The Galaxy Note 4 has become available for pre-order on most carriers, but with the iPhone selling like hotcakes, will it be as successful as it’s predecessor? Sony has scheduled an event in New York City. Are they finally going to make an impact here in the U.S.? The Nexus 6 (or Nexus X) and the Nexus 9 continue to generate hype with a rumored unveiling in 2 weeks. Speaking of hype, HTC is starting to get a little attention for their GoPro-style camera. Is this a product that a troubled company should be concentrating on? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another interesting week in the Android world.
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Sprint, the last of the four major US carriers, has just published a pre-order page for Samsung’s flagship phablet of 2014, the Galaxy Note 4 — so you can now reserve yourself a unit on either AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint.
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In the market for a new laptop? We should mention giving a Chromebook a look. In the next several months leading up to the holiday season, there are going to be an abundance of Chrome OS devices released. The Chromebook 2, from Toshiba, is currently available through Amazon.
There are two models and both feature a 13.3-inch display. The base model’s display has a resolution of 1366×768 while upgrading raises this to 1920×1080. Regardless, you get an Intel Celeron N2840 processor. The upgraded model takes the base 2GB of RAM up to 4GB. Battery life for the base model is estimated at eleven hours and the 1080p display of the more expensive Chromebook 2 lowers it to about nine hours.
Source: Amazon [Base Model Link – $249] [Upgraded Model Link – $364]
The Galaxy Alpha is beginning to make its way to additional markets. At launch, the United Kingdom was the only place where the metal device was easily found. Now, the Galaxy Alpha is available in India for INR 39,990 (or about $653). It can be found online or in retail stores. Samsung is partnering with Indian carrier Airtel to include a promotion with 50GB of 4G LTE data over two months.
According to Samsung, the Galaxy Alpha is the first of many devices to come to India that will have a 4G LTE connection.
Facebook is rolling out a feature that will be very familiar to Google+ users. The social network has launched a feature that takes photos from trips and logs them into a beautiful slideshow. It tracks a user’s journey from place to place. On the Google side of things, this is called Stories. Photos and captions cannot be edited, but Facebook will allow changes to be made to titles and locations.
The feature is apparently in beta as users utilizing have not been able to share the slideshow. Instead, it is only for their own personal viewing pleasure. Facebook has been struggling to craft new ideas, and what we have here is nothing surprising. At least it will give the company something to boast about.
Via: Android Police
Now that Samsung’s latest flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 4, is available to pre-order from all four major U.S. carriers, the firm has taken to YouTube to actively encourage further awareness of the handset with its pretty long and rather funny ‘Note Pun Intended’ promotional video.
Hit the break below to check it out.
Although Pantech is not a major player in many markets around the globe, they have been producing some nice Android-based hardware and in doing that, they managed to remain the number three manufacturer in their home country of Korea. Unfortunately for Pantech, the number one and number two companies in Korea are Samsung and LG, which does not leave a lot of market for the third place company to lay claim to. Despite premium devices, like the Pantech Vega Iron 2 and a possible stylus-equipped device, Pantech has now experienced six consecutive quarters of losses. New reports indicate Pantech is now seeking a buyer to come in and scoop up the company. Read more
We already got wind a couple weeks ago that HTC was working on an update to their flagship HTC One (M8) for a fall release. A new Twitter post from @LlabTooFeR is consistent with our previous guess that HTC was working on an October release date for the new HTC One (M8) Eye.
Along with the date, @LlabTooFeR seems to confirm the main change for the device is the upgrade to the camera, moving it from a 4MP ultrapixel camera to a standard 13MP unit. The unit also appears to be coming with Android 4.4.4 and Sense 6.0 loaded.
According to previous reports, HTC still has a separate HTC Eye smartphone and an action camera to compete with GoPro ready for release as well.
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