A few of Motorola's devices, including the Moto X 2014, have already received an update to Lollipop, but if you're still waiting for the latest version of Android to hit your particular device, there's reason to be excited. Luciano Carvalho, a software engineer at Motorola, revealed in a post on Google+ that the Lollipop update will be rolled out to 2014 and 2013 handsets "really soon."
After rolling out the Lollipop update in Poland, Russia, Malaysia and Spain, Samsung is now making the update available to Galaxy S5 users in the UK. If you're rocking the device in the region, head to your device's settings to check if an update is available.
Xiaomi took to its Facebook page today to tease a new flagship device that it is set to unveil on January 15th. If the company's hype is to be believed, we're definitely in for a treat with a new device that's both super-thin and large.
Two of HTC's more recent devices are headed to British phone retailer Mobiles.co.uk: the mid-range HTC Desire 820 and Desire 620. The Desire 620 will be priced between £15 and £20 per month, while the 820 will cost between £18 and £22 per month.
Cyanogen has announced official support for Android One devices. CyanogenMod 11 builds based on Android 4.4 KitKat can now be installed on Android One handsets, with an update to Lollipop-based CM12 in the works.
Samsung has officially launched the third device in the Galaxy A series, the Galaxy A7. Targeted at a younger audience, the Galaxy A7 has a metal unibody, 5 MP wide-angle front camera and is just 6.3 mm thick, making it Samsung's thinnest smartphone to date.
The 88 Tauri has been announced by luxury brand Tonino Lamborghini at CES for those that have expensive taste. This is the company's second Android device, and like the first it commands a premium pricetag. Expect to shell out $6,000 for this piece of kit.
We've all been there: we're reading an article — maybe one of the lovely reviews here on Android Central — and then your screen turns off because you didn't scroll up in however many seconds. It's not your fault we fit so many words on your screen. Then you have to fumble around for the power button to turn it back on and find your place again.
Don't you just wish there was a way to keep the screen on just a little longer while you're looking at it? Well good news, everyone! Motorola has added in a handy feature on the Moto X called Attentive Display, and it's here to end those days of mashing the power button.
While we're still getting to know the new YotaPhone for review purposes, Phil and Cali got a chance to talk about the phone live today with YotaPhone Managing Director Matthew Kelly. In many ways this has been one of the more interesting phones at CES, and that has everything to do with the software that drives the e-ink display on the back of the phone. Using the back of the phone is cool for getting information at a glance, but the folks at YotaPhone are really driving home how much you can actually do with the touch capabilities on this second display. One of the big things we saw today was the way certain SMS messages are displayed to users. For example, if someone sends you a message that just contains the word "cool" you'll see an image of a man straightening his bowtie. You know, because bowties are cool.
Super nerdy Doctor Who reference aside, YotaPhone 2 has got some seriously cool stuff going on inside. Especially now that we know it's headed to the US soon, this phone is well worth keeping an eye on.
At CES 2015, Miami-based manufacturer BLU announced a handful of new phones that come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and specs. While BLU does not have any of their devices in the major carriers, the company does sell them for a very reasonable price unlocked on Amazon. We stopped by by BLU to get a quick feel of the new devices and see if the low priced devices were worth your hard earned money.
The YotaPhone 2 is coming to a U.S. operator, Matthew Kelly, Managing Director, Americas, told GeekBeat.TV's Cali Lewis and our own Phil Nickinson this afternoon live from the CES Live stage here in Las Vegas. Kelley couldn't say the specific operator, only that it is "one of the big four." (The big four being Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile.) It previously was announced that the phone would be available in North America, but carrier support would be a big feather in the fledgling company's cap.
The YotaPhone 2 — which sports a traditional AMOLED display on one side of the phone and a low-power, (nearly) always-on e-ink display on the back — has been one of the bigger hits of this year's CES show, thanks to those dual faces.
Additionally, the YotaPhone 2 will be coming to a Canadian carrier in 2015 as well. The specific carrier wasn't named.
Huawei's latest device, the Honor 6 Plus, has been available for a few weeks now (in limited markets) but here at CES 2015 we've actually had an opportunity to get our hands on it. The Honor 6 Plus is a step above the Honor 6, and comes in at the equivalent of about $320 unlocked. It packs a metal and glass body, 5.5-inch 1080p display, quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM. But that's not necessarily the most impressive part — it also has dual 8MP cameras that are capable of some neat tricks, too.
Samsung's not done launching mobiles this week. After launching the Galaxy E5 and E7 in India, the manufacturer has now announced the latest in the Galaxy Grand series, the Galaxy Grand Max, in South Korea. There's another device on offer as well in the form of the Galaxy A7, which is making its official debut in Malaysia.
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