This week was all about rumors, as a steady stream of details about Samsung’s and HTC’s next flagships trickled out. We have a good idea of what to expect from the One M9/Hima, with key details including a 20MP camera, larger battery, and an iterative design. Samsung did a little better at keeping the Galaxy S6 under wraps, but we still got a few juicy tidbits about the phone’s design and specifications. In other news, the Snapdragon 810 was in the spotlight, WhatsApp launched its first desktop client and banned 3rd party clients, Google’s plan to become a carrier leaked, and Cyanogen’s CEO revealed his vision of a Google-free operating system.
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WhatsApp has now arrived to the desktop, but there's a catch. The desktop experience is a web app that reportedly only plays nice with Chrome. You'll also need to keep your phone on in order for the service to work.
(Updated) WhatsApp begins crackdown on unlicensed 3rd party clients