In early August, an LG made smartphone with a stylus surfaced and was said to be coming out to be pitted against the venerable Galaxy Note 4. Later reports suggested that the device would actually be a smartphone for the budget friendly market and would not compete with the Note 4. It then debuted at IFA this year in Berlin showing off some very modest specs. Well, fast forward almost two weeks and the modest G3 Stylus is finally official.
If you’re a student in need of a new phone you should check out the deal Motorola is offering students with a valid .edu address. The company is offering $50 off the new Moto X for those with working (you receive email there still) edu addresses allowing you to get the $499 off-contract device for $449. For that price you’ll get the 5.2-inch SAMOLED 1080p, Snapdragon 801 and 13MP camera wrapped in a nice, easy-to-hold body. While $50 may not seem like much, that money saved can be used to buy whatever it is college kids drink. That’s not the only news the Moto X is making.
Google introduced Android One at Google I/O and told us to expect the launch soon. Today is that day. Android One is an initiative that will bring high quality smartphones to as many people as possible. 1.75 people around the world own a smartphone, which is a lot, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. There are still 5 billion more people on this earth, and Android One gives those people an opportunity to join the revolution.
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Google’s Android One program is almost here, and to increase you anticipation, Amazon.in sent out a Tweet today announcing that the Micromax Android One model will be available on its site starting tomorrow at 3:30 PM.
This week was a tad calmer than the previous week which brought a slew of new devices. However, the device onslaught isn’t over yet as HTC has something in store for October 8, not to mention tomorrow’s Android One announcement. The debate regarding the battery life on the Moto 360 continues to get heated. Rejoice, Google Voice isn’t dead as it finally merged with Hangouts. T-Mobile continues to shake the industry up. How many more tricks do they still have? Amazon’s phone is now priced appropriately, but is there a chance in hell that anyone buys it? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another interesting week in the Android world.
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We know the first Android One device is going to be announced on Monday, but it looks like Flipkart posted up a purchase page for the device a few days too early. Thanks to the early revealing, we know that Spice’s Android One Dream will feature Android 4.4.4, a quad-core MediaTek CPU, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage and a 5 megapixel camera. It’s also looking like you’ll get dual SIM card slots. Not incredibly exciting specs, but since the device is priced at rs. 6,999 (about $119) it’s extremely competitive, which is the main point behind these Android One devices.
Spice will officially unveil this device on Monday, and Flipkart will be the exclusive retailer. Other Android One devices will likely follow in the next few weeks and months.
source: Android OS
via: Phone Arena
Samsung has three new devices coming through the pipes due for release soon, apparently set up with the same design as the Galaxy Alpha. Unlike the Alpha, it seems that these three devices are not high end, or at least the SM-A300 isn’t.
Last month LG announced a pair of smartphones meant for budget buyers. The LG L Fino, a 4.5-inch device, and the larger LG L Bello, a 5-inch smartphone, may not push the envelope when it comes to specs, but they do push LG’s user experience down the market spectrum. Users get Android KitKat 4.4.2 out of the box along with features like Knock Code, Gesture Shot, and the Touch & Shoot camera interface. The devices do get LG’s rear-mounted buttons.
LG has officially announced the first market to get the devices will be Brazil. Other countries located in the Latin America market are expected to follow shortly. Eventually the phones should hit European and Asian markets as well as the Commonwealth of Independent States’ markets. Pricing has not been announced. However, LG did indicate the L Fino will be available in white, black, gold, red and green. Meanwhile, the L Bello will be available in black, white and gold.
source: GSM Arena