The latest Galaxy S6 leaks, first Windows 10 screenshots, and the quiet Android 5.1 launch: weekly news round-up

The latest Galaxy S6 leaks, first Windows 10 screenshots, and the quiet Android 5.1 launch: weekly news round-up
Once again, it is time for our weekly news round-up – a post where we put together the most interesting stories from the past seven days. Let's start by catching up on the latest Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors, shall we? Last week, it became known that Samsung will be hosting an event on March 1, and chances are we'll get to see the Galaxy S6 at it. The phone is expected to come in four colors and might even have an aluminum variant to go along with them. 

In other news, screenshots of Windows 10 running on a phone appeared a few days ago. The images go over some of the platform's new features, including the refreshed keyboard options. Microsoft is said to be testing the OS on both high- and low-end Lumia smartphones already on the market, including budget options like the Lumia 520.

And speaking of software updates, Android 5.1 was quietly launched in some parts of the world. But at this time, it doesn't seem like the update brings a whole lot beyond under-the-hood improvements. 

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8 Comments

1. FlyingDutch

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 30, 2015

5.1? When will people actually get updates? Are the bugs gone?

2. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

People will get updates long before your rump stops hurting. And there will be bugs, just (like always) fewer and less serious than the competition.

3. FlyingDutch

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 30, 2015

Why is S5 Active still getting 4.4.4 and NOT 5.1? Why are so many apps crashing on Nexus 9?

4. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Because, even at 4.4 is still way ahead of the competition. I don't know about apps on the Nexus 9. I just know that every year they do a study of the mobile OSes, and Android has about half as many app crashes as the competition.

5. FlyingDutch

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 30, 2015

And what about the countless ANRs? Why is hardly anyone making money with Android? Why is the ASP of Android phones so low?

7. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Keep moving those goal posts! Android is the most popular mobile OS by a factor of over 5. It's the most advanced mobile OS by a longshot. It tests as more stable than the competition every year its tested. It powers the phones of the biggest phone manufacturer, and its the OS of the phone best rated by a huge majority of tech reviewers. It's also the mobile OS that the competition consistently copies features from, usually two or more years later. And no amount of your tears (in the billions by now) will change any of that.

8. FlyingDutch

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 30, 2015

Any proof?

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