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Android M to tackle battery and RAM usage in widely expected developer preview
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Android M to tackle battery and RAM usage in widely expected developer preview

Another day closer to Google IO 2015 and another rumour about Android M has surfaced; this one really could be considered a “well, duh”, but none the less it’s worth a quick look. It’s widely accepted that battery life is the number one factor in smartphone usage, and while RAM usage isn’t as well known, the memory leak issue on[Read More…]

in OS Updates, Rumours by at 9:05 am on May 26, 2015
A preview of Google’s new Photos app, which may launch at Google IO this week
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A preview of Google’s new Photos app, which may launch at Google IO this week

The rumours of Google+ and Photos splitting have been a long time in the making; we first reported a possible split like this in August last year, and it’s only continued since, and in February Sundar Pichai all but confirmed that Photos will become a standalone product away from the Google+ sphere. Well, with Google IO coming up this week,[Read More…]

in Apps, News, Rumours by at 12:23 pm on May 25, 2015
Next version of Android is known internally as Macadamia Nut Cookie, or MNC for short
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Next version of Android is known internally as Macadamia Nut Cookie, or MNC for short

Google’s next version of Android is almost certainly going to be unveiled in a couple of days at Google IO 2015, but like Android L and Android K before it, chances are it won’t have a proper name just yet. What we do know, though, is that internally the next version of Android is being called Macadamia Nut Cookie. Just[Read More…]

in News, OS Updates, Rumours by at 8:56 am on May 24, 2015
Moto G Gen 3 makes brief appearance on Indian retailer Flipkart
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Moto G Gen 3 makes brief appearance on Indian retailer Flipkart

Motorola’s line of Moto phones are getting increasingly more popular with each generation. The Moto X is due for a third generation, with rumours already circulating, and now the Moto G is also beginning to leak it’s third generation, with Indian retailer Flipkart accidentally listing the phone on their website. The listing was only briefly available before it was taken[Read More…]

in Phones, Rumours by at 10:00 am on May 16, 2015
Google to launch ‘Family-friendly’ Google Play Store at I/O later this month
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Google to launch ‘Family-friendly’ Google Play Store at I/O later this month

Google I/O is just under two weeks away, so details of what will be announced at the 2.5 hour keynote address have begun leaking out. The first was that unsurprisingly, Android M would be first introduced, and now an email to Android developers is pointing at a Family friendly version of the Play Store may also be introduced. According to[Read More…]

in Rumours by at 9:30 am on May 16, 2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active appears in front of a camera in the US
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Active appears in front of a camera in the US

The next evolution in Samsung’s Galaxy S Active range appears to have made an appearance in the states, with an AT&T branded device said to be a Galaxy S6 Active stopping by for a sneaky photo. Continuing the range’s styling, the rugged black exterior and physical buttons below the display remain. The images from GSMArena don’t show too much of[Read More…]

in Phones, Rumours by at 12:31 pm on May 13, 2015
Huawei Ascend Mate 8 leaked in photos

Huawei Ascend Mate 8 leaked in photos

Huawei’s Ascend Mate is probably one of its more popular lines, and we’ve seen a number of iterations of the device since it was first launched in 2013. It looks as if the latest in the series, the Ascend Mate 8, has been leaked in photos found on a Chinese website. The website claims to have spy shots of the[Read More…]

in Phones, Rumours by at 7:43 am on May 12, 2015
Report suggests HTC may monetise BlinkFeed service
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Report suggests HTC may monetise BlinkFeed service

HTC haven’t exactly found the success they were hoping for with the launch of the HTC One (M9), with what can only be described as a fairly lack-lustre¬†quarterly financial result in April, which should (one might hope) have been buoyed by sales of the M9. Those sales may not have eventuated quite as quickly as HTC would have liked. HTC[Read More…]

in Phones, Rumours by at 5:57 pm on May 11, 2015
Oppo R7 Plus shows up with a fingerprint sensor

Oppo R7 Plus shows up with a fingerprint sensor

Oppo’s upcoming successor to the ultra-thin, stylish R5 handset, which is rumoured to be released later this month has a bigger brother apparently. The phone has apparently leaked in a TV commercial of the device, showing a larger display and notably a fingerprint sensor on the rear. The commercial gave two looks at both the Oppo R7 and the R7[Read More…]

in Phones, Rumours by at 4:08 pm on May 9, 2015
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 rumours start to surface
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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 rumours start to surface

Samsung has barely launched the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in Australia, and already the rumour mill is starting on the next project for Samsung. While the giant has recently been launching tablets mid year, the next major movement in smartphones typically occurs around August/September with a new Galaxy Note release. The Galaxy Note line has been very popular[Read More…]

in News, Phones, Rumours by at 3:25 pm on May 8, 2015