With the iPhone 6 Plus bending in users pockets, how do leading Android phones compare?
Following complaints on social media that the iPhone 6 Plus could bend in people’s pockets, YouTuber Lewis Hilsenteger’s video showing him bending the iPhablet with just his hands went viral. Mass hysteria followed both on tech news sites and Twitter, and today Hilsenteger is back to test several other phones, including Android flagships the HTC One (M8) and the brand new Moto X.
While the bend test is far from scientific, with no real objective measurement beyond how hard Hilsenteger feels like pushing on a device, Android users will likely be happy with the results. We’ve embedded the video for you below, but we’ve also summarised a few of the highlights.
Motorola will be making the next generation of Nexus phone.
According to a report from 9to5Google, the new Nexus will soon be upon us. Codenamed Shamu, the Nexus 6 will include a 5.92-inch display and very much the same as a slightly bigger Moto X. Other specifications include a 1440p display, 2.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, 12-megapixel rear camera, 32GB of internal storage and it’ll be running Android L.
The device will be manufactured by Motorola and chances are we’ll see a second device announced as well. With both the new Nexus 6 and the hotly-rumoured Nexus 9 coming from HTC, it seems that Android fans will have plenty of choice near the end of this year.
Will the Tesco Hudl 2 prove to be the best tablet of 2014?
Launched last year, the Tesco Hudl proved to be a surprise hit among users. Offering high-end specs for a minuscule price helped propel the Hudl to a fantastic amount of sales. Following on from its success, Tesco are set to launch the second Hudl tablet, but what can we expect from it?Tesco Hudl 2 specifications
Although no actual specifics are known, we can certainly expect to see a generally enhanced screen on the Hudl. It wouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see an 8-inch screen used either. On top of that, the original 1.5GHz quad-core processor is said to be getting a bump to 1.7GHz. Expect some corners still to be cut to keep the price down.Tesco Hudl 2 release date
Thanks to some recent invitations, the Tesco Hudl 2 will be announced on October 3rd. Expect to see the tablet almost certainly released before the end of October. The original sold in its thousands within the build up to christmas, so expect the same here.
How does the Chromecast compare to other Android streaming devices? Let’s get investigating…
Chromecast has helped kickstart a new wave of streaming devices that are available to Android users all over the world. There are now lots of new streaming sticks on the market, offering users different ways of getting the content that they want, when they want and we’ve taken it upon ourselves to discover which one is right for you. Our criteria for this group test was simple; we wanted to explore the various streaming options that each one of these devices offers and just how easy they’re to set up. It was also important to identify what areas each excel in and where each of them falters as well. Both the Chromecast and Roku are considered two of the best on the
market and both are featured here, but we’ve also taken a look at two of the more obscure choices currently available. The Elgato EyeTV and the Neo G4 offer a different variation on streaming, with the former being a highly regarded TV hotspot and the latter offering users a complete Android interface for your TV. But can any of the alternatives realistically take on Chromecast’s run-away streaming success? Read on to find out which one comes out on top. You might be surprised.Google Chromecast
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 should be out before the end of the year.
Amazon is sticking to its guns when it comes to the Fire range of devices. Both of their new HD 6 and HD 7 tablets are based on previous models, but aim to be better, cheaper and more accessible than before.
The new 6″ Fire HD will be on-sale for just $99, while the slightly larger 7″ version will be on-sale for $139. Both of them will have quad-core processors in some capacity, but it’s not known what these will be clocked at, as of yet. One of the most intriguing things about the revamped Fire HD tablets is the range of colourful backs users can choose to implement. It’s not as varied as Moto Maker, but it’s a fun extra.
Battery life is set to be between 8 and 9 hours on moderate use and both have a display resolution of 1280 x 800.
Moto Actions, Display, Sensor Services and Moto app add features to the new flagship
Just as Motorola released core features for the original Moto X via the Play Store, they have made new hand-waving gestures and notification features available to download as apps.
Releasing the features as individual apps allows Motorola to update functionality without waiting for a full OTA rollout.
The new apps are as follows:
Via: Android Police