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Android News 07 December 2013 – 12:00 GMT / 07:00 EST:
1. Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5 is Now Available for DROID DNA
Remember DROID DNa? It used to be one of the best Android devices, until the manufacturer kind of forgot about the device. But today, HTC and Verizon released the OTA update for DROID DNA to upgrade the Android version to Jelly Bean 4.2.2 and Sense version to 5.0.
It means the DROID DNA owners can enjoy some new features, such as BlinkFeed, Android 4.2.2 and some default apps like Claendar, Gallry, People and Smart Dialer.
See: Sense 5 New Features
2. Samsung Might Release Android KitKat for Mid-End Galaxy Devices
One of the advantages of Android KitKat is its compatibility with devices on low-memory (512MB of RAM), and some sources believe that Samsung is considering to release the Android 4.4 update for some mid-end Galaxy devices, such as Galaxy Fresh, Fame, Core, Ace 2, S Advance, Ace 3, S3 Mini, and Galaxy S4 Mini.
Honestly it is highly unlikely to see Samsung support devices more than 18 months, but who knows; maybe Samsung is going to surprise the owners of mentioned devices as a Christmas gift.
3. Does Motorola Have Profit Margins for Making Moto G? Yes, It Does!
When Motorola (and Google) announced the Moto G with that affordable price, everyone was thinking the the company are counting on getting profit from customers using the Android ecosystem rather than the device’s itself.
But a tear down of Moto G shows the 76$ profit for each device, considering the $123 making cost for the 16GB version of the Moto G, and $199 selling price.
Note that the operational margin profit drops to about 5% if we include other costs such as shipping or so.
By the way it seems Google and Motorola are making profit from both the device and the Android ecosystem.
4. Moto X With Wood Back Coming Soon
While Motorola’s CEO Dennis Woodside, is still mentioning Very Soon as the releasing time for the Wood back covers for Moto X, @evleaks posted some photos showing what the Verizon’s Moto X looks like with wood backs.