We don't hide the fact that we think the Motorola DROID Turbo is among the best smartphones on the market, it's an opinion we have held since the handset launched late last year. Even though newer devices have been launched, the Turbo remains a potent device with market leading specs. However, despite its beefy battery and solid battery performance, the Motorola DROID Turbo is suffering from some strange battery ussies.
Samsung has already delivered Android 5.0 Lollipop to many of its smartphones, but the company?s portfolio is huge and there are plenty more due for the update. The Galaxy S5 Mini for example, a device that is around a year old and is now starting to receive its upgrade to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. That?s according to Samsung's Danish website.
Motorola is having a spring sale in the United Kingdom starting today, with the company slashing the prices on a number of its products. If you are in the UK you can take advantage of the savings starting Monday and ending Wednesday. The sale includes the company's top products like the new Moto X flagship, the Moto 360 smartwatch, and the Nexus 6 handset.
Sony's Xperia smartphone division has been struggling in recent years, losing money while also seeing sales decline across the world. However, in Japan (Sony's home country) the company is the best-selling smartphone manufacturer, with its Xperia brand enjoying huge success. The country has a unique smartphone market, where global leader Samsung struggles to sell devices period, while global struggler Sony thrives.
Sharp has had a good week, the company launched the hugely compelling Aquos ZETA SH-03G smartphone and has now followed that up with an equally enticing tablet. The Japanese heavyweight announced the Aquos Pad SH-05G, a slate that on first impressions places itself among the best Android tablets on the market with its premium build and high end specs.
Apple always has bumper quarters, but the last two have been particularly special with the company smashing records during Q4 in 2014 and then easily besting its own personal numbers for the first quarter. Now analysts are saying Cupertino will continue its record breaking run by having a stellar second quarter too.
Apple's iPad sales have been tumbling for many quarters, but the company's CEO Tim Cook has said he is not worried as they knew this would happen. He said consumer cycles for tablets are different than smartphones, and also said the iPad would recover. Apple would be a lot more worried if other tablets were increasing sales, but they are not, with slate sales in the United States continuing to decline.
T-Mobile has put itself on the map as a major carrier in recent years by taking on its rivals head on. The company did not dance around Verizon (the biggest carrier in the United States) but instead hit it on the nose and pulled its pants down. However, the company's latest media offensive against Big Red seems to be backfiring a little, so is the T-Mobile bubble bursting.
Last week we wrote a guide on how to download the Amazon Appstore to your Android device to use as a third party accompaniment to the Google Play Store. The reason to have Amazon's offering is because the company often has stellar deals and giveaways that are simply not found on GP, just like this new sales bonanza where the online retail giant is giving away multiple high end apps.
HTC's Butterfly J series has often led the company in a pure hardware perspective, launched as Japanese exclusives these handsets are unlikely to ever be released elsewhere. The new J Butterfly fits all that well, it is the most decked out smartphone HTC has ever made, which is really quite something considering the smartphone flagship blitz the company has been on recently.