What you’re looking at above is what the promotional material for HTC’s upcoming flagship will be signed with. The image, from @evleaks, confirms that the M8 will be named The All New HTC One. Is it a weird name? Definitely. I think HTC would be much better off simply calling it the HTC One (again) and perhaps adding 2014 when listed in stores and online. Read more
Thanks to @evleaks over on Twitter, it looks like the recently announced LG L90 will be joining T-Mobile’s device lineup at some point. He tweeted the image above which is a press render of the L90 along with some T-Mobile branding on the backside.
From our previous post, here are the LG L90 specifications:
- 4.7-inch qHD IPS Display (qHD 960 x 540)
- Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor with 512MB of RAM
- 8GB of memory
- 8MP rear camera / VGA front camera
- 3000mAh removable battery
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 3G (HSPA+21Mbps)
Verizon took forever to get the Nexus 7, but it seems they will be considerably faster getting the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and LG Pad 8.3. According to a leaked document, the Note Pro 12.2 as well as the Pad 8.3 will arrive for Verizon users in just a few weeks, on March 6.
This obviously isn’t an official document, and things could still change from now until then, but it’s good to see that Verizon seems to have plans to get their users the Note Pro 12.2 within a month of its announcement.
Source: Android Police
HTC just debuted two new Desire phones at MWC and with the All New One coming March 25, it looks as if the Taiwanese company has a pretty decent line up on its hands for 2014. HTC looks to be adding to that as a successor to the HTC Butterfly S. A device that’s coded named “GLU2″ surfaced with radios for CDMA2000 and appears to be built for the Japanese carrier KDDI. Other than that, it looks to be packing similar specs (still rumored so it could change) to the M8.
It will pack a full 5.2-inch HD display made by SHARP, a Snapdragon 801 processor with a 2.3GHz clock speed, 2 GB of RAM, either 16 or 32 GB of storage with a microSD slot, 5MP UltraPixel dual-camera, 5MP front-facing camera, and 3,000 mAh battery. Android 4.4.X with Sense 6 is rumored to be on-board as well.
No word on pricing or timing, but we’ll let you know as soon as we know more.
We’ve already pretty much figured out most of the important aspects of HTC’s upcoming One successor, but that’s not going to stop them from building hype for the device. The latest video from HTC’s YouTube channel looks like it’s going to be the first of many videos showing off their new device, and they’re even confirming a few things we weren’t sure of about the device.
The teaser trailer refers to HTC’s upcoming flagship as the All New HTC One, confirming the rumors about what the phone would be called. It’s also confirmed that we can expect to see the dual front-facing speakers with an improved BoomSound to make a return on the All New One, but that’s hardly a surprise. It was one of HTC’s biggest selling points on the original One, and with good reason.
Unfortunately, we can’t get get a good look at the New One thanks to a new pixelation “feature” that HTC is testing on the device for the trailer. Either way, this looks like it could shape up to be a pretty entertaining marketing campaign leading up to the launch of the device in March. Read more
Last week Bloomberg reported that Samsung is going to offer the Galaxy S 5 at a lower price as compared to not only the competition, but also the launch prices of previous Galaxy S phones. Samsung didn’t offer any pricing at the Unpacked event, but another report out of ZDNet Korea seems to confirm Bloomberg’s report.
Since the Galaxy S 5 really doesn’t offer anything significant in terms of hardware over the Galaxy S 4, this makes a lot of sense. Samsung could not only lower the off contract pricing, but they are likely to do it for contract pricing as well.
We’ve known Google has been working on a smartwatch for a while now, but we haven’t gotten a clear look at anything they’ve been planning. Now, thanks to Android Police, we’re getting a pretty decent glance at what Motorola was developing for Google prior to the Lenovo sale.
The images show a prototype smartwatch with Motorola branding on the front face of the device, as well as a volume rocker on the top of the screen and a back button below the screen. It had a rubberized wristband that also looked to be detachable. Read more
And so it begins. Twitter’s @evleaks has tweeted that Motorola is working on something while other companies are getting the spotlight Mobile World Congress. What is it? Something called the Quark X. While we have no idea what exactly this is — phone, tablet, or maybe even a wearable — odds are it is the successor to Motorola’s Moto X. And when can we expect to see this device? My guess would be June; however, Google is holding their I/O conference and Apple is rumored to be holding an event that month as well. If Motorola wants to be the center of attention, waiting until August may be the best bet. Read more
Last year when Samsung announced the Galaxy S 4, HTC took the opportunity to take some potshots at Samsung. Samsung’s announcement of the Galaxy S 5 today at MWC 2014 gave HTC another opportunity to dig at Samsung via Twitter. The results were mixed with one tweet implying Samsung buyers would regret their decision when March 25th rolls around. That attempt fell short of the mark since Samsung’s Galaxy S 5 won’t be going on sale until April, so there will be nothing to feel remorse over. Read more
Thinking about picking up a Galaxy S 5 from a Samsung experience shop this summer? You may get a complementary app bundle whenever you buy your device, according to some recent rumors about Samsung’s mid-year plans.
Samsung will be taking into account a customer’s interests and jobs and loading a bundle of third-party applications on their devices at the point of activation. A student may get some studying apps or word processing software, while a businessman might get some finance calculators and banking apps. The process by which employees decide which bundle to preload is said to be fairly simple, so it’ll likely just be a few questions, not a full psychology test. Read more