LG has launched a new smartphone, one that could be about to change the way we view smartphone storage in the near future. The LG G Stylo landed today a week before the company is set to announce its latest flagship, the G4. As you can probably gather by the name, the Stylo comes with its own stylus, much like we saw with last year's G3 Stylus.
Motorola confirmed earlier in the month that its first generation Moto smartphones (Moto X and Moto G) would be skipping the Android 5.0 update and moving straight from 4.4.4 KitKat to Lollipop 5.1. That roll out is expected soon, especially now a changelist for the Android 5.1 running on the first generation Moto X showed up today.
It seems that OnePlus and its flagship killing OnePlus One smartphone are finally growing up after the company made a pretty big announcement. Co-founder Carl Pei dropped the bomb that the manufacturer has linked up with a carrier for the first ever time, and said carrier will be offering the OnePlus One smartphone.
While the smartphone world operates in an upgrade culture, there are still plenty of people rocking older handsets. This is even true with Apple's iPhone. Sure, the company has huge adoption rates to new builds of its software, but there are still some 100 million iPads and iPhones on less than iOS 7, which means the iPad 1, and everything before the iPhone 4s.
Motorola's spiffing Moto E 4G LTE second generation has been made available in India starting from today, bringing the budget king to the second most populous country in the world. The device is selling for the same as $127 US dollars from Flipkart, an online retailer in the subcontinent. If you have an SBI card you will get a 10% discount, which would make the handset $115. It is actually a little bit more affordable than the list price from when Motorola launched the device.
Those rocking the OnePlus One flagship killer have been expecting a software update to Cyanogen 12 for their smartphones. However, the upgrade has now been pulled, at least for the time being as the patch has been halted. Not to worry though, OnePlus says this is not a negative decision such as the phone bricking or software problems.
The LG G Flex 2 was the first full flagship quality smartphone of the year, and was the first to rock Qualcomm's new 64-bit Snapdragon 810. The device oozes plenty of quality and of course is also features that curved screen look that is unique in the market at the moment. If you are interested in grabbing the G Flex 2, you can now get it through AT&T in the United States.
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.