Android News 20 January 2014 – 12:00 GMT / 07:00 EST:
- New Samsung TouchWiz Screenshots Suggest a Magazine UX Like Interface
- Dual-SIM Moto G Available in Malaysia at $210 and $240
- LG to Update Some Devices Running Android 4.1 & 4.2 Directly to KitKat
1. New Samsung TouchWiz Screenshots Suggest a Magazine UX Like Interface
We all know that Samsung is working hard to renovate the current TouchWiz interface, and new leaked screenshots show that the new Samsung’s UI has inspired from the current Samsung’s news/feed reader app, Magazine UX.
The new Home Screen is tile-based, and it is really hard not to think of Windows Phone’s current UI or Google Now predictive cards when looking at the new TouchWiz.
We are almost 100% sure that Galaxy S5 will be the first device to run latest version of TouchWiz, so we should wait a couple month more to see all the changes and improvements.
2. Dual-SIM Moto G Available in Malaysia at $210 and $240
Just a day after appearing the Dual-SIM Moto G on Motorola Australia website with unknown price and release date, the Malaysian online retailer Lazada Malaysia is now taking pre-orders f or the Dual-SIM version of Moto G for both 8GB and 16GB models. If you recall, the retail price for one SIM version is $179 and $199 for the 8GB and 16GB models, and for the Dual-SIM versions, you need to pay $210 and $240 for the mentioned models, respectively.
According to the retailer’s website, the shipment starts on January 21, and if you happen to be in the first group of buyers you will receive a free of charge screen protector and a Motorola Flip Shell.
3. LG to Update Some Devices Running Android 4.1 & 4.2 Directly to KitKat
While there is still no solid news about the availability of Android KitKat for LG G2, some leaked codes are pointing at a fact that the Korean OEM is working on a plan to roll out Android KitKat for devices running older versions of Android, precisely Android Jelly Bean 4.1 and 4.2.
According to source, here is the list of devices to skip Android 4.3 update and jump directly to Android 4.4: LG Optimus F3, Optimus F6, G Pad 8.3, G Pro Lite, Optimus F7, Optimus L9 II, Optimus Vu II, Vu III, and LG G Flex. There are also 2 unknown devices in the list, codenamed D315 and LS740, which the latter is considered to be Optimus F3 successor.
It is still unclear whether this rumors is true or not, but we are guessing 2014 is the year, LG wants to be faster in both producing new handsets and supporting the old ones.