OnePlus has today published details of an update it’s in the process of rolling out to all variants of its flagship smartphone, the One, currently situated in the United States. Unfortunately, the upgrade doesn’t bring much to the table with regards to new features, but it does include a handful of bug fixes, stability improvements, speed optimizations and an important security patch.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
Motorola accidentally posted release notes today for the Lollipop updates to both the Moto X and the Moto G.
Google seems to be dropping the ball this time around with its Nexus line, suffering from rollout delays with its Nexus 5 and 7, but Motorola is picking up the slack and surging ahead in the race to offer quick updates.
Thus far the modular smartphone market has yet to manifest itself with actual products that consumers can buy. Google is getting very close with Project Ara and appears to be on track for a 2015 release. Google may get some competition from a new entrant to the yet to be established market. A new company called Vsenn has launched a web site indicating they are working on a modular smartphone.
For all you football fans out there waiting for your pigskin phone, your wait is over. Verizon has added the Football Leather option to the online Moto Maker website.
According to a leaked Geekbench report, Motorola is in the process of testing a new, unannounced smartphone, which we believe to be the upcoming Moto E. If the results of the tests are anything to go by, the handset is expected to feature some unforeseen exceptional specifications.
Earlier this week Samsung confirmed that the getting-long-in-the-tooth Galaxy S 4 would, in fact, receive Android 5.0 Lollipop. Of course we’re curious about how that will look on the device and today we get to see a sneak peek. Like the Galaxy S 5, SamMobile was able to score an internal build of Lollipop for an S 4 and as such, made a video for it.
Codenamed “Project Zero,” the Galaxy S 6 could have some radical changes in store. Speaking at the IHS Display Analyst Conference, senior analyst Jerry Kang said that the Galaxy S 6 will feature a dual-edge curved display. This means that both the right and left edges of the display will be curved, unlike the Galaxy Note Edge, which only features the right edge.
If you are looking for cutting edge specifications, look no further than Chinese hardware manufacturers. They pump out premium devices better than any other region. The upcoming X5 Max (PD1305) from Vivo is lining up to be an absolute beast. A specification sheet surfaced online recently showing what the X5 Max will allegedly have to offer.
Here is a rundown of what the leaked spec sheet lists:
- 6-inch display with 2560×1440 resolution
- Snapdragon 805 process with 3GB of RAM
- 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot that goes up to 128GB
- 13MP rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) and dual-LED flash, 8MP front camera with 88-degree wide view lens
- 3500mAh battery
- Android 4.4.4 KitKat covered by Vivo’s Funtouch 2.0 software
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We all know that Samsung has a lot of devices on the market. In the last few months, the company did start to condense its range of tablets. That is not likely to happen with its phones, but Samsung will take a look at how they are named. On the heels of the Galaxy A arrival, Samsung is going to introduce another series with the single letter approach.
The logical series to assume that this is for would be whatever falls under Project Zero, Samsung’s next flagship.