Android M, the rumored Galaxy Note 5 specs, and the latest OnePlus Two rumors: Weekly news round-up

Android M, the rumored Galaxy Note 5 specs, and the latest OnePlus Two rumors: Weekly news round-up
Once again, it is time for our weekly news round-up, where we put the most interesting stories from the past seven days for anyone who needs to catch up.

One of last week's top news shed some light on Android's roadmap. We can now rest assured that the platform's next major release is to be previewed at the Google I/O conference, which will take place in San Francisco on May 28 and 29. While details are still a bit unclear, we're expecting the so-called Android M to bring new proximity-based communication features, enhanced voice commands, improved Material Design, and more.

And now, a few words about the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. No, the fifth-generation Galaxy Note phablet has not been announced yet, but latest rumors suggest that it's coming in September with a pixel-packed screen and cutting-edge hardware under its hood. Also, it is likely to see a circular smartwatch by Samsung on the day of the Note 5's announcement. 

In other news, the founder and CEO of OnePlus, Pete Lau, has been discussing the company's upcoming flagship with fans on Chinese social media. The phone, presumably to be called OnePlus Two, will be relatively affordable for what it will have to offer specs-wise. 

For more of last week's most attention-grabbing stories, take a wander through the slideshow below!

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9 Comments

1. Kniazkoff

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

Note 5 wont have such a small screen. Hope to Note series history its a smartpad. So i guess 5.5-5.8" or 6" with none scrren borders (left-right) and small borders (up and bot)

2. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Looking forward to Sammy's circular watch if it's ANDROID WEAR. Note 5 depends on what it's gonna sport and if there's anything worth upgrading from Note 4. I WILL NOT get if it's the rumored Snapdragon 808 (that's a joke of of chip to put on a NOTE LINE, therefore I don't believe it) Exynos all the way if it's in the same quality level of S6 with 14nm FinFET

3. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

My next phone (The beast) is coming ! Note 5 !

4. DarkRadeonFX

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Hope this mt soc comes with Radeon graphics... Then they can kick some nvidiot ass

5. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Note 5 don't disappoint. Hoping the Smartwatch runs Android Wear

6. Topspliff

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 21, 2013

Am also looking forward to seeing what Sammy are going to be piling into this new watch! Still very happy with my 1 year old Gear 2 running Tizen, nice to know the new watch will be running Tizen as well, I do not want a 1 day battery with Android Wear!

7. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Please keep the Note 5 at 5.7"

8. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Exactly!.. You can't go down in size..just leave it the same and please keep the removable battery please

9. Holycroc

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

Everything I've seen says 5.9". I figure they wanna avoid the stigma associated with going above that. People see 6" or up and immediately say tablet and are scared off. Majority of smart phones are 5"-5.5" so they wanna go bigger but avoid the magic 6 ball.

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