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.
UK’s first 4G LTE network is ready to roll, but before anything, EE has to build a strong line-up of high-end phones to go with the new speeds. That doesn’t seem to be a problem anymore for the T-Mobile/Orange joint venture, which has officially announced the release of the Galaxy Note 2 on October 15.
The FCC is under Samsung siege, with four new devices getting the regulatory approvals just a couple of days after we spotted the AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Among the four new gadgets, there are, as expected, the other two Note 2 models officially announced as coming this fall, but also a pair of rather mysterious Android tablets.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 isn’t even six months old yet, but that doesn’t stop rumors of the Samsung Galaxy S4 from already surfacing. Android Authority previously reported on the claim that the Galaxy S4 coming to Mobile World Congress 2013, just three days after the announcement of the iPhone 5. Samsung quickly shot down the idea, but that certainly did’t stop the rumor mill from turning for very long. Today’s Samsung Galaxy S4 rumor is alll about a 13MP camera module spotted online that is supposedly meant for the Galaxy S4.
It’s time to compare the Samsung Galaxy S3 with the LG Intuition. Which one do you think will win?
It’s that time of the year, Android fans, when Nexus rumors fly around on a regular basis. Word on the street is that Google will unveil at least one new Nexus smartphone at some point in the following weeks, although there’s nothing official from the Search giant yet.
HTC played the “is it real, is it not?” game with the One X+ for a bit too long, but now that the high-end phone has finally become official things seem to be moving pretty fast. We’ve already heard about the One X successor coming in the States exclusively to AT&T, and now we’re starting to hear on the handheld’s Canadian release, too.
Although it seems more and more likely that the Motorola Razr HD will enjoy a release late in the year, that doesn’t stop us from speculating on the phone’s pricing. We’ve heard nothing official on that front yet, but thankfully we now have a rock-solid source revealing the Canadian price for Moto’s new flagship.
While 4G LTE networks tend to be the standard in the United States, Europe is still only making baby steps in replacing 3G with the next generation of download and upload speeds. Things are starting to get a move on in the UK however, where EE (formerly known as Everything Everywhere) is planning to launch 4G LTE in time for the holidays.