Google has just published its latest distribution figures for the Android operating system. The numbers were uploaded to the official Developer Dashboard blog and reveal a consistent growth in the amount of users running KitKat (4.4), whilst older versions of the OS continue on their long path towards extinction.
Now that Samsung has unveiled and released all its flagship smartphones for 2014, reports are starting to emerge claiming that the Galaxy S6 is now in the early stages of development.
Although exact specifications are currently unclear, the handset has officially been dubbed ‘Project Zero’, which is a strong indication that Samsung is trying to achieve something unique and different with the Galaxy S6.
If you’re in the market for a Moto 360 and you also need a new phone, AT&T might have a deal for you. AT&T will start carrying the Moto 360 on November 7 for the normal retail price of $249. However, if you buy a Moto X 2014, you can grab the Moto 360 for $199, a $50 discount.
AT&T says the deal is for a “limited time,” but didn’t specify an end date. So don’t fall asleep at the wheel on this one.
You can also check out our reviews of both the Moto 360 and Moto X.
Some new images surfaced today thanks to Google Plusser Guilherme Henrique that purports to show a Motorola device named “Moto Maxx” that looks like a DROID Turbo. As you are probably aware, the latest DROID device continues as a Verizon exclusive in the U.S. market. Some smartphone shoppers have noted that the DROID Turbo, with its high-end specs, is very similar to another Motorola produced device, the Nexus 6, but in a smaller size. Unfortunately for those potential buyers, a rebranded DROID Turbo going by Moto Maxx will probably only be available in markets outside the U.S. Read more
Samsung has been teasing the Lollipop update for some of their most recent devices with videos and cryptic tweets, but today users of the Samsung Galaxy S4 can breath a sigh of release as the Korean manufacturer has promised an update for last year’s flagship. The international Exynos-powered variant (GT-I9500) will likely receive the update early next year with the carrier models to follow. Any Galaxy S4 users out there getting excited? Discuss in the comments below!
Back in July we reported that Microsoft was killing off any Android-powered Nokia smartphones that were in development, but new rumors claim otherwise. According to a couple China-based tech sites, the design team behind the underrated Nokia N9 are back at it, designing a new Android-powered flagship. Due to Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, it is unlikely the phone will bare Nokia’s timeless logo, but it will undoubtedly come with a sleek design like the N9’s, if it ever comes to fruition. After the mixed reviews of the Nokia X, does this rumor pique anyone’s interests? Let us know in the comments below.
Via: Phone Arena
Whenever Motorola begins to push out a software update to their flagship devices, they typically use a soak test to gauge how well the update is playing with phones. Motorola Feedback Network members can sign up for these soak tests and essentially beta test updates before the general public. Read more
In response to a lawsuit filed by Microsoft against Samsung accusing the Korean electronics giant of delaying patent payments, Samsung indicates in a new filing that possible antitrust issues created by Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia violate the patent licensing agreement. Read more
The Cast Screen for Android devices has slowly made its way to additional devices. Still, the total is quite low and there are some key devices missing. One company that is seeing many of its devices supported is Sony. Last month, its flagship Xperia Z3 and smaller Z3 Compact gained Cast Screen support. Now, the a couple more have been added in.
Here are the newest Sony devices to get Cast Screen support:
- Xperia Z3v
- Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
- Xperia Z2
- Xperia Z2 Tablet
Source: Google Support
Launching a new product in a relatively new category can be tough, but HTC is not shying away from doing so. This company’s RE Camera will be on the market in time for the holiday season. And to satisfy the tastes of everyone, the RE Camera comes in orange, white, and navy blue (the latter of which is exclusive to Best Buy). Pre-orders have been open since the device was announced in October. Shipments, though, have yet to start.