Galaxy Note II users are getting a plethora of good news today. First comes news that T-Mobile plans on launching its 4G LTE network this month, and now news that their Samsung Galaxy Note II will not only get their LTE switches turned on, but they will also be receiving an update to their Android OS as well, adding a bunch of new features as well as improvements to performance.
Samsung will be offering the Android world this year, and now we have one more to add to the list. With the Galaxy S4 announcement just over a week away, today we're now seeing reports of an unknown Samsung Galaxy device rocking a 5.9-inch screen. Could this be the alleged Galaxy Note III?
Galaxy Note II being readily available the limits were already being pushed, but this year the lines are going to get blurred even more. Would you hold an 8-inch phablet to the side of your head in public? Samsung and ASUS seem to think so.
Acer had a pretty mild showing, but we all had a feeling more was coming as they've continued their Android push. Today though, reports are surfacing that Acer's president revealed a quad-core smartphone from the company is in the works and coming soon. This will be their first quad-core smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is finally official. Samsung just revealed their new daring 8-inch tablet, and we have all the details. Live in Barcelona for MWC we've already got our paws all over it. We'd rather not call this a phablet, but this truly is because its got full phone and voice features included. We might not get the phone model in the US, at least not initially, but read on for all the details.
Samsung hasn't forgot about their popular original 5.3-inch Galaxy Note phablet. Today we've learned that it's happily getting updated to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean now, and in the coming weeks and months. Initially this is for the international N7000 Galaxy Note, then other regions and eventually the US models will also enjoy the same benefits.
Sony are preparing more than just a few Xperia Z products for 2013. We've already seen their new 5-inch 1080p powered smartphone at CES, but now we're seeing some leaked components leading us to believe Sony is cooking up a 6.44-inch powerhouse. Read on for more details on what's coming next.
ZTE have been hitting the 5-inch form factor quite hard as of late. After just recently announcing their new flagship ZTE Grand S 5-inch 1080p smartphone, we're now seeing a similarly designed budget device that is set to dominate the Chinese markets. It's called the ZTE V987 and we have additional details after the break.
Lenovo dropped some rather impressive news to the Android world here at CES 2013. The Lenovo K900 is the company’s new hero phone, and is powered by an Intel Atom processor, Android, and a 5.5-inch 1080p HD display. This will be the first Android phone to enjoy Intel's new ATOM processor, and we have some hands-on video below so check it out.
ZTE has been a fairly talked about name lately. We have seen the Z5 which was announced late in December and the Grand S which is going to be unveiled during CES. Both of these devices have a 5-inch display, however it looks like ZTE is getting ready to push things a little larger -- straight into phablet territory.