Leaked ‘All New HTC One’ ad reveals ‘Duo Camera’ function

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You have seen everything there is to see about the All New HTC One right? What’s that? You still don’t really know much about what the two back cameras will do? That is about the only thing we haven’t heard too much about, and considering it might be the most important feature on the phone, it would be nice to know a little more.

Well wonder a little less this morning because a leaked ad for Telstra in Australia gives us more details. First, it will be called the “Duo Camera” which seems appropriate. As far as the benefits, it will allow you to choose where to focus, highlight the best parts, soften backgrounds, and add 3D effects after you have taken the shot.

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Sprint chairman wants to try and purchase T-Mobile

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It’s not exactly a well-kept secret that Sprint is interested in acquiring T-Mobile since SoftBank took over the carrier last year. However, in a recent television interview, Sprint chairman Masayoshi Son publicly stated that he would absolutely love to try and purchase the Uncarrier. He did clarify that at this point in time, Sprint hasn’t made an offer for T-Mobile. They’re still working closely with banks and antitrust authorities to try to get the finer details worked out before moving forward with any kind of deal. Read more

Could Google drop Snapdragon in favor of Intel’s chip for Nexus 8?

 

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With Google’s Nexus 8 tablet rumored to be released this July alongside Google I/O, several other rumors about the device has surfaced. One glaring rumor is that Google is opting for Intel’s Moorefield CPU rather than Qualcomm’s Snapdragon, which is currently being used in their Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 5 devices. The Moorefield chip clocks in at a max of 2.33 GHz and is powered by a PowerVR G6430 graphics engine, so either way, there’s no doubt that the rumored Nexus 8 will be a powerhouse whichever direction Google decides to take.

Of course, these are just rumors so take all of this with a grain of salt. Either way, we’ll all know for sure this coming Google I/O 2014!  On a side note, do you guys think Google will unveil a new OS, or next iteration of Android (4.5, 5.0)? Or will they still stick with KitKat and just bump it up a notch to 4.4.3?

source: AndroidPit

Sound file in ‘all new HTC One’ suggests wireless charging capabilities for device

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Information about the all new HTC One has been leaking for weeks now, and there doesn’t seem to be a shortage in sight. We’ve just received word that the new device is expected to feature wireless charging capabilities.

This isn’t a surprise, but it’s valuable information nonetheless.

The hint was discovered after sound files from the new device were looked into— among notification and alarm sounds was an .ogg file called, “Wireless Charging Started.”

The file name pretty much gives it all away. With all of these leaks coming so quickly, don’t be surprised when more comes out in the next few days.

Via: Phone Arena
Source: Copy.com

The all new HTC One gets a photo shoot

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Videos of the all new HTC One have appeared, disappeared, and have been both useful and useless. But now we finally have some really nice high quality photos of the upcoming device. Some of the photos even compare HTC’s new flagship with the HTC One Max.

The photos have been posted on Weibo. Expect more leaks to come before the device’s March 25 unveiling date. Hit the break below for more.

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Pantech Vega Iron 2 could be first Snapdragon 805 powered device

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Last year Qualcomm announced they were bringing a new Snapdragon processor, the 805, to market in 2014. A good bet for the first device to come with this new chipset powered by four Krait 450 cores would have been one of the flagship devices from a market-leading manufacturer. However, it appears Pantech has stolen the spotlight with the pending release of their new Pantech Vega Iron 2 smartphone.

The Vega Iron 2 appears to be intended for the Korean market only, although one of the four variants is carrier free and could be sold in other markets. In addition to the Snapdragon 805 processor, the Vega Iron 2 is supposed to come equpped with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP camera, 32GB and 64GB storage options, and LTE-A support.

source: TechOrz
via: GSM Arena

Chromecast to expand to new markets within the month

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At Sundar Pichai’s keynote at the SXSW (South by Southwest) conference, he mentioned that Chromecast would be hitting “many more countries” in the coming weeks.

These countries include the UK and Australia, which had been rumored since last month. Because the device’s SDK was released in February, you can expect the capabilities of the dongle to expand in the next few months as well.

He didn’t talk about sales figures, but mentioned that the numbers are in the millions, and is continuing to grow rapidly.

During the keynote Pichai also mentioned that an Android SDK for wearables would be coming in the next two weeks as well.

Source: The Next Web

Review video for upcoming ‘all new HTC One’ appears on YouTube, later pulled by user [Updated]

 

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Last week a video revealing the all new HTC One appeared on YouTube— it wasn’t the best review, but it showed the device in all its glory. This made some HTC execs unhappy, which caused him to later pull the video off of YouTube. Although some have downloaded the video’s content and posted it elsewhere, many are still looking for more information on the new device.

A new video, posted by another user, appeared on YouTube yesterday. It was a minute and 30 seconds long, and didn’t share any of the specs. The person shooting the video stated, “I’ll wait for HTC to do that.” The video was dark and grainy and didn’t really give any information that we don’t already know, so it’s not really worth watching. Either way, the video was recently pulled off of YouTube by the user.

Update: As expected, a few other people downloaded the video before it was pulled and re-uploaded it. We have the original video after the break.

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Oppo Find 7 Specs Confirmed

oppo-find-7-official-specsOppo’s Find 7 is shaping up to be a real top tier device. With specs that rival the Galaxy S 5, the device could be a real hit in respective markets. As with most OEM’s and their pre-announced handsets, we’re only seeing tid-bits being “leaked.” Today’s leak confirms the Find 7’s specs and debunks the 50MP camera rumor.

So far, we know that there will be two different models of the Find 7. One will sport a 1080p (1080×1920) full HD resolution and the other will have a 1440p (1440×2560) QHD resolution. The full HD version will rock a Snapdragon 800, 2 GB of RAM 5MP front facing camera and will have 16GB of on-board storage. There’s also news regarding the supposed 50MP camera in the back as well.

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Factory fire could affect Galaxy S 5 production

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A fire early yesterday morning at an Anseong, South Korea plant could put a damper on Galaxy S 5 supplies. This factory manufactures printed circuit boards (PCBs) for the upcoming flagship. The fire started around 7:00am and it took close to 6 hours and 300 firefighters to get it under control.

The damage was estimated to be around $1 billion, but the good news is that Samsung does partner with other manufacturers for the PCBs. Samsung doesn’t expect a delay of the launch, which is scheduled for April 11, but this could affect supplies moving forward. It’s impossible to know how much, and there is no reason to panic. We will just have to wait and see how it plays out.

We have two more pics after the break.

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