At LG’s MWC 2014 booth, the company is also showcasing the new LG G Pro 2, its latest flagship phablet. Building on its success with its flagship G2, the G Pro 2 now features a similar design language with its smaller-sized flagship, with all physical buttons moved to the back of the device.
It’s a rare occurrence that in this day and age where people are obsessed over the latest and greatest devices a manufacturer has to offer that we would be as enthralled with an entry level Android Smartphone such as the Acer Liquid Z3s. The Z3s doesn’t have the huge Super Ultra AMOLED Plus HD screens or even the crazy high MP cameras of the modern flagship, but what it does have is the humility and foresight to know its place and do its job exceptionally well.
One is known for its family of blazingly fast hyper-cars while the other is known for its line-up of gaming peripherals and both apparently share the same love for perfection in design as well as engineering. Hence, it is not surprising that they have an affinity for each other and have since decided to embark on a long-term partnership. Who are these two companies, you asked?
Well, they are Koenigsegg and Razer. To signify this new partnership, they have decided to come out with a special edition Koenigsegg Razer Blade Gaming Laptop which will made its debut at Geneva Motor Show 2014 next month.
It looks like all the mobile messaging apps wants to start offering voice calling services. Just two days ago, WhatsApp made an announcement in MWC 2014 saying that they will bring voice call services later this year and now, it’s Line’s turn. The Japanese company, Line Corporation, recently announced that they will be bringing voice call service to their popular mobile messaging app and no, it’s not like the existing calls capability that only allows Line users to call fellow Line users.
Motorola is leaping onto the smartwatch bandwagon and is preparing to return with a wearable device of its own later this year. The news was broken during a panel discussion at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It’s not entirely an official announcement, but it did come from senior vice president Rick Osterloh.
Sony’s handsome Xperia Z1, one of our favourite Android smartphones of 2013, has just been given a sweet refresh. While the new Xperia Z2 does appear to be somewhat of an incremental update from the Z1, the Xperia Z2 builds on what was already good on the Z1 and fixes many of the flaws from 2013’s flagship.
It looks like Archos CEO Loic Poirier needs to learn the difference between “water resistant IP54″ and “water proof IP67″.
In a demonstration for his Archos Quechua phone he was on a roll, demonstrating how shock resistant it is by dropping it from chest height, showing off his working screen and then proceeding to put it in a jug which he filled with water to presumably test how waterproof it was. Problem with that is that the Quechua is actually an IP54 rated phone which is safe for splashes but not submerging. What happened next, you can probably guess.
If you’re using a Mac running on OS X Mavericks, here’s an update you wouldn’t want to miss. A few days ago, Apple released an update for iOS devices patching a web networking security hole and today, a similar update is available for Macs running on OS X Mavericks. On top of a security fix, the update, version 10.9.2, also brings other features and enhancements to FaceTime, iMessage, Mail, Safari and more.
The YotaPhone is a name synonymous with the most elegant e-ink companion solution to the modern smartphone and at MWC 2014, Yota Devices has just made it even better. In its second iteration, a full year after we first saw the original YotaPhone, the device gets a much needed specs and design facelift.
Apart from all the usual new smartphone announcements, MWC is also a place where other manufacturers are showing off their gadgets including this “i’m Tracer”, a GPS tracker made for children. Equipped with a GPS module and a GPS radio, the bracelet is designed so you can easily keep tab on your kids not just to stalk them, but also to ensure their safety because, you can never be too safe.
According to Nokia Developer’s website, approximately 75% of Android apps are able to run on the new Nokia X family of devices without any modification. We don’t know whether that holds true for this particular app but behold: we have spotted a Nokia X+ running Nova Launcher right at Nokia’s MWC 14 booth in Barcelona.
As you might have heard, Nokia yesterday has launched a brand new smartphone series called Nokia X which runs Android instead of the company’s own Asha platform or Microsoft’s Windows Phone. Since Nokia X’s operation system is built from Android Open Source Project, it doesn’t come with the usual Google Play app store.
Instead, Nokia X will depend on the company’s Nokia Store and several other external app stores such as Yandex. Despite that, the Finnish company claims that majority of Android apps out there should be able to run on Nokia X without any modification.