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
Rumour: Google Glass to launch internationally at Google I/O

Rumour: Google Glass to launch internationally at Google I/O

Google Glass is rumoured to launch internationally at Google I/O 2014. Since the release of Google Glass some 14 months ago it has gone through various stages from early developer access right through to opening up the purchase of Glass directly from Google without the need for an invite. To be eligible to purchase Glass you have had to be a US resident, be at least 18 years old and have a spare $1500 USD lying around. However, the above criteria may be about to change with a rumoured launch internationally at Google I/O this year. Phandroid reports: According to[Read More...]

by 7:42 AM on June 13, 2014 2 comments Glass, Rumours
Google to release Nearby – a feature to notify you when people, places and things are near

Google to release Nearby – a feature to notify you when people, places and things are near

Google is apparently looking at releasing a new feature for Android which will notify you when people, places and things are, well, nearby. Android Police who announced the rumoured feature, have seen glimpses of what they think is the underlying code for Nearby, in Google Search code over the past few months. The main hint towards the Nearby feature in the code is the existence of a ‘remind me when I’m with this person’ option. But it doesn’t appear to be fully fleshed out yet. Their theory at this stage is that the location aware feature has been brought about[Read More...]

by 4:23 PM on June 7, 2014 2 comments Google Services, Rumours
Amazon announcing a new device on June 18th

Amazon announcing a new device on June 18th

The long rumoured Amazon Kindle Smatphone could be about to finally be announced. At least according to a tweet sent out from the official Amazon twitter account on Thursday. The tweet which invites people to join Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in Seattle on the 18th of June is extended to not just media, but the general public by means of an invite system in place on the Amazon website. Join Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos for our launch event. June 18th, Seattle. Request an invite http://t.co/jp1NWs7NQS https://t.co/9EleMgTefa — Amazon (@amazon) June 4, 2014 The Amazon smartphone rumour has been circulating for[Read More...]

by 12:12 AM on June 7, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones, 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