Alcatel and their entire line of smartphones hasn't slowed down. The company is still releasing them by the truckload, but this year they're going to offer some top-tier models as well with a focus on quality. Instead of all mid-range devices. The One Touch Idol ALPHA we mentioned earlier this week is one of those. With a blend between the iPhone and an Xperia, the Alpha had some cool things going for it worth pointing out.
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Acer announced a slew of devices. One being a brand new 10-inch budget Android tablet, and we have our hands all over it to see if it's worth your hard earned cash. Below we're giving you a quick look at the newly announced Acer Iconia A3 slate.
HTC One. After multiple tips mentioned a blue version of their beautiful anodized aluminum smartphone was coming soon to Verizon, the company announced the "Vivid Blue" model this week. However, we quickly learned it would be a Carphone Warehouse exclusive. Now though, pics of the blue model for Verizon have surfaced in a few Best Buy shops.
Nokia, and instead opted to buy the company outright, the dream of a Nokia Android smartphone died. Don't be sad though, because one ex CEO has a team of Nokia defectors and aims to create a new Nokia-like company with the best OS around. That being Android of course.
The Guardian are accurate, The European Commission will be shutting down the possibility for networks to charge roaming fees. This would be a huge move, and hopefully makes its way to other regions.
Nexus which that software will debut on. We're talking about the Nexus 5 of course, which leaked multiple times this week. Including some FCC documents revealing all sorts of important information. Below are multiple renders based on leaks, the image from Google's campus, the FCC filing and more all blend into a beautiful look at the future.
4.4 KitKat, the Samsung Galaxy Gear, Note 3 and more all making headlines. So while you're all busy watching our IFA hands-on coverage, we figured a quick update on some important applications was in order. There's plenty of apps getting updates this afternoon, but here are a few big ones.
Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. At the same time though, there's some concern about it only working with the Note III initially, and it not being able to run regular Android apps. However, Samsung's promised roughly 12 apps will be installed at launch, and we can look forward to tons more coming soon to the wearable device.
Microsoft and Nokia aren't doing so great in the mobile space. Although, Microsoft looks to change that with their recent acquisition and buyout of Nokia. They'll soon be taking the same approach as Apple and now Google, by having their own hardware company. In light of Sundar Pichai announcing Android 4.4 KitKat, Nokia's now begging us all to "have a break" from Android.
Lenovo has introduced another smartphone for the Chinese markets. It's called the Lenovo Vibe X and this time around we won't be sporting an Intel processor. With a MediaTek quad-core, 5-inch display, and two top-tier cameras on board Lenovo is hoping this can get their foot higher in the mobile race.