‘Gear Live’ expected to be Samsung’s Android Wear device, information on device leaks

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Is today the day that we finally see Samsung’s first Android Wear device? It’s expected that the beans will be spilled (officially) at Google I/O today, possibly at or right after the keynote.

In just a few hours, we might know the full details on the device, including specs and release date… Or maybe we’ll know right now.

If the waiting game isn’t your thing, here’s what we know about the device. (Rumors only, of course.)


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Galaxy Note 4 slated for September 25 launch, announcement coming at IFA 2014

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We’ve got rumors from South Korea this morning — it looks like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is currently in mass production and will continue through July, to prepare for a September 25 global launch.

An official announcement is expected at IFA 2014 consumer electronics trade show in Berlin. The rumors, at least this time, can be taken with a bit more than just a grain of salt, as multiple shareholders seem to be the leakers this time.


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Screenshots belonging to Android ‘L’ surface from Chromium Issues Tracker

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In less than twenty-four hours, we will be introduced to the next version of Android. It is now completely safe to assume that it will be Android ‘L’ thanks to the screenshot above that appeared on the Chromium Issues Tracker.

In the status bar, you see an ‘L’ representing the version of Android. Also, the time typically reflects the version of Android being run. And here we have the time as 5:28, meaning that Android 5.0+ will be given to Android ‘L’.


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Samsung may post a weak Q2 due to slower device sales

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It looks like Samsung’s Q2 earnings may not be quite as great as the company originally anticipated. Early reports are saying that Samsung’s market share and device sales have dipped a considerable amount thanks to heated competition from other manufacturers like Apple and LG. Samsung’s market share in the smartphone market is predicted to drop to about 30 percent, and operating profits are expected to be around $7.74 billion. Those are still very impressive numbers, but for a company that’s on top like Samsung, shareholders want things to continually improve, not stagnate.
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HTC’s Butterfly 2 4G gets certified for Taiwan

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It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything about HTC’s Butterfly 2, but according to Taiwan’s FCC equivalent, the Butterfly 2 4G has been certified for sale. The certification proved a lot of the rumors that we’d previously heard, including the 1080p 5-inch screen, 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, and 13 megapixel camera.

Since the device is now fully certified, it will probably go on sale in Asian markets pretty soon. Since the original Butterfly didn’t make its way to the US (outside of landing on Verizon as the Droid DNA) don’t expect this one to be much different.

source: Sogi
via: Phone Arena

LG G3 Mini rumored specs leak, may feature a smaller screen than predecessor

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“Mini” variants of devices have been popping up for some time now, and cater especially to those who would like a premium smartphone, but wouldn’t mind sacrificing some of the higher-end specs so that the screen size can shrink a bit to their liking.

The LG G2 Mini, which was announced last February, has not been as successful as LG might have liked, and perhaps that’s because it wasn’t all that “mini.” The device, which featured a 4.7-inch screen, was a bit big for some users, who might have decided on another smartphone with similar specs and a smaller screen.

Now, it looks like LG has picked up on the lost potential for sales — according to rumors, it looks like the device’s successor, the LG G3 Mini, will feature a smaller screen, of 4.5 inches.


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