Nexus 5 to be available through T-Mobile web store starting November 14th, in stores on November 20th

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Earlier this week information leaked indicating the Nexus 5 could be coming to T-Mobile’s retail stores starting November 20th. T-Mobile confirmed the date this afternoon and added that it will be available online starting October 14th. The Nexus 5 will sell for $449.99 through T-Mobile, which is the same price that Best Buy started selling the device for off-contract. However, customers can take advantage of T-Mobile’s installment payment plan, and instead of dropping the full price up front, they can pay $41.99 down followed by 24 monthly payments of $17.

If you want to be first in line for a Nexus 5 from T-Mobile, you can sign up now using the source link.

source: T-Mobile

Verizon to offer discounts on past devices, Samsung tablets for Cyber Monday

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According to Twitter’s @evleaks, Verizon plans on kicking off the holiday season with some modest deals. For Cyber Monday, online shopping’s Black Friday, Verizon will take $150 off of Samsung tablets. It’s unclear whether this apply to the on-contract or off-contract prices. Also from Samsung will be the Galaxy Note II for $50 on-contract. More intriguingly is that the Motorola RAZR HD and Samsung Galaxy S III (from last year) will be just $1 dollar. Perhaps Verizon is trying to clean out stock on those devices? If you are a deal-stealer, this batch is certainly worth a look. But with the Moto X dropping to $99 and set to get Moto Maker treatment, we’re not sure why you would look at something else. This year, Cyber Monday is on December 2, so make note of that on your calendar.

Source: @evleaks

Images hint that Android 4.4.1 will come in the near future

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It’s almost a given that Android will get better and better with age. New updates are constantly being pushed, both by Google and the manufacturers which build your devices. Every once in a while, Google will release a new version of their operating system. And sometimes, we find out about them right after the announcement of the last.

That’s exactly the case we have here before us today, as a leaked image off the Chromium site depicting build KOT31B. Myce.com believes that this is the second version of Android Kit Kat 4.4 OS, possibly 4.4.1. It’s not expected to be full of new features like Android 4.4 was, but the usual bug fixes/performance updates will certainly be welcome.

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First image leak from HTC ‘M8′ reveals fingerprint scanner on board

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We probably are about 3 months away from an official unveiling of HTC’s followup to the One, and today is just the beginning of what will probably be a ton of leaks regarding the “M8″. M8 is the codename for the next iteration of the HTC One (M7).

Early leaked images are never greatest quality, but one thing we can tell from the back cover is that a fingerprint scanner will be implemented. This is obviously not shocking since the One Max was their first device to sport one. However, it does appear they are going to place it on top of the camera lens this time around.

It also appears that the overall design will continue with this year’s theme. This could indicate that HTC is opting to follow suit with Apple and Samsung by doing redesigns every two years.


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Sony possibly making a Xperia Z Ultra with only WiFi connectivity

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According to new documents, Sony may be working on a WiFi-only model of their Xperia Z Ultra. Sliding through the FCC is a device that is listed as a “mini-tablet”  and a “portable handset.” This mystery device has 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and even a GPS; however, there is no cellular radio. With a screen that is sized at more than 6-inches, is Sony trying to aim for a new market with a small-screened tablet? We’ll just have to wait and see. Stay tuned for more info on the possibility of this interestingly unique device.

Source: FCC
Via: VR-Zone

Android 4.4 KitKat build leaks for T-Mobile’s Moto X

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We have good news if you’re eager to get your Moto X to run Android 4.4 KitKat as soon as possible. Over on the XDA Developers Forum, a leaked build of the software has been made available for owners of T-Mobile’s Motorola flagship. As you know, Motorola plans on updating the Moto X and their line of DROIDs on Verizon.

This is the first leak for a KitKat build available for the Moto X, so proceed with caution (especially if you do not have the T-Mobile variant). After you decide to dive in, you’ll be greeted with the KitKat that everyone is yearning for. The person who created the post says the build “should have updates to Touchless Control, Active Display, Camera and has a home screen selector. It does seem to have most of the standard KitKat features, including SMS with Hangout, updated keyboard, etc.” Hit the source link for directions and the file itself.

Source: XDA Developers Forum
Via: XDA Developers

Android 4.4 KitKat Update Coming To LG G2 In November/December?

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If you’re in the US and you’ve recently purchased an LG G2, we’ve got some good news for you. It’s been revealed that our overseas counterpart will most likely be receiving the new KitKat 4.4 update sometime in Nov/Dec per a leaked screenshot from french mobile operator, SFR’s software update page. And while there’s not a specific date in tow, we’ll take it as Nov/Dec is close enough. And though this a french mobile site, we’re extremely hopeful that the US and other regions will receive the update around the same time or shortly after. In the meantime if you’re not familiar with what the update entails , check out our previous post “Everything you need to know about Android 4.4 KitKat“.  Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.


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Vivo’s Xplay 3S shows off its back, but we know there’s a 2K display on the other side

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A few weeks ago we learned that Vivo was taking specs to the next level with their Xplay 3S smartphone by giving it a 2K (2,560 x 1,440) display. Now we finally have a look at the rear of the device. In the image above, you can see the very simplistic backing that the Chinese manufacturer is going with. In a way it resembles the HTC One with its drilled speaker grills, but with a wider body. Also, the camera seems to carry the same shape as the lens from the Galaxy Note 3. Who knows, maybe Vivo is feeling inspired by everyone else. Oh, and it reportedly has a fingerprint scanner like the HTC One Max.

As for specs, the Vivo Xplay 3S is expected to have a 5.7-inch screen with 4K resolution. Is that necessary? I’d say no, but it sure is nice to have. Running the show is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 with 3GB of RAM and a 3000mAh battery. And to go with that 2K screen is a 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP one up front. Stick around for more information on this phone and its crystal clear display.

Source: Weibo
Via: GSM Insider

Google swiftly photoshops accidental Nexus 8 leak to a Nexus 7

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Google recently showed us what appeared to be a Nexus 8 on the official Android website, but they’ve quickly corrected their mistake. Thanks to some quick photo editing, Google has edited that image to show their newly released Nexus 7 instead of the rumored 8-inch tablet.

Truthfully, this doesn’t reveal anything about the device aside from telling us that Google didn’t want anyone to know about it just yet. It’s possible that Google wanted to adjust the mysterious tablet to squash any false rumors before they gained too much steam, but since we’ve already seen a possible 8-inch Nexus by LG get Bluetooth certification, it’s pretty unlikely that the tablet in the original photo was just a mock device. We’ll probably know more soon, but right now it’s clear that Google isn’t going to say anything.

source: Phone Arena

Customized Moto X could hit Sprint on November 11th

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When Motorola launched the Moto X, it was clear the customization that was exclusive to AT&T would only last for a limited time. It looks like Sprint may be ready to join the ranks of carriers offering customized Moto X devices beginning November 11th. A leaked image from an internal Sprint document indicates that is the date Moto Maker will launch on the Sprint network, offering a variety of customization options for customers. The list of possible options includes the items we are familiar with like color, memory, boot animations and even “pre-loading” Google account information. Missing from the list are the custom engraving and wood back options spotted earlier this year.

source: Android Central