Mobile Phones

A look at Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest Version of Google’s mobile OS

Android 5.0 LollipopYesterday we got a look at the latest Nexus devices: the Nexus 6 smartphone, and the Nexus 9 tablet. Both use the latest version of Android, named Lollipop, or Android L. This time around, the big news seems to be the boost in API’s for app developers.

Android was slow in the beginning when it came to the app market, at least when it was compared to the much more prolific Apple. But in the last several years they have managed to close that gap. With apps being released every day, they are looking to further push the production of both indie and official applications for their mobile service.

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Google officially announced Nexus 6 phone, Nexus 9 tablet, with preorders starting in October

Google Motorola Nexus 6Google has announced the latest in their Android line with the Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet. Both will be launched in November, with preorders beginning in late October (for the Nexus 6), and October 17 (for the Nexus 9).

The two devices are collaborations between three companies, Google, Motorola (Nexus 6), and HTC (Nexus 9). Both are an attempt to provide “more screen” as their major incentive, as media viewing capabilities become all the more important to consumers.

You can bet that a big drive for this sudden release is the iPhone 6 Plus, and the promise of a new iPad Air 2 that has only just been leaked. The need to take a slice out of the market, especially right now before the iPad’s actual sale, is important. But will the move pay off?

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Solid details on Motorola’s new Nexus 6 leaked on the Internet

Motorola Nexus 6 LeakFor months we have been hearing little spoilers here and there for the latest in the Nexus line. But now we have a real look at the latest Nexus 6, the Android and Motorola collaboration.

More like a phablet thanks to its rather large 5.9″ screen, it looks like it will be an impressive addition to the Nexus family. Especially for those who are put off by the latest controversy at Apple, with the iPhone 6 and 6+ bending in people’s pockets.

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Blackberry reminds us that they exist with new Passport

BlackBerry PassportBlackberry, which has been struggling the last couple of years to break back into the mobile market, has released a new device. The Passport is a smartphone device the same size and shape as the travel document, “the international symbol of mobility.”

The Blackberry Passport is at first glance and interesting looking device. As a way to promote the idea of international movement, they have foregone the usual trend in design and opted for something new. At the same time, it holds with the same blunt, square shape that has become a symbol of the brand itself.

As for the performance of the device, Blackberry has kept to the high end of the market and are looking to outdo the majority of competition from other brands.

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Tim Cook talks iPhone 6 and changing Apple’s focus

Tim Cook AppleTim Cook took part in an interesting interview with Bloomberg Business, where he talks about the latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus release, the way they have changed Apple since the death of his predecessor, and more.

When Steve Jobs passed, everyone knew that Cook would take the reigns. But there was a lot of speculation about how that would change the company, and what aspects of the brand image might shift under the influence of a new mind.

The truth is, Jobs was sick for awhile before he passed. So Cook was already well involved in running things, and the collaborative nature of the company encouraged more than the vision of a single man.

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Apple introduces much anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus SmartPhones

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 PlusToday, Apple has officially entered into a new stage as they announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, two new Smartphones that will feature a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch display.

The iPhone was what many people were expecting: a larger display, yet thinner and lighter body, and keep their amazing Retina HD screen technology. It also had a higher resolution, likely in response to Samsung’s insane res boosting with every new device.

But the iPhone 6 Plus was a bit of a surprise. It isn’t a shock that Apple decided to go into the phablet market, just that it seemed like it would have been with the iPhone 6. While the primary flagship device does come with a larger screen at 4.7″, the Plus boasts a full 5.5″. That is quite a jump.

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Meet the new Motorola Moto X Smartphone and Moto 360 SmartWatch

Motorola Moto X 2014In a week, where IFA 2014 was the main topic, Motorola went further and decided to surprise everybody with the release of the new Moto X Smartphone, Moto 360 SmartWatch and a very cool wireless earbud called Moto Hint.

First stop, Moto X (2014). Motorola decided to continue with the same Moto X name and also the same feel and look, but with a bigger size and some cool improvements. If last year the Moto X version was cool and introduced the concept of design your own smartphone, now they even added leather or metal design variants. In terms of features the new Moto X smartphone comes with a higher resolution screen, a 4K capable camera and faster processor, but that’s not all.

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