Today, in the latest installment of the never-ending “what is Verizon thinking?” saga, we’re beyond heartbroken to report America’s largest wireless carrier may have delayed its Nokia Lumia 735 launch.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know devices part of Google’s Nexus family will be first in line for Android 5.0 Lollipop updates, as they’ve been every time a new OS version was released. But the product roster grew and grew over the years, and Lollipop is perhaps the most radical, richest goodie pack in Android history.
Despite the HTC First “Facebook Phone” flopping so hard last year that it prompted AT&T to halt sales mere months after the gadget’s introduction, rumors ran rampant recently as to Mark Zuckerberg possibly wanting a do-over.
Google recently released the biggest Nexus smartphone to date, measuring almost 6-inches which is bigger than the majority of phablets in the market. Google announced the gigantic handset will be available for pre-orders in late-October, followed by its availability in November. They further mentioned that it will hit retail on all major US carriers, including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular.
It’s the classic good news/bad news scenario. Hot on the heels of Motorola’s bold Android 5.0 Lollipop proclamations, Sony went on record with its own upgrading pledge. That’s the good news, of course, the bad being it’ll take the Xperia makers a few months to stabilize the first L port and send it OTA.
Perhaps the best part of any new Android version announcement has little to do with the actual intro, going down in the days, weeks and months following the formal unveil. It’s this general, overpowering sense of wholeness, as each and every player in the game goes the extra mile to rapidly skin, modify, customize and finally release over-the-air software updates.
Google took the wraps off the highly rumored, Motorola-made Nexus 6 yesterday. There was no shiny launch event, with the announcement going live in the form of a blog post, as rumored before. Unlike the Nexus 5, the oversized Nexus 6 is going to see a wide roll out. Motorola confirmed the handset will hit retail in 28 markets across across Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America starting later this year and as we head into Q1, including India.
Since they started this whole Nexus madness, pushing hardware manufacturers to offer more for less in order to compete and showing customers skins aren’t the only way to go, Google’s powers that be made a habit of refreshing and replacing stock Android-running devices fast enough so they’ll be regretted.
Not too long ago, Motorola took the wraps off their highly anticipated Nexus 6, which will come with Android 5.0 Lollipop pre-installed out of the box. Along with that, Motorola also shed some light on its plans to upgrade the existing devices to the latest Android operating system. The company mentioned it will upgrade most of its existing devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop, including Moto X (1st and 2nd Gen), Moto G (1st and 2nd Gen), Moto G with 4G LTE, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini.
Fool us once, Google, shame on you; fool us twice, shame on us. That’s what the search giant is trying to do, right, fool us into believing a stock Android-running Samsung Galaxy S5 variant is on the way? One with 5.0 Lollipop pre-loaded, and naturally dubbed GS5 Google Play Edition.
LG will not launch its G4 smartphone until next year, but some reports are already beginning to surface about the phone. A new report in Money Today, a Korean news website, claims LG will include a 20.7-megapixel camera in the G4, and it will also improve optical image stabilization in the device.
Huawei makes smartphones, but you might now know it unless you’ve lived outside the U.S. for awhile. Or unless you stay on top of all things mobile and tech. But all that may soon change, as the company has been arduously working toward making a bigger name for themselves. The Android smartphone market is very competitive, but that hasn’t stopped the tech giant from appealing to potential customers.