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Google selling Motorola is win-win-win for Android

Jon Gold | Feb. 3, 2014
A roundup of reaction to the momentous deal, plus the latest rumors on the Samsung Galaxy S 5, and further hints of a Nokia Android phone.

It's also been noted that Motorola's advanced technology group which is responsible for the Project Ara modular smartphone will remain in Google's hands.

(H/T: The Verge)

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All this has meant that the recent spate of Galaxy S 5 rumors has dried up fairly significantly of late, though the redoubtable @EVLeaks Twitter account did reignite speculation that the GS 5 would feature both a 2K-resolution display and a fingerprint reader. I maintain that a 2K screen on a smartphone is absolutely overkill, but the leaked .apk pictures suggest that it's coming. Not that specs for their own sake aren't a common Samsung theme, of course.

(H/T: CNET)

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The Nokia X which is what GSM Arena says will be the name of the company's long-rumored Android phone has popped up on AnTuTu benchmark, posting a somewhat lame score on a browser test. GSM Arena says also that the Nokia X won't be Google-approved so no Play Store or official Google Services, meaning that you'll have to rely on a separate Nokia app store or sideload apps directly. Let's hope the price is right, at least.

 

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