Samsung's position among Android device manufacturers, this latest data from Localytics could disple those. As it is, Samsung practically owns the global Android market with 63 percent of the pie, which can be both a boon and a bane for the mobile platform.
ZTE won't be waiting for the end of the year to to finally take off the veils from its upcoming high-end smartphone as previously speculated. The Chinese company will, instead, be announcing the ZTE nubia 5S at a press event scheduled next week, on November 19 to be precise.
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.
rumors and early sightings, Motorola has opened up the Moto Maker customizations for all four major US carriers this morning. Or in other words, customers outside of AT&T are now able to move forward and purchase a customized Moto X. Otherwise, the Moto X is priced at $99.99 on a two-year agreement and at the moment, the Moto Maker site is reflecting an estimated delivery of four days.
Xiaomi has been doing some flash-sales recently. These sales have the company making a limited number of devices available for sale at a specified time and keeping them up until sold out. Back in October we saw Xiaomi sell through 100,000 units of the MI3 smartphone in about 90 seconds. This most recent flash sale didn't have the handset selling out that quickly, but another 110,000 went in minutes.
Sony has yet to confirm which device, or devices they were going to announce during the event. And while Sony has yet to confirm the Xperia Z1S announcement is coming on the 12th, a recent leak certainly suggests that is the device that will be announced.
OPPO has officially launched the N1 smartphone for those in China. The OPPO N1 was originally introduced back in September and more recently we learned the CyanogenMod model will begin shipping in December. And while the CyanogenMod model was expected to be available in limited quantities, it looks like the same can be said about the regular model in China.
BlackBerry's new CEO seems to be quite coy when answering questions about the company adopting Android en masse, these leaked photos prove that the company is already walking down that path. If this is the real deal, we might be seeing Google Play, and therefore Android apps, running on BlackBerry devices soon.