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Google's Android L isn't final code by any stretch of the imagination, but we still wanted to see what's new. Hit play to see Android L vs Android KitKat.
The June 2014 Android distribution numbers are in, showing an even greater increase in KitKat (likely spearheaded by the HTC One M8 and Galaxy S5).
Google’s launch of Android 4.4 KitKat is already 7 months old, and it isn’t until now that we’re seeing most OEMs update their smartphones to the latest and greatest version of the operating system. Such is the case of Samsung, which has done a decent job this year with updates, but not as good as OEMs like Sony and HTC. Still, we’ve seen the leaked time-lines for the update, and we’re now seeing some of last-year’s models getting the update.
Today Samsung has officially launched Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. This [...]
Sony may not be doing the best job in getting the US market full of Xperia smartphones, but they are definitely doing a great job in giving Xperia customers a taste of the latest and greatest of Android. It used to be that Sony was the worse company in updating its smartphones to newer versions of Android, but ever since the launch of the Xperia Z early last year, this has been a different story, and it continues today.
The company has just announced Android 4.4 KitKat to devices like the Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, and Xperia Tablet Z. The update details [...]
It's a crude but accurate statement: Android's camera has always stunk. Thankfully, the new Google Camera app is here to change that. Here's how it works.
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple’s confirmed dates for its World Wide Developer’s Conference, and what we expect to see. We then talk about Intel’s attempt to bring 64-bit architecture to Android 4.4 KitKat. Samsung follows the rumors as we land a leaked image for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, though with another name. Then we talk about Microsoft’s possible launch date for the developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1. We end today’s show talking about Google’s possible new business in the cellular carrier department, though [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the announcement of the Google Play Edition Moto G and its details. We then talk about the Moto X, which is now officially ready to land in Europe in the next two weeks. Samsung is next as we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S 5 launch plans, aside from the rumors of a better battery for its future flagship. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and how KitKat was recently made available in certain European countries. We later cover Sony’s launch of certain mid-tier phones to the market. We end today’s show talking [...]
For many of us, remembering the Nexus One is bringing back some good memories. Most of us still find this to be one of the greatest Android phones of all time, and if you’re still using one or own one, please enjoy our jealousy for a couple of minutes. Sadly, the fact that the device didn’t enjoy the benefits of Ice Cream Sandwich and is still stuck to Gingerbread is the main reason why we know that most of us were forced to move on to more powerful hardware.
That said, one of the benefits of KitKat is the fact that it was designed to run on low-powered hardware. It [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google’s Nexus 7 deals, which are ironically not better than the deals we had already talked about a couple of days ago. We then talk about the Google Edition phones receiving Android 4.4 KitKat as of today. Then it’s patent talk as we go through Samsung’s probable new flagship feature for the Galaxy S 5. Apple follows the news as the company has also filed a patent, but this time in order to bring Lytro technology into the cameras of their future devices. We end today’s show talking about the launch of the [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Nokia’s new sale whenever you buy the new Lumia 2520 Windows tablet. We later go through more deals as retailers have dropped the price of the Google Nexus 7. Motorola follows the news as the company has just hired a 3D printing firm to take care of Project Ara. Leaks of Samsung’s plans to upgrade the Galaxy Line-up to Android 4.4 KitKat follow after that. We end today’s show talking about certain leaks showing a metal frame for the possible Samsung Galaxy S5.
All this and more after the [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Motorola’s plans to upgrade the company’s current smartphone line-up to Android 4.4 KitKat. We then talk about Samsung, the results in sales of the Galaxy Gear, and what to believe and not believe. We follow the news with some more rumors of Apple building a bigger iPad at 12.9-inches, and why this makes sense since we currently have the iPad Air and iPad mini, along with the iPad mini with Retina Display. Later we talk about the possibility of a 128-bit chip for smartphones and tablets, as if 64-bits wasn’t enough [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google’s recent update to Google Apps for Android, which brings some of the KitKat updates that Nexus 5 owners are enjoying. Speaking of Nexus 5, there are complaints of a poor speaker and poor camera, and Google talks about it. We later talk about Sony as the company has laid down its plans for Android 4.3 and 4.4 to its Xperia line-up. Apple follows the news as the Cupertino kids might be working on launching more than one iPhone in 2014. We end today’s show by talking about Samsung’s ISOCELL cameras and foldable [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nokia Lumia 1520 reaching AT&T very soon at a very interesting price point. Samsung follows the news as we go through their plans for foldable displays, 4K displays and their custom CPUs for 2014 and 2015. We later talk about Microsoft’s possible shortlist for their next CEO. Apple follows in the news, this time because apparently the company has increased production of the iPhone 5S and changed the supplier for the 5C. We end today’s show talking about Android 4.4 KitKat reaching other smartphones and already [...]
We're looking at a demo of the Android 4.4 KitKat non-destructive photo editor courtesy of Google's own Nicolas Roard. Check out the goodies included!
The Nexus 4 was a fine phone for its time. If you bought one, good for you. That said, here's 3 reasons to dump that old thing and go for a Nexus 5 upgrade!
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the FAA, and how they’ve finally changed their flight rules to allow the use of mobile devices through a full flight, even though the airlines now have to change their procedures to match it. Nokia is next as we talk about their patent lawsuit against HTC, and how this could ban the HTC One in the UK. Rumors of a Nokia Lumia 525 are back, for those of you who remember project Glee. Verizon is next as we have leaked renders of an Ellipsis 7 tablet. We end today’s show talking about the Google Nexus 5, the official launch, [...]