So, why is Sony shaming rivals? Well, the E1 is as humble as humble smartphones get, packing just a tiny 512mb of RAM. That makes a mockery of other devices with much more RAM and performance not getting the Android 4.4 KitKat treatment, with LG and Samsung having several handsets missing out (Galaxy S3 international version springs to mind). Of course, Google built KitKat for this exact purpose, to reach smartphones that the older versions of Android simply wouldn?t have been able to. Now heading your way if you are a Sony Xperia E1 owner will be a better status bar, improved quick settings, and wireless printing support. Sony's own software also gets a boost, with Smart Connect, Walkman, Battery Stamina Mode, etc.
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LEAKED: Google's Next Major Smartphone May Come With A Screen That's Bigger And Sharper Than The iPhone - Yahoo Finance
It's also much bigger and sharper than the 4-inch screen on the iPhone. The G3 is the only other phone available in the US with a screen resolution that high. It's unclear, however, if resolutions above 1080p are even noticeable on such a small screen. Still, if Google bothered to outfit its phone with such a high resolution, we can expect that the display will be one of the phone's standout features. The leaked spec sheet also suggests that this mystery phone will ship with Google's newest mobile software Android L which serves as one of the biggest indications that this will indeed be the Nexus 6. Google's Nexus devices are always the first to get Android's software updates, and they usually come with the http://www.androidsentral.com most recent version of Android preloaded.
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