If you are waiting for the awesome new Android 5.0 Lollipop update to reach your Nexus device, you will have to wait a bit longer. According to unconfirmed sources, the company will be rolling out the update for Wi Fi only devices first, on November 3rd. This means that Wi Fi only version of the Nexus tablets will be getting the update even before the Nexus 5 or Nexus 4. But the smartphones are said to get updated before the end of November. Even the Samsung Nexus 10 is getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
Source: The Droid Guy
When Google announced the awesome new mobile operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop, the company conveniently left out Nexus 4 and the first generation Nexus 7 from the list of devices which are getting the update. This caused a bit of a shuffle in the Nexus 4 owners’ community. After this, the company edited its blog post on this announcement and added Nexus 4 to the list. So if you are a Nexus 4 smartphone owner, you have nothing to worry. You will be getting a taste of the brand new mobile operating system.
Source: Pocket Now
You think the modular smartphone that Phone Blocks has been working on is awesome? Wait till you read what they are doing with the smartwatch! The company has started working on a similar, modular, smartwatch. Phone Blocks is starting with Samsung for the awesome smartwatch to come alive. Also, Intel is going to be a part of this whole module wearable technology. The best part about this is, if you are interested in such a piece of gear, you can pre-order yours as soon as tomorrow. Hit the source link for more information.
Source: GDGT Arena
If you are an Asus FonePad X, but think that is too big for you, behold the Asus FonePad X Mini. The tablet still has a smartphone at its core. But this time, it is a 4.5 inch IPS display smartphone, running a 1.6 GHz dual core Intel Atom processor at its heart. The smartphone also has 2 GB of RAM, and supports Category 3 LTE, and has backward support for 3G and 2G. it also comes with Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi Fi connectivity, with a 5 MP camera at the back, 2 MP selfie shooter, and a 2060 mAh battery to run the show. This is going to be exclusively available on AT&T soon.
Yahoo is betting big on advertisements. The fact that the company hired the chief revenue officer from the Washing Post is proof enough for this. Yes, the company has confirmed hiring Kevin Gentze, Washington Post’s former chief revenue officer, to become the Internet giant’s head of North American advertising sales. The Post said that it had experienced the best online advertising revenue generation during his period at the post, in 2013. Now, probably this is what attracted Yahoo’s CEO, Marissa Mayer’s attention. We’ll have to see how this relation goes, and when he will be joining Yahoo.
We have been reading and hearing about the all new HTC Desire Eye and the RE Camera devices from the Taiwan based tech giant. The devices are finally official now. You know what this means. This means that wireless carriers will now start announcing offers on these devices, or release dates. And with the holiday season just over a month away, this space is going to get pretty hot. AT&T is I guess the carrier to announce that it will indeed be carrying both the devices, and they will go on sale in time for the holiday shopping. Do you think any or both of these HTC devices make for a good gift?
Source: The Droid Guy
eBay did it. And HP did it recently. So why can’t Symantec do the same? Yes, we are talking about splitting the company into different parts so that they can all operate independently, and give more and better results. Bloomberg is reporting this, and quotes unnamed sources with the knowledge of this to have also said that the Mountain View based company had thought of this idea before, and had dropped it. The company is now said to be splitting into two parts, one will take care of the storage solutions, and the other will cater to the security needs of the market.
Source: PC World
The Cupertino tech giant, Apple, is going to launch the two new smartphones, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, in India as scheduled. The company has confirmed that the smartphones will go on market on the 17th of October. But if you are in a hurry or don’t want to lose out on the first stock, you can pre order yours starting October 7th. The company has, however, not yet released the price list. But NDTV Gadgets has been able to get the price list, which is as follows:
- iPhone 6
- 16 GB – Rs. 53,500 ($868)
- 64 GB – Rs. 62,500 ($1014)
- 128 GB – Rs. 71,500 ($1160)
- iPhone 6 Plus
- 16 GB – Rs. 62,500 ($1014)
- 64 GB – Rs. 71,500 ($1160)
- 128 GB – Rs. 80,500 ($1305)
It looks like T Mobile’s CEO, John Legere, has taken up Apple iPhone 6 publicity contract. I say this because his talk at the GeekWeek Summit, when he was asked about the iPhone 6 BendGate issue, he sounded like he was there only to promote the device. He first put the smartphone in his pocket, and sat on it. He went on to say that “This thing doesn’t f**king bend.” He also mentioned that T Mobile has become a better company after starting work with the Cupertino based tech giant, Apple. However there is no idea why he got that much excited about the iPhone and the whole bendgate issue.
Source: iPhone Hacks
So, there have been multiple rumors about the next Nexus smartphone, the Nexus 6 or the Nexus X. Anyway, here a render of what the smartphone is said to look like, according to Android Police. We can find design elements similar to the new Moto X. The smartphone is expected to come with a 5.9 inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. So it is a phablet. The smartphone is also said to come with a 13 MP camera on the back with OIS and the ring LED flash found on the Moto X. All this, however, is still in the rumor stage.
Source: The Droid Guy