New leaked image of Android L shows possible UI refinements

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A new image of a device running what appears to be a new build of Android L reveals some minor tweaks to the user interface.  The photo is of a Nexus 5 running a version of Android with build number LRW66E which appears to have been created on September 4th. Along with the information gleaned from the shot of the screen on the Nexus 5, information in Google’s bug tracker shows the name of the phone including this bit – “LMP.” Could that be a reference to “Lemon Meringue Pie” suggesting the “Lion” information that has surfaced is just to throw people off the scent?
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on Sprint receiving Android 4.4.4 soon

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According to Samsung’s website, the Galaxy Note 3 on Sprint will be soon receiving Android 4.4.4 in an OTA update.

With the update comes HD voice Icon support, international wi-fi calling support, Google Security Patches, Knox 2.0 and Kids Mode.

This is all pretty basic stuff by now — you can check the software updates section on your device to see if the update has hit your phone yet. If not, just sit tight.

Source: Samsung

 

Full metal body on the way for Samsung SM-A500

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We have already seen some information surfacing on the Samsung SM-A500, a mid-tier phone based on the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, thanks to entries with the Bluetooth SIG and the GFXBench site. Sources are now revealing some information about the device which is part of a new line of smartphones from Samsung. According to these sources, the SM-A500 will have a full metal body and will not have a removable back cover. That will differ from the Galaxy Alpha and many other Samsung devices that have hit the market recently. However, the source does not indicate whether the back cover will also be made of metal or a faux metal solution like what LG did with the LG G3.


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Google 7″ Tablet passes through FCC, Could be Nexus 7 (2014)

Nexus-7_FCC_testing Google just sent an unannounced 7-in tablet through the FCC, meaning we should be seeing another small tablet hit being released shortly. The model name for the aforementioned device is NX74751, the NX being the primary reason to suspect it being the next Nexus 7. There has also been speculation that this tablet is the LG G Pad 7.0 GPE, due to the battery being manufactured by LG.
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Google may push out Android Wear 2.0 update in October

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Android Wear is still a pretty new piece of software from Google, but it’s looking like we might see Wear version 2.0 hitting smartwatches in the middle of October. Rumors suggest that some Wear devices will start getting an OTA update on October 15th that might bring things like GPS support and Bluetooth headphone pairing capabilities, plus typical improvements and bug fixes.
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Sony Xperia Z3 may be on its way to Verizon

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Yesterday after Sony officially unveiled their new Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone, T-Mobile indicated they would carry the device in the U.S. market. It appeared that they may be the only carrier to offer the Sony device in their portfolio. According to documents obtained by PCMag.com, the device may be headed to Verizon as well. The documents indicate the name of a forthcoming device for Verizon is the Z3v, possibly an attempt to not make the pending addition to Verizon’s lineup so noticeable. However, PCMag.com reports the documents they received show a Verizon logo on the back of an Xperia Z3 device. There are also references to support for NFC, wireless charging, 32GB of storage, 3GB of RAM and a microSD slot. A screen shot shows Amazon Music, the Amazon AppStore and the Amazon Kindle app all loaded on the device.

If Verizon does pick up the Xperia Z3 for their portfolio, it will be the first time they have had a Sony device available for consumers since 2011 when they carried the Sony Xperia Play. At this time, Verizon has not responded to requests for comment or confirmed they will get the Xperia Z3.

source: PCMag.com

First Samsung phone with Snapdragon 410 coming?

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Samsung seems to be ready to release an Android phone that will be their first with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410. It’s called the SM-G5309W, and we know a little bit about it now that it’s shown up on China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center. There’s nothing flashy about the design, but the insides include Android 4.4 KitKat, a 5 MP front-facing camera, 8 MP rear camera with flash, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage space, and microSD card support. And of course, the SM-G5309W comes with a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 chipset (including an Adreno 306 GPU).

The device is made for China, but we could see variations reach other areas.

Source: TENAA

Via: Phone Arena

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge to be unveiled alongside Galaxy Note 4

Galaxy_Note_4_Edge_Galaxy_Note_4_Leaked_01Well what do we have here? We have heard rumors that the Note 4 could sport a curved display that wraps around the edges. However, we kind of new that production would probably be an issue, so it wouldn’t be a shocker if Samsung released two devices. Well the proof is in the pudding, and the picture above shows us that Samsung will unveil two phones today. You can clearly see the Note Edge’s display wraps around the right side revealing notifications, but we aren’t sure about the left side.

I would expect the Note Edge to be similar to the Galaxy Round in that it will be very, and I mean very, limited. Just a few more hours until we find out everything for sure.

source: Android Police