Nexus 6 now listed on Flipkart, marks its entrance in India

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The Nexus 6 has been posted as a product page on Flipkart, an India-based online retailer, but is not yet for sale, as the device is still listed as “coming soon.”

When the phone was unveiled by Google, it was announced that it would be available in 28 counties, India being one of them — the device still isn’t available in India, but this could mark its entrance into the country.

It hasn’t been listen on Google Play in India, but we would expect it to show up soon.

Source: FoneArena

Get the Nexus 9 in your hands today through Best Buy

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Yesterday we reported that Google had updated the Play Store to indicate 1-2 business days for shipping on the new Nexus 9 tablet. If you just cannot wait until tomorrow or later this week, it appears Best Buy has some versions of the tablet in stock and ready for pick-up at their retail stores. For now at least, only the Indigo Black versions are available and a quick check in my area shows good availability of the 16GB model. The 32GB model is available, but the locations that have them are a little more sparse.

Anyone out there planning to run down to a Best Buy and pick up a Nexus 9 today? If so, use the source link to check local store availability and let us know what you think of your shiny new tablet.

source: Best Buy

 

Amazon exec admits Fire Phone pricing was too high, but it was more than that

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The Amazon Fire Phone was a dud based on the fact that company took a $170 million hit because of it. Pricing was probably the biggest complaint of the phone, which was $199 (32 GB) on a two year contract. Senior Vice President of Devices David Limp told Fortune, “We didn’t get the price right. I think people come to expect a great value, and we sort of mismatched expectations. We thought we had it right. But we’re also willing to say, ‘we missed.’ And so we corrected.” That correction came in September, when the price came down to 0.99 cents on the same two year contract.


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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 4 available through Amazon

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This fall, Samsung will be launching one of the most anticipated devices of the year. The Galaxy Note 4 will have a spot on each of the nation’s four major carriers. However, some consumers want an unlocked device. For those people, we have good news. Amazon is carrying the Galaxy Note 4 unlocked in black ($859), white ($869), and gold ($904). The only catch here is that there is no warranty included since the devices are unlocked.

These are all international models, so prospective buyers on Verizon or Sprint networks are unable to use this unlocked Galaxy Note 4.

Source: Amazon [Black Model Product Link] [White Model Product Link] [Gold Model Product Link]

Unlocked 2nd gen Moto G now available through Best Buy

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Consumers interested in the latest version of the Motorola Moto G can now grab an unlocked version from Best Buy for $179.99. The retailer is carrying the 5-inch smartphone in black or white versions, though you will have to get the white version shipped to you whereas the black version is available in store or for pickup.

The Moto G (2014) is similar to the previous version of the device in offering a decent hardware package at a budget price point. Motorola did let the device grow a bit as the Moto G (2014) sports a 5-inch display versus the previous version’s 4.5-inch display. One notable missing feature for some buyers though will be the lack of 4G support.

If you are interested in placing an order, just hit one of the source links below.

source: Best Buy (white), Best Buy (black)

Sony Mobile is now set to only manufacture high-end smartphones

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The past few months have been somewhat difficult for Sony, to say the least. Following a successful launch of not one, but three Xperia-branded smartphones in 2013, the Japanese company is now facing a serious loss in profit.

As a result, the firm has cut the amount of skilled workers it employs by 15% and adjusted operational strategies to primarily focus on the development of high-end smartphones, in order to seek financial gain rather than the global market share.


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Amazon announces version 4 of Fire OS, codenamed ‘Sangria’

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Along with a slew of tablets, Amazon introduced Fire OS 4 Sangria. Fire OS 4 will come pre-loaded on the all new Kindle Fire HD (6 and 7), Fire HDX 8.9, and Fire HD Kids Edition tablets. It’s built from Android 4.4, and it’s the usual fork that we have come to expect from Amazon.

Fire OS 4 brings Firefly, Profiles, and Family Library among other software tweaks.


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