Together with the flagship Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, Sony has just announced the new Xperia E3 at IFA 2014. It aims to sell the Xperia E3 with an affordable price tag, but without compromised any necessary features you will need in a smartphone.
It is no secret the star of Samsung's IFA 2014 show is the Galaxy Note 4, with many expectations hinging on the company's next S Pen-toting phablet. Good news for Sammy fans: it does not disappoint. The Galaxy Note 4 indeed delivers the promise of a top of the line device, the evolution of three generations worth of stylus-bearing smartphones.
Virtual Reality or VR is pretty much a gaming thing so it was quite surprising to learn that Samsung has decided to get its feet wet with the technology. And yet here is the Gear VR, the first fruit of the collaboration between Samsung and Oculus, and we take it for a spin to see just what Samsung has to offer for this rather young market.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 may not have been a surprise, but its Galaxy Note Edge sibling is, taking the S Pen equipped phablet and giving it a curved display that wraps around the right side of the phone. Revealed at Samsung Unpacked at IFA 2014 this week, the Note Edge trims the Note 4's 5.7-inch screen down to 5.6-inches - though keeps the Quad HD resolution - but tacks on a curved Super AMOLED piece that can be used as a shortcut bar and notification ticker.
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).
The IFA 2014 is just around the corner and we’ve been seeing leaked images and hearing rumors left and right of new products to be unveiled. Sony is one of the many tech giants getting ready for Berlin and its Xperia Z3 has been highly anticipated.
There have been a lot of leaks of the coming Sony Xperia Z3 handset over the last few weeks. We have seen a leaked image showing the device and some of its siblings. We've also talked about the X3 TENAA certification images that hit the web late last month. This week another image of the Z3 has leaked and this time the image claims to show all the specifications of the device.
Still on IFA 2014 fare, and still hot on Sony’s trail – we are hearing rumors that apart from a new flagship line, Sony will be launching a new budget smartphone device in Berlin in the new Xperia E3. In line as an upgrade to its token budget devices (with the “E” suffix), this device may not be the star of the show, but it is important in Sony’s strategy to hit multiple tiers and markets.
Just few weeks after Xiaomi announced the Mi4, Meizu has now unveiled its new MX4 to take on the Mi4. Flyme 4.0 OS, based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, is also introduced with new UI, custom icons and improved responsiveness.
The battle for who will bear the next Nexus device isn't over yet. But while HTC seems to have be the crowd favorite for the next Nexus tablet, Motorola seems poised to take the smartphone side. Whether it's the Nexus 6, Nexus X, Motorola S, or Nexus Shamu is still unknown, but Indian import and export site Zauba seems to prefer the latter.