HTC announced the One max back in mid-October. Verizon Wireless followed HTC with an announcement of their own and initially said the handset would be arriving in time for the holiday shopping season. True to their word, the HTC One max arrived with Verizon in late-November. Anyway, we have recently been carrying a Verizon branded model and as such, wanted to offer a bit on this carrier variant and how it compares to the model we reviewed back in October.
Nexus 7 arrive in white as well as the addition of two new Google Play edition (GPe) devices. These two included a tablet and phablet -- the LG G Pad 8.3 and the Sony Z Ultra. We have already shared some first impressions of the G Pad, so next up is the Sony Z Ultra which sports a massive display.
Google Play Edition of the LG G Pad, seems to be Android’s answer to the iPad mini. Roughly the same size as its iOS counterpart, it disrupts the status quo for Nexus tablet sizing. It’s also the first official GPE tablet, paving the way for more like it, we hope.
AT&T recently announced some new plans. These new plans favored users with a contract-free device by giving a monthly discount. Moving forward, it looks like AT&T is going to be further changing gears. There has been some recent talk about how they may reduce device subsidies and start shifting customers to a place where they use a device they own, or one they finance.
a report from The Verge, Nokia is currently working hard to release an Android device, codenamed “Normandy”. The device is said to bring a forked version of Android to the table, like Amazon does with their Kindle tablets.
Qualcomm has an answer in their Gimbal devices, and they’re now available.
Moto G to the Moto X, we cannot help but compare it to the Nexus 5. In part that may be due to our recent Nexus 5 usage (we reviewed the N5 and have been carrying it daily since), but we are also making the comparison given they are both available unlocked and with attractive price points. The thing is, the Nexus 5 is the top-tier and the Moto G is the mid-tier. That thought follows the patterns we see with the specs as well as the price. Anyway, talk of the Nexus 5 aside, how about we get into the Moto G, beginning with the hardware.
Moto G recently. Last week we shared a bit of hands-on experience with the Flip Shell cover for the handset and while putting the finishing touches on our full review, we noticed a new boot animation. It seems the Motorola Boot Services app has been updated and it brings a bit of winter.