I am an aviation enthusiast and this is like the best of two, of the many, things that I love put into one. Boeing, a company founded in Seattle, Washington has just announced a smartphone. Yes, that's right. The world's most famous name, probably, when it comes to passenger aircraft has a phone and it runs on Android. How cool is that? Outside the US the Boeing name is almost always associated with passenger aircraft like the B747, B777, and the B737 but not everybody knows that Boeing is also a company that the US government works with. You probably did not know that the Chinook, the Apache, the Globemaster, the F18 Super Hornetand, and the F15 are all made by Boeing.
February 28, 2014
February 26, 2014
HTC has introduced two additional mid-range smartphone in their Desire line of smartphones at the MWC 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. These devices are the HTC Desire 610 and the Desire 816. Both, up front, follow the HTC One's awesome hardware design with that iconic (I believe) dual front speakers and that very noticeable front aesthetics. The Desire 610 will be available across Europe by May while the Desire 816 will be available in varying regions across the globe and will arrive later this Spring.
February 25, 2014
Lenovo, at MWC 2014, announced three mid-range smartphones, the S660, S850, and the S860. I won't talk about much about these devices since there is one event I will try to watch online and I only have 30mins or so do prepare for it. I will directly just list to you their specs.
Sony Mobile is not over yet, they still have one more device before MWC 2014 officially kicks in. This is the Sony Xperia M2, the successor to the original Xperia M. The Xperia M2 is still a mid-range device but it kicks a punch with its price point. It runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and sports a 4.8" display. The Xperia M2 is not waterproof nor is it dustproof oh well they did not put that Xperia touch into this device, just yet probably. Anyway, this device should make its way into store shelves by Q1 of this year.
Just like the original Xperia Z it came with it a tablet, called the Xperia Z Tablet, the Xperia Z2 also comes with a tablet also dubbed as the Xperia Z2 Tablet. Just put the Xperia Z2 into a bigger screen and viola, the Z2 Tablet. They almost have the same specs from the OS it runs, the RAM it has, and the processor it possesses. Both the smartphone and this tablet are on display at MWC 2014 in Barcelona, as to the news on where and when it will actually make its way into store shelves is still a question I don't know the answer. Anyway, the specs.
The successor to the Sony Xperia Z1, the Xperia Z2 has been officially unveiled ahead of MWC 2014. This is a well built device, I have to say. From its design and getting the force from that of the Z1, the Z2 is a bit of an improvement. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and sports a bigger 5.2" Full HD display and a RAM that now competes with the Galaxy Note III from Samsung. And like most Xperia devices, the Z2 is still waterproof, dustproof, and scratchproof. The details about its availability, I believe, is still a mystery but anyhow, it's nice to see this amazing smartphone that will surely make to a store shelf near you.
February 24, 2014
This is the next Nokia X series device running on Android, dubbed as the Nokia XL. Again it runs on an undisclosed version of Android with a Nokia X Software Platform overlay that strips everything Android about the OS and makes it look like a Windows Phone. The Nokia X's specs is a bit disappointing, considering that it is Nokia's first Android device, they still should have made the specs more spectacular that what they are now. The XL, as what the name implies is larger than the X. It sports a 5" display and a 5MP camera which is a little bit up there when compared to the Nokia X.
Nokia is not going silent in this year's MWC in Barcelona, Spain. With that said, the Finnish phonemaker announced their first ever Android-powered device. There are actually three of them and are dubbed as the Nokia X series. This is the Nokia X. It sports a 4" display and runs on Android being dubbed by Nokia as the Nokia X Software Platform OS which is basically just Android but skinned to look like a Windows Phone. This device has a dual-sim counterpart called the Nokia X+.
This is a late post but nonetheless, LG has announced the successors to their L line of smartphones, the LG L Series III. All of these devices run on Android 4.4 KitKat and are dubbed according to their sizes. First, we have the LG L40, the LG L70, and the LG L90. These devices will be showcased during MWC 2014 which is currently happening. As for the devices specs, well, I can give you a link where a summary of their specs are available. Click here to go to UV.
At MWC 2014, the Chinese phonemaker ZTE has unveiled their mid-range update to the Grand Memo, the ZTE Grand Memo II LTE. The phablet runs on Android with a 6" display and according to ZTE is a very slim device, in fact, it is 7.2mm thin. The Grand Memo II LTE is touted to be available in April in China and will be available after its China launch in Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. I don't have the full specs of the device since ZTE only have its preliminary specs from their press release.
ZTE has announced two new mobile devices that run on Mozilla's Firefox OS, yes it is still alive. The ZTE Open C and the Open 2 both got a press release from ZTE's official website and viola, the two tiny smartphones from the Chinese phonemaker running on Firefox OS. The OS is fairly young as it was unveiled to the public last year (at the CES 2013 if my memory serves me right).Anyway, I have preliminary specs of these devices after the break.
February 13, 2014
Ahead of the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain, the Korean phonemaker, LG, has unveiled the LG G Pro 2. A phablet, apparently, that will go on and compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note III and other phablets out there for 2014. This device will probably be showcased and reunvieled at MWC 2014. Anyway, it has a very huge screen, bigger than the Note III, actually, since it flaunts it at 5.9" in Full HD resolution. The G Pro 2 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat, the latest version of Android available. The phablet, like the Note III is also capable of recording 4K videos.