We told you Google was having trouble mass-producing its latest Nexus installments and meeting demand, even more than usual, and N6’s failed US launch just adds fuel to the speculation fire.
While owners of flagship devices and even mid-rangers from household Western mobile brands are holding their breaths in anticipation of Android 5.0 Lollipop updates, Huawei dropped a massive bombshell bound to hurt its already shady stateside reputation.
Don’t make any plans for gadget holiday shopping just yet, as you might end up hating yourselves for jumping the gun. A number of drool-producing smartphones are on their way to US carriers and “Uncarriers”, including the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and HTC One M8 for Windows.
Samsung’s Q3 earnings report has revealed a drop in profits worldwide as a result of lower smartphone sales. International profits for the company were down by nearly 60 percent for the quarter compared to 2013, and they ended at just $3.9 billion. Though the drop is not something investors want to see, Samsung had expected a smaller quarter, at least in terms of profits.
Google has revealed some of the new security features in Android L in a blog post. The company says Android L is the first version of the mobile operating system that turns on encryption by default, and it has many other security features that can be utilized if necessary. Google says these new features will roll out with Android L to devices within the coming weeks, at least for some smartphones and tablets.
We doubted Samsung all the way when the company promised us the quirky, revolutionary Galaxy Note Edge phablet would enjoy a wide-scale global launch. The 5.6 incher simply felt too experimental and rough around the edges (pun intended) to hit as many store shelves as its standard, “normal” Note 4 sibling.
Motorola and Verizon cut short the seemingly endless stream of Droid Turbo leaks at last, but one thing the device manufacturer hesitated to announce was the big-battery Android’s release scope. Big Red itself didn’t gloat about picking up the Turbo exclusively, which brought to mind older speculation regarding a possible global rollout.
Not yet knocked down by its recent financial qualms, BlackBerry has been employing a very unusual build-up strategy for its unreleased products of late. Perhaps looking to take leakers out of business, the Canadian device manufacturer’s officials have willingly exposed the Passport and Classic months before their commercial launches.
Blame it on Apple joining the phablet game, or Samsung raising the bar again with the latest installment in the Galaxy Note franchise, but it’s crystal clear LG is having trouble pushing the G3. The creators of the beautiful slim-bezeled Android are thus forced to play the discount card.
Hear ye, hear ye, amateur devs, Android fanatics and tinkerer enthusiasts. Samsung’s fresh, massive, sizzling hot Galaxy Note 4 can now be purchased with an easily unlockable bootloader.
It hasn’t been easy for Motorola to cope with unexpectedly intense Moto 360 demand, so although the beautiful, round-faced smartwatch debuted in the limelight last spring, it barely shipped to (some) US buyers these past few weeks.
Asus may not be the world’s most relevant mobile player, with a modest smartphone portfolio in both quantity and quality, but the company cares a lot about the humble handhelds they have on the market.