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#1 HTC One A9, One M9, and 10 will get Android Nougat update, but still doesn’t say when

HTC confirmed that its One A9, One M9 and  M 10 smartphones will receive the Android N update. Now, shortly after Google revealed that Android N is Android Nougat, the Taiwanese company has reiterated the same information.|TechBot Daily|


#2 Xiaomi Mi Note 2 said to come with dual 12MP rear cameras, 4,000mAh battery

we’ve already heard that screen-size will be 5.7-inch for all the versions, the new leak suggests that display resolution will be full HD for the low-end model, and QHD for the higher-end ones.The leak also says that the devices will come with dual 12MP rear cameras (for higher-end models), pack in a large 4,000mAh battery, and feature a fingerprint scanner as well as force touch and fast charging tech.|TechBot Daily|


#3 Blackberry working on three new devices codenamed: Neon, Argon, and Mercury

Detailed reports regarding three new BlackBerry devices have surfaced including general specs for each model allegedly being developed. These new BlackBerry models are said to be built by TCL’s recently acquired smartphone manufacturer, Alcatel.

The first device to come from the Alcatel/BlackBerry partnership is the Neon which will be a lot to a mid-range phone with a Full-HD 5.2 inch touchscreen and lacks the legendary physical Blackberry keyboard. The phone will be built of an aluminum chassis and powered by a Snapdragon 617 chipset.|TechBot Daily|


#4 Galaxy Note7 will have an iris scanner, leaked front panel shows

Spoiler alert: yes, it will have an iris scanner. Take a look at the images below. The first one reportedly shows us the Note7’s front panel, and above the display you can see three big cutouts that have not been there in previous Samsung handsets.|TechBot Daily|


#5 HTC Nexus 5.5-inch phone codenamed Marlin has its specs leaked

It will have a QHD touchscreen, a 12 MP rear camera, an 8 MP front-facing shooter, a quad-core Qualcomm processor, 4GB of RAM, 32 or 128GB of storage, and a 3,450 mAh battery. You’ll see bottom-firing speakers along with a USB Type-C port, as well as a fingerprint scanner on the back. Bluetooth 4.2 will be in too.|TechBot Daily|


#6 Android N is Android Nougat, Google reveals

Android N will thus be known as Android Nougat from this point on. Unfortunately it’s still unclear what version number Nougat will get. Its predecessor, Marshmallow, is Android 6.0. So it’s likely that Nougat will be 6.1 or 7.0, but that’s a reveal for another time.|TechBot Daily|

z11-techbotdaily#7 ZTE nubia Z11 scores a million registrations in less than a day

ZTE unveiled the nubia Z11
a couple of days ago, and registrations for the device were opened shortly after that. Now, the Chinese company has revealed that over a million people have already registered for the phone’s first sale – in fact, the one million milestone was reached in less than 24 hours.|TechBot Daily|

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#8 ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 with 9.7-inch display coming in July

Asus is all set to unveil a new tablet next month. Dubbed ZenPad 3S 10, the device, which is claimed to feature the “world’s narrowest border”, will be made official at an event in Taiwan on July 12.The only specification that Asus has confirmed about the device is that it sports a 9.7-inch screen. However, rumors say that the tablet has a display resolution of either 2560 x 1536 or 2160 x 1440 pixels, and is powered by a hexa-core processor.It is said to pack in 4GB RAM and 5,900 mAh battery, support Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, and feature a 5.32mm-thin bezel. There’s currently no information on the price though.|TechBot Daily|


#9 Xiaomi announces MIUI 8 globally

Having announced MIUI 8 in China back in May, the company has now announced the global version alongside the Mi Max at an event in India. The global version has all the features of the Chinese version that we saw before, but Xiaomi also announced some new features at the event today.|TechBot Daily|

GearVR_Hero_Gold-techbotdaily#10 Samsung Gear VR owners will be able to watchthe Olympics in VR

For the first time ever, coverage of this year’s Olympics will be available in VR. Just one (huge) caveat: you need to own Samsung’s Gear VR and a compatible smartphone. If you do, then you’re all set to dive into around 85 hours of programming which will be available in VR. This will be made available by NBC in the United States, “on delay during the games”.|TechBot Daily|


#11 Facebook’s News Feed will soon show you stuff from your friends and family first

Facebook has announced that it’s tweaking its News Feed yet again, following user feedback. Soon, after the change is implemented, you’re supposedly going to see what your friends and family post first. Stuff from “friends you care about” will be higher up in your News Feed than before, all in a move meant to ensure you don’t miss any important things shared by the people you actually know in real life.|TechBot Daily|


#12 Windows 10 is on 350 million devices already, Anniversary Update officially drops on August 2

Yesterday Microsoft published, then pulled a blog post title saying the Windows 10 Anniversary Update would be released on August 2. Today the company has thankfully decided to publish it again, and this time has not pulled it immediately afterwards. What’s more, the blog post even has content now.|TechBot Daily|


#13 Samsung partners with SAP to provide enterprise cloud solutions in Asia-Pacific

Samsung SDS has partnered with SAP to provide cloud solutions to enterprises in Asia-Pacific. Samsung SDS is the South Korean company’s IT services arm, and it has announced that it will offer low-cost enterprise cloud services that could be applied to finance,  sales, and purchase areas of firms.|TechBot Daily|


#14 Oracle ordered to pay HP $3 billion in Itanium case

A California jury ordered Oracle Corp (ORCL.N) to pay Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co (HPE.N) $3 billion in damages in a case over HP’s Itanium servers, an Oracle spokeswoman said on Thursday.

Oracle decided to stop developing software for use with HP’s Itanium-based servers in 2011, saying that Intel made it clear that the chip was nearing the end of its life and was shifting its focus to its x86 microprocessor.|TechBot Daily|


#15 There are now more than 11,000 bots on Facebook Messenger


#16 Verizon and Samsung have made a 4G LTE network extender for your home

napster-techbotdaily#17 Napster is coming back

Rhapsody, a music streaming service, is changing its name to Napster. Rhapsody bought the remains of Napster in 2011.The Napster name is probably more famous than Rhapsody, or at least infamous. Napster was launched as a free music sharing site that became home to pirated music.

It shook the music industry and helped changed the way that consumers accessed music online. But it was essentially sued out of existence by the recording industry, which won its federal suit against Napster in 2001 that prevented it from having copyrighted music on the site.|TechBot Daily|




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