Sony's Xperia Z4 is the company's next all-out assault on the top of the smartphone market and its announcement is very close. It was rumored originally to be getting a CES launch, something that was simply never going to happen, so the next probable launch event would be during the Mobile World Conference (MWC) in Barcelona through the first week of March, but how likely is that?
When Apple launched the original iPad back in April 2010, it was the peak of tablet technology at the time, a true alternative mobile computing solution. It was very well made and was the best that technology had at the time. However, even less than five years later the iPad's computing technology is now possible in a wearable.
Samsung's new strategy is proving to be a little bit baffling. The company has said it will streamline its portfolio but since then has announced the A series, the E Series, and numerous individual smartphones, while a new series of smartphones is also on the way. Rumors are claiming that the new series of smartphone will be ushered in with the Galaxy J1, a device that will launch soon.
LG promised that its LG G3 will be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop quickly, a nice surprise considering the handset is still rocking Android KitKat 4.2.2. The Korean company has already updated the device on the international scene, but the United States model is still back on KitKat. However, LG has now announced via Twitter that the update for the G3 in the US is "coming soon".
T-Mobile's new SCORE! Plan was leaked last week and now the carrier has pushed out the deal officially. It?s the company's latest uncarrier plan and it is pretty easy to get hold of. It is those customers who are pre-paid subscribers who paid full retail price (off plan) for their smartphone, even if you bought that handset away from the carrier.
Google is looking to increase its capacity as a wireless provider, and reports last week suggested that the internet giant has been in talks with Sprint and T-Mobile to become a reseller for those US based networks. Businessweek is now saying that Google has signed a deal with Sprint.
Asus unveiled the 5.5-inch ZenFone 2 earlier this month and it surprised with its affordability and high end specs, a true improvement over the successful original range launched in 2014. However, Asus has more plans to expand the ZenFone 2 range beyond the two handsets launched at CES (the ZenFone Zoom accompanied the ZenFone 2) and that likely means a new mini version.
If you live in India and own either the original Moto G or the 2014 Moto G then you are in luck as Motorola is rolling out a new update for the handsets in the country. The bump brings the devices up to date with Google's latest Android build, 5.0 Lollipop and is rolling out to the Moto G?s now. India is getting the update a little late as the Moto G was the first non-Nexus device to get 5.0 Lollipop in November.
Life is Good is the motto of LG, and it seems that indeed life is good for the Korean company, especially on the smartphone front. 2014 pointed to a new dawn of promise for the company, the LG G3 put the company at the top of the market with its sheer quality, while pre quarter sales showed the Korean giant was selling more handsets. That has been borne out with a big jump in yearly sales too.
The thin war is one, with smartphone manufacturers trying to get their devices as thin as possible. However, most consumers would prefer thicker with better battery life than thin with compromised juice, which is why the likes of Apple, Samsung, Sony, and many more are going thin, but not really thin. Some companies are locked in a war to be thinnest though, and be damned with the battery life.