Chinese manufacturer ZTE has just unveiled the Grand Memo II LTE at the MWC event in Barcelona earlier today. The smartphone’s arrival was first announced by the company a few days ago, with the first press images emerging today with more details on the hardware as well.
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Chinese manufacturer ZTE has just issued a press release that promises the arrival of the new Grand Memo II LTE smartphone at next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The company also teases the Grand Watch, its first Android-powered smartwatch.
Isn’t it frustrating when Android device manufacturers ship new releases with older versions of Google’s operating system? Well the search giant may be about to put an end to it. According to a leaked Google memo, it could soon start forcing manufacturers to ship new devices with the latest KitKat firmware.
ZTE today launched its latest entry-level smartphone in the United Kingdom, and it is one of the most affordable Jelly Bean-powered handsets at just £60 off-contract. It’s called the Blade Q Mini and it’s exclusive to Virgin Mobile’s pay-as-you-go network, and you can pick one up today at Argos stores across the country.
Last weekend, ZTE announced the Grand S II as the successor to its former flagship smartphone of 2013, however, the Chinese company neglected to inform us that a dual-SIM variant of the handset would also be produced, entitled, surprise, surprise, the Grand S II Dual.
At CES in Las Vegas, ZTE has today unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Grand S II. It packs high-end specifications, including a 5.5-inch 1080p display and a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor — as well as new voice recognition software that allows multiple users to unlock the device using only their voice.
One of the great things about Android is that you don’t have to spend a small fortune to gain access to its ecosystem.
Chinese manufacturers like Huawei and ZTE — and even the likes of Samsung, HTC, and Motorola — all offer super affordable Android-powered smartphones that even budget-conscious consumers and those in the developing world can gain access to. And some of them aren’t bad, either.
Take the new Moto G, for example: It starts at just $179 off contract, and for that you get an HD display, a quad-core processor, a 5-megapixel camera, and access to Google’s latest Android operating system.
Thanks to devices like this, smartphones are about to go mainstream in the developing world, according to a new piece in the latest edition of Wired from our own editor-in-chief Leander Kahney.
Cricket Wireless has officially announced that the ZTE Source will be the latest budget-friendly smartphone to be added to its “affordable” lineup of Android-powered devices. The Source will launch on Sunday, October 20, and the U.S. carrier will hold exclusivity over the handset at launch.
Virgin Mobile have officially announced that the ZTE Awe is the latest budget-friendly smartphone to be added to its “ultra-affordable” lineup. Virgin currently holds exclusivity over this handset, and has listed the device on its website as the Virgin Mobile Awe, which has also been referred to as the “N800’ and the “Shocker” in several leaks and rumors over the course of the past few months.
Android rules the worldwide smartphone market when it comes to market share, and its dominance in China could have a lot to do with that. At the end of the first quarter of 2013, Google’s platform claimed a whopping 51.4% share of all smartphones owned in China.