The BlackBerry Priv has generated a good amount of positive publicity and excitement, which is understandable considering it it BlackBerry’s first Android-powered smartphone, and it’s also the first slider we’ve seen in the Android world for a long time. It would seem that the handset is so popular that BlackBerry has had to push the shipping date back for new orders. Read more
According to a report published online earlier today, Google’s recently-announced Nexus Player won’t be making its way to Europe until the first quarter of 2015, even though the device will be launching in the United States next Monday, November 3.
With so many companies rushing into the wearables market, particularly the smartwatch segment, HTC has indicated they are delaying the launch of a smartwatch from their company until at least 2015. In announcing the delay, the head of the HTC Creative Labs team, Drew Bramford, took a swipe at all other manufacturers in claiming “we honestly don’t think anyone has gotten it right.” Read more
It’s pretty annoying when your flight gets delayed, or even cancelled. It’s even more annoying trying to find an alternate flight to get to where you’re going.
But now, you won’t have to worry about it.
Google Now has added an “alternate flights” view after your flight has been delayed or cancelled, which is a pretty convenient addition to the service.
If you were one of the people in Europe who ordered the OnePlus One, you may want to check your email this morning. According to androidworld.it, the company is sending out emails to people in Europe explaining that the OnePlus One is delayed due to a design choice. Basically what it boils down to, is the company modified the CE logo to match other icons in an attempt at being as “minimalistic as possible.” Apparently, this was unacceptable and orders that were shipped to soon-to-be owners, were sent back. The email that was sent is as follows:
It was all too good to be true, wasn’t it?
OnePlus, a small start-up which planned to release its first mobile device this summer, has delayed the project, dubbed the “One,” once again.
Invites for the OnePlus One were supposed to be sent out in May, but there were software bugs that held back the device from release. It looks like there’s been another bump in the road — there are more problems with the software. The device will come running CyanogenMod, the popular Android-based operating system.
In the past we have seen some instances where phone manufacturers dropped the ball on being ready to meet demand for new flagship devices. A new report from DigiTimes indicates the most recent launches by the major companies have been successful with one exception, the Sony Xperia Z2. According to analysts, Sony is being impacted by a shortage of some parts, which is expected to result in a delay of five to seven months in some markets, including the U.S., the U.K., and Hong Kong. It will be interesting to see how this delay may impact Sony’s strategy for the release of their next flagship device. Read more
When Vivo officially announced their new Vivo Xplay 3S smartphone back in December, they were hoping to lay claim to the first smartphone to hit the market with a 2K display. That official announcement followed several leaks in November, like one showing the device’s screen in action. Unfortunately, producing prototypes that help demonstrate a new technology is different from mass production for consumers, a situation that Vivo has been dealing with much to their chagrin. Read more
Using their Twitter account, Gameloft has announced Modern Combat 5, the next in the franchise, is being delayed until sometime in 2014. Gameloft released the first teaser for Modern Combat 5 back in June and it was hoped that meant a release before the end of the year, especially in light of Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour being released in December 2012. While fans of the franchise will be disappointed with having to wait more than a year for the next title. if Gameloft does things right they may be able to duplicate the success of other popular titles like Grand Theft Auto that also follow extended breaks between titles. The screenshot above, included in the Twitter posting, appears to be highly detailed. Hopefully game play will match any graphics excellence.
Many have been anticipating the eventual release of BBM for Android this weekend, as the popular messaging platform will
never soon be available to many more smartphone consumers.
However, in what was supposed to be a weekend filled of fanfare for the arrival of the application, we have seen nothing but the exact opposite.
Android users have been waiting hours upon hours for the app to be released but nothing has been released so far.
Blackberry made a statement yesterday regarding the delayed rollout.
Prior to launching BBM for Android, an unreleased version of the BBM for Android app was posted online. The interest and enthusiasm we have seen already – more than 1.1 million active users in the first 8 hours without even launching the official Android app – is incredible. Consequently, this unreleased version caused issues, which we have attempted to address throughout the day.
Our teams continue to work around the clock to bring BBM to Android and iPhone, but only when it’s ready and we know it will live up to your expectations of BBM. We are pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone. Customers who have already downloaded BBM for iPhone will be able to continue to use BBM. The unreleased Android app will be disabled, and customers who downloaded it should visit www.BBM.com to register for updates on official BBM for Android availability.
After yesterday’s explanation, an update was expected for Sunday. Guess again, BBM fans. Blackberry still has nothing to show except for a new tweet, sent out earlier today.