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LG G2 launch dates and battery size leaked

LG G2 launch dates and battery size leaked

If you’re hoping for an earlier release in Australia of the LG G2 than the Optimus G, then you’re in luck, if you were hoping for a co-ordinated global launch then you may not be as happy. According to LG Electronics’ CFO David Jung, who was interviewed by Korean News outlet – The Kyunghyang Shinmun – the release will be staggered. According to Mr Jung, the release will start in August with South Korea before launching in North America and Europe in September and finally to the all other regions in October. Additionally he spoke of the buttons on the[Read More...]

by 11:57 AM on July 26, 2013 2 comments Phones, Rumours
LG’s G2 launch event promotional material confirrms backside touch controls

LG’s G2 launch event promotional material confirrms backside touch controls

A teaser video sent out by LG to promote the G2’s launch has all but confirmed that their upcoming flagship, the G2, will have a rear touch surface, despite how horrible these have been in the past (Motorola Backflip, anyone?). The video also promises that the G2 will learn from the user, but what that means is a bit of a mystery. Unfortunately, the video doesn’t seem to be available, but we have a copy of the press invite below. Unlike the flop that was the Backflip, the G2’s touch surface is quite different. It’s a lot smaller, and rather[Read More...]

by 4:34 PM on July 23, 2013 3 comments Phones, Rumours
Google Australia looking to buy part of Sydney’s Monorail

Google Australia looking to buy part of Sydney’s Monorail

I know this is not Android news as such, but it is still somewhat interesting and perhaps a little outlandish. The Sydney Morning Herald, is reporting that the company that is dismantling and demolishing Sydney’s former Monorail, Metropolitan Demolitions, has been approached by Google Australia to purchase one of the former monorail sets that used to zip around Sydney CBD for 25 years, as a meeting room in their building at Darling Harbour which they will share with FairFax directly. Nick Giannikouris, Director of Metropolitan Demolitions, the company who has been appointed by the NSW Government to demolish and decommission[Read More...]

by 7:00 AM on July 20, 2013 8 comments Other, Rumours
HTC teases One mini announcement for tomorrow

HTC teases One mini announcement for tomorrow

The HTC One mini is the worst-kept secret in mobile at the moment, but it seems that HTC may finally be ready to officially let the cat out of the bag. The above image was posted to the beleaguered manufacturer’s UK Twitter account with the caption “We have a ‘little’ bit of news tomorrow.” HTC began teasing the 4.3-inch variant of their popular flagship earlier in the week with an entertaining infographic. If the rumours are correct, the One mini will have a 720p display and be powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon and Android 4.2.2.

by 11:16 AM on July 18, 2013 4 comments Phones, Rumours
New Nexus 7 pricing leaked

New Nexus 7 pricing leaked

It appears that we will be seeing a new Nexus 7 in the very near future as information has started to leak out confirming that the new Asus tablet will be hitting retail stores very soon. The pictures below are of inventory systems from various retailers in what appear to be US based stores. Most of the information that we have seen, focusses on a 32GB version but according to some pricing that we have seen that will also be a 16GB version. The pricing for the newer variants of the Nexus 7 starts at $229 for the 16GB version[Read More...]

by 10:23 AM on July 18, 2013 1 comment News, Rumours
Specs leaked for Sony Xperia i1

Specs leaked for Sony Xperia i1

We first posted on Sony’s Xperia Honami a few weeks ago, when it was rumoured to contain a whopping 20 MP camera. Now, thanks to Taiwanese site ePrice, more details have emerged of the device, which is now being called the Sony Xperia i1. The Xperia i1 is reportedly a smaller version of the 6.3-inch Xperia Z Ultra, and like its predecessor will be powered by a 2.2 Ghz Snapdragon 800 processor with a 5-inch Full HD display. Other specs include 2 GB RAM, a MicroSD card slot, LTE and a 3000 mAh battery. As with all rumours and leaks,[Read More...]

by 1:37 PM on July 17, 2013 8 comments Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III skipping Android 4.2.2

Rumour: Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III skipping Android 4.2.2

According to an “insider”, Temefy is reporting that Samsung are debating whether or not two of their devices are going to get Jellybean 4.2.2 as an official update. The devices in question? Oh, only the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II. Fear not, however! The debate boils down to whether they should bother with 4.2.2, or simply update these devices straight to 4.3. This rumour comes following a recent delay for the Galaxy S III moving to 4.2.2, while the Note II has been stagnant for some time with no indication of Samsung’s intentions for software updates. The current[Read More...]

by 1:32 PM on July 17, 2013 5 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Rumours
Rumour: Is this the first new HP Android Phone?

Rumour: Is this the first new HP Android Phone?

Leaked renders allegedly showing off HP’s first ever Android smartphone were published today by Phone Arena. While there has – of course – been no information regarding specs, pricing or launch dates – let alone whether such a device will come to our shores, it would be awesome to see HP get into the Android smartphone business and complement their fledgling tablet series (currently available through various Australian retailers). What makes this interesting is a quote from a “young, senior HP Director, Yam Su Yin” stating that the company was planning on returning to the smartphone business with a “unique[Read More...]

by 1:22 PM on July 17, 2013 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Samsung looking to take on the Asus PadFone?

Samsung looking to take on the Asus PadFone?

A report from ZD Net Korea on the weekend showed that a new Samsung Patent (D685, 774 – Volt 9) had received acceptance through the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. The patent that was approved was for a “wireless communication terminal”. Looking at the figures, it seems to be a close match for the design of the Asus PadFone, although the Samsung device appears to use a more a “T-shaped” design which allows the phone to be easily docked within the tablet. It also seems the tablet will be standalone, and only the user will know that the tablet is being powered[Read More...]

by 2:51 PM on July 16, 2013 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours, Tablets
HTC infographic states that ‘smaller can be better’

HTC infographic states that ‘smaller can be better’

Enough photos and information has leaked out about the HTC One mini that I feel confident in saying that the device is clearly real. As to when HTC might announce it officially, that’s anyone’s guess. This morning though, HTC put out an infographic entitled ‘Small things that pack a big punch’, which details a number of small-but-still-awesome things from the mantis shrimp to Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones. The infographic was prefaced with this: The HTC One, nearly everyone agrees, is the pinnacle of smartphone achievement. The beautiful metal design, powerful hardware, and innovative user experience pack a lot[Read More...]

by 7:56 AM on July 16, 2013 2 comments Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Nexus 7-2 will have LTE, released late July

Rumour: Nexus 7-2 will have LTE, released late July

Rumours of a new Nexus 7 are heating up again. This time, it’s a report from the Economic Daily out of Taiwan, which has some info on specs, as well as a tentative release date. The post claims that the new Nexus 7 will have a 1920 x 1200 LCD display, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) processor, LTE support, 3,950 mAh battery, 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, 2GB of RAM and storage options of 16GB and 32GB. These are very similar to the specs that were reported by an Asus Support Rep earlier this month. However, since[Read More...]

by 2:36 PM on July 12, 2013 7 comments News, Rumours, Tablets
HTC M8 to be HTC’s 2014 flagship, One to be updated first

HTC M8 to be HTC’s 2014 flagship, One to be updated first

HTC appear, by many accounts, to be on to a good thing with the HTC One launched earlier this year, but it hasn’t been quite enough to turn around their financial woes. This isn’t stopping HTC from innovating and continuing to battle on, however. Pocket-lint is reporting this morning that not only is HTC working on an updated HTC One handset for release later this year, but it’s already well into the development of the One’s successor, codenamed the M8. What we know about the HTC One refresh HTC has a bit of a habit of updating product lines, and[Read More...]

by 6:29 AM on July 12, 2013 8 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Nexus 5 to be Based on LG G2

Rumour: Nexus 5 to be Based on LG G2

Another day, yet another LG Optimus G2 rumour.  This time it comes from Daum, a South Korean website with its finger on the pulse of all things LG. In their post they “confirm” a few of the specifications that have been leaked with regards to the Optimus G2 recently as well as offering a potential release date for an Optimus G2 based Nexus 5. According to Daum, the G2 will come with different model numbers based on the LG-320 – LG-320S/320K/320L, they also confirm that the Optimus G2 will be announced at the New York City event scheduled on the 7th[Read More...]

by 10:36 PM on July 11, 2013 4 comments Phones, Rumours