Another week is in the books, and what a busy week it was. As a nice change of pace, Motorola was the company to dominate the news this week. They released one device and had another one leak. A bunch of other great stuff happened in the last seven days as well. If you don’t have your eyes glued to Phandroid.com every second (which you should) you may have missed some of it. We’ve got you covered. These are the top five stories from last week.
May 12th – In case you were looking for more details on the upcoming Moto X+1, a few more have been discovered (again) on Motorola’s site. This time we discovered that Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint will all have versions. It’s also looking like the Motomaker customization will be locked to a carrier again. Hopefully that’s not the case, as it’s one of the coolest things about the device. Read more.
May 13th – Motorola is continuing to fill in the entry-level smartphone sector with some pretty impressive devices. The latest is the Moto E, which was announced in Europe earlier this week. Some of the specs include a 4.3-inch display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, 4MP camera, and a 1980 mAh battery. Not a bad little device for only $130.
May 14th – First, reports of OnePlus One “Smash the Past” winners receiving only the smartphone minus extras like packaging, SIM tools, chargers, or cables surfaced. Now we know they were the lucky ones. One winner of the contest received a empty box. No phone included. OnePlus released a statement to pass the blame on to the shipping companies, but it all seems very strange. #NeverSettle #NeverRecievePhone
May 15th – We’re back with another edition of Phan Favs! This time we want to know which music apps you use. There are tos of ways you can listen to music, and even more apps for doing it. Whether it’s playing local media, streaming from the cloud, or using a subscription service, you need an app to get the job done. Be sure to vote for you pick, and next week we will have the results!
May 15th – The most simple games can be the best for killing time. You pick it up to play for a few minutes, but then it traps you inside for hours. These addictive games are the ones we’re talking about in this list. We round-up our favorite 10 addictive games, along with a few of the classics. If you want to have a productive day stay away from this article. If you’re looking for some fun click-through.
Rest of the Best
- Annoying Comcast ad brags about their stance on Net Neutrality
- Did Samsung really ship 10 million Galaxy S5 units in 25 days? Report says so
- LG G3 leaked in press shots showing refined brushed metal design
- Verizon’s Galaxy Note 3 is now receiving Android 4.4 KitKat over-the-wire
- Mobile Roar 45: Moto E & Empty Boxes
- King of Thieves for Android
- Note 3 in India gets Lollipop
- Huawei Nexus Phone
- LG planning new flagship
- Check out the Motorola Moto E forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.
- Check out the Motorola Moto X+1 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.