Wait, what? Microsoft is making a new browser! Meanwhile, Qualcomm teases a new device and an improved Moto G has emerged.
By now it’s obvious that Internet Explorer doesn’t have the fame of being the best browser around. To the contrary, is known for being laggy, heavy and cluttered. A lot of this may have changed, but the fame is still there.
Internet Explorer doesn’t quite have a fan club, and it seems Microsoft knows this. The company is going back to the drawing board to bring a completely new browser that will better suit Windows 10’s fresh experience.
Sources claim the new browser, code-named “Spartan” is light and completely new. It will feel much more like Chrome or Firefox, and will come with support for extensions. The new browser may be shown off on January 21st, when Windows 10 is expected to be revealed, so sit tight for more details!
Opinion: This is truly exciting! I love the way Microsoft is really reinventing itself in the computing market. The company really needed it.
CES takes off next week so we are all waiting for the fun teasers that are bound to swarm the internet soon. We normally wouldn’t see a chip manufacturer teasing a device, but this time they are hoping to get you excited about a new Snapdragon 800 processor that is expected to come out at the trade show.
Not too exciting, right? Snapdragon 800 processors have been around for a while, so this phone may be an affordable, mid-end alternative. As we take a look at the image, though, something a bit more interesting emerges. What phone are we looking it?
Opinion: If I had to put my money on this, I would say this is some kind of LG device, as the image shows what resembles LG’s iconic back buttons. They don’t look like any current LG back buttons, though. Some think it’s the LG G4, but that would make no sense. There’s no way LG is going with an outdated processor for its next flagship. Maybe it’s the LG G Flex 2! What do you think?
— Qualcomm (@Qualcomm) December 29, 2014
The Moto G (2nd generation) has been limited to 3G speeds so far. We have been expecting an LTE variant to emerge, and the first signs of it have just appeared in Brazil’s Motorola website.
The Moto G’s (2nd generation) specs now show a separate section for the LTE version under the battery department. This is because it seems the improved device will come with a larger battery. To be exact, it states the 4G LTE-compatible phone will come with a 2390 mAh battery, as opposed to 2070 mAh.
Opinion: With all this in mind, it’s important to note the phone is not available anywhere yet. Does this mean Motorola will also announce this phone everywhere else? We are not sure, but we definitely hope so.