Worldwide Android News Weekly 11/03/13 – Google Nexus 5, An $82 Smartphone, Pink Galaxy S4 and More!


How About a Quad-Core Android Smartphone for 499 Yuan?


We all know that smartphones are pretty cheap in China but, how about 499 Yuan or $82 US for a Quad-Core smartphone? That's right, the G2F will only cost 499 Yuan when it launches soon. You can get a look at the specs above but, you're getting Android 4.2, a decent size battery, an HD display and yes, a Quad-Core MediaTek CPU. Now that's a damn good price for something like that, especially if you're just looking for a device to tide you over until an upcoming launch hits shelves.


Dick Smith Now Offering Galaxy S4 in Blue, Pink and Purple



As if the Galaxy S4 wasn't colorful enough as it is, Australian Retailer Dick Smith will be offering Samsung's flagship in Blue, Pink and Purple. Which means that there's now a color for everyone. We're quite partial to the blue but, if you're looking to get your girlfriend a sweet gift then the pink and purple options are pretty good. These new colors will still be retailing at Dick Smith for the usual $699 AU.


XOLO Q900 Launching Soon



XOLO have been known for delivering quality Android experiences at a reasonable price and it looks like the Q900 will be no exception. It's been spotted on their official website, and it's priced at just RS 12,000. Which is a great deal for a smartphone like this. As for the specs of the device, you can take a look at them below:

  • 4.7-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) capacitive touch screen IPS display at 312 ppi
  • Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
  • Dual SIM (2G + 3G)
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor with 286 MHz PowerVR SGX 544 GPU
  • 8 Megapixel camera with BSI sensor, LED Flash, 1080p video recording
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Dimensions – 137 x 70 x 9.9mm
  • Full HD 1080p video playback
  • 3G (HSDPA up to 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA up to 11.5 Mbps), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS / aGPS
  • 1GB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, up to 32 GB expandable memory with microSD
  • 1800 mAh battery

Google Nexus 5 Officially Launches, Available in Parts of Europe

Nexus 5 Color 4


Google's latest flagship smartphone has finally launched and this time around it's a great device, from LG once again. The Nexus 5 compares nicely with other devices and it has some of the best specs around. KitKat has been updated with some great new features too. You should take a look at your own Play Store website to see if the Nexus 5 is available to buy. The official word from Google is this:


Nexus 5 is available today, unlocked and without a contract, on Google Play in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Korea (and coming soon to India), starting at $349. Just in the time for the holidays, Nexus 5 will be available soon at the following retailers: Sprint, T-Mobile, Amazon, Best Buy and RadioShack.

Google Play Launches Japanese TV Shows in Japan




Google have added native TV shows to the Japanese Play Store. It includes animation, home made drama and hit American TV shows with subtitles. Google have been gaining a foothold in Japan ever since the Nexus 7 launcher there and it looks like their content offering is only going to get better and that's a good thing for both Google and Japanese users.