Rumours

Does this photo show Motorla’s Shamu, the next Nexus?

Does this photo show Motorla’s Shamu, the next Nexus?

It seems only yesterday that we reported on Motorola’s Shamu, which is lining up to be the next Nexus device in the form of a mooted Nexus 6. Oh wait. It was only yesterday. Today we’ve got another photo of the Shamu, and this time it shows us  some updated kernel specs. Let’s break it down. The photo above, originally posted by Android Police, shows the original image left in the Droid Life comments, as well as a modified image (to the right) prepared by Android Police to reveal more of the phone’s actual shape. I don’t think that’s a particularly[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on September 27, 2014 2 comments News, Phones, Rumours
HTC might be toying around with a One M8 variant with a 13MP camera

HTC might be toying around with a One M8 variant with a 13MP camera

Rumours abound that HTC is experimenting with a variant of the One M8 with a better camera. The original HTC One (released last year) has a 4MP Ultrapixel camera, which works great in the dark, but it doesn’t have the best resolution. This year’s HTC One (dubbed the One M8) uses the same camera, but pairs it with a dual camera, allowing some interesting 3D effects. What it doesn’t allow, though, is decent high-res photography. Rumours are circulating around the web suggesting that HTC is working with a 13MP sensor in a variant of the One M8, but sadly, it[Read More...]

by 7:05 AM on September 27, 2014 3 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: New Nexus phone with 5.92″ display from Motorola to be announced next month

Rumour: New Nexus phone with 5.92″ display from Motorola to be announced next month

Nexus season is upon us, we’re getting closer to the usual October/November release cycle that normally sees a new Nexus phone on the market and today 9to5Google are fuelling the fire with word they’ve confirmed with sources that the so called ‘Shamu’ Nexus from Motorola is going to be coming soon. Their sources indicate that the design of the phone will be more a modified Motorola Moto X gen 2 chasis, though with a much larger 5.92″ display. It won’t just be a standard FHD display either, with the rumour pointing to a QHD (2560×1440) resolution display with a pixel[Read More...]

by 10:16 AM on September 25, 2014 57 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
HTC is confirmed as the maker of the upcoming Nexus 9 tablet

HTC is confirmed as the maker of the upcoming Nexus 9 tablet

HTC have been out of the Nexus game for a while, last offering us the Nexus One a few years ago, as shown above. However, we’ve had rumours for a while now suggesting HTC is about to re-enter the Nexus race with the rights to produce the upcoming Nexus 9 tablet. The Wall Street Journal has today confirmed that HTC is definitely working on the next tablet, and it’s coming. Soon. WSJ is reporting that HTC’s engineers have been flying back and forth between California and Taiwan to collaborate on the development of the upcoming Nexus 9 tablet. WSJ really[Read More...]

by 5:19 PM on September 22, 2014 20 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha is coming to JB Hi-Fi stores in October, $830 for 32GB

Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha is coming to JB Hi-Fi stores in October, $830 for 32GB

We’ve reported previously on Samsung‘s new metal-clad Galaxy Alpha phone, and we were previously advised that the phone will make it to Australia – but we weren’t told when that would be. Yesterday, Tech4Geeks‘ Jens Garcia sent us the above picture of the JB Hi-fi store at Westpoint shopping centre in the Sydney suburb of Blacktown – clearly they knew something we didn’t about the device’s release. We’ve also been tipped that JB will be selling the 32GB version of the Galaxy Alpha for AU $830, and that stock will start arriving in early October. There’s no word on pricing,[Read More...]

by 1:05 PM on September 19, 2014 3 comments Phones, Rumours
Rumour: HTC Nexus 9 could debut on 16 October

Rumour: HTC Nexus 9 could debut on 16 October

If you’re a bit jealous about Apple folk receiving their new toys today, the wait for a new Nexus 9 tablet might soon be over, according to a rumour reported on MoDaCo. Admittedly, this isn’t a rumour with a lot of salt content, so a fair bit should be taken. However, Paul O’Brien is a bit of an authority on things Android, so I’m inclined to give the rumour a bit of coverage. Here’s how it happened: Anonymous tipster: The HTC Nexus 9 will be launched on 16th October… — Paul O'Brien (@PaulOBrien) September 18, 2014 Why does this timing make[Read More...]

by 7:40 AM on September 19, 2014 12 comments News, Rumours, Tablets
Report: Android Silver is on hiatus and possibly about to be dropped

Report: Android Silver is on hiatus and possibly about to be dropped

We’ve heard much about Android Silver over the last few months, but according to a new new report from Pay-Walled site – The Information – the program could be dead before Google even announces it. According to the site, the rumoured program which would have seen premium Android handsets released running Android as Google intended (think GPe writ large), has been put ‘on hold’. The reason for the program being on-hold has been attributed to the departure of ex-Google Chief Business Officer, Nikesh Arora, who was the driving force behind the Android Silver program. Arora left Google earlier this year[Read More...]

by 9:07 AM on September 17, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, Rumours
Smaller G Flex successor to arrive before the end of the year

Smaller G Flex successor to arrive before the end of the year

The G Flex was an interesting device, it showed off many facets of LG’s ability to incorporate new technologies, as well as solve problems on the fly. It didn’t set the world afire with sales, but as a halo device, the G Flex is well deserving of a second model, and that’s exactly the plan according to sources in Korea. LG will apparently unveil a second model of the G Flex in Korea before the end of the year. The new G Flex will be a more compact model than the previous 6″ behemoth, and will also carry a higher[Read More...]

by 5:43 AM on September 13, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
HTC looking to release GoPro competitor and ‘Selfie’ phone at October event

HTC looking to release GoPro competitor and ‘Selfie’ phone at October event

HTC has had a few financial issues of late, the company has been doing better in their last couple of financial calls, but they’re apparently looking stabilise their financials by entering a new market, offering ruggedised, small form factor cameras according to a new report. Bloomberg is reporting that according to a source, HTC will release a waterproof camera aimed at extreme sports participants. The camera will feature a tube shaped body, with an ultra wide-angle lens atop a 16MP sensor. Connections to phones would be via Bluetooth or Wifi, which the camera will include. Chasing both the Android market[Read More...]

by 5:29 AM on September 13, 2014 3 comments Accessories, Manufacturer, Rumours
Rumour: HTC has dropped plans to release their own Android Wear watch

Rumour: HTC has dropped plans to release their own Android Wear watch

When Google announced Android Wear back in March, HTC was named as one of the OEMs who would be producing hardware for Android Wear when it was made public. They even teased a watch in a behind-the-scenes video (which they later denied was the watch), but apparently, they’ve decided to pull out of launching an Android Wear watch. According to Pocket Lint, sources familiar with the matter have advised that HTC has abandoned plans for a smartwatch, at least for the time being. According to the source, rising costs and the popularity of Android Wear watches like the Moto 360,[Read More...]

by 9:31 AM on September 6, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, Manufacturer, Rumours
Sony Xperia Z3 specs leak

Sony Xperia Z3 specs leak

Following hot on the heels of the Xperia Z3 Compact leak we published yesterday, it looks like the bigger brother, the Sony Xperia Z3, is making an appearance by showing off its specs as well as a few leaked photos from (presumably) a product information session: The specifications, according to the leaked pictures, are as follows: Display 5.2” 1080p FHD IPS display sRBG 130% TRILUMINOS Display, X-Reality for mobile 600cd brightness Camera and video 4K video capture and output 1/2.3” 20MP Exmor RS ISO: 12800 photo / 3200 video 2MP Exmor R front camera Audio Stereo Speakers Digital Noise Cancelling[Read More...]

by 7:39 AM on September 3, 2014 5 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Moto X+1 shows up again showing rear power button and hidden flash

Moto X+1 shows up again showing rear power button and hidden flash

The Moto X+1 should be unveiled later this week, in an event where we fully expect to see the Moto G2, as well as the Moto 360 finally unveiled as well. We’ve seen leaks of the phone over the last couple of months, and today is no different, with the Moto X+1 showing up with a wooden back. TK from TK TechNews, has obtained two pictures of the phone, which has a white front as well as a wooden rear, in what appears to be Bamboo. TK has advised that the over-sized Motorola Logo will act as a power button,[Read More...]

by 6:32 PM on September 1, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Sony Smartwatch 3 running Android Wear and new Smartband coming at IFA as well

Rumour: Sony Smartwatch 3 running Android Wear and new Smartband coming at IFA as well

When Android Wear launched back in March, the platform initially saw a number of OEMs – Asus, Samsung, HTC, LG and Motorola – announce they would be providing hardware for the platform. But not all Open Handset Alliance members jumped on boardm, Sony announced soon after that they would continue to concentrate on their own Smartwatch platform rather than going with Android Wear, but that is about to change with the Smartwatch 3 if rumours are to be believed. The new Sony Smartwatch 3, which Sony teased last week, is expected to be launched this week at IFA with a[Read More...]

by 8:22 AM on September 1, 2014 7 comments Android Wear, Rumours