It’s Christmas in November for some folks: Cherry Mobile Flare X owners can now download the official Android Lollipop update for their beloved, bang-for-the-money smartphone. And while the update may have taken some time to develop, it’s finally here, and just in time to give users more reasons to cheer as the year draws to a close.
Remember the Meizu M2 Note? In my review, I pointed out that, despite the system-wide overhaul Meizu gave to Android, the 5.5-inch phone “delivers on many levels without breaking the bank.” In other words, it’s a pretty good purchase even by those who are on the market for a quality handset today.
Good news, Android fans: The Huawei-made Nexus 6P, Google’s most premium phone yet (the “P” actually stands for “premium”), is now available for preorder on Lazada’s Philippine website and mobile app. It comes in dark gray and is listed at P29,990, which is about what you’d expect to pay for a smartphone worthy of flagship status. Preorders will ship beginning December 11.
The last time I heard about the BlackBerry Priv, it was being handed to the Kardashians before anyone else, serving as a sort of reminder that not everyone in Hollywood has an iPhone in their pocket or clutch bag.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may not mean much in the local tech community, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of some of the best deals of the year. Take, for example, Google, which has slashed price across several AAA games in the Play store, including classic Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest titles (for all you JRPG fans out there).
As earlier reported, LG has made the LG V10 official in the Philippines. For the uninitiated, the V10 is the Korean electronics maker most premium phone yet, with a P37,990 price tag to show for it. It succeeds the G4 as LG’s flagship smartphone and has all the bells and whistles you’d expect in a top-tier offering, plus a couple of attractions that make it stand out from the competition.
As you’ve probably heard, PLDT’s fiber-to-the-home connections are now more affordable and available than ever. And while so much has been said and written about the telecom company’s fiber offerings, I feel that the subject remains in urgent need of clarification. Case in point: Some people in the local tech community, judging by their Facebook posts, have confused megabits with megabytes.
The Martian. Ex Machina. Mad Max: Fury Road. There have been many great works of science-fiction so far this year, and the best may yet be on the horizon. I haven’t met anyone who isn’t excited about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s a pity we can’t hitch a ride on the DeLorean to see if what’s about to come is all it’s cracked up to be.
Earlier today, Globe Telecom announced an improved GCash Mastercard prepaid credit card that can be used to pay for train fares. It’s among the first payment solutions in the country that supports tap-to-pay payment terminals found in MRT and LRT stations. Up until now, the issue of considerable queuing in stations had not dealt with. So, as credit cards in usa go this is a pretty impressive development, as there has been huge demand for changes to be made to this system.