HP continues to operate on the outskirts of the mobile market and the company's latest product is the Slate 6 VoiceTab II, a successor to the device launched less than a year ago. However, while this is an upgraded edition of that device, the sequel seems uncannily like its predecessor, so prepare to be let down.
When Android 5.0 Lollipop launched back in October, NVIDIA promised that its Shield Tablet would be one of the first to land the latest and greatest from the mobile platform. The chip manufacturer turned hardware company is fulfilling that promise as the company is now rolling out the Lollipop update to the LTE version of its gaming oriented slate.
Sony was one of the first to jump on the wearable trend with its SmartWatch devices, paving the way for other companies. The Japanese brand is now marketing the SmartWatch 3, a wearable that stands alongside Android Wear products with much the same specs and features as each other. However, Sony is apparently ready to spread its wearable wings with another smartwatch, one with an e-paper screen.
Not every smartphone needs to be a stylish beast tote and show off to your friends, some just need to get the job done. Whipping an iPhone 6 out when trekking the Amazon or conquering the North Pole is probably not going to cut it, so you will want to get more rugged. Sure, company's like Samsung play at doing the rugged stuff, but if you want a truly rough and tumble handset one of your first port of calls should be Sonim.
Google is trying to unify the Android market as much as possible and wants the amount of forked Android devices to drop considerably. The reason is because Google makes money from its services and forked Android devices do not have those services. The work is slowly paying off as the amount of people using Google Chrome on mobile device has grown massively.
The selfie trend is certainly growing with more and more devices finding their way to the market proclaiming to offer a superior front facing camera experience. Whether you are down with this movement or not (I am not sold) there are plenty of device to choose from, but let's be honest these are just mid-range handsets with slightly better shooters on the front.
While the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 is the blockbuster chipset in the best flagships on the market (some of them at least), but the replacement processor is already ready to come to market. The Snapdragon 810 is the company's first 64-but high end chip, the daddy of the current range that already includes the 410 and the 610. The chipset is so close to arriving that a couple of reference smartphone has landed to show off the Snapdragon 810 in full flow.
Sony, like other Android OEM's puts its fair share of proprietary software although the Japanese company keeps its own goodies to a minimum compared to the likes of Samsung. That said, one of Sony's built in Xperia Z3 apps is causing some issues for the company and users of its latest smartphones. It seems that the Backup & Store Android app has been compromised.
Some of the early flyers of the Android 5.0 Lollipop flag are starting to get the update. We already told you about the LG G3 getting the patch, while Google's own Nexus device have also received it, as had NVIDIA's Shield Tablet. Next up is the Verizon version of the Moto X 2014, the latest smartphone flagship from Motorola.
LG said recently that its G3 flagship would be getting the bump to Android 5.0 Lollipop sometime this month, making it among the first third party smartphones to get the update. The good news is that is seems the roll out of Google's latest and greatest will start for the G3 this week, with the South Korean variant reported to be getting the update by Friday.