In some Facebook postings over the weekend, Vic Gundotra shared his opinion about the state of smartphone photography and it is sure to rankle Android fans. Gundotra, who is mainly credited with the Google+ social network although he also played a big part in evangelizing Android, opined on the how well smartphones compare to traditional DSLR cameras. In follow-up comments, he praised Apple and said he thinks Android is trailing several years behind.
Motorola’s busy summer isn’t over yet. Tomorrow it’s expected to launch two new phones, which should be upgrades for existing models from the mid-range line. Evan Blass, however, revealed the three color options for the Moto G5S Plus just before things are official.
It should come as no surprise that Samsung is preparing to unveil the Galaxy S8 Active, most likely in exclusive partnership with AT&T. This latest leaked render offers a different angle to what we’ve seen leaked previously.
One of the devices we are waiting on to launch is the Motorola Moto X4. Motorola is bringing the X series back not as their flagship line, that goes to the Z series now, but at a notch below the top tier. According to a new claim from Roland Quandt, even though the hardware is pushing the high end of the middle tier, the price of the Moto X4 is going to push toward the lower end.
Samsung and AT&T must be getting close to launching the Galaxy S8 Active, a rugged version of the flagship Galaxy S8 that follows in the footsteps of similar offerings from AT&T. Apparently Samsung or AT&T has started the process of preparing people to be able to explain the features of this new variant and they prepared some slides for this purpose. Where there are slides there is a good chance a camera will be present along with someone willing to post what they capture to social media. That has happened in the case of this latest leak giving us an early peek at the specs for the new Galaxy S8 Active.
Huawei’s budget conscious e-brand, Honor, has been building up quite the reputation in recent years for producing affordable smartphones with a high level of specifications, especially so in Europe. Last year’s Honor 8 was a stunning example of how a phone doesn’t have to cost the earth to be both beautifully designed and feature rich.
This year the Honor 9 launched with Huawei’s flagship Kirin 960 processor providing the grunt, 4GB or 6GB of RAM, upgraded optics, and a glass rear panel that somehow looks even more impressive than the one found on the Honor 8. The burning question is, does the Honor 9 match up to the standards that its predecessor set? The answer, as you might have guessed, can be found after the break.
If you are looking for a deal on a Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL, Woot is currently running a deal you may be interested in checking out. The retailer currently has the devices for sale for prices of $400 or $450 depending on the screen size selected, but you do have to be willing to accept a refurbished unit.