Earlier today, we reported that a UK judge ruled in favor of Nokia in a patent argument against HTC, thus banning the HTC One Mini (and now the One Max) from the UK. What we didn’t realize at the time was that judge Richard Arnold divulged some details of the HTC One successor (M8) in his published ruling. In his 45th point, he noted that HTC hasn’t revealed the launch date, but Nokia “has adduced evidence” suggesting it would be launched in February 2014. Hit the break for the full statement…
The R1 will be out in late December and promises to give us great night shots according to OPPO’s latest tease. OPPO’s comments are translated below….
Next-generation R1 OPPO smartphone for night shots. New revolutionary sensor for great night shooting, new PI engine to preserve the real colors of the pictures. Glass body, excellent craftsmanship, and beyond the best technology is coming in late December!”
Night shots might be the main feature, but as you can see, they plan on giving us a well crafted device. Add in OIS and LTE, and the R1 might be a winner. Stay tuned.
Back in September, HP announced 4 new tablets for the Holiday season: the Slate7 Extreme, Slate8 Pro, Slate7 HD, and Slate10 HD. All but the Slate7 HD are now available on HP’s website. We’re not sure if the Slate7 HD was cancelled, but they are offering a slightly different Slate7 Plus, which comes with a Tegra 3 processor as opposed to a dual-core Marvell.
The Slate8 Pro is the best of the bunch, priced at $329. It has an 8-inch (1600 x 1200) display along with a quad-core Tegra 4. The Slate10 HD (pictured above) sports a 10-inch (1280 x 800) display along with a dual-core Marvell CPU. It’s priced at $299. The Slate7 Extreme is priced at $199 and has a 7-inch (1280 x 800) display along with a Tegra 4. Lastly, the Slate7 Plus is priced at $149 and has a 7-inch (1280 x 800) display along with the already-mentioned dual-core Marvell CPU. Hit the link below to get your order in.
It has already been rumored that Samsung will adopt a metal housing for the upcoming Galaxy S 5, but it appears the rumor is gaining traction. The latest report out of Taiwan names Catcher as the company supplying 10 to 30 million metal housings this month, followed by BYD and Ju Teng.
Of course, there are no guarantees in this business, but I would say chances are pretty darn high that the next Galaxy S phone will be sporting metal.
A couple of weeks ago, Google announced Play Music for Glass, but it wasn’t released at that time. It became officially available yesterday so head over to your MyGlass app to activate it.
If you happened to sideload the apk previously, you will need to uninstall it before activating the official app from MyGlass. In order to do that, you will need to connect your Glass to your computer (assuming you have adb) and run adb uninstall com.google.android.music. Enjoy!!
With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!
While you are eagerly waiting for Motorola’s Moto Maker site to come back for that $349 Cyber Monday deal, you might want to consider grabbing the Developer Edition for only $50 more. Priced at $399, you won’t be able to customize it, but you will get 32GB of storage (as opposed to 16GB) and it has a fully unlockable bootloader. Motorola has even said they will be lenient on warranties regarding those that unlock and root.
You will have your choice of either the GSM version (T-Mobile/AT&T) or the Verizon version (out of stock at the moment). Both come with a black front and a woven white back. You can also opt for Moto’s new zero down program with interest free payments for 6, 12, or 18 months.
Need to stock up on some books? Google Play has 100 best selling books up to 75% off today. Prices start at $2.00 and include titles such as Hunger Games, Fifty Shades trilogies, Inferno, Allegiant, and more. Hit the link below to get started.
If you happen to be one of the very few people in the world that is in the market for the LG G Pad 8.3, then look no further than Newegg. They have it on sale for $249 as part of their Cyber Monday celebration. It’s available in black or white, and you have to enter one of the promo codes below to get the full discount. If you want something a little less expensive, you can opt for the Dell Venue 8 for only $129. Again promo code is below. These deals are only for today, so hurry.
It’s Cyber Monday, so get ready for some hot deals on your favorite technology. Amazon is kicking things off by discounting two of their most popular tablets by $50. The Kindle Fire HDX 7″ is going for $179 (regularly $229) and the Kindle Fire HD 16GB is only $119 (regularly $169). This is only for today, Cyber Monday, so don’t hesitate. Full presser and links after the break.