As we close out one week and kick off another, let’s take a moment to look back at the attention-grabbing headlines from the past seven days (January 6 – January 12). Some of the news you may recall, some may be new to you, but all of the topics below are worthy of a mention.
Google has updated Android’s platform distribution numbers earlier today. The latest numbers reveal that the adoption rate of Android 4.4.x KitKat, which was released more than two months back is at 1.4%, compared to 1.1% last month.
Rumors suggest Samsung is working on a lite version of the Galaxy Note 3 that’l appeal to cost conscious consumers. Samsung is allegedly mass producing the device for an official unveiling at Mobile World Congress in Spain. The latest leak from Sammobile suggests the device won’t be as “lite” as we originally thought.
Remember when Samsung launched the original 5.3 inch Galaxy Note and we all thought they’ve lost their minds? And then a year later, they decided to go even bigger with the 5.5 inch Note II? Well, the company has proved that phablets matter, and that they’re only going to get bigger. The Note 3 has a 5.7 inch display, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a 6.4 inch display, but screw it, let’s go crazy, let’s hit 6.8 inches. That’s what the Chinese handset maker Hisense has done with the X1.
Before Samsung even announced the Galaxy Note 3, there were rumors floating around the internet saying that there would be a budget version of the device that had slightly lower specifications, but kept the Note 3′s design language. Documents obtained by GSM Arena have now shed some light on the device, which will apparently be called the “Galaxy Note 3 Neo”.
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