HTC One Max, One Mini, two mysterious Nokia devices uncovered in O2 Germany document

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Some information regarding upcoming devices to be sold through O2 Germany show several new HTC devices, some devices from Sony, a pair of mysterious Nokia devices to go with several WP8 handsets, and a couple Huawei smartphones. None of the devices are available now, but their presence on the list indicates O2 Germany anticipates selling them in the near future. » Read the rest

LG Optimus G2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 rumored to be first phones with 3GB RAM

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After multiple rumors swirled around the web, Korean publications confirmed today that both the LG Optimus G2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 would feature 3GB RAM, the first devices to do so on the market. The high specs will allow the devices to handle multitasking much better without any hiccups, boosting performance by a pretty hefty amount.

Both devices are rumored to feature Snapdragon 800 processors, so these devices will certainly be competing against one another on the market. We expect both phones to be officially announced pretty soon with plenty of hype to go along with the release.

Sources: Phone Arena / SAM Mobile

Motorola’s X Phone will not be a Verizon Droid device

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There’s still quite a bit of mystery surround Motorola’s hyped up X Phone, such as carrier availability or pricing. With the latest leaks of Verizon’s new Droid Ultra line, it would be pretty logical to assume the X Phone may come to Verizon under the Droid moniker, but fortunately for those of you that are tired of hearing all of your friends refer to every non-iOS smartphone as a Droid, that won’t be the case.  The X Phone will be all Motorola/Google with no glaring red eyes or strange marketing campaigns, assuming it comes to Verizon at all.

Motorola and Verizon are still obviously creating some exclusive phones together, but I’m personally very happy this device won’t help beat the dead Droid-horse, whenever it shows up.

source: The Verge

Motorola’s vision for the Moto X and for the future outed in a newspaper ad set to debut tomorrow

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On the eve of America’s biggest holiday some of the country’s biggest newspapers (yes they still have those) will be seeing an ad by the newly logo’d Motorola. Big names like the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal will feature it as a full page ad. While we don’t see the highly anticipated device, we see where the new Google Company is heading.

Pulling our patriotic heart strings, the new company will market a new phone, with a new vision. From what we see in the ad, it will be an American made device, from an American company, that’s designed by you. As was rumored before, you could very well customize the hardware of said device or it could be as simple as choosing the color of your device.

Either way, the ad campaign starts tomorrow. Given Motorola’s statement in regards to a summer release of the Moto X, it looks like we may get to see the phone sooner rather than later (we’re hoping). You can check out the ad after the break. We’re excited about the direction that MotoGoogle is heading. What about you?

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Motorola DROID ULTRA landing page appears on official website

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Last week, @evleaks let us know that Motorola and Verizon were preparing to launch a new Motorola DROID line, and today we see some proof on Motorola’s official website. A landing page has popped up on motorola.com that proves the existence of a new Motorola ULTRA line of phones. Information is sparse, but a paragraph on the site with a headline “Think Thin” reveals that the DROID ULTRA will be available in a “bunch of glossy colors” and a “DuPont Kevlar body” that is thin, but still “tough as steel.” There’s a specs list at the bottom of the site, but it looks like that’s just a placeholder they copied word-for-word from the RAZR M.

The site doesn’t offer much info, but that’s all we know for now. Talk Android will keep you updated on the latest DROID ULTRA news as it breaks.

Source: Motorola
via: Droid-Life

Android 4.3 notification code service allows third party apps to manage notifications, suggests possible wearable tech

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Android 4.3 doesn’t appear to be anything drastic, but it is just full of under-the-hood changes. The latest change deals with Android’s powerful notification system, and, believe it or not, actually makes the notification shade even more robust. The biggest problem with many third-party apps in the Play Store today is that the only thing that can directly clear or touch notifications created by Android or other apps is the Android system itself. Many apps like DashClock have hit this roadblock, and things like smartwatches have definitely struggled to use workarounds to keeping notifications synced and cleared up.

A recent change discovered in Android 4.3 is new code dealing with Android’s notification system, complete with a settings shortcut to notifications history. This change would allow things like DashClock or Google Glass to manage your device’s notifications without having to clear them on the notification itself. This would be a gigantic asset to the swarm of impending smartwatches on the market, as well as many other kinds of wearable technology that pairs with your Android device.

Hopefully we won’t have to wait too much longer for Android 4.3 to become official so we can see this in action.

source: Android Police

HP plans to reenter the smartphone market

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Remember the failure that was HP’s webOS? Now HP wants to have a second go at the smartphone market. In the Indian Express, HP Senior Director of Consumer PCs and Tablets for Asia-Pacific Yam Su Yin revealed that the company is working on a new smartphone that will offer a “differentiated experience.”  We don’t know anything besides this initial remark – not even if they are working on an entire mobile operating system, or simply just a device that could run on Android or Windows Phone.

The company’s focus will still be concentrated on tablet, notebook, and PC lines, however it could be very difficult to emerge in a market that currently seems to have its bases covered. Of course, Yin, who says “HP has to be in the game,” says a timetable is not yet available. Stay tuned to Talk Android as we keep you updated on HP’s latest foray into the smartphone market.

Source: TechnoBuffalo

Mysterious LG device with Snapdragon 800 spotted in benchmark tests, most likely G2 not Nexus 5

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Another LG device was spotted in AnTuTu Benchmarks, and the speculation is that it could be the Nexus 5. It has a model number of LG-F320 and scored 32,000 points with its 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU. I know a lot of people are hoping for a Nexus 5, but this is probably a G2 variant for Korea.

Remember, LG confirmed they aren’t working on a Nexus 5. Of course, shortly after, it was reported that they produced a prototype, but there are a lot of prototypes that never hit the market. I am still on record as saying there won’t be a Nexus phone this year, and instead, it’s going to be just Google Edition and Motorola phones from here on.

Going back to the G2, we should get a lot of info on the device at LG’s event on August 7.

source: GSMInsider

Samsung Galaxy Note III to be released on September 4th

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We’ve been seeing an awful lot of Galaxy Note 3 news lately, so it’s only fitting that we hear more about the upcoming device’s imminent release date. If you recall, we previously indicated to you that the phablet would be released at IFA 2013, which is sometime in September. Well according to the gang at Android Geeks, we won’t see the Galaxy Note 3 at IFA 2013. Instead, the Galaxy Note 3 will be unveiled on September 4th at a Samsung Unpacked event, slightly ahead of IFA 2013. Considering Apple will also unveil its iPhone 5S around that time, Samsung will roll the dice and hope its upcoming device will be the phone to beat for the Fall and holiday seasons.

So yes friends, it’s looking like the mouthwatering Android 4.3 Android 4.2.2 phablet will be seen in only 2 months’ time. You folks getting warm and fuzzy yet?

source: Android Geeks

Sony ‘Honami’ getting new UI and features according to system dump

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Recently, some images surfaced for Sony’s latest and greatest, the “Honami’, but we now have more information about the device thanks to a system dump from the Canadian version with a model number of C6906. It looks like they will reveal a brand new UI that will feature a new launcher and app tray. There will also be new apps for the clock, album, conversations, phonebook, settings, calendar, and Walkman. That’s not all as it appears they have some sort of augmented reality app and a new app called Info-eye. Info-eye is a visual search app based on kooaba, which is a leading image recognition platform. It will give you more information about places and landmarks around you. This app was revealed in the latest press render that we showed you over the weekend.

The system dump also revealed some of the specs, which isn’t anything different from what we have heard. It will sport a Snapdragon 800 CPU and sport a 20MP camera. Something we haven’t heard is the ability to record 4K (4000 x 2000) video with an aspect ration of 2:1. They will also be adding Timeshift burst, which is some sort of burst shooting that lets you shift back and forth in time.

The ‘Honami” sounds like a serious contender, but is it going to be just another Sony device that doesn’t make its way to the U.S.? Hit the beak for some images, but you will find a lot more at the source link.

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