Now that we have a date in which we’re almost certain that we will finally see the Galaxy S III, it doesn’t mean the rumors will stop. The invitation says that they will show the “next Galaxy.” Of course it doesn’t even say it’s going to be a smartphone, but don’t worry, I’m not about to start a rumor that we won’t see the Galaxy S III on May 3, but CNET is reporting that this really won’t be much of an upgrade, and furthermore, it might not even be called the Galaxy S III.
A couple weeks ago we exclusively broke the news about Google Drive’s release date and that everyone will get 5GB of storage for free. Well, according to our tipster we are on track for the free 5GB of free storage but the release date has been pushed back a week and we should now see an open enrollment on the 24th of April. Once Google Drive launches, users will gain instant usability across many devices including Android, iOS, Windows and Mac. How the process will work on a Mac is still unknown at this point.
Just in case you wanted further evidence, The Next Web is also reporting the same thing, claiming to have an inside source as well. They recently reported something similar to what we heard, a launch next Tuesday or Wednesday, leaning more towards Tuesday. So barring any unforeseen delays, we should all be heading to www.drive.google.com on the 24th to sign up for what could be the perfect cloud storage integration for all Android devices. We’ll see you there!
source: The Next Web
Well we finally got some official confirmation on this years most anticipated handset and it looks like May 3rd will be its big unveiling. As the release date gets closer, leaks are going to become more prevalent and the most recent set of Galaxy S III “details” come from sources close to BGR. According to BGR, Samsung plans for a huge GSIII release not only in London, but we could also see a simultaneous launch in New York City, Seoul and Dubai. The Galaxy S III is even said to be the official device of the 2012 summer Olympics. This would mean a ton of advertising opportunities for Samsung and should prove beneficial when trying to compete with the upcoming iPhone 5 launch.
As far as details go, we get further confirmation of what we have heard before such as a 1080p HD display, a quad-core Exynos processor and 4G LTE. What’s interesting is that BGR also mentions that the phone will come with options, one being its color (blue/black or white) and the other being its storage size (16GB or 32GB). As it usually goes with anything unofficial, we will take this with a dash of Morton’s… Although the thought of having options when it comes to the next superphone sure does sound nice! Which combo would you chose? Shout it out in the comments below.
BGR just heard from a “trusted source” that AT&T could announce the HTC One X tomorrow and release it by the end of the week or possibly early next week. As you already know the AT&T version is supposed to be identical to the global version with the exception of the processor. Because of LTE compatibility, AT&T won’t get the NVIDIA Tegra 3, but will instead get the a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. Of course Sprint has already cooked up their version of the One X that is known as the EVO 4G LTE and should be out by late May or early June. Stay tuned folks because this week looks a lot better all of a sudden.
We’ve already seen leaked photos of the DROID Fighter, presumably a third phone in the RAZR line after the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX. Some more evidence of a third RAZR was just uncovered in the form of EXIF data on some public pictures found on Picasa, but is it the Fighter or something else?
The EXIF data reveals a device claiming to be the DROID RAZR HD, and the fact that the Fighter was rumored to have a 720p display, this could be the same device. Of course, the EXIF data also reveals a device code name of Vanquish, which we’ve heard before but have no information about.
Is the Vanquish the same device as the Fighter? We don’t know at this point, but why would there be two code names for the same handset? All we know is that Motorola apparently has at least one new device coming in the RAZR line. Check out a screenshot of the EXIF data after the break.
Prior rumors of a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED+ HD screen for the Samsung Galaxy III just got another plausibility boost. This time it comes from the OLED Association. According to a news report on Samsung’s screen technology, it seems they may have just let the cat out of the bag.
SMD [Samsung Mobile Display] is planning to release a 4.6” Super AMOLED HD Plus with the 319 ppi for the Galaxy S3 Super AMOLED plus in May of this year. In addition, SMD is expected to add phosphorescent green, which will reduce power consumption and make the OLED display competitive with the retina display at white levels of 40%, while significantly outperforming LCDs for images and video.
The Plus means this screen will not be using a Pentile pixel matrix. That’s good news since a Pentile display shares the red and blue pixels on the green cell, rather than having three separate cells, making the display nearly 30% less sharp, technically, than a full dot matrix screen. Normal users won’t notice a difference, but many screen enthusiasts (screenophiles?) claim they can, and won’t buy a device with a Pentile display.
This report also mentions a May release, which seems perfectly plausible, but we have no other evidence to confirm this date.
It’s been a little while since we heard some Samsung Galaxy S III rumors, so let’s jump right in with the latest gossip, shall we? An anonomyous user claims to have taken a picture of an actual Galaxy S III used for testing purposes. As you can see here, the device pictured has a 5-row icon display (which is frustratingly censored) and a home button complimenting the bigger screen size. Oh and if you look carefully— it looks like there’s pure Android 4.0 as seen in the program tray, no view of TouchWiz in sight.
Of course this device could end up being the actual Galaxy S III design, but it’s more likely that this pictured device is not the upcoming smartphone, but rather the product of a
badly done Photoshop job. For example, the display isn’t parallel with the screen and there’s a broken blue line in the screen. But no worries though gang, we’ll continue to keep our eyes and ears on the lookout for any upcoming updates and/or sightings of the Galaxy S III.
Recent rumors of the Sprint Galaxy Nexus release date certainly have many prospective and upgrade-ready Sprint customers stewing with anticipation. To appease the anxious and clamoring mob, Sprint has released a new video highlighting the hardware features of their soon to be released Galaxy Nexus along with suggested apps and a quick reminder of Sprint’s soon to be launched LTE network. It’s apparent that Sprint will be releasing this phone really soon, so let’s hope that really soon means the rumored April 22. Who among you are planning on picking up one of these bad boys?
Apparently they didn’t want the video to be public so fast so they quickly removed. Sorry about that.
Lately, most of the blog sites have been referring to the DROID Incredible 4G as the HTC Incredible 4G sans DROID. We’ve been using the “DROID” name because my thoughts are that there isn’t much of a chance Verizon wouldn’t put this under the DROID line since the last 2 devices were. Of course nothing is official until we see it in a press release, but sometimes we can get a good idea of the naming scheme from accessory manufacturers. As you can see in the above image there is one minor addition and that’s LTE. I’m not sure Verizon really needs to add LTE to the name, but I think it’s safe to say it’s going to be a DROID folks.
We’re thinking the same thing you are, when the heck is this device going to be officially announced and what will really be under the hood when it’s released? While word of the Galaxy Tab 2 series has finally broke with both release dates and pricing announced, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is still in PR limbo as we’ve yet to confirm a date for its release or whether or not the device will in fact launch with a dual-core 1.4 GHz Exynos SoC, as mentioned at MWC or the new quad-core demon of a SoC, the Exynos 4412.
At a press conference held yesterday, a spokesperson stated that there was no release date specified as of now and that it was possible the final product could be different than what was unveiled at MWC. This isn’t the first time Sammy pulled a little switcheroo as they’ve done this with the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 almost a couple of years ago, revealing a much different piece of hardware than what was originally announced. The comapany’s main goal was to “make a splash” at the event which Samsung believes it did flawlessly, however, we’ll have to wait and be patient for more details on the device. So what’s our guess? Not sure entirely but we’re leaning on the hope that Samsung is working on getting the much anticipated quad-core Exynos chipset under the hood before an official release. And who knows, it’s possible we could see the device announced simultaneously with the Galaxy S III, where both devices could be the first to unveil the new SoC. What do you think? The comments section is yours for the taking.
source : The Verge