Press shots of Moto X leak, full device revealed


Although these are the best pictures to date that we’ve received of the Moto X, they’re certainly not revealing anything groundbreaking to us that we didn’t already know about it. (It feels as though we’ve seen hundreds of photos of the device throughout the past few weeks.) The device will be announced on August 1st and is expected to ship later in the month. To say we’re excited would be an understatement.

Check out the second image (profile) of the device after the break.
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Another Android 4.3 leak surfaces for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 smartphone



The Google Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 smartphone may not be a Nexus in name, but it certainly is a Nexus in spirit and as such, will probably get early builds of important software updates before other devices. After seeing an earlier Android 4.3 build leak out last month, another build of the imminent update pops up, which naturally has been obtained by the boys at XDA. The build— identified as JWR66V— was concocted on July 11th and turned into a sweet ROM that can be flashed onto the device. It’s unsure of what exactly this build brings, but users are reporting there’s at least an improved battery charge, which also includes an improved wireless battery charging feature. Of course there may be a bug or two (or three), but we’re sure that won’t stop a few of you from trying out some of that sweet, sweet Android 4.3 glory before the rest of us.

source: XDA

Motorola X specs confirmed: device will feature 4.5-inch screen, dual-core processor and an always-on listening mode



Boy, we sure can’t wait for that rapidly approaching August 1st holiday, but in the meantime, the minor wait for the Motorola X’s unveiling won’t stop us from getting important deets on the intriguing new smartphone. According to sources with The Verge, the CDMA version of the smartphone features a 4.5-inch screen, a dual-core Snapdragon processor, Android 4.2.2 (for now), the super-cool “always-on” listening mode and a wrist-flicking gesture which opens the camera app for good measure. While the confirmed specs are based off the CDMA version, it’s probably a safe bet the GSM version will likely have the same specs as well. I mean sure, we still don’t know other important details such as what specific battery will be used, but hey— at least the phone will probably be easy on our wallets and pocketbooks, right?

source: The Verge

Latest Nexus 7 leak adds details like Android 4.3, sale date of July 31st


A couple days ago we reported on some images that were discovered of the new Nexus 7 device that is getting ready for release as well as some pricing information. The thing we could not figure out is what might justify a price increase for the device. The latest leak may answer some of those questions as it appears to confirm some specs for the device. First, the new Nexus 7 will have a quad-core processor running at 1.5 GHz. The new chip will be running Android 4.3 as the operating system. Some other new hardware may be driving the cost up a bit, including a slim port so users can connect the device to their TV to play HD content and support for wireless charging.

Source also indicate that Staples stores will get the devices on July 24th, but they are under strict orders to keep them under lock and key until the official sale date of July 31st. The possibility exists that Google may offer the new Nexus 7 through the Play Store before then.

Are you planning to buy a new Nexus 7 when they are available?

source: Engadget

Sony could be working on a ‘lens camera’ that attaches to smartphones


Word is that Sony is working on a something called a “lens camera” that can be used on its own or mounted onto a smartphone. This lens camera will transmit pictures via NFC and WiFi directly to the smartphone. Users can also mount it to their phone using a special magnetic mount, which would give users a live view of the lens from the phone’s display.

The lens camera will have it’s own imaging sensor, battery, and memory. Word is that it will have the same sensor that is on the Sony DSC-RX100 II camera, which is a 1-inch 20.2MP Exmor R with a f/1.8 Carl Zeiss lens. In addition, Sony could be working on a second model with a smaller sensor and a higher zoom.

To give you an idea of this concept, hit the break for a couple of videos from Wireless Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens (WVIL). This product first appeared at CES 2011, and could be very similar to what Sony is planning. (the image above is a concept image and not intended to be the actual product)

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New red-striped version of Droid Maxx for Verizon leaks, expected for launch on Tuesday, July 23

Drod_Maxx_Red_BlackThe upcoming Droid Maxx has yet to be released, and we expect to see it launch next Tuesday, July 23rd, the day before Google’s “breakfast” event with Sundar Pichai, where we expect either Android 4.3 and/or the Moto X to surface.

Now we’re seeing a new version of the Droid Maxx, this time with a red stripe going alongside its backside. The fact that Verizon’s logo is on the backside is good news as well, as we now know it won’t be awkwardly placed on the front of the device. As of now, we expect the device to have a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 2 protection, a Snapdragon S4 chip clocked at 1.7GHz. 16GB of internal storage is also rumored, as well as a 10 or 14MP camera, and a 2500mAh battery.

We’ll know if all of this is true on Tuesday at the Verizon/Motorola event.

Source: Phone Arena

Samsung Galaxy Note III poses for the blurrycam


Sketches were revealed yesterday so why not some blurrycam photos? I am sure we will see a slew of purported images of the Galaxy Note III over the next month, and hopefully a lot better than what we are showing you here. It actually pains me to post this, but I know there are hardcore fans out there that will take anything. Well here you go. There is absolutely nothing we can get out of these photos other than the fact that the Galaxy Note III is a phone. More blurrys after the break.

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Moto X release date for U.S. Cellular leaks, expect to see ramp up of marketing efforts in coming weeks


With the Moto X bandwagon seemingly increasing in size every day, we continue to receive more and more news about the upcoming device. This time, we present to you a memo which lists the release date for the Moto X for U.S. Cellular on August 26th.

Expect to see an enormous increase in marketing efforts for the Moto X in the coming week or so, especially because Google has an event planned on Wednesday, and we’ve already seen the device a million times at this point through leaked images, and of course our buddy Larry Page. Any day now…

Source: Android Central

New images, rumors of specs surface for Meizu MX3


A new “tipster” source surfaced yesterday and claims to have some details about Meizu’s forthcoming Meizu MX3 smartphone. According to @srcleaks, the images above and below show the front and back of the MX3 along with dimensions for the device. The image of the front is fairly consistent with the last render that surfaced back in March. The device appears to be similar in looks to an HTC One or possibly an iPhone, especially with the large bezels at the top and bottom.
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