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
Samsung Gear Live Android Wear smartwatch specs surface

Samsung Gear Live Android Wear smartwatch specs surface

It wasn’t long ago now that we saw rumours that Samsung would jump on board the Android Wear platform. Well, it seems that rumour is gathering a fair bit of momentum. Samsung is rumoured to be launching a product called ‘Samsung Gear Live’, with the wraps being taken off tomorrow morning at Google I/O 2014. Not only do we have a name, but we’ve even got some specs! Somewhat similar to a Samsung Gear 2 Neo, the specs include a 1.63″ screen, which is similar in size to LG’s G Watch, however the resolution is higher at 320×320 (compared to[Read More...]

by 5:19 PM on June 25, 2014 2 comments Android Wear, News, Rumours
Screenshots of a version of Android that could be an ‘L’ version leak through Chromium Issue Tracker

Screenshots of a version of Android that could be an ‘L’ version leak through Chromium Issue Tracker

A new version of Android with a name beginning with ‘L’ is definitely on the way, the new version, which includes an API Level tentatively, at this stage, named level ‘L’ was recently merged to the Android Open Source Project main branch. Now reddit user Doopl has found screenshots which feature a telling ‘L’ in the status bar of an issue logged on the Chromium Issue Tracker. As you can see the screenshot shows a slightly different login dialog box for Chrome than we’re used to in Android 4.4. It also shows some interesting new changes to the notification bar.[Read More...]

by 5:07 PM on June 24, 2014 9 comments OS Update, Rumours
Google might be bringing a native, unified help interface to its apps

Google might be bringing a native, unified help interface to its apps

Android Police is reporting that Google is looking to revamp its in-app help offering, by actually moving it to within the app. Most Google apps currently link out to a page on support.google.com to provide users with assistance. It can be confusing for users to be removed from their app and sent to Chrome (or whatever browser is installed) to receive help. It seems that Google is now looking to provide help within the context of the app, with the discovery of several strings in updates to the YouTube and Wallet apps seemingly pointing at replicating functionality that’s currently provided[Read More...]

by 10:50 AM on June 22, 2014 0 comments News, Rumours
Rumour: Is this the next Nexus tablet?

Rumour: Is this the next Nexus tablet?

According to Android Police, this is HTC’s Nine inch Nexus tablet, the Volantis. With talk of Android Silver rumors and LG’s Ken Hong stating that the manufacturer doesn’t have a Nexus phone in the cards, the future of the Nexus line is uncertain. There’s no confirmation yet on whether a new Nexus phone exists, but there is information on HTC’s Volantis (or Flounder), an 8.9″ Nexus tablet. The information indicates the possible  specifications, features, and pricing, as well as an early look at the form factor, although the images may not be final renderings of the device. The tablet is internally referred to as the Nexus 9, though this[Read More...]

by 8:50 AM on June 22, 2014 10 comments Manufacturer, News, Rumours, Tablets
Rumor: Source says Nexus 6 is in the works with a 5.5-inch screen

Rumor: Source says Nexus 6 is in the works with a 5.5-inch screen

The dispute surrounding whether Google will this year release another Nexus phone this year has apparently been resolved. A source within Google who is close to the project has advised Ausdroid that Google are indeed looking to release a new phone in the Nexus line later this year. The source advised that a new Nexus phone is definitely in the works, with the big feature of the new Nexus phone tipped to be a very LG G3 sized 5.5″ screen. While the screen size matches, no mention was made of whether the resolution of the panel would be equal to[Read More...]

by 12:37 PM on June 21, 2014 32 comments Rumours
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 shows up in AnTuTu

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 shows up in AnTuTu

Samsung’s scattershot approach to releasing phones in multiple sizes and configurations, certainly came up a winner with their Galaxy Note series of phones and this September at IFA in Germany, we expect to see the fourth iteration. Overnight, it appears that the Note 4 has shown up in Antutu bringing two configurations There’s two variants which have shown up, SM-N910S and SM-N910C, with the difference between the two being in the processor. The SM-N910S will be the Qualcomm variant, most likely destined for the international market, which includes a Snapdragon 805 and Adreno 420 GPU. The SM-N910C will be the[Read More...]

by 10:17 AM on June 21, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
LG executive says the company’s not making the Nexus 6 – sound familiar?

LG executive says the company’s not making the Nexus 6 – sound familiar?

According to an interview with Netherlands-based Draad-Breuk, LG‘s Global Communications Director Ken Hong says his company is not making the rumoured (and anticipated) Nexus 6. Reportedly, Hong joked that he must have been passed-by or ignored when the Nexus 6 news went around the LG office – either that, or LG isn’t making the Nexus 6. Hong’s comments also imply that LG might not be too upset at the situation, stating that Nexus manufacturers earn credibility but don’t necessarily make a lot of money out of the deal. It’s all a bit secondhand, you see – Google Translate hasn’t done[Read More...]

by 10:34 PM on June 18, 2014 7 comments Rumours