Author: Robert Nelson
Qualcomm announced and offered some details on their next-generation Snapdragon, the 805 and it looks like MediaTek has some news of their own. In the case of MediaTek, they have unveiled the MT6592 which they are touting as the "world's first true octa-core mobile platform." MediaTek has also said this will include an eight-core application processor combined with multimedia capabilities and mobile connectivity in an effort to achieve "a perfect balance of performance and power consumption."
few case options listed in the Play Store when the Nexus 5 arrived, however they were just that, listings. There was the Bumper Case and LG QuickCover, but neither were available for purchase at the time. We recently saw Google release the Nexus Wireless Charger and it looks like they also updated the case and cover product listings at the same time.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 may be the high-end processor mobile users are looking to have power their handset at the moment, however a new top of the line has been announced this morning. Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 805 "Ultra HD" processor which will feature the an Adreno 420 GPU and is described as being the "first mobile processor to offer system-level Ultra HD support."
C Spire Wireless has become the latest carrier to unveil an upgrade program. In this case the program will be called PERCS and it is one the carrier is touting as allowing for "device upgrades that are simple, sooner and sensibly priced." To that point, the PERCS program will cost $20 per month (above your regular monthly service) and allow for a new phone every 12 months.
Motorola likely surprised a few when they announced the Android 4.4 Kit Kat update had begun rolling out for Verizon Moto X users. In this case, that means Big Red is pushing an Android update even before some Nexus devices are getting it. Shock from Verizon aside, Motorola has also offered a bit of an update in terms of Kit Kat coming to some other handsets.
LG has been showing off the self healing ability of the G Flex smartphone recently. The video they released had the handset being scuffed with a bronze brush in even strokes, which as many decided -- that may not be an accurate real world test. Thankfully though, we have the internet and that means someone is generally going to be willing to step up.
Lenovo is aiming for the education market with their latest notebook announcement. The particular notebook is a Chromebook, specifically, the ThinkPad X131e Chromebook and it sports a rugged design. Some of the rugged features include a rubber bumper, reinforced ports to minimize chances of accidental damage and a stronger keyboard that protects the keys from being removed.
Motorola has confirmed the Android 4.4 Kit Kat update for Verizon Moto X users. This of course, follows the series of rumors that began after details of a soak test leaked. Motorola hasn't offered a full breakdown of the timeline, however they have said the update will begin rolling out for Verizon Moto X users as of today.