NVIDIA’s 7″ Tegra Note appears in photos online, shipping to China to begin soon

Tegra Note

ChinaDIY recently got their hands on NVIDIA’s upcoming Tegra Note, and took a series of photos with the device. We know that the tablet will be a white label product, meaning that NVIDIA partners around the world will be re-branding the Tegra Note as their own— expect to see it for a very attractive price.

We also have some confirmed specs: a 7″ 1280 x 768 HD display, a quad-core Tegra 4 CPU clocked at 1.8 GHz, 2 GB RAM, a 5 MP rear camera, a front camera of unknown resolution, micro-USB/HDMI support, and a stylus.

To see more images of the Tegra Note, head on over to the source link below.

Source: ChinaDIY

Google Glass app store to come in 2014

ap_google_glasses_kb_120627_wgEarlier this summer, it was leaked that Google Glass app store was in the works, and now it’s official. According to the New York Times, a Glass-optimized app store will debut at some point in 2014. A Google representative confirmed that with Marketing Land. The store was reportedly going to be called “Boutique,” but we’ll have to see if that name stuck.

There are still only limited details, but as we get closer and closer to a public Glass release, we’ll keep hearing more info.

Source: Engadget

Is the leaked Nexus 5 based on the Sony Xperia Z1?


Earlier a Nexus device was spotted in a Google video regarding the KitKat statue, which was quickly assumed as being the Nexus 5. Adding to the speculation was the fact that Google pulled the video. Still, the big question on everyone’s mind is who is making the device? We have heard both LG and Motorola in the past, but we still don’t have any concrete evidence. That could be because neither company is the chosen one.

If you look closely at the leaked phone, it very well could be based on the upcoming Sony Xperia Z1. This comes from a Google+ post by Chris Winkley. He had heard Sony was making the next Nexus and quickly pointed out that both the leaked phone and the Xperia Z1 sport the same placement of the lens and flash. Now, we did hear that the next Nexus will look similar to the Nexus 7, so the fact that the lens is in the top left corner doesn’t prove that Sony is making the device, but looking at both phones side-by-side, it makes a lot of sense.

What do you guys think?

Cheers Rudy

source: +Chris Winkley

Video shows KitKat statue going up at Google’s headquarters, and the new LG Nexus 5?

android_kitkatThere’s a lot of excitement that’s coming with the news that the newest Android OS will be called KitKat, and not Key Lime Pie as everyone originally thought. A necessary step towards KitKat is of course the statue being erected among the Honeycomb, Gingerbread Man, Eclair, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean statues at Google’s headquarters. If you want to see KitKat man going up, you’re in luck, as Google has released a video showing just that.

But, what’s that 38 seconds into the video? It looks a lot like a new Nexus to us. It has a horizontal Nexus logo like the Nexus 7, but it’s definitely smaller than the tablet, and larger than the Nexus 4 right next to this mysterious device. There’s a huge camera with flash, and just maybe we can see an LG logo. What do you think? Click past the break to watch the video yourself.

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Asus unveils new FonePad 7 with upgraded processor, camera and speakers

asus_fonepadWe knew that ASUS was on its way to creating a new FonePad, and today we get to see what they’ve come up with. The company is announcing the new FonePad 7, which features a 7-inch 1280 x 800 display, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5MP rear-facing camera with an F2.4 lens, 8GB of internal storage and microSD card support of up to 64GB.

It’s very similar to its predecessor, with of course better hardware like an enhanced processor, camera, and dual-front speakers with Sonic Master technology. We’re sure to hear more of the new FonePad at the IFA this week, so stay tuned to Talk Android for more information on ASUS’s new device.

Source: UberGizmo

Sony QX Lens camera series press release leaks (and removed shortly after), promotional video still available


A Sony site accidentally leaked the press release for their QX100 and QX10 “lens-style cameras,” which was removed shortly after. Unfortunately, Sony has asked our source to remove the press release from their site, and therefore, it is now unavailable. However, we do know that they will be announced tomorrow, Sept. 4 at 4:00 PM (London time)— you won’t have to wait very long to get all the juicy details.

Sony did release a video on their YouTube channel which hypes up the two lens-cameras. Check it out after the break.

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Nestle/Hershey release new Kit-Kat teaser video, jokingly advertises candy bar as a piece of technology


Android surprised us all this morning as it announced that the next version of Android will be called “KitKat 4.4,” and not Key Lime Pie 5.0, as was widely rumored (and expected) for months.

Nestle and Hershey will certainly be doing their part in supporting the newest version of Android’s OS, as they have already announced a new Android-branded wrapper which will be shipped with 50 million Kit-Kat bars worldwide, and will feature a promotional giveaway from Google for free Nexus 7s and Play Store credit.

Now, Nestle has released a video which jokingly advertises Kit-Kat bars as a revolutionary new piece of food technology with a fully “immersive and multi-sensory experience.”

We still don’t have any information on what specific features the new version of Android’s OS will include, but it will certainly be interesting to see what changes they bring. Nonetheless, check out the video after the break— enjoy!

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NVIDIA Tegra Tablet P1640 leaks packing a Tegra 4 processor

Tegra Tab P1640

We’ve heard that NVIDIA has been contemplating entering the tablet market with their powerful Tegra 4 processor, which isn’t surprising considering they’re already moving into the Android space with devices like the NVIDIA Shield. Thanks to some leaks from the NCC, the Taiwanese certifications site, we’ve got some confirmation on what NVIDIA has been cooking up.

The tablet above, named the P1640, is NVIDIA branded and has a 1.8 GHz Tegra 4 processor under the hood. The screen is reportedly a 7-inch, 1280 x 768 panel, and the device will run Android 4.2.2. It has several common ports, including the charging port, mini HDMI, and a SIM tray. Since this thing takes a SIM card, it may be a version of the tablet exclusive to a country like Taiwan. Seems like SIM-enabled tablets are pretty uncommon here.

Either way, we’ll be sure to keep you updated as soon as we hear anything else about the tablet.

source: TechKiddy

Galaxy Note III specs confirmed again, this time with 2.5GB of RAM


We will get the official word tomorrow from the horse’s mouth, but it looks like the Galaxy Note III will come with 2.5GB of RAM. This is according to @evleaks, and a little less than the previously rumored 3GBs.

They also tweeted the screenshot above, which confirms Android 4.3. Along with that, you have an AnTuTu score of 24,497, which is based on a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800. Interestingly enough, it doesn’t seem all that high.

Last but not least, they confirmed the display size of 1920 x 1080, but I didn’t think that was ever a question.

source: @evleaks

Fingerprint scanning a possibility for Samsung Galaxy Note III


Samsung’s Galaxy Note III device is scheduled to be announced this week, so it is only fitting that rumors abound concerning what we will discover. The latest technology that seems to have been identified is some type of fingerprint scanning capability for the Galaxy Note III. Twitter tipster @evleaks managed to get his hands on a list of APK files included on the forthcoming device. The list is quite long thanks to Samsung’s TouchWiz interface and buried in the list is a file named FingerprintService.apk. The presence of this file would seem to imply Samsung is planning to provide the ability to scan fingerprints as part of the device’s security capabilities.

Implementation of fingerprint scanners in smartphones is not a new concept as seen on the Motorola ATRIX 4G. More recently we have been witness to the on again, off again rumors regarding a fingerprint scanner included in the HTC One Max.  Even Apple is supposedly exploring fingerprint scanner options for their devices. All of this activity is likely driven by the increased focus on security as smartphones and tablets begin to displace traditional computer form factors and carry more sensitive information.

source: @evleaks