U.S. Cellular Intros Two New Motorolas
- The Electrify 2 sports a 4.3-inch qHD display with ColorBoost, 8-megapixel camera, Android 4.0 and a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. Other features include 8 GB of memory plus a memory card slot, 1080p video capture, global roaming, and a 1780 mAh battery.The Electrify is available online today and in stores tomorrow.
- The Defy XT is water-resistant and dust-proof. It has a 3.7-inch display and 5-megapixel camera. It has a 1 GHz processor and Android 2.3. It will be available August 3rd.
Motorola Talks Jelly Bean Updates for Its U.S. Devices
Motorola has updated the list of devices that will receive updated versions of Android and is revealing for the first time those slated to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Droid RAZR M, RAZR HD, and MAXX HD are all schedule to receive the Jelly Bean update before the end of the year.
Motorola Updates List of Devices to Receive Jelly Bean
Motorola recently revised the customer support page that lists which smartphones will receive updated versions of Android and approximately when those updates will arrive. The RAZR M, RAZR HD, and MAXX HD have all received Jelly Bean.
Samsung Intros Refreshed Galaxy A Series
Samsung today announced the Galaxy A7, A5, and A3, three new handsets that fill in the middle of Samsung's lineup of Android phones. All three phones feature metal frames, glass front and back panels, IP68 protection against water and dust, dedicated camera buttons, and support for Samsung Pay.
Consumer Cellular Picks Up the ZTE Avid 916 and Moto G5 Plus
Consumer Cellular recently added the ZTE Avid 916 and Motorola Moto G5 Plus to its roster of Android-based smartphones. The Avid 916 (pictured), a variant of the ZTE Grand / Champ, includes a 5.5-inch 720p display, 1.3 GHz Snapdragon 210 processor, and 8 GB of internal storage.
Cricket Scores the Waterproof Kyocera Hydro View
Kyocera and Cricket Wireless today announced the Hydro View, a waterproof Android smartphone that is similar to the Hydro Air. The View is rated IP57 against water and dust and can sit in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.
Motorola Defy XT
3.7" display 480 x 854 pixels
1,650 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Headphone Jack (3.5mm), Water-Resistant
It is a tad narrower and shorter, though.