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Top Android News: Monday, June 5

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Top Android News: Monday, June 5

Top Android News: Monday, June 5

Welcome to Top Android News, our daily running feed of the most important news from the wonderful world of Android. Throughout the day, we’ll be updating this post with the latest coverage from your favorite sources — so be sure to keep checking back.

10:00 (EDT) | A teaser, which points towards OnePlus announcing the long-awaited OnePlus 5 on June 20, surfaced on Weibo on Monday. It should be taken with a considerable pinch of salt, though, as it can’t actually be traced back to OnePlus — but all signs point towards a release later this month.


12:30 (EDT) | Amazon’s reportedly working on a range of new smartphones — branded “Ice” — that come with the full suite of Google Mobile Services on board, including the Play Store. A report published by Gadget 360 claims that at least one handset in the Ice lineup will debut in India by the end of the year.

With regards to internals, it’s rumored to sport at least a 5.2-inch display, a Snapdragon 435 CPU, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-facing camera and a fingerprint reader. It’s also said to carry a price tag of less than $100 and ship running Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Google Assistant baked in.


14:45 (EDT) | Google has today released a fresh batch of factory images for the Nexus Player, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, Pixel C and Pixel XL, which bundle all of the security patches, bug fixes and speed optimizations included in this month’s maintenance release. Android Central has all of the details.


Overall, a pretty slow news day on the Android front.

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Prajith is a Netflix addict and Android enthusiast. You can often find him riding rollercoasters at a theme park when he's not binging-watching The Walking Dead.

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