The All New HTC One (or the HTC One 2014) is coming on March 25. While we have gotten plenty of looks at the hardware, the software has remained out of the spotlight… until now. Over on YouTube, someone posted a look at what Sense 6, HTC’s software skin, will look like. The video did not go too far into things; however, we now know that HTC will certainly be utilizing motion gestures.
Like the LG G2, the user can wake the device by double tapping the display. Also, swiping to the left will bring up the widgets panel and swiping to the left activates HTC’s BlinkFeed. Swiping up will bypass the lockscreen (if you do not have a password).
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The All New HTC One has garnered a lot of attention with all the leaks it has faced recently, and as if we haven’t had enough, an ad poster for the The All New HTC One was placed outside one of the Phones 4U store, a British phone retailer.
The poster displays a pixelated photo of the device with a large banner on it hinting at the announcement date , March 25th. The poster also confirms that the new device might be called “The All New HTC One”.
The only thing that’s left to be known now is of course the pricing and the availability date. Considering the rate of leaks of this device, this information might be leaked soon.
The LG G3 has not been shy of any leaks and today is no different. According to a source at LG who spoke with Phone Arena, LG’s upcoming flagship smartphone is confirmed to feature a Quad HD display with a 2560×1440 resolution (falling into the 2K category). Also, the source confirmed that the device would have a 5.5-inch display. This means that the pixels per inch measurement would come in at a whopping 538. Many of the current 1080p flagships have a PPI in the 400 range.
The bigger piece of information from this source comes on the software side. The exact description for it was “advanced personalization.” What this means is that the LG G3 will deliver information like reminders (location or calendar-based), alerts, and news in a way similar to Google Now. But that is not all LG is setting out to do. Apparently the software will adapt to your trends in order to create a custom interface. The source told Phone Arena that the device would give “helpful ideas” to improve a user’s productivity.
Say hello to the brand new LG Lucid 3 (VS876). Earlier today, @evleaks posted the above press render of the device (which has come a very long way). The device, which is likely going to remain in the mid-range field, actually looks rather respectable. LG has ditched the capacitive buttons in favor of a Samsung-like setup with a physical home button. Like the LG G2, the Lucid 3 looks like it has slim bezels.
The white icons in the notification bar suggest that the device will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat already installed. Unfortunately, Verizon’s branding strikes again and their logo and LG’s are crammed up top while the backside has logos spread throughout. There is no word on a release date just yet; however, if the Lucid series’ past is any indication, April would be the most likely candidate. » Read the rest
When Google acquired Motorola way back when, people automatically assumed it would mean the company was ready to produce its very own Google phone. And according to a new report from The Information, that was exactly what Motorola set out to do. But there was only one problem — Larry Page. Google’s very own CEO was the man who turned down Motorola’s ambitious plan. » Read the rest
On March 25, HTC will not be the only company announcing its next flagship device. When the dust clears on that date, ZTE will have announced the Nubia X6. The ZTE Nubia development team has sent out press invites for an event in Beijing on March 25. While ZTE does not have a very large presence here in the United States, HTC is likely very frustrated since manufacturers typically respect one another and choose to space out announcement dates.
One thing we know for sure about this device is that it will have Optical Image Stabilization technology like the LG G2. Other than that, the Nubia X6 is believed to have a 5.5-inch or 6-inch QHD display and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM. On the software side, ZTE is said to be using KitKat with a revamped software overlay.
In the never-ending battle for customers, wireless companies have a few weapons in their arsenals. Recently we’ve seen an uptick in companies targeting other companies through advertising and occasionally through comments during press briefings. Verizon appears to be ready to use a new tool, the loyalty program, patterned after similar systems used in other market sectors. Rather than going after competitors’ customers, the Smart Rewards program is intended to help prevent current Verizon customers from looking elsewhere for service. » Read the rest
OnePlus has been extremely transparent with their upcoming smartphone, the OnePlus One. We know that it will have a 5.5-inch display while keeping the body smaller than Sony’s 5-inch Xperia Z1. Also, that 1080p display will feature some very strong technology to be more resistant to shattering. But something that has been missing from OnePlus is what the device will actually look like. OnePlus has only said it will have a very premium feel. » Read the rest
Remember the Samsung Activity Tracker that passed through the FCC and Bluetooth SIG last week? It has returned due to a massive leak from SamMobile and the Activity Tracker carries the S Band name. The original S Band never made it to consumers after being announced initially as a Galaxy S 4 accessory. But now it seems that Samsung is moving closer to releasing the S Band to be compatible with their smartphones and poising the device as a competitor to Fitbit’s offerings or the Jawbone UP. The S Band differs from the Gear Fit in that this device is much more focused on fitness and lacks a display. All of the actual data is compiled and displayed on a smartphone. » Read the rest
Add this to yet another leak of the possibly forthcoming set-top box from Amazon. Today we see a leak involving the proposed gaming controller that will come with the box. Reminiscent of an old Xbox controller, the controller looks like it will handle more than just the gaming aspect of things.
From what we can see, the back, home and menu buttons add weight to the rumor that the device will come with Amazon’s flavor of Android on-board. Also,it looks like you’ll be able to play, pause, rewind and fast-forward right from the controller.
We have a few more images for you after the break. Enjoy!