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Top 10 Android News Stories This Past Week: Feb. 15th

February 15, 2015 - Written By Justin Diaz

Lots has happened this week as we move towards Mobile World Congress 2015, some of it that could be considered in direct relation to the conference as we saw some news revolving around the Samsung Galaxy S6, the follow up flagship device to last year’s Galaxy S5 which is expected to get an unveiling at MWC during Samsung’s Unpacked event on March 1st. The latest rumors are looking at the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge being manufactured with all metal bodies, as opposed to a metal frame only like found on the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge released in the Fall. The latest on the Galaxy S6 camera is pointing to a 20MP rear camera sensor, which could be quite a step above any previous cameras on the Galaxy series devices. Could Samsung finally be taking smartphone cameras more seriously? It isn’t all about the Galaxy S6 this past week though, as we saw some renders and rumors in regards to the next HTC flagship as well, the possible HTC One M9, which suggest a much sleeker design than both previous handsets in the lineup, and the possibility of much smaller bezels which has been a pain point of the design on the HTC One M8 and the original HTC One M7.

We also saw a rumor about a possible upcoming successor to the Google Chromebook Pixel which was codenamed “Link” internally. This new potential Chromebook Pixel 2 could hold the internal codename “Samus.” For users of Google Talk, it seems you’ll no longer have access to the desktop interface as Google plans to roll Google Talk users into Hangouts by Monday, February 16th. There were also little bits of information regarding Lollipop updates, as the Xperia Z3 could be looking at a possible March release to users according to Rogers, and the Galaxy Note 4(model SM-N910F) and the Galaxy Note 3(model SM-N9005) are already starting to see the OTA. Check out the links below for a couple of other big news stories from the week.

Report: Samsung Galaxy S6 And Galaxy S6 Edge To Sport “All-Metal Bodies”

Samsung Galaxy S6 Camera Details Surface, The Phone Will Feature A 20MP Sensor On The Back

This Could be What the HTC One M9’s BoomSound Speakers Look Like

These HTC One M9 Concept Renders Look Stunning; Show Off Sleeker One Design

Starting February 16th, GTalk Users Will be Moved to Hangouts

Google Chromebook Pixel 2 “Samus” Seems To be In The Works And Spotted On Chromium Issue Tracker

Rogers Sony Xperia Z3 Lollipop Coming in March, Xperia Z1 in April, According to Leaks

Android Lollipop Is Now Rolling Out To The Galaxy Note 4 (Snapdragon Variant) And Galaxy Note 3 (LTE Model)

Asus Announce Zenfone 2 To Ship With Intel Processor As Well As Qualcomm And MediaTek Silicon Variants

Rumor: Google 2-in-1 Chromebooks Running On Android And Chrome OS To Be Out Of Development By March