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Motorola Moto G appears on Amazon with universal LTE

Motorola Moto G appears on Amazon with universal LTE

The Motorola Moto G is undoubtedly a decent, if not low spec, handset, but one of the features most people probably missed was LTE; it was notably absent. While this probably contributes to the better than average battery life on the Moto G, it also contributes to slower data speeds, and consternation amongst geeks. However, it seems as if Motorola might be set to answer the wants of these people, with a Moto G appearing on Amazon with the description “Universal LTE”. You can find the listing for yourselves via the usual product listing for the Moto G on Amazon[Read More...]

by 1:44 PM on May 13, 2014 2 comments News, Phones, Rumours
HTC Sense TV update suggests IR blaster in new devices

HTC Sense TV update suggests IR blaster in new devices

Yesterday, my HTC One received an update to the Sense TV app. I’m running a Sense 6 build on my phone, so the update came through the Play Store, and one thing in the changelog stood out to me–‘Fix UI layout for devices with different resolutions’. Out of HTC’s released devices, only the One M7 and M8 and the One Max have IR blasters to control the TV. The app itself also includes a TV guide, so it’s not solely a remote control application, but HTC doesn’t ship it on the One mini which doesn’t have an IR blaster. The M7,[Read More...]

by 10:43 AM on May 10, 2014 1 comment Phones, Rumours
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini to emerge as the Galaxy S5 Dx

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini to emerge as the Galaxy S5 Dx

The Galaxy S5 has been on the market since last month, yet we know that there will eventually be a Galaxy S5 Mini. But after the Galaxy S5 Zoom was renamed to the Galaxy K Zoom, the chances of it being named something quite different increased. The screenshot below, purportedly from the UK Samsung website, is now circulating the internet shows that this is the case, with the phone actually called the Galaxy S5 Dx. From the screenshot we can deduce a fair bit about the phone, it will come in the same colours as the full size Galaxy S5[Read More...]

by 12:38 AM on May 8, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: HTC to be working on a bigger brother to the One M8

Rumour: HTC to be working on a bigger brother to the One M8

That’s right, HTC may be working on a 5.5″ Quad HD (1440×2560 pixels) brother to the One M8, which is currently going by the name “One M8 Prime”. This rumour that was leaked to HTCSoku, includes a number of unconfirmed specifications that may be featured in the final device. This rumour also suggests that the One M8 Prime will be announced sometime in September. The specifications in the rumour include: 5.5″ Quad HD display – 1440×2560 pixels 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor 3 GB of RAM 18 MP / 5 UP Duo Camera (Featured in the HTC One M8)[Read More...]

by 5:38 PM on May 7, 2014 0 comments News, Rumours
LG G3 could come with metallic back and removeable back

LG G3 could come with metallic back and removeable back

We’re seeing more and more of the LG G3, we saw black and white renders of the phone yesterday in what appeared to be a plastic material, but according to @evleaks plastic may not be the only material the G3 could be available in. The G3 could also be arriving with a finish that @evleaks describes as a ‘fingerprint-magnet no more’. The picture we see appears to be a brushed metal material, similar to the HTC One (M8). But looks could be deceiving, the rear of the LG G Flex, had a similar look and was a ‘self-healing’ coating, which[Read More...]

by 3:08 AM on May 7, 2014 5 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
HTC One M8 might come in … pink?

HTC One M8 might come in … pink?

It seems today is the day for handset leaks from evleaks, with a render of the HTC One (M8) shown in (of all things) a nice soft pink! Perhaps just in time for Mother’s Day this weekend, or perhaps just a case of someone playing around with Photoshop for a bit of fun, it seems at least plausible given the existing colour range — grey and silver, and (faux) gold, with a rumoured actual gold model available somewhere as well. Regardless of whether we’ll see this or not, it’s hard to imagine that a pink One (M8) will be particularly popular. What[Read More...]

by 7:38 PM on May 6, 2014 3 comments News, Phones, Rumours
HTC One Mini 2 breaks cover in Grey, Silver and Gold

HTC One Mini 2 breaks cover in Grey, Silver and Gold

With the release of the HTC One (M8), we’ve been waiting for information on the inevitable release of the Mini and Max versions. Now @EvLeaks has shown off the Mini – tipped previously to be called the HTC One Mini 2 – in Gunmetal Grey, Glacial Silver, and Amber Gold. https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/462950003053297664 Missing, is from the picture is the distinctive secondary ‘Duo’ camera, that adorned the back of the HTC One (M8), it will instead feature a single 13MP rear camera (OIS is not mentioned) with a 5MP front-facing ‘selfie’ camera. Further specs on the HTC One Mini 2, also supplied[Read More...]

by 9:07 AM on May 5, 2014 5 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Motorola Moto X+1 leaked on Moto Maker site

Motorola Moto X+1 leaked on Moto Maker site

Usually, a manufacturer is the last place you look for leaks to occur regarding an unannounced smartphone, but it appears that Motorola was a little sloppy on their Moto Maker site overnight. Someone in the web team left a little easter egg accidentally on their site, confirming earlier reports from @EvLeaks that the follow-up to the Moto X would be called the Moto X+1. The picture has now been removed, but has been copied down for all the internet to see : Motorola have a new phone coming – possibly two. There’s an event scheduled for May 13th, where they’re[Read More...]

by 7:15 AM on May 3, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Amazon’s mobile phone finally gets world’s first clear look

Amazon’s mobile phone finally gets world’s first clear look

The Amazon smartphone has been rumoured, and finally leaked over the last year or more, with recent leaks pointing towards an imminent launch. Now, a new leak originating from BGR has given us our best look at Amazon’s unannounced smartphone. The above renders have given us a clear idea of what the device will look like, which appears to look like a cross between an iPhone and an HTC or Samsung phone. Beyond what the phone looks like, specs for the phone are rumoured to include: 4.7-inch display with 720p HD resolution Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 2GB of RAM six[Read More...]

by 6:56 AM on May 3, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Google’s Nexus 6 could be based on LG’s G3

Google’s Nexus 6 could be based on LG’s G3

We don’t yet have an LG G3 released (but it’s coming soon), and rumours are already circulating that LG will have the honours for this year’s Nexus phone for the third year running. Nexus phones usually come out in the second half of the year, and little is known about what’s expected this year, but LG is tipped to have the honours, and the Nexus 6 is likely to follow the design of the LG G3, with an added fingerprint sensor. There’s no named source for this rumour, just a ‘trusted insider’, but there are elements to the rumour that[Read More...]

by 7:25 AM on May 1, 2014 2 comments Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Plastic HTC M8 to launch at lower price point

Rumour: Plastic HTC M8 to launch at lower price point

The HTC One M8 is a premium smartphone, with a fully aluminum unibody, top notch specs and a premium price tag to match. But what if HTC were to release a version of the HTC One M8 with almost identical specs, but with a plastic body and reduced price tag to match? That’s what Engadget are reporting is going to happen with the HTC M8 Ace. According to a ‘reliable source’, HTC will release the M8 Ace with a 5″ 1080P display and 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor packed into a plastic unibody shell. The design of the phone was[Read More...]

by 6:03 AM on April 29, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Samsung Galaxy S5 ‘Prime’ with quadHD display launching in June

Rumour: Samsung Galaxy S5 ‘Prime’ with quadHD display launching in June

In the lead up to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, the rumour mill strongly hinted at a phone sporting a quadHD (2560×1440) display. When Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress, the screen was listed as fullHD 1920×1080 Super AMOLED but the dream of a QHD screen may not be over according to SamMobile. Quoting a report from AsiaToday, the report says Samsung expects to release a phone that is currently known as ‘Project KQ’ which will be publicly launched as the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, around June. The phone which could be one of[Read More...]

by 4:47 AM on April 29, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Google working on expanding voice commands system wide on Android

Rumour: Google working on expanding voice commands system wide on Android

The ‘Ok Google’ voice activation in the Google Now launcher is an impressively responsive feature, and according to a rumour from Android Police, Google is looking to bring the feature to more Google Apps in the future. The feature would mainly be found in Nexus and Google Play Edition (GPe) devices, which is in line with the current ‘official’ availability of the Google Now Launcher. Voice commands could feature in all sorts of circumstances such as the ‘Photos’ app where you could for example issue the command ‘Ok Google, share this photo’, which could bring up a dialogue that offers[Read More...]

by 12:33 PM on April 26, 2014 7 comments Rumours