Rumours

Moto X+1 drops past Geekbench with Snapdragon 801 processor

Moto X+1 drops past Geekbench with Snapdragon 801 processor

If a yearly cycle for models is the way that Motorola is playing it, then the Moto X+1 is due for an announcement later this month. If Motorola is to keep to that schedule then a near final version of Motorola’s new flagship phone is definitely ready for launch, and it seems someone may have just benchmarked it on Geekbench. The entry showed up with the model # XT1097 and garnered a Geekbench score of 998 (Single Core) and 2860 (Multi-Core). The hardware shown off in the result shows a device with a 2.46 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974 processor[Read More...]

by 9:35 AM on August 9, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
HTC Built Nexus 9 ‘Volantis/Flounder’ apparently certified in Korea

HTC Built Nexus 9 ‘Volantis/Flounder’ apparently certified in Korea

Since Google appears to have foregone releasing an update to the Nexus 7 line-up and rumours began to emerge of a HTC built Nexus 9 – codenamed Volantis/Flounder, the Android world has been waiting for more information. Since the rumoured release date for the tablet was around October/November, the expectations for more information has been low, but maybe, just maybe the Nexus 9 may have just surfaced briefly in Korea. The Korean equivalant to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Radio Research Agency (RRA), has just certified a tablet made by HTC, which also carries a model # associated[Read More...]

by 8:55 AM on August 9, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
Motorola Moto G2 shows up in GFXBench

Motorola Moto G2 shows up in GFXBench

After launching in November last year, the Motorola Moto G became the best selling phone for Motorola, so it’s only natural that Motorola is working on a successor, most likely due to launch around the same time as the original did last year. It seems that Motorola are pretty far along with testing the new phone with a new entry appearing in GFXBench claiming to be the Motorola Moto G2 – or at least the XT1063. The Moto G is listed under model # X1032, and if this entry is the Moto G2, then it will be the XT1063, but[Read More...]

by 10:12 AM on August 6, 2014 12 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Google looking to offer customisable accessories for the Nexus 5

Rumour: Google looking to offer customisable accessories for the Nexus 5

Google has upped their game in the last year or so with accessories for Nexus devices. We’re a lot better off than we were, but it seems, it could get better. Android Police have published a rumour which shows Google could be about to launch a customisable accessory store offering cases and live wallpapers for the Nexus 5. Under the name ‘Workshop’, the accessory store rumour comes with pictures of the interface, which will apparently allow you to customise a case based on two types: Map with Me or Moments. Map with Me will be a location based option which[Read More...]

by 10:30 PM on August 2, 2014 3 comments Google Play, Rumours
Samsung Galaxy Alpha announcement pushed back and specs show up in Antutu

Samsung Galaxy Alpha announcement pushed back and specs show up in Antutu

After an August 4th announcement date was put forward yesterday, All About Samsung have apparently received some new information about the both the phone and the upcoming announcement of the new Ḿetal Samsung Galaxy Alpha. All About Samsung has received word that the announcement date for the Galaxy Alpha, has been pushed back till the 13th of August. This puts the announcement closer to the rumoured announcement date of the Note 4, which if previous years are any guide, will be announced at IFA in Germany in early September, something SamMobile posited yesterday was something Samsung was hoping to avoid.[Read More...]

by 11:04 AM on August 1, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Samsung’s metal chassis Galaxy Alpha to launch August 4th

Samsung’s metal chassis Galaxy Alpha to launch August 4th

Samsung has made their name and gained a massive share of the Android phone market with an array of phones built with plastic. With the release last year of the metal bodied HTC One, the outcry for a metal Galaxy phone began to get louder and Samsung has apparently listened. SamMobiles is advising that Samsung is intending to launch the Galaxy Alpha on August 4th. The Galaxy Alpha is rumoured to be constructed of Metal, but exactly how much is up for debate. Whether it be a metal rear, or a metal chasis isn’t known, but if the rumour is[Read More...]

by 9:15 AM on July 31, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact shows up for Mr Blurrycam

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact shows up for Mr Blurrycam

After launching the Xperia Z1 Compact to the approval of many in the tech community, Sony strangely did not follow up with an Xperia Z2 Compact, but fans of phones with flagship specs in a smaller chasis can rest easy, because it appears the Xperia Z3 Compact is readying for a launch at the same time as the full Xperia Z3. Pics of the phone have again shown up to show off for the cameras. We’ve seen the front panel for the phone previously, and also some purported specs, which had the phone coming with a 4.5″ 720P display, 2.5GHz[Read More...]

by 8:46 AM on July 31, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Rumours
Production of a 5.9″ Motorola Nexus Phablet receives more ‘confirmations’

Production of a 5.9″ Motorola Nexus Phablet receives more ‘confirmations’

Over the weekend, news cropped up about a phablet sized, Motorola built Nexus that was in the works code-named Shamu. There was a little bit of evidence to back it up, including a reference to ‘Shamu’ in the Android L Preview issue tracker, now according to PayWalled site – The Information – at least three new sources have corroborated the existence of the Nexus phablet. According to ‘according to three people with knowledge of the matter’ the Nexus Phablet will definitely be coming – although really, nothing is certain till you can purchase it on Google Play. Sources have also[Read More...]

by 10:12 AM on July 29, 2014 9 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Sony Xperia Z3 takes a leak

Sony Xperia Z3 takes a leak

The rumoured update to the Sony Xperia Z line has received a bit more information today, with leaks published overnight by Evan Blass, of @evleaks: Sony Xperia Z3 (D6653): SD801 (2.4GHz x4), Adreno 330, 5.15" @ 1080p, 3GB/16GB, … – http://t.co/rR4bxzYKsn — @evleaks (@evleaks) July 23, 2014 These specs really aren’t much different to what’s in the existing product on-market, the Xperia Z2. So, what else do we know about the Xperia Z3? In truth? Not much. We know that it’s coming, and we know it’s likely specs, and it’ll likely be similar in format to the Xperia Z2 —[Read More...]

by 7:53 AM on July 24, 2014 3 comments News, Phones, Rumours
That thing you thought was an HTC Watch? It isn’t.

That thing you thought was an HTC Watch? It isn’t.

It seems the internet was in a bit of a flap over a recent video released by HTC, which showed a designer working on a 3D model of a watch. You can see this in freeze-frame, shown above. However, it’s time to let the excitement die down just a little. HTC has commented on the product of the rumour-mill, stating: “HTC encourages our design team to explore and tinker with new ideas and even models, as is the case with the watch some viewers noticed in our recent HTC Design video. It in no way indicates an actual product HTC[Read More...]

by 7:44 AM on July 24, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, News, Rumours
Alleged successor to the Moto G outed in the wild

Alleged successor to the Moto G outed in the wild

The successor to last years successful Moto G smartphone, which caused quite a stir at launch due to its low price, and excellent user experience, it was also named as Motorola’s most successful phone for Motorola since Google took over the company. It now seems Motorola is working on follow up to the Moto G, and thanks to the guys over at Mellando no Android, we’re getting the dirt on the specs as well as what the phone currently looks like. The phone, which will allegedly be officially launched as the Moto G2, with the model number XT 1068 (the[Read More...]

by 10:07 AM on July 22, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Sony Xperia Z3 leaks again – this time with a phone behind the front panel

Sony Xperia Z3 leaks again – this time with a phone behind the front panel

Sony is not one to rest on their laurels when it comes to building new phones. Working to what seeems a 6 month product life-cycle, they’re on track to release the Xperia Z3 at IFA in September and the phone is determined to see the light of day, first showing up as a mere front panel, it’s now out in the wild as a full phone. The phone is believed to be the Chinese version of the Xperia Z3 – model # L55t, which follows on from the L50t used for the Xperia Z2 – and has the same design[Read More...]

by 10:20 AM on July 12, 2014 9 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Nexus 8 spotted on shipping manifest entering India

Nexus 8 spotted on shipping manifest entering India

Google’s Nexus 7 (2013) is fast approaching the one year anniversary of its announcement, it’s currently out of stock on Google Play and we’re told that the tablet is marked as End-Of-Life in the inventory systems of some Australian retailers. So, what will replace the tablet? Talk at this stage has been around the Nexus 9, or Volantis as it’s been apparently code-named. But what if there’s another tablet in the works? A Nexus 8? That’s exactly what’s apparently just passed through Indian Import/Export tracking site Zauba. GSMArena spotted the listing for the ‘Nexus8 Prototype tablet’, which originated in the[Read More...]

by 9:16 PM on July 5, 2014 3 comments Rumours, Tablets