Samsung likely to announce the Galaxy Tab 4 and Galaxy Gear 2 at MWC

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The Galaxy S 5 won’t be the only device Samsung is planning to announce at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It now looks like the Galaxy Tab 4 series, which leaked a few days ago, and the Galaxy Gear 2 will be announced as well. The focus for their MWC press conference will be smartphones, tablets, and wearables. Samsung’s event is scheduled for February 24 at 20:00 CET (or 8pm EST).

Source: ZDNet Korea
Via: SamMobile

Nokia X gets priced in Vietnam

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The Nokia X has been listed at an online retailer in Vietnam as the Nokia X A110. The listed price is between 2.2 million and 2.5 million VND. That equates to roughly $110.  To give you a point of reference, the same site has the Nokia Lumia 525 (Windows Phone) for 3.39 million or $160, but it also has 512MB more RAM and an extra 4GB of internal storage.

It was a few weeks ago when (former) Motorola CES Dennis Woodside said that they would like to offer a smartphone for $50. We are just about there folks.

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Xiaomi Mi4 hardware specifications leak

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Last year, Google’s Hugo Barra left the company to become Xiaomi’s Vice President and later announced that the company had big plans set for 2014. Xiaomi has released some impressive smartphones in the past and according to a new report, the company will soon enter the US market.

Apple’s former Co-Founder, Steve Wozniak, hinted that Xiaomi “has excellent products” that is “good enough to break the America market”. Well, what kind of phone could Xiaomi unveil that would allow it to compete with the smartphone giants in the market? Take a look at the hardware specifications of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi4 in the image above and you’ll figure it out.

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Oppo Find 7 to have two versions, will be released on March 19

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Oppo’s upcoming flagship, the Find 7, will have multiple versions, according to a recent teaser. The “are coming” part of the image above would seem to give it away.

The two phones should have 5.5-inch displays — one with a 1080p resolution, and the other with 2K (2,560 x 1,440) resolution. Both are likely to have the same processor as well— the 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 SoC. They will run Android 4.3 and should be upgraded to the latest version of Android as well.

The devices will be unveiled on March 19 in Beijing.

Via: GSM Arena
Source: Weibo

Microsoft possibly looking into bringing Android apps to Windows Phone

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Here’s your crazy story for the day: Microsoft may be figuring out how to bring Android apps to their Windows platform.

Now that Microsoft has a new CEO in place, they’re inevitably going to try out some different new things to give their Windows Phone platform a shot in the arm. According to some close to Microsoft, this radical change would be to embrace Android apps to artificially inflate their app count. Now, we’ve seen BlackBerry try something similar, and it didn’t help them much, but Microsoft has quite a bit more clout to push its own services. Read more

Koush teases Android mirroring to Chromecast in AllCast update

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Koush’s AllCast app has seen some ups and downs. It was originally designed to be able to share content to a Chromecast, but Google ended up blocking the feature, and then it was added back last week . The next step for the app might be even bigger, though.

On his Google+ page, Koush hinted that he would be able to stream Android to Chromecast, which presumably means sharing an entire device’s screen to your television. He didn’t explicitly say whether or not that would be an AllCast feature or something else entirely, but the idea is exciting.

It’s always possible that Google could shoot this down almost immediately after release like what happened with Chromecast initially, but hopefully that was a one-time ordeal. After all, if an app like this existed, it would certainly boost Chromecast sales, right?

source: Koushik Dutta

Screenshot from Galaxy S 5 confirms new circular icons

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Yesterday, Samsung tweeted a little teaser revealing a new circular icon look for TouchWiz. Not that we needed confirmation from something that was offered by the company itself, but a leaked screenshot from the Galaxy S 5 does just that. As you can clearly see, the image probably comes from China, but is has some of the same icons that were shown in yesterday’s teaser. Hit the break to see the comparison.

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Nokia could have more Android phones in the pipeline

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We are anticipating that Nokia’s first Android handset, the Nokia X, will be announced at Mobile World Congress, but will that be the only Nokia Android phone? According to Chinese media, Nokia has been testing other phones and might release them in May or June. The source is a company called Artesyn Technologies, which manufactures power conversion and mission critical embedded computing technology solutions for communications, computing, medical and industrial applications. Nokia happens to be one of their customers, so they might have a good idea what is going on behind the scenes.

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Press images for Verizon’s 2014 Galaxy Note 10.1 leak

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Twitter user @evleaks has leaked out the press images for Verizon’s 2014 Galaxy Note 10.1— the tablet, which saw the release of its WiFi version back in October, will feature 3GB of RAM and will come in 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB versions, all of which can support an additional 64 GB of memory via microSD. The screen will be a 2560×1600 Super clear LCD display. Processor is still unknown, but could either be a 1.9 GHz  Octa Core processor or a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, but we’re going with the latter.

Expect official information from Verizon shortly.

Source: @evleaks

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S 5 (SM-G900T) allegedly found in UA profile

samsung-logoThe Samsung SM-G900T, supposedly one of the many variants of the upcoming Galaxy S 5, is real. More specifically, the SM-G900T, the T-Mobile version of the S5, had its User Agent profile  discovered on Samsung Mobile’s website earlier today. The UA profile is incredibly similar to the SM-G900A, which is believed to be AT&T’s S5. The Sprint S5, the SM-G900P, was also found on Samsung Mobile’s website today.

Samsung should announce the next version of their flagship phone at MWC later this month during an “Unpacked” event on February 24.

Source: Samsung Mobile
Via: PhoneArena