Rumours

Rumour: HTC to manufacture Amazon phone

Rumour: HTC to manufacture Amazon phone

As HTC spirals closer to its doom, we’re seeing the company taking more and more drastic steps to stay afloat, such as the sale of its share in Beats and the rumoured talks with Lenovo about a potential buy-out of the beleaguered Taiwanese company. The latest rumour suggests a return to the HTC of yore – building phones for other[Read More…]

by 9:12 am on October 16, 2013 3 comments Phones, Rumours
More Android 4.4 KitKat screen shots emerge

More Android 4.4 KitKat screen shots emerge

In the previous leak of Android 4.4, the surprise Easter Egg was a slice of lime over a large K, representing the Google code name for 4.4 – Key Lime Pie. Things have changed since then, as KitKat has been revealed as the new name for the next version of Android. The latest leak, displayed here on a Nexus 7[Read More…]

by 6:26 pm on October 15, 2013 7 comments News, OS Update, Rumours
With KitKat, changes to Android’s core features like SMS are coming

With KitKat, changes to Android’s core features like SMS are coming

The team behind the Android Developers Blog have announced that big changes are coming in the way SMS and MMS are handled in Android 4.4 KitKat. The executive summary is that third party messaging applications, like Textra or Handcent, can now be made the default app for sending and receiving SMS and MMS, as opposed to the way they currently[Read More…]

by 4:57 pm on October 15, 2013 2 comments Apps, Rumours
Rumour: Google Experience – Android 4.4 Launcher?

Rumour: Google Experience – Android 4.4 Launcher?

On Google Play you can download almost everything to make most Android devices look and feel just like a Nexus. From Chrome Browser, the Google Keyboard, Play Music/Movies/Books to Google Drive and Keep, plus many more apps that bring the latest Android functionality to the majority of phones. Except there is one glaring omission, and that’s the launcher – or[Read More…]

by 10:15 am on October 13, 2013 8 comments Apps, News, OS Update, Rumours
More Nexus 5 pictures surface along with further Android 4.4 leaks

More Nexus 5 pictures surface along with further Android 4.4 leaks

It appears that Italian site Tutto Android has gotten themselves quite the source on the Nexus 5 and Kit Kat, with more information being published which reveals more about the look and feel of Android 4.4 as well as some accounts on the look and feel of the hardware on the Nexus 5. To start with a picture of the[Read More…]

by 2:20 am on October 12, 2013 7 comments OS Update, Rumours
More Android 4.4 and Nexus 5 rumours and another possible release date

More Android 4.4 and Nexus 5 rumours and another possible release date

Android 4.4 – Kit Kat. It was announced as the next version of Android over a month ago, but with no feature set or indication of what it would include. The single 0.1 step upgrade from Android 4.3 seemingly indicates that no major GUI overhaul will be included but what will be included is the big question and two sources[Read More…]

by 10:42 pm on October 11, 2013 5 comments NFC, OS Update, Phones, Rumours
Updated: Curved screen Samsung SM-G910S shows up, fails to tell us why curved screens are good

Updated: Curved screen Samsung SM-G910S shows up, fails to tell us why curved screens are good

No, that’s not a Samsung Galaxy series phone left in the sun too long and gone ‘funny’ it’s apparently the Samsung SM-G910S a device that is being aimed at the Korean market only at this stage only device that’s due to be announced soon. Noted leaker @evleaks, this morning posted two pictures of the device, which appears to be the[Read More…]

by 11:55 am on October 9, 2013 12 comments Phones, Rumours
Reported HTC Sense 5.5 screenshots leaked

Reported HTC Sense 5.5 screenshots leaked

If you’re a HTC fan, then you may be quite interested in an update to the Sense version of Android that is coming soon to some HTC handsets. From the Android-Revolution site, mike1986 has posted screenshots as well as a quick rundown on what the screenshots represent. First up is the controversial BlinkFeed homescreen widget, it’s a love it or[Read More…]

by 5:33 am on October 9, 2013 1 comment OS Update, Rumours
Rumour: Samsung developing a Google Glass competitor device

Rumour: Samsung developing a Google Glass competitor device

Unsurprising to well, anyone really… Samsung are said to be continuing their self proclaimed dominance over the Android platform and developing their own competitor devices to Google Glass that will be known as “Gear Glass”. Eldar Murtazin, Editor-in-chief at Mobile Review tweeted not only the name of the device but also an expected time to market for the device. https://twitter.com/eldarmurtazin/statuses/387079608539303936[Read More…]

by 11:12 am on October 8, 2013 12 comments Accessories, Glass, Manufacturer, News, Rumours
Microsoft reportedly trying to get HTC to dual-boot Windows on its Android phones

Microsoft reportedly trying to get HTC to dual-boot Windows on its Android phones

A long time ago – before HTC got themselves into all sorts of financial problems, before UltraPixels, before Nokia and Microsoft got into bed together – HTC was a key partner in Microsoft’s mobile strategy. The Taiwanese manufacturer once made a lot of money manufacturing Windows Mobiles for other companies before they started trying to establish a brand with iconic[Read More…]

by 7:21 am on October 7, 2013 12 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours