The HTC One M8 has been getting the new EYE Experience software recently, with the update landing on the international variant and on Verizon and T-Mobile in the US. Last week, Sprint updated its One M8 with international Wi-Fi calling, but failed to include the EYE Experience, saying it would arrive shortly. Less than a week later the third largest carrier in the US has now been confirmed to be offering the EYE Experience update for the HTC One M8.
ASUS has unveiled a brand new budget Android tablet called the MeMO Pad 10 ME103K, a slate that seems to maintain the company?s position as a brand that delivers affordable quality.
At the end of last week Samsung revealed that it had shifted 4.5 million units of the Galaxy Note 4 in its first month on release in South Korea and China. That is a fantastic number that makes the Note 4 a bon-a-fide success, however it is a number that pales against Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales. Yes, here's another Samsung vs. Apple comparison, but these two are competing so how one does against the other is always relevant.
Blackberry CEO John Chen has done a decent job since he took over the Canadian company. Just last year the company was floundering, in an utter mess, and according to most on the edge of the abyss. Chen came in with a clear strategy to right the ship and while the progress is slow and still not complete, there is a sense this year that Blackberry is turning the corner.
LG as a company will look back on 2014 as the year in which it turned a very important corner in the smartphone world. Sales have increased, the G3 arrived with plenty of hype and lived up to it, and the Korean company is also making its own processors now. What's more, LG is finally getting serious about software, which was first in evidence after even a quick play with its G3 UI, and is now all but confirmed as the company said the G3 flagship with be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop before the end of the year.
Oppo has discussed its upcoming N3 smartphone plenty, while a bunch of leaks have given away a lot of details about the device, such as its unique camera. We are finally set to get our hands on the N3 as the Chinese company has pencilled in a launch date for the handset, with a scheduled event for October 29th, which is this Wednesday.
Archos usually strikes a solid balance between quality and affordability and the company's latest device, the Archos 50 Diamond, seems to toe that line again. The French company unveiled the device in Paris over the weekend and revealed that the handset will be arriving in the early months of 2015.
HTC's Desire 820 does a lot of things right. It is good looking, spec'd well, and is decently priced; but for some consumers it may be a bit on the big side. HTC, in its increasing efforts to fill the market with more and more devices is now launching a new Desire 820 Mini, atoned down version of its mid-range shows stopper.
Last week I told you about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus, a new version of the company's flagship smartphone, the normal GS5. I ragged on this handset a fair bit because I basically think it is a waste of time and is just Samsung trying to squeeze the last round of dollars from its handset during the holiday season.
LG has announced its first ever mobile processor, and no, it is not named Odin (the codename for the chip) but instead will be known as "NUCLUN". I liked Odin better, but regardless the new architecture is rolling out in a new LG device, and there is little surprise to see it is a variant of the G3 flagship. The G3 Screen was launched over the weekend.