Amazon’s set-top box controller leaks

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Add this to yet another leak of the possibly forthcoming set-top box from Amazon. Today we see a leak involving the proposed gaming controller that will come with the box. Reminiscent of an old Xbox controller, the controller looks like it will handle more than just the gaming aspect of things.

From what we can see, the back, home and menu buttons add weight to the rumor that the device will come with Amazon’s flavor of Android on-board. Also,it looks like you’ll be able to play, pause, rewind and fast-forward right from the controller.

We have a few more images for you after the break. Enjoy!

Will there or will there not be a premium Galaxy S 5?

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For several months, we have heard that Samsung will offer a premium version of the Galaxy S 5. Rumors have flipflopped between it being called a “Prime” version to being part of the “F Series,” but the fact that it was in the pipeline was always consistent.

Now the report is that Samsung’s mobile chief, J.K. Shin, denies the existence of a premium Galaxy S 5……

Oppo Find 7 photos leak days before announcement, shows device and retail packaging

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With just a few days left to the official announcement of the Oppo Find 7, a new set of leaked photos of the device along with the retail boxing surfaced on the web today, thanks to folks over at chinese website, IT168.

The device looks pretty large and similar to the Find 5 except that it rocks a rounded edge, but what’s more important is the hardware fixed into this beast. The device is said to come in two variants, both featuring a 5.5- inch screen but with different specs. There is one variant that is rumored to come with a 1920×1080 resolution display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and 2 GB of RAM. Another variant is said to sport a 2560×1440 resolution display,  Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, and 3 GB of RAM. In addition, past rumors suggests that the rear camera will be 50 MP’s which is unbelievable, but who knows.

Check out the leaked photos after the break.

Screenshot taken on LG’s G3 pops up online, hinting at a quad HD screen resolution

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We’ve been hearing plenty of rumors that LG’s 2014 flagship will sport a quad HD screen, but this latest leak is the best evidence you’ll see for a quad HD that you’ll see outside of an official announcement. A Dutch site reportedly took two screenshots on a G3, showing the lock screen and part of the settings screen. Want to guess what the resolution of those screenshots is? Yep, a 2560 x 1440 screenshot, or the resolution of a quad HD screen.

Even though Samsung disappointed the hopeful by launching the Galaxy S 5 with just a 1080p screen, it’s looking very, very likely that LG is going to bring an uber-high-resolution to the market this year. Is that going to be enough to knock off Samsung as the top Android vendor this year? Who knows. Either way, it’s going to be great to watch LG give Samsung some serious competition.

source: LG G3 kopen

via: Phone Arena

Specs for Samsung Galaxy S 5 Zoom surface on GFXBench

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As Samsung prepares to unleash the Galaxy S 5 on the market, it is time for additional devices that are part of the flagship line to start showing up. The newest one is the Samsung Galaxy S 5 Zoom that surfaced on the GFXBench web site. The Zoom monikered devices from Samsung tend to focus on photobug buyers and this device should be no exception.

Samsung working on new tablet with AMOLED 2560×1600 display

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Samsung is working on a new tablet to add to their lineup with a Super AMOLED display as a followup to its first and only AMOLED tablet, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from 2011. The tablet is going to come in WiFi, 3G, and LTE versions, with all having a display resolution of 2560×1600 pixels. The screen size is still a mystery, but we can expect anywhere between an 8-inch or 10-inch display.

The tablet will be powered by a processor in the Exynos 5 series, and will run on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, with the Samsung’s  TouchWiz overlay including the Magazine UX. There are some new features being tested for the device, like the Ultra Power Saving Mode function, which saves battery life by disabling things like background data and color output of the display. From the specs, it looks like this device could become Samsung’s new flagship tablet.

Source: SamMobile

 

Samsung’s Galaxy Grand 2 hits South Korea

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Samsung’s newest Galaxy Grand model, the Galaxy Grand 2, has been unveiled and will soon hit South Korea. The device features a 5.25-inch HD (720p) display with Optimal Wide View, LTE-A support, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1.5GB RAM.

The device will have 16GB of internal storage, and 8MP camera, a microSD card slot, a 2600 mAh battery, and runs Android 4.3 with Multi Window, S Translator, Story Album, Sound & Shot. Expect the device to be released in both black and white for 517,000 won.

Source: SamMobile

LG D850 (G3) model spotted on LG’s website hints at Quad HD screen

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Last week, we informed you about a leak related to LG’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the LG G3, with the model number LG D850. There was also the VS985 model of the G3 which could be the Verizon Wireless carrier-based model. The company is expected to announce the device in May or June.

Now, LG’s official website has posted the User Agent profile of the LG D850 model. According to the User Agent profile, the model has a Quad HD display of 1440 x 2560 pixels. Does this mean that the LG G3 could feature a Quad HD display? We can’t be sure, but this news coupled with previous rumors about the device coming with a Quad HD display hints that the device could possibly sport such a display.

Source: @evleaks

New and updated Galaxy S 5 TouchWiz apps now available for download

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We are about a month away from the Galaxy S 5 launch, which will not only bring updated versions for most TouchWiz apps, but it will also bring a few brand new apps. Many of these apps leaked and are available to download right now. They include S Note, WatchON, S Health, S Translator, the calculator, and Gear Manager.

The only caveat, and a major one, is that you need a Samsung device running Android 4.4.2. Plus, some of the apps need to have the previous version uninstalled, which requires root. And of course, the Galaxy Fit won’t do much for you unless you have a Galaxy Fit, but you can at least see the UI.

Download Link

source: SamMobile

Sony’s Xperia T2 Ultra likely headed to T-Mobile USA

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Thanks to the trusty @evleaks twitter account, T-Mobile might be landing Sony’s Xperia T2 Ultra handset sometime this year. T-Mobile also has the Sony Xperia Z1s, so it looks like T-Mobile wants to keep Sony’s devices in their lineup. For power users, the T2 may not be as attractive as it’s more of a mid-range device. You won’t find waterproof capabilities in this one, and the specs include a 6-inch 720p screen, a Snapdragon 400 processor, and 1GB of RAM powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

No other details on launch date, but more will come as we find out. I’m hoping T-Mobile keeps this Sony trend and also releases the recently unveiled Xperia Z2!

source: evleaks

Asus Game Box Controller appears on Bluetooth SIG site

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There was some word that Asus was working on a gaming device, and now it looks like it’s a definite thing. The image above appeared on Bluetooth SIG’s website, with a description for the “Asus Game Box.” The description says that the above wireless controller is for an “Android system for gaming markets.” It runs on USB 3.0 and will pack a 430mAh rechargeable battery for 12 hours of gameplay.

Previously leaked benchmarks described a Tegra 4 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage running Android 4.3. There’s still a lot more information to uncover, but this is a start.

Source: Bluetooth SIG
Via: Android Police

World’s thinnest smartphone set for release next week

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The Gionee Elife S5.5 made some noise last month as it earned its spot as the world’s thinnest smartphone, coming in at 5.5 mm.  The device will finally be hitting the market in China on March 18. Other countries have not been announced, but Gionee said that it will be launched in no less than 40 countries.

Expect pricing to be 2,299 yuan in China, or about $374 or €269. Specs are decent for the price, as the phone will feature a 5-inch 1080p full HD display, a 1.7 GHz octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, a 13MP rear shooter, a 5MP front camera, a 2,300 mAh battery and Gionee’s Amigo Android based OS.

Source: UnwiredView

Samsung patent approved for phone with 21:9 aspect ratio

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We have some news from the US Patent and Trademark Office: Samsung was recently granted a patent for a unique-looking device. It’s a mobile phone, but is much longer than what we’re used to seeing.

The device appears to have a 21:9 aspect ratio display, a ratio commonly seen on some widescreen televisions. We won’t really be able to tell whether this is a good idea or not until the details of the project are released in full, but it certainly seems interesting.

We don’t know when (or whether) we’ll see this phone, but stay tuned for more.

Source: US Patent and Trademark Office

Amazon to include competing services on upcoming TV box

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Amazon reportedly will include apps from competing services when it launches its new set top TV box. The launch of an Amazon device to compete with hardware from Roku and others has been delayed since last year’s holiday season. At that time it was reported Amazon had struck a deal to include Netflix. The latest report indicates Hulu Plus has been added to the mix. In addition, support for the DIAL protocol is apparently in the works.

With the inclusion of the DIAL protocol, Amazon’s new device will be in a better position to compete with a device like the Google Chromecast that lets users launch streams from their smartphones and tablets. The device is expected to come with its own dedicated remote as well. Like other Amazon devices, the set top box is expected to be powered by a forked version of Android. This means Google apps, including YouTube, likely would not come loaded on the device.

Does the release of a device giving you access to Amazon’s Prime Instant Video, along with other potential streaming services, interest you?

source: Gigaom