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Moto X+1 shows up again showing rear power button and hidden flash

Moto X+1 shows up again showing rear power button and hidden flash

The Moto X+1 should be unveiled later this week, in an event where we fully expect to see the Moto G2, as well as the Moto 360 finally unveiled as well. We’ve seen leaks of the phone over the last couple of months, and today is no different, with the Moto X+1 showing up with a wooden back. TK from TK TechNews, has obtained two pictures of the phone, which has a white front as well as a wooden rear, in what appears to be Bamboo. TK has advised that the over-sized Motorola Logo will act as a power button,[Read More...]

by 6:32 PM on September 1, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Sony Smartwatch 3 running Android Wear and new Smartband coming at IFA as well

Rumour: Sony Smartwatch 3 running Android Wear and new Smartband coming at IFA as well

When Android Wear launched back in March, the platform initially saw a number of OEMs – Asus, Samsung, HTC, LG and Motorola – announce they would be providing hardware for the platform. But not all Open Handset Alliance members jumped on boardm, Sony announced soon after that they would continue to concentrate on their own Smartwatch platform rather than going with Android Wear, but that is about to change with the Smartwatch 3 if rumours are to be believed. The new Sony Smartwatch 3, which Sony teased last week, is expected to be launched this week at IFA with a[Read More...]

by 8:22 AM on September 1, 2014 6 comments Android Wear, Rumours
Nexus 9 to feature 64-bit Tegra K1 Processor clocked at 2.5GHz with 192-Core Kepler GPU

Nexus 9 to feature 64-bit Tegra K1 Processor clocked at 2.5GHz with 192-Core Kepler GPU

There have been many leaks that a HTC manufactured Google Nexus tablet with a 8.9-ich screen isn’t too far away. Now a new source has revealed the expected processing power of the rumoured next Nexus tablet. A leaked CPU-Z screenshot by TKtechnews, claims that the Nexus tablet will be powered by a 64-bit Tegra K1 processor, fixed at clock speeds up to 2.5GHz and paired with 192-core Kepler graphics unit. Upleaks has previously reported the Nexus 9 is rumoured to be using a 64-bit Tegra processor and is likely to integrate 4GB RAM. Nvidia stated that Tegra K1 is the first SoC to support the new kepler[Read More...]

by 9:09 PM on August 27, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
Rumour: Nexus X appears in Antutu

Rumour: Nexus X appears in Antutu

A Motorola built Nexus phone has been on the wishlist of most Android fans for many years, the closest we’ve gotten so far was the Motorola ¨Droid¨ or Milestone as it was known outside the US, which launched Android 2.0, which was quickly updated to 2.1 – and the Motorola Xoom, which launched Android’s first true foray into tablets. The rumour of a Nexus X, has come to the fore in the last few days thanks to TK TechNews – a leaker who has received backing from famed former internet leaker Evan Blass, the man behind @evleaks. We’ve seen a[Read More...]

by 11:07 PM on August 26, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Rumours
Samsung, too, considering a circular smartwatch

Samsung, too, considering a circular smartwatch

While the first round of smartwatches were square, and not the most appealing visually, it seems the thirst is now for the round smartwatch. Moto 360 is the first one that we’re likely to see, but others too are jumping on board. LG has a rumoured round watch in the works, and it seems that Samsung is keen on the idea as well. SamMobile has published the news, but there’s (unsurprisingly) very little detail to go with. All we’ve got is that the product is under development, and while it won’t launch alongside the Note 4 and other Gear devices on[Read More...]

by 7:27 AM on August 26, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Rumours, Smartwatch
Rumour: Next Nexus phone to be called Nexus X

Rumour: Next Nexus phone to be called Nexus X

Nexus release time means you have to carry a large grain of salt at all times, so with that in mind, here we go. Leaker @TKTechNews, famous for initially leaking the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, is reporting this morning that the upcoming Motorola Nexus phone will be called the Nexus X – model # XT1100. TK has provided the above screenshot from the website Fnac, an international entertainment retailer, which he’s using for proof of this assertion. A search of the Fnac website, brings up no results for Nexus X or XT1100 – meaning that the page was either pulled,[Read More...]

by 9:38 AM on August 25, 2014 13 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
HTC Nexus tablet certified by the WiFi Alliance

HTC Nexus tablet certified by the WiFi Alliance

The much rumoured HTC Nexus tablet – codenamed ‘Volantis’ or ‘Flounder’ – is very much anticipated after Google let the 1-year release window for their Nexus 7 line slide without any new announcements. The tablet has apparently quietly slipped through the WiFi Alliance – the certification body for WiFi capable devices – earlier this month. It’s an AOSP, Android L device, which is a great sign that this is indeed a Nexus device, with Google traditionally releasing a reference device for each new software platform. The listing, as you can see, also uses the fishy ‘Flounder’ code-name which Google traditionally[Read More...]

by 7:36 AM on August 23, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
Sony looking to expand their ‘Compact’ brand to tablets

Sony looking to expand their ‘Compact’ brand to tablets

With the upcoming IFA tech conference in Berlin looming in just a couple of weeks, the leaks will be coming thick and fast. The latest leak from Sony – who are apparently set to announce an Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact at the show – is that they are looking to expand the Compact branding to their Xperia tablets, with an Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. The leak comes courtesy of Sony themselves, in the form of support documentation for the Sony BSC10 Bluetooth speaker with charging dock. The support documentation for the dock includes a list of supported devices, which[Read More...]

by 10:23 AM on August 19, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
Google to launch YouTube based music service: YouTube Music Key

Google to launch YouTube based music service: YouTube Music Key

Rumours surrounding a YouTube based music service have been circulating for some time, but it appears that the service could be almost ready to launch. Android Police have released a report which outlines the service, as well as plans to rebrand Google Play Music All Access. The new YouTube service will be called YouTube Music Key, a streaming service which will offer similar features to Google Play Music All Access, it will contain access to 20 million ad-free, “high-quality” tracks which will be able to be streamed, or downloaded for offline playback, though despite being on YouTube, it will be[Read More...]

by 10:07 AM on August 19, 2014 6 comments Google Play, Google Services, Rumours
Rumour: First Android Silver device to be the Nexus ’6′ released as Moto S on Verizon

Rumour: First Android Silver device to be the Nexus ’6′ released as Moto S on Verizon

Android Silver has been rumoured since the middle of the year, apparently slated to be a higher end version of the Nexus program sold through carriers and retailers. The Android Silver program was apparently being headed up by former Google Chief Business Officer, Nikesh Arora who recently left for Softbank and was apparently stalled as of the last ‘update’ on Silver, but according to TK Tech News, the program may not be dead, with the first Android Silver device to be the so-called Nexus ‘Shamu’ from Motorola, released as the Moto S. TK Tech News, run by former NHL player,[Read More...]

by 6:29 PM on August 16, 2014 7 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Motorola Moto X+1 drops past GFXBench and shows off its front plate

Motorola Moto X+1 drops past GFXBench and shows off its front plate

With an expected announcement early next month, it’s not going to be too long till we see what Motorola has done with the follow up to the Moto X, and also to find out if that Moto X+1 name is going to stay. Even with this looming announcement, we’re still keen for any tidbits of information on the upcoming phone, and today we have two. Overnight, the Moto X+1 was found in the GFXBench benchmark results, showing under the model # XT1097. The listing is interesting, and raises some questions, mainly to do with the processor, which is listed as[Read More...]

by 10:40 AM on August 16, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Google looks to make Hangouts less rubbish in Chrome with Ultra Violet

Google looks to make Hangouts less rubbish in Chrome with Ultra Violet

One of the most promising aspects of Google’s Hangouts chat service is its ubiquity. A client for Hangouts is available on Android and iOS, inside your Gmail in a desktop browser and even as a Chrome extension to break it out of the Gmail window. It’s that last one in particular on which that today’s rumour centres, and it’s a welcome one. Google’s Chrome extension for Hangouts isn’t generally well-regarded – anecdotally, it often brings with it excessive resource utilisation, to say nothing of some questionable UI decisions. Florian Kiersch reports (in German) that Google is testing a new Chrome[Read More...]

by 10:14 AM on August 14, 2014 3 comments Chrome Extension, Rumours
HTC to release 64-bit Android phone

HTC to release 64-bit Android phone

HTC has been putting much effort into producing their lower-cost Desire range of phones, with an eye to staunching the financial down turn of previous years where they concentrated on the more premium end of the market. But the Desire range could be the first series of phones in which HTC introduce the latest Qualcomm 64-bit processor, with leaker @upleaks advising a new HTC phone will be coming soon with a Snapdragon 410 processor. The phone, pictured above, will be going to Sprint in the US, but that’s just one variant, it’s always possible, indeed likely, that it could see[Read More...]

by 3:15 AM on August 12, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours