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Samsung Galaxy Note III UAPROF pops up on Samsung’s website, confirms 1080p display

Samsung Galaxy Note III UAPROF pops up on Samsung’s website, confirms 1080p display

What you’re looking at above is the official UAPROF (User Agent Profile) for the Samsung Galaxy Note III. A UAPROF is used by content providers on the web to create content suitable to that device. So in the UAPROF for the Galaxy Note III we find that it will indeed have a 1920 x 1080p display. As for the size of the display, it’s rumoured to be around 5.7-inches. Other rumoured specs include Android 4.2.2, a 13MP camera, 3GB of RAM, thickness below that of the Galaxy S4 (7.4mm), a sizeable battery, and a quad or octa core CPU depending[Read More...]

by 7:00 AM on July 10, 2013 0 comments Phones, Rumours
Motorola X-Phone to Feature “Clear Pixel” Camera Technology

Motorola X-Phone to Feature “Clear Pixel” Camera Technology

While the Motorola X Phone still remains a phone known only by rumours, speculation and innuendo, just when you thought every single specification had been covered by the rumours another new one arrives.  This one involves the camera the X-Phone is said to be sporting.  Taylor Wimberly of Android And Me fame has made a statement on Google+  that “Moto X will feature a Clear Pixel Camera with gesture controls.” The X-Phone is rumoured to have a 10MP camera which many of us thought is be strange considering most manufacturers have gone from 8MP to 13MP cameras, with nothing in[Read More...]

by 10:38 AM on July 9, 2013 6 comments News, Rumours
HTC One with Android 4.3 gets Bluetooth certification

HTC One with Android 4.3 gets Bluetooth certification

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) are the body who oversee Bluetooth developments and issue licences and certifications, and an interesting certification was granted over the weekend – Bluetooth 4.0 for design model number PN071xx_Android 4.3_G. What that string of letters and numbers means is that the HTC One (model number PN071), likely the Google Play Edition (the ‘_G’), has been certified as Bluetooth 4.0 compatible. Like the Nexus devices, the Google Play Editions of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and the HTC One are expected to be first devices to receive updates to the next version of Android once[Read More...]

by 9:39 PM on July 8, 2013 1 comment Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Galaxy Note 3 will feature 3GB of RAM

Rumour: Galaxy Note 3 will feature 3GB of RAM

A Korean news outlet is reporting that Samsung’s next big phone, the Galaxy Note 3, will feature 3 GB of RAM. If true, this would be a first for mobile phones, with most previous high-end devices featuring 2 GB. Other rumours suggest that the phone will feature a massive 1080p 5.99″ display, a 13MP camera, and be powered by either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip or Samsung’s in-house Exynos 5 Octa processor. Samsung will reportedly use different processors for different markets, so it is unclear which chip would be used for the Australian version. Reports about another upcoming device, the[Read More...]

by 5:42 PM on July 4, 2013 9 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Motorola’s upcoming Moto X will supposedly allow you to design it yourself

Motorola’s upcoming Moto X will supposedly allow you to design it yourself

Motorola’s upcoming Moto X just got a little more interesting, According to this ad leaked to The Verge, Motorola’s new device will be as unique as you are when it launches as it will allow for you design it yourself. It’s unclear how far that concept will go in terms of what you can alter when ordering the device. The more reasonable options would be colours and patterns, as well as changing some of the hardware depending on what you’re after as an enthusiast. According to some rumours on the internet, the Moto X could be announced in just a[Read More...]

by 10:50 AM on July 3, 2013 10 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Is Google readying to launch Play Store Gift Cards in Australia?

Is Google readying to launch Play Store Gift Cards in Australia?

Back in March, we noted that Google was just about to announce Google Play Gift Cards for the UK market, and then they did. Well, in the last 24 hours, we’ve seen some tips indicating that such a launch might not be far off for Australia, and let’s say this — we’re rather excited. Let’s run down what we know. Until this morning, the link known for redeeming gift cards (https://wallet.google.com/s/w/0/?hl=en&pli=1&page=redeemGiftCard#redeemGiftCard:) was not active when accessed from Australia; it simply returned an error message. Today, however, it presents a vastly different result: This is the first indicator we’ve seen that[Read More...]

by 3:36 PM on July 2, 2013 15 comments Google Play, News, Rumours
Rumour:The Nexus 7 MkII Should Be Here….Today?

Rumour:The Nexus 7 MkII Should Be Here….Today?

It’s now been a full year since the Nexus 7 was announced and Google began taking orders via Google Play.  While it has served many of us admirably some feel that it has become apparent that with the release of other 7 and 8″ tablets a successor is required for it to maintain the top of the heap of the compact Android tablet pile. We have reported on various leaks and hints of a new version being available soon but there is still no definite word of a release from either Google or Asus, nor any other tablet manufacturer. An expected announcement at Google[Read More...]

by 8:56 PM on July 1, 2013 11 comments News, Rumours, Tablets
Sony Xperia Honami images leaked

Sony Xperia Honami images leaked

Photos of a supposed new Sony device have emerged today, rumoured to be the Sony Xperia Honami. Much of the discussion about this device seems to revolve around the camera, which is rumoured to feature a whopping a 1/1.6″ sensor with 20MP resolution. The images appear to show a single LED flash as well as a larger xenon flash. There’s microSD and microSIM slots, and a dedicated camera key on the side of phone, which emphasises the Honami’s focus on the camera. The phone is also rumoured to feature a 5-inch 1080p screen and a Snapdgragon 800 chipset. It’s worth[Read More...]

by 12:20 PM on June 29, 2013 3 comments News, Rumours
New Android based Smartwatch, Games Console and updated Nexus Q incoming?

New Android based Smartwatch, Games Console and updated Nexus Q incoming?

According to an article from the Wall Street Journal, Google is cooking up some more Android based devices. The article claims that Google is working on a Smartwatch, Games Console as well as a followup to the shelved Nexus Q. With Google leading the charge on wearable computing with Glass, there has been a renewed interest in other wearable technology. Smartwatches in particular are receiving attention from companies like LG, Samsung, Microsoft, Apple and even Qualcomm are apparently looking into a Smartwatch. The Smartwatch running Android rumour has popped up recently and was then re-inforced when Google filed a Smartwatch[Read More...]

by 9:40 AM on June 28, 2013 4 comments Accessories, Rumours, Smartwatch
Did the pictures of the Optimus G2 just leak

Did the pictures of the Optimus G2 just leak

The case for an August 7th launch of the Optimus G2 has just gotten a little stronger, with photos released by EVLeaks showing what appears to be some sort of briefing for the phone. The images appear to be a hero shot as well as some photos of a video of the phone in use. Inspecting the shots show what could be a volume rocker, confirming rumours that the phone would include buttons on the back. The shots are fairly blurry, so it’s not 100% clear what it actually is and it could possibly be a fingerprint scanner, reminiscent of[Read More...]

by 11:02 AM on June 26, 2013 6 comments Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Sony to announce Xperia C

Rumour: Sony to announce Xperia C

We’ve already heard about Sony’s plans to launch a new smartwatch when Mobile Asia Expo 2013 kicks off in Shanghai later today, and now it looks like they could have more announcements up their sleeve. Rumours are circulating that the Sony Xperia C will be announced this week. Details as still scarce but the device will reportedly be 8.8mm in thickness and will feature 5-inch qHD (540 x 960) display, 1.2GHz quad-core chipset, 1GB RAM, 4GB of internal storage with microSD support, 8MP Exmor R camera and will run Android 4.2.2. The Xperia C will reportedly be launched in China[Read More...]

by 1:41 PM on June 25, 2013 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours
New Samsung joint venture could see plastic phones replaced with carbon-fiber

New Samsung joint venture could see plastic phones replaced with carbon-fiber

A subsidiary company of Samsung, Samsung Petrochemical, has signed a joint venture deal with SGL Group in order to “develop new industrial and electronic applications with carbon composite materials for Samsung and the Korean market”. Samsung Petrochemical makes a whole host of consumer products from a range of chemicals, with an emphasis on plastics and solvents. With this new venture, however, we could see carbon-fiber make its way to mobile devices. There’s no word from Samsung of this actually happening, but a smartphone with some well designed carbon-fiber — think Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 kinda style on a smartphone — would[Read More...]

by 11:44 AM on June 25, 2013 3 comments News, Phones, 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