While Microsoft’s lack of interest in developing hardware (loosely) based on Android was always obvious, and the end of Nokia’s X experiment predictable, we sure didn’t expect Redmond to pull the plug so soon after the X2 unveil.
LG’s decision to go with a 4.7-inch display for G2’s “miniature” flavor has been deeply excoriated, so in order to avoid further trouble, G3’s diminutive variant, which dwarfs even the G2 mini, is dubbed G3 Beat in Asia and G3 s in Europe.
Sony’s upcoming flagship continues to make unofficial appearances, and the FCC certification hints at a faster launch in the US than previous Sony flagships.
The ceaseless saga of Samsung’s mythical ultra-high-end Galaxy S5 variation continues with word out of Korea that puts the S5 Alpha, aka Galaxy F, aka S5 Prime on track for an August release with a surprisingly tiny 4.7-inch display.
Photographed in the wild not long ago in a silky smooth white variant, Sony’s alleged next-gen flagship smartphone was pictured again in black, looking just as nigh as multiple sources indicated of late.
A study by security company Avast shows that after wiping your Android device’s memory through the factory reset function, much of your personal data could still remain.
Sony’s attempting to cash in on the selfie trend with a phone that features a high-resolution front-facing camera and an LED flash.
Images reveal what could be the front panels for Sony’s next Android flagship and its mini variant.
The Galaxy S5 mini looks quite similar to its flagship sibling, but replaces most of the high-end hardware with mid-range components.
Great news for prospective buyers of Android Wear-based smartwatches, as various reports suggest LG’s G Watch and Motorola’s Moto 360 will be getting quite the distribution push stateside over the next few months.
The Xperia Z1 Compact is the first non-Nexus device to be updated to Android 4.4.4, ahead of even the Xperia Z2, Sony’s current flagship phone.
There’s been a lot of chatter in regards to a possible termination of Google’s Nexus program lately, but a candid company exec quashed all rumors, basically confirming a new Nexus device will be coming alongside Android L in the fall.
It’s all about rising wearable devices nowadays in Google’s camp, as Samsung, LG and Motorola have joined the Android Wear program, with Asus allegedly ready to spearhead the second wave of releases come September.
Android One was barely talked about at Google’s I/O developers conference, but it could revolutionize the budget smartphone market in emerging countries.
Although alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 4 leaks have already hit flood levels, there’s still obviously plenty of space for rumormongers to do their thing, speculating on possible release time frames and camera specifications.
HTC was quick to make up for its absence at Google I/O by announcing a 90-day time frame for updating its flagship phones to Android L.
As expected, Google had a whole lot to showcase in terms of software upgrades and refreshes at the developer-focused I/O conference, but fairly little in the hardware field: just the Android Wear-based LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live smartwatches.
Android expands again to platforms beyond its usual tablet and smartphone home.
“Industry insiders” and third-party retailers are keen on ruining Google’s surprises for I/O 2014, divulging precious information on Samsung’s first Android Wear device, as well as LG’s G watch mere hours ahead of the conference’s kickoff.
The LG G3 will end its South Korean exclusivity and start making its way to markets outside LG’s home country by the end of June.