It’s been quite some time since we last commented on Android distribution stats and what can we say has changed? Well where Jelly Bean was previously wrestling with Gingerbread for the biggest slice of the Android pie, today it faces the same threat from KitKat, with Lollipop still yet to claim any serious stake.
It’s almost hard to believe this time one year ago at MWC 2014 the Xperia Z2 Tablet was announced. Sony’s bi-yearly smartphone flagship updates makes some of their devices seem like distant memories, but alas it’s actually been a proper year since Sony announced a 10-inch tablet. Oddly, this one jumps straight to the Z4 Tablet moniker — presumably in efforts to keep up with the rest of Sony’s Xperia lineup.
In many ways the Xperia Z4 Tablet is a noticeable upgrade from its predecessor — unlike some Xperia smartphones, which have been criticised of late for being almost too incremental of an update.
Amidst the numerous announcements at MWC, Telstra has today announced its network plans for 2015, moving through to 2020 whereby it hopes to release its 5G network.
If 2020 seems like a its too far away, well the good news is with the continued rollout of its 4GX network, hypothetical peak speeds of up to 450mbps down could be a reality in a number of CBDs as soon as April of this year.
Not to be outdone by one of their immediate competitors, HTC have too announced their latest flasgship One M9 in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2015 and from the exterior you’ll be forgiven for thinking it’s all but identical to its predecessor.
To call the One M9’s design a complete makeover would be inaccurate. It’s hardly even a facelift. Instead HTC took what the tech world and general public knew and loved about the One (M8) aluminium unibody design and refined in a number of key ways.
With Mobile World Congress having kicked off this morning, Samsung had a lot to be proud of when it announced its next generation Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.
From just so much as looking at the S6 compared to the S5 it’s clear that design was Samsung’s primary motivator and the Korean group have certainly achieved this and we suspect the S6 won’t be the butt of every joke out there this time round.