Motorola Moto X (2014) heading to India on December 22

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We have good news for prospective buyers of the Moto X (2014) in India. Online retailer Flipkart, the self-proclaimed “Online Megastore,” announced that the 32GB version of the Motorola handset will be available on December 22. It will be available only in black.

Flipkart did not attach a price for now, but it is expected to cost somewhere around INR 34,999 (or about $552) when it arrives on Monday.

Source: Flipkart
Via: AndroidOS.in

Cyanogen CEO calls out Samsung on OS design

cyanogen_logoYU Digital, the baby of Micromax’s, launched a mid-range device that’s being advertised as the Zeus of phones. The phone sports a 5.5-inch 720p display, a 64-bit Snapdragon 615, 2GB of RAM, a 5 MP front facing camera in tandem with a 13 MP rear shooter. It will also pack dual-sim slots, 4G LTE, and a 2,500 mAh battery. Oh and it will feature Cyanogen‘s OS 11.

During a Q&A session following the announcement, Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster spent some time toting the phone, the OS, and calling out other OEMs.


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Verizon releases sweet 50% off deal for Android devices priced $199 and higher

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Verizon announced a new deal today just in time for last minute gifts for buyers looking for an Android phone. Any device that is normally priced $199 or more can be purchased for 50% off. To get an idea of what a deal this is, just check out the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 which sells for only $149.99 with a 2-year contract. That is better than the Black Friday deals that were available.

Along with the special pricing on Android devices, Verizon is also offering a $150 bill credit on any lines you switch over to Verizon to be used with a new smartphone. According to Verizon, the credit will show up in 2 to 3 billing cycles. If you want to check out this deal or some of the other deals that Verizon has right now, like a free LG G3 with a 2-year contract, hit the source link.

source: Verizon

Zauba listing includes Samsung SM-G920F believed to be Samsung Galaxy S 6

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One of the leading indicators for new devices that are in the pipeline and on their way to market is the import data listing for India via the Zauba web site. Manufacturers ship devices there for testing which results in an entry in the database. The latest example of this is an entry dated December 17, 2014 for a sample Samsung device with model number SM-G920F. That model number is believed to be for the next flagship device from Samsung, the Galaxy S 6 smartphone.

The final digit “F” included in the model number is an indicator that the particular device is intended for European markets. The Zauba database entry lists the device that was shipped as being for “R&D Purpose” and for evaluation. As part of the shipping manifest, Samsung indicates the value of the device is 18,938 Indian Rupees (about $300 USD).

Anyone out there waiting to see what Samsung releases next in their Galaxy line of smartphones in hopes of buying one when available?

source: Zauba
via: SamMobile

Unannounced Sony Xperia E4 pictured alongside Z1 Compact

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Sony’s forthcoming sequel to its popular budget-friendly smartphone, the Xperia E3, is expected to be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. However, following months of secrecy, the Xperia E4 has now been surreptitiously snapped, and the resulting shots leaked — revealing much of the handset’s appearance and specifications.


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Here’s what happens when a professional drone operator uses a Moto X to shoot in 4K

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Motorola’s Moto X (2014) features one of the best cameras on the market to date, and the Lenovo-owned company has certainly chosen a particularly interesting way to showcase its capabilities. Earlier today, Motorola Mobility took to YouTube to demonstrate to the world just how powerful the handset’s shooter is by flying it around San Francisco attached to a drone. The result is pretty astonishing.

Hit the break below to see for yourself.


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Samsung budget-friendly smartphone leaks with 4.8-inch display, quad-core chipset

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An unidentified entry-level smartphone has been spotted on Samsung’s official website in the form of a User Agent profile. Going by the name of SM-J100H, the handset doesn’t pack much by way of specifications, but it does feature a barometer sensor, which is something that’s usually reserved for higher end devices — leading us to believe that this may be some type of speciality device.


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