ZTE has announced they plan to showcase products from four product lines at IFA 2015. ZTE’s CEO Adam Zeng says the company hopes to show “our global commitment to product longevity and will see us rollout more products from our four core product lines across markets worldwide.” Headlining the charge will be the ZTE Axon smartphone which will be the company’s new flagship device intended for global markets. Read more
Camera360 has been updated to version 7.0, making it a great option for someone looking to replace the default camera app on their device. The new update fine tunes the photo shooting experience, but the biggest new features are the Inspiration and Discovery modes in the app. Read more
Acer has announced two of their smartphones will be coming to the U.S. market. The devices include the Acer Liquid Jade Z and the Acer Liquid Z410. Both smartphones will support 4G data speeds and come in thin, light form factors that Acer hopes will attract buyers. Read more
The NVIDIA SHIELD set-top box has made its way to the Google Store. Starting today, users will be able to buy the new console for $199.
Things aren’t looking good for Amazon right now. The company has recently laid off dozens of its engineers that helped with development for its Fire Phone. In addition, Amazon says they are slowing some of their ongoing experiential projects.
Trying to anticipate developments in emerging markets Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Obi Worldphone has announced two new smartphones designed to meet the upgrade demands of consumers in those markets. The development of emerging markets as high growth areas for budget smartphones over the past couple years is fairly well known. Obi Worldphone is hoping to ride in to those markets when all of the first generation buyers who opted for budget phones are ready to upgrade, but do not want to go for a full-blown high-end device. As Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies, Inc., notes:
“Over the next three years one billion users will upgrade from low-end, starter smartphones to models with more power and greater functionality. The Obi Worldphone no-compromise design and aggressive pricing makes it very appealing to this audience as the market for smartphones expands and the upgrade market for smartphones accelerates.” Read more
Drones are pretty popular right now. People enjoy flying them around, especially if they have cameras to get a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding environment. The problem with most drones is that they are bulky and very expensive. The Code Black Drone, which you can get from Talk Android Deals, is compact and affordable, making it the perfect drone to start with.
Carriers are expensive, and they’re only getting worse. Two-year contracts are on their way out in favor of device payment plans, thanks to revolutionary initiatives from T-Mobile. These payment plans, however, are essentially the same thing as the two-year contract options, only more expensive.
It looks cheaper on surface level, but carriers are making up for those lower prices through additional charges, upgrade fees, and so on. That begs the question: how can you ditch your carrier and save thousands of dollars on your phone bill?
The fact that the Galaxy Note 5 is only being launched in the US and Asia has been well-documented since the handset was launched on August 13th, with a great fuss and even a petition (10,000 signatures so far) has been raised about Europe having to make do with the Galaxy S6 Edge+. But what about the other regions? Even India, with its fast-growing smartphone market, was ignored, but that could change in the near future.
If you’ve ever sat in a coffee shop with your smartphone or tablet, wishing you had a physical keyboard you could carry in your coat pocket so you could type out your dissertation with ease, it seems that LG has listened. LG’s Rolly Keyboard is a full-size wireless keyboard that supports devices up to 10 inches and rolls up into a solid bar when not in use.