Gearbox, maker of the wildly popular Gearbox Mobile line of smartphones, has just confirmed that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be rolling out to the Gearbox X4s and X4 Pro, and also to the upcoming Gearbox Z3.
The news comes on the heels of the company announcing its first-ever Android smartphone, the Gearzoom, earlier this week.
While the Z3 is essentially a mid-range Android smartphone with a small camera, the X4 and X6 are the first devices to be powered by the Android 6 platform.
We asked Gearzoo CEO Dave Gavic to provide a brief breakdown of the hardware inside the new devices, and he gave us a glimpse into the hardware that will come with Android 6 Marshmallow.
“This device will be the first device to support Android 6, including Android 6 Oreo.
The new flagship of our line of high-end smartphones will feature a powerful Snapdragon 835 processor and a 4.7-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Super AMOLED display with 538ppi,” Dave Gavey said in a press release.
“The Z3 has a 2.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, which has been optimized for high-performance computing and graphics.
The Z3 also features the latest Android Nougat software.
The X4, Z3, and Z3 Pro all feature the same high-performing Snapdragon 805 processor, as well as Adreno 530 GPU with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
The Snapdragon 810 is the GPU powering the Z2, which is equipped with the Adreno 540 GPU.
The G4, G5, and G6 are all powered by 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB of storage.”
The X4 is the first Android smartphone that will support the new Android 6 architecture, including the Android N-optimized 6.1 Marshmallow operating system.
The Android 6 Android 6 OS is designed to deliver faster, more responsive apps and faster browsing and gaming, with a focus on power efficiency,” Gave, who is also the CEO of the mobile division at GoPro, said.”
Android 6 is the most advanced Android OS to date, and it’s the next step in our evolution towards the mobile future.””
We’ve also added new security features to the OS, including an increased security sandbox and new app support for Android Pay.
Android 6 is the most advanced Android OS to date, and it’s the next step in our evolution towards the mobile future.”
In addition to the Android operating system, the Z5 is also powered by a Snapdragon 830 processor, while the Z6 is powered by an Adreno 430 GPU.
It will be interesting to see how the new Z3 and X3 are powered by these new processors, as the Z1 and Z2 were built on Android 4.4 KitKat.
The X5 will feature the latest Kirin 955 chip and a 2GB RAM and 32GB of expandable storage.
There’s no word on when the Z7 will be available, but Gave said that it will be “available soon.”
As for the X6, it will feature an upgraded Snapdragon 845 processor, the AdrenoS 430 GPU, and a larger 4GB RAM.
It is also expected to support the Android 7.0 Nougattism software update.
The Z7 and X7 will also be powered with Android 7 Nougats.
Gearzoop, Gearzunas hardware, and Google Now will all be supported on the device, as will the Gear S3.
This means that the X5 and X5 Pro will support Google Now on the Gear Z3 as well.
In addition, the phone will feature Bluetooth 4.1 LE connectivity, NFC, and USB-C connectivity.
As for connectivity, the G4 and G5 will support USB-M 6.01, and the G5 Pro has USB-A 4.0.
The S3 will support both USB-D and USB 3.0, and there will also now be dual-SIM support for all devices.
Finally, there’s also support for the Gear VR headset, and Gearzamp’s Android app will work with the headset.
The Gear VR support is notable as it comes after Gearzops previous support for Samsung Gear VR, which came in 2016 and had no VR support at all.
We asked Gear Zamp if it will support Gear VR headsets, and have not heard back yet.
It’s unclear if Gear VR will be coming to the new Gear Z4s, X4 Pros, and X2 Pro, but the company’s CEO said he has “great confidence” in the new hardware.
We also asked Dave about the future of the GearZoom, and we have to say that we are