Asus ZenFone 4 owners have something to be happy about on the first day of October. A major software update has landed for the Asus smartphone bringing with it a number of notable updates. Most notable is a new version of Android.
The Moto X is getting a lot of love these days. Its Verizon variant is expected to arrive this September 26 and the Moto Maker site became available in the UK, Germany, and France a couple of weeks ago. Motorola is even all out with the promotion of the new Android smartphone, releasing three new Moto X ads on YouTube at once and four new apps on the Google Play Store. Pre-order started only last week and those with .edu email are given Moto X discounts. All these news make this new-gen phone a highly anticipated one.
Got one of Xiaomi's recent smartphones but tired of the heavily customized MIUI experience? If you're not one to shy away from a bit of heavy lifting and from the potential risks of ROM flashing, then you might want to take a look at this new custom ROM that brings an almost vanilla Android experience to the Mi 3 and the Mi 4.
Sometimes I don’t get Xiaomi and their approach with MIUI, but that’s just me – a lot of people will come on here and testify to great experiences with the Chinese manufacturer’s brand of user interface over the Android foundation. After an official debate of sorts that Xiaomi officially started on the merits of Android KitKat for their Mi 2 and Mi 2S devices, they are finally releasing MIUI 6 for the said devices, but not without caveats.
T-Mobile is on a roll, pardon the pun. It has just released firmware updates for the Samsung Galaxy S4, the HTC One (M7) and the HTC One M8. Though these updates aren't exactly earth-shattering, they do bring in much needed security fixes, particularly from Android 4.4.4, and one potentially interesting new feature.
With all the new devices coming out of the recently concluded IFA 2014, it seems an inevitable counterpoint that some old devices that are part of these manufacturer’s catalogs will get the proverbial axe. In Sony’s case, it recently declared “end-of-life” status to four devices – the Xperia L, M, SP and C. What this technically means is that there will no longer be firmware updates for these devices.
The latest numbers for Android distribution are in from Google and the numbers show a noticeable change from last month. The single most popular flavor of Android for the week ending September 9, 2014 is Android Jelly Bean API 16 at 25.1% of the market. That is a 1.4% decline for the share of the market that same OS version held last month.
Almost 3 months after it rolled out to Sony Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra, Anrdoid KitKat 4.4.4 is finally coming to the other Xperia devices. The Japanese OEM has confirmed through their official Twitter account @SonyMobileNews that they have started updating their older devices including Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z to the latest version of the platform.
Verizon promised subscribers that they would be bringing the latest Android 4.4.3 update to the HTC One (M8) sometime mid August. Well they made an announcement on Twitter through their VP for Product Management, Mo Versi, that they are bringing the update, but not to their current flagship yet, but for the older HTC One (M7).
Minix is a small Hong Kong-based outfit that specializes in small set-top boxes that allow you to run Android apps on your TV. With this new product dubbed the Neo Z64, they are now offering basically a fanless desktop PC box that fits in the palm of your hand. Would you go for something like this?