LG has taken the wraps off 4 new mid-range devices. Meanwhile, Microsoft updates its Band wearable and Google is finally letting some Google Apps users test Inbox.
Are you looking to get yourself an affordable handset? LG is very good at making mid-range devices, which also happen to come with most of the cool features you will find in their high-end iterations. Today they have 4 new smartphones to introduce – the LG Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy.
These all come with modest specs, and they are not very different from each other. The main differences are in the screens and battery sizes. The LG Magna comes with a 5-inch HD screen and the LG Spirit features a 4.7-inch HD panel. Meanwhile, the Leon features a 4.5-inch FWVGA display and the Joy is the lowest-end with a 4-inch WVGA screen.
Other specs include a 1.2-1.3 GHz processor, 512-1 GB of RAM and 4-8 GB of RAM. Pricing details have not been revealed, but we know these should be very well priced and will start rolling out to select markets starting this week.
Opinion: I happen to love LG’s low-end devices. They come with all the cool features and fair performance. MEanwhile, you can opt for devices like the Motoo G and Moto E, which are great, but don’t have all the neat features compared to their high-end counterparts.
The Microsoft Band is a great wearable, and it just got much better! The company has started rolling out a new update for the wearable, giving it access to a Web hub, bike tracking support and a virtual keyboard.
This happens to be the first major update the Microsoft Band gets, only about 4 months after the wearable’s release. But this update may be larger than most of you will imagine, because it actually opens the doors to developers. This is not only about the improvements we see today, but the ones we will see in the coming weeks and months.
Developers now have access to the SDK, allowing them to build and offer their very own applications. Interested developers can find out more within the Microsoft Band developer page.
Opinion: I was a bit hesitant about the Microsoft Band at first, but it looks like the Redmond giant is doing a great job with its wearable. Do any of you have a Band? How is it working for you?
I was woken up by a very interesting email this morning. At first I thought “whatever, it’s jsut another Inbox notification”, then I noticed it actually came to my Mobile Geeks email. I opened it as quick as lightning and got the news that Google is finally looking for Google Apps users to test the service.
The company will start allowing select companies to test Inbox starting next month. They asked me to fill out a survey about how my company would use the service. It looks like Inbox will work the same with both Gmail and Google Apps users, but it’s exciting to see that companies will now be able to join the fun.
Opinion: Remember I am no fan of Inbox, but I can see how it can be a powerful tool for others. Especially when it comes to workflow. Managing email isn’t always smooth, so you may need all the help you can get!