Some new images surfaced today thanks to Google Plusser Guilherme Henrique that purports to show a Motorola device named “Moto Maxx” that looks like a DROID Turbo. As you are probably aware, the latest DROID device continues as a Verizon exclusive in the U.S. market. Some smartphone shoppers have noted that the DROID Turbo, with its high-end specs, is very similar to another Motorola produced device, the Nexus 6, but in a smaller size. Unfortunately for those potential buyers, a rebranded DROID Turbo going by Moto Maxx will probably only be available in markets outside the U.S. Read more
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
AT&T first announced in October that the RE and the Desire EYE would be available prior to the start of the holidays, and it looks like they’re making good on that. Starting on Nov. 7, the HTC Desire EYE and RE will be available on AT&T. You’ll be able to purchase the device in retail stores and att.com. For those interested, the phone will retail for $149.99 with a two-year agreement. If that isn’t your thing, the device will go for $22.92 a month on AT&T Next 18 or $27.50 on AT&T Next 12. The phone outright is $549.99.
Customers will also be able to save some cash on the RE if they purchase it with the phone. That’s right you’ll save $50 dollars if you purchase both at the same time. So if you’re interested in picking up one or both, you’ll be able to do so this Friday.
AT&T announced earlier this morning that the cousin to the Note 4, the Note Edge, will be available in select retail stores starting Friday, Nov. 7. While Samsung is only going to sell a select few Edges, those on AT&T will be happy to know that they’re some of those lucky enough to purchase the concept device.
Like the Note 4, the Edge boasts a QHD SAMOLED that wraps around the edge of the right side of the screen. That edge allows users to view notifications and clears up screen real estate by allowing uses to move their favorite apps to the edge. However, if you’re wanting to purchase the Edge, you’re going to have to pay an even prettier penny than you do with the Note 4.
While the Moto 360 is enjoying a considerable amount of hype due to its good looks and roundness, the G Watch R is looking to steal some thunder with its fully round display. It doesn’t have a flat tire, but there’s more to the story than just being round. The G Watch R has a better processor, bigger battery, and a P-OLED display. On the downside, the display is a little smaller, the bezel is larger, and many would argue that it isn’t as good looking as the Moto 360.
Unless you’re in love with the square look, The G Watch R and the Moto 360 have to be at the top of your list. So how does the G Watch R measure up? Well hit the break and let’s get started.
Samsung has been teasing the Lollipop update for some of their most recent devices with videos and cryptic tweets, but today users of the Samsung Galaxy S4 can breath a sigh of release as the Korean manufacturer has promised an update for last year’s flagship. The international Exynos-powered variant (GT-I9500) will likely receive the update early next year with the carrier models to follow. Any Galaxy S4 users out there getting excited? Discuss in the comments below!
According to recent data from Strategy Analytics, Google’s Android OS has peaked, with their market share slipping ever so slightly. The open source OS shipped on 84% of all smartphones sold in Q3. By comparison, Apple’s iOS accounted for 12%, Windows Phone had 3% and Blackberry hung in there with 1%. According to Strategy Analytics executive director Neil Mawston, barring a collapse in iPhone sales, 85% is the most Google can hope to achieve, which it did in Q2. Read more
Back in July we reported that Microsoft was killing off any Android-powered Nokia smartphones that were in development, but new rumors claim otherwise. According to a couple China-based tech sites, the design team behind the underrated Nokia N9 are back at it, designing a new Android-powered flagship. Due to Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, it is unlikely the phone will bare Nokia’s timeless logo, but it will undoubtedly come with a sleek design like the N9’s, if it ever comes to fruition. After the mixed reviews of the Nokia X, does this rumor pique anyone’s interests? Let us know in the comments below.
Via: Phone Arena
The Starbucks app has long provided a way to pay for your coffee with just your phone, but the company has much bigger plans for its mobile counterpart. Starting soon the coffee giant will start testing a new app that allows you to not only order from your mobile device but also get your coffee delivered. There are already numerous delivery service apps, but until now none of them included Starbucks. Details are still hazy but the thought of having Starbucks delivered is tantalizing to say the least. Starbucks founder Charles Shulz says the service could launch to Starbucks Loyalty customers in Portland as soon as next month. Let us know your thoughts in the comments and if you’ll be taking advantage of the upcoming service. This is even cooler than paying for coffee with your smartwatch.
Whenever Motorola begins to push out a software update to their flagship devices, they typically use a soak test to gauge how well the update is playing with phones. Motorola Feedback Network members can sign up for these soak tests and essentially beta test updates before the general public. Read more