LG and Google Announce First Red Nexus 5

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LG Red Nexus 5

LG Red Nexus 5

The first red Nexus 5 device is now available on Google Play. Nexus 5 is the first Google phone to be offered in three colors: red, white and black. Launched last October in partnership by LG and Google, Nexus 5 received praise as a stylish, high-performance Google phone. Nexus 5 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, a stunning 5-inch Full HD IPS display and runs Android 4.4, KitKat, the latest version of the Android OS. The red Nexus 5 will be available on Google Play starting this month in the United States,Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Korea with wider availability across Europe by the end of the month. Customers will also be able to purchase a red Nexus 5 in retail stores in select markets.


Polaroid Adds Q Series to their US Tablet Line at CES Featuring Quad-Core Processors & Android 4.4, KitKat OS and Many More

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Polaroid Q Series Tablet

Polaroid Q Series Tablet

Polaroid is pleased to announce the newest addition to their robust tablet offering, the Polaroid Q Series. The sleek new series will be on display in the Polaroid booth #13613 at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show, and is comprised of the Q7 (7” tablet), Q8 (8” tablet) and Q10 (10.1” tablet). All three sizes are Wi-Fi enabled and feature super-fast Quad-Core processors, and the new Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.

The Polaroid Q Series tablet line is perfect for media and sharing on-the-go. Each tablet features an extended battery life, HDMI Bluetooth and front mounted speakers for hours of entertainment anywhere. The front and rear cameras allow users to capture their favorite memories, and share them via email and social media channels through the tablets’ built-in Wi-Fi. Users also have access to a plethora of apps, games, movies, music and more to enjoy on their Q Series tablet through the Google Play Store.

Designed and manufactured by Southern Telecom, an authorized Polaroid licensee, the Polaroid Q Series line of tablets have a suggested retail price of $129.00- $179.00 and will be available spring 2014.  For more information on all the Polaroid products that will be launched at the 2014 CES show, visit: http://www.polaroid.com.


Start Your New Year Right with a New Smartphone from Boost Mobile

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Moto G

Moto G

With its exclusive Monthly Unlimited plan with Shrinking Payments, latest smartphone, the Moto G will be available Tuesday, Jan. 14, at www.boostmobile.com and select Boost Mobile exclusive retail stores nationwide starting Jan. 20. Priced at only $129.99 (excluding taxes), Moto G packs the features you want at a price that won’t break the bank, all without an annual contract. The affordable 3G smartphone comes with an impressive and highly durable 4.5-inch HD screen made with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass and sports a super-fast 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor. Moto G is loaded with Android 4.3, Jelly Bean, with a guaranteed upgrade to Android 4.4, KitKat, expected as early as February, making the Moto G the most up-to-date Android of any phone in its class. You also have the freedom to express yourself with a variety of colorful interchangeable backs, available from Motorola directly.

Moto G is offered on Boost’s no-contract $55 Monthly Unlimited plan. Boost Mobile rewards its customers for simply making on-time payments. Unique from the competition, for every six on-time payments, the cost of the Boost Mobile Monthly Unlimited plan shrinks by $5 to as low as $40 per month for unlimited nationwide talk, text and data[1]. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone.

Moto G will come preloaded with the free interactive FM radio application NextRadio. With NextRadio, listening to FM radio on smartphones is a new type of interactive radio listening experience. When compared with streaming, NextRadio consumes about three times less battery life than other music apps. That’s because the audio is coming through a built-in FM tuner instead of over the Internet.

For extra protection, Moto G has a water-repellent coating on the outside, meaning that a little rain won’t get in the way when taking a call. In addition, you get an extra 50GB of Google Drive storage for two years and, as with all Android devices, Moto G owners have access to more than 1 million apps and content in the Google Play Store.

Additional key features of the Moto G include:

  • 5-megapixel enhanced camera with panoramic and continuous shot
  • All-day 2070 mAh battery

Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 capable


Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition Out Now

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Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition

Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition

Sony Mobile has introduced Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition, released on the latest Android version (4.4; KitKat) – it’s available now through the Google Play store in the United States. The device is based on the original Xperia Z Ultra; the response to which has been great, with many praising our accomplishment in hardware innovation and economy of component architecture – 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 6.4” Full HD TRILUMINOS display for mobile, LTE, NFC, all contained in a dust-resistant and waterproof (IP55 & IP58) 6.5mm body, weighing just 212 grams.

Launching on Android 4.4; KitKat, “Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition” offers the latest Google experience: a fresh look and feel, a new full-screen mode (letting app developers create edge-to-edge interfaces on phones and tablets), stronger security through support for SELinux, as well as a new integrated storage access framework, just to mention a few. For more info about all the features included in Android 4.4; ¬KitKat, see Google’s description of KitKat.

Along with these brand new Android features, Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition also comes with some of our unique Sony tech – BRAVIA smarts; TRILUMINOS display for mobile and X-Reality for mobile picture engine, and our hallmark Exmor RS for mobile image sensor, for immersive viewing experiences and optimum camera performance respectively.

With the release of the Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition, they are now working even closer with Google to bring users Android releases in the quickest time possible. And as for software updates of our current products, head over to the Sony social newsroom to read about the latest plans for the Android 4.3 and 4.4 upgrades.

Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition – key specs at a glance

  • 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 quad-core processor.
  • Adreno 330 GPU.
  • 179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm.
  • 212 gr.
  • Supported networks Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition: UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz; GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz LTE (Bands I, II, IV, V, VII, VIII, XVII).
  • 2 GB RAM.
  • Memory card slot: microSD, (supporting up to 64 GB).
  • IP55 & IP58 (Water-proof and dust-resistant).
  • 3D Surround Sound.
  • ClearAudio+.
  • Clear Bass.
  • Clear Phase.
  • Clear stereo.
  • xLOUD Experience.
  • 6.4” HD TRILUMINOS Display with X-Reality for mobile.
  • 1920×1080 pixels (400dpi, xHDPI).
  • 8 MP camera.
  • 4.2x digital zoom.
  • HDR for still images.
  • Full HD video recording (1080p).
  • “Exmor RS for mobile”.
  • Front-facing camera (2 MP 1080p).
  • OptiContrast panel.
  • Pen input with stylus (handwriting recognition not supported).
  • Touch panel cover glass with Super Hard Coat ASF.
  • Accelerometer.
  • Ambient light sensor.
  • Gyroscope.
  • Magnetometer.
  • Proximity sensor.
  • aGPS.
  • GLONASS.
  • Bluetooth Smart Ready.
  • LTE.
  • Screen mirroring.
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat).
  • Widevine level 1 support.
  • Google Wallet (Card emulation on host).
  • Fast boot mode with graphics.
  • Full recovery mode.