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Droid Weekly 9/8/13: Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear, Xperia Z1, Transformer 701, and More!

September 8, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Android 4.4 to be Called KitKat? Chocolate Android Mascot Hints as Much

This week we got a rather surprising announcement from the folks at Google. We were introduced to the name of the newest version of Android, which we expect to see announced this fall. Android 4.4 is slated to be KitKat. While no money changed hands between Google and Nestle/Hershey, it’s still interesting why this happened. Read More

Is this Googler taking a picture of the KitKat Android Statue with the Nexus 5?


As normal with new versions of Android, the statue of KitKat or Android 4.4. showed up at the GooglePlex an all the Googlers came out to take pictures, which Google did a video on and posted it on YouTube. But we all noticed a guy in that video using an unidentified Nexus device. That you can see in the picture above. Read more

Sony Introduces the Cyber-Shot QX10 andQX100 Camera Lenses at IFA 2013


Sony Introduced a rather interesting concept at IFA this week. They basically introduced a pair of lenses that can onto the back of your phone and take pictures. Completely controlled by your phone. I’m really excited about the QX10 an the QX100 lenses, I don’t know about the rest of you. Read More

Sony Officially Announces the Xperia Z1; The 5-inch Snapdragon 800 Evolution of the Xperia Z


This week, Sony also introduced us to the Xperia Z1, their newest flagship. While it looks a lot like the Xperia Z, it’s a huge upgrade. It has a much better display technology, a Snapdragon 800 processor over the Snapdragon 600 in the Xperia Z. Along with a 20MP camera on the back. Read More

IFA 2013: ASUS Officially Announces Transformer Pad 701, Transformer Book, New MeMo Pads and new Fonepads


This week, ASUS launched a ton of new tablets. Most notably, a new Transformer pad. We’ve been waiting for quite a while for a new Transformer pad. They’ve updated the TF700 to the TF701 and the specs are amazing. Starting with a 2560×1600 resolution display and a Tegra 4 chip powering it. Read more

IFA 2013: Samsung Announces the Beast, the Galaxy Note 3 Same  Size as the Galaxy Note 2 with a 5.7-inch Full HD Display


â–¶_Samsung_UNPACKED_2013_Episode_2_Livestream_-_YouTube-650x360This week, Samsung held their Unpacked 2013: Episode 2 event in Berlin, just prior to IFA kicking off. Where they announced the Galaxy Note 3. Which is larger and smaller all at the same time. It’s packing a 5.7-inch 1920×1080 display along with a Snapdragon 800 processor and 3GB of RAM. Read more

Samsung Announce the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch; The Perfect Companion to your Galaxy Smartphone

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In addition to the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung also announced the Galaxy Gear. Which is their smartwatch which only works with the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition at launch. With an OTA update, it’ll work with the Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3. Read More