Rumours

Nexus 8 specs and pictures purportedly leaked

Nexus 8 specs and pictures purportedly leaked

The Nexus 8 has apparently been leaked, at least according to Chinese site MyDrivers, who have posted the photos below of the Nexus 8 inside a protective shell. The shells of course are now common place for large manufacturers, such as HTC who are rumoured to be building the Nexus 8, to test out the internals of products in the real world without allowing the final design to be seen. Hardware wise, the tablet is rumoured to be running a 64-bit processor with 3GB of RAM, but whether it’s a Qualcomm 64-bit processor or an Intel Moorefield 64-bit chip is[Read More...]

by 4:55 PM on June 6, 2014 5 comments Rumours, Tablets
Is there a Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition in the works?

Is there a Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition in the works?

Today sees renewed rumourmongering and speculation about the possible existence of a Google Play Edition of Samsung‘s 2014 flagship phone, the Galaxy S5. The speculation all points back to TK Tech News, which claims its editor met with a Samsung “source” who showed them the phone. What we’ve actually got, as you can see above, appears to be a screenshot of an extremely blurry photo showing a Galaxy S5 with the simple black “Google” bootup screen commonly seen on Nexus and Google Play Edition devices. This could be easily faked – the phone could have just been showing a photo[Read More...]

by 1:13 PM on June 5, 2014 2 comments Google Play, Phones, Rumours
Samsung “Galaxy F” images leaked online

Samsung “Galaxy F” images leaked online

The leaky sieve that is Samsung‘s upcoming release list has drip-fed us some new information again – this time, an image of the Samsung Galaxy F. The Galaxy F designation has been rumoured since January to be a “super premium” line of devices using metal construction and higher internal specifications than the company’s current flagbearer, the Galaxy S5. The image above – leaked online by evleaks – shows what appears to be a Galaxy S-inspired chassis with a brushed aluminium finish which looks great (in my opinion at least). We don’t really know much more about the product, but this[Read More...]

by 12:31 PM on June 5, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, 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