If information from PhoneArena’s insider who’s “close to the situation” pans out, Moto Maker will be adding a few exciting new features with the release of the Moto X+1. Plastic and wood backing aside (as they’re already available) it looks like the rumored leather backing has been confirmed to be an option. Another option that Motorola is rumored to be toying with is a denim backing, although it’s not confirmed. There’s talk of new colors being added as well but the insider source didn’t know of any new colors being added. We’re a week out from seeing what Motorola has in store for us. Stay tuned!
With the announcement of the G Watch R, there are some who purchased the original G Watch that feel slighted by it. So much so in fact that there is now a petition on Change.org asking LG to offer a free way for G Watch owners to upgrade to the G Watch R. So far the petition has 23 of the 78 signatures needed to reach the next step. The petition reads:
One of the key features to Amazon’s Prime service — besides convenient two-day shipping — is access to Amazon Instant Video and to a smaller degree the original programing that the company offers, for instance, the show Betas. For those that use the service, and watch the shows, Amazon’s about to make your viewing experience a bit more detailed. While the company did announce that it would be shooting its original series line up in 4K, that would then be streamed to Samsung’s UltraHD TVs it was unknown as to when that would happen. Until now.
HTC just recently started teasing the new Desire 820 on it’s Weibo account and it looks like the company is continuing its push with even more image teasers. Today, the company posted a timeline photo on its Weibo account showing dates where HTC it’s done some cool things in the tech world. At this point, HTC added the Desire 820 to the list but doesn’t specify what cool feature or spec it has. However current rumors peg the device at running Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor. Both companies came out with a bit more information all-but-confirming these rumors.
While some may have dismissed the Galaxy Alpha as too little too late, the device is certainly a step in a different direction from Samsung’s normal stable of devices. The device couples a metal design, decent specs, and the latest flavor of Android. It’s also the first to feature Samsung’s 5430 Exynos processor — the first ever HKMG 20nm chip — and unlike other Samsung devices, doesn’t come with a microSD card. Even so, it comes with 32GB of internal storage. While it may be the first from Samsung to feature the metal design, it certainly won’t be the last as the company plans on announcing more “A Series” devices within the next few weeks.
If you live in the UK and have been going back and forth about getting everyone’s favorite little media dongle you may want to listen up. The Chromecast is now being sold at a slashed price of £18 (just under $30) at some retailers. Amazon, Tesco and Currys have the little dongle for that price, but Amazon is offered the added caveat of free shipping. Google still has it up on the Play Store for £30 (just under $50) so this may not be a permanent price slashing for the device.
So if you’ve been debating purchasing this little dongle, you may want to take advantage of the sales promotion while it lasts.
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HTC posted a new image on its official Weibo account teasing a new device. As we can see from the image above 820 is a prominent figure suggesting that the Taiwanese company will be debuting the rumored Desire 820 sometime soon. It’s possible that with IFA in a few short weeks, we could see it then.
At this point, not much is known about the device. What the device has for hardware is anyone’s guess. Of course as we edge closer to IFA we may get a bit more of a glimpse of the rumored device. We’ll keep you updated as this develops.
It looks like Motorola is toying with the idea of getting back into the tablet game. For those who are newer to the Android scene, the Xoom by Motorola was the very first tablet to feature everyone’s favorite OS and the first to also sport Honeycomb. Moto then released the Xyboard and after lackluster sales of the ridiculously named tablet, got out of the tablet game.
Another day, another Galaxy S flagship variant. Samsung has announced a new Galaxy S 5 this morning for Singapore. The Galaxy S 5+ will be available starting Saturday. Aug. 23 and will support SingTel’s brand spankin’ new LTE-A network launching that very same day.
HTC took to its blog yesterday to announce the limited edition One M8. Collaborating with PHUNK Studios, an “internationally acclaimed art and design collective based out of Singapore,” HTC released 64 specially designed M8s in select global markets. Sporting a theme called “Wonderment,” the phone will offer a sneak peek to PHUNK’s upcoming exhibition that will seen throughout Japan.