Galaxy Note 12.2 stops by Bluetooth SIG with similar specs to the updated Galaxy Note 10.1

Galaxy Note 12.2

That 12 inch Galaxy Note tablet showed up just before the Note announcements at IFA, but we didn’t see an announcement alongside the Note 3 and Note 10.1, and, honestly, I think many of us had forgotten about it afterwards. It looks like the massive 12.2 inch tablet is persistent, though, as it recently appeared in a Bluetooth SIG filing under the model number SM-P901, as seen above.

Now, this filing doesn’t necessarily confirm the device, since it could technically still just be a device that Samsung is toying with and may not widely release. But considering this filing does give some weight to the rumors that suggest it’ll use the same 2560 x 1600 display that the Note 10.1 uses, it might be something Samsung is readying for a massive holiday launch. The filing also shows Android 4.2 on board, as well as Bluetooth 4.0. (obviously.)

We still don’t know when Samsung plans on announcing this device, but we’ll be sure to keep you filled in on anything we hear.

source: Bluetooth SIG

via: VR-Zone

Android 4.4 KitKat might support 64-bit processing

Intel_Developer_Forum_64_Bit_Could_Come_To_KitKat

Yes it pretty much is useless for mobile, but 64-bit processing as become a buzzword thanks to Apple when they announced the iPhone 5S would support it. Shortly after, Samsung said it’s coming to their phones next year. At that point one had to wonder if Samsung was going to do this on their own or if they knew the Android software would support it very soon. It’s probably the latter based on the image above.

It was taken at the Intel Developers Forum and posted on Reddit by shuriken. You can clearly see “64-bit” so the theory is that Google is probably adopting it very soon, and most likely Kit Kat. Now I should point out that Intel’s latest Bay Trail chips support 64-bit so this doesn’t necessarily imply Google is going to add it to Kit Kat. Intel could just be saying that the chip supports it. ARM has also announced the Cortex-A53 and Cortex-A57, which both support 64-bit. Based on all of this, it’s probably a safe assumption that the Android OS will support it, if not this year, probably next year.


Read more

HTC One Max poses with the Galaxy Note 3 and Note II

HTC-One-Max-and-Samsung-Galaxy-Note-3-Note-II_01

The HTC One Max has been posing for the camera a lot lately so why not a shot with it’s main competition? We now have a couple of images of the One Max along with the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note II.

There really isn’t much to get out of the images other than the One Max is bigger. It should be since it sports a 5.9-inch display, while the Note 3 and the Note II feature 5.7-inches and 5.5-inches respectively.

The One Max should be unveiled next month, but will it have the Snapdragon 800 or the Snapdragon S4 Pro? One more pic after the break.


Read more

Galaxy Note 3 confirmed to use PenTile pixel arrangement, holds massive power-saving advantages

Galaxy Note 3 white

It was previously rumored (and widely believed) that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 uses a PenTile pixel arrangement on its Super AMOLED display. Today, Samsung confirmed those rumors. It’s great news— yes, many will argue that the difference in resolution is too small to tell. However, the PenTile matrix holds a significant power-saving advantage over the alternative RGB display.

Source: SamMobile

 

LG Vu 3 set for October launch with several QuickView cases

LG Vu 3 quickview

We’ve been expecting LG’s successor to the oddly shaped LG Vu soon, and it looks like they’ll be releasing the third iteration in the Vu lineup in October to take on Samsung’s latest phablet. The LG Vu 3 is rumored to sport a Snapdragon 800 processor, 13 megapixel camera, and 1280 x 960 resolution screen, which keeps it in line with the weird aspect ratio for this family of devices. On top of those specs, LG is trying to hit a lower price point than what Samsung can, despite having some pretty high end tech in the Vu 3.

Alongside the phone itself, LG is launching several QuickView cases which are slightly different than what Samsung offers. These cases are semi-transparent around the middle of the front cover, allowing the screen to show through important information without having a window or having to open the case. It’s really a pretty neat concept that looks surprisingly good.

Still, with Samsung’s latest Note shipment numbers, I find it hard to believe that a device as weird as the Vu is going to be able to offer any meaningful competition in that niche market. Of course, I thought the original LG Vu was going to fail, too, but three phones later, LG is still manufacturing them. There’s obviously some people out there that like these phones, I’m just unfortunately not one of them.

source: etnews

via: GSM Arena

LG G Pad could hit market for $299

lg_g_pad_image_01

New information has surfaced from China indicating LG’s forthcoming tablet device, the LG G Pad, could sell for $299. The tablet device sports an 8.3-inch 1920×1200 display, a Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM and will run Android 4.2.2 when shipped. The LG G Pad will incorporate some useful multi-tasking/multi-window features, like Slide Aside which uses a three-finger swipe and QSlide that will enable the use of three different apps in one window without exiting any of them. The device will be capable of being turned on and off with just a couple taps thanks to KnockON. The LG G Pad will come with QPair software which will enable users to pair the G Pad with a smartphone so calls and text messages can be delivered to the tablet. The connection via QPair will not be limited to other LG devices.

LG has not yet announced an official release date other than some time in the fourth quarter, but an October release would not be unexpected.

source: ZOL
via: UnwiredView

Unlocked Galaxy Note 3 coming to Best Buy on September 19?

Galaxy_Note_3_Unlocked_Best_Buy_Inventory_02According to a leaked inventory shot, Best Buy is going to offer an unlocked Galaxy Note 3. Not only that, they will offer it on September 19, which is only two days away. The Note 3 isn’t supposed to be available in the U.S. till early next month, so this is quite surprising.

Also very interesting is the model number of N9000, which  happens to be the Exynos 5 variant. Now before you go jumping up and down, keep in mind that it won’t support LTE  or 4K video. Of course, the price of $999 doesn’t make me feel all warm and fuzzy either.


Read more

LG Nexus 5 receives WiFi certification, spotted on benchmark site

benchmark_nexus_5Today’s been a Nexus 5 day. First, we got to see some really cool leaked photos of the upcoming device, and now the Nexus 5 has been spotted on the GFXBench benchmark site. It seems like the codename of the phone is the LG Hammerhead. From the information, we can tell that it has an HD 1080p display and a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor. In addition, the device runs KitKat 4.4.

That’s not it. Two unannounced devices, LG-D820_S and LG-D820_C have received WiFi Certification. These are most likely two different versions of the Nexus 5, as previous leaks have shown. These two devices could vary by storage capacity, or LTE/HSPA+. We’ll have to wait and see, but it’s getting exciting to see these leaks.

Source: GSM Insider 1 | 2

Lucky bartender finds unattended ‘Nexus 5′ and snaps some photos/videos for all to see

nexus-5-02

And here we go again folks, the ‘ol “leave your unreleased prototype” device at the bar for all the world to see. In all seriousness, we love this right? Looks like an unattended “Nexus 5″ was left at a bar counter and luckily the bartender knew what he had in his hands as he took a couple of photos and short videos before the owner came back to retrieve the device.


Read more

Samsung reportedly adding multi-user to Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1

samsung_tab_3_multi_user_screen_01

According to a recent report, Samsung is preparing a software update for their Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 tablets to add multi-user support. Multi-user functionality is supported by Android 4.2, but despite shipping with Android 4.2.2, Samsung did not include this feature on these Galaxy Tab 3 tablets. Screenshots purporting to be from a Galaxy Tab 3 device show the multi-user account function available in Settings.

No information is available concerning other improvements or new features that Samsung may include in the update nor is there any information on an expected date for the update to start rolling out.

source: SamMobile