In August of last year, word broke that Google was flirting with the idea of allowing users to add a bit of customization to their Nexus smartphones in the terms of cases built on moments or photos. After that though, nary a word was mentioned and some had thought that Google had abandoned the idea. However, new information surfaced in the past few days that suggests the search giant may actually still be working on the project.
It’s old news that the European Union has been investigating Google over antitrust claims that their dominance in the search engine market has created somewhat of a monopoly for the company. The EU is reportedly planning on instituting a 6.4 billion dollar fine on Google, which is a massive penalty, even for a company even like Google. Read more
If you’ve bought a phone from AT&T recently, you’re probably familiar with their Next program. The financing program was designed as a competitor to T-Mobile’s JUMP plan so consumers could purchase their phones without entering into a contract and tangling their phone payments into their phone service plans. Unlike T-Mobile, AT&T continued to offer two-year upgrades alongside financing options, but it looks like that might come to an end in May this year. Read more
We have seen a number of Xperia Z4 leaks so an announcement has to be immanent right? Well apparently it will be announced in Japan on April 20.
The Xperia Z4 will look much like the Xperia Z3 and is rumored to sport a 5.2-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) or Quad HD display (2560 x 1440) display, an octa-core Snapdragon 810, 4 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB of storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 20.7 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, and Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Google initially launched their ambitious Android One program to get low cost devices in the hands of as many people as possible in emerging markets, all while securing the smartphone and tablet market with Google services. Unfortunately, it looks like Android One hasn’t quite gotten the results Google was expecting. Read more
In the beginning of 2015, rumors began to swirl that Google was flirting with the idea of becoming a mobile carrier, later confirmed by Googler Sundar Pichai. That said service would run on Sprint’s network and possibly on T-Mobile’s as well. Possibly under the guise of Google LTE-A, little was known about the service. Well today that changes because a leaked app from a recent Nexus 6 image, gives us an inside look at what we could expect from the search giant’s network.
Huawei has released an intense, bombastic trailer for its freshly announced Honor 4x mid-range smartphone that harkens back to The Last Starfighter and Battlefield Earth. Or those promos that run before the start of a film at an AMC theater with those weird, red spherical robots. You may think you’ve seen every possible way of promoting a phone, but you were wrong. Huawei is right.
ZTE has already launched the Nubia Z9 mini and the Nubia Z9 Max, with the standard Nubia Z9 prepping launch. Now, we are having our very first glimpse of the smartphone courtesy of a leak from China. This image which is said to be of the Nubia Z9, reveals yet another bezel-less device like the Oppo R7. Read more
Samsung continues to expand the Galaxy A series, which represented the first use of metal for Samsung. It was the Alpha back then.
Anyways, based on past trademarks, Samsung is probably readying the A6, A8, and A9, and we now have some information on the A8.
With the recent release of its Flex and Flex 2 smartphones, LG has advanced the field of flexible devices. It seems that the Korean company is looking further down the line though, according to patent D0726,140 that was awarded to it by the United States Patent and Trademark office last week. This new patent shows a design for a foldable smartphone-watch mash-up.