The Moto X, despite not being as commercially successful as the competition, remains one of the most respected devices in the world. Motorola keeps its phones simple and focuses only on areas that consumers actually care about. The jump from the original Moto X to last year’s model was quite the jump, but still lacked something to make it stand out from Samsung and Apple’s offerings for the holiday season. This year, Motorola once again has an opportunity to come out on top with a flagship device.
What is Motorola up to and will an anticipated refresh be as major as we’re making it out to be?
Right now, T-Mobile is pushing a software update to the HTC One M9 on its network. The carrier updated the device’s support page this morning with a listing for new features and improvements.
Exciting news from Google+ and YouTube today. A very controversial feature, forcing YouTube accounts to use Google+, will slowly be taken away. Google says they got certain aspects right, but will need to rethink many parts of it. Expect changes within the coming months.
A beta tester from China that apparently has a hold on the upcoming OnePlus 2 has leaked high-defenition photos of the device that will be unveiled today at 7:00PM PT. Read more
A new report claims that Samsung is building a selfie drone codenamed ‘Project Selfie Camera Drone’. According to SamMobile, the new device Samsung is working on could be something similar to the Lily camera, a drone that would follow you while recording video. Read more
The cheapest 4G LTE smartphone Samsung makes is their new Galaxy J1. It was launched earlier this year in a few select markets. The affordable price is what really appeals to customers and in particular customers in the UK.
Back in April we reported that Ouya needed to find a buyer fast due to its failure to restructure its debt repayments to an investment company called TriplePoint. This was despite receiving a $10 million investment received from the Chinese company, Alibaba. Shortly after, there were rumours that the computer and gaming accessory maker, Razer, were interesting in acquiring Ouya. Confirmation that Razer had indeed acquired Ouya was posted and then swiftly removed on the website of the investment bank, Mesa Global.
BlackBerry has taken a backseat to bigger smartphone manufacturers in the past few years, so they’ve diversified and pushed for software instead of strictly hardware. To an extent, it’s worked well for the company. Since their smartphone market share has completely plummeted and hasn’t rebounded, software seems to make the most sense, especially since BlackBerry’s major selling point is security. Read more
T-Mobile’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are both receiving a minor software update that brings some performance tweaks and battery improvements. No new features or other software, unfortunately, but with battery life being one of the top complaints about the S6 and its curved counterpart, any extra juice Samsung can squeeze out of it through software optimization is welcome. Read more
According to new reports coming out of Korea, Samsung is refining their marketing strategy relative to the release of a couple new smartphones taking place in August. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus are both large screen smartphones slated for release in mid-August. Samsung is in the process of finalizing how they plan to market two flagship-class smartphones simultaneously and determining what resources will be applied. Read more