To celebrate the launch of its first ever smartwatch in the UK, Motorola has kicked off an awesome sale on the Moto X. Instead of paying £419.99 to customise the smartphone using Moto Maker, residents in the United Kingdom can take advantage of the service for just £359.99 until 12pm noon tomorrow.
As expected, at a press event this morning Verizon and Motorola have officially launched the DROID Turbo, a Motorola manufactured device exclusively available through Verizon. With all of the rumors and leaks, there may not be much in the way of surprises about the specifications for this newest addition to the DROID line of devices, but we’ll touch on them after the break.
Following a successful launch in Japan earlier this month, Samsung has today released its first curved phablet, the Galaxy Note Edge, in South Korea. The handset is available to purchase in either black or white colorways through SK Telecom for an eye-watering 1,067,000 Won — approximately $1015.
When Google announced the Nexus 6, there were two details that raised eyebrows. The biggest shock was definitely the pricing, since most of us have gotten used to the incredibly cheap phones and tablets in Google’s Nexus lineup. However, the size of the phone has also become a hot topic for debate.
The Nexus 6 sports a 5.9-inch screen, which is considerably bigger than the 5-inch screen offered on the Nexus 5 from last year and still slightly bigger than even the largest phablets on the markets today. It’s clear that Google wanted an absolute top-of-the-line device with the Nexus 6, but there are still questions about whether or not customers will want something that big. Google thinks they do.
The Droid Turbo is shaping up to be one of the most exciting devices of 2014, and it’s already causing quite the stir. In a video/advertisement released on YouTube today, actor James Franco is seen riding his bike around on a street and disappearing, only to snap some photos with his Droid Turbo of the people filming him. It seems the ad is showing how fast the Turbo is, but it’s still a little tough to follow. So go ahead and watch it once… or twice:
Industry watchers who pay attention to super-thin smartphones, and notably the record for world’s thinnest smartphone, know that Gionee has managed to hold the title for a while now. The current record holder is the Gionee Elfie S5.5 that measures only 5.5mm thick. A couple months ago rumors surfaced that Gionee was working on a successor, the G9005, that would bring the thickness down to only 4.9mm. Some new images posted to Weibo suggest Gionee may have some competition from Vivo in the near future.
We have seen a few leaks surface for the Samsung Galaxy A7, but the latest appearance on the GFXBench benchmark site may provide some of the best information yet regarding the device. Unfortunately, one datapoint throws some confusion into the mix. Previous leaks showed the Galaxy A7 having a 5.5-inch screen. However, the entry in the GFXBench database lists the device as having a 5.2-inch display. We will have to wait to see what the final size it. Despite that bit of uncertainty, the rest of the specs look to be solid.
LG first launched the LG Isai earlier this year as a Japanese exclusive with the company’s first WQHD display. Today the Korean tech giant has revealed a refreshed version of the Isai with similar specs and features to the original, with a few changes. First the new Isai ships with VoLTE capabilities, allowing users to place calls over the LTE network. Additionally the amount of included RAM has been boosted from 2GB to 3GB, bringing the specs even closer to LG’s current flagship, the LG G3.
Word is trickling in regarding when the flagship phones of 2014 will receive Android 5.0 Lollipop. One of the devices we have been waiting to hear about is the G3. There has been next to nothing stated about when it would get a taste of Lollipop. Luckily, an LG representative went ahead and gave a general expectation. The representative said that the G3 would receive Android 5.0 by the end of this year.
This is for the international version of the G3; therefore, owners of carrier versions in the United States should expect it in early 2015 just like everyone else owning another device.
A new pairing of Galaxy Note 4 advertisements are rolling out now. They highlight two of the biggest selling points for the massive Samsung device. The first aims to prove how powerful the Galaxy Note 4′s camera is while the other is all about the S Pen. A wide range of events and uses are covered by the ads. Both end by asking whether or not you know how to Note.
Hit the break to watch the ads.