Android to Get Flash Courtesy of Bsquare
A company called Bsquare recently announced that it has been charged with bringing Adobe's Flash technology to the Android platform. In a press release, Bsquare said a "global tier 1" carrier made the request. At the moment, Android is only available from T-Mobile USA, and will soon be available from Vodafone. Flash will permit richer mobile Internet and multimedia applications on Android devices. No time frame for Flash availability on Android was announced. Bsquare bought NEC America’s Adobe Flash Technology Consulting and Distribution business about a year ago.
Polaroid Shows Off Two Android Smartphones
Polaroid today announced the Power and Snap smartphones, two Android handsets that will be sold to U.S. consumers online.
Google Camera Adds Selfie Flash, Double-Tap to Zoom
The native Google Camera application, most often found on Nexus and Pixel phones, now includes a selfie flash. The flash works similar to that of the iPhone in that it fires a burst on the screen itself.
T-Mobile's LG K20 Plus Packs Better Specs
T-Mobile recently rolled out its own variant of the LG K20 and the phone has somewhat better specifications when compared to the Verizon variant of the same handset. The T-Mobile K20 includes the same 5.3-inch 720p display and 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, but improves RAM to 2 GB of RAM and storage to 32 GB.
Motorola Debuts Budget-Friendly Moto E4 and E4 Plus
Motorola today announced the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus, two low-cost Android smartphones that sit one step up from the entry-level Moto C handsets. Both the E4 and E4 Plus run Android 7.1 Nougat and include Snapdragon 427 quad-core processors with 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage.