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  • Opinion: Three months later, is the Nexus 6P still the best Android phone?

    One of Google’s latest slogans created to showcase the essence of Android in a nutshell spells: “Be together, not the same.” It is both a testament to the company’s general embracement of diversity and arguably one of the most precise ways to describe the OS as a whole. Fans, however, have long had trouble trying to identify the ‘ultimate’ Android device, despite the sea of devices whose supposed heterogeneity should guarantee a perfect match for everyone.

    In an endless fight among the various OEMs to come out at the top of the critics’ — as well as the fans’ — rankings, one trend has notoriously stood out. People love Android devices because of the software (specifically its flexibility), and in spite of the countless efforts made by manufacturers to tweak and enhance the OS in order to make it better, the pure, unadulterated experience offered by Google has long been preferred by virtually every enthusiast.

  • I want this Android-powered mirror that a Google engineer invented in his spare time

    This year at CES we got to see wacky ideas about the Internet of Things, like Samsung's new refrigerator with a gigantic touchscreen, so there's a lot to be desired in the wild new era of smart-objects. That's why this elegant mirror from Google software engineer Max Braun is so exciting — it looks like something you'd actually want in your home right now.

    Braun posted the results of his project on Medium, and the photos look almost unreal. It shares the same information you can glance at on an Android phone — the weather, the time, and a glance at the top headlines — but somehow it makes even more sense on a bathroom mirror. It's the kind of sleek near-future sci-fi of Ex Machina and Gorilla Glass concept videos, where every translucent surface in your world seamlessly springs to life with information from the cloud.

  • Samsung Hints at Feature Changes in Android N: Better Stylus Support?

    We don’t yet know much about Android N (after all, we’re still a few months away from the next I/O) but we do know that Google works quite closely with several major OEMs to ensure that the OEMs can get the update incorporated into their own devices as fast as they possibly can.

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Meizu MX6 with Ubuntu

  • Exclusive: Meizu MX6 Ubuntu Edition Promo Images Surface
    Meizu had introduced three new smartphones back in April, the Meizu M3, M3 Note and the PRO 6 flagship. This China-based company is expected to introduce a couple of more devices this year, and the Meizu MX6 handset seems to be the next in line. Its predecessor was announced back in July 2015, and it sported a really compelling spec sheet, while it wasn’t that expensive at all. The Meizu MX5 shipped with a 5.5-inch fullHD display, 3GB of RAM and the Helio X10 64-bit octa-core processor, which was MediaTek’s flagship processor back then. The MX5 also came with a full metal body, and its 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera was also quite capable.
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    There are reports that Meizu's upcoming smartphone codenamed "Midori" will run on a new edition of Ubuntu.
  • Meizu MX6 Spy Shot Leaked Along With Specs and Price
    It has been a couple of months since the Meizu PRO 6 was announced, and the phone has got its fair share of popularity. Meanwhile, the Chinese manufacturer is believed to be working on the next MX flagship, the Meizu MX6. Today, we have spotted a new spyshot of the phone along with its specs and price have surfaced online on Chinese site Weibo.

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