Android 5.0 release date confirmed. Will your device get it?

Android 5.0 release date confirmed. Will your device get it?

Oct 29, 2014

  A note sent to app developers which was obtained by Android Police informs developers that the Software Development Kit for Android 5.0 is now available. It further advises developers that they can start working and testing their apps on the Android 5.0 platform. It concludes by revealing that Android 5.0 will be available to consumers starting 3rd November. Considering both the Nexus 9 and the new Nexus 6 will be available starting early November, this is quite predictable. Both of them will come preloaded with Android 5.0, and it makes sense for Google to push the update out to earlier devices at this time too. As we have seen in the past, Google’s own Nexus devices will be the first to get the update, followed by the Google Play devices. HTC has also confirmed that the One M8 and One M7 will be getting the update worldwide, “Within 90 days of the software release from Google”. Motorola has also confirmed that they’ll be releasing the update later this year for their phones. Thanks to the new Material design, Android 5.0 lollipop has a whole new look and feel to it, making it a significant update over Kit Kat. The big question is, will your device get it? The list below shows the phones that have been confirmed to get the update (Though we can’t guarantee a timeline at this point): GOOGLE Nexus 4 Nexus 5 Nexus 7 (2012) Nexus 7 (2013) Nexus 10 GOOGLE PLAY EDITION HTC One (M7) HTC One (M8) Samsung Galaxy S4 Moto G Sony Z Ultra LG G Pad 8.3 ANDROID ONE Micromax Canvas A1 Spice Dream UNO Karbonn Sparkle V MOTOROLA Motorola Moto X Moto X 2nd Gen. Moto G Moto G 4G LTE Moto G 2nd Gen Moto E Droid Ultra Droid Maxx Droid Mini  SONY Xperia Z Xperia ZL Xperia ZR Xperia Z1 Xperia Z1s Xperia Z Ultra Xperia Z1 Compact Xperia Z2 Xperia Z2 Tablet Xperia Z3 Xperia Z3 Compact Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact HTC One (M7) One (M8) One mini One mini 2 NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet XOLO Xolo One ONEPLUS OnePlus One LG G3 G2 Samsung has not yet made it clear which of it’s devices will be getting...

Sony Announces Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact!

Sony Announces Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact!

Sep 3, 2014

Earlier today, IFA 2014, Sony announced their new range of smartphones. The Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact will offer premium features to cater your needs. Both devices will have a slightly bigger display at 5.2” for the Xperia Z3 and 4.6” for the Compact edition. There’s not a lot of changes in terms of how the phone looks, it is still water and dust proof, it also includes a 20.7 MP camera with Sony’s new 25mm G Lens, a High-Res Audio with noise cancelling and DSEE HX audio support, and brighter Triluminos display. The Xperia Z3 will be available in Australia from Telstra, Optus, Vodafone Australia and Virgin Mobile and the Xperia Z3 Compact will be available from Telstra and Optus at this stage. No further updates regarding launch date but we will make sure to keep you up to date. Xperia Z3 Specs: Display – IPS LCD Resolution – 5.2″ 1080 x 1920 display (424 ppi pixel density) Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Graphics – Adreno 330 RAM – 3GB Storage – 16GB/32GB (expandable up to 128GB) Camera – 20.7MP/2.2MP Connectivity – WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, bluetooth 4.0, LTE, Cat 4, 150 Mbps Software – Android 4.4.4 KitKat Battery – 3100 mAh Xperia Z3 Compact  Specs: Display – IPS LCD Resolution – 4.6″ 720 x 1220 display (319 ppi pixel density) Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Graphics – Adreno 330 RAM – 2GB Storage – 16GB/32GB (expandable up to 128GB) Camera – 20.7MP/2.2MP Connectivity – WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, bluetooth 4.0, LTE, Cat 4, 150 Mbps Software – Android 4.4.4 KitKat Battery – 2600 mAh Founder of Tech4Geeks and content creator on YouTube...

Sony Xperia Z1 is Official

Sony Xperia Z1 is Official

Sep 4, 2013

The rumored Xperia Z1 is official. Sporting a 20.7 megapixel camera with lossless digital zooming and a Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 CPU running at 2.2GHz, a 5 – inch full HD X-Reality display, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal and a 3,000 mAh battery. That’s not all. You will also be able to attach the QX10 ($250) and QX100 ($500) lenses on the Z1 to have an even better photography experience. So we had the Galaxy S4 Zoom, Lumia 1020 and now the Z1. Did Sony satisfied you enough to get the Z1?   Founder of Tech4Geeks and content creator on YouTube (tech4all1).      ...

White Sony Xperia Honami surfaces

White Sony Xperia Honami surfaces

Aug 15, 2013

Some interesting photos have shown up with the Sony Honami at the helm.  It is shown in white with a black bezel.  It shows a 20.7 megapixel camera, printed on the back of the device.  It is supposedly going to have a 3000 mAh battery, Snapdragon 800 processor, and a 5″ screen.  These specs will be at the top of the list of the big boys and should give the other big boys a run for the money. Sony has been getting better at bringing devices to market.  In the past, they have been developing rivaling devices, only to be slow to release due to the corporate slowdown that Sony has suffered from.  If this makes it to market in a timely fashion, we could be looking at a spectacular device. Source: AndroidHeadlines Hi, my name is Mark and I love to eat, sleep, and breathe tech! My line is “No such thing as tech overload!” As long as it has a power button I’m in! But seriously, I can’t get enough of the latest tech...

Smartphone vs. Tablet: What’s the difference anymore?

Smartphone vs. Tablet: What’s the difference anymore?

Aug 9, 2013

The defining line between smartphone and tablet is constantly becoming narrower with every new “phablet” contender to hit the market, most notably the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. These devices have made it a point to become the largest smartphones on the market, and have far exceeded what most anybody could comfortably use in their everyday life. Though many consumers would immediately write these behemoths off as far too large to even consider, they certainly make for an interesting discussion piece. Since stepping into the smartphone game, Samsung has been notorious for offering a wide range of devices in nearly every imaginable size. They’ve even been criticized for putting out too many devices, and overcrowding the market with what are all essentially the same device, give or take a few features per device. One device that truly pushed the limits of what most consumers were able to handle at the time was the Galaxy Note, a 5.3″ smartphone amongst a sea of 3.5-4.3″ phones, and featuring Wacom technology integrated with an active digitizer to truly create a different category of device. The Galaxy Note wasn’t simply another smartphone; it was likened to a “miniature tablet,” and was enchantingly reminiscent of PDA’s of the early 2000’s. Though the Galaxy Note was initially met with confusion, many grew comfortable with the huge display and stylus – so much so that it became one of the best selling smartphones of its time, leading Samsung to create an even bigger device in the Galaxy Note II. It wasn’t long before other manufacturers like LG and ZTE began to copy this formula and end Samsung’s monopoly on the phablet market. Earlier this year, Samsung revealed and subsequently released the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3, two products even larger than the Galaxy Note series. Met with similar shock, these two phones (if you can call them that) featured less impressive specs and less hardware capabilities, sacrificing performance, functionality, and (arguably) practicality for an unreasonably large display. I spent some time with the Galaxy Mega 6.3 a few weeks ago, and surprisingly the size was the least of my concerns with it. Though toting a 6.3″ slab as your...

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