Android on Lumia, Sony's selfie phone, and the launch of the Xperia Z2 tablet on Verizon: weekly news round-up

Android on Lumia, Sony's selfie phone, and the launch of the Xperia Z2 tablet on Verizon: weekly news round-up
Once again, it is time for our mandatory round-up of interesting news from the past 7 days. Among them is a spicy rumor coming from a pretty trustworthy source – one suggesting that a Nokia Lumia smartphone with Android could come soon. Sounds hard to believe, we know, but we wouldn't call it bogus just yet. After all, let's not forget that Nokia phones powered by Android are already available – the Nokia X and Nokia XL.

In other news, Sony announced the Xperia C3. Its stand-out feature is that it should excel at taking selfies thanks to its 5MP front-facing camera with wide, 80-degree optics. What's more, there's a "soft" LED flash at the front of the phone for illuminating darker selfie scenes. 

And speaking of Sony, its Xperia Z2 Tablet is coming to Verizon this week. In fact, it can already be pre-ordered online and those who do get one will receive a pair of noise-cancelling earphones as a gift. 

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18 Comments

1. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Putting Android on lumias is the most self-tarnishing thing msft could do, it must be the last doomsday plan they could come up with

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7157; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It just vidicates Android. All the WP fanboys saying that Android is slow and laggy and filled with viruses and malware. Well if that was true, then why would Microsoft want to be able to run Android apps? Just buy a real Android phone instead of WP.

12. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Its a rumor first of all and secondly it would run Android apps not the OS. WP is a better OS at the core than Android, when you and other haters bash WP it overwhelmingly has to do with the apps. With apps out of the questions Android fanboys who hate like yourself will be forced to shut up. You are mistaken its rumored that Microsoft wants Android apps not the OS. And yes Android being an open OS has the problems you mentioned its well known. It vindicates nothing.

15. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Nopes, the problem with WP is that the OS itself is boring and has a cluttered feel to it. Not to mention that it can't even do half of what Android can. And I've been using WP for more than 2 years, I know what I'm talking about.

2. Busyboy unregistered

Xperia C3 is nothing special. Sure it had a 5MP FF camera, but it's the same one on the OPPO Find 7 and OPO. And the flash can be mimicked by the screens flash. Just hype and gimmicks IMO.

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7157; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Flash can't be mimicked by just having a bright screen. Also the Xperia C3 is a low cost phablet device with KitKat and a 5.5" display, a quad core Snapdragon 400 CPU with 1gb of ram.

17. Busyboy unregistered

Yes it can.. Have you used snapchat flash before?

3. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Love the rear back design of the Nokia. Looks neat and very sexy, stylish with sharp rounded edges like the Z1. Nokia copying Sonys style design. Oblong shape. Z3 looks nicer, better than the Z2.

4. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

No noooooo I don't want android on Lumia 830 I want WP 8.1 on this device its soo beautiful it must be WP 8.1 phone

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Android>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Windows Phone>MIcrod*cked version of Android.

13. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

WP>>>>>>>>>> Android. Android UI is currently an imitation of WP flat UI.

14. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

More like Webos.

8. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Same I don't enjoy my droid experience on my note3 as much as I enjoy the experience on my 925

10. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

You must enjoy smooth, then fast experience. How so funny. Android = fast Wp = smooth

16. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

This leads me to think whether you really own a Note 3 or you're just pretending for trolling purpose since you're a well-known WP fanboy around here. Because I've upgraded to the Note 3 from my old 925 and it felt like waking up from a nightmare.

9. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Oppo n1 has a revolving 13 megapixel camera with flash beat that!!!

11. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Oppo7 much better.

18. amandas-

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

This would perfectly suit to hotbmark.com website.

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