Updates are rolling out on T-Mobile’s network this morning, as it was reported earlier today that the Galaxy S4 and LG G3 was receiving a bump in firmware. Now, two HTC devices, the One (M8) and One (M7), as well as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 are being updated, coming with “enhancements” for WiFi Calling. (more…)
Apple is done showing off the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (official names), so we slapped their available specs into a chart below to show how they stack up against Android’s current flagship devices. The new Moto X and Galaxy Note 4 are as new as these new Apple devices, but the Galaxy S5, LG G3, and One (M8) are veterans at this point. Still, Android devices have pushed the limits of specs for years now, often upgrading specs here and there throughout the year with new models. Apple still only gives us one (now two) phone(s) per year, but every so often, comes out swinging with a major upgrade, like they did last year with their 64-bit processor.
In the chart below, you will see Apple’s new storage scheme (they are skipping 32GB), the new bigger displays and their resolutions, inclusion of new chips like NFC, and the weight and size measurements of devices that are now on the same level as you favorite Android phones. You have to admit that it feels a little odd to have Apple in our oversized phone neighborhood, but the move shouldn’t surprise anyone.
Rising costs associated in creating the device played a part, the publication reports, as did a failure to sufficiently differentiate the watch from the competition. (more…)
We are fully into testing the new Moto X, with hopes of having a review up within a week or so, but before we get there, we wanted to do one last comparison that has become standard around these parts. Since the new Moto is a flagship that matches up quite nicely to the other flagships introduced this year from Samsung, LG, and HTC, we put together our standard comparison chart that matches each device up, spec-by-spec, to give you a general feel for their under-the-hood capabilities.
This is by no means the full story of the Moto X or its competitors (Galaxy S5, G3, One (M8), and even the Nexus 5), but this certainly shows the industry standard for the first half of 2014. (more…)
HTC unveiled a new device early this morning, the Desire 820, showcasing it to media at IFA in Berlin, Germany. Separating it from the competition, the Desire 820 features Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, complete with 64-bit support and big.LITTLE architecture.
Besides being one of the first phones to pack full 64-bit support, even though that feature won’t really matter until Google pushes Android L to the general public, the Desire 820 is geared towards the mid to high range market, featuring a 5.5″ HD display, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear-facing shooter, 8MP front-facing shooter, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE connectivity, 2,600mAh battery, and running Android 4.4+. (more…)
This evening, owners of the HTC One (M8) and One Max should see an email from Google, informing them that the free Google Drive storage they received upon activating their device has now been doubled to 100GB. Nothing needs to be done on the user side of things – Google will go ahead and add the storage to your account automatically. (more…)