LG G3 confirmed to have QHD display, adaptive software

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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.

Source: Phone Arena

LG Lucid 3 (VS876) for Verizon leaks, nothing left to hide

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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 more

Larry Page may have been holding Motorola back from making a legitimate Google phone

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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 more

ZTE has elected to announce its Nubia X6 smartphone on March 25, same day as The All New HTC One

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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.

Via: GizChina

Verizon Smart Rewards program may be ready to roll out nationwide

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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 more

OnePlus One design sketch leak shows what the device may look like

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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 more

Samsung’s S Band returns in new leak that fully exposes the Activity Tracker

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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 more

Amazon’s set-top box controller leaks

amazon-bluetooth-controller1Add 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!

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Will there or will there not be a premium Galaxy S 5?

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For several months, we have heard that Samsung will offer a premium version of the Galaxy S 5. Rumors have flipflopped between it being called a “Prime” version to being part of the “F Series,” but the fact that it was in the pipeline was always consistent.

Now the report is that Samsung’s mobile chief, J.K. Shin, denies the existence of a premium Galaxy S 5……

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Oppo Find 7 photos leak days before announcement, shows device and retail packaging

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With just a few days left to the official announcement of the Oppo Find 7, a new set of leaked photos of the device along with the retail boxing surfaced on the web today, thanks to folks over at chinese website, IT168.

The device looks pretty large and similar to the Find 5 except that it rocks a rounded edge, but what’s more important is the hardware fixed into this beast. The device is said to come in two variants, both featuring a 5.5- inch screen but with different specs. There is one variant that is rumored to come with a 1920×1080 resolution display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and 2 GB of RAM. Another variant is said to sport a 2560×1440 resolution display,  Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, and 3 GB of RAM. In addition, past rumors suggests that the rear camera will be 50 MP’s which is unbelievable, but who knows.

Check out the leaked photos after the break. Read more