Samsung hints at Note 4 at September 3rd IFA

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Samsung’s Mobile Press site recently released a picture reminding everyone about a simultaneous three-way event going on around the world on September 3rd, and they would like you to “Note” the date. Due to recent murmurings, there is reason to believe that the Galaxy Note 4 will be announced that day. Adding to the excitement is the Air Gestures logo on the announcement pictured above, which as we all know, is a standard feature on Note devices. Locations will be held in Berlin, Beijhing, and New York. The events will be streamed live on YouTube and will commence on 9:00 am.

What do you think about the event? Will you be tuning in? Leave a comment below and share!

Source: Samsung Mobile Press

Google Hands-Free showing up in Google Search

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A week ago we received hints at a new standalone Google Hands-Free application from a Google+ post. Now, thanks to Google search, we’ve found a new hint towards how this new app will fit in with the Android OS. Users can open up the Google Search App and search for “hands free.” They will be greeted with a card in the process of opening, but it will stall out until an action is taken and the process is cancelled.  We still don’t know when the app will be released, or any of its features, but it seems like Google will release it to the world any day now.

Source: Android Police

Moto G successor may have bigger screen, but same processor and specs

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It’s almost inevitable that we’re going to see a follow-up to Motorola’s extremely successful Moto G. The device has sold extremely well and helps budget-conscious consumers get their hands on a pretty decent smartphone. We haven’t heard too many rumors about a Moto G +1 (or whatever it may end up being called), but thanks to a leaked benchmark we’re getting a look at what Motorola might be planning to do with the device. Read more

Moto X eventual update to Android L confirmed by Motorola’ VP of Product Management on Google+

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It was a bit obvious already, but Motorola has confirmed that the Moto X will be upgrading the device to Android L when it is available.

The phone is only (roughly) a year old, so it’s well within its two-year support window. Either way, if anyone was questioning it, Punit Soni, Motorola’s VP of Product Management, has confirmed the news on Google+ to a follower. Hit the source link to see for yourself.

Via: GSM Arena
Source: Google+

 

Pictures of Galaxy Alpha alongside iPhone 5s leak online

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Oh boy, Samsung’s really asking for it here.

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Alpha has some more leaked photos, this time alongside an iPhone 5s. We previously thought the new device looked a bit familiar, and now it’s pretty obvious where Samsung took its design cues from.

Of course they’re not exactly alike — the Alpha is 7.6mm thin (thinner than the iPhone),  features a removable, 1,850mAh battery, an Exynos 5 Octa chipset with four Cortex-A15 cores and four Cortex-A7 cores, 32GB internal memory and a Super AMOLED display with 720p resolution. The phone also has a 12MP camera with LED flash and ships with Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

Hit the break for the photos of the device alongside the iPhone 5s.

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LG’s 5.9-inch ‘G3 Stylus’ makes appearance in promotional video, will compete with Samsung’s Note 4

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It looks like LG will soon be introducing a competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4.

In a promotional video by LG for the G3 Beat (the “mini” G3 s for China), a “G3 Stylus” makes a clear appearance at the end. The Stylus supposedly features a 5.9-inch display (and will have a stylus).

The device is also expected for arrival around the same time as the Note 4. We have no clue whether the phone will only be available in China or the rest of the world as well, so we’ll keep you updated on more information regarding the device. Hit the break for the promotional video for the G3 Beat which features the G3 Stylus at the end.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha variants unofficially confirmed, AT&T and T-Mobile models included

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The Galaxy Alpha is due to be released next Wednesday, and while we’ve known about its mid to high-grade specs, most of us have been wondering which carriers will receive the much-awaited device.  However, due to a recent addition to Samsung’s website, We’ve learned the model numbers for the Galaxy Alpha variants: SM-G850F, SM-G850A, SM-G850H, SM-G850T, and SM-G850M. These models are listed as having max CPU frequencies of 2.5 GHz, 720p screens, and Android KitKat, just as was predicted. Based on previous experience, the A model should be for AT&T, the T for T-Mobile, and the F and H should be the international versions. Read more

Huawei Ascend D3 could sport a fingerprint scanner

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The metal shell for the upcoming Huawei Ascend D3 has leaked online and it has a mysterious cutout. As you can clearly see, it’s below the main camera lens so it could very well be a fingerprint scanner or it could even be a secondary camera lens, similarly to what is on the HTC One (M8). It’s also possible that it could be some sort of rear power and/or volume controls.

The Ascend D3 will most likely be unveiled next month at IFA, and is rumored to feature a 6-inch (1920 x 1080) display, a homegrown Huawei octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 920 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, and Android 4.4 KitKat.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha in white gets photographed, looks very familiar

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Photos of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Alpha have appeared giving us the best look yet, and it looks awfully familiar to another phone. I will give you three guesses and the first two don’t count. That’s right, you guessed it, it’s the iPhone. Did Samsung not learn their lesson from all the time and money spent in the courts?

As you can see, the white Galaxy Alpha has chamfered edges made from polished metal just like the iPhone. It also appears much smaller than the Galaxy S 5, which lines up with rumors that it will sport a 4.8-inch display, among other subpar specs.

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Alleged Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro Mini gets photographed

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On August 5, Lenovo is expected to announce the Vibe Z2 Pro. But that may not be the only handset the company announces on that date. The image above is claimed to be the Vibe Z2 Pro (left) alongside what is allegedly the Vibe Z2 Pro Mini. Being a true miniature version of the Vibe Z2 Pro, the handset on the right does have a smaller body that retains the same design.

The person posting the image on Weibo also included at least one part of its specifications. Although it is a mini, the Vibe Z2 Pro Mini is said to feature a 5-inch display. The larger Vibe Z2 Pro will boast a massive 6-inch display.

Source: Weibo
Via: GSM Insider