Our full review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is here and ready for your enjoyment, and to accompany it we also have a comprehensive video review of the device. With a new aluminum frame, great QHD screen and improvements all around, there's a lot to like with the Note 4 — be sure to watch our video review and then dive into the full review for more impressions.
The Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo still isn't official, despite the number of leaks we've seen from photos to full-on specs, so here's another press photo instead. While we've seen the new Verizon Droid in both red kevlar and black kevlar, the latest leaked image shows a heretofore unseen version with a textured black inset back that we dare saw looks at the very least somewhat interesting.
After briefly having its pre-orders stopped due to not being approved by the FCC, the Google-designed Nexus Player has received that coveted approval from the Federal Communications Commission. With that approval we expect to see pre-orders begin again soon on Google Play.
Phil is away on a much-needed break from being the Editor-in-Chief of the biggest and baddest Android site in the universe, and I get to sit in his chair for a day or two. I'm trying not to click all the things, or replace all the pictures with cat gifs, and in the meantime I wanted to share a few thoughts I've had over the week.
It's been a pretty big (pun intended) week in the world of Android, with the Galaxy Note 4 becoming officially official, and the avalanche of Nexus and Lollipop we got in the middle of it all. In fact, a new version of the OS and the release of something new from Samsung are a couple of the biggest things that can happen in the Android world, period.
After announcing the Desire Eye and RE camera in an event earlier this month, HTC has launched the devices in India. Also launched in the country is the One M8 Eye, which is essentially a One M8 with a 13 MP camera sensor.
While Sony had initially announced that PS4 Remote Play will be headed to its newest flagship phones and tablets, information available on the Xperia Lounge app confirms that older Xperia phones may be treated to the same feature. While promoting the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, the app says that PS4 Remote Play will in fact be coming to the Xperia Z2 and the Xperia Z2 Tablet alongside the latest phones starting in November.
Though its flip phone form factor may be reminiscent of dumb phones, the clamshell Galaxy Golden is a feature-rich smartphone, and one that may have a new successor. Regulatory papers filed with China's TENAA for certification suggests that Samsung has a Galaxy Golden 2 is in the works. Like last year's model, this year's Galaxy Golden 2 has a clamshell form factor and runs Android on dual screens. The Galaxy Golden 2 bears the model number SM-W2015 and has improved internal specs.
Chatting it up about your new Note 4 is half the fun of having one
A lot of people now have a brand spanking new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in their hands. We know, some people are still waiting, but enough people already received their own unit that there is plenty to talk about. And by plenty, we mean plenty.
I've been busy reading the Note 4 forums myself, and have picked out some threads that everyone should have a look at. These will answer some questions about things like SD cards and quick chargers, and provide some great discussion on top of general information. Take a look at the list, then jump in and have some fun!
There are huge changes in the physical design and material choices between the Galaxy Note 4 and its predecessor the Note 3. Not only did Samsung make the big step towards a premium feel with a metal chassis, it also toned back the fake leather back to remove stitching and refined the overall look to feel more cohesive. No matter the color choice, the Note 4 is undeniably a better looking device.
The best way to show off the differences are some nice side-by-side pictures of the Note 4 and Note 3, and of course we have a nice grouping of them to show off. Read along and see the fine differences in designs between the Galaxy Note 4 and Note 3.
We're rounding up the best new Android games and apps for you again this week. Over the last seven days, we've seen some refreshing new video messaging apps. There's a good mix of IAP-less premium games and freemium titles to dig into as well.
If you're good to go, let's dive into our top ten Android apps to hit the Google Play Store this week.
T-Mobile has already announced it will sell its version of Google's Nexus 6 smartphone and now the carrier has posted up a webpage for people to register their interest in getting both the 5.9 inch smartphone and the nine inch Nexus 9 tablet from the company.
Microsoft has released an Android version of its Bing Rewards app for US residents, allowing those folks who are also members of that service to not just generate points but to monitor them and exchange those points for prizes.
The Galaxy Note series has always been about productivity, creativity, and functionality. It's about getting things done, about having the power to do so. So the Note line has always tried to maintain top-of-the-line guts to keep up with all of the things it knows you want to do with it. This week, we're getting a few new editions to the Note family. But how well has that legacy held up? We take a look back at the Notes of the past and the newest successor to the Note line.
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