Samsung working with Oculus VR for its Gear VR headset coming in September

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Rather than going into a new space alone, Samsung is going to be working with someone that is very familiar with virtual reality. The device will be called Gear VR and Samsung is solely in charge of developing its hardware. On the software site, though, Oculus VR is pitching in. This allows Samsung to not go in blindly to a field without any experience. As it does with all of its devices, Samsung will launch apps itself and provide an SDK for developers after Gear VR’s announcement. And when will that announcement come? Alongside the Galaxy Note 4 at IFA 2014 in September. Read more

Motorola site’s source code reveals the Moto 360 could be available in silver

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Although the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are the starters for Android Wear, it seems that just about everyone is waiting for the Moto 360. The Motorola smartwatch, which is slated for a release this summer, is expected to carry a hefty price tag. But the reason for that is the build quality. The aforementioned smartwatches from LG and Samsung feature plastic, which no doubt keeps costs down. So it is no surprise that the source code on Motorola’s site for the Moto 360 reveals that the smartwatch would be available in silver (and we do not mean the color).

Considering it will likely be available through Moto Maker, Motorola has the opportunity to offer different materials to vary the cost of entry. Some people may be fine with plastic and choose to do so at a low price. And others may want something premium, that is where the metal and silver designs come in. Motorola could be aiming to serve a broad audience.

Source: SmarterWatching

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 colors to mirror Galaxy S 5

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A tip today provided by @evleaks indicates the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be made available with the same color selections as the Samsung Galaxy S 5. At the very least, this seems to suggest black and white will be available on all carriers when the device is released. Previous information was unclear as to whether a white version would be available for carriers other than Verizon.

Since release, Samsung has added a copper gold version of the Galaxy S 5 to the lineup to be available for all carriers to offer customers, but we are not sure whether this latest leak means that color will be available when the Galaxy Note 4 launches. Verizon also has an Electric Blue version of the Galaxy S 5 in their portfolio.

If you could pick any color for a Galaxy Note 4, what would you choose?

source: @evleaks (official site)

Lumia branded device running Android is on the way, carries new ‘Nokia by Microsoft’ name

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It looks like Microsoft is going to greatly expand the Lumia brand that was once solely focused on the Windows Phone operating system. Last week, it emerged that Microsoft would be altering some of its brands and Lumia was one of them. The Lumia brand, formerly owned and operated by Nokia, will allegedly focus on only tablets; however, today word emerged that a Lumia device powered by Android will hit the market. We just do not know what form factor is here. Read more

This could be Sony’s selfie phone

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In what appears to be the furthering of a trend that needs to die, Sony could potentially debut its own selfie-centered phone tomorrow. Like the rumored HTC Eye that’s entered AT&T’s test phase process, the device will put you in focus via the front facing camera. There really isn’t any information on the device but the date on the tweet shows July 8, 2014, with a hashtag of tomorrow, so we won’t have to wait long. One aspect that’s rumored is the front camera will have its own flash, something unheard of on smartphones.

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Alleged Samsung Galaxy F front panel photo surfaces

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We are all waiting to see what Samsung has up its sleeve with the Galaxy F. Until then, we will just have to see what information and pictures appear regarding the handset. Today, we are looking at an alleged live image of the Galaxy F. Usually we have been treated to press renders, but this one has been taken ‘in the wild’ (or real life). Looking closely, it seems that the bezel will be very minimal on the sides and Samsung will finally implement a metal design.

Source: @evleaks (Official site)

Group photo of LG G3 models leaks, Verizon unsurprisingly makes noticeable changes

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Which one of these devices is not like the others? The Verizon model, of course. You are looking at the different carrier models for the upcoming LG G3. While each has implemented carrier branding here and there, Verizon has gone ahead and revamped LG’s 2014 flagship. The color is noticeably darker and the rear button setup has been altered to resemble what was done with last year’s G2 with chrome trims. On the front, too, Big Red has made changes. The chin of the G3 is now black , which matches their unique design of the back panel.

Is Verizon’s branding and changes holding you back from purchasing the LG G3? Or are you on another carrier and intend on jumping on this device?

Source: @evleaks (Official site)

New LG device, possibly the LG G3 Mini, shows up in FCC filing with AT&T compatibility

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Following the market in producing flagship devices followed by both “prime” versions and “mini” versions, LG has been working on a smaller variant of the LG G3 which has been identified as either the LG G3 Mini or the LG G3 Beat. Although there is some speculation that two distinct, smaller versions of the G3 exist with either a 4.5-inch or 5.0-inch screen, what is clear is the LG will be producing a version of their flagship that they hope appeals to buyers who don’t want a large 5.5-inch screen. A new variant surfaced recently in a filing with the FCC with compatibility with AT&T’s LTE bands. Read more