Android Latest News & Update: Nokia Smartphones Make A Comeback; New Galaxy S8 Leaks; Xiaomi Hardware & More

By Yang Llaneza , Updated Nov 29, 2016 05:11 AM EST
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The past week has seen a series of announcements from various companies with smart phones running on the Android operating system. Here is a rundown of the newest update from big players as well as newcomers in the Android world.

First, OnePlus 3T is the descendant to summer's OnePlus 3. The phone has been receiving critical acclaim from around the Internet. The phone's faster Snapdragon processor, larger battery, and improved camera are the factors to the phone's popularity as stressed in the reviews.

Nokia announced its return to the smartphone market, to be launched at the MWC in 2017. The particulars were leaked on the Chinese Weibo social networking site. The details of the two upcoming Nokia Phones point to a QHD display and possibly two variants at this resolution with 5.2in and 5.5in displays. It has Carl Zeiss camera optics, waterproofing on a metal body shell, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. 

Another smartphone, Xiaomi, is currently testing a new hardware at CES. In addition to that, the world's number one solitaire game is coming to android. Meanwhile, there is news mentioning Samsung's Galaxy S8. Trusted Reviews reported that the company confirmed the existence of Galaxy S8 during the Galaxy Note 7 scandal. Samsung has not released any details yet regarding the upcoming model. Speculations from the tech world point out that it will most probably fall on February 26, or a day before Barcelona's Mobile World Congress.

The Samsung has not hidden the fact that the Galaxy S8 is already on its way. The said unit has been a key feature of Samsung's fight back since the Galaxy Note 7 battery fiasco, according to Forbes. The company points out that its other phones are safe and that something better is coming.

Though the accessories were already leaked, consumers are reminded that Samsung is more than a burning battery manufacturer and it is the key part of the strategy for the launch of the Galaxy S8. Samsung also runs on Android and is one of the pioneers in smartphones with the Android operating system.

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