Rumours

Report: Android TV to launch as a platform rather than product at Google I/O

Report: Android TV to launch as a platform rather than product at Google I/O

GoogleTV, Nexus Q, Chromecast – Android TV, this could be the product succession of Google’s attempts at gaining entry to the lucrative loungeroom market according to a new report from GigaOM. The report says that Google is looking to launch a rumoured Android TV, not as a device, but as a platform for TV and set-top box makers, which will focus on online video streaming services and gaming. According to GigaOm, the core underpinings of Android TV will be something called ‘Pano’. Pano will be the key to a ‘simple’ design which will allow Android TV to surface content from[Read More...]

by 10:35 PM on May 31, 2014 1 comment News, Rumours
Samsung accidentally publishes and outs Galaxy Tab S 10.5 support pages

Samsung accidentally publishes and outs Galaxy Tab S 10.5 support pages

Samsung’s yet to be officially named and released tablet, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5, has recently been spotted passing through the FCC however the tablet’s support pages have been published on two of Samsung’s worldwide websites. The websites for both Venezuela and Spain have the yet to be announced tablet listed under the code SM-T800. Unfortunately the websites don’t give any further details about the tablet or if the tablet will indeed be available in various regions around the world, including Australia. However thanks to various leaks and the FCC filing, we can state that the SM-T805 variant of the Samsung[Read More...]

by 7:56 AM on May 30, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, News, Rumours, Tablets
HTC planning not one, but two higher specced phones for release later this year.

HTC planning not one, but two higher specced phones for release later this year.

The appearance of a render of the HTC M8 ‘Prime’ certainly lit a fire under rumours that HTC were working on a more premium version of their already quite high-end 2014 flagship, the HTC One M8. A new rumour that has surfaced today originating from 9to5Google says that HTC is working on not a single premium ‘Prime’ phone, but two, a ‘Plus’ and an ‘Advance. The existence of two phone models from rival manufacturers with premium features and a ‘Prime’ model name, was always suspicious, so a ‘Plus’ and ‘Advance’ seems more in-line with reality. The ‘Plus’ model will be[Read More...]

by 9:33 PM on May 29, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours
Successor to the Moto X possibly seen in the wild dressed up in an ugly box

Successor to the Moto X possibly seen in the wild dressed up in an ugly box

It’s been known since Motorola themselves announced it during a Q&A session at Mobile World Congress, that a successor to the Moto X would be coming ‘This Summer’, and now it may have been seen out in the wild. Clearly a larger sized phone than the Moto X, and hiding in plain sight in a dummy box, the phone is apparently rocking a 5″+ screen according to the person who supplied the blurry cam shot below of a phone spotted in the Chicago subway. Manufacturers, as well as carriers regularly test out new models internals in the field in these[Read More...]

by 6:50 PM on May 29, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Chromecast to be available from JB HiFi

Rumour: Chromecast to be available from JB HiFi

On Friday last week, we had the scoop on Australian stocks of Chromecast arriving in Dick Smith stores nation-wide, after a few tips received from Ausdroid fans. The rumour has been that Google will be selling Chromecasts in Australia from May 28, shown off in an accidentally published product page on the Dick Smith Electronics online shop. While Dick Smith took the ordering page offline pretty quickly (and cancelled pre-orders that had been placed), the rumour refused to die, and we’ve since seen photos of stock arriving in Dick Smith Stores. Well, it isn’t just DSE that will be selling[Read More...]

by 10:27 AM on May 27, 2014 11 comments Chromecast, Rumours
HTC One Ace leaks again – June 3rd launch with 13MP camera

HTC One Ace leaks again – June 3rd launch with 13MP camera

A cheaper, plastic HTC One M8? That’s the story of the HTC One Ace, which is running the rounds at the moment as the next big thing to come out of HTC. The HTC One M8, has a lovely design, but with a premium aluminium unibody, the price does tend to start climbing so the rumoured announcement of a cheaper and slightly less premium model appeals to a lot of people. Chinese site ifanr has come through with the latest leak and render of the phone, which they say will be announced on the 3rd of June. Specs of the[Read More...]

by 10:04 AM on May 27, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Updated Gmail interface shown off in photo leaks

Updated Gmail interface shown off in photo leaks

Just the other day we saw Google+ receiving an update, after earlier rumours that were (fairly) accurate about how the update would look. Now, it looks like it’s Gmail’s turn to get a revamped interface, if some leaks from Yoel Kaseb on Google+ are to be believed. Yoel, who’s Google+ profile states he works for Samsung in Argentina, is quite possibly a reasonable source of accurate information, as he previously posted some information about how Google+ was updated, and he was fairly spot on. Without further ado, here are the leaked photos: As you can see from these photos, there[Read More...]

by 10:20 AM on May 24, 2014 1 comment Apps, Rumours
Plastic HTC M8 Ace render and specs start to show up

Plastic HTC M8 Ace render and specs start to show up

With all the talk recently of a HTC M8 Prime floating around, it seems HTC isn’t willing to sink all their eggs into one basket, with speculation surrounding an all plastic version of the HTC One M8, called the M8 Ace starting to circulate. The above render appeared on Chinese site ifanr, and shows off a much clearer version of the phone, which was first hinted at by @EvLeaks back in April. Alongside the red render, @EvLeaks has proven yet again why he’s considered the best in the leaking business, by showing off another render of the M8 Ace this[Read More...]

by 8:36 AM on May 23, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to feature 5.7 inch 2560 x 1440 display

Rumour: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to feature 5.7 inch 2560 x 1440 display

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is about to have its first birthday which means an update is probably just around the corner. If GSMArena’s sources are reliable, the rumoured Note 4 will feature a 5.7-inch, 2560 x 1440 display which matches the resolution of the rumoured Galaxy S5 Prime. Since the original Galaxy Note smartphone was released, Samsung has been increasing the display size by 0.2 inches (5.08mm) each time. If the rumour is correct then Samsung may now have settled on a 5.7 inch screen for their large smartphone line. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may also be water[Read More...]

by 8:54 PM on May 21, 2014 2 comments Phones, Rumours
Report: Google looking to purchase Twitch

Report: Google looking to purchase Twitch

Reports are coming out from the Wall Street Journal and Variety that Google is looking to acquire live video-streaming service Twitch, and integrate it with its YouTube service. The reports, which seem to come from two sources close to the talks between both companies, indicate that the discussions are still in their early stages and nothing is yet concrete about the deal. However, they seem to indicate the Google is looking to integrate the Twitch platform and its huge monthly traffic, recently put at close to 45 million, with its video streaming service YouTube. YouTube Live lags behind Twitch’s monthly[Read More...]

by 10:24 PM on May 19, 2014 1 comment News, Rumours
Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime purportedly shown off

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime purportedly shown off

Pictures claiming to be of the rumoured Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime in the wild have cropped up over the weekend. The pictures show off the phones design which appears to be similar to that of the current Galaxy S5, but with a metallic band surrounding the phone. The hardware is rumoured to include a fairly significant upgrade, including a 5.2″ 2560×1440 QHD screen, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM and an Adreno 420 GPU. Currently, the Galaxy S5 Prime – the SM-G906 – is said to be launching in the same colours as the Galaxy S5 – Black,[Read More...]

by 11:28 AM on May 19, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Samsung set to announce the Galaxy S5 Prime in June for US$880 (AUD$938.83)

Samsung set to announce the Galaxy S5 Prime in June for US$880 (AUD$938.83)

Earlier this week we reported that Samsung was rumoured to be launching the Galaxy S5 Prime in Korea in five different colours, well it seems the rumours are true according to a post from The Droid Guy (TDG). According to The Droid Guy, a source close to the Korean company revealed to a South Korean publication, Naver, that Samsung’s first QHD smartphone – the Galaxy S5 Prime G906S – will debut as early as the middle to late next month (being June). The Source has gone on further stating that the unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime will[Read More...]

by 3:00 PM on May 17, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Galaxy S5 Prime to launch in Korea in five different colours

Galaxy S5 Prime to launch in Korea in five different colours

The rumoured Galaxy S5 Prime, model # SM-G906 is headed to Korea, according to EvLeaks. The handset, which is rumoured to be launching in June is said to improve on the recently launched Galaxy S5 hardware by introducing a higher resolution screen. The Galaxy S5 Prime, will launch in Black, White, Gold, Blue, and Sweet Pink – similar to what has launched in South Korea with the existing Galaxy S5. The handset is rumoured to launch with a QHD 2560×1440 resolution screen which improves on the FullHD 1080P on the Galaxy S5. Also rumoured for the phone is a metallic[Read More...]

by 5:54 AM on May 16, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours