LG could offer a fingerprint sensor on both the G2 Pro and G3

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Well it appears that fingerprint sensors are going to be the rage this year. Apple kicked things off last fall, followed by HTC shortly after. Samsung appears to readying something similar for the Galaxy S 5, and now LG might join the party with their upcoming G2 Pro and G3.

LG will probably implement their sensor on the back of the device, which isn’t surprising since they implemented power and volume buttons on the backside of the G2.

Speaking of the G2, it was LG’s plan to implement a fingerprint scanner on that phone, but just couldn’t get it done in time.

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Photos of Midnight Black Oppo N1 leak

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Want a unique version of the Oppo N1 that’s not the crazy Pepsi-edition? You’re in luck. Some pictures have leaked of the N1 in Midnight Black as opposed to the plain white color that it normally ships with. Aside from the new paint job, the device is exactly the same as the standard Oppo N1. No Cyanogenmod preinstalled here, unfortunately. Still, the black does look pretty slick.

You can check out the rest of the photos at the source.

source: Gizchina

Sony blocks AnTuTu benchmarking app from being installed on prototype devices

sony_antutuIf you’re reading this site, chances are you like a good leak. Well, Sony doesn’t, and they’re blocking the AnTuTu benchmarking app from even being installed on prototype devices. If you try, you’ll see the popup above, which isn’t just a warning, but actually forces you to uninstall the app. This surely won’t stop leakers, but they’ll have to find a way around it.

Source: Xperia Blog

Sony Xperia Z1 gets photographed next to its successor, Xperia Z2 (D6503)

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The Sony Xperia Z2‘s (D6503) specifications leaked this morning followed by a flood of screenshots in the afternoon. So it is no surprise that someone managed to photograph the handset next to Sony’s current flagship, the Xperia Z1. In the image above, the Xperia Z2 sits on the bottom and the Z1 is up top. The handset seems to have a notification light hidden near the top. In one of the images after the break, you can see that the location of the light becomes hidden when unlit.

The handset, codenamed Sirius, is slated for an announcement at Mobile World Congress next month. Read more

Another HTC M8 case leaks revealing same cutouts

m8_casesA few days ago, we showed you an alleged case for the upcoming HTC M8 that had mysterious cutouts on the back. Today we have more leaked cases to show you, revealing the same mysterious cutouts. The three holes, which you can see above, are presumably for a camera, a microphone, and possibly a small fingerprint reader, but we can’t be sure just yet.

The HTC M8 is expected to have a 5-inch 1080p display, Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6 on top, and probably some powerful speakers and an aluminum body. Stay tuned for more info.

Source: Sonny Dickson
Via: PocketNow

Nest CEO Tony Fadell speaks out on privacy concerns after Google acquisition, promises transparency

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A lot of people saw Google’s purchase of Nest, the popular modern thermostat manufacturer, as a sign of some pretty scary things to come.

For example: If you have your (internet-connected) thermostat set to stop heating your home while you’re on vacation, Nest (and now Google) will have access to that information. Imagine if that information was leaked, hacked, or sold to advertisers— do you really want the world knowing when you’re on vacation or out of your home? I certainly don’t.

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Sony’s KitKat UI for upcoming Xperia Z2 (D6503) smartphone leaks

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The Sony “Sirius” (D6503) smartphone, likely the Xperia Z2, had a fair amount of screenshots and specs leak this morning. The screenshots obtained were from November 2013 and the device was running Android 4.3; however, a new set of screenshots shows Sony’s user interface revamped in the form of Android 4.4 KitKat. Courtesy of Xperia Blog, we now know that Sony’s upcoming flagship smartphone will launch with the latest version of Android.

Hit the break for a brief overview and gallery packed with every screenshot. Read more

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 with Verizon LTE passes through FCC

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According to a new FCC and Bluetooth SIG filing, you can expect Samsung’s latest super-tablet to come in a Verizon version. The filings list a Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 with LTE band 4 and band 13, both of which are used by Verizon Wireless. The device also has a model number SM-P905V, so that V on the end could also signify Verizon network-capability.

Not too long ago, there was some evidence that Verizon was also going to be selling an LTE Galaxy Note 10.1, so it’s possible that Verizon is going to be selling both devices sometime soon. We should see some clarification from Big Red sometime soon.

source: Bluetooth SIG

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via: Phone Arena

HTC M8 user agent profile surfaces

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Twitter tipster @evleaks claims to have discovered the UAProf file for the HTC M8 device. In examining the file, it appears the device is headed to AT&T at the very least. Other specs are difficult to pick up from a UAProf file, but the information indicates the device will support a full 1920×1080 HD resolution and will have Android 4.4 KitKat installed. The information also indicates there will be zero buttons on the device, which is consistent with other reports that HTC was moving to software buttons.

A screen that supports full HD and Android KitKat were probably not in question. If anything, the lack of support for a higher resolution on the screen could prove troublesome from a marketing perspective for HTC if Samsung, LG and possibly others start hitting the market with 2K displays during 2014.

source: HTC
via: @evleaks