Week 24 In Review: Galaxy S6 Active, Note 5, IOS 9

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This week saw Apple unveil the recent version of iOS but without hardware a Samsung recent claimed the top spot – the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 active. It stirred fans with its MIL-STD-810G and IP67 ruggedness ratings and its large 3,500mAh battery. Some fans felt a small burned that the normal Galaxy S6 they bought had just 2,550mAh.

Rumors surrounding the Galaxy Note 5 also drew in attention. The recent flagship phablet will allegedly utilize the reversible Universal Serial Bus (USB) Type-C standard. Samsung tried Universal Serial Bus (USB) 3.0 for a while, but that lasted just a single generation. Will Type-C solve the problems of the clunky microUniversal Serial Bus (USB) 3.0 plug?

Apple's iOS 9 unveiling claimed the third spot. The upcoming update will bring split-classy screen multitasking to the iPad (older devices are getting a more limited version). Also, Siri will hold on Google Now while Apple Maps will support city transit.

Gionee had hardware to announce and battery was a gigantic part of it. The Marathon M5 has two 3,010mAh batteries, that's correct two! It's flagship sibling, the Elife E8, brings in a huge 6" QHD display and an impressive 24MP camera.

Relatively unknown Doogee also attracted with a battery, the S6000 boasts a 6,000mAh battery on a budacquire of $140.

Sony got in some hot water with how small storage it left to users of 8GB Xperia M4 Aqua, while security firm Kaspersky raised some concerns about Android and iOS security.

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