The OnePlus One is celebrating its one year anniversary. We will forget that this one year old device is not really a flagship anymore and is still not yet properly available and join in the festivities of celebration. And to make sure you are in the right mood too, OnePlus has a number of special offers running at the moment.
Nokia is slowly removing itself form Microsoft. Of course, the company sold its devices division to Redmond earlier in the year and since then Nokia has been distancing itself from both Microsoft and the Windows Phone platform. There has been an Android launcher app (the amazing Z Launcher), an Android running tablet, and now the company has said it will no longer develop the HERE Maps suite for Microsoft's Lumia smartphones.
Earlier in the week, the guys over at PhoneArena conducted a poll and asked its readers whether they thought that "Samsung's dominion over the smartphone market coming to an end?"
Motorola has started a pre-Christmas sale that will run until December 23rd and offers a $50 saving on all orders over $350 or more through its official website store. If you are a big spender and splash more than $500, Motorola will give you a $100 discount.
There are a number of dazzling Chinese smartphones on the market at the moment, but for the most part they are only available in the country, or Southeast Asia. I thought that would almost be the same deal with Meizu's new and exceptional MX4 Pro, a dazzling flagship with amazing specs. However, I was wrong as the device is now available and it is shipping to anywhere in the world.
Motorola has launched a number of fine smartphones over the last couple of years, the Moto X and Moto G spring to mind, as does the budget oriented Moto E. However, the company has not released a device in China for some time, ignoring one of the biggest and most important markets with its Moto smartphones. However, Motorola is now ready to re-enter the Chinese market and will be bringing some "exciting devices".
The OnePlus, Cyanogen, and Micromax saga has reached a conclusion that spells bad news for anyone after a OnePlus One smartphone in India. The handset has been on sale 15 days in the country, has been the subject of industry squabbling and has now by the looks of it been banned from sale in India.
Sprint is in hot water with the FCC over accusations of cramming and the company could be hit with a big $105 million fine. Cramming is when a carrier adds unauthorized charges to a customer's monthly data bill, something the FCC has been clamping down on lately. Back in October the regulatory body fined AT&T a similar amount of money for the same reason.
T-Mobile has today launched a new service called Data Stash, something that it says makes it easier for customers to manage how much data they are using. At the Magenta Networks' Un-carrier 8.0 event today the carrier said it would remove the "infuriating wireless industry practice of confiscating data".
Android 5.0 Lollipop is making its way around the mobile world with numerous handsets now rocking the latest and greatest mobile software from Mountain View. However, if you are toting the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Note Edge you may not be getting Android 5.0 at all. Don't worry though, it is not half as bad as it first looks.