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.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note 4 Edge were unveiled last month at IFA 2014 in Berlin. The flagship phablet is expected to hit retail in several regions by the end of this month. If you’re based in Australia waiting for the handset, there’s a piece of bad news for you: Samsung has delayed the launch of both devices in the region.
It looks like LG is considerably stepping up its mobile game, fueled by the somewhat unexpected box-office success of the Optimus G, which led to impressive sales numbers for the G2 and G3 as well.
Vertu, a premium phone company, has announced it will only have 2,000 Vertu for Bentley phones available. There are five devices being launched in partnership with Bentley, and the first one is a special version of the Signature Touch that has been fitted with Bentley designs.
Whether the name of Alcatel inspires trust or not, it’s pretty hard to argue with the incredibly low price point of their One Touch Fierce 2 on T-Mobile. The 5 incher is far from a powerhouse, but it’s, well, a 5 incher with pre-installed Android 4.4 and quad-core processing speed, so being able to purchase it at $126 is really sweet.
Asus has always been full of wacky, original, unconventional ideas, but perhaps its wackiest yet is the PadFone concept. Bringing together a smartphone and a tablet is one thing, but also offering the ensemble for a low price on one of America’s “big four” carriers is what really gets us.
After all the negative publicity garnered by the seemingly impressive but realistically underwhelming Android-based OnePlus One, you’d probably expect the inexperienced OEM behind the floundering flagship phone to think twice before branching out.
On Monday, Oppo teased the swiveling camera that will be found on its N3 smartphone, and now the company has confirmed some of the specs for the camera sensor. Oppo CEO Chenming Yong has released some information in regards to the N3 camera on Weibo. The camera will have a 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch sensor, and the CEO released a photo comparing the sensor to the specs found in the iPhone 6, One M8, and other high-end devices.