The Moto G is one of the hottest new phones on the market and its OS, at least certain parts of it, has gone open source. Anyone looking to get a glimpse at the OS and kernel development for the Moto G can download the files from Motorola’s SourceForce page.
MapMyIndia is the leading navigation company in India that has been responsible for numerous location-based Windows Phones apps. Recently they released ReachMe, a location sharing app that allows users to tell the contacts they label as trusted where they are through the use of a link or PIN. The app is currently region-locked in India, but is an interesting concept that should soon be available in countries worldwide through various other apps that are sure to follow.
Not too long ago, a mysterious Samsung device was spotted on Zauba, a logistics tracking website that tracks imports and exports to/from India. We’ve seen Samsung import several devices to India for testing purposes and it appears the Finnish Maker is doing the same Earlier today, a mysterious Nokia device was seen on the logistics website with a model number RM-977, which is imported from Finland to India for inter-company testing and evaluation purposes.
Australian carrier Telstra updated their Software Update Page and posted a list of Windows Phone 8 devices which are expected to get the Windows Phone 8 Update 3 aka GDR3 in the coming months. The smartphones include HTC 8X, HTC 8S, Nokia Lumia 1020 and Nokia Lumia 925. Telstra is testing the GDR3 update for these handsets and is expected to get approved on December 23th.
If you’re thinking about getting a Nokia Lumia 1520, you’d be happy to know that Nokia is throwing in a £20 Windows Phone Store App voucher when you purchase the oversized phablet. Customers who will purchase a Nokia Lumia 1520, Lumia 1020, Lumia 925 or Lumia 625 before January 15th, 2014 are eligible for this promotion. The credit can be used to purchase applications and games from the Windows Phone Store.
Last month, Sony revealed several devices which will get the taste of Android 4.3 and Android 4.4 in the coming months. Sony Xperia ZL was one of those devices, which are expected to receive the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update this month, along with Xperia Z, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia SP, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1.
It seems the day every Sony Xperia ZL user is very near as some screenshots of a handset running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean surfaced from Chinese shores.
Angry Birds is a very popular title on all major mobile platforms. Recently, the folks at Rovio announced that their latest title, Angry Birds Go, will be available on all major platforms for free. The company also posted a gameplay trailer as well as the in-app purchases costs.
The game will officially launch on all major platforms including iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, and BlackBerry 10, from December 11th, but if you’re a Windows Phone user, you could get your hands-on the internal beta Angry Birds go app. It seems someone pulled the trigger early and the game is available for download in the Windows Phone Store. The beta version of the app is available for devices with RAM of 1GB or more.
Not too long ago, the folks at Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed Pirates for iOS and Android devices. The game costs £2.99 in the UK or $4.99 in the US. As always, Windows Phone users were left hanging in the middle, with no details about the launch of the game on Microsoft’s platform. However, it seems the game will launch very soon on Windows Phone 8 operating system, according to post on Facebook by Assassin’s Creed France team.
There are many news websites and mobile applications such as Flipboard, Feedly, etc. that allows users to read the news across the web. Google News is also one excellent source of news and best of all, it doesn’t requires users to install any application. All you have to do is run your browser and navigate to Google News website.
Those who use Google News know very well that it doesn’t come with the best appearance, but its all going to change. Google News is going to receive a major makeover for Android and iOS devices in the next few days, according to an official blog post.
Earlier this week, we heard a rumor that ASUS Padfone Mini will launch next week, and it could be true. Earlier today, @evleaks posted a press render of the purported ASUS Padfone Mini, showing the handset from front and back. It looks similar to what we’ve seen in earlier leaks as well.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about the wooden backs for the Moto X. We’ve seen the wood backs for Moto X leaked on several occasions in the past, with one vague “coming soon” statement from many sources. Even Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside mentioned in an interview with Marques Brownlee that new material options will be available soon. Earlier today, @evleaks also leaked another image of the Moto X with a wood back, and another interesting thing: a Verizon logo.
Back in October, Sony officially unveiled the mini version of Xperia Z1 dubbed as Xperia Z1f in Japan. The handset was expected to arrive on Japan’s NTT Docomo, but there was no official date announced until today.
An update to Sony Xperia Z1f product page on NTT Docomo reveals that the handset will hit the shelves on December 19th, and will be available in white, black, pink and lime color.