Android News 21 January 2014 – 12:00 GMT / 07:00 EST:
- LG G Flex to be Available on AT&T and European Countries in February
- Dual-SIM Moto G Available in Australia for $247 AUD
- HTC To Keep the 1080p Display For Its Next Flagship
1. LG G Flex to be Available on AT&T and European Countries in February
At CES, we learned about LG’s plans to release its first curved display device globally, including most of the major U.S. carriers and many European countries.
Today, AT&T announced the availability of G Flex and the pre-order starts at January 24 with unknown shipment date. For a 2-year contract you need to pay $299 which seems to be overpriced and although the rendered pictures are suggesting March 17 as the release date, but we are guessing AT&T makes the device available in both stores and online sometime in the February.
Now, let’s change the continent and go to Europe, where LG announced more than 20 countries, including the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Sweden and Austria, will be offering the device in February by different carriers and retailers. No pricing policy given, but you shouldn’t expect it be any cheaper than in the U.S.
2. Dual-SIM Moto G Available in Australia for $247 AUD
After 2 days reporting about the availbilty of dual-SIM version of Moto in Australia and Malaysia, today we have the price and the online shop where you can get your Dual-SIM Moto G in Australia. According to the Good Guys shop in Australia, you can order the 8GB model at $247 AUD and it is ready to be delivered.
If you are looking for a 16GB model, there are still no signs of it in the stores, for now.
3. HTC To Keep the 1080p Display For Its Next Flagship
We all know the next HTC’s flagship will be definitely the HTC One’s successor, codenamed HTC M8, and today a User Agent Profile is suggesting a 1080p display (1920 x 1080) for this device. There are still many doubts whether the 2K screens for smartphones are just some marketing tools or they actually make real changes in the quality. By the way, it seems HTC is still sticking to the 1080p displays along with the Snapdragon 800.
It also seems that there are no physical buttons on the HTC M8’s front panel, and therefore we should expect some software features like KnockOn on the M8 which we’ve already seen on the LG G2.