A new update for Android Wear has been announced. You remember last month we previewed this update and said it was not quite ready.
For mobile phone users of a certain vintage, Nokia holds a special place in the heart, the company was after-all the biggest cellular phone manufacturer in the world for several years. However, the Finnish giant has sort of just faded away since Microsoft bought its devices division back last year. Sure, Nokia software is doing well (HERE Maps, Z Launcher) and there has even been a tablet release, but Nokia the phone company is simply no more.
Sony has unleashed its new flagship, the Xperia Z4, but those looking for a big leap over the six month old Xperia Z3 will probably be disappointed. Indeed, the Z4 is in fact merely an incremental shift, while the disappointment will likely continue with news that the device will be exclusively sold in Sony's homeland of Japan. Note to worry though, the company says it will launch another global flagship at the end of the summer.
We have seen a lot of leaks regarding the Sony Xperia Z4, and now it seems we will see the handset later this month when Sony hosts an April 20th press event. However, there is still time for one more piece of information before the big launch, with the latest report suggesting that the Xperia Z4 will feature an all-metal unibody.
Xiaomi has confirmed that it will launch its new flagship, the Mi Note Pro, on May 6th, finally relasing the smartphone that was launched back in January. The company's CEO Lei Jun announced the information via Xiaomi?s Weibo page today. The handset will be available in China for pre-order and will cost the equivalent of $533.
Verizon has started updating its version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to Android 5.0 Lollipop today, with the upgrade arriving via an over the air update. The handset is now a generation old with the launch of the Galaxy Note 4 last September, but is still a potent phablet and will make the most of the various changes that come with Android Lollipop.
Huawei is in rude health. The company has contended with Xiaomi in its homeland and still managed a stellar sales performance through 2014. The company has today raised the curtain on the Huawei P8, the brand's new flagship that will take the fight to Xiaomi and could prove a solid alternative to the Galaxy S6's and iPhone 6's of this world.
AT&T is serving up a double dose of Samsung updates as the Galaxy S5 Active and the Galaxy Alpha are now receiving their Android 5.0.2 Lollipop updates. The second largest carrier in the United States is rolling out the upgrade over the air now, so you should be seeing the prompt on your device soon, if you haven't already.
OnePlus has only been with us for two years, but the company has come a long way. Sure, the brand is known for the slow roll out of its smartphone and even a few PR disasters, but behind it all the is the OnePlus One. The "flagship killer" has been well received, selling 1 million units last year. That?s not bad at all when various aspects are considered, but OnePlus plans to grow beyond that during 2015 and 2016.
We find it pretty impressive that Google updated the Nexus 4 to Android 5.0 Lollipop back in November, after-all the handset is nearly three years old. Of course, one of the perks of the stock Android Nexus smartphones is that they are Google's babies and always first in line for new Android builds. The same goes for the Android 5.1 Lollipop roll out, which is now making its way to the aging LG built Nexus 4.