Proof of the Samsung Galaxy S Edge has shown up, Motorola was supposed to have a fingerprint reader and Motorola makes an epic return to the Chinese market.
Rumors of a Galaxy S6 Edge iteration have been going around the rumor mill, but so far we have nothing but word of mouth to base these rumors on. That changes today – the Vodafone Netherlands website is mentioning a said “Galaxy S Edge” in its source code. Could this mean something?
It won’t be easy to find this information. You have to look into the source code of the website, where a developer has set a reminder to create a pre-order page for said device. This could be a placeholder for when said device is actually announced.
Opinion: At this point we can’t tell if Vodafone really knows something or not, as they could be simply getting ready after hearing the rumors. We are willing to bet they know something, though. What do you think?
Remember Motorola’s Atrix 4G? It was among the first smartphones to come with a fingerprint reader, a novel technology for a smartphone of its time. Fast-forward to today and we are starting to see fingerprint readers becoming more and more popular. Especially after Apple introduced its very own Touch ID fingerprint scanner.
Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside now says the company was going to re-introduce the fingerprint reader with the Nexus 6, but complications arose. The plan was to have the fingerprint reader located where the Motorola logo now is, in the back.
It turns out Apple purchased the company Motorola had partnered with – Authentec. For obvious reasons, Motorola could no longer use this technology, which they said was the best in the industry. Therefore, Motorola chose to go with no fingerprint reader before opting for a second-rate sensor.
Opinion: Fingerprint readers are not really such a huge deal to me. I never use them when I have access to them. Do any of you like fingerprint readers? Are you bummed the Nexus 6 doesn’t come with one.
Motorola has been an important player in the Chinese mobile industry, but it went missing from the country for a while. Now under Lenovo ownership, the company has decided to hit the Chinese market with 3 new devices, marking its triumphant return to said market.
These smartphones would be the Moto X, Moto X Pro and the Moto G. The first would be available starting early February, while the latter two devices wil come after the Spring Festival (February 19th).
Opinion: Motorola has to compete against some big players in China. Meizu, Xiaomi and OnePlus offer amazing devices at great prices. Can Motorola really dethrone them? We will have to find out.