A leaked document from Verizon shows a device codenamed “LG-VK815″ listed next to other Verizon Wireless tablets: LG-VK410 and LGV700.
The 815 seems to be a step up of sorts from the original LG G Pad 8.3′s codename, 810. This could be suggesting the 815 is a new G pad tablet coming from Verizon — of course this is all very speculative, but it’s something to keep an eye out for nonetheless.
More news has surfaced about the Samsung Galaxy S 6, possibly the next major flagship device to be announced this year. With so many people looking forward to seeing what Samsung does with the next version of their flagship Galaxy S device, we expect to see lots of leaks about specs and other device details like the news about the use of Samsung Exynos chip in the Galaxy S 6 or a touch-based fingerprint sensor for the Galaxy S 6. One area sure to get a lot of attention is the type of screen that Samsung gives the devices. A new user agent profile file for the AT&T variant indicates the Galaxy S 6 will get a Quad HD display as expected.
We are seeing more and more manufacturers moving to Quad HD as the minimum resolution for a top-tier device, so it is really no surprise to see this confirmed for the Galaxy S 6. Unfortunately, the UAProf file does not reveal the size of the screen, only that it will be running at 2560 x 1440 resolution. There has been some suggestions that Samsung may bump up the screen size to something like 5.5-inches which would be on par with the LG G3. Going that large though may turn off some buyers who are not looking for such a large device. Whatever size the screen ends up being, it should be stunning with the 2K display capability.
Samsung added a fingerprint sensor on last year’s Galaxy S 5, and continued to implement it on a number of devices thereafter. Although not the first implementation of such a thing, it was the best offering from any other Android manufacturer. The only issue is that you needed to swipe your finger instead of just pressing your finger on the sensor, which is what Apple implemented with Touch ID.
OnePlus rumors are already trickling in as we make our way through 2015 and near the Chinese start-up’s second flagship device’s release. This rumor comes from Andi Sykes of GizChina.com, who claims that the OnePlus 2 will keep the same screen dimensions of its predecessor, but will see a bump in the screen resolution to 2K.
As will be common throughout 2015, we can expect to see flagship devices utilizing Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 and better battery technology. ASUS has already introduced us to the world of 4GB RAM right at the start of the new year, so expect all other devices to have the initial rumors that they too will have 4GB.
The most anticipated devices to launch in early 2015 will come from Samsung and HTC. However, it seems that LG can be added to the mix. Why? Information involving the LG G4 has been trickling in over the last few weeks. And now we have learned about some of its alleged specifications. Unsurprisingly, the Snapdragon 810 from Qualcomm will be the processor selected. The amount of RAM joining the processor is 3GB. A system dump of the Android 5.0 operating system makes it appear as if a 16MP camera will be included. In all (if true), LG has quite the handset on its hands.
A launch at Mobile World Congress 2015 in March is a possibility for the LG G4.
Via: Phone Arena
We’ve seen so many “smart gadgets” as part of the Internet of things movement, but most of them have worked as dedicated ecosystems and haven’t been compatible with one another.
But Logitech thinks it has an answer, and it’s in the form of an API.
The Harmony API creates a vision where a consumer is watching a movie on his or her Samsung flatscreen via Apple TV and the Philips Huelights in the living room dim to the appropriate level.
Logitech says the programming tool will give developers access to over 270,000 smart devices, allowing the kind of expansive control we haven’t gotten from other smart home solutions.
We’ll have to wait a bit before products become fully integrated and the API is fully developed, but this is a promising start.
The “next big thing” from Samsung, presumably the Galaxy S6 flagship, will not feature the usual upgraded Qualcomm (Snapdragon 810, in this case) chip.
Samsung will be using its self-produced Exynos-series chip in the device, because of concerns that the Snapdragon 810 has overheating problems.
HTC’s flagship One devices have already started seeing the Lollipop update, but the company has been quiet about getting their other devices caught up. Thanks to a leaked update road map, though, we’ve got a better idea about when specific phones should be seeing the 5.0 upgrade.
As we await the announcement of the HTC Hima or HTC One (M9), we are now getting word on what is being referred to as the Hima Ace Plus. The Ace Plus will supposedly be a larger version of the Hima, or as some like to call, a phablet. If you remember, HTC came out with the One Max a year and half ago, which was a larger One (M7), however, they didn’t release a larger One (M8).
Perhaps bowing to immense pressure and boatloads of frustrated user reviews, Samsung appears to be stripping down its TouchWiz overlay of Android for the upcoming Galaxy S6, bringing it closer in line with stock Android. As one industry source stated, “We are aiming to get rid of unnecessary functions and simplify our UI at the level of Google’s Nexus 6.”