Bigger, better, but no LTE.
I like what Motorola is doing. They are refining on a previously well-designed device and making it even better. The one thing I found really lacking on the original Moto X was the camera. I hope they’ve brought that up to par.
Interestingly this is replacing Samsung’s Galaxy S line as their new Flagship device. I got the chance to play with the Note Edge today in New York and I thought the build quality was quite impressive. The all metal chassis made the device feel really solid. The curved screen looks really cool, but I’m not sure how useful it will really be. Right now, it more or less acts as a dock with a couple of Samsung customized apps that offload controls on to the side. Samsung said they will be be offering a development kit for it, but I don’t anticipate many developers jumping to develop for this particular screen.
This is Google’s version of continuity. It would have been more interesting if this worked with just the Chrome browser not Chrome OS.
Google’s responses to Apple’s CarPlay. I’d take either over any stock system from an auto manufacture.
Cleaner, more consistency, more fluid, and more iOS-like.
Does this mean the end of the Nexus program is near?
Matt Honan of Wired has a great round up of everything announced at the very long Google I/O keynote today.
The Moto X is one of the better designed Android smartphones and the G and E share the same designed language. It’s definitely not the best smartphone available but for what it cost it’s probably is the best value.
The app is surprisingly very well built. It’s clean with an iOS 7 feel, but still has Microsoft Office familiarities.
It’s Free to download, view and share documents but you’ll need an annual $99 Office 365 subscription if you want to edit.
Ashraf Eassa of The Motley Fool on the newly announce Galaxy S5:
The Galaxy S5 is likely to sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 in the U.S. and other developed markets (and an “Exynos Infinity” for international versions), 3GB of RAM, a 2560x1440 display, an updated/new industrial design, and a fingerprint reader. This should make it the crème de la crème of Android devices, and to address the critics that Samsung’s products are “cheap plastic,” there will likely be a version with a metal chassis. The iPhone 5s is likely to pale, at least from a hardware perspective, in comparison.
Inaccurate reporting of the specs. He’s rehashing previous rumors as if they were facts.
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 is likely to be a great device, the most premium of the Android devices. Apple is probably going to lose high-end share as this product ramps, but if Apple is smart, it will prepare to host a “special event” to launch a suite of new iPhone products sooner rather than later.
It might be the most premium of Android devices, but Apple is still running away with more than 85% of the industry’s profits. No one at Apple is losing any sleep over the Galaxy S5.
Google is now offering the Nexus 5 in red in their Play Store and it looks so sweet!
This is the first Android phone I enjoy using as much as my iPhone. If it came with stock Android, it would be close to perfect.
Google doesn’t like what Samsung is doing with Android and is putting them on notice. So much for no being evil.
Is anyone surprised?