Meizu's MX4 flagship is a solid device that was launched earlier in the year, but there have been persistent rumors of late that the company would update the device as a sort of superphone version. That handset has arrived today in the form of the Meizu MX4 Pro, a device that lands with just about every flagship box checked.
With Android 5.0 Lollipop rolling out now and set to find its way to millions of devices in the coming weeks and months, there are bound to be some hitches. Every new software has some bugs to iron out and Google's latest is no different. So, while Lollipop has the elegant Material Design, a new slew of features, and improved security, it also has a couple of early teething problems.
PhoneArena says it has received a document that claims to show Huawei's smartphone roadmap for next year, showing the roster of devices added to the company's portfolio in 2015.
Just a few days ago Nokia said it would no longer make smartphones in an era of the company post Microsoft buyout of the company's devices division. However, the Finnish company did say it would license the Nokia name for other companies to use on products, and the first of those devices arrives today in the surprising form of the Nokia N1 tablet.
As was widely predicted, Google is now dishing out Android 5.0 Lollipop to its older Nexus products, a week after the new Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 arrived with the software. The latest roll out is for the Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10, with a number of people confirming on Twitter that their devices are starting to get the bump via an over the air update.
Samsung has had an awful 2014 that has brought declining sales across the board and tumbling profits quarter on quarter. The Korean company has been left reeling by huge competition in Asia from Xiaomi and increased rivalry at the high end by the likes of Apple and LG. Samsung has said it would reshape its smartphone strategy to combat the problems and today we can see the company's new smartphone plan.
Google Glass, remember that? Launched as one of the first multi-function wearables the eye glass product was considered the future of mobile tech but has actually fallen into some kind of tech no-man's land. Innovation on this scale usually needs the backing of a market, or other companies weighing in with their products, but in the case of Glass, Google's innovation went by unnoticed by other companies.
If you are an Android purist rocking either the HTC One M8 or M7 Google Play Editions then you are in for some good news. The Pure Android packing devices look as though they are now going to get the much anticipated update from Android 4.4.4 KitKat to Android 5.0 Lollipop, just a weeks after Google's latest and greatest landed. HTC's VP of Product Management was asked on Twitter when the Google Play flagships would be getting a taste of Lollipop and the reply was:
Chinese giant Huawei is reportedly giving its Ascend P7 a revamp with a new replacement handset reportedly due to launch at CES. The original Ascend P7 is the company's flagship device and it was launched at the beginning of the year, so a replacement at CES in January is about right in terms of time.
While many devices are awaiting the roll out of Android 5.0 Lollipop, others are still playing catch up and are getting their KitKat patches out of the way. For example, T-Mobile has announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is now receiving Android 4.4.4, the last build of Google's KitKat phase.