Rumours

Rumour: Asus entering the Android Wear market at a low price

Rumour: Asus entering the Android Wear market at a low price

We now know that LG, Samsung and Motorola are all making Android Wear smart watches, and they all seem to be priced at around the $250 mark. Not to be left out, Asus is now rumoured to be producing an Android Wear watch as well, with a more wallet-friendly price between $99 and $150. The rumour, reported by TechCrunch, has[Read More…]

by 8:15 am on June 30, 2014 5 comments News, Rumours
Rumour: Android One to be powered by MediaTek

Rumour: Android One to be powered by MediaTek

DIGITIMES has reported that Google has chosen Taiwan-based MediaTek as the strategic solution partner for the development of the Android One platform. This will enable handset makers to build low-cost smartphones targeting almost one billion potential users in emerging markets, according to sources in Taiwan’s handset supply chain. Under the Android One initiative, Google will offer a set of hardware[Read More…]

by 9:14 am on June 28, 2014 3 comments Phones, Rumours
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[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[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[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.[Read More…]

by 8:50 am on June 22, 2014 11 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[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[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[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[Read More…]

by 6:39 am on June 16, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours