webOS' return, Xperia Z2 and HTC M8 release timing, Newkia and more: Q&A Episode 14



After a tough CES week, it's time for PhoneArena to get back to answering the questions of its loyal readers! This episode's topics include the return of webOS, the eventual release timings for Sony's and HTC's next flagship Android smartphones, the developments around Newkia, and more.

Be sure to post your questions below for next time!

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1. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

If Nokia is busy making a phone running Android KitKat, what will be the future of NewKia?

2. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I have high hopes from the Z2.

6. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

please don't. you might suffer the same thing i suffered–getting devastatingly disappointed. let's just let sony move in its own pace. maybe they'd surprise us with something really great.

11. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

The Z1 had excellent performance and looks very powerful on paper. It also had awesome build quality (see android authorities Z1 drop test). But then the Z1 came with many disappointments. I actually thought the Z1 will be the perfect smartphone. They need to improve fast! I really like the look of Sony smartphones!

14. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

It was an okay Smathphone. but there is 2 very important thing they failed at. Camera and Battery. For a 20.7 mp with f2.0 and sonys "G" lens, the photos should be good but the only way to really get Good pics if you have something to place the phone on e.x a surface or tripod.. out of 400+ pics i got 5-10 that is REALLY good and the rest is meh.. And battery.. well 3000mah and the phones battery time is worse than my older gs3 :/. Z1 about 7-9h on normal usage while my older gs3 with a Used battery thats over 1 year old runs 12h+

22. xperiaz2

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 12, 2014

you Stupid. that becuse the z1 have a full hd screen and Twice many pixels for inch and it have a 5 inch with HDR when the gs3 have 4.8 . now are you understand

25. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

First of all the battery is bigger and i know a FHD display draws more power but the exynos chip in the Gs3 tends to consume alot of battery aswell. + the phone was already 1 year + old and still better with a battery running at maybe 70-60% max. Also if i never use Wifi or 4g with lowest screen brightness i get around 9 hours with 4-5 hours of usage.. that is kinda sh*tty. while LG G2, Note 3 and other phones that run in similar specs has atleast 40% left of battery after that time..

15. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I'd buy the Z1 without thinking too much if the display had better viewing angles..

26. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I don't really care about the viewing angles since i don't look at the phone in 60 degrees :p

3. hapticg

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 12, 2014

Waiting for xperia z2

4. haney.alsaaidy

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

When will 20nm chips release in the market, and is the exynos 6 chip one of them ?

5. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Do you think the Xperia Z2 will have edge to edge display and carry a 2K display (unnecessary but the rumours suggest a higher than 1080p display), do you think it will also have a PS4-like interface? When do you think Newkia will make their first handset?

7. Teja171 unregistered

Hey, where did this ps4 kinda ui come from ? I never heard anything like that. Although a couple of times i've seen that the xperia z2 will come with a 5.2 inch Full HD display with a ppi of 502 ( which is impossible ) !

8. yudi.nemesis unregistered

20. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Newkia cannot make a smartphone for 2yrs or 4yrs I believe. They will be busy on other services. MS also holds license on patents for years to come.

9. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Is LG willing to go tizen on android with webOS? as in will they be willing to make webOS based smartphones?

10. Moodi

Posts: 38; Member since: May 11, 2013

Will WP8 devices upgradable to WP9?

12. Amir1 unregistered

i'm VIRTUALLY CAMPING for Z2. :D

13. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Can the iphone 5S play MIDI file formats?

16. dspkblympkbl

Posts: 51; Member since: May 23, 2013

Is it just me, or does Ray looks like George Newbern/Paul Rudd?

17. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Z1 Compact will be enough for me.

19. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Me to aswell....but few negatives: to much bezel. The bezels on the sides are to wide. No need for water resistance. Or else it would've been a super sexy slick device, like the original Z.

21. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Well, after using the Acro S for a year I truly appreciate the waterproof feature... Taken many underwater and near water pictures... Used it on the shower a couple of times, and being able to wash my phone from time to time knowing how unhygienic they can get, is great. Waterproof also brings a couple of advantage, of a mostly guaranteed tighter construction, and having the cool dock charging option... Leaving other ports unused.. The size of Z1 C and Acro S are almost identical... The only thing that really bothers me is the on screen buttons taking space most of the time... But I can get used to it...

18. GeekMovement unregistered

Yup, I'm all dreaming about the Z2 too. I was so tempted after they announced the Z1S and Z1 Compact, but with the sequel right around next month, who could not wait and see what it should offer!

23. Mohammad_Abu-Shukur

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 08, 2013

again we heared or saw the nokia android device...i know you hv answered this question before but, any new info if its coming or not? we r confused

24. Richard11

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 13, 2014

I want to buy a mid range Sony device like zr. Will Sony release any other device along with z2 in mcw

27. Apoorvtheman

Posts: 46; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Can I access multiple email accounts including gmail and use like pushmail on windows phone 8 ?Please help I am a newcomer :)

28. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2255; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Heard theres been update on z1(camera) but don't know if also on the Xperia z1s,would there be any chance that you be doing a camera comparison among other flagships like gs4,htc one,lg G2,gnote3...just want to see if there's a change on Xperia z1s t-mobile edition.thanks

29. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Will there be a successor to the Nokia Lumia 1020? I am looking for a fantastic camera but with functionality beyond a camera.

30. Mohammad_Abu-Shukur

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 08, 2013

check the lumia 1520 20 mp camera with a quad core proccesor i think the 41 mp is sooooooo extra

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