As promised, the Motorola Droid Turbo is available today on Verizon. We've got the phone in-hand right now — be sure to check out our hands-on from the launch event — so expect more in due time. But the broad strokes to be aware of are a 5.2-inch display, massive 3,900 mAh battery with Motorola's Turbo Charger and wireless Qi charging, and all the Motorola bells and whistles we've come to love in its recent phones. Plus it's done in a form factor that's not huge (that's not to say it's not big — it is — or a bit heavy), plus a 21-megapixel camera.
As promised, Google and Motorola's Nexus 6 is now available to pre-order on the Google Play Store in the U.S. Prices start at $649 for the 32GB version in white or blue, rising to $699 for the 64GB version. That'll get you the first smartphone designed for the new Android 5.0 Lollipop, with an enormous 6-inch QHD display and a Snapdragon 805 processor.
Orders placed today will leave the warehouse in 3-4 weeks, according to the Play Store listing.
A newly released video shows a prototype of a device using Google's Project Ara modular phone concept that's being developed by a Boston-based contractor, NK Labs. The video was released on the same day Google revealed plans to hold two Project Ara developer conferences in January,
It's tempting to say the Nexus 6 is just a bigger Moto X. It's really tempting. Because it looks nearly identical to Motorola's latest. And it feels a whole lot like Motorola's latest. (Minus the leather I've come to love, of course.) And it's a "stock" Android device, minus the over-the-top carrier and manufacturer customizations, just like the Moto X.
The Nexus 6, of course, is not the Moto X.
A couple things you need to know up front, as we've just spent a few minutes of quality time with the upcoming phone. (It goes on sale for preorder today.) Yes, this is a really big phone. It's way bigger than the new Moto X. It's bigger than the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It's a two-hander, for sure.
But that's almost the incidental stuff. Where we're really looking to get inside the Nexus 6 is, well, on the inside.
No matter if you live in the U.S., Canada or the U.K., this is where you can buy the Note 4
The Galaxy Note 4 has been flying off shelves around the world since its release, and whether you're here in the U.S., up north in Canada or across the pond in the U.K. you have a whole host of options when it comes to buying. In the states you're of course making your decision based on carrier, but have your choice of retailer if you don't want to go directly to the source. Up in Canada things are a bit slimmer, as you'll be picking between the carrier and in some cases BestBuy as your retailer. The U.K. has opened up so that you can now buy from more than just Carphone Warehouse, thankfully.
Project Ara, Google's experimental effort to create a smartphone with modular components, will enter a new phase in January. Google will hold two Project Ara developer conferences where it will offer updates on their hardware and software plans.
Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list. For apps, Google Play stuff is at the top, and Amazon App Store sales are at the bottom.
As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't listed, let us know in the comments!
Motorola discounted the new Moto X by £60 ($96) yesterday, selling the device for £359 ($578). Originally meant to be a one-day sale, the handset vendor is now extending the sale by another day, which will see the discount valid until October 30 (11 AM GMT).
Today, the Sony Xperia Z3 is finally available in stores in the United States. Not some half Z2/Z3 deal. The proper Xperia Z3. And that's important because we've already done a complete review of the Z3, and that's pretty much what you'll find should you wander into a T-Mobile store. (Or, yes, if you'd preordered and had it shipped already, you lucky duck, you.)
Huawei has launched its Honor – yes, the American spelling – brand in Europe officially and with it the Honor 6 as the launch device. The top line is that the Honor 6 packs some excellent hardware into a nice design at a great price point. In the UK, for example, the Honor 6 can be yours for £249.99 with zero carrier involvement.
Oppo today announced the N3 smartphone at an event in Singapore. The N1 successor comes with a 16-megapixel f/2.2 motorized swivel camera enabling owners to capture photos and track objects at various angles. It's certainly the highlight of the smartphone, rotating up to 206 degrees to really make panorama shooting an absolute breeze.
Alongside the launch of the Oppo N3, the Chinese vendor launched the R5, a device with a thickness of just 4.85mm, making it the thinnest smartphone in the world. The Oppo R5 has more than just its sleek looks going for it, as the device comes with a 64-bit CPU and a full-HD display.
Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your Note 4
The Galaxy Note 4 has a lot of features that make it worth using, though some are more discoverable than others. With so many things going on in the hardware and software it can be easy to miss some important parts of this device. We've rounded up a few tips and tricks that you can use with your Note 4, and maybe even pass along to a friend or family member that has the phone.
OnePlus has issued an apology today for the problems that many customers experienced during their open pre-order event yesterday. To make amends, the company has announced that it will hold another pre-order event on November 17th. The time between windows should give the budding smartphone maker time to improve their server capacity in order to better handle the significant demand for the handset.
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