More Android 4.4 and Nexus 5 rumours and another possible release date

Android 4.4 - Kit Kat. It was announced as the next version of Android over a month ago, but with no feature set or indication of what it would include. The single 0.1 step upgrade from Android 4.3 seemingly indicates that no major GUI overhaul will be included but what will be included is the big question and two sources today seem to shed some light on that. As far as rumours for Android 4.4 the sources are a mix of AndroidPolice and Italian site Tuttoandroid, with both showing evidence of different location settings. With the new options seemingly setup... Continue reading

Updated: Curved screen Samsung SM-G910S shows up, fails to tell us why curved screens are good

No, that's not a Samsung Galaxy series phone left in the sun too long and gone 'funny' it's apparently the Samsung SM-G910S a device that is being aimed at the Korean market only at this stage only device that's due to be announced soon. Noted leaker @evleaks, this morning posted two pictures of the device, which appears to be the first in the line of curved displays that both LG and Samsung are rumoured to be launching in the coming weeks. Do not adjust your display. pic.twitter.com/9VjNt34iYH— @evleaks (@evleaks) October 8, 2013 SM-G910S: strictly a Korean curiosity, for... Continue reading

Reported HTC Sense 5.5 screenshots leaked

If you're a HTC fan, then you may be quite interested in an update to the Sense version of Android that is coming soon to some HTC handsets. From the Android-Revolution site, mike1986 has posted screenshots as well as a quick rundown on what the screenshots represent. First up is the controversial BlinkFeed homescreen widget, it's a love it or hate it feature for most HTC phone owners and from the screenshots delivered, it appears that you will be able to either set BlinkFeed on/off or set it as your home screen. There are also more options to change your... Continue reading

Rumour: Samsung developing a Google Glass competitor device

Unsurprising to well, anyone really... Samsung are said to be continuing their self proclaimed dominance over the Android platform and developing their own competitor devices to Google Glass that will be known as "Gear Glass". Eldar Murtazin, Editor-in-chief at Mobile Review tweeted not only the name of the device but also an expected time to market for the device. https://twitter.com/eldarmurtazin/statuses/387079608539303936 The name "Gear Glass" fits in with the wearable technology that Samsung have already announced, being the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. It's important to note that Samsung have not officially announced the deivce or even acknowledged... Continue reading

Microsoft reportedly trying to get HTC to dual-boot Windows on its Android phones

A long time ago - before HTC got themselves into all sorts of financial problems, before UltraPixels, before Nokia and Microsoft got into bed together - HTC was a key partner in Microsoft's mobile strategy. The Taiwanese manufacturer once made a lot of money manufacturing Windows Mobiles for other companies before they started trying to establish a brand with iconic handsets like the HD2, which to this day refuses to die. But when the iPhone happened, people lost interest in Windows Mobile. So HTC teamed up with Google to build... Continue reading

Nexus 5 32GB: Details and Photos from a claimed service manual

We have briefly seen the Nexus 5 before, but here we have a much clearer look. In a tip-off to Android Police, we now have an in depth view of  a purported service manual packed with information. Let's start with the specs: 4.95" 1920x1080 IPS TFT Screen 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 SOC 2GB RAM 32GB internal storage - Possibly other configs available 8MP Rear camera with Optical Image Stabilisation(OIS), 1.3MP Front camera Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity/Ambient Light, Pressure/Barometer Slimport out via USB 2.0 Port Micro SIM slot Notification light Brodacom NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 2300mAh Li-Polymer battery That's the undebated specs based on the first couple... Continue reading

Google Smartwatch Coming with KitKat and Other KitKat Rumours

Throughout the year we have reported several times on stories, hints and rumours pointing towards Google releasing its own smartwatch with the most recent being that they purchased WIMM Labs, a smartwatch manufacturer, last year.  In the last couple days Artem Russakovskii of Android Police fame has posted a rumour on Google+ that Google will release a smartwatch codenamed Gem alongside the Nexus 5 and KitKat.  The date he has specified is October 31, saying that the date that were tipped off to of October 14 being the technical acceptance date rather than the release date. Not much... Continue reading

HTC One Max leaked images show microSD card and removable back cover

The leaks keep coming for HTC's soon-to-be-announced HTC One Max, a 5.7-inch handset to rival Samsung's Galaxy Note 3. This time, thanks to Chinese website ePrice, we're seeing photos of the One Max alongside the Note 3 as well as the standard HTC One, and we can see that it's quite a sizable handset. The screen size is said to be 5.7-inches, rather than the 5.9 that has been reported previously, and we can still see the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone. The rear cover also looks removable, with room for a microSD... Continue reading

Claimed Android 4.4 running on a Nexus 4

The good folk over at gadget helpline had a recent visitor in the form of a phone running Android 4.4 Key Lime Pie, now known as KitKat. This is probably an early version of 4.4 as it is loaded onto a Nexus 4, and the Easter Egg animation is a large white K followed by a slice of lime with cocktail sticks. There was a huge amount of secrecy relating to the Google deal with Nestle, even the developers weren't aware of the name change until the last minute. The images from the Nexus 4 can only be... Continue reading

HTC One Max given the name T6UL in recent FCC filing

Whilst the world awaits any confirmation of their latest device, the HTC One Max, it seems that the device details have been given away in a recently submitted filing with the FCC in the USA. Although the filing did not specifically state nor give away the HTC One Max by name, it did instead referred to by the model number of 0P3P510 with a further reference to the device yet to be confirmed via reference to T6ULAs for the bit that brings the connection to the name specifically. Whilst it might could possibly be a simple coincidence, we have seen the... Continue reading

Snapshot showing Asus as the 2013 Nexus 10 manufacturer

It's coming, we know it is! It's nearly a year since the launch of the original Nexus 10 and in the last two months, we've seen the focus go from Sundar Pichari confirming that Samsung would build the Nexus 10 replacement to Asus being rumoured as the manufacturer, since that rumour began, there has been 'confirmation' of the Asus built Nexus 10 coming from the inventory system at Currys PC World in the UK and this morning EVLeaks added another inventory screenshot 'confirming' the Asus built Nexus 10. https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/385532994527567872 It's still just inventory systems 'confirming' the existence... Continue reading

Nexus 5 to Support USB-OTG

When the Nexus 4 was first released Google advertised it as having USB-OTG but within a few days they removed this from the product page once it was discovered that the Nexus 4 did not provide enough power to the usb port to power an external USB device.  This left many of us disappointed, assuming it was LG's fault.  This time it seems that LG have fixed this issue and USB-OTG is set to be supported in the Nexus 5.  The other day we saw in a leaked bug log file the hardware that comes in the Nexus... Continue reading

Sony Xperia Z1 F revealed – a “Mini” 4.3 inch Z1

If you're looking for flagship device specs in a "Mini" device, then 2013 hasn't been your year. While the in thing seems to be a triple-size approach (small, standard and large; One Mini, One and One Max if you're HTC; Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 if you're Samsung), the main theme for 4.3 inch devices seems to be compromise. When compared to their big brothers, there's always a compromise, be it screen, storage, CPU or camera. Unless, it seems, you're Sony. As Sony's Xperia Z1 nears... Continue reading