Android News 06 February 2014 – 12:00 GMT / 07:00 EST:
- Another Galaxy S4 Version Announced: LTE-Enabled, Snapdragon 800, Leather-Back
- Verizon Started to Roll Out Android KitKat Update for Moto G
- HTC is Planning to Launch a New Wearable Device This Year
1. Another Galaxy S4 Version Announced: LTE-Enabled, Snapdragon 800, Leather-Back
Although Galaxy S5 is highly anticipated to be announced in 3 weeks, it seems Samsung is not done yet with Galaxy S4, as the company has just announced yet another version of its 2013’s flagship which supports LTE-Advanced (150Mbps downlink) and powered by a Snapdragon 800 chipset. Rose Gold White, Rose Gold Black and Deep Black are the 3 available colors for Galaxy S4 LTE-A and except the faux leather on the back, it is similar to the original Galaxy S4, design wise.
The new device will be available in Korea sometime this month and there are no words about wider launch.
Source (in Korea)
2. Verizon Started to Roll Out Android KitKat Update for Moto G
So, if you own a Verizon’s Moto G, you may have already updated to Android KitKat as the OTA update started to roll out yesterday. But today Verizon officially added the support documents, so yo u can see what’s improved and what’s added to your Moto G in this firmware upgrade.
According to the published document after the software update, you’ll have a new phone app interface, new version of Google Hangouts, new photo editing options, support for printing photos, wireless printing via Wi-Fi, and support for Square credit card reader.
Updating the current HTC One family line up, launching a new wearable device, and focusing more on marketing issues are the top 3 main topics that HTC is planning to work on this year.
Cher Wang, HTC Chairman, said that they have been working on wearable device for many years, and they finally could solve 2 big issues in such devices which are battery performance and LCD light problems. Christmas shopping season is expected to be the time, HTC launches its first wearable devices and of course like any other new products the entire specs, including design and functionality will eventually pop up before the official launch.