If you thought that 6.3-inch phablets were bad enough, then this new ASUS Fonepad unveiled at Computex 2014 might give you nightmares. While there is also a new Fonepad 7 on the showroom floor, it is probably the 8-inch Fonepad that has stolen much of the spotlight and attention, whether for good or bad.
Android sits at the base of the next OPPO smartphone with a 5-inch display and a flip-able camera and flash. This is the OPPO N1 mini, the smaller version of the original OPPO N1 (which came with a massive 6-inch display). This smaller version does not yet have confirmation of the other stand-out feature the original edition had - CyanogenMod OS.
Production is ramping up for the team at OnePlus for their first device, the OnePlus One. With the first wave of devices they’ve had to keep sales low, sending invites to "lucky" consumers that want to purchase this smartphone as soon as possible. With the most recent update sent out by the crew this week, it would appear that they’ll have production at a level where far, far more consumers can pick a unit up at will by June.
Geeksphone is a company that has made a couple smartphones that use Firefox OS rather than something more mainstream like Android. The company unveiled a new smartphone this year called the Geeksphone Revolution. When that smartphone landed, it sold for €222. Geeksphone has announced that it has cut the price of the phone and expanded availability of the Revolution.
This week the folks at OnePlus are trying to promote their new OnePlus "One" device by telling users to smash their current phone. For those of you that’ve seen this offer sort of deal and have decided to get ahead of the pack, smashing your phone in advance - you may be in for a bit of a surprise wake-up call.
Apple has kicked off a new ad campaign for the iPhone 5s, taking a subtle dig at "unique" features from rivals like Samsung's Galaxy S5 pulse sensor by pointing out that its phone can do that too. Dubbed "Powerful" - and using the tagline "You're more powerful than you think" - the new commercial highlights what the iPhone 5s can do courtesy of the App Store, including fitness, gaming, music, and more.
Smartphone startup and CyanogenMod partner OnePlus has confirmed it will be running an invite-only order process when it launches the OnePlus One handset later this month, instantly frustrating some would-be buyers in the process. The phone, which will hit virtual shelves on April 23rd, will only be initially available in "limited quantities" and, prompting some ire, use a friends and contest system in order to distribute the invites.
The enigmatic OnePlus One phone is still covered in a shroud of mystery, however there are some teasers out in the wild that suggest that the sketches you see in here are the real-deal. Besides some of the defining features, we really don’t know much about the device. Those eager to know more have been feeding off the snippets its team members have been revealing.
In the ever-expanding universe of Android devices, there are two distinct groups - those that are certified by Google, and those that are not. The big difference here is shown in the new Oppo brand device Oppo N1, a machine that up until this week was not certified by Google. Just this week they've announced that they have become certified by Google CTS and CDD, meaning they're allowed to use the Google Play store.