More Samsung devices have been announced (is that even news anymore?). Andy Rubin leaves Google for good. AT&T is also bringing a neat offer to its subscribers.
We all know Samsung’s technique for taking over the market consists of crowding every category with as many devices as it can. This time around we have the Samsung Galaxy A series, a couple of devices with a focus on fashion and thinness.
This phones are meant to be affordable. The Galaxy A3 comes with a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, a 4.5-inch qHD processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, 8MP/5MP cameras and a 1900 mAh battery. It’s also only 6.9 mm thin.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy A5 is an improved version, with a 1.2 GHz processor, a 5-inch 1080p display, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, 13MP/5MP cameras and a 2300 mAh battery. To out surprise, it’s even thinner at a mere 6.7 mm of thickness.
Opinion: We don’t know about pricing and release date, which will define just how good of a deal these really are. We can assume they will come at affordable prices, though. At least we would hope so. Thinness is cool, but it’s not something you can really sell for much on its own.
It was shocking to see Andy Rubin leaving Android last year, as he tried to venture out into building robots for the same company. It seems that was nothing but a transition, though. This week he is surprising us with the news that he is leaving Google for good.
The Wall Street Journal reports Rubin is going off to create his very own projects. He is said to be creating an incubator for hardware-based startups. So if you have a good hardware idea, you may very well have one of Google’s greatest on your side soon.
Opinion: Andy Rubin is an important personality in the tech world, especially for those of us who are all about mobile. We do wish him the best and can’t wait to see what fruits his future projects will bear!
Burning through your data like a geek? AT&T subscribers will be glad to hear their data allotments may have been increased. The carrier’s $40 plan will now get 3 GB (as opposed to 2 GB). Meanwhile, the $70 plan will get you 6 GB instead of 4GB.
Opinion: Changes will come in November 2nd and are only applied to Mobile Share Value plans, so be on the lookout. This is really not a bad deal.