Is Google hinting at a Nexus 8? If so, they aren’t very shy about it

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Google may be hinting at the release of a brand new device. Found by a member of The Verge Forums, it seems that Google could be launching a new tablet with an 8-inch screen. We know Google has a very interesting way of leading up to an announcement, just look at KitKat. In the image above (with the full size after the break), you can see that this tablet is not the usual Nexus 7. This has smaller bezels on the top and bottom with wider sides. Also, it is running KitKat. Could this launch alongside the new Nexus 10? That seems to be how this will play out if the Nexus 8 is indeed real. Google could be launching both this new device with the Nexus 10 to give consumers a wide variety of choice this holiday season.
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Galaxy Note tablet with 12.2-inch screen quietly sneaks through the FCC

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Trying to satisfy consumers of all tastes, Samsung is likely producing a new tablet part of their Galaxy Note line. And in true Note fashion, the screen is going to be… bigger. This tablet is rumored to have a 12.2-inch screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1600. Powering it would be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz with 3GB of RAM. As you can see in the image above, LTE Band 5 is supported, pointing to Korean carriers; therefore, it is unknown if it will make it to U.S. shores. Keep your eyes open for this device. Then again, it’s so large it would be hard not to notice.

Source: FCC
Via: Phone Arena

Moto G leaks yet again, this time with more specs and pricing

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After being exposed yesterday by Twitter’s @evleaks, a poster regarding the inevitable Moto G has appeared. According to a tipster from GSM Arena, the poster shows Motorola’s budget-friendly device will run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor. The screen, which has a water repellent coating, is a 720p screen sized at 4.5-inches covered with Corning Gorilla Glass. Considering its purpose, the Moto G will have just 8 GB of storage. The camera around the back is 5 MP and the front is 1.3 MP.

As for the price, this handset is expected to be free with a new contract and maintain a relatively low price without one. With the holidays quickly approaching, this could be that one item that gets all of the attention. You would be getting a pretty good device since the will be priced competitively.

Source: GSM Arena

LG G Flex to be shown off next week, possibly released later this month

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According to a press event invite, the LG G Flex will be showcased on Tuesday, November 5. Following the event, a Korean news source says that the device will be released in mid-November in South Korea. The G Flex has a curved 6-inch display with a 720p resolution and a meager pixel density of 245; however, the Snapdragon 800 is likely to be powering the handset. On the back will be a 13 MP camera. And juicing the G Flex will be a 3500 mAh battery. Stay tuned for news out of the event next week.

Source: Yonhap News
Via: G 4 Games

Information about Moto G, free on contract, leaked

moto_gAccording to our favorite leaker, @evleaks, the Moto G is going to be quite a bargain. The device supposedly will come with a Snapdragon S4 Pro processor clocked at 1.5GHz, an 8MP back-facing camera, a 4.7″ HD display, come in either 8GB or 16GB storage options, and feature an LG-made 1950mAh battery, all free on contract. That’s almost the same specs as the high end Moto X – for free.

@evleaks also posted the above picture, which is the first real look we have at the device. With all of these leaks and Motorola’s screw up earlier this week, we’re probably getting really close to an official announcement.

Source: @evleaks

HTC’s next flagship is codenamed M8 and will sport Sense 6.0

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Last year’s flagship, the HTC One, was codenamed M7, and it looks like the next iteration is codenamed M8. Unfortunately we don’t have anymore info other than, unsurprisingly, it will sport Sense 6.0. Based on HTC’s track record, you can expect to see this device announced in February or March of next year. The One was announced in February 2013 just before Mobile World Congress.

The big question is what will they call this phone? Could it be the HTC Two or some sort of play on “HTC One”. This is only the beginning of what will be several months of leak after leak so stay tuned.

source: @evleaks

Nexus 5 innards leak

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So you are drinking your morning coffee and you’re thinking to yourself, “I would really like to see what the Nexus 5 looks like inside.” Guess what? We got you covered. These leaked images include the components, battery, rear camera, front-facing camera, microphone jack, and more. Hit the break for the full gallery.


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Android Kit Kat to bring support for low-end phones and wearables

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Last week we heard that Android 4.4 Kit Kat would bring a lot of support to the TV, and today’s leak suggests it’s going to be all about low-end phones and wearables. Interestingly enough, back in June it was rumored that the next version of Android would be able to support devices with 512MB RAM, so I guess this isn’t surprising. The move to support older and cheaper devices should help fragmentation, but the big question is will manufacturers take the time to offer software updates for those phones?

I think the bigger part of this story is the support for wearables. Hardware such as Google Glass and smartwatches are going to explode over the next few years, so this makes the most sense. Kit Kat will also support three new sensors: geomagnetic rotation vector, step detection, and step counters. This could compete with Apple’s dedicated motion processor in the iPhone 5S.


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Reddit user divulges more Nexus 5 details

Nexus_5_Reddit_Leak_01I can guarantee you one thing. The Nexus 5 leaks will continue until Google officially announces the damn thing. Last night, a Reddit user by the name of throwawaynexus5guy hit the popular site with an “Ask Me Anything” campaign and offered pictures of the phone as proof.

Probably the biggest information he offered was the fact that the camera doesn’t appear to be all that great. Of course we really don’t know what kind of testing he did, so I am hopeful that info is wrong. He also mentioned the phone sports an always on microphone similar to the Moto X. Another interesting tidbit is that there is a 100GB Google Drive offer that includes a “complete backup solution” similar to iCloud.

In the not so surprising news, he confirmed SMS messaging within Hangouts and a 2,300mAh battery. He said you could probably get about 6 hours of video playback. I don’t know about you, but that’s a big time fail in my opinion. To learn more, hit up the source link below. Hit the break for more pics.


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Photos of new Android tablet, Verizon Ellipsis 7, leaked

Verizon-Ellipsis-7Leaker @evleaks is at it again, showing us images of the Verizon Ellipsis 7, a brand new own-branded Android tablet. According to the leaked image, the Ellipsis 7 has a 7 inch screen, LTE connectivity, two front speakers, a front facing camera, and runs stock Jelly Bean. The image shows a date of November 25 – could that be a release date? A price point is obviously still in the air, but assuming it is manufactured by a Chinese company, it shouldn’t cost too much.

Stay tuned to Talk Android as we hear more about the device.

Source: @evleaks