More images of the LG G4 surface as Google stays busy launching stores and killing old devices. Stick around to learn the latest in tech news!
There’s no doubt the LG G4 is close to being announced. New leaks have started surfacing, and today we have a set of images to get all LG fans excited. These press renders display the upcoming smartphone’s front, back and sides.
Everything we have previously seen is still there. The back buttons got a slight design change and the screen is slightly curved. Take a close look at it and keep waiting next to us!
Opinion: There is one thing the guys at Android Authority are pointing out, which may be considered a bit of an inconsistency. These press renders seem to be using an older logo, as the new logo is more rounded. This means the render could be a bit old. Take a look at the G Flex 2 (fourth image) to see what we mean.
You may have missed the news while we were telling you about the glorious Chromebook Pixel, so we thought we would circle back and give this story its own little section. Google has just announced and launched a new online store front to sell its devices!
This means products made in partnership with Google (or by Google) will no longer be sold under the Play Store. These will now be found under the Google Store, where you can find phones, tablets, Chromebooks, Android Wear devices, Nest products and more.
By the way, the “Devices” section is still in the Google Play Store, so no one will be getting lost. The button just happens to re-direct you to the new store.
Opinion: While it was nice having the Devices section in the Google Play Store, we can’t deny Google did need its own storefront. After all, their collection is getting large and this move really helps the company’s presence and identity.
Google’s new store is marking a new beginning. Sadly, with new beginnings usually come some sacrifices. The Nexus 5 has been hard to find lately, but it stayed alive in the Google Play Store, making it a possible alternative for those who don’t like the huge Nexus 6.
Today we can finally say goodbye to the Nexus 5, which made a formidable smartphone for many of us. The Nexus 5 page on the Gogole Store now reads the following: “The Nexus 5 is no longer available for purchase.”
Opinion: I know the Nexus 5 continued to be a viable option for many users, but it was time to let it go. It has been around for a while now. Better options will come in due time.