2MB security update possibly rolling out to Nexus 7, 10, and Galaxy Nexus

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Just yesterday an OTA update which addressed security issues was rolled out to the T-Mobile Nexus 4 and is now being pushed to other Nexus devices, including the Nexus 7, 10, and the Galaxy Nexus. The changes are unconfirmed at this point, but the update is known as JWR66Y. We do have the download link below to manually update your yakju Galaxy Nexus.

Source:  XDA – Galaxy Nexus / PhoneArena

LG unveils ridiculous, record-breaking display with 538 pixels per inch

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The battle for the best smartphone screen in the world wages on— yesterday, LG revealed a 5.5-inch IPS-LCD panel which uses a WQHD resolution of 2560 x 1440. The density, which is the highest of any mobile screen to date, is 538 pixels per inch.

That’s not all though— the screen is also the thinnest to date, at 1.21 mm, beating out their own record of 2.2 mm set just a month ago. The bezel has also shrunk considerably as well, which is a huge accomplishment considering the increasing market demand for near-microscopic bezels.

This is more of just an arms race, as some have put it, as the technology is currently unrealistic while looking at the processors and batteries we have available in mobile devices. Phones would be way too overworked and wouldn’t be able to handle the crystal clear display.

LG hasn’t said when we should expect to see this display in phones, but late 2014 or within the next few years would be our best guess for now. Check out the full press release after the break.


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FCC filing confirms LG G Pad

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Over the past couple months we have seen some indications that LG is getting ready to get back into the tablet market with a device known as the LG G Pad. They are one step closer to making that happen in the U.S. market based on a record discovered in the FCC database for the LG-V500 which appears to be a WiFi only model of the new tablet. According to reports, LG is also working on a tablet with the model number LG-V507L which many think will be an LTE capable version of the device.

The LG G Pad is expected to be an 8.3-inch tablet with a screen running at 1920×1200 resolution, a Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM. In addition to being slim in size, the tablet is also expected to have thin bezels. We will keep an eye out for leaked images and hope this new device makes an appearance at IFA 2013 in Berlin next month.

source: FCC
via: PhoneArena

 

LG Enact, a 4-inch QWERTY slider for Verizon, shows up in leaked render

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The LG Enact is a mid-range slider device headed to Verizon sometime in the near future, and thanks to @evleaks we’re getting a good look at the device. The specs are definitely mid-range, with a 480 x 800 resolution screen and a Snapdragon 400 or S4 Pro CPU for the processor.

It definitely looks like it’ll be a solid choice for anyone who wants a more affordable device or can’t live without the QWERTY keyboard, (and Verizon seems to the be the only carrier still catering to that market) but it won’t compete with the HTC One or LG G2 that we’re expecting soon on Big Red. But at a fraction of the cost of those bigger name devices, it might be worth a look. Anybody planning on picking one up whenever it launches?

source: evleaks

LG G2 coming to Verizon Wireless and AT&T by mid-September

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The LG G2 will eventually be on all four U.S. carriers, but when? According to Android Central, Verizon will release it on September 12th and AT&T on September 13th. AT&T will also open pre-sales on September 3rd with free folio cases for all that pre-order. As to Sprint and T-Mobile, no word on when, but we can’t imagine they will stray too far from these dates. Are you excited for the G2? Will LG finally make some serious noise in the U.S.?

source: Android Central

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch to be available in five colors

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The buzz around the Galaxy Gear smartwatch is starting to heat up. We received word on the specs and now we can tell you what choices you will have for colors. We don’t know the catchy names just yet, but Samsung will offer white, orange, grey, black, and white gold.

We previously thought the Galaxy Gear would launch in October, but word is that the white, orange, grey, and black versions will launch the week of September 23rd. The white gold version will launch the following week, and could be an exclusive for certain areas. Of course, this is just a schedule and not necessarily set in stone. Look for more colors as later in the year as well.

source: SamMobile

Sony Xperia Z Ultra pays another visit to the FCC, this time with LTE

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The last time the Sony Xperia Z Ultra passed through the FCC it was on the same day as Sony’s official announcement about the new device. That was back in June and at the time, there was no information in the FCC filings about LTE bands. That has changed as the device resurfaced yesterday at the FCC, this time with documentation showing the presence of HSPA+ and LTE bands that would be compatible with T-Mobile, AT&T or carriers in the Canadian market. Whether those carriers actually add it to their portfolio of available devices remains to be seen, but it does look promising for the device to be available somewhere in the North American markets.

source: FCC
via: Engadget

Here’s what the HTC Zara will look like

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Last month we heard about the HTC Zara, which will be another mid-range device. Taking cues from the HTC One, it looks gorgeous.We already reported the rumored specs last month, but things are a little different today.

It was previously thought to have a 4.7-inch (960 x 540) display, but it’s now rumored to be 4.5-inches with the same resolution. A Snapdragon 400 is still a go, but instead of 1.4GHz, we now have a slower 1.2GHz clock speed. As far as the camera goes, last month’s report had a 1.6MP Ultra Pixel, but today we are getting a different story with 8MP. That seems rather high for an UltraPixel or maybe it won’t be an UltraPixel?


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Sony Xperia Z1 press render leaks

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Yesterday we found out that Sony’s upcoming flagship, codenamed the “Honami”, could be called the Xperia Z1, and today we get a press render. We have already seen a number of images of the said device, so what’s one more? Unfortunately it doesn’t tell us anything new other than there will be at least three colors available.

Sony is one of those underrated companies because they don’t get a lot of exposure, at least here in the U.S. If they can get the Xperia Z1 on a few U.S. carriers at the time of the launch, they could make a lot of noise. What do you guys think?

source: ePrice

Motorola back in the spotlight for Nexus 5

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It’s hard to believe that it’s already mid August, and we don’t seem to have any concrete evidence on which OEM is going to make the Nexus 5. Early rumors indicated Motorola and then quickly switched to LG. Now we have @evleaks chiming in saying it will be Motorola. Yesterday, a supposed first image (backside) of the Nexus 5 surfaced. The phone in the image was made by LG, but it didn’t convince anyone. It didn’t even have a Nexus logo on the device.

@evleaks tweeted an image of a very similar phone and claims it is the upcoming LG Optimus L9 II. They went on to suggest that the “Nexus 5 (Nexus 4 v2) looks to be a Motorola handset.” LG has stated in the past that they weren’t working on Google Edition or Nexus devices, so this sounds logical. However, this kind of flip flopping is really unusual this late in the year. Any predictions? I already predicted there wouldn’t be a Nexus 5 this year, and so far, I’m not looking to good on that one.

source: @evleaks