Here's the fact; the Galaxy Note 4 is the best smartphone Samsung has ever made, and it is arguably the best smartphone ever made, period. The handset launched at Sammy's IFA event in Berlin a couple of weeks ago and we have been waiting on availability ever since. Today, the major US carriers have confirmed when the device will be available for pre-order and when it will start shipping.
It seems the DROID line is going to get a new device, with Verizon preparing a new smartphone in the series to launch in October. The carrier's exclusive line of devices is due for a refresh as the 2013 models are starting to get a little long in the tooth. Apparently Big Red has been taking its time in developing this handset and could usher in some general changes for the DROID brand.
The release of the OnePlus grows ever more farcical today as the company confirmed that it is cancelling its StyleSwap covers entirely. These covers were the interchangeable cases that OnePlus had crafted to adorn the One flagship, available in a number of high end and unique materials (wood anyone?). However, it looks like back to the silicon shell or leather case for all you OnePlus customers because the StyleSwap is no more.
Earlier in the year we were all writing obituaries for Google's Nexus line of hardware devices as it was widely reported that the company was nixing the range. It was thought that the Android Silver project would be replacing the Nexus branding as Google sought to move into a new high end space. With new Nexus devices imminent, the rumour has been exploded and it now looks as though Google will instead kill off Android Silver.
ZTE and indeed other Chinese brands are looking for ways to get their devices more coverage in western markets, especially in the United States. However, the company is now releasing a handset in the US market in the form of the ZMAX, the newest phablet from the smartphone giant. The Chinese company has teamed up with popular US carrier T-Mobile and the ZMAX will be an exclusive on the Magenta Network.
Oppo's N1 smartphone flagship made a name for itself back last year because it has a rather cool swivelling 13 megapixel camera that could be used for normal shots and selfies. However, Oppo for some reason did not support the 5.6-inch leviathan, not even upgrading it to Android 4.4 KitKat. The company is now gearing to release another camera oriented device in the shape of the N3, and the Chinese brand has sent out invites for the launch event.
HTC's ever growing choice in the US market has another new entry today as Sprint announced that it would be carrying the budget minded Desire 510. This is the handset that the Taiwanese company launched in London back in September, the company's entry level smartphone is now finding its way to the US market.
If you take a look at the main image above, you would be forgiven for thinking that this mobile centric website had suddenly become CameraBurn. However, this device is actually a smartphone that is simply masquerading as a camera; so, the ultimate camera phone then. Or that is certainly the intention with the new Panasonic Lumix CM1, an Android powered smartphone that is the Japanese company's first in over two years.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 landed at IFA a few weeks ago and was the blockbuster smartphone we all thought it would be. Its features the very best mobile technology currently available, with its specs sheet reading like a what?s current list in the handset market. It is Samsung's newest assault against rivals who have sought to outdo the company, but just how good is the Galaxy Note 4?
As expected, Google has today rolled out the Android One initiative in India, launching a number of entry level handsets all running the unified Android software. The company has been working on Android One since launching the project back in the middle of the year during the Google I/O conference, and now the launch has saw three new handsets for the Indian market.