According to a Samsung Securities report LG Electronics is looking like a good investment right now. The report suggests that LG will go from 4 percent of the smartphone market to 5.8 percent next year.
The Nexus buzz is increasing day after day, with new reports providing more unconfirmed details about this year’s new Google Nexus smartphones. An article stirred the waters yesterday suggesting that the Search giant is planning to expand the Nexus program and allow anyone interested in creating such devices to make them, under certain conditions.
A few days ago, we told you that Google/Motorola decided not to update the Atrix 4G and Photon (Electrify) to Ice Cream Sandwich, both smartphones released only last year. That was certainly a surprising move not because we haven’t seen it before, but because Motorola is now a Google subsidiary, and we would expect the Android maker to offer more support to its customers, especially when it comes to software upgrades.
We know that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 phablet is heading to various markets in the following months, including the U.S., and we also know that no less than five carriers will get the device this year in the States, but we don’t have any release dates for either Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or U.S. Cellular.
Sony is rolling out its new flagship phone with a bang. The Sony Xperia T, the phone carried by James Bond himself in the upcoming movie Skyfall, got a new advertisement today which announces “The Bond phone has arrived.”
While the Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update status is simply listed as “coming soon” in the U.S., it seems that Korea has an actual date. According to Sam Mobile, the Korean LTE models of the Galaxy S3 will receive an update to the latest version of Android on Oct. 9th.
An update released yesterday via the Pantech website brings Ice Cream Sandwich to two devices: the Pantech Element and the Pantech Burst. It may not be Jelly Bean, but it’s the next best thing.
Fall is upon us and the Thanksgiving holiday season (and all the numerous sales and discounts that arrive around that time of year) is getting ever closer. As was the case every single year, smartphone manufacturers are gearing up right about this time to provide the “best and latest” of the Android ecosystem, in an attempt to gain a place in the smartphone consumer’s heart, mind and wallet. See the best Android smartphones of fall 2012 after the jump!
Android is continuing to dominate the worldwide smartphone market. Google’s open approach with Android is often cited as a major reason for the platform’s success, but recent events beg the question of whether that openness is a double-edged sword.
After officially learning that all US versions of the Samsung Galaxy S3 will get Jelly Bean “soon”, we all hoped to get automatic prompt messages for downloading a new buttery software package on our super-phones. That hasn’t happened yet, although owners of the US Cellular version of the S3 are getting a (much less significant) update as we speak.