In recent memory, there are only 2 phones I've been as excited to lay my hands on as the One X, and those are the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S II. There's a good reason for my excitement: this is the first phone to pack Nvidia's excellent Tegra 3 CPU. And that's just the tip of the iceberg, really; other touted features - such as the amazing unibody design, ultra high-quality camera, and beautiful screen - help build upon that excitement.
For those of you who have been waiting for the next wave of phones to drop, it's here. And it's amazing.
In just a few short years, the smart phone has moved from a pricey toy for the technocratic elite to a device found in the pockets of almost everyone in the world. The rapid pace of change has seen several iterations of the most popular designs, and left some companies in the dust. Keeping pace with the smart phone market can be a taxing pursuit, but with the aid of our handy guide to some of the best on the market, you can find the best phone for you in no time flat.
While you’re out shopping amid the holiday hustle and bustle, it’s good to know what the latest and greatest stuff is out there before making a purchase. If you’ve got a gamer on your hands, here is a line up of the best new mobile devices for gaming on the market.
The title got you intrigued? You’re not the only one, same goes for me as well. Many people would like for something like this to come to fruition. Motorola is allegedly working on yet another device we didn’t know about, as you know Moto X+1 is expected to launch soon, this summer in fact.
LG has recently made a comeback with some of the best Android handsets in years. Its Samsung Galaxy Note rival is, LG G Pro, is a hit phone. So is its mainstream flagship G2 among the masses. With unique features that help it stand apart from a routine army of Android phones, G2 has certainly brought the company back into spotlight. High on its success over the past two years or so, LG now plans to launch a successor to its highly popular cell phone, G2. This makes it an exciting time for tech readers and followers.
As one of the most rumored and anticipated devices of the year, the successor to the HTC One is expected to show up at some time in the next few months. That is, an announcement is at least rumored for late February or March.
HTC, for its part, has done a decent job of keeping things under wraps for the so-called “HTC One 2″ but flagship models often feature their share of leaks. Rumors have been circulating for more than a few months as to what we might expect for the company’s 2014 premier model and are likely to continue up to the very moment of announcement.
We just recieved some new Nexus devices in the office (Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 10), so it was really strange to read about these rumors just before the unboxing. If true, this may be sad for many, but according to @eldarmurtazin on Twitter, Google will be killing off the Nexus line by next year in favor of Google Play Edition devices.
KGI Research has predicted the Samsung Galaxy S5 specifications base on rumors that their will be two different models of the device released. One of the GS5′s will be a Global Standard version and the other a Prime Global version. Of course everything is just rumors floating about and a few leaks to verify some but should just the same be taken with a grain of salt. This being said the specs don’t seem to be that far off.
Feeling the need to always have the latest Android device can be an expensive hobby – especially when you consider that some of the flagship Android devices this year had an initial retail price of over £500.
Luckily there are now ways to deal with this cost – and we’re not just talking about expensive contracts which last even longer than your phone. Selling your old gadgets and putting that money towards new devices is becoming more and more popular by the year – and there are ways to make sure you get the most money possible.
This edition features smartphone-related products and accessories announced for CES 2014.
In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, and Android-related news tidbits which, for whatever reason, did not end up with a post of its own on HelloAndroid. These are things that we still feel are worth knowing, even if in a passing manner. Consider it a grab-bag of Android goodies. If you have something that you think is worth a mention on HelloAndroid, be sure to reach out to us via our contact page.
For the sake of this article, we will use excerpts from press releases.