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Rumour: Next Nexus phone to be called Nexus X

Rumour: Next Nexus phone to be called Nexus X

Nexus release time means you have to carry a large grain of salt at all times, so with that in mind, here we go. Leaker @TKTechNews, famous for initially leaking the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, is reporting this morning that the upcoming Motorola Nexus phone will be called the Nexus X – model # XT1100. TK has provided the above screenshot from the website Fnac, an international entertainment retailer, which he’s using for proof of this assertion. A search of the Fnac website, brings up no results for Nexus X or XT1100 – meaning that the page was either pulled,[Read More...]

by 9:38 AM on August 25, 2014 13 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
HTC Nexus tablet certified by the WiFi Alliance

HTC Nexus tablet certified by the WiFi Alliance

The much rumoured HTC Nexus tablet – codenamed ‘Volantis’ or ‘Flounder’ – is very much anticipated after Google let the 1-year release window for their Nexus 7 line slide without any new announcements. The tablet has apparently quietly slipped through the WiFi Alliance – the certification body for WiFi capable devices – earlier this month. It’s an AOSP, Android L device, which is a great sign that this is indeed a Nexus device, with Google traditionally releasing a reference device for each new software platform. The listing, as you can see, also uses the fishy ‘Flounder’ code-name which Google traditionally[Read More...]

by 7:36 AM on August 23, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
Sony looking to expand their ‘Compact’ brand to tablets

Sony looking to expand their ‘Compact’ brand to tablets

With the upcoming IFA tech conference in Berlin looming in just a couple of weeks, the leaks will be coming thick and fast. The latest leak from Sony – who are apparently set to announce an Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact at the show – is that they are looking to expand the Compact branding to their Xperia tablets, with an Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. The leak comes courtesy of Sony themselves, in the form of support documentation for the Sony BSC10 Bluetooth speaker with charging dock. The support documentation for the dock includes a list of supported devices, which[Read More...]

by 10:23 AM on August 19, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
Google to launch YouTube based music service: YouTube Music Key

Google to launch YouTube based music service: YouTube Music Key

Rumours surrounding a YouTube based music service have been circulating for some time, but it appears that the service could be almost ready to launch. Android Police have released a report which outlines the service, as well as plans to rebrand Google Play Music All Access. The new YouTube service will be called YouTube Music Key, a streaming service which will offer similar features to Google Play Music All Access, it will contain access to 20 million ad-free, “high-quality” tracks which will be able to be streamed, or downloaded for offline playback, though despite being on YouTube, it will be[Read More...]

by 10:07 AM on August 19, 2014 6 comments Google Play, Google Services, Rumours
Rumour: First Android Silver device to be the Nexus ‘6’ released as Moto S on Verizon

Rumour: First Android Silver device to be the Nexus ‘6’ released as Moto S on Verizon

Android Silver has been rumoured since the middle of the year, apparently slated to be a higher end version of the Nexus program sold through carriers and retailers. The Android Silver program was apparently being headed up by former Google Chief Business Officer, Nikesh Arora who recently left for Softbank and was apparently stalled as of the last ‘update’ on Silver, but according to TK Tech News, the program may not be dead, with the first Android Silver device to be the so-called Nexus ‘Shamu’ from Motorola, released as the Moto S. TK Tech News, run by former NHL player,[Read More...]

by 6:29 PM on August 16, 2014 7 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Motorola Moto X+1 drops past GFXBench and shows off its front plate

Motorola Moto X+1 drops past GFXBench and shows off its front plate

With an expected announcement early next month, it’s not going to be too long till we see what Motorola has done with the follow up to the Moto X, and also to find out if that Moto X+1 name is going to stay. Even with this looming announcement, we’re still keen for any tidbits of information on the upcoming phone, and today we have two. Overnight, the Moto X+1 was found in the GFXBench benchmark results, showing under the model # XT1097. The listing is interesting, and raises some questions, mainly to do with the processor, which is listed as[Read More...]

by 10:40 AM on August 16, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Google looks to make Hangouts less rubbish in Chrome with Ultra Violet

Google looks to make Hangouts less rubbish in Chrome with Ultra Violet

One of the most promising aspects of Google’s Hangouts chat service is its ubiquity. A client for Hangouts is available on Android and iOS, inside your Gmail in a desktop browser and even as a Chrome extension to break it out of the Gmail window. It’s that last one in particular on which that today’s rumour centres, and it’s a welcome one. Google’s Chrome extension for Hangouts isn’t generally well-regarded – anecdotally, it often brings with it excessive resource utilisation, to say nothing of some questionable UI decisions. Florian Kiersch reports (in German) that Google is testing a new Chrome[Read More...]

by 10:14 AM on August 14, 2014 3 comments Chrome Extension, Rumours
HTC to release 64-bit Android phone

HTC to release 64-bit Android phone

HTC has been putting much effort into producing their lower-cost Desire range of phones, with an eye to staunching the financial down turn of previous years where they concentrated on the more premium end of the market. But the Desire range could be the first series of phones in which HTC introduce the latest Qualcomm 64-bit processor, with leaker @upleaks advising a new HTC phone will be coming soon with a Snapdragon 410 processor. The phone, pictured above, will be going to Sprint in the US, but that’s just one variant, it’s always possible, indeed likely, that it could see[Read More...]

by 3:15 AM on August 12, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: The Galaxy Note 4 appears on Camera

Rumour: The Galaxy Note 4 appears on Camera

Move over blurry-cam, the Galaxy Note 4 appears to have made an early appearance in clear images that GSM Arena received from an anonymous tipster a short time ago. Having had my hands on a Galaxy Note 3 earlier today; the images appear to have a slightly more square edge around the bezel of the phone, the sides appear to be metallic (continuing Samsung’s move away from the light, plastic feel) and sticking with the familiar Samsung home button. The back of the device in the images also appears to be sticking with the faux leather rear of the device[Read More...]

by 12:17 AM on August 12, 2014 11 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours
HTC to release a tablet called the T1 – possibly the Volantis/Flounder

HTC to release a tablet called the T1 – possibly the Volantis/Flounder

It never rains, but it pours, with no real news of the Nexus 9 (Volantis/Flounder) tablet for weeks and now two pieces of information in a day. Contender for the internet leaking crown, @upleaks, has released a few updates on a HTC T1 – which he believes to be the Nexus 9 – codenamed: Volantis/Flounder. @upleaks has released a number of tweets over the last couple of days, listing specs as well as proffering a release date of this month. The spec list reads very similar to what Android Police advised when they initially advised of the existence of the[Read More...]

by 9:48 PM on August 9, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
Moto X+1 drops past Geekbench with Snapdragon 801 processor

Moto X+1 drops past Geekbench with Snapdragon 801 processor

If a yearly cycle for models is the way that Motorola is playing it, then the Moto X+1 is due for an announcement later this month. If Motorola is to keep to that schedule then a near final version of Motorola’s new flagship phone is definitely ready for launch, and it seems someone may have just benchmarked it on Geekbench. The entry showed up with the model # XT1097 and garnered a Geekbench score of 998 (Single Core) and 2860 (Multi-Core). The hardware shown off in the result shows a device with a 2.46 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974 processor[Read More...]

by 9:35 AM on August 9, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
HTC Built Nexus 9 ‘Volantis/Flounder’ apparently certified in Korea

HTC Built Nexus 9 ‘Volantis/Flounder’ apparently certified in Korea

Since Google appears to have foregone releasing an update to the Nexus 7 line-up and rumours began to emerge of a HTC built Nexus 9 – codenamed Volantis/Flounder, the Android world has been waiting for more information. Since the rumoured release date for the tablet was around October/November, the expectations for more information has been low, but maybe, just maybe the Nexus 9 may have just surfaced briefly in Korea. The Korean equivalant to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Radio Research Agency (RRA), has just certified a tablet made by HTC, which also carries a model # associated[Read More...]

by 8:55 AM on August 9, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
Motorola Moto G2 shows up in GFXBench

Motorola Moto G2 shows up in GFXBench

After launching in November last year, the Motorola Moto G became the best selling phone for Motorola, so it’s only natural that Motorola is working on a successor, most likely due to launch around the same time as the original did last year. It seems that Motorola are pretty far along with testing the new phone with a new entry appearing in GFXBench claiming to be the Motorola Moto G2 – or at least the XT1063. The Moto G is listed under model # X1032, and if this entry is the Moto G2, then it will be the XT1063, but[Read More...]

by 10:12 AM on August 6, 2014 12 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours