How we wish smartphones cost double-oh-seven dollars. Tongue out of cheek, we now turn to the latest in mobile technology to fetch what could be called “a killing.” Forget Vertu and Tag Heuer, this time we’re talking about British luxury automaker and Aston Martin. And we’re not talking about the first sucky phone it did, here: it’s taking this year’s $300 phone and bringing up the price twenty-fold.
The Racing 808, actually made by Primo Mobile is a phone that appears to be all about the exterior: the $6,000 base model comes with a leather [...]
Elephone has been a Chinese OEM we’ve been tracking for a bit with some boundary-pushing devices. Included in its roster is the “Vowney,” which came out in May of this year with a spectacular set of specs behind Android. We’re talking about it once again, this time with even beefier specs and a change in operating system.
Version A of the Vowney, the Android 5.0 phone, featured a 5.5-inch QHD display, 3GB RAM with 64GB flash storage, a 21-megapixel Sony sensor, a 3,850mAh battery and a MediaTek MT6795 processor (octa-core at 2.2GHz). There’s also a [...]
Lollipop’s troubles have been made very visible by the tech media to the national media. In the second case, it was with Android 5.0’s Stagefright vulnerabilities that led to the pouring of vows to step up security updates. And while the move to Marshmallow is ongoing and might bring a whole new slew of scrutinizing eyes to the Android platform, some phones will have the dubious honor of carrying Lollipop as their mature version of the OS. That makes this security hole a must to watch for.
Phones running 5.0-5.1.1 which have not been recently updated with the [...]
Android M is racing up the update chain and will be arriving before 2015 ends. Our slew of coverage about the software can be found here. But with the features being leaked and trickled every so often from Google, we’re looking forward to the devices that will be updated or introduced with Android M. If you want to keep up with us, you can bookmark this post and check back every Monday evening Eastern Time. We’ll keep it going up until the official launch of Android 5.2.
Here are the confirmation status terms as we are using them:Native — The OEM will introduce [...]