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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 33 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
Galaxy Note 4 apparently confirmed with 5.7″ QHD display

Galaxy Note 4 apparently confirmed with 5.7″ QHD display

Even though the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 isn’t expected to launch until the IFA conference in Germany in September, specs for the Phablet have apparently been outed by a listing on Indian import site Zauba which includes the model #, which led to the discover of the User Agent Profile (UAProf) on the Samsung Mobile website. Zauba listed a phone with model # SM-N910A, which would be the natural model # progression from last years Galaxy Note 3’s SM-N900 model #. The listing further lists the SM-N910A with a 5.7″ screen. A look through the UAProf site on Samsung Mobile[Read More...]

by 6:39 AM on June 16, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
New video shows off the Moto X+1 includes specs

New video shows off the Moto X+1 includes specs

Leak site ‘TKTechNews’ who gave us our first looks a the Galaxy S5 Active – which has so far only become available in the US – has released a video talking about specs of, as well as the above picture, which he says is of the upcoming Moto X+1. Along with picture of the bottom half of the phone, he says he will release further pics on his Instagram feed, later ‘today’. He lists his source for the information as someone ‘at Motorola’ who has given him the photo, as well as a release date of ‘late August’. Specs on[Read More...]

by 10:37 PM on June 15, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Samsung Galaxy F shows up in ‘perfect golden’

Samsung Galaxy F shows up in ‘perfect golden’

The premium Samsung Galaxy F is rumoured to be launching sometime in September, with premium specifications designed to bring it into line with other phones launching in the market. And EvLeaks has just shown us the above render of the phone in ‘Perfect Golden’ colouring. The render of the Galaxy F also points to a September release, with a September 12th date on the screen. With IFA in Germany, where Samsung traditionally launches their Galaxy Note series phones, running from the 5th to the 10th, it seems there could be ‘just one more thing’ from Samsung just after the event.[Read More...]

by 6:48 PM on June 14, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Samsung to reveal Galaxy Note 4 with curved screen and Gear Glass at IFA 2014

Rumour: Samsung to reveal Galaxy Note 4 with curved screen and Gear Glass at IFA 2014

September is the time of year when the international press gather in Berlin for IFA. It’s where Samsung has released their Note series phones and this year looks to be no different, with Samsung rumoured to launch the Note 4, but it won’t be alone, with Samsung rumoured to also be launching their Google Glass competitor – Gear Glass. What is interesting this year is that an unnamed Samsung executive has advised that Samsung will announce two versions of the Galaxy Note 4. Not only will they have different processors this time, but they will also differ visually. The unnamed[Read More...]

by 4:12 PM on June 14, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, News, Rumours
Samsung Galaxy F ‘Prime’ pictured next to a Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy F ‘Prime’ pictured next to a Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy F or Prime rumours have heated up again overnight with PhoneArena posting the above picture of what they’ve been tipped is the Galaxy F posing next to a now downmarket looking Galaxy S5. The phone looks to be physically about the same size as the current Galaxy flagship, but the rumoured specs of the Galaxy F could see it knock the Galaxy S series off the premium pedestal. The phone is rumoured to be launching later this year, possibly in September, with a 5.3″, QHD 2560×1440 resolution display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and[Read More...]

by 8:43 AM on June 13, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Motorola Moto 360 to launch at £199 in the UK according to online retailer

Motorola Moto 360 to launch at £199 in the UK according to online retailer

Since the announcement of both Android Wear and the very first hardware to go along with the platform, from LG and Motorola, the scramble for specs, pricing and release dates has been on. We first learned of a rumoured July launch date and UK pricing as well as specs for the LG G Watch on Wednesday, and this morning online retailer MobileFun has announced the UK pricing for the Moto 360. While it’s a little premature, considering Motorola hasn’t even announced much to do with the watch, let alone pricing, it is fairly common for retailers to be in on[Read More...]

by 7:59 AM on June 13, 2014 1 comment Rumours, Smartwatch