Sprint is rolling out a new update for the HTC One M8 (and the One E8 actually), but it is different to the one other carriers have issued this week. Verizon and T-Mobile have both rolled out a new update bringing HTC?s EYE Experience camera software to their One M8 variants, but Sprint has not prepared the EYE Experience just yet.
It is well documented that Microsoft makes a lot of money from Android, arguably more than it does from its own Windows Phone platform. The company achieves that mostly through patent licensing (around $1 billion per year), but Redmond is also looking to make its presence felt on the rival platform with its services.
Those familiar with Samsung and Verizon will know that the Korean company tends to release developer editions of its smartphones with the US carrier. History is repeating itself as Samsung has leaked the Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition, which will probably come to Big Red, although if you want one you will have to be willing to spend big.
Samsung's new(ish) relationship with Barnes & Noble has already resulted in one new product, the Nook powered Galaxy Tab 4. The union has now doubled its product range with the announcement of the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, a larger Nook/Galaxy slate that is as much full blown tablet as it is e-reader.
While many companies have emerged to confirm their Android 5.0 Lollipop plans, the Korean giants have been quiet. Samsung has today offered its first tease to at least one of its smartphones getting the latest and greatest version of Google?s mobile platform.
Google has today confirmed that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be released on November 3rd, tallying up with previous reported dates for the roll out. A note sent out to developers confirmed the news and prompted them to start developing for the Android 5.0 SDK from the stated date. Devs can now publish apps to the Google Play Store ready for the launch of Android 5.0.
Google launched its new smartphone last week, the Motorola built Nexus 6 and confirmed that it would be up for pre-orders in the United States this week. However, there is still no official launch date for the handset and the due date for the Nexus 6 in other major markets is even sketchier. It does seem as though delays are imminent.
Nobody does market saturation quite like Samsung. Just in case you needed a new flavour of the company's Galaxy S5 smartphone the Korean giant has issued the Galaxy S5 Plus in Europe. The device showed up on a Dutch Samsung page and joins the normal Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 LTE-A, but do we really need this device?
While the wider Android Wear 4.4W2 update is rolling out with offline music, GPS, and other tweaks, Motorola has decided to give its Moto360 smartwatch even more attention. The company has thrown the proverbial kitchen sink at this latest patch and has included various enhancements including UI changes, improvement to battery life (yay), and more.
Android Wear has been with us for a few months now, but there are still a number of key features that consumers want to see. Luckily, Google is answering the call and has today issued Android Wear 4.4W2, bring with it the seed of GPS functionality and offline music playback. GPS particularly is something consumers have been waiting for and has often been thought of as a key feature if smartwatches are ever going to be considered as standalone products.