When a company announces a new phone, it generally comes with a tech event. It’s true of Apple, Samsung, LG, and every other smartphone maker out there—except for Google. The Nexus phones usually just come out quietly with a press release and availability in the Google Store. That might be changing this year.

Technology is filled with all kinds of rumors and speculation — real and fabricated. BitStream collects all those whispers into one place to deliver your morning buzz.

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According to a new report, Google may actually hold a press event on September 29 to announce its LG and Huawei Nexus phones. We already know lots and lots and lots about these phones, but it’ll be interesting to see if LG can make lightning strike again with its Nexus smartphone and if Nexus is Huawei’s magic ticket into the hearts of American consumers.

The report comes from CNET, which is reporting from the ever popular source people familar with the company’s plans. So to say this was an unsubstantiated rumor would be an understatement, but let’s have some fun. What are you hoping for on Google’s next two smartphones?

[CNET]


The Apple/Samsung reach is far: According to a new report, more than 3 out of every 5 smartphones in the US are either from Apple or Samsung. That’s what we like to call domination.

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More button madness: Amazon isn’t giving up on Dash Buttons, those little pieces of plastic that let you order anything with one button press. In fact, they’re doubling down with 11 new buttons and ways to get buttons completely free. There’s also a gum button. A GUM BUTTON.

The S7 meets the 820?: We may be eagerly awaiting Apple’s new iPhone next month, but the next Galaxy S7 could be a powerful beast with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820. If Samsung returns to Qualcomm, it’ll be an interesting reunion surrounding the heating issues in the 810 chip this year.

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