Motorola has announced a new smartphone today, a sequel to the 2014 budget device, the Moto E. The second generation Moto E is another entry level attempt from the company and like the original handset, it comes with modest but appealing specs for its affordable price. Interestingly, the device is launching in both LTE and non-LTE forms.
US carrier AT&T has started sending out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the 2014 second generation Motorola Moto X. The update is being sent by the company now and should be arriving on your device in the form of a notification. As always, the update is in stage, so you may gave to wait a couple of days depending on where you are located.
Verizon subscribers should be feeling pretty happy this week if they are rocking the LG G3. The largest carrier in the United States is now rolling out Android 5.0.1 to LG's current flagship with the software version number VS98523A.
Samsung is in full swing preparing the final details of the new Galaxy S6 AND Galaxy S6 Edge, both of which will be launched at the opening of the Mobile World Conference on March 1. However, the South Korean giant is still eager to remind us that its current Galaxy S5 flagship is still out there and will continue to be available.
Meizu is starting to look mature in the smartphone market. Sure, the company's output has always been good, with high specs very much the focus. However, the Chinese brand has increasingly started building the whole package in its handsets and record sales through 2014 attest to that balance of design and hardware. The company's next flagship, the MX5 is going to continue that new remit and as you expect it will be a highly spec'd beast too.
Samsung has lost considerable market share in the smartphone world over the last year, something that has been well documented. The company's slide is only really put into perspective when you see individual countries in isolation and Sammy has lost huge ground in key markets such as China, South Korea, and Japan. However, it seems the company's troubles in these important huge regions are not specific to smartphones.
LG has signalled some of its mid-range intentions for 2015 by announcing four brand new smartphones that fit into the affordable and well spec'd category.
The Motorola DROID Turbo is one of the highest spec'd smartphones on the market, but it is of course an exclusive in the US with the country's largest carrier, Verizon. However, Motorola also rolled out an international version, the equally special Moto Maxx, although it was a handset that was bizarrely only launched in Latin America.
LG's fantastic G Flex 2 was launched last month and has already made its debut in the company's South Korean home market. The handset is definitely rolling out in other countries and LG has now confirmed when the G Flex 2 will arrive in the United States. The company says that the handset will be arriving in March.
We still not know exactly when the Samsung Galaxy S6 will be made available to consumers, but we do at least know it will be coming to the UK. Of course, Samsung's flagship was always going to land in Europe's biggest market, but retailer Carphone Warehouse just put an official stamp on it. The multi-location outlet revealed that it is accepting registrations for the Galaxy S6 now.