OnePlus has released another community build for the OnePlus 2, based on the feedback received from the previous build. With OxygenOS v3.0.1, users can expect better Doze performance, improvements to the fingerprint sensor, slight changes to recents screen, improvements for camera and OIS and more. OnePlus mentions that this will be the last round of community feedback builds before rolling out public OTA's within the next few weeks.
Motorola recently trademarked the term "Moto Z", which coincides with previous rumors and now we have a launch date. On June 9th in San Francisco, Motorola will be unveiling the Moto Z to the world. A rumor also says the device will have the following modules: Pro Camera Mod, Anventure [sic] (Adventure?) Mod, Theater Mod, Stereo Mod, Power Mod, Style Mod.
SK Telecom is a popular wireless provider in South Korea and today they've announced a partnership with Samsung to deploy an IoT network. The network will use the 900Mhz spectrum and Samsung says it will be the world’s first commercial IoT-dedicated nationwide LoRaWAN network. The network will debut in Daegu next month and they hope to have it ready for the entire nation very soon.
While it hasn't yet been granted, LG has filed to trademark the name "X5" with the Korean intellectual property rights authority. Some are speculating that this could be the name of an upcoming and cheaper version of the LG G5. However, let's not forget that LG also has their own X series with the LG X Cam, LG X Screen, etc.
Google's ambitious Project Loon, which aims to provide high speed connectivity to remote areas, hit several hurdles with the Indian government. Google is cooperating with the government to figure out the best possible methods to conduct tests for Project Loon, hoping to bring several rural pockets of India online.
Now that the community bonding period has ended, the 12th annual Google Summer of Code has officially started. About 1,200 students will now begin creating code for 12 weeks as they write for 178 different open source organizations. To date, this program from Google has helped create over 50 million lines of code for these open source organizations.
In order to compete with the likes of Google Play Music and Apple Music's family plans, Spotify has just announced they are cutting the price of their family plan in half. This used to cost $30 per month (for up to six people), but has now been reduced to only $15 per month. Current customers will not have to do anything to get the discount.
Evan Blass aka @evleaks mentions that the Galaxy S7 Active will launch on June 10th. The phone will have a 5.1" Quad HD display, Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, microSD card slot, 12MP rear and 5MP front cameras. The leak claims it will also have a 4,000mAh capacity battery and Android 6.0 Marshmallow installed on it out of the box.
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