Rumours

Microsoft reportedly bringing Age of Empires to Android; other Xbox and Windows games to follow

Microsoft reportedly bringing Age of Empires to Android; other Xbox and Windows games to follow

The Play Store is full of Age of Empires rip-offs and strategy guides, but if a Nikkei report is true, we might soon see an official version of the popular real-time strategy game appear before long. According to the report, Microsoft have recruited Japanese developers Klab to port a number of Xbox and Windows games to Android and iPhone, with the first game said to be a free-to-play version of the legendary Age of Empires. Age of Empires will be the first of many such games ported over, and we should see it become available before the end of the[Read More...]

by 10:34 AM on June 25, 2013 5 comments Apps, Rumours
LG Optimus G2 to possibly be announced on August 7th with Snapdragon 800 and soft keys

LG Optimus G2 to possibly be announced on August 7th with Snapdragon 800 and soft keys

The LG Optimus G is a weird kind of device for me, even with the current superphones the HTC One and the Galaxy S4 even the Xperia Z out on the market, I still like the Optimus G, so it’s no surprise to me, that I am really looking forward to what LG can do with a sequel and it looks like LG are gearing up to launch one very soon. Last week, LG released a statement advising that the next iteration of their G Series phones will include the Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) SOC. This was shortly after they showed[Read More...]

by 11:17 AM on June 24, 2013 2 comments Manufacturer, Rumours
Samsung Galaxy Note 3: More leaked images

Samsung Galaxy Note 3: More leaked images

Samsung‘s internal security has held true to its usual standard – we’re starting to see leak after leak revealing specs and information about the all-but confirmed Samsung Galaxy Note 3, expected to launch at IFA Berlin later this year. In the latest leak, Japanese blog TechKiddy has posted images from a Chinese blog (which we couldn’t access). We can see that the device that looks very similar to the recently launched Galaxy S4. While it looks similar to the Galaxy S4, a couple of important differences should be pointed out. First, the power button is roughly in the center of[Read More...]

by 11:57 PM on June 23, 2013 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Oppo Find 7 due in September

Rumour: Oppo Find 7 due in September

Chinese manufacturer Oppo Digital found minor success earlier this year in various markets with the Oppo Find 5, a 5-inch phone with a 1080p display. Rumours are now circulating that they’re about to have another go at the high-end smartphone market, with the Oppo Find 7. The Find 7, despite the name will retain the 5-inch 1080p display found on the Find 5, but will be packing an upgraded cpu in the form of a quad-core Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, 4000 mAh battery at a thickness of 9.9mm. Other rumours suggest the phone will include 13MP rear camera, 8[Read More...]

by 8:30 PM on June 18, 2013 2 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Leaked photos show that HTC Butterfly S does not look like HTC One

Leaked photos show that HTC Butterfly S does not look like HTC One

Whereas the HTC One Mini is basically identical to the HTC One, if these leaked photos are to believed, the Butterfly S looks much more like its predecessor, the Butterfly. The Butterfly S has the front-facing Boomsound speakers and Ultrapixel camera of the One, but rather than a unibody aluminium shell, the body of the device is made from polycarbonate and looks very much like the original Butterfly. Strangely, HTC seems to have foregone their new-fangled two-button arrangement in favour of the traditional three-button configuration seen on HTC’s 2012 phones. All of these changes seem a bit out-of-step for HTC,[Read More...]

by 3:18 PM on June 14, 2013 1 comment Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Android 5.0 to launch in October, come optimised for phones with 512MB+ RAM

Rumour: Android 5.0 to launch in October, come optimised for phones with 512MB+ RAM

According to the site VR-Zone Google are looking to launch their next major version of Android, the elusive Key Lime Pie/Android 5.0, in October. It was thought that Android 4.3 would be the next release, however, it seems that Google are instead going to work on optimising the hell out of Android 5.0. This gives more ‘breathing room’ for manufacturers and carriers to update current devices instead of worrying about Android 4.3 — something neither seem to be too great at. VR-Zone reports that Android 5.0 will be highly optimised and targeted at devices with 512MB of RAM or more,[Read More...]

by 2:08 PM on June 14, 2013 8 comments Rumours
Rumour: Sony planning Xperia Z Google Edition

Rumour: Sony planning Xperia Z Google Edition

Releasing a stock Android-powered version of your flagship device appears to be the hot new thing these days. Samsung started it with their Galaxy S4 Google Edition, and HTC followed suit a few weeks later with the ‘HTC One with Nexus User Experience’. Now it appears Sony might be getting in on the action too. An anonymous Sony insider has said that Sony is teaming up with Google to release the Xperia Z Google Edition. While no release date was mentioned, the anonymous insider claimed it would be announced in July. Obviously, since this is just a rumour, this should[Read More...]

by 5:59 PM on June 6, 2013 10 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: HTC ‘T6′ to launch in Q3 as HTC One Max

Rumour: HTC ‘T6′ to launch in Q3 as HTC One Max

The rumoured ‘Phablet’ from HTC currently only known by its codename of the T6 has been named as the HTC One Max by an analyst in a note to investors. Alvin Kwock from J.P. Morgan in Hong Kong, spoke about a number of things but about the T6 he advised that ‘Many carriers are highly interested in the HTC One Max smartphone, as it is the only flagship model with a uni-body casing back-cover to be released in the second half of this year’. The rumoured specs that were reported recently by EVLeaks, were again reiterated although the CPU was[Read More...]

by 1:49 PM on June 6, 2013 3 comments Phones, Rumours
BlackBerry Messenger for Android rumoured to be released on June 27

BlackBerry Messenger for Android rumoured to be released on June 27

While I’ve personally never understood the appeal of BlackBerry phones, they’ve been a pretty big deal for a very long time, and a big part of that is BlackBerry Messenger. BBM is a very well-respected and reliable IM service developed by RIM for BlackBerry phones exclusively. Earlier this year, amid their spiral into irrelevance, BlackBerry announced that BBM would be available for iOS and Android later this year, and apparently it will become available as of June 27. On release, BBM for Android is expected to support BlackBerry Groups, voice note sharing, and multi-person chat, but will not support the[Read More...]

by 4:03 PM on June 5, 2013 3 comments Apps, Phones, Rumours
HTC to release two handsets – the One Mini and the Butterfly S – with Ultrapixel cameras?

HTC to release two handsets – the One Mini and the Butterfly S – with Ultrapixel cameras?

We’ve been hearing a lot about two rumoured HTC handsets – a lower-specced version of HTC’s One (previously known as the M4) for those who find the 4.7-inch One too large, and a larger variant with a 5-inch screen for those who find the 4.7-inch One too small. According to news from GSM Arena today, these two phones will be called the One Mini and the Butterfly S, respectively. These names make sense – the One Mini is exactly what is sounds like – a miniature version of the HTC One, and the Butterfly S is an upgraded version of[Read More...]

by 9:56 AM on June 5, 2013 8 comments Phones, Rumours
Web version of Google’s Play Store to receive updated UI within a few weeks

Web version of Google’s Play Store to receive updated UI within a few weeks

One of the many Google Play-related announcements at this year’s Google I/O conference was that the web-based Play Store would be receiving an updated design to match its mobile counterparts. Droid Life has published some images today that look very much like that updated Play Store, saying it’s being tested internally at Google and looks like it’ll roll out in the next few weeks. The design looks almost identical to the tablet UI for the Play Store, which makes sense since your computer screen is also a large, landscape display. It’s really nice to see a consistent design style emerging[Read More...]

by 1:23 PM on June 4, 2013 3 comments Google Play, Rumours
HTC set to release a 7″ tablet in September

HTC set to release a 7″ tablet in September

Remember the HTC Flyer? No, you’re not alone. It was the first venture into the 7″ tablet market that HTC made in May 2011. Probably too soon to market with a 7″ tablet, HTC is now trying the other end of the scale by releasing one way too late. Adding to the list of prayers to be answered, HTC are said to be getting ready to launch a 7″ Android tablet to compete with the likes of the iPad Mini and the amazing success story that is the Nexus 7. It is important to remember that this is yet to[Read More...]

by 4:05 PM on June 2, 2013 0 comments News, Rumours, Tablets
Is this the Sony Xperia Togari?

Is this the Sony Xperia Togari?

A picture of what could be the rumoured Sony Xperia Togari (or L4) has shown up on French Blog Nokia Day. The picture was originally posted to show the Nokia Lumia 1030, but Xperia Blog noticed it has also uncovered a large Sony device similar to the Xperia Z but with a different camera placement and what appears to be a larger screen. The Sony Xperia Togari will be Sony’s answer to the Galaxy Note range, with a rumoured 6.4″ display, Snapdragon 600 or 800 CPU, 13 megapixel camera using an Exymor RS sensor, as well as NFC and IR[Read More...]

by 3:45 PM on June 2, 2013 7 comments Phones, Rumours, Tablets