Motorola does the budget phone one better with the new Moto E
Motorola reinvented the low-cost Android smartphone — with something you'd actually want to use — and now it's pushing things even further with the $129 Moto E. Available in more than 80 countries, the Moto E takes the specs (and thus the cost) down yet another level, while still keeping its excellent design aesthetic and its flair...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 13 May 2014 4:22 am
Just a few hours after the leaked Amazon listing, Motorola has officially announced the LTE-enabled version of the Moto G at its London press conference. Dubbed the Moto G 4G, the device will be available unlocked for £149 (8 GB version). In the US, the device will retail for $219.
We're liveblogging Motorola's London launch, where we're expecting to meet the new Moto E
We're live in London for the launch of Motorola's next smartphone, which we're expecting to be the budget-centric Moto E, which just launched in India. Set to come to market around the $100 mark, Moto is hinting at an affordable product designed to finally consign the flip-phone to history.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 13 May 2014 3:32 am
Motorola unveiled the Moto E officially in India today. The Moto E joins the Moto G and the Moto X and continues Motorola's trend of offering great value for money handsets. Motorola has confirmed that the Moto E will be available for sale in India from midnight tonight on Flipkart, India's largest e-commerce store.
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 12 May 2014 9:56 pm
The biggest let down for many about the Moto G was that you couldn't get an LTE model. If this preorder placeholder at Amazon's Moto G page is correct, starting June 30 you will be able to do just that. Amazon has listed two models with "universal LTE" capabilities, in both black and white. The actual pages for the devices are blank, but you're able to click through and send Amazon $219 to get...
The silver, or gold, or even gunmetal HTC One M8 not colorful enough for you? Does pink or red not tickle your fancy? Then you might want to know about the M8 in blue that just leaked from @evleaks.
It's the same M8 you know and love, but more blue. We've no details other than the picture, but there's a good chance this one will be a Best Buy exclusive like the M7 in blue was. We just don't...
Owners of the HTC One M7 in Canada have a big treat waiting for them in their Software Update settings: Sense 6. As promised by HTC last month, they've been working on an upgrade for the HTC One M7 to Sense 6 that debuted on the HTC One M8, and now, at least in Canada, that update is available.
It's not yet available over-the-air, but an update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat can be had for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on Verizon if you're willing to plug in. The update comes courtesy of either Samsung's sync and update software Kies or the Verizon Software Assistant.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 12 May 2014 8:06 am
A report out of South Korea claims that Samsung shipped 10 million units of the Galaxy S5 in 25 days, toppling the Galaxy S4's previous record of 27 days. The 10 million figure is number of units shipped, and does not reflect sales to end users. These numbers are not from Samsung, but from a South Korean publication called Hankyung — no official announcement has been made just yet.
Only a couple of weeks after Sony accidentally outed a Verizon version of the Xperia Z2 on its official Facebook and Google+ pages, a Z2 with Verizon branding has once again slipped out into the wild. This time the company's Korean microsite for the phone is the source of the leak, which shows a barely-visible Verizon 4G LTE logo on the back of a rain-drenched Z2.
Almost exactly a month after its launch, the European Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) has received its first post-release firmware update. The update to firmware version NE2 (from the older NCE build) landed on our unlocked UK GS5 this morning, and seems to be pushing out over the air and through Samsung's Kies desktop app.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 12 May 2014 5:29 am
Amazon is selling Sprint's variant of the Galaxy S5 for $99.99 with a new two-year contract. It looks like the deal is valid only on Amazon, as Sprint's website still lists the Galaxy S5 at $199 (which includes a $50 mail-in rebate). If you are availing Sprint's Framily plan however, you stand to get the device for free on a new two-year contract. All customers buying the Galaxy S5 on Sprint...
Sony is an official sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and as such it's prepared its very own theme for its Xperia phones in time for the start of the tournament. While the theme hasn't been officially released just yet, it has managed to leak out online, where it's available to download for Xperia phones running Android 4.3 and above.
Three new Samsung Galaxy phones will launch on U.S. carriers in the near future, according to @evleaks. The prolific leaker says the Samsung SM-G750 and SM-N910 will launch on AT&T, while Sprint will get the SM-G680. A subsequent tweet outs the G680 as "likely a CDMA variant of the G870, which is the Active or Sport version of the Galaxy S5" — a potentially interesting development, as AT...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 12 May 2014 3:53 am
According to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung is getting ready to launch its first Tizen-based smartphones in Russia in the coming weeks. Samsung announced last month that it would launch two Tizen handsets this quarter, and that they will be targeted at emerging markets.
Another day, another LG G3 leak. This time a photo of three different colored phones together, obtained by the folks at PhoneArena. And like previous leaks it shows off the brushed effect finish on the back of a black and white phone and we see the top of the previously leaked gold version.
Nokia has a software update pushing out for its Android powered Nokia X that among other things adds a little bit more Microsoft into the mix. Not a lot, but as part of the software version 22.214.171.124 update OneDrive is now pre-installed onto the phone.
Motorola is all set to announce its latest budget friendly device, the Moto E, this coming Tuesday at an event in London – we'll be there of course! – but it has already shown itself off in full in a leak out of Brazil. Having been listed early at Fastshop.br we're treated to not only what it looks like, but also a purported specs list as well.
Do you want the Android apps for Yellow Pages and Lookout Security on your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5? You don't? Well too bad. The latest update to the Galaxy S5 on Ma Bell doesn't add anything new to Android itself, but the 46.73MB download will install Yellow Pages and Lookout Security on the smartphone — and it won't let you delete them afterwards.