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The Moto G is a top level midrange device at an entry level price & it’s headed to Koodo in the coming weeks

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Motorola just announced a very exciting device which is as solid a midrange device as it get’s, made more impressive by the low outright price tag attached to it. This device we’re so excited about is the Moto G & that mind blowing low price is just $179 for the 8gb & $199 for the 16gb if purchased directly from Motorola in the US.
You might be saying to yourself “we’ve seen phones for that price already, so what’s so impressive about this phone?”
Well it’s the specs & features you get packed into the Moto G that make that price so damn impressive.

You see the Moto G packs :

– A Beautiful 4.5″ 720p HD LCD display 329ppi (in comparison the Moto X is only 316ppi)
– A Fast 1.2ghz Quad Core Snapdragon 400 processor
– 1gb of Ram
– A 5mp rear camera capable of shooting 720p video
– A 1.3mp front facing camera which is great for video calls
– A 2070mAh Battery
– It’s Running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean & confirmed to be updated to Android 4.4 Kit Kat in January
– It Comes in 8gb & 16gb storage options
– Has the same ergonomic design as the Moto X but slightly thicker which is great because as you seen in our review of the Moto X we think it’s the most comfortable device in the hand of any device ever made.

Compare these specs to other phones in the $200 outright price range & you’ll see what makes this device so attractive.

While we do know that the Moto G is for sure coming to Koodo in the coming weeks we’re not sure about colour or storage options that will be offered or pricing. We have heard rumours of only the black model being offered & only in an 8gb storage option which we’re hoping to be false. We’d really like to see the 16gb model being offered which in our opinion is the lowest storage option that should be offered when there is no external storage option (SD Card) available on a mobile device.
We have heard a rumour that Koodo will sell the 8gb Moto G  for $200 outright but we’ll let you know the full details once they’re available from Koodo, until then check out the full launch event of the Moto X from Motorola below.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition

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Yesterday at Google I/O there wasn’t much in the way of product announcements, however there was one very interesting one. A collaboration of sorts with the #1 Android device maker Samsung. The New Galaxy S4 with a twist that should interest those who love a Nexus style Android experience.
The hardware is staying exactly the same as that in the original model, but the software will be a pure vanilla Android experience. So you lose all the features the device is known for, but that might not be as bad as it may seem. Samsung has received some flak over just how much internal storage said features takes up in the 16gb device. With all those features packed in leaves the user with around 8gb of storage from the get go. The Google Edition should leave users with around 14gb of storage.
Another great advantage would be in the update department where Google stated that the device will always be updated promptly with the latest version of Android.

If the device sounds appealing to you then you’ll want to check out the Google Playstore starting on the 26th. That’s when the device will become available & will sell for $649 in the US which is where it will first be made available with other markets to follow.

So what do you guys think of this device, is it worth the money considering it sells for the same as the feature packed model?
Do you care about the features of the S4 or is it the hardware  that draws your attention?
Let us know in the comments section below & stay tuned for more from Google I/O 2013.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 has already sold over 6 million units & Pure Android Galaxy S4 Perhaps

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Samsung had predicted they would sell 100 million units of the Galaxy S4 which seemed like it might be a little presumptuous if anything. Well maybe not as the newest flagship device has already passed the 6 million units sold mark in the very short time it’s been available according to a Samsung insider.

Still you might be thinking to yourself “ya but 100 million, I don’t know if that many ppl want a device with Samsung’s Touchwiz UI”, & you just might be right. Well here’s another twist to the story, a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a vanilla Android experience.
That’s right a Nexus style experience on the Galaxy S4 hardware. According to rumours going around at Google I/O Google & Samsung will announce just that at the event that begins today at 12pm sharp. If you can’t be at the event but you’d like to watch the live stream of the event you can do so here https://developers.google.com/events/io/ & find out for yourself if this rumour is true.
This would be great to have that kick ass hardware with a Nexus style/vanilla Android experience, it sure would leave the user with a much more acceptable amount of internal storage space albeit without all Samsung’s cool features.

Remember we heard talk before the Nexus 4 came out that possibly 5 companies would make Nexus devices? Well maybe it still could be true & we could very well see more than 1 vanilla Android phone this year.

What do you guys think, would you love to see a Galaxy S4 with vanilla Android & perhaps a few more phones with pure Android?
Let us know in the comments section below, we’d love to hear from you guys.

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White Nexus 4 surfaces again, this time in a video

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We’re just hours away from Google I/O & finding out just what Google has in store for us this year. A video from Techviewme.com of a white LG Nexus 4 has surfaced on the Web that makes one think that this could very well be one of the small device upgrades Google will show at I/O (Video below) . I say small upgrades because Google head if Android recently stated in an interview that there will not be any “New” device announcements at Google I/O.

Back to the White Nexus 4, I personally don’t like when companies make white devices that are only white on the back of the device. Really what’s the point if with a case on it you won’t be able to tell if it’s a white or black model since they will look exactly the same. The only way you’ll be able to see the difference is if the case you use on the device is the bumper case available in the PlayStore. I Always suggest using a case on any phone since your always just one small mistake away from having to replace a broken display without one Nomatter what phone you have. This is especially the case with the Nexus 4 since it features a glass front & back so not a fan of the color change being only on the back here. However this may not be the only change as some have suggested that this new model may also be an LTE enabled model, but we’ll have to wait and see possibly later today.

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Is Samsung’s Galaxy S4 enough to compete with the HTC ONE?

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Samsung launched the long awaited Galaxy S4 last night in New York City by showing the device in real world situations via some terrible acting in its hour long play…. I mean presentation.
They showed off the mass of new features included in the Galaxy S4 including Air view, Smart Pause, Smart Scroll & much much more. Check out Samsung’s video at the bottom of the page for more.
The Galaxy S4 stays with the same sleek & stylish design as the Galaxy S3 & Galaxy Note 2, with it polycarbonate build. This time they have dropped the hyper-glaze finish & went with a nice textured look that looks a little like Alligator skin. They have also made the edges a little less curved but it still feels great in the hand.

The Galaxy S 4 features a 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, 13MP rear camera, 2MP front camera and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. As for what’s powering the Galaxy S4 there will be two versions of processors, The unlocked international version will pack a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 5 processor and the North American or Carrier version will get an equally fast 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor. The CPU with be accompanied by PowerVR SGX544MP and Adreno 320 GPU respectively. Both versions have 2gb of RAM as well.
The Galaxy S4 will be available from the big 3 & from Koodo at the end of April. It’s expected to be selling for around $700 so start saving your penny’s because April’s just around the corner.

Well what do you think, is it enough to compete with the HTC ONE? Will you be getting one?
Let us know in the comments below.

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Galaxy S4 gets a confirmed launch date & place

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*UPDATE* Samsung just posted this pic on their Facebook page above completely confirming the Release of the Galaxy S4 at an unpacked event in NY & that it will be streamed through* YouTube.

The follow up to the widely popular Galaxy S3 from Samsung has been rumored to be launching March 14 in NY. Until now it was just that a rumour, but now Samsung’s Mobile division Chief JK Shin HAS basically made it official with this announcement.

“We introduced the Galaxy S III in London last year, this time we changed the Venue as we were bombarded with requests from US mobile carriers to unveil the Galaxy S IV in the country.”

Many love what HTC has brought to the market with the HTC ONE but have said they will wait to see what Samsung brings to the table with the Galaxy S4. Well you won’t have to wait long to make that decision now so you should start saving your pennies.
The rumored specs of the Galaxy S4 are all over the place & have even included Samsung ditching their own processor for a Qualcomm one & dropping the Amoled displays. We’ll find out on the 14th in NY just where the true specs fall but if your like me your hoping they include a Exynos processor & Full HD Amoled display. Also I really hope they haven’t went away from the very comfortable rounded edges they had on the S3 & Note 2.

What are you hoping to see in the specs of the Galaxy S4?
Hit up the comment section below to let us know.

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RIM will be broadcasting the BlackBerry 10 launch event Live on the 30th

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RIM will be broadcasting the BlackBerry 10 launch event on January 30th, 2013, via webcast. The event will happen simultaneously in New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Dubai, Johannesburg, Jakarta and Delhi.  This day will mark the official launch of the New BlackBerry 10, as well they will be unveiling of the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones.  Details on the smartphones and their availability will be announced at the event.

A live webcast will be held beginning at 10 am ET, which can be accessed via http://www1.rim.com/newsroom.html

Find out more info about BlackBerry 10 at: http://www.blackberry.com/blackberry10

Anybody else excited about the launch off BlackBerry 10?
Let us know in the comments below

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