Google recently released its update of the Asus made Google Nexus 7 tablet which is called the Nexus 7.2 fuelling rumours that the new Nexus smart phone will be the Nexus 4.2 not the Nexus 5.
The Google Nexus 4 was a very well received device not just because of it great features and specification but also because of its very competitive price. If Google decides to make an update of the device with better features and specification like it did with the Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 7.2 it is easy to imagine that Google will have another winner on its hands – especially if Google decides to release the device with its rumoured new OS the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. An insider by the name of Taylor Wimbley has recently confirmed that Motorola will be making the new Nexus device. His post gave no other name to the device adding to the rumours that it won’t be the Nexus 5, rather the Nexus 4.2.
Google has been mum on all of these rumours and has not confirmed that Motorola will be making the new Nexus device.… Read the rest
We knew Google was working on the Nexus 5, which is also being called the Motorola X, a smartphone that’s entirely Google – inside and out. While we were expecting Google to launch this device later this month, we then heard that it could be delayed. And now that it has delayed we, won’t be surprised if it rubs shoulder with upcoming Apple iPhone 6 and rumored Samsung Galaxy S5. We also hear that it could be offered exclusively on AT&T, priced similar to the Nexus 4.
It could be offered on other carriers from November onwards, possibly to balance the supply with demand. The Nexus 4 was a fantastic phone which was sold out almost immediately after its launch. This strategy could possibly help Google manage the supply of the Nexus 5 better.
We’re still not sure what exactly the phone will be named – some of the names we’ve come across are Google X, Nexus 5 and Motorola X. Whatever it will be called, in all likelihood, it will be the first smartphone to run on Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Maybe we can hear more about this phone or the latest Android OS during the Google I/O event?
As we all get more and more eager by the day to get our hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, but we’ve just heard some rumors that have made us even more excited to get a sneak peek into this device. If these rumors are true, then Samsung’s planning to put an all-metal body on the Galaxy Note 3 instead of its regular plastic body.
SamMobile’s recent reports suggest that Samsung’s taken the flak it received for its most recent launch, the Galaxy S4, for its plastic body. It’s also worried about the positive response its competitor HTC One has received for its good looks, and so is planning a much more premium looking design for its upcoming Galaxy Note 3.
The reports also talk about how the Galaxy S4 with a metal body was more popular, but Samsung decided to go with the plastic design since it was easier to mass produce the phone. Along with the metal body, the Galaxy Note 3 is expected to have a 6-inch full HD screen, maybe even run on Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, and would be powered by an 8-core Exynos 5 processor and have a 13 MP camera.… Read the rest
After the success of the Android Jelly Bean OS, Google has kept itself extremely busy creating a formidable upgrade in the form of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Based on a patent filed by Google, we feel that the Nexus 5 smartphone could use its GPS sensor to adjust the camera settings.
The Nexus 5 could use the light sensor, temperature sensor and accelerometer to adjust the camera to the conditions around and click the best possible picture. This means that the Nexus 5 camera could become one of the best phone cameras in the market.
Of course, for the finickier people, there could still be manual settings to adjust. However, what we are yet to find out is if this GPS-assisted camera feature is unique to the Nexus 5 or if it would be a feature available on the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie OS itself. But we guess it’s just a short time till the Google I/O Conference which will be held next month when we can expect the company to shed some light on both the smartphone as well as the latest OS.… Read the rest
When we first heard rumors about Samsung’s flagship smartphone for 2013, the Galaxy S4, we’d heard that it could possibly be one of the first phones to come with a brand new Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. But, Samsung didn’t wait for Google to finish making the OS and went ahead and brought out the Galaxy S4 without it.
While Google’s supposedly planning to release the new version of Android during its developer conference in May, Samsung’s flagship is expected to come out by the end of this month. So how soon really will the Galaxy S4 get the Android 5.0 update? Samsung has promised that it will dish out the update ASAP, but from past experience, we can only imagine how much time that would take.
Of course, it would mean that Samsung would have to make the necessary changes in its TouchWiz interface too to make sure it’s compatible with the new OS. So, will this make Apple more smug about its rival, given that it’s the one of the most important downsides to the Galaxy S4 the company had pointed out?… Read the rest