Rumours

Amazon’s mobile phone finally gets world’s first clear look

Amazon’s mobile phone finally gets world’s first clear look

The Amazon smartphone has been rumoured, and finally leaked over the last year or more, with recent leaks pointing towards an imminent launch. Now, a new leak originating from BGR has given us our best look at Amazon’s unannounced smartphone. The above renders have given us a clear idea of what the device will look like, which appears to look[Read More…]

by 6:56 am on May 3, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Google’s Nexus 6 could be based on LG’s G3

Google’s Nexus 6 could be based on LG’s G3

We don’t yet have an LG G3 released (but it’s coming soon), and rumours are already circulating that LG will have the honours for this year’s Nexus phone for the third year running. Nexus phones usually come out in the second half of the year, and little is known about what’s expected this year, but LG is tipped to have[Read More…]

by 7:25 am on May 1, 2014 2 comments Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Plastic HTC M8 to launch at lower price point

Rumour: Plastic HTC M8 to launch at lower price point

The HTC One M8 is a premium smartphone, with a fully aluminum unibody, top notch specs and a premium price tag to match. But what if HTC were to release a version of the HTC One M8 with almost identical specs, but with a plastic body and reduced price tag to match? That’s what Engadget are reporting is going to[Read More…]

by 6:03 am on April 29, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Samsung Galaxy S5 ‘Prime’ with quadHD display launching in June

Rumour: Samsung Galaxy S5 ‘Prime’ with quadHD display launching in June

In the lead up to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, the rumour mill strongly hinted at a phone sporting a quadHD (2560×1440) display. When Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress, the screen was listed as fullHD 1920×1080 Super AMOLED but the dream of a QHD screen may not be over according to SamMobile. Quoting[Read More…]

by 4:47 am on April 29, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Google working on expanding voice commands system wide on Android

Rumour: Google working on expanding voice commands system wide on Android

The ‘Ok Google’ voice activation in the Google Now launcher is an impressively responsive feature, and according to a rumour from Android Police, Google is looking to bring the feature to more Google Apps in the future. The feature would mainly be found in Nexus and Google Play Edition (GPe) devices, which is in line with the current ‘official’ availability[Read More…]

by 12:33 pm on April 26, 2014 7 comments Rumours
Motorola Moto X successor – XT912A shows up on GFXBench

Motorola Moto X successor – XT912A shows up on GFXBench

The successor to the Motorola Moto X has apparently shown up on benchmarking site GFXBench, giving us an insight into what could be announced later this ‘Summer’. Motorola announced during a Q&A session held at Mobile World Congress (MWC) that they would be releasing an update to the Moto X in Summer (Our winter here in Australia). The use of[Read More…]

by 9:09 am on April 26, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Nexus 8 rumours persist with latest speculation pointing to a HTC built tablet

Nexus 8 rumours persist with latest speculation pointing to a HTC built tablet

Rumours surrounding a HTC built Nexus 8 being released this year in place of a third generation Nexus 7 are continuing to mount, with Digitimes reporting that Google has approached the Taiwanese manufacturer to build an 8″ tablet to be released in the coming months. The report suggests that HTC, rather than Asus will be making the tablet, as Google[Read More…]

by 5:12 am on April 22, 2014 16 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
Rumour: MediaTek based sub-US$100 Nexus phone being worked on

Rumour: MediaTek based sub-US$100 Nexus phone being worked on

It’s that time of year, now is generally when rumours surrounding the next Nexus smartphone, which is generally released every year in October/November each year, start heating up. This years rumour has already seen a hint that LG will be tipped to make the Nexus phone for the third year in a row, but now a new rumour out of[Read More…]

by 11:15 am on April 19, 2014 14 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Android’s iconography to be revamped with a shiny new look

Android’s iconography to be revamped with a shiny new look

Android Police are reporting on a somewhat questionable rumour that Google’s core Android applications might be about to receive a graphic makeover. As you can see in the header graphic above, we’ve snapped three logos each for Gmail and Calendar: The current ‘web’ icon (from the web service), the current Android icon in the middle, and a proposed new icon[Read More…]

by 10:27 am on April 15, 2014 5 comments Rumours
Google testing Android 4.4.3

Google testing Android 4.4.3

We have already seen rumours about Android 4.4.3 and some of the possible changes that are coming with that version of Android and now it appears that Google have started the internal testing process. Android Police have mentioned that this particular build has started rolling out to a small number of Google employees outside of the core Android team and[Read More…]

by 8:52 am on April 11, 2014 0 comments Rumours