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.
One of the more surprising recent Google releases, the Nexus Player set-top box, and perhaps the most predictable in a while, the Nexus 6 phablet, are expected to roll out to end users at around the same time.
It seems the mega-success of the first-generation mid-range Galaxy Mega phablets caught everyone off guard, Samsung included. Otherwise, we can’t explain why the sequel took so long to materialize. Or why the original 5.8/6.3 inch pair spawned just the one heir.
Remember the good old times when Apple proclaimed the iPhone 5’s use of a “bigger” 4-inch panel a “dazzling display of common sense”? When 5 inchers were marketed as tablets? Clearly, a new era is upon us, as hardware manufacturers are now adding the “Mini” suffix to names of devices once considered unwieldy giants.