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Worldwide Android News Weekly 11/24/13 – LG G Pad 8.3, Nexus 5, Xiaomi Mi3 and More!

November 24, 2013 - Written By Tom Dawson

Nexus 5 Now Available in India From Google Play Store

 

Google’s latest and greatest is finally hitting India, with the Nexus 5 going on sale in the Play Store for RS 28,999 and RS 32,999 for the 16GB and 32GB versions. LG will be selling the device as well but, a little bit higher than the Play Store pricing. Stock of the Nexus 5 has already arrived in India and it shouldn’t be too difficult to get your hands on the latest device from Google and LG. To find out all about the Nexus 5, why not read our review?

Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 Now Available in Hong Kong Play Store

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While the Nexus 5 is now available in India, Google have let loose both this year’s Nexus 7 and Nexus 5 in the Hong Kong Play Store. Allowing more people than ever to get their hands on Google’s best. We’re pretty sure that there’s no shortage of choice for devices over in Hong Kong but, the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 are great devices for anyone to add to their arsenal.

5.25-inch Galaxy Device Leaks Out; Possible Galaxy Grand 2

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A mysterious Galaxy device from Samsung has been shown off in China’s TENAA, certifying it to be used in the country. It has a model number of SM-G7106, a 5.25-inch 1280 x 720 display, and seems to have a quad-core CPU powering it all, with 1.5GB of RAM. There’s a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera as well as an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. It appears that this is going to become the Galaxy Grand 2 and there are signs pointing to a European launch, as it’s also been spotted with the model number of SM-G7105, as you might know Samsung lists international devices with a 5 at the end of their model numbers. So, perhaps there’s some more devices to come from Samsung before the 2014 line kicks off next year.

Lenovo A850, Lenovo S650, Lenovo S930 and Lenovo Vibe X Go On Sale In Hong Kong

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If you’ve been keeping up with Lenovo’s latest devices, then you probably already know what they’re all about. Ranging from screen sizes of 4.7-inches to 6-inches, this line-up of devices is all about premium build without the massive price tag. the internals of these are all powered by MediaTek CPUs and should be great for everyday sort of tasks. Of course, the star of the show is the Vibe X, with it’s 5-inch Full HD display, quad-core 1.5 Ghz CPU, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera as well. All of the devices launch with Android 4.2 and cost anywhere between HK $1,780 and HK $3,398

LG’s G Pad 8.3 To Spread to Even More Markets

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LG have made a pretty great tablet in the G Pad 8.3, with a bigger display but still very portable, and a Snapdragon 600 inside. Price wise, the G Pad 8.3 is only a little more expensive than other tablets on the market and it offers many of the features that debuted in the popular G2 earlier this year. Now, the tablet is said to be reaching as many as 50 markets before the end of the year. Including Brazil, China, Canada and Japan.

Xiaomi To Launch Mi3 With Snapdragon 800 and Their Own Smart Router on December 19th

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Xiaomi is about to launch a couple of new products that we’re sure a lot of you have been waiting for. The Mi3 with a Snapdragon 800 CPU, instead of the Tegra 4 version that’s been on offer for quite some time now. It’s also a little quicker than most other Snapdragon 800 CPUs with a 2.5 Ghz clock speed. As well as this, Xiaomi is launching their own smart router in China as well, offering 1TB of storage and the ability to get through the firewall to browse the rest of the web. These smart routers are on the up and up in China and it’s great to see someone like Xiaomi offer their own.