Android 4.3 yesterday. They detailed the changes that could be expected and even said the update would begin rolling out to Nexus devices that same day. And in addition, Google released the Android 4.3 factory images. The catch with all this, there is one Nexus branded device that has once again been snubbed in terms of the update.
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Verizon has officially unveiled the latest DROID devices this morning. The new lineup includes the DROID ULTRA, DROID MAXX and DROID MINI and while we have seen details on the specs, the pricing and the availability -- there is also a bit of focus on the camera. Or more specifically, on features related to the camera.
Verizon Wireless and Samsung released the Stratosphere II back in November of last year. At the time the handset launched with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, however an update earlier in this year did bring the device up to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. While that bit by itself was nice to see, it looks like Big Red has recently begun rolling out another software update for the Stratosphere II.
HTC One, when it launches months later than on all the other carriers, you'll be doing so with a slew of other smartphones readily available. Big Red will have multiple smartphones available packing large HD displays and 4G LTE, including those DROIDs but the HTC One is poised to handle it well.
Kyocera Hydro Elite leaked back in late-May. Since that point talk of Big Red releasing the handset has gone quite, however it looks like a recently discovered FCC filing has changed that. This filing has the handset listed as the Kyocera C6750, however the images do match up rather nicely with what we saw in render form back in May.
Verizon is expected to announce the new DROID lineup during an event scheduled for July 23rd. The invite teased how they would be showcasing “one of their most popular family of devices.” Of course, for that we look towards the DROID lineup. While Verizon has left things with that little bit of a teaser, the rumor mill is suggesting we are going to see a few new devices.
Verizon Wireless confirmed the VZ Edge upgrade program yesterday. That news had many comparing the Edge program to the other recent announcements from AT&T and T-Mobile. Those carriers announced similar programs called Next and Jump. The problem with the Edge program though, many have said it will simply be a way for those looking to upgrade frequently to spend more money.
JUMP, AT&T announce Next and now Verizon has confirmed Edge. Big Red is touting Edge as being an option for those who "want to stay on top of the latest technology."
Verizon Wireless and Motorola, get excited, because we'll find out all of the details come next week. Today Verizon has just started issuing invitations for a press only event on July 23rd, where they'll showcase what's next from "one of their most popular family of devices" which will likely be the DROID lineup.