Today is full of rumors and odd news. LG has something to say, while Motorola has something to hide. Meanwhile, BlackBerry is making some weird, and possibly dangerous moves.
Many rumors are pointing towards LG being the next Nexus manufacturer. Of course, official sources will never say the direct truth, but it’s also rare for them to straight up deny something. That is what LG is doing, as spokesperson Ken Hong says LG will not be making the next Nexus smartphone.
“I know at least not yet. Normally, we were informed. This can mean two things. Either I was ignored, or we will not make it (the Nexus 6).” -Ken Hong
We must keep in mind the latest Nexus rumors, though. Google could very well be killing off the Nexus program in favor of Android Silver. This rumored program would be very similar to the Google Play Edition movement, in which multiple manufacturers can make phones and work with Google to bring them to the Play Store.
Opinion: I honestly tend to not trust representatives with their claims on rumors. I have seen multiple PR people deny they are working on something, only to see it being announced soon after. We will have to wait and see, though.
The guys at TK Tech News have managed to get their hands on a very neat leaked video of the Moto X+1. Sadly, it shows very little, but it is only the first of five videos that will be going live in the near future.
In fact, this video wasn’t intended to go public, but it was accidentally published on the site’s Google+ page. With the cat out of the bag, the team decided to simply cover up all evidence that may lead to the source being discovered.
Opinion: We only get to see the smartphone’s boot animation and what seems like a thinner profile. It looks like we will be getting more soon, so let’s stay tuned to Tk Tech News.
Oddly enough, this is the only official news in this news roundup, and I must say it’s the one I believe the least. BlackBerry has officially announced a partnership with Amazon, in which the online retailer will allow the phone manufacturer to take advantage of their app store.
BlackBerry is making this out to be a great feature for BlackBerry users. BlackBerry devices will be able to take advantage of two app stores, finally exploiting the phone’s ability to run Android apps. The Amazon App Store will bring “thousands of apps”, but is this good or bad?
Opinion: We have seen BlackBerry trying everything. They changed their design philosophy and even gav their UI a complete re-design. The new phones and software did nothing to help, and development has been pummeling. Is this an opportunity, or one of BlackBerry’s dying breaths?