XDA Junior Member daavm has just released a toolkit for the Nextbit Robin. With this little program, you can easily lock, unlock, backup, restore, root, install TWRP, wipe cache, install factory images...
About 5 weeks ago, Google created a new device tree in their AOSP repository for the Raspberry Pi 3. It's still empty after all this time, but it did suggest that the company was working on adding Android support for the tiny ARM computer. The official Raspberry Pi 3 Twitter page has now confirmed our suspicions, so we'll see that repo filled with code when Google is ready.
Micromax subsidiary YU has open sourced its base OS found on its devices, namely YUREKA, YUPHORIA and YUNIQUE. Contributions to this source code will be curated and mixed with other sources like AOSP and other 3rd party ROMs to create one manifest for YU devices.
Samsung is at SID 2016 this week and the company is showing their latest flexible displays to the public for the first time. We see one display that rolls up into a tube with a 10mm radius, and a demo device. It should be noted, we won't see a smartphone that rolls up into a tube for a while (thanks to battery and touch layer tech).
It's being reported that Meizu is getting ready to launch a metal variant of their budget Meizu 3 smartphone next month. The product has been revealed thanks to China's TENAA certification process. It's believed that Meizu will be launching this device on June 20th, which is also when the Meizu MX6 is rumored to be announced.
As of December 31st, 2015, Huawei has been able to amass over 50,000 patents thanks to the company's investments into research and design. This will be the first time Huawei has sued Samsung over patent infringement and they're doing it by filing multiple lawsuits (in both the United States and China) over "4G cellular communications technology, operating systems and user interface software in Samsung phones."
In hopes of attracting the business of government and enterprise customers in India, Samsung has just launched the Galaxy Tab Iris in the country. The device will have a 7" 1024x600 pixel display, 1.2GHz quad-core SoC, Android 5.0 Lollipop, 5MP rear iris camera, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, microSD card slot and a 3,600mAh capacity battery for INR 13,499.
Nextbit is a small company so it makes sense that they're having to do a slow rollout when it comes to global availability for their phones. Thankfully though, the Nextbit Robin has officially been launched in India and will be available exclusively via Flipkart starting on Monday, May 30th. For those interested, the device will be priced at Rs. 19,999, and will come with 100GB of cloud storage.
The Nexus Player debuted in 2014 with Android 5.0 Lollipop and the Android TV platform. With less than a 2-year lifespan, it comes as a surprise to see it removed the Google Store so quickly. It seems unlikely that we'll see something new from Google later this year, but anything is possible. The product also looks to be sold out at most of the major retailers.
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