Gmail changes appear to be headed to desktop along with mobile interface

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We have already seen some work that Google has underway on the mobile Gmail app that included an overhaul of the interface, increased use of tabs, pin and snooze functions. Depending on how you feel about some of these changes, you may be happy or sad to know that Google appears to be working on bringing the same features to the web interface for Gmail. New images have surfaced showing how Google may be getting ready to deploy Gmail changes across a wide variety of platforms including the desktop.

Google’s “Flounder” codename surfaces in Android 4.4.3 changelog

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Earlier this week we reported on the codename “Flounder” surfacing in a Chromium issue tracker entry. The rumor was that this pointed to the release of an HTC produced Nexus tablet from Google. The recent release of a detailed changelog for Android 4.4.3 to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) seems to confirm the connection between HTC and the “Flounder” device as seen in the changelog entry.

Latest rumor suggests Google Now launcher changes could be tied to stock Android interface

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One of the things that has set Google’s Android operating system apart from other smartphone interfaces have been some of the unique features and stylistic cues that Google brought to the screen. With Google I/O coming up in a few weeks and rumors swirling of a pending release of another significant update to Android, likely 4.5, we have suggestions that an overhaul of the home screen and notifications menu may be in the cards.

Details leak about upcoming Samsung Galaxy S 5 Prime, Galaxy S 5 Mini, and next-gen Galaxy Mega

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A leak from a source that’s working on the Kids Mode on upcoming Samsung smartphones has given some insight into what Samsung is planning on doing with the screen sizes of their upcoming products, which confirms what we’re going to see on the Galaxy S 5 Prime, Galaxy S 5 Mini, and a new Galaxy Mega.

Image of Moto E leaks in Facebook post

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With only a few days to go until Motorola announces a new smartphone on May 13th, a new image has popped up that allegedly shows the Moto E, a device Motorola will be selling in developing markets. Last month we reported the Moto E would be heading to Mexico with other markets to follow, so it should not be a surprise that the leaked photo came from a Facebook user located in Mexico. 

LG Isai officially released in Japan but not an LG G3 preview

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LG officially released the LG Isai via KDDI in Japan yesterday. The smartphone is supposed to be a KDDI exclusive for that market. Historically LG’s Japanese phone releases have been a precursor to the release of new flagship devices around the world. Many people are expecting that to be the case again and are looking at the LG Isai to be a good indication of what the LG G3 will look like and what hardware will be included when released.

According to LG, the forthcoming LG G3 and the LG Isai are “completely different” products. Despite that claim, comparing images of the LG Isai to leaked images of the LG G3 reveal devices that appear to be very similar. That probably means the hardware is similar as well, like the 5.5-inch QHD display of the LG Isai.

source: ZDNet Japan
via: G for Games

Samsung’s Galaxy S 5 with a 2560×1440 display and Snapdragon 805 could be released only in Korea

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It looks like the Galaxy S 5 with a eye popping 2560×1440 display will be exclusive to Korean carriers. Three versions of the Samsung device with the model number SM-G906 appeared and belong to SK Telecom (SM-G906S), KT (SM-G906K), and LG Uplus (SM-G906L). In addition to a gorgeous display, it will have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 processor because it allows for displays with such resolutions to be managed. The interesting thing is that this LTE-A handset listed Android 4.4.3 as its operating system, a version not yet released or even announced.

Are you hoping this comes to your market?

Source: SammyToday
Via: Unwired View

Moto X+1 back panel details emerge, new Moto 4G news also

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Still waiting to see exactly what the Moto X+1 is? So is everyone else. Today, it has been confirmed that the Moto X+1 will bring 25 brand back panel options including wood and leather varieties. The accent colors remain at 10. And the front panel will be either black and white, none of that has changed.

Storage information for the Moto X+1 show that it will have 16GB or 32GB, but a 64GB model will arrive at a later date. The 32GB option will add $50 to the price. Also, Motorola has ditched adding a signature to the back of the handset. This information was found by someone digging through the source code of Moto Maker.

Here’s the first good look at the upcoming AMOLED Samsung Galaxy Tab S

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We already gave you the juicy details of the upcoming Galaxy Tab S, which will be Samsung’s first AMOLED tablet since the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from a few years ago. Now it’s time to get a good look at the device. These images are from the 10.5-inch version, and unfortunately there really isn’t anything major here. Samsung’s devices always look the same and the Tab S is no exception. However, you will notice an updated back that resembles the Galaxy S 5 band-aid look, I mean dimpled look. This is the first time we are seeing it on a tablet. You will also see that “wonderful” Magazine UX that is on the Galaxy TabPRO series and Galaxy NotePRO.

Under the hood, the Galaxy Tab S will be a beast. It will sport a 2560 x 1600 AMOLED display, and octa-core Exynos 5420 CPU which consists of four 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 cores, 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, IR blaster, and Android 4.4. One more pic revealing the back of the device after the break.

Mysterious Moto G Cinema appears on Motorola website

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The name Moto G Cinema recently popped up on Motorola’s support website. Besides the name, there’s nothing we really know about the supposedly upcoming device, so we can only guess what it is. The name cinema sounds like a device with a large, cinematic screen, doesn’t it? It’s perhaps the next version of the Moto G, but we’ll have to wait and see for the details.

Motorola’s hosting an event on May 13 in London, and hopefully we’ll hear more then.

Source: @evleaks

Galaxy S 5 Mini leaks with a not-so-mini 4.8 inch screen

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A GFX benchmark for a Samsung SM-G800H has surfaced, confirming what will probably end up being the Galaxy S 5 Mini. However, instead of the 4.5-inch screen we were originally anticipating, this benchmark shows a device with a 4.8-inch display. Now, that is technically “mini” compared to the Galaxy S 5, but 4.8 inches isn’t small by any stretch. It’s much bigger than the 4.3-inch screen on the S 4 Mini and the same size as Samsung’s older Galaxy S III. Bigger phones clearly have their place in the market, but Samsung is completely missing the point of offering a mini device.

Possible Nexus tablet from Google spotted online

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Although it appears Google has shutdown access to a Chromium issue tracker report that should not have been publicly available, they did not get to it before a screen shot was grabbed. The information that was discovered seems to indicate Google is getting closer to releasing a new Nexus tablet and it may come with a new version of the Android operating system, possibly Android 4.5.

The issue tracker entry shows a device codenamed “Flounder” which is consistent with previous Nexus family devices that were named after fish for internal purposes. Previous reports suggest Google may be working with HTC on an 8- or 9-inch tablet to succeed last year’s Nexus 7. The entry also shows the device running a development build of the Android operating system that was made on May 6, 2014. A version of the operating system that was built so recently could just indicate Google is working on another update to the 4.4 line.

source: Google
via: BGR

LG G3 stars in yet another photo shoot, this time in gold

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The LG G3 has leaked again folks, this time in a gold paint job. As you can see, the images confirm what we have already seen, which is a very thin bezel along with a redesign of the rear button layout. However, there is one more new thing that we can share with you that the tipster also shared.

That thing to the left of the camera lens is not an IR blaster, nor is it a heart rate monitor. It’s some sort of “laser beam” that will be used for night shots. Unfortunately we don’t know anymore than that. The tipster did say the camera is going to be the focal point (no pun intended) of the device and confirmed a 13MP rear shooter along with OIS+.

One more image of the front of the device after the break.