Qualcomm says 4K smartphone screens are right around the corner. Meanwhile, Huawei is making things right for its users and Amazon is working on a new streaming service.
The world will not be conforming with QHD displays, says Qualcomm. And if any company knows where the industry is headed, it’s probably Qualcomm. This company leads the market with some of the most important smartphone parts and technologies.
What is next? Qualcomm is saying 2015 will be the year of the 4K smartphone displays. We are talking about screens with 3840x2160p resolutions.
Opinion: Is a 4K display too much? We are already having trouble with QHD screens being too excessive. Qualcomm says this is about much more than just pixels, though. The idea here is to push for 4K content in a market that continues to ignore this new standard in high resolution. It’s not about whether you can see the pixels or not, it’s about how you handle the content that you can take advantage of.
Hell broke loose among Huawei Ascend Mate2 users when the company announced the device wouldn’t get Android KitKat. This was insane for a smartphone that had just been launched, and it was the company’s main device for entering the USA market. People definitely made their voices heard, and now Huawei is mending its wrongs with an awesome announcement.
The Huawei Ascend Mate2 won’t be getting KitKat, but it will be jumping straight to Lollipop! The company states the Android 5.0 update should be ready during the first half of 2015.
Opinion: Well done, Huawei. It’s not smart to leave a device abandoned! At least give them a couple updates.
Amazon is planning to take on the video streaming market by releasing a new service, next year. At least that is what the latest rumors say, which also claim this new service will be ad-supported. But even with ads, it’s said the service won’t be free.
Instead, Amazon simply plans to offer low prices in a service that would be in a different ballpark compared to Amazon Prime. It would go up against competitors like Netflix, which currently has a strong foothold on the market.
Opinion: Netflix is currently priced at $7.99 a month, which is a very accessible price. How low can Amazon go? Rumros say they don’t plan to make much money off this. Instead, it would be a way to get more customers who they could then lead into purchasing Amazon Prime. Sneaky sneaky!