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
Motorola Moto X successor – XT912A shows up on GFXBench

Motorola Moto X successor – XT912A shows up on GFXBench

The successor to the Motorola Moto X has apparently shown up on benchmarking site GFXBench, giving us an insight into what could be announced later this ‘Summer’. Motorola announced during a Q&A session held at Mobile World Congress (MWC) that they would be releasing an update to the Moto X in Summer (Our winter here in Australia). The use of the XT912 code is a little odd, given it was the original code for the Droid RAZR in the US, but this is the XT912A. Anyway, the specs listed in GFXBench show that the updated Moto X, called the Moto[Read More...]

by 9:09 AM on April 26, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Nexus 8 rumours persist with latest speculation pointing to a HTC built tablet

Nexus 8 rumours persist with latest speculation pointing to a HTC built tablet

Rumours surrounding a HTC built Nexus 8 being released this year in place of a third generation Nexus 7 are continuing to mount, with Digitimes reporting that Google has approached the Taiwanese manufacturer to build an 8″ tablet to be released in the coming months. The report suggests that HTC, rather than Asus will be making the tablet, as Google looks to revamp the design of the tablet. Google was apparently looking to involve HTC in the development of the original Nexus 7 tablet, but HTC was too mired in their own efforts to promote their flagging smartphone business to[Read More...]

by 5:12 AM on April 22, 2014 16 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
Rumour: MediaTek based sub-US$100 Nexus phone being worked on

Rumour: MediaTek based sub-US$100 Nexus phone being worked on

It’s that time of year, now is generally when rumours surrounding the next Nexus smartphone, which is generally released every year in October/November each year, start heating up. This years rumour has already seen a hint that LG will be tipped to make the Nexus phone for the third year in a row, but now a new rumour out of China is saying that Google is looking to bring a sub-US$100 Nexus phone to market. While the Nexus line of phones is considered cheap, while still including fairly high-end hardware, apparently Google is going to look at a completely budget[Read More...]

by 11:15 AM on April 19, 2014 14 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Android’s iconography to be revamped with a shiny new look

Android’s iconography to be revamped with a shiny new look

Android Police are reporting on a somewhat questionable rumour that Google’s core Android applications might be about to receive a graphic makeover. As you can see in the header graphic above, we’ve snapped three logos each for Gmail and Calendar: The current ‘web’ icon (from the web service), the current Android icon in the middle, and a proposed new icon for Android on the right. The reason for these changes? To flatten out the icons a bit and have them more closely resemble the design language used elsewhere; in other words, make Google products a bit more recognisable as such,[Read More...]

by 10:27 AM on April 15, 2014 5 comments Rumours
Google testing Android 4.4.3

Google testing Android 4.4.3

We have already seen rumours about Android 4.4.3 and some of the possible changes that are coming with that version of Android and now it appears that Google have started the internal testing process. Android Police have mentioned that this particular build has started rolling out to a small number of Google employees outside of the core Android team and unsurprisingly it appears to be limited to the current generation Nexus devices. As previously mentioned this release is likely to be a bug fix release with no new features introduced and the timeframes for a public release are still unknown,[Read More...]

by 8:52 AM on April 11, 2014 0 comments Rumours