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.
Lenovo unveiled a pair of tablets a few weeks earlier. This was the Yoga Tablet lineup and it included an 8-inch and 10-inch variant. Or perhaps better remembered, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet may be better known for two things -- the unique design and the bit about how they were announced with celebrity endorsement. That celebrity was Ashton Kutcher and while the Yoga Tablet lineup has an interesting look, we must admit we were pleasantly surprised when we pulled these out of the box and began playing.
Oregon Scientific unveiled the MEEP! X2 tablet back in October. And for those not familiar, the X2 came as the follow-up to the original MEEP which was introduced a year earlier, in October 2012. A quick look at the two tablets and there are more than a few similarities in terms of looks and styling, however the MEEP X2 has stepped up in terms of the specs.
announced earlier in the month. This, as the two in the name would imply, means this is a second-generation device. If we were to sum this up simply, we would say the PLAiR 2 has been given additional features and a price cut. But while that statement is true, we cannot help but compare the PLAiR 2 to the Chromecast, as opposed to the original model PLAiR.
Tegra 4 tablet, with a decent stylus, and the promise of pure Android? NVIDIA's Tegra Note 7 platform, on sale from today, has plenty of Android aficionados talking, the $199 tablet arriving in the US with EVGA branding but really the brainchild of the chip manufacturer itself. So far Samsung has had the stylus market effectively in a stronghold, but NVIDIA wants to change all that using some Tegra 4 smarts.
Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 Kit Kat on Halloween. Thanks to the frequent rumors and leaks, the actual launch came with little in terms of surprise. But nonetheless, it was nice to get confirmation on the specs and pricing. The launch went smooth, especially as compared to the launch day issues Google had with the Nexus 4.
T-Mobile announced the Alcatel ONE TOUCH Fierce back in late-September. At the time they offered some details in terms of the specs, pricing and release date. And well, judging from the specs and pricing, we knew this handset was going to fit squarely into the mid-range lineup. While we realize that may not sound all that exciting to some, there may be a something here with the Fierce. We have recently been carrying the ONE TOUCH Fierce and have been pleasantly surprised. Read on to check out the full review below.
One max, the phablet version of its One flagship and a direct challenge to Samsung's Galaxy Note 3. A 5.9-inch screen makes for a sizable device, and HTC has used the extra space to fit in fingerprint biometrics, too, not to mention a much larger battery. So, is the One max the HTC to have?
Kyocera has released more than a few waterproof phones over the past several months. In fact, we have taken a look at a few of them here at Android Community. There was the Kyocera Torque and Hydro Edge, both of which had decent specs, but appeared more of the focus was on the water-resistance. Well, we are now taking a look at the Kyocera Hydro Elite and as the 'elite' in the name would suggest, the specs are stepped up a bit. This one is still not what we would classify as high-end, but it should be a good option for anyone looking for a waterproof handset with Verizon Wireless. Read on to see how the handset stood up during our testing.
ZTE as they announced the partnership with the Houston Rockets this past weekend. That time included a pre-game sit down with some ZTE execs, and while they offered some interesting insight about the partnership, perhaps the more immediate news was the US release of the Grand S and nubia 5 smartphones. These were both made available for pre-order here in the US and should begin shipping shortly.