Samsung may have found an unlikely ally in its bid to make Tizen a real alternative to Android – the Russian government. In a series of tweets, Russian minister of communications Nikolai Nikiforov decried the “monopoly” that Google has over Android, which is not a true open source OS in his opinion.
Samsung Russia has apparently released the official Lollipop 5.0.1 FOTA for the Galaxy S4, which makes this the first non GPe S4 variant to receive it.
Samsung has begun rolling out its Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Galaxy Note 3 in Russia, ahead of an update for the Galaxy Note 4.
Reports are coming in that Yota Devices will move their headquarters to Ontario, Canada by the end of the year. To employ displaced Blackberry engineers and finally put the YotaPhone into the hands of North American consumers.
Sony Mobile Russia has sent out invites to a press event on March 18 in Moscow. Is this going to be the official launch of the Xperia SP and Xperia L?
The Sony online store in Russia has just posted the Sony Xperia ZL up for sale. It costs just a little under $900.
The ASUS FonePad, a 7-inch Intel-powered tablet with voice-calling capabilities, is releasing in Russia this month, priced at €265. A Europe-wide release should follow soon. Will you be picking one up?
We reported in November that Samsung was working on “La Fleur” versions of their smartphones. Today it was announced that they will be available in Russia starting Feb. 1st.
Although it may not be as exciting as Oppo’s Find 5 or ZTE’s Nubia Z5, the Meizu MX2 is still one of the coolest Android smartphones to come out from someone other than the well-established names in the industry.
The long awaited and extremely popular Google Play Books and Movies services are now available to users in Russia. You can rent movies as low as 40 rubles and consume them on your Android device, or the web.