back to article Saygus aims buffed up V2 Android mobe at Samsung

At a pre-MWC preview, Utah-based Saygus showed off its V2 Android phone, which turns up a notch all the specs. Samsung customers who have been turned off in the past by the S6's lack of a MicrosSD slot will appreciate the two slots of the V2. This, along with the 64GB on board, would give the well-heeled customer nearly half …

  1. Dave 126 Silver badge

    >Lollipop is in the works, but the company refused to be drawn on exactly when.

    Because Google hasn't yet released a bug-free version of Lollipop, maybe? It wouldn't be of any advantage to Saygus to draw attention to Google's misstep, either.

    1. Dave 126 Silver badge

      Factual info: Current Lollipop is buggy, update isn't here yet. Citations:

      Bugs in Lollipop 5.0:

      http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/the-worst-bugs-in-android-5-0-lollipop-and-how-to-fix-t-1663090445

      http://www.androidpit.com/android-5-0-lollipop-problems-and-solutions

      Lollipop 5.1 release:

      http://www.ibtimes.co.in/android-5-1-lollipop-update-nexus-4-nexus-5-nexus-7-nexus-10-coming-next-month-report-624657

      I wasn't trolling Android - I use KitKat myself. Indeed, I'm happy with it so I'm not fussed if Sony take their time rolling out a stable version of Lollipop for my phone.

  2. A Twig

    Oooooh, want want want want...

    Shall be watching this with interest.

  3. Dave 126 Silver badge

    Saygus revealed an Android QWERTY phone in 2010, but it never materialised. Let's hope they fare better with this effort. http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/11/saygus-v2-smartphone/

    Even if it doesn't work out, perhaps it will prompt Samsung to release an 'Active' (read: ruggedised) variant of the S6 with a removable battery. Whilst we're at it, a phone with a swappable battery would ideally have a small auxiliary battery to provide power whilst the main battery is being swapped over, so no restart is required.

  4. RyokuMas Silver badge
    Stop

    "The phone runs unmolested Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)."

    As in "really unmolested", or "we turn a blind eye to Google"?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      My god your right! They're letting Google write and develop Google's OS.

      The fiends!

  5. Indolent Wretch

    "edge-to-edge borderless screen"

    The phone in the picture clearly has a border...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      It has a bezel. 'Borderless' is taken to mean that the pixels go right up to that bezel without a border.

      Here is a picture of a phone that has screen border before the bezel:

      http://cdn.recombu.com/media/mobile/news/legacy/M20746/1409570605_w670_h403.png

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