Android News 21 February 2014 – 12:00 GMT / 07:00 EST:

  • Archos announces new phones, tablets for MWC
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 will reportedly feature a “Kids mode”
  • Nokia X shows its tiled face before Mobile World Congress

Archos announces new phones, tablets for MWC

Archos announces today three new phones and a tablet for Mobile World Congress,

Archos 80 Helium 4G:

  • 8-inch Android 4.3,
  • quad-core Qualcomm MSM8926 processor,
  • sporting 4G LTE data,
  • full access to Google Play,
  • costs $249.


Archos 50c Oxygen:

  • 5-inch phone (at 720p),
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean,
  • 8MP camera,
  • eight-core Mediatex processor at 1.7 GHz,
  • costs $199.


Archos 64 Xenon:

  • 6.4 inches at 720p,
  • Mediatek quad-core processor at 1.3 GHz.
  • Android 4.2 Jelly bean,
  • 4GB of storage and,
  • costs $199.


Archos 40b Titanium:

  • 4-inch (480p) phone,
  • running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean,
  • a half-gigabyte of RAM,
  • 5MP camera,
  • 4GB of storage,
  • costs$119



Samsung Galaxy S5 will reportedly feature a “Kids mode”

If you are a parent, your child asked sometimes your phone or tablet to play a game and ,.. and you know give a unrestricted access to your files, apps and settings to your kids, can be recipe for disaster. So Samsung is prepearing release a device for kids.

LG and HTC have kid mode, For the LG G2, there’s guest mode. For the HTC One, HTC and Zoodles provide a Kids Mode , and now Samsung Galaxy 5 may also  introducing a Kids Mode of their own.the GS5 will be the very first Samsung device to feature a new Kids Mode, which will allow you to create a special PIN to control this special kid-friendly environment. You can then customize various settings for each account, and can make multiple accounts for each of the kids (and/or guest users) that you allow to handle your S5.


Nokia X shows its tiled face before Mobile World Congress

You probably saw the Nokia's windows phone, the tiled face, and now Nokia shows It's first Android device before MWC(Mobile World Congress), this device is like the windows phone, Nokia X.

there are some recognizable points in the image:

  • there's no sight of anything Google related, but Nokia's own Here Maps are present and correct.
  • There's a Store clearly shown, so providing everything is legit, Nokia it seems has decided how the X will be getting its apps.
  • this is indeed budget hardware as expected.
  • There is no rear camera flash,the display even from these images looks pretty low res,
  • Two SIM cards are clearly shown in the status bar
  • and it looks like you'll be able to increase the size of the homescreen tiles as you can with Windows Phone.

This coming Monday we will know the details of this first Nokia's Android phone.