Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service to launch in Japan next month

gsmarena 001 Amazons Prime Instant Video service to launch in Japan next month

Amazon Prime Instant Video, a subscription-based service that allows users to stream movies and TV shows to their device, will be launched in Japan next month. The service will be available at no extra cost for members of Amazon Prime, which launched around a decade ago in Japan, and is available for $ 32.50 a year or $ 2.71 per month in the country.

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As for the content, Prime Instant Video will include popular US and Japanese movies, TV shows, variety shows, anime, concerts, as well as Amazon Originals like Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent, and Tumble Leaf. Select titles will also be available in 4K Ultra HD.

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Cyanogen releases Android 5.1.1 update for OnePlus One, then pulls it

gsmarena 002 Cyanogen releases Android 5.1.1 update for OnePlus One, then pulls it

OnePlus may have already announced its smartphone offering for this year, but many people are sticking with last year’s One. And this news is for them.

The Chinese startup’s first handset is now finally being updated to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which is the base for Cyanogen OS 12.1. This is now rolling out to OnePlus One devices worldwide, though in a staged fashion – which means it may take a while for your phone to notify you about the update.

If you’re impatient, however, you can go to the Source link below and download the update – either as a full ROM, or just as an incremental jump from the last Cyanogen OS 12.0 release based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.

The new software comes with everything that Google has included in Android 5.1.1 (mostly bug fixes), but also some Cyanogen-specific things. First off, you’ll find out that your Chrome homepage has been changed to Bing. Thankfully though, you can easily get rid of Microsoft’s search engine by using Chrome settings.

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Oppo R5s arrives in the United States with $220 promo price tag

Oppo R5s is now available to order in the United States directly from the Chinese manufacturer’s online store. To mark the mid-ranger’s launch Oppo has also given it an attractive $ 220 price tag until Thursday, August 27.

With a body that’s only 4.85mm thick, Oppo R5s is one of the sleekest smartphones available today. Its specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in memory, and 5.2” 1080p AMOLED display.

At $ 220, the R5s appears to be a no-brainer to pick over Moto G (3rd gen). However, it is important to note that the newcomer lacks support of 4G LTE bands in the bands in the United States. The smartphone is also running Color OS 2.0 that’s based on a rather old Android KitKat.

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Facebook Moments now auto-creates movies from your photos

gsmarena 001 Facebook Moments now auto creates movies from your photos

Back in June, Facebook launched a new app for iOS and Android called Moments. Its purpose was to make sharing pictures from events with friends very easy. Today, Facebook Moments has received a big update, taking it to version 2.0. This is already available in the iTunes App Store and should make its way to the Google Play Store before the end of the day.

The new iteration brings with it support for auto-created videos. Namely what this means is that for moments with at least six photos, the app will automagically create a movie for you – one that’s ready to be instantly shared to Facebook, of course.

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Samsung is said to be intensively testing the Snapdragon 820

A couple of weeks ago we first heard that Samsung might use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset for next year’s Galaxy S7, and now a new report pretty much confirms this possibility.

According to a Korean publication, Samsung is currently busy putting the Snapdragon 820 through some very intensive testing. The results of all those tests will have a bearing in whether Samsung decides to use the Snapdragon 820 in the Galaxy S7 or not.

At the moment things seem to be going well, which means we may once again see a Samsung flagship with two SoC choices, each offered in certain markets only. This was the case for a few years, until this year when the Galaxy S6 only went with Samsung’s own Exynos chipset. The reason for that probably has something to do both with the performance of the Exynos 7420, but also with the much-publicized overheating problems that the Snapdragon 810 encounters.

Its successor, the Snapdragon 820, is set to be quite different in that regard, though, so it may once again be seen in a high-end Samsung device.

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Huawei Nexus 6 photographed in the wild

gsmarena 002 Huawei Nexus 6 photographed in the wild

If you didn’t buy into the 3D render of the Huawei-made Nexus, here’s some more solid proof – live photos of the device itself.

The back design features a raised ridge for the camera and a round fingerprint sensor on the metal back. The Nexus 6 (the name feels uncertain since it has a 5.7″ screen) measures 159.4 x 78.3 x 6.6mm, but thickness goes up to 8.5mm where the camera is.

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Huawei Nexus 6 caught in the wild

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Microsoft Lumia 940 and 940XL rumoured to launch on October 19

gsmarena 001 Microsoft Lumia 940 and 940XL rumoured to launch on October 19

While there have already been reports that Microsoft’s upcoming flagships, dubbed Lumia 940 and Lumia 940XL, will be unveiled in the month of October, looks like now we have a possible launch date for the devices.

gsmarena 001 Microsoft Lumia 940 and 940XL rumoured to launch on October 19

According to a report from NPU, the handsets will be unveiled on October 19 in New York. Not only this, the report also says that the Surface Pro 4 tablet as well as a new Microsoft Band could also be introduced at the same event alongside the flagships, something which is in-line with what we’ve already heard before.

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