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Record Your Own Virtual Reality With the Yezz Sfera

Record Your Own Virtual Reality With the Yezz Sfera

LAS VEGAS—There are tons of VR headsets at CES this year, but not nearly as many devices designed for actually making your own VR content. Yezz is looking to change that with the Sfera, a new smartphone that uses two spherical cameras that allow you to record 360-degree virtual reality videos and easily share them with friends. I got to check out a prototype at the show. CES 2016 Bug ArtAs you...

  • January 7, 2016
  • PC Mag
Yezz Sfera: A smartphone With A 360-degree Camera

Yezz Sfera: A smartphone With A 360-degree Camera

VR is everywhere this CES. It’s not, though, on everything. We’ve already seen plenty of HMDs, accessories, and 360-degree cameras, but what we’ve not seen is a 360-degree camera combined with something else. Well, Yezz is looking to address this gap in the market and integrate a VR camera with something that makes perfect sense – a smartphone. When it originally sent us information about...

  • January 5, 2016
  • tom's HARDWARE
Yezz Smartphone Doubles As VR Action Camera

Yezz Smartphone Doubles As VR Action Camera

Smartphones decimated sales of MP3 players, point-and-shoot cameras, and home phones, and now they might be poised to take a major chunk out of the action-camera market. Unlocked-smartphone maker Yezz plans a CES introduction of a smartphone with 360-degree 4K camera capability. The LTE-equipped 5.5-inch Sfera creates a 360-degree image or video by stitching together the images and videos...

  • December 3, 2015
  • TWICE
yezz phones come bundled with a free cardboard VR viewer

yezz phones come bundled with a free cardboard VR viewer

The Andy 5.5VR smartphone features a Mediatek 1.3GHz quad-core chip, 4G LTE compatibility, a 13 MP rear-facing camera, a 5 MP front-facing camera, and a 5.5-inch HD screen. There will also be a five-inch screen version available called Andy 5VR, which has the same chipset but slightly lower specs. There's no 4G, the screen's resolution is 854 x 480 and the cameras are 8MP and 2MP instead. Both dev...

  • October 6, 2015
  • WAREABLE
Yezz Announces phones With Google Cardboard VR Bundle

Yezz Announces phones With Google Cardboard VR Bundle

Yezz is offering two different starting models: the Andy 5VR and Andy 5.5VR. Each bundle will include a Google Cardboard V2.0 viewer, and both devices feature a 1.3 GHz quad core processor and 8 GB of internal storage with optional configurations of up to 64 GB. GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi come standard with both devices, and the phones come preloaded with Android Lollipop version 5.1...

  • October 5, 2015
  • tom's HARDWARE
Windows 10 Mobile updates planned for Yezz phones

Windows 10 Mobile updates planned for Yezz phones

Yezz, the budget smartphone maker, has plans to update all of its current Windows Phone 8.1 products to Windows 10 Mobile. It also plans to launch new devices with Microsoft's next mobile OS as well. According to Windowsblogitalia, the Windows 10 Mobile updates to Yezz's current Windows Phones, such as the Billy 4.7 and the Billy 5S LTE will begin sometime this fall and will continue through...

  • September 18, 2015
  • Windows Central
Yezz Billy 4.7 Review: It fills a hole left by Lumia

Yezz Billy 4.7 Review: It fills a hole left by Lumia

I review a lot of phones. I mean, a lot. If you want to see a full list of phones I’ve reviewed, go to the Camera Comparisons tab, scroll through the companies that are listed and see if you can name a phone that came out in 2014 or 2015 that I haven’t reviewed. Rarely does a phone come along that I simply fall in love with. A phone that delivers the exact same things that I care about in a phone...

  • April 15, 2015
  • for the Love of Tech
Yezz Plans On becoming Ara's Top Module Developer

Yezz Plans On becoming Ara's Top Module Developer

Yezz is the only smartphone OEM that is currently a part of Google’s Ara Project. Yezz was handpicked by Google and I think this was because both companies shared a similar vision. Yezz has always believed that smartphone users should have freedom of choice and freedom after making a choice. “YEZZ is a trend-setting, mobile brand customizing their devices to the needs of the local consumer...

  • April 3, 2015
  • Modular Android
Best To Watch: Yezz Project Ara Module Development

Best To Watch: Yezz Project Ara Module Development

Although some would debate the need for or excitement over Google's Project Ara modular smartphone, the prospect of a true enthusiast-type smartphone — that is, one with discrete parts that users can upgrade piece by piece, just as they do a PC — is tantalizing for many. So much of Project Ara is promises and plastic prototypes, but there is a pilot launch happening this year...

  • March 19, 2015
  • tom's HARDWARE
Yezz shows off an awesome Ara model, well, sort of

Yezz shows off an awesome Ara model, well, sort of

A working modular phone would have been a veritable sensation, but that is not too say that the Yezz team had nothing interesting to show, quite the contrary. As Ara fans surely remember, Yezz is currently one of Google’s top third-party partners on the modular handset and the company is primarily involved in developing modules, or rather imagining them, as there were some pretty ingenious concept...

  • March 12, 2015
  • GSMArena
Yezz Andy 5Q - A Great Value Android Budget Smartphone

Yezz Andy 5Q - A Great Value Android Budget Smartphone

Yezz’s Andy 5Q doesn’t feel like a budget device at all. The phone features a metal frame with a plastic removable back for access to the removable battery, micro SIM card slot and microSD card slot. The Andy 5Q has a nice weight to it and feels like a solid phone when held. As with most Android devices of this size, the power button is on the right, volume buttons on the left...

  • March 10, 2015
  • TECHAERIS
Yezz fabricará módulos para el Proyecto Ara de Google

Yezz fabricará módulos para el Proyecto Ara de Google

En cuestión de días, el presidente ejecutivo de DDM Brands y cofundador de Yezz, viajó desde su sede en Miami a una conferencia en Mountain View, California y luego a otra en Singapur, pasando por Hong Kong para varias citas de negocios. ¿La razón de tanto ajetreo? Su empresa, que se ha hecho un nombre fabricando teléfonos asequibles para los mercados emergentes, ha sido elegida por Google...

  • February 10, 2015
  • CNET
Yezz Billy 4.7 hands-on

Yezz Billy 4.7 hands-on

Call it straightforward and to the point, the Yezz Billy 4.7’s design favors a generic look – one that’s remarkable thin, compact, and lightweight. Constructed primarily out of this soft touch matte plastic material, the smartphone has a pleasant grippy feel in the hand. At the same time, its size is nearly perfect without being too overly substantial or fragile. Sure, its overall design language...

  • January 10, 2015
  • phoneArena
CES 2015: Yezz's two new 'Foxy' phones

CES 2015: Yezz's two new 'Foxy' phones

Small, cheap Firefox phones are bound for emerging markets. YEZZ with Firefox OS will address the global need for affordable smartphones, opening the gates of the mobile web to those previously denied access due to the inaccessible pricing of smartphones. Hand in hand with Firefox OS, YEZZ will inspire global participation and stimulate massive accessibility of smartphone technology...

  • January 9, 2015
  • CNET
YEZZ Introduces its Firefox OS Devices at CES 2015

YEZZ Introduces its Firefox OS Devices at CES 2015

YEZZ has introduced a pair of devices that feature Firefox OS. The phones come in 3.5″ and 4″ form factors, and will run Firefox OS’ web-based apps. These web-based apps are able to take advantage of the phone’s native hardware, unlike most web apps. YEZZ now offers Firefox OS running web-based apps. Web apps provide access to device functions formerly available only to native apps, such as camera...

  • January 7, 2015
  • GeekBeat
Yezz Eyes Unlocked Market With Android, Windows Phones

Yezz Eyes Unlocked Market With Android, Windows Phones

This year's CES hasn't produced a ton of blockbuster smartphone releases, but the burgeoning market for unlocked phones was on full display here. Yezz, a growing player in the unlocked smartphone market, showed off its latest range of devices that cover Android, Windows Phone, and Firefox fans alike. We had a chance to check them out and get some insight into Yezz's smartphone strategy....

  • January 7, 2015
  • PC Magazine
CES 2015: Yezz Billy and Andy 5S: Same phone, your choice of OS

CES 2015: Yezz Billy and Andy 5S: Same phone, your choice of OS

An intriguing idea: Yezz's new mobiles are almost identical, letting you choose whether you prefer Android or Windows Phone...

  • January 5, 2015
  • CNET
Yezz Billy 5S LTE – Hands on of the upcoming Windows Phone

Yezz Billy 5S LTE – Hands on of the upcoming Windows Phone

Today in Las Vegas budget phone maker Yezz announced their latest Windows Phone dubbed the Billy 5S LTE. The latest in the Billy series brings a lot to the table for those looking to maximize their bang for the buck, and we got to see one in person tonight. Yezz CEO Luis Sosa was on hand to give a quick tour of the Billy 5S, which you can see in our video!...

  • January 5, 2015
  • Windows Central
YEZZ Goes Full Throttle into the 2015 CES

YEZZ Goes Full Throttle into the 2015 CES

YEZZ will unveil their exhilarating line up at CES, delivering life-sized interactive experiences of Windows Phone, Android, and Firefox operating systems. YEZZ aims to better empower the consumer with the freedom to choose an OS best fitting their preferences. “YEZZ has been flooding the mainstream as a leading brand for the past three years,” remarked Luis Sosa...

  • December 29, 2014
  • Techno Babble
YEZZ explodes with its Billy 4.7 Available at Microsoft Stores

YEZZ explodes with its Billy 4.7 Available at Microsoft Stores

The innovative and fresh-faced YEZZ, a worldwide mobile brand, is rolling with the big boys. YEZZ’s Billy 4.7, a Windows Phone 8.1 handset, is now available for purchase at the Microsoft Store. Created in 2011, YEZZ hit the ground running and has been flooding the mainstream unperceived for the past three years. As the year comes to a close, WHAM! YEZZ generates widespread commotion when...

  • December 8, 2014
  • BusinessWire
YEZZ Celebrates Miami Youth Soccer with Copa YEZZ

YEZZ Celebrates Miami Youth Soccer with Copa YEZZ

YEZZ, worldwide manufacturer of mobile devices, invites the Miami community to celebrate youth soccer with Copa YEZZ. Open to boys and girls ages 6-12, the annual soccer tournament is designed to encourage youth participation in sports, foster camaraderie, and bring the local community together through a day at the park...

  • December 5, 2014
  • Herald
Yezz Billy 4.7 lands on the Microsoft Store for $199

Yezz Billy 4.7 lands on the Microsoft Store for $199

This one kind of slipped under our radar due to the holidays, but there's good news if you're looking to get your hands on a budget Windows Phone device. It appears that sometime last week (according to our eagle-eyed forum posters), the Microsoft Store began selling the the Yezz Billy 4.7 for $199 unlocked. To recap, the Yezz Billy sports a 4.7-inch IPS display running at 1280 x 720, a quad-core...

  • December 5, 2014
  • Windows Central
Microsoft Canada to launch the Yezz Billy 4.7 for $200

Microsoft Canada to launch the Yezz Billy 4.7 for $200

At CTIA in Las Vegas this past fall, Miami-based Yezz showed off the Billy 4.7, a budget smartphone running Windows Phone 8.1. Already available on Amazon.com (though not through Amazon.ca), the Billy is on its way to Microsoft Canada soon. Microsoft Canada’s website has a product page up for the device with a ‘coming soon’ tag accompanying the specs. When it does launch, the Billy will be priced...

  • December 5, 2014
  • Microsoft Canada
Yezz Delivers Bold Colors and Pricing with the New E Series

Yezz Delivers Bold Colors and Pricing with the New E Series

The E Series adds a burst of color to your stylish wardrobe at a desirable price. Each device within the line comes equipped with a 1.3 MP front camera and large screen for catching the perfect selfie, includes expandable memory to store games and videos, and comes pre-loaded with the Amazon Appstore providing an abundance of apps – plus a complimentary app each day. The E-Series...

  • November 11, 2014
  • BusinessWire
YEZZ, U.S Based Brand Expands Global Footprint

YEZZ, U.S Based Brand Expands Global Footprint

Luis Sosa, CEO and founder of DDM Brands and co-founder of YEZZ, was recently named among the top 20 most influential Hispanics in the technology industry. Launched from Miami, FL in 2011, in two short years YEZZ became a global brand, partnering with industry leaders and top distributors in each region....

  • October 22, 2014
  • Yahoo Finance
Best Smartphone of CTIA 2014: Yezz Billy 4.7

Best Smartphone of CTIA 2014: Yezz Billy 4.7

While the world was busy obsessing over the latest iAnnouncements, more than 1,100 exhibitors converged in Las Vegas for Super Mobility Week to show off a host of new mobile innovations. From a case that can encrypt your data and a 360-degree camera to a Google Chromecast challenger and exciting noise-cancelling tech, these are the best products from the show. While the biggest smartphone...

  • September 11, 2014
  • tom's GUIDE
First Look: Seriously slim: Yezz Billy 4.7

First Look: Seriously slim: Yezz Billy 4.7

This Windows Phone 8.1 handset is the lightest and thinnest we've seen yet....

  • September 9, 2014
  • CNET
Yezz’s Billy 4.7 Takes on Nokia Lumia 635 With Sleek Build, Better Specs

Yezz’s Billy 4.7 Takes on Nokia Lumia 635 With Sleek Build, Better Specs

Nokia better watch its back. A new, little-known phone maker could shake up the Windows Phone market, loosening the Finnish company’s hold at the top. Miami-based Yezz launched its Billy 4.7 smartphone here at CTIA to deliver a solid Windows Phone 8.1 experience in a sleek, stylish build for just $250 unlocked. You can pre-order it via Amazon...

  • September 9, 2014
  • LAPTOP
The World’s Slimmest and Lightest Windows Phone at IFA 2014

The World’s Slimmest and Lightest Windows Phone at IFA 2014

Yezz unveiled its first ever Windows Phone, Billy 4.7 back in June, according to Neowin. It is reported to be named after Bill gates. Neowin reports that Yezz claims the device to be the "world's slimmest and lightest" Windows Phone, Billy 4.7 is expected to shown at the IFA event in Berlin. Yezz is not able to announce exactly how light the device will be but it is expected to be 7.2mm-thick...

  • September 4, 2014
  • IBTimes
New OEMs come on board, and here is the new Yezz BILLY 4 and 4.7

New OEMs come on board, and here is the new Yezz BILLY 4 and 4.7

Something interesting is starting to happen with Windows Phone, it’s a good thing, and it’s something we can all agree must happen if Windows Phone really wants to grab a big chunk of the market. That is that more OEMs need to support Microsoft mobile platform with creating and bringing more of their Windows Phones to market. Luckily that is starting to happen now with the changes Microsoft made...

  • September 3, 2014
  • Microsoft Product Reviews
Computex 2014: CVP Nick Parker speaks about Yezz Billy 4.7

Computex 2014: CVP Nick Parker speaks about Yezz Billy 4.7

Microsoft's VP of OEM partners NICK PARKER: "Last, but not least, and some of the things that I hold so dearly to my heart is Windows phones from our partners. This first phone here is a wonderful device from Yezz. This is a 4.7 Windows Phone. And you'll notice there, and you'll see this, having said that, in Nick's presentation earlier. This is running Windows Phone 8.1, so you can see the new...

  • August 12, 2014
  • Microsoft
Yezz Adds Thinnest Windows 8.1 Phone

Yezz Adds Thinnest Windows 8.1 Phone

Miami — DDM Brands, which makes unlocked Yezz-brand cellphones, launched its first two Windows phones, one said to be the thinnest Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone announced to date at 7.2mm (0.28 inches)...

  • June 5, 2014
  • TWICE
New ecosystem opportunity for Windows devices

New ecosystem opportunity for Windows devices

We also showed the Yezz Billy 4.7 (named after Bill Gates), coming this month to the U.S. on Amazon, plus Europe and Latin America. Many of the top ODMs including BYD, Compal, Pegatron, Quanta and Wi...

  • June 4, 2014
  • Microsoft
Yezz to honor Bill Gates with the Billy smartphone.

Yezz to honor Bill Gates with the Billy smartphone.

The Billy 4.7 is expected to have a 4.7-inch screen, a quad-core Snapdragon processor, and a 13-megapixel camera, all wrapped up in a very slim body shell. The price is likely to be around $250 without a contract. The 4.7-inch phone will be joined by a 4-inch phone, called the Billy 4.0, which will cost $140 and have an 8-megapixel camera, a 4-inch screen, and another quad-core processor. Yezz...

  • June 4, 2014
  • Got News Wire
Microsoft unveils the latest partner devices.

Microsoft unveils the latest partner devices.

Nick Parker, Microsoft corporate vice president responsible for Microsoft Corp.'s device partnerships, demonstrated the breadth of innovation happening across Windows and the Windows device ecosystem. He was joined during his keynote by Tony Prophet, corporate vice president of Windows Marketing, and Dr. Hsiao-Wuen Hon, managing director of Microsoft Research Asia and distinguished scientist at...

  • June 4, 2014
  • Market Watch
YEZZ outs Windows Phone 8.1 with “Billy”

YEZZ outs Windows Phone 8.1 with “Billy”

When you want to make a unique mark in the smartphone universe, one of the easiest places to begin is with your device’s name. The name "Billy 4.7" has been chosen by the folks at YEZZ, this being the...

  • May 1, 2014
  • SLASH GEAR
4.7

4.7" Yezz Windows phone has quad-core, 13-MP camera for $250

What would you say to an aluminum-wrapped Windows Phone 8.1 with a 13-megapixel camera and quad-core processor that costs about $250 unlocked? Miami-based phone-maker Yezz hopes it's a "yes." The Bil...

  • May 1, 2014
  • CNET
YEZZ Mobile Intros Inexpensive Billy Windows 8.1 Phones

YEZZ Mobile Intros Inexpensive Billy Windows 8.1 Phones

YEZZ, a leading multi-national mobile device manufacturer, today announced the Billy 4.7 based on Windows Phone 8.1. Wrapped in lightweight aluminum, the dual-SIM device combines modern design, high q...

  • May 1, 2014
  • MOD
Yezz's Billy 4.7 Windows Phone will be thin and cheap

Yezz's Billy 4.7 Windows Phone will be thin and cheap

For all the big smartphone players like Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft, there are smaller ones like Blu and Yezz that operate outside the carrier system and sell their phones direct to customers throug...

  • May 1, 2014
  • mobile nations
Microsoft shows off new Windows Phones from Yezz.

Microsoft shows off new Windows Phones from Yezz.

Lastly, Parker showed off the Billy 4.7 from Yezz, which is actually named after former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates. This device will come with a Snapdragon quad-core processor (as is the norm with Windows Phones), 13.1MP rear shooter, 4.7-inch IPS display (720p) with Gorilla Glass 2. The interesting part about this device is how it's just 7.2mm thick. Expect to see the smartphone soon launched in...

  • May 1, 2014
  • mobile nations
ANDY A6M FOX NEWS

ANDY A6M FOX NEWS

Andy A6M Tech Talk featured on FOX News. Discover the power of the Andy A6M...

  • April 7, 2014
  • FOX News
ANDY A6M NBC News

ANDY A6M NBC News

Andy A6M Tech Talk featured on NBCNews. Discover the power of the Andy A6M...

  • April 7, 2014
  • NBC News
Andy A6M News

Andy A6M News

Andy A6M Tech Talk featured on WDEF News. Discover the power of the Andy A6M...

  • April 7, 2014
  • WDEF News
ANDY A6M SPOTLIGHT

ANDY A6M SPOTLIGHT

Andy A6M Tech Talk. Discover the power of the Andy A6M...

  • April 7, 2014
  • Youtube
The 3 big trends in gaming from Mobile World Congress 2014

The 3 big trends in gaming from Mobile World Congress 2014

Mobile World Congress doesn't have the biggest focus on gaming. Bbut it's hard not to see trends beginning to form there that will go on to affect how mobile game experiences are made, monetised, and...

  • February 27, 2014
  • Pocket Gamer
A Venezuelan Steve Jobs

A Venezuelan Steve Jobs

We Latinos are great at fooling around with balls. Fútbol, pelota, that kind of thing. Music? Don’t get us started. We are also great at producing loud delusional semi-literate political leaders. Howe...

  • February 26, 2014
  • Hispanicad
From $25 Smartphones To Devices For The Elderly, This Year's MWC Has It All

From $25 Smartphones To Devices For The Elderly, This Year's MWC Has It All

A first look at the Yezz Andy AZ45 smartphone may not impress you, and perhaps even the second one won’t, but surely a third more detailed inspection will do the trick. Ok let’s be frank, no matter ho...

  • February 24, 2014
  • Carbonated TV
Top 10 gadgets, tech out of Mobile World Congress 2014 so far

Top 10 gadgets, tech out of Mobile World Congress 2014 so far

The iPro Lens System range, a set of interchangable lenses -- Macro, Wide Angle, Super Wide, Fisheye, and Telephoto -- has now been expanded to include the iPhone 5, 5S, and 4/4S, as well as Samsung G...

  • February 24, 2014
  • ZDNET
Yezz's Andy AZ4.5 is an Android smartphone for seniors

Yezz's Andy AZ4.5 is an Android smartphone for seniors

If you're looking for a smartphone for your elderly parent, perhaps you may want to give the Yezz Andy AZ4.5 a chance. Powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, the smartphone runs a special version o...

  • February 23, 2014
  • CNET
Yezz's eight-core Andy A5QP will hit Europe in mid-march for 319 Euros

Yezz's eight-core Andy A5QP will hit Europe in mid-march for 319 Euros

Making its first appearance at Mobile World Congress at Showstoppers is Yezz's first eight-core Android smartphone. The Miami-based company has been traditionally strong in the Latin America market, a...

  • February 23, 2014
  • CNET
Underdog Yezz A5QP is an octa-core smartphone with big ambitions

Underdog Yezz A5QP is an octa-core smartphone with big ambitions

Miami-based Yezz is taking on the likes of Samsung with three new mobiles, an octa-core powerhouse, an LTE offering and the cleverly-designed AZ4.5, for the senior market...

  • February 23, 2014
  • CNET
Yezz Unveils New Octa-Core and LTE Smartphones for MWC

Yezz Unveils New Octa-Core and LTE Smartphones for MWC

Mobile World Congress is still a few days away, but the smartphone reveals have already started. In time for the big show, unlocked phone manufacturer Yezz has added two Android handsets to its lineup...

  • February 21, 2014
  • Yahoo Finance
Meet the exhibitors, ShowStoppers @ MWC 2014

Meet the exhibitors, ShowStoppers @ MWC 2014

At ShowStoppers MWC 2014, product introductions range from biometrics that use your eye, face or voice to access and protect mobile devices, to new ways to build beautiful, usable mobile apps without ...

  • February 20, 2014
  • Show Stoppers
YEZZ Targets Innovators and Early Adopters with Release of Viral Video

YEZZ Targets Innovators and Early Adopters with Release of Viral Video

Leading global mobile device brand YEZZ engages consumers worldwide that embrace new technology, as it pushes the envelope with its new video, "The Challenge". Standing firm on the belief that YEZZ is...

  • February 6, 2014
  • Digital Journal