Samsung's new Observe and Microsoft's new Xbox: head-to-head.
It is time. Time for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. It is each an enormous free up for Samsung and one thing of an iteration on the similar time. It keeps a large number of the design language of the most recent Observe and S strains with a polished aesthetic, and is nearly the similar phone inside of because the S7, however is going all-in at the giant (and curved) show, S Pen stylus, or even USB-C. That new-fangled USB port necessitated an updated Gear VR headset, which Samsung used as a chance to make a couple of notable enhancements to the phone-driven VR revel in.
Microsoft joined the massive launches phase with their very own Xbox One S, an up to date Xbox One that is somewhat quicker, so much sleeker, and 100% extra 4K. At the side of that got here the Xbox One Summer Update with Cortana and Xbox apps. Oh, and a large unlock at the Home windows aspect as smartly: the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
There is a little bit of a shake-up happening in Apple's secretive automotive challenge, with Apple hardware veteran Bob Mansfield returning to take over. Apple additionally did one thing we now have by no means noticed them do prior to — or fathomed they might believe: they are offering a bounty to hackers to break into the iPhone's most secure chip (all within the pursuits of discovering and securing any vulnerability found out).
All of that and far a lot more on this version of Mobile Nations Weekly/
iMore — The days, they're a-changin'
Bob Mansfield is taking over Apple's car project, the corporate is providing a security bounty for any person who can spoil into the iPhone's Safe Enclave, and new iOS and macOS betas have arrived. It is been a hectic week for Apple -- and for iMore, too!
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Android Central — Galaxy Notice 7 cometh
This used to be sure to be the week of the Galaxy Note 7, whether or not you loved it or now not. You'll be able to check out our complete hands-on preview, see the specs, glance at the latest features and put down a pre-order if you are satisfied it will be your subsequent phone.
We've got already began to take a look at possible upgrades, from the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+ and in particular the Galaxy Note 4. In fact, we needed to examine the latest Note to the iPhone 6s Plus as smartly.
In different information, Android 7.0 Nougat is true at the horizon. And in a fascinating flip of occasions, the upcoming LG V20 is poised to be the first phone with the brand new running device … with Nexuses anticipated to release later. We do not know precisely how the Nexus telephones will differ in software from others, however we think some adjustments to be presented. As we succeed in the release, Marshmallow has surpassed 15% market share.
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- The Galaxy Note 7 launches with Marshmallow — but maybe that's not a big deal
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- First comparison: Galaxy Note 7 vs. Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
- Oppo F1s review
- Samsung admits it 'disappointed Note fans' skipping Note 5 release in Europe
- In pictures: Samsung Galaxy Note 7
CrackBerry — The Hub
If you are a Priv proprietor or the use of any other Android smartphone, it used to be a lovely forged week for BlackBerry information, as extremely atypical as that can sound. This week, BlackBerry introduced a ton of improvements to their Android apps such because the BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Digital camera and extra together with bringing over some long-awaited options from BlackBerry 10 similar to 'pinch to clear out unread'.
Now not a Priv proprietor however nonetheless operating an Android phone? BlackBerry has now introduced their Hub and different apps to extra Android telephones with the discharge in their Hub+ Suite. In any case, preserving consistent with the per month safety updates, BlackBerry has additionally launched the August 5 Android safety patch.
- BlackBerry brings its Hub and other apps to more Android phones with Hub+ suite
- BlackBerry pushes new features and enhancements to its Hub, Camera and other apps
- BlackBerry now rolling out August 5 Android security patch for Priv
VR Heads — Adr1ft and at peace with the brand new Equipment VR
Everybody knew a USB-C port on a Samsung phone used to be going to return ultimately, and that intended there had to be a brand new Equipment VR to compare. Wonder, that point is at this time! The Galaxy Notice 7 is right here, and the matte black Equipment VR you'll be able to purchase for it gives some small however essential updates over the unique.
On the planet of now not cellular VR, we took a deeper take a look at the terrifying area sim Adr1ft and floated away most commonly intact. Test it out!
- This is the new Samsung Gear VR
- Adr1ft: a beautiful, haunting experience that leaves you gasping for air
- You can now buy HTC Vive headsets from the Microsoft Store!
Home windows Central — One to the facility of 10
Microsoft had a large week for releases. First up, the brand new Xbox One S – a slimmer, relatively extra tough 4K-capable Xbox One – went on sale and we gave it a full review. Talking of the Xbox each the One and One S won the brand new Summer time Replace with new options and apps from Home windows 10, which we also reviewed. After all, over 350 million PCs was eligible for the large Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Whilst now not all computer systems are getting it day one, we confirmed you how to trigger it now.
Home windows 10 Mobile ignored the August 2 date for its Anniversary Replace, however we've phrase that it's arriving this week on August 9. Mobile customers too can look ahead to the HP Elite x3 going on sale in the US starting September 5.
If that wasn't sufficient for updates Microsoft showed what we knew for some time: Home windows 10 and Mobile gets two significant updates in 2017 for brand spanking new options and purposes. Construction of 'Redstone 2' has already begun.