Google, has also announced their next flagship tablet. The Google Nexus 9 by HTC. Yes, you heard that right, this tablet is made by HTC and yes the rumors are correct. Like the Nexus 6, this tablet will also be running on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. The Nexus 9 will be available on pre-order starting today (October 17) starting at $399. It sports HTC's BoomSound front speakers to make it really an HTC experience and a soft grip rear panel with metallic sides.
October 17, 2014
October 16, 2014
Together with the announcement of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google has announced their next flagship Nexus smartphone. Made by Motorola, the Google Nexus 6. Apparently, it will be the first phone to run Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. Motorola has taken this category (phablet for Samsung fans) to a whole new level by basically spitting out a 6-inch smartphone. That I believe is a huge phone and huge is probably still an understatement. Anyway, for those dying to get their hands on the device, Google will be accepting pre-orders of the device in late October and should start shipping by November. Nexus devices are always available via the Nexus website and the Play Store.
Google has officially revealed the name of the next major release of Android. Android 5.0 will be, from now on, known as Android Lollipop. At the time it was being announced, my Google Plus feed was filled with Lollipops, Androids dancing, People dancing (GIF) and whatnots. Most of us already know what Android 5.0 has to offer. It is a major update and according to Google, the sweetest Android yet. It has a revamped UI which they named as Material Design. This version of the platform will also brought to not just smartphones or tablets but it extends to Android Wear, Android TV, and Android Auto. Everything I have said here were already previewed in this year's Google I/O so if you missed that, click here.
October 9, 2014
Aside from announcing the HTC Desire Eye during HTC's recent event in New York, the company also introduced a photo software called Zoe and together with the Zoe and the Eye, HTC introduced the HTC Re. It's a camera. The Re has a 16MP camera lens with an amazing 146 degree angle allowing you to not really think about where the camera is pointed and wonder if you got the shot or not because it is that wide. The device is IPX7 Waterpoof. Waterproof, that is very different from water resistant and can be improved with the "cap" on to IPX8.
HTC has recently announced a new member of their Desire line of smartphones. They are calling it the HTC Desire Eye. The selling point for this smartphone, aside from its amazing design, as always from HTC, is the fact that it's their first smartphone that is almost dedicated in taking photos at the front with great quality that is almost unheard of. The smartphone packs a 13MP front camera with, take note, a dual-LED flash! That's awesome! The rear camera is also a 13MP shooter. The phone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and is powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core cpu. So this is not your ordinary Desire it's a feature packed smartphone built into a hardware that is set to perform.