We’ve certainly seen a heap of 1080p smartphones getting teased, leaked or unveiled in recent history, but as far as devices you can actually buy the HTC J Butterfly (aka Droid DNA) is still the single officially released device.
The evolution of LTE outside of North America, Asia and Australia has been slow and bumpy, but we’re lately seeing encouraging signs for countries across Europe. Even more promising, the high-speed networks seem to be spreading to smaller countries too, in addition to giants like Great Britain.
Sony Xperia V confirmed to come to Russia in early December
Although Sony seemed to have not one, but two new flagship phones in store for us this fall, the Xperia V was mostly ignored whereas the T got all the attention. Oh well, that’s what happens when you mess with 007.
Motorola Mobility sites in Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa got shut down by Google
Motorola Mobility hasn't been doing very well as of late, even before Google bought them. Now, it seems Google is finally trying to improve Motorola. Unfortunately, that means making some changes like shutting down Motorola's websites in several countries.
Google Music gets boost in Europe with 5.5 million additional songs
Missing Lady Gaga and Rihanna on Google Music in Europe? Here's your chance to get their music tracks, as Google Music has entered into a licensing deal with a European copyright organization to distribute an additional 5.5 million songs in 35 countries.
HTC introduces the Desire SV in Russia, a 4.3-inch dual-SIM phone for $470
Those in Europe can look forward to getting the HTC Desire SV. The dual-SIM phone has been officially introduced in Russia and is expected to arrive there before the end of the month. This bodes well for the SV’s future release in more European countries.
Users in Europe can now scan and match their Google Music library
One of the distinctive features of Google’s Music service is the users’ ability to scan and match their music library, thus making it accessible for free from anywhere. The scan and match service now works in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, although there are still some kinks to be ironed out.
Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 launch set for afternoon/evening on November 13, at least in Germany [Update: morning]
Google’s new Nexus products are almost ready to be launched, as we’re just a day away from November 13, the official release date for the Nexus 4 smartphone and the Nexus 10 tablet. And just in case you forgot, there are also new Nexus 7 flavors to go around also.