There’s been some rather quite exciting news this past week in the world of Android, not the least of which was the official announcement from Google about what the name would be for the upcoming version of Android, which is now known to be Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Google also announced their new OnHub wireless router solution, and Google X’s Life Sciences group will now be spun off from Google X to become its own company under Alphabet. Also announced this past week was Sony’s new SmartBand 2, the follow-up activity tracker to their original SmartBand.
Huawei also had an announcement this week with the Honor 7i, the device with the flip up camera on the back that can be positioned to take front-facing photos. New Blackberry Venice pictures have leaked showing more of the fabled Android-powered device, and now it’s rumored to have a launch date in November. There’s also been a rumor of a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Active, as well as a rumor about the new Moto X Play coming to the U.S. as the DROID Maxx 2 for Verizon’s network. Android Wear’s next update was also announced, confirming the inclusion of interactive watchfaces and the ability to use Translate.