Google worked on native multi-window support for Android, but future implementation unclear

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One of the features that Samsung has used to try to sell the usefulness of their Touchwiz interface is the ability to open two apps at once, splitting screen real estate between them in a multi-window configuration. Sources have revealed that Google was working on a similar feature in late 2013 and early 2014 for possible inclusion in Android.
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Motorola device, likely the DROID Turbo’s GSM version, arrives at the FCC

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This fall, the Moto X and Moto G (2014) will not be the only handsets Motorola introduces. The company is expected to produce the Nexus 6 for Google and the DROID Turbo for Verizon. Today, a device arriving at the FCC had information attached to it that seems like the DROID Turbo will not be limited to Verizon’s network.

The bands supported by this device point to AT&T. If true, that would mean the DROID Turbo can be used on any GSM network. It just seems a little odd that a DROID device would end up on another network. When last year’s slew of DROID devices launched, Motorola made it clear that the brand was exclusive to Verizon. Has the deal been retracted a bit? We will have to wait and see.

Source: FCC
Via: Engadget, Droid Life

New leak about Samsung Galaxy A7 seems to confirm previous info

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As Samsung continues the march to launching a new line of devices based on the Samsung Galaxy Alpha design, bits of information about the three devices continue to leak. We recently saw images surface of two of the devices, the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5. Information has been less readily available about the third device, the Galaxy A7. However, a new source seems to have confirmed some previously suspected specs for the device.


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Taiwan FCC shows HTC and Nexus 9 in one database entry

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Although there have been plenty of rumors and leaks surrounding the upcoming Google Nexus 9 device, including pretty heavy speculation that HTC is the manufacturer, nothing official has been announced. Even in an FCC filing for the device in the U.S., the alleged device only shows up as a tablet produced by HTC. A new entry from the Taiwan version of the FCC lists the model name for the HTC device as “Nexus 9″ which is probably the closest to confirmation that HTC is producing the device that we will get before any official announcements are made.

The new Nexus 9 announcement could come this week during an HTC press event unless Google wants to make the announcement themselves later this month.

source: NCC
via: G for Games

Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 show up on video along with Galaxy A5 official renders

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Now that Samsung has broken the seal on the use of metal on their phones, they won’t be stopping at the Galaxy Alpha. The Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 are both on the way, with the A5 probably closer to release.

Android MX was able to get their hands on the both the A3 and A5 and put together a short little video (see below) showing off the devices. They even included the Galaxy Alpha for reference. As you can clearly see, both the A3 and A5 designs are similar to the Galaxy Alpha.


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HTC One (M8 Eye) and Desire Eye pricing revealed

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HTC is hosting a little event this Wednesday in New York City, and we expect to see either the HTC Desire Eye or the One (M8 Eye) along with the RECamera. My money is on the Desire Eye.

Thanks to Zauba, which tracks shipment records, we have an idea of much both devices will cost. The Desire Eye (pictured above) is valued at 21,490 INR, which translates to about $350. The One (M8 Eye) comes in at 27,035 INR or about $440.


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Here’s the back of the Nexus 9

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I am sure you woke up this fine Monday morning saying to yourself, “Wouldn’t it be nice to see the back of the Nexus 9?” Well you wish has come true, and guess what? It says “Nexus” on the back!! :-) Now there is a little bit of a letdown here. You are probably aware that HTC is making the device, which could mean a lot of metal. If that was your wish, I am sad to report that one won’t come true.


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OPPO teases yet another design for the N3 camera

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For the third time in recent weeks a leaked image purports to show the design of the camera to be included in the forthcoming OPPO N3 and this one shows the third design we have now seen for the camera. The initial leak revealed a device with a barrel type enclosure along the top edge of the device to house the camera. The second leak showed a standard looking device with a camera that would rotate within the frame. This third leak shows a camera that pops out from a slot in the side of the smartphone similar to a SIM card slot.
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Images and specs of the HTC Desire Eye leak

HTC_Desire_Eye_Leak_01AWe saw leaked images of the HTC One (M8 Eye) earlier in the week, and now we have the HTC Desire Eye. The question is which one will we see next Wednesday in New York City?

While the HTC One (M8 Eye) appears to be more of a replica of the HTC One (M8), the Desire Eye appears to be the cheaper version of the two Eye phones. It sports plastic, but the specs appear to be about the same. You will also notice that the rear camera lens isn’t centered like on the One (M8 Eye) or even the One (M8). However the front-facer is centered, but the One (M8 Eye) isn’t.


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LG looking towards webOS as an option for upcoming smartwatch

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We’ve already got two LG smartwatches running Android Wear — but who said the company couldn’t double dip into the market, this time with a device running webOS?

It doesn’t sound like such a bad idea, as Samsung has already diversified itself by offering Tizen-based smartwatches in addition to its Android Wear devices.

Speculation seems to be true regarding LG and webOS, as the company had a developer website set up earlier today for the project. (Although it has since been taken down.)

There are some screenshots from the site, though — check one out above and another after the break.


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