Earlier today we told you about Samsung's decision not to update the Galaxy Note 2 to Android 5.0 Lollipop, as confirmed by Samsung Gulf on a Facebook post. However, there are contradictory messages now coming from Samsung Spain, with that division of the Korean company saying that the aging phablet will indeed be getting the latest full build of Google's operating system.
Android is the top smartphone (and indeed tablet) operating system in the world in terms of market share. Like Apple's iOS App Store, the Google Play Store offers a dizzying array of applications and games, giving users huge choice and enhancing their experience. However, there are actually alternatives, or should we say potent accompaniments to the Google Play Store, and the Amazon Appstore is the chief example.
Today seems to be the day of companies deciding not to update handsets to Android 5.0 Lollipop. After HTC's shock news that it will not upgrade the barely year old HTC One Mini 2, Samsung is apparently not going to update the Galaxy Note 2. Samsung Gulf (the Persian Gulf wing of the company) said on Facebook said in no uncertain terms that the phablet handset will not be getting Android Lollipop.
The HTC One Mini 2 is barely a year old but today the Taiwanese company dropped a huge bombshell by saying the handset WILL NOT be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop. In a tweet HTC said that Lollipop and the One Mini 2 would not provide an optimum experience, without elaborating on quite why that is. That leaves the device back on good old KitKat.
TAG Heuer has been vocal in the wearable market and has discussed its upcoming Android Wear smartwatch in-depth. The luxury timepiece brand announced its first wearable last month, but did not go into when exactly the TAG Heuer Smartwatch would arrive or indeed how much it will cost. Now the company has announced both and as you would expect from the Swiss company, this is not an affordable product.
We offered a detail first impression of the LG G4 yesterday, the company's brand new flagship smartphone. The handset delivered what we expected and positioned itself at the top of the marker alongside the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9. Last year's G3 was a huge success for LG and the South Korean giant envisions the G4 continuing to be a big hit.
AT&T has already started rolling out its update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0 Lollipop and now the company?s big rival Verizon is also readying its upgrade. The largest carrier in the United States will start updating Samsung's two year old flagship soon, with the software rolling out in stages in the coming days and weeks.
LG has officially announced the G4 flagship, almost a year after the company wowed the smartphone world with the G3. As you would expect the G4 features the best that technology can muster right now and it is certainly a stellar handset in all aspects. However, since the G3 threw down the gauntlet last year, Korean rival Samsung has responded with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Can the G4 match those? Only time will really tell, but in the meantime how does LG?s new flagship match up to the competition.
If you are toting the fantastic Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on T-Mobile in the United States then you are about to get Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, if you have not already. The Magenta Network is rolling out the new update for Sammy's phablet flagship now, bringing the handset up to speed in terms of software.
The Android Lollipop update for Samsung's Galaxy Alpha is now in full swing. American carrier AT&T starting rolling out its upgrade for the Alpha a couple of weeks ago, and now the device is getting the newest full Android build in South Korea too. Indeed, if you are rocking the Galaxy Alpha on any of the nations? big three carriers you should be getting the update shortly.