At Google's I/O event back in June, the company had an awful lot of Android to talk about, such as Android Auto, Android Wear, and of course the full mobile Android L. There was so much to chat about and so much aftermath to wade through that we had almost forgotten about Android One, Google's ambitious new project.
Sprint has confirmed that the Moto X variant that it carries will now be getting the update to Android 4.4.4, bringing the latest released version of Google's mobile platform to Motorola's 2013 flagship. It is a timely bump as the new Moto X+1 is expected to land on September 4th and that will probably be running Android 4.4.4 from launch.
Samsung has recently launched the Galaxy Alpha, the company's first smartphone made from premium materials. Of course, when we say premium we mean metal, but either way the Alpha stands as a one of a kind in Samsung's range. Not for long though as some device codenames point to a new series being built around the Alpha.
A new leak of the Motorola built Nexus 6 has revealed that the device will be the most powerful ever to have Google's branding, while it is also the most powerful Motorola has ever built. However, some reports today suggest the handset may get a different moniker, a one we are familiar with already.
LG unveiled the latest variant of its G3 range a few weeks ago in the form of the G3 Stylus, and that handset has now been officially rolled out, giving us the lowdown on its specs and design. While it was thought this handset would be a true phablet alternative, it is actually the same size as the G3 flagship and is very much a budget addition to LG's market leading device.
Corning, the company behind the Gorilla Glass that is found on just about every decent smartphone would have you believe that sapphire glass is not a threat. The company even created a video showing how Gorilla Glass is better than sapphire, that's how not worried Corning is. However, it seems more companies are willing to use sapphire and Chinese company Huawei is the latest.
You thought you knew all there is to know about the upcoming Moto X+1? Well, think again because yet another bit of information has emerged about the handset, although this one can be filed in the rumour pile for the time being. A press quality render of the handset, leaked specs by a retailer, and even material options for the rear case have all ensured that the Moto X+1 is far from a rumour anymore, but the device still has a few secrets it seems.
We brought you news a couple of weeks ago that HTC is readying itself to launch its first 64-bit smartphone, but it would be a budget handset. Not much was revealed about the device known then as the A11, but it now seems that it will be called the Desire 820 and it will launched early in September, possibly even at HTC's IFA event next week.
Motorola has a pretty busy end of the year ahead as the company could be releasing up to eight new smartphones to the market. You can even add a ninth to that as the American brand is teaming up with Verizon to launch the Moto Luge, a handset that will be launched on August 28th.
Motorola's Moto 360 smartwatch is one of the most desirable products of the year and to many it was a new dawn in the wearable market. The 360 had the smartwatch market all for itself simply because it looks premium and also sports a round face, you know, as a watch should. However, Motorola may have made a catastrophic mistake with its strategy as the Moto 360 is no longer alone.