There’s been a lot of back and forth on LG’s long-rumored mobile processor debut, with the so-called “Odin” SoC tipped to find its way inside the G Pro 2, then the G3, and ultimately the G Pro 3. But as tipsters recently suggested, LG plans to give its first in-house chip a local test run before anything.
So the Apple iPhone 6/6+ and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are out and in full swing. The latest Google Nexus smartphone is about to hit retail shelves too. But even though these newer models are getting much media attention, it doesn’t mean that everyone is choosing to upgrade. Some of us upgrade every other year, or maybe hold out even longer than that. Either way, it’s hard not to get caught up in the “latest and greatest” frenzy.
Well, this is unusual. AT&T is trying to resuscitate stagnant sales of the gimmicky Amazon Fire Phone by bundling it with a one-year-old tablet. Which Ma Bell didn’t directly sell until today. Meanwhile, Amazon is pushing said aging slate less and less, in both Wi-Fi-only and LTE-enabled flavors available with Verizon or AT&T bands.
It’s not exactly customary to see carriers offer discounts on devices as hotly anticipated as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 mere days after putting them up for sale. But T-Mobile is ready to make an exception.
We’ve heard a lot about the upcoming Motorola Droid Turbo in the past few weeks, thanks to a plethora of leaks, even one from Verizon itself where the carrier posted a press render of the device on Twitter, and was promptly removed. The handset is expected to come with a Kevlar casing, and more recently, the prolific @evleaks — who may be back in the leaking game — posted a press render of the alleged handset, showing off its black and red color options. The images do look good, considering the Droid line up isn’t the prettiest of Motorola handsets.
Not too long ago, Samsung launched the Galaxy S5 4G+ in Singapore which came with an upgraded Snapdragon 805 processor on board. Now, it seems the company is making it available in other regions in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus, starting with the Netherlands. There was no shiny press event, and it silently went online at the company’s website.
If someone doesn’t pay close attention to Samsung’s line of Galaxy smartphones, it would be pretty much impossible to distinguish one from the other. Yet again, a Galaxy smartphone has been unveiled that offers the same general design as Samsung’s current devices but has lower specs.
Sony’s latest Moto G slayer barely went up for sale via (some) online retailers stateside, and Expansys already saw fit to adjust the entry-level Android’s no-contract price tag. Initially available at $199.99, the Xperia E3 suddenly dropped to $139.99, which actually makes it a decent Moto G alternative.
Still having trouble discerning between all of LG’s derivative G3 versions? Can’t figure out for the life of you why the G3 S is dubbed that way in certain regions, and named G3 Beat elsewhere? Wish you’d have never heard of the G3 A or G3 LTE-A?
Google announced the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop a few days back. Several OEMs have confirmed they are going to release the latest update
for their flagship devices once the software is available from Google, but they failed to give a time frame when users of specific devices can expect it. HTC already confirmed they are going to release the Android 5.0 Lollipop update within 90 days for its devices, but when?
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 might be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop even sooner than anticipated. The latest version of Android was expected to reach the phone later than other Android devices, but the Twitter account for Samsung Mobile has tweeted a picture showing the Note 4 with lollipops on its display. Given the hint, it is pretty clear an upgrade to Lollipop is just around the corner.
Much virtual ink has been spilled over the years on Sony’s mystifying inability to widely release its amazing Android-powered gear on the North American continent. But just when we were about to completely lose hope for a reversal of fortune, the Xperia Z3 trio came to light.