In the past, Google has made it a requirement for Android devices shipping with Lollipop to be encrypted by default. However, as it turns out, this is no longer the case; at least, for now. People started noticing about this change as they discover that encryption was not turned on by default on Android devices that came with Lollipop out of the box.
BlackBerry has unveiled a midrange smartphone aimed at those who are only just beginning to build their careers. The 5-inch BlackBerry Leap is only one of four new devices that will be released this year, although the company did not share much information about what the other three might be.
Most of us should know by now that the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge do not have a removable battery any more. A lot of consumers, especially power users, are clearly disappointed by this. If you’re one of them, then this 3,300mAh battery case from Mophie is definitely worth checking out.
Silent Circle has revealed a followup to the privacy minded BlackPhone at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. The BlackPhone 2 is a response to the greater amount of government surveillance and hacking attempts in the world. It runs on a forked version of Google’s Android OS, and is currently caters to an enterprise market looking for more secure communications.
Gionee has officially unveiled its latest thin smartphone, the Gionee Elife S7. At 5.5mm thin, the Elife S7 is said to boast two days of battery life, which is pretty impressive for a smartphone this thin. It may not be thinnest device around, but it is pretty slim nonetheless.
While the big companies have gotten their announcements out early, Oaxis also has a few announcements of its own – Oaxis Star.21 and O2. The Star.21 has a unique feature where it only tracks your fitness in a 21-day cycle while the O2 is a more advanced fitness tracker with an LED display.
First, there’s Apple Pay then there’s Samsung Pay and now, say hello to Android Pay, a new mobile payment system by Google. At MWC 2015, Sundar Pichai, an executive from Google, just announced this new mobile payment framework and it will be available as an “API layer” to allow other companies to use it.