Rumours

Moto G press photo leaks – or does it?

Moto G press photo leaks – or does it?

Serial rumour breaker, @evleaks, has recently posted an image of what they claim to be a press shot of the upcoming Moto G. After studying the images, it looks almost identical to the Moto X – even the time and date are very similar to the Motorola released press shots of the X. Here is an official Motorola Moto X press shot: And here is the @evleaks images of the Moto G: There are some very subtle differences between the two above images, there is an extra icon in the status bar of the “Moto G” render, and the way[Read More...]

by 6:10 AM on November 9, 2013 4 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Google Wallet to come to AU and UK in January or February 2014

Rumour: Google Wallet to come to AU and UK in January or February 2014

Google Wallet promised to be the solution that would allow us to use our Android powered smartphones with NFC hardware as a virtual credit card, paying for goods without needing to use cash, our credit cards, or even pulling out our wallets. Last year, Beau Giles wrote up an excellent story for Ausdroid on how Google Wallet works, and how (at the time) it could be massaged a little to get it working in Australia. Sadly, things have changed since back then, and Google Wallet no longer works in Australia in any measurable way. Since this time, many an Ausdroid[Read More...]

by 2:44 PM on November 8, 2013 40 comments Exclusive, News, NFC, Rumours
Pictures of the back panel of the HTC 2014 flagship model codenamed ‘M8′ leak

Pictures of the back panel of the HTC 2014 flagship model codenamed ‘M8′ leak

The HTC One, launched early this year was known quite early on by it’s internal codename ‘M7′. At an end of year party last year, video was taken of HTC CEO Peter Chou on-stage at an event holding up the phone while scores of HTC staff yelled and chanted ‘M7, M7, M7′ and now it seems HTC have continued the naming convention with the M8 now on track for release next year as the successor to the well designed handset, and the fingerprint sensor from the One max may be showing up here too. The back plate for the ‘M8′[Read More...]

by 9:30 AM on November 8, 2013 3 comments Phones, Rumours
¨Nexus 8¨ picture touched up to resemble the Nexus 7

¨Nexus 8¨ picture touched up to resemble the Nexus 7

The rumours of a Nexus 8 tablet are quickly being squelched by Google with the image that sparked the first round of rumours about Google launching an 8″ tablet being updated overnight to look like the Nexus 7. The image originally showed up with the launch of Android 4.4 and the shortened bezels on the device and slightly odd aspect ratio did cause a bit of a division between people wanting to believe and people pointing out issues with the device pictured such as some issues with the aspect ratio of the tablet, the fact that the tablet did not[Read More...]

by 2:14 PM on November 6, 2013 2 comments Rumours, Tablets
Rumour: Could a tablet from LG that just got Bluetooth certified be the Nexus 8?

Rumour: Could a tablet from LG that just got Bluetooth certified be the Nexus 8?

The tablet in the picture above, which was found on the Android Kit Kat website on Sunday, caused a bit of a stir with many people divided between decrying the picture as a photo-shopped mismatch and something that they would be happy to look into purchasing, but if Google is indeed working on an 8″ Nexus tablet to compliment their Nexus stable of devices then the LG V510 which just passed through the Bluetooth SIG is a definite possibility. The device which passed through the Bluetooth SIG is an LG device with the model # LG-V510, very similar to the[Read More...]

by 6:44 AM on November 5, 2013 6 comments Rumours, Tablets
New Nexus Rumour: the Nexus 8

New Nexus Rumour: the Nexus 8

Just when you thought that you were safe from the barrage of leaks and rumours that was the Nexus 5, we have a new Nexus rumour for you. A Verge forum member, Britoid, has spotted a promotional image of a young lady using a tablet on the recently updated official Google android.com site. The tablet looks to be larger than the Nexus 7, has much smaller top and bottom bezels, and judging by the white icons in the status bar it’s on Android 4.4: Google are not averse to teasing new models in promotional materials, could this be another hint[Read More...]

by 10:07 AM on November 3, 2013 22 comments News, Rumours, Tablets
Moto G specs confirmed in brochure

Moto G specs confirmed in brochure

It’s still not guaranteed to be released outside of the US, but with Motorola earlier this year at the launch of the Moto X promising they had future plans for a portfolio of products that show the best of Motorola as a Google company’ with ‘exciting plans for all regions’ we sure hope we see something and the Moto G could be it. We saw a leak of the Moto G specs via EVLeaks yesterday and today, GSMArena have supplied a picture of a brochure for the Moto G which confirms some of the specs. The brochure lists the hardware[Read More...]

by 8:18 AM on November 2, 2013 1 comment Phones, Rumours
New Motorola phone Moto G to come with Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 Pro

New Motorola phone Moto G to come with Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 Pro

While we’re still getting all the Android 4.4 and Nexus 5 news under control and assimilated, life in the Android world goes on, this time via @EVLeaks who has posted some information received via Tip on the upcoming Moto G, which is rumoured to be the new name for the phone formerly known as the Moto DVX, that we were told about earlier this year. https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/395988463364743168 The specs, which include a Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 Pro, seems to be a pretty good device and with reports that the Moto X runs extremely smoothly on the Dual-Core MSM8960Pro SoC this could be[Read More...]

by 9:15 AM on November 1, 2013 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Nexus 5: More Alleged Photo Leaks and a Reddit Ask Me Anything

Nexus 5: More Alleged Photo Leaks and a Reddit Ask Me Anything

In a very recent Ask Me Anything (AMA) on popular site Reddit, a user going by the name of throwawaynexus5guy has been busy answering questions about the Nexus 5 that he alleges to have spent some time with recently. As proof he uploaded pictures as proof. He didn’t have time to delve deeply into the device, but here is a summation of  his answers poised to him by his fellow Redditors: Always on microphone similar to the Moto X Improved camera, but not vastly so Hangouts has SMS and IMS integrated into the one threaded conversation The Nexus 5 updates to Android[Read More...]

by 6:41 PM on October 31, 2013 6 comments News, OS Update, Phones, Rumours
Rumour:Android 4.4 to aim at low-end devices as well as wearables, TV and NFC

Rumour:Android 4.4 to aim at low-end devices as well as wearables, TV and NFC

According to a leaked document that was sourced by Amir Efrati from Jessicalessin.com the upcoming version of Android will be aiming at a few things in particular – low-end phones, TV, wearable computing and NFC. The document which is reported to be shared with Google hardware partners lists the very hot new consumer range of wearable computing, with Kit Kat expected to support three new sensors – geomagnetic rotation vector, step detector and step counter. The new sensors will possibly be used in Glass and very likely the rumoured Smartwatch that Google is rumoured to be gearing up to launch[Read More...]

by 5:49 PM on October 31, 2013 0 comments NFC, OS Update, Rumours
Google Helpouts to launch on 5 November

Google Helpouts to launch on 5 November

On the back of this morning’s Google Hangouts news, it looks like the Google Helpouts service (discussed in August of this year) is now much closer to reality, with a mooted 5 November 2013 launch date. If Helpouts sounds unfamiliar to you, don’t worry. Google (somewhat quietly) announced Helpouts back in August. The basic premise is that it’s a different take on Hangouts, where users can receive help directly from experts via video chat for a fee, or free of charge. No dates have been made official, but Android Police is reporting that a trusted source says November 5th is[Read More...]

by 4:05 PM on October 30, 2013 0 comments Apps, News, Rumours
Rumour: Samsung Galaxy S5 to have 4GB RAM, 64-bit CPU

Rumour: Samsung Galaxy S5 to have 4GB RAM, 64-bit CPU

How good are rumours? They give us something to dream about while we wait for devices (*cough*Nexus 5*cough*) to launch. In the rumourmill today are some tidbits about the Galaxy S5; it may be a good 6 months off, but that hasn’t stopped Korean media from reporting that Samsung will aim to put 4GB of RAM into the device along with their upcoming 64-bit Exynos SoC. From the (badly) translated Korean website, Samsung looks to be putting 4GB of RAM into the Galaxy S5 purely to show that it can, and because 64-bit SoCs can support that amount. So the[Read More...]

by 12:34 PM on October 30, 2013 14 comments Phones, Rumours
Google’s own smartwatch centred around Google Now to launch within months

Google’s own smartwatch centred around Google Now to launch within months

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Google’s acquisition of WiMM Labs will bear fruit within months, with the launch of its own smartwatch centred around Google Now’s at-a-glance services. The Journal’s source indicated that the watch will be able to communicate with other devices such as your phone — this likely for tethering in order to gain network connectivity. The use of Bluetooth 4.0 LE is almost certain in this case, due to its low power consumption — battery issues have plagued recent smartwatch launches such as the Galaxy Gear. We’re likely to see a very bare[Read More...]

by 9:57 PM on October 29, 2013 2 comments Rumours, Smartwatch