Android News 04 February 2014 – 12:00 GMT / 07:00 EST:
- Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Up for Pre-order in the U.S., Ships on February 13th
- LG Confirms 13MP Camera with OIS and 4K Video Recording for LG G Pro 2
- Android 4.4.2 Soak Test Started to Roll Out for T-Mobile Moto X
- Nokia X (Normandy) Might Be Released in March
- Pebble Appstore for Android Available for Developers
1. Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Up for Pre-order in the U.S., Ships on February 13th
Finally, the recently announced Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 found its way to America and the device is available for pre-order starting today, promised to be shipped on February 13.
At the moment there is only the 54GB Wi-Fi version available, and you need to pay $850 to experience a 12.2inch tablet as well as taking advantage of so many free stuff worth $700, including magazine substitutions and premium accounts for productivity apps.
Read more about Galaxy Note PRO 12.2 Features
2. LG Confirms 13MP Camera with OIS and 4K Video Recording for LG G Pro 2
A few weeks ago, LG confirmed the name and time frame to announce the G Pro successor and according to the Korean OEM the new LG’s phablet will be called LG G Pro 2 and announced sometime in February.
Today, they reveled more about the specs of G Pro 2 and according to LG Social webpage, the device will be equipped with a 13MP rear camera and OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) technology promises delivering brighter and more crystal-clear pictures.
Video recording wise, you are able to record videos with a whopping 3840x2160 resolution (4K videos), and play videos in “Slow Motion” mode up to 1/4x slower.
Source (in Korean)
3. Android 4.4.2 Soak Test Started to Roll Out for T-Mobile Moto X
When a new firmware’s soak test starts to roll out, it means we are just a few days away from the official firmware rollout, as some limited users are testing the ne w firmware and if nothing goes wrong the final firmware will pop-up.
Now the good news for T-Mobile’s customers who own a Moto X is that the carrier has just rolled out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat soak test for the device, and you should expect the firmware upgrade to hit your phone soon.
4. Nokia X (Normandy) Might Be Released in March
The Android based Nokia device, Nokia X (Nokia Normandy) will be launched in March, said by a Nokia Senior Executive in India.
Nokia X is expected to feature a 4inch WVGA with a Dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4gb of Internal memory, 5MP camera, and dual-SIM support.
According to the source Nokia X will be categorized under Nokia Asha series and what makes it different from the Asha phones is about its OS and the option to run Android to some extent.
Since we couldn’t verify the source, we didn’t update our article about Nokia X. to read more about Nokia’s Android project, see: What We Know About Nokia Normandy
5. Pebble Appstore for Android Available for Developers
Yesterday, we covered the availability of Pebble Appstore for iOS devices, with mentioning “very soon” for the Android version to be available. Today the company released the beta version of Pebble Appstore and asked the developers to get the application, report the bugs and help them to ship the final version of Appstore “very quickly”.
If you want to be part of the beta test team, click on the source below