Rumours

Galaxy S5 Mini specs purportedly leaked

Galaxy S5 Mini specs purportedly leaked

After a UserAgent Profile(UAProf) for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini was supposedly spotted last month. There wasn’t much included except for CPU Speed and the resolution of screen, now SAMMobile are reporting they have some more specs for the SM-G800. For a start the phone will come with a 4.5″ 720×1280 resolution Super AMOLED display, very much an improvement over the disappointing qHD resolution of last years Galaxy S4 Mini. The type of processor still hasn’t been named but is rumoured to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad-Core, and if the UAProf for the SM-G800 is to be believed this[Read More...]

by 10:05 AM on April 3, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Rumours
Google testing new Gmail app

Google testing new Gmail app

It looks like Google are testing a new Gmail app for Android and from what I can tell there are some nice changes heading our way. As with most Google updates these days this one is bringing with it a new user interface which includes a coloured Action Bar as seen on several of Google’s other apps including the recently updated Google Keep. It’s not just about the interface though with a few useful features added into the mix as well. There are a few new tabs including Travel, Purchases and Finance. Depending on how you work, these new tabs[Read More...]

by 8:48 AM on April 3, 2014 2 comments Apps, News, Rumours
Google set to improve camera app

Google set to improve camera app

Google have been talking about cameras on smartphones for a while now and back in February 2013 Vic Gundotra had this to say about the Nexus range We are committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras I think most of us will agree that the Nexus 5 doesn’t have the best smartphone camera out there, but it was an improvement over their previous offerings. The next step for Google looks to be an improved camera app and they may even release it into the Play Store. This all make a lot of sense to me and would continue with[Read More...]

by 10:32 AM on April 2, 2014 7 comments Camera, News, Rumours
Possible list of Android 4.4.3 changes leaked

Possible list of Android 4.4.3 changes leaked

As Android enthusiasts, we often start wondering what changes will arrive in the next version of the OS once the current version is released. While Android 4.4.2 has been around for a while, a number of bugs remain, leaving us to wonder when the next version would arrive and hoping it would fix each little annoyance. Now, it seems that the release of Android 4.4.3 is imminent. The folks at the Chromium bug tracker noticed a build KTU83. Decoding this as per other Android build numbers reveals that the K represents KtiKat, the T Testing, and the 83 is the[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on March 31, 2014 4 comments News, OS Update, Rumours
Image of Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1

Image of Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1

As the year rolls by, with the manufacturers having now dropped their flagship devices on us, the roll continues on to the secondary devices. Some tablets and accessories will launch to no fanfare, whereas others receive a little attention but not so much. Evleaks are a consistent and pretty reliable source for images of upcoming devices and today they’ve got their hands on renders of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (White) https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/449977255045771265 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (Black) https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/450002404939816960/ Both devices “fit” in the Samsung mould for tablets, they look pretty good and will no doubt be[Read More...]

by 2:00 PM on March 30, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Rumours, Tablets
Rumour: OK Google, what bills are due?

Rumour: OK Google, what bills are due?

Ahh Google Now, how I love the; let me count the ways. Android Police have a cracker of a rumour that there’s a reasonable amount of evidence to support. Google now will soon(ish) have cards in place to remind you to pay your bills. Everything from your power bill, the dreaded credit card, mobile phone as a starting point. These days with most large companies offering API interfaces into billing systems (even if it’s read only) there’s a seemingly endless list of possibilities here. At this time, the evidence in the APK teardown conducted by AP suggests that it’s a[Read More...]

by 11:42 AM on March 30, 2014 0 comments Apps, News, Rumours
All New HTC One Mini (M8) in the works – outed by Swedish telco

All New HTC One Mini (M8) in the works – outed by Swedish telco

HTC has only just launched their flagship for 2014 – the All New HTC One (M8) but already thoughts are turning to other phones along the lines of the original HTC One which saw a Mini and Max version released throughout 2013, and it seems a Swedish telco has outed the existence of the mini at least on a list of phones compatible with HD Voice. The original One, One Mini and One Max are listed as well, just to allay any fears of confusion : According to Droid-Life, the specs are expected to be along the lines of a[Read More...]

by 12:22 PM on March 28, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Google reportedly working on ‘Business Features’ into Android

Google reportedly working on ‘Business Features’ into Android

Google hasn’t had the greatest of relationship with the corporate and business world with Android, with many executives still either holding onto their Blackberries or maintaining that Apple can best serve their needs, but according to a report from Paywalled site – TheInformation, Google is apparently looking to move Android more into the business world. Head of the Google Chrome and Android teams, Sundar Pichai, is apparently leading the charge on the new features which will include ‘APIs, enterprise apps, data encryption, and more’. The added encryption will apparently include hooks in APIs for bio-metrics(fingerprint scanners) as well as for[Read More...]

by 8:30 AM on March 27, 2014 1 comment Rumours
Rumour: Chromecast could launch in Australia in May

Rumour: Chromecast could launch in Australia in May

After what appears to be the beginning of a successful launch of their HDMI dongle in Europe, it’s being rumoured that Google will begin sales of the Chromecast here in Australia on May 7th according to sources who’ve spoken to CNET Australia. When launching in the US and in Europe, the key has been relationship with content providers and it appears that Google is continuing this trend in Australia. With one of CNETs’ sources apparently from a TV Network, which has been corroborated independently by a ‘third party developer’ who both pointed to the May 7th Launch date. CNET contacted[Read More...]

by 7:30 AM on March 27, 2014 10 comments Chromecast, Rumours
Rumour: Moto 360 will feature OLED display, sapphire glass, wireless charging

Rumour: Moto 360 will feature OLED display, sapphire glass, wireless charging

Motorola caused quite a stir this week when it announced the extremely good looking Moto 360 smartwatch. However, aside from a few renders and a launch window of ‘Summer 2014′ (Winter for us Southern hemisphere folk), there was not much in the way of useful information. Instead, we’ve had to turn to unofficial channels to find out more. G For Games claims to have information from a Motorola source that says the Moto 360 will feature an OLED display, sapphire glass and magnetic induction wireless charging. While these details are still just rumour and speculation, it doesn’t seem all that[Read More...]

by 6:37 PM on March 22, 2014 5 comments Android Wear, News, Rumours, Smartwatch
Galaxy S5 Mini User Agent Profile possibly spotted

Galaxy S5 Mini User Agent Profile possibly spotted

The Galaxy S5 hasn’t even launched as yet, but the rumours surrounding a mini version have already cropped up fueled by the discovery of a User Agent Profile(UAProf) which describes a lower specced version of the Galaxy S5. While it’s still uncertain if this phone will in fact be a Galaxy S5 Mini or Neo, the specs are inline with a phone of this nature. The phone, with model # SM-G750 as it appears in the UAProf, will come with a 2.3GHz Quad-Core Processor, 720×1280 resolution display – no screensize listed – and will run Android 4.3. The fact the[Read More...]

by 6:21 AM on March 21, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Opinion, Phones, Rumours
Is LG preparing for a June launch of the G3?

Is LG preparing for a June launch of the G3?

LG has been rumoured to bring the G3 launch forward to a May/June launch date for a few months now, with the leak of screenshots purported to be from the device it’s looking more and more likely that there’s working prototypes out there at the very least and according to Geek.com, their sources are telling them that LG is arranging training for the phone under the guise of a training and over-view session for a non-existent handset with the model #: B2. The invite went out to the ‘entire company’ apparently indicating that the information is quite important as befits[Read More...]

by 9:30 AM on March 19, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Details on the LG built ‘Nexus’ smartwatch from Google leak out

Details on the LG built ‘Nexus’ smartwatch from Google leak out

Details on the as yet unannounced Nexus Smartwatch which is being built for Google by their current favourite Nexus hardware manufacturer LG, are starting to leak out with EvLeaks overnight advising some specifications that could arrive in the watch. According to EvLeaks, the specs for the Smartwatch include a 1.65″ IPS LCD with a resolution of 280×280, a SoC for the watch has yet to be determined but it will come with 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage. Sundar Pichai announced an Android wearables SDK will be launching in the coming weeks at last weeks SXSW conference in Texas.[Read More...]

by 10:07 AM on March 14, 2014 4 comments Rumours, Smartwatch