Rumours

HTC M8 Mini to feature Snapdragon 400 SoC and 13MP Camera

HTC M8 Mini to feature Snapdragon 400 SoC and 13MP Camera

The latest rumour from serial leaker @evleaks is that the Mini version of the upcoming HTC One followup – codenamed the M8 – will feature hardware that could be seen as a very minor spec bump from the current model. The upgraded Mini will see only minor updates from the current HTC One Mini which already features a Quad-Core 1.4GHz Snapdragon 400 SoC, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage. With upgrades mainly going to the front and rear camera and an addition of microSD card slot for expandable storage and AC WiFi. https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/432297313558478848 Software wise, the new Mini[Read More...]

by 11:38 AM on February 9, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Chromecast availability to expand to the UK in March, Australia soon after?

Chromecast availability to expand to the UK in March, Australia soon after?

The Chromecast, Google’s seemingly pretty successful third attempt at conquering the living room(Nexus Q and GoogleTV weren’t terribly commercially successful), looks set to officially expand availability outside the US, with UK based Electrical retailer Currys expecting to begin sales of the dongle in their stores on March 1st. A Currys rep said that the date was provisional but the date ties into other rumours that are circulating regarding plans to expand the availability outside of the US, namely even here in Australia. While no dates have been given, there’s been talk around Google introducing the dongle into Australia ‘within months’.[Read More...]

by 8:59 PM on February 8, 2014 5 comments Chromecast, Rumours
Rumour: HTC to produce a “high-end” Nexus tablet later this year

Rumour: HTC to produce a “high-end” Nexus tablet later this year

Rumours are circulating today that HTC is working on a “high end” Nexus tablet for release sometime later this year. A report by Focus Taiwan has stated that HTC Corp is said to have won orders for a high-end model in the Google Nexus tablet line that will begin shipping in the third quarter of 2014. We could be seeing a replacement Nexus 10 or, given the timing of previous launches, a replacement for the current 2013 model Nexus 7. This would be a boost for HTC, who manufactured the original Nexus One for Google and helped launch the Nexus[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on February 7, 2014 5 comments Manufacturer, News, Rumours, Tablets
Is this the first picture of the HTC M8?

Is this the first picture of the HTC M8?

This picture has just shown up on the Twitter feed of Russian site HTCFamily.ru. The photo shows off a phone which appears to confirm a number of rumours that have been circulating about the next HTC flagship – similar design and dual cameras. The photo shows off a dual lens setup on the rear of the phone – note no fingerprint scanner – with a dual LED Flash on the left of what appears to be the main lens. There’s a secondary lens mounted right at the top of the phone, but what this dual mounted lens setup is actually[Read More...]

by 9:37 PM on February 5, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Evleaks hints at a late March Launch for the HTC M8 in NYC

Evleaks hints at a late March Launch for the HTC M8 in NYC

It certainly seems that the rumours are beginning to ramp up for the potential launch of the HTC M8 and it seems that Evleaks have gotten its hands on a potential launch timeframe for the mysterious device. According to a Twitter post earlier yesterday, Evleaks who’s posts have been somewhat spot on most of the time, posted the following: https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/430100761783988224 This correlates with a post from Dan back on January 14, in which Bloomberg reported that sources close to a project consider the M8 to be the successor to the very popular HTC One, with a launch in late March.[Read More...]

by 11:59 AM on February 4, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours
Could this be the HTC M8′s on-screen buttons?

Could this be the HTC M8′s on-screen buttons?

We have heard rumours over the last few months that the new successor to the HTC One, the so called HTC M8, would come with on screen buttons instead of the usual capacity buttons the company normally uses for its device lineup. As per the picture above, it shows the standard back, home, and multi-tasking Android buttons. This design fits with the Nexus 5 and Motorola devices like the Moto X and RAZR line which also exclusively use on-screen buttons. Having on-screen buttons instead of capacitive buttons would be a welcome break away from the norm for HTC’s flagship devices.[Read More...]

by 8:09 AM on February 4, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Google convinces Samsung to drop own App suite and tweaks to Android

Google convinces Samsung to drop own App suite and tweaks to Android

The Touchwiz or Nature UX designed software on Samsung’s line of devices has been getting demonstrably worse as years go by, departing from the look and feel of stock Android by a large margin and the latest Magazine UX release on the Note and Tab Pro line launched at CES seems to have started talks between Google and Samsung which may lead to the brokering of a deal which will see Samsung to drop its own suite of competing Apps and tweaks to Android, at least according to a report from Re/Code. While the companies have declined to comment, sources[Read More...]

by 10:26 AM on January 30, 2014 19 comments Apps, Google Play, Manufacturer, Rumours
HTC M8 alleged to have on-screen navigation keys

HTC M8 alleged to have on-screen navigation keys

We’re starting to get a few leaks about HTC’s upcoming successor to their 2013 flagship, which at this stage is only known by its internal name, the M8. One of the more interesting points is that the M8 would have no capacitive buttons, and notorious tech leakster @evleaks has backed up this rumour in a tweet this morning. https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/427783956495609856 One of the few criticisms that we had of the HTC One was the odd-button layout, and that HTC persisted in using capacitive buttons, which added to the already large bezel size of the device. If @evleaks’ claim is true, HTC[Read More...]

by 3:23 PM on January 28, 2014 2 comments Phones, Rumours
Colourful new HTC Desire phones possibly coming this year

Colourful new HTC Desire phones possibly coming this year

It appears that 2014 could be a colourful year for Android, with a possible update to the colour range on Nexus devices coming it seems HTC is also looking at expanded the colour options from their Windows Phone lineup to Android with a leaked series of photos showing that a new Desire range of phones could come in red, yellow, orange and blue. The Desire series has remained afloat as a low-mid range series of devices and the trend looks set to continue with this latest round of Desire handsets apparently upping the spec game from the recently released Desire[Read More...]

by 2:15 PM on January 27, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Nexus 5 to come in Red and Yellow colour options soon?

Rumour: Nexus 5 to come in Red and Yellow colour options soon?

Yesterday a website put up a slideshow of a supposed ‘leak’ of the Google Play store showing new colour options for the Nexus 5, while those pictures appeared to be quite fake and poorly rendered; today we see a picture of a Red Nexus 5 apparently hanging out in the wilds of Vietnam and it’s apparently not alone with sources indicating a yellow version could be on the way as well. The Red and Yellow options fit perfectly with the Google’s colour choices for their accessories on the Nexus 7 sleeve as well as the Nexus 5 Bumper case. There[Read More...]

by 8:18 PM on January 24, 2014 7 comments Phones, Rumours
Sony D6503 prototype surfaces – possibly the ‘Sirius’ handset update of the Z1

Sony D6503 prototype surfaces – possibly the ‘Sirius’ handset update of the Z1

The latest rumours for upcoming Sony devices point to a new phone – codenamed Sirius – and a tablet – codenamed Castor – to be launched at Mobile World Congress next month and an XDA Member – iRimas – appears to have gotten their hands on an as yet unreleased Sony handset with the model # : D6503 which could possibly be the Sirius. Specs rumoured for the Sirius include a 5.2″ screen with a Qualcomm based MSM8974AB SoC – a variant of the Snapdragon 800 with higher clock speeds, iRimas also confirms a 20.7MP Camera on the model he[Read More...]

by 12:46 PM on January 19, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
LG looking to bring the launch of the next G series phone forward to May

LG looking to bring the launch of the next G series phone forward to May

With rumours beginning to circulate for the 2014 flagship phone launches, a new report out of Korea, is indicating that LG is planning on switching up their release cycle on their premium G line of smartphones, aiming for a May launch. The report from Asiae has indicated a launch is set for May 17th for the LG G3. The LG G2 was launched at an event in New York in August 2013, with sales beginning in the US in September and Australia in November, so this would be a slight ramp up in release schedules, possibly with LG trying to[Read More...]

by 10:10 AM on January 18, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
HTC to launch the One successor in March with larger screen and dual rear cameras

HTC to launch the One successor in March with larger screen and dual rear cameras

With the financial situation still not as steady as they’d like, HTC is planning to release the upcoming M8, the latest version of thier flagship device in March with a similar design to the HTC one but with a larger screen and dual-cameras on the rear. The information is pretty scarce, but the report from Bloomberg, which features information from a person they’ve spoken to ‘with direct knowledge of the plans’, the Taiwanese company will use an updated Qualcomm processor in their latest model, although it’s not specified as to whether that means a Snapdragon 800 or whether it will[Read More...]

by 9:53 AM on January 18, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours