apparently, the Korean OEM felt that we needed another one as reports are saying they will be launching two new smartphones under a new line that will be called Galaxy O. We still have no clear idea what the differences are between some of the lines, except that Samsung might be trying to complete the alphabet when it comes to smartphone lines.

Project Ara pushed to 2016, looking for new test locations in US

We haven’t heard from Project Ara in a while, so it’s nice that we have news again. If you don’t remember what Project Ara is, it’s Google’s attempt at making a smartphone with modular replaceable parts, taken from the Phonebloks campaign. There have been some good breakthroughs in the project, but what we’re hearing now is that there will be a major delay to launching a working prototype.

ASUS releases firmware update for Zenfone 2 for Stagefright protection

The Stagefright malware hasn’t finished giving Android users a, errr, fright, as it is only now that carriers and OEMs are releasing the security patch for the devices. This week, it’s the owners of the Asus Zenfone 2’s turn to breathe a sigh of relief as the OEM has finally started rolling out software version V2.20.40.59_20150807 which not only includes the fix for the vulnerability, but also includes several other minor upgrades and updates.

Samsung generously shares some of Android M’s new features

Google's official Android M launch is happening very soon and as with the previous versions of the platform, we can expect a lot of rumors, leaks, and previews of our next dessert before the grand reveal. We've been guessing what the 'M' could mean but there are not enough hints from Google. However, Samsung has been generous by sharing with us some of the improvements of the upcoming Android version. The usual bug fixes and device enhancements are included, as well as, some new features.

Samsung outs Snapdragon 808-powered G9198 Android flip phone

We saw this Samsung G9198 last month but there was no official launch made yet until last week when the new flip phone was introduced. This new phone was unveiled a few days after the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ phablets were announced. The new clamshell smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor.

Here’s how to enable Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 on your Sony Xperia Z2

While gadget town is busy anticipating the arrival of the Sony Xperia Z5 and its siblings, some XDA developers were involved in discovering how the Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 feature in an old Xperia Z2 would be activated. Sony was believed to be hiding the feature inside according to showlyshah, a Senior Member on XDA. He said that while searching for more information about QuickCharging 2.0, he saw a list made by Qualcomm of devices that support the new charging technology. The Xperia Z2 was included although Sony did not officially disclose that it's capable of quick charging.

First Samsung Galaxy Note 5 TV ad shows off its brand new S-Pen

The first ever TVC for the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has arrived, and based on what they’re showing off in this video, the S-Pen really is the crowning glory of their latest phablet. The ad doesn’t have any bells and whistles yet, meaning there isn’t any attempt to be funny nor is it a high-concept video. it’s simply a showcase of what you can do now that the S-Pen has been made more powerful and usable.

Project Ara’s market pilot re-routed, no more Puerto Rico launch

We've always been optimistic about the Project Ara but looks like we have to wait some more before we finally see an actual modular phone from Google. This project is taking so long and we were promised by the Internet giant it will be ready this year first in Puerto Rico. Sadly, some major changes have been made-- there will no longer be a Puerto Rico market launch due to some "recalculation".

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