Android and openness is something we talk about all the time, but the recent developments in the industry point towards inherent flaws with this very premise. Be it from bloggers, political institutions or corporations, Android is seemingly not open enough. The “War on Openness” is ironically becoming an open war, where many players are increasing their stakes and scope to try and land a bigger hold - or at the very least, restrict Google’s - on what is the world’s...
Forums Added for the Note 4, Note Edge, Xperia Z3, Smartwatch 3, and More!
As we mentioned in our IFA 2014 roundup, many new and exciting devices were just released earlier today. We have devices from Samsung, Sony, and Asus. And as always, we’ve given these new devices a place here on our forums to help you decide which is the right device for you and what to do with it once you get it.
First up, we have the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 4. We all knew it was coming, and now it’s finally here. Featuring a 2.7 GHz Quad-Core processor or 1.9 GHz Octa-Core processor depending on location, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, and 2560×1440 display, the Note 4 is every bit the powerhouse we expected. In addition to the Note 4, Samsung also released the 5.6″ Galaxy Note Edge with a very unique, curved screen that can serve as a notification ticker once it gains developer support. Lastly from Samsung, we also created a new forum for the Samsung Gear VR.
In addition to Samsung’s unveilings, we had quite a showing from Sony, including the new flagship Sony Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. And if you’re a fan of Android Wear-based smartwatches, you should also keep your eye out for the Sony Smartwatch 3. Finally, Asus also made a splash with the new ASUS ZenWatch.
So which of these devices are you looking at? Let us know in the comments below. Don’t forget to head over to the newly created forums to get in on the discussions, and as always, let’s hope for a fast and painless journey towards root and third party development for all of these new devices!
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4
- Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
- Samsung Gear VR
- Sony Xperia Z3
- Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
- Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
- Sony Smartwatch 3
- ASUS ZenWatch
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