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Samsung Galaxy Alpha announcement pushed back and specs show up in Antutu

Samsung Galaxy Alpha announcement pushed back and specs show up in Antutu

After an August 4th announcement date was put forward yesterday, All About Samsung have apparently received some new information about the both the phone and the upcoming announcement of the new Ḿetal Samsung Galaxy Alpha. All About Samsung has received word that the announcement date for the Galaxy Alpha, has been pushed back till the 13th of August. This puts the announcement closer to the rumoured announcement date of the Note 4, which if previous years are any guide, will be announced at IFA in Germany in early September, something SamMobile posited yesterday was something Samsung was hoping to avoid.[Read More...]

by 11:04 AM on August 1, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Samsung’s metal chassis Galaxy Alpha to launch August 4th

Samsung’s metal chassis Galaxy Alpha to launch August 4th

Samsung has made their name and gained a massive share of the Android phone market with an array of phones built with plastic. With the release last year of the metal bodied HTC One, the outcry for a metal Galaxy phone began to get louder and Samsung has apparently listened. SamMobiles is advising that Samsung is intending to launch the Galaxy Alpha on August 4th. The Galaxy Alpha is rumoured to be constructed of Metal, but exactly how much is up for debate. Whether it be a metal rear, or a metal chasis isn’t known, but if the rumour is[Read More...]

by 9:15 AM on July 31, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact shows up for Mr Blurrycam

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact shows up for Mr Blurrycam

After launching the Xperia Z1 Compact to the approval of many in the tech community, Sony strangely did not follow up with an Xperia Z2 Compact, but fans of phones with flagship specs in a smaller chasis can rest easy, because it appears the Xperia Z3 Compact is readying for a launch at the same time as the full Xperia Z3. Pics of the phone have again shown up to show off for the cameras. We’ve seen the front panel for the phone previously, and also some purported specs, which had the phone coming with a 4.5″ 720P display, 2.5GHz[Read More...]

by 8:46 AM on July 31, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Rumours
Production of a 5.9″ Motorola Nexus Phablet receives more ‘confirmations’

Production of a 5.9″ Motorola Nexus Phablet receives more ‘confirmations’

Over the weekend, news cropped up about a phablet sized, Motorola built Nexus that was in the works code-named Shamu. There was a little bit of evidence to back it up, including a reference to ‘Shamu’ in the Android L Preview issue tracker, now according to PayWalled site – The Information – at least three new sources have corroborated the existence of the Nexus phablet. According to ‘according to three people with knowledge of the matter’ the Nexus Phablet will definitely be coming – although really, nothing is certain till you can purchase it on Google Play. Sources have also[Read More...]

by 10:12 AM on July 29, 2014 9 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Sony Xperia Z3 takes a leak

Sony Xperia Z3 takes a leak

The rumoured update to the Sony Xperia Z line has received a bit more information today, with leaks published overnight by Evan Blass, of @evleaks: Sony Xperia Z3 (D6653): SD801 (2.4GHz x4), Adreno 330, 5.15" @ 1080p, 3GB/16GB, … – http://t.co/rR4bxzYKsn — @evleaks (@evleaks) July 23, 2014 These specs really aren’t much different to what’s in the existing product on-market, the Xperia Z2. So, what else do we know about the Xperia Z3? In truth? Not much. We know that it’s coming, and we know it’s likely specs, and it’ll likely be similar in format to the Xperia Z2 —[Read More...]

by 7:53 AM on July 24, 2014 3 comments News, Phones, Rumours
That thing you thought was an HTC Watch? It isn’t.

That thing you thought was an HTC Watch? It isn’t.

It seems the internet was in a bit of a flap over a recent video released by HTC, which showed a designer working on a 3D model of a watch. You can see this in freeze-frame, shown above. However, it’s time to let the excitement die down just a little. HTC has commented on the product of the rumour-mill, stating: “HTC encourages our design team to explore and tinker with new ideas and even models, as is the case with the watch some viewers noticed in our recent HTC Design video. It in no way indicates an actual product HTC[Read More...]

by 7:44 AM on July 24, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, News, Rumours
Alleged successor to the Moto G outed in the wild

Alleged successor to the Moto G outed in the wild

The successor to last years successful Moto G smartphone, which caused quite a stir at launch due to its low price, and excellent user experience, it was also named as Motorola’s most successful phone for Motorola since Google took over the company. It now seems Motorola is working on follow up to the Moto G, and thanks to the guys over at Mellando no Android, we’re getting the dirt on the specs as well as what the phone currently looks like. The phone, which will allegedly be officially launched as the Moto G2, with the model number XT 1068 (the[Read More...]

by 10:07 AM on July 22, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Sony Xperia Z3 leaks again – this time with a phone behind the front panel

Sony Xperia Z3 leaks again – this time with a phone behind the front panel

Sony is not one to rest on their laurels when it comes to building new phones. Working to what seeems a 6 month product life-cycle, they’re on track to release the Xperia Z3 at IFA in September and the phone is determined to see the light of day, first showing up as a mere front panel, it’s now out in the wild as a full phone. The phone is believed to be the Chinese version of the Xperia Z3 – model # L55t, which follows on from the L50t used for the Xperia Z2 – and has the same design[Read More...]

by 10:20 AM on July 12, 2014 9 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Nexus 8 spotted on shipping manifest entering India

Nexus 8 spotted on shipping manifest entering India

Google’s Nexus 7 (2013) is fast approaching the one year anniversary of its announcement, it’s currently out of stock on Google Play and we’re told that the tablet is marked as End-Of-Life in the inventory systems of some Australian retailers. So, what will replace the tablet? Talk at this stage has been around the Nexus 9, or Volantis as it’s been apparently code-named. But what if there’s another tablet in the works? A Nexus 8? That’s exactly what’s apparently just passed through Indian Import/Export tracking site Zauba. GSMArena spotted the listing for the ‘Nexus8 Prototype tablet’, which originated in the[Read More...]

by 9:16 PM on July 5, 2014 3 comments Rumours, Tablets
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact breaks cover – shows off some specs

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact breaks cover – shows off some specs

After showing up first as a mere front panel just two days ago, the Xperia Z3 Compact seems determined to make an early appearance to eager Sony fans around the world. The phone specs have apparently been leaked by Sony Xperia developer DooMLoRD. DooMLoRD has leaked a number of specs for the phone which is apparently carrying the D58XX model number. Specifications for the ‘Compact’ device include a 4.5″ 720p display, which will be powered by a 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC processor and 2GB of RAM. Just as the Xperia Z1 Compact carried a great camera, the Z3 Compact[Read More...]

by 9:16 PM on July 3, 2014 6 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Updated: No – Rumour: Is OnePlus about to announce a tablet?

Updated: No – Rumour: Is OnePlus about to announce a tablet?

Update: OnePlus has advised EvLeaks that there is no tablet in the works, advising : No tablet coming out – photo was photoshopped. – There you have it – Nothing to see here, move along folks. With the rollout of their debut phone the One well and truly underway, the question has to be asked ‘What’s next for OnePlus?’ and the answer may be a tablet. @EvLeaks has posted a rumour that the company is working on a tablet as a followup to what has to be one of the most talked about phone launches in a very long time.[Read More...]

by 6:27 AM on July 3, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Rumours
Rumour: Asus entering the Android Wear market at a low price

Rumour: Asus entering the Android Wear market at a low price

We now know that LG, Samsung and Motorola are all making Android Wear smart watches, and they all seem to be priced at around the $250 mark. Not to be left out, Asus is now rumoured to be producing an Android Wear watch as well, with a more wallet-friendly price between $99 and $150. The rumour, reported by TechCrunch, has Asus’s watch sporting an AMOLED display like Samsung’s Gear Live, and aiming for a release window of September. That release window is interesting – Asus apparently didn’t want to rush the release of their first Android Wear offering, while LG[Read More...]

by 8:15 AM on June 30, 2014 5 comments News, Rumours
Rumour: Android One to be powered by MediaTek

Rumour: Android One to be powered by MediaTek

DIGITIMES has reported that Google has chosen Taiwan-based MediaTek as the strategic solution partner for the development of the Android One platform. This will enable handset makers to build low-cost smartphones targeting almost one billion potential users in emerging markets, according to sources in Taiwan’s handset supply chain. Under the Android One initiative, Google will offer a set of hardware and software guidelines, as well as reference design platforms, for device makers to build affordable smartphones more easily and faster. According to the sources, Google has been in talks with MediaTek in relation to Android One for the past six[Read More...]

by 9:14 AM on June 28, 2014 3 comments Phones, Rumours