New render of Sony Xperia Z4 leaked

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The Xperia Z4 continues to leak like a sieve. Today we have a press render, which really doesn’t reveal all that much more than what we have seen from previous leaks. However, if you’re a Sony Xperia fan, this just might get your blood pumping.

I am still wondering when Sony will announce this phone. There are no major events until IFA, which is in September. Sony traditionally likes to announce their mobile devices at these types of events. Could they host a special event on their own for the Z4?

source: @OnLeaks

Samsung adding new smartphones to Galaxy J series

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While the world braces for Samsung’s latest devices in their top-tier S series of devices to land in consumers’ hands this week, new information has surfaced about some forthcoming devices at the other end of the spectrum of Samsung’s portfolio. At the budget end, Samsung is working on the J series of devices and earlier this year released the Galaxy J1. Sources indicate Samsung has two new devices to join the J series, the Galaxy J5 and the Galaxy J7. Read more

Google may be working on new Meeting platform

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Google Plus user Florian Kiersch has stumbled upon a new product that Google may be working on called GMeet. The application appears to be an online conferencing solution, possibly built on top of Google’s Hangouts platform. There is not much information available about what GMeet can do since it appears Google is limiting access to their own staff, but it looks like it might be similar to services like GoToMeeting or WebEx. Read more

ZTE Nubia Z9 confirmed to have a “borderless” design

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ZTE recently introduced a couple new devices to their Nubia line, the ZTE Nubia Z9 Max and the Nubia Z9 Mini. Oddly enough, sitting in the middle as a flagship device, ZTE did not launch the Nubia Z9. ZTE’s general manager for Nubia devices, Ni Fei, took to Weibo today to let users know the company is still working on the Nubia Z9 and it will be launched “soon.” Readers were likely interested in Fei’s statement that the Nubia Z9 will have “no border” as previously hinted at in earlier leaks.

The Nubia Z9 is expected to come with a 5.2-inch display being run by a Snapdragon 810 processor and 3GB of RAM. The device should be competitive with other flagship level devices from manufacturers like Samsung and HTC. One big question though will be pricing and availability. Although the other new Nubia devices come with attractive price tags, they are only available in Asian markets.

source: Weibo
via: G for Games

First images of OPPO Find 9 surface

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The first alleged images of the forthcoming OPPO Find 9 have surfaced revealing some new features for OPPO’s successor to their OPPO Find 7 smartphone. One of the first things that has been spotted in the leaked images is the presence of a dual camera setup on the rear of the device. HTC started the trend of dual cameras and OPPO appears to be joining the movement. Read more

Is HTC working on its own variation of Android Auto?

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New markets are always being analyzed by comapanies because of their ability to expand profits. Home automation, wearables, and virtual reality are all being flooded with new products. The automobile market, though, has been slowly seeing the arrival of new platforms and complementing hardware. Current options include Google’s Android Auto, Apple’s CarPlay, and MirrorLink. Later this year, HTC could be involved with its own variation of Android Auto. On Reddit, one poster shared the front page release note for a device going by the codename “Cello.”

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Report: Sony expects to sell 38 million handsets this year

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The mobile industry has not been kind to Sony for the last few years. Sony has failed to recognize it needs to change in order to stay competitive and considered leaving the industry altogether because of this. It seems like the company will remain involved in mobile for the next year or two because a new campaign promotes their devices’ capabilities. Also, leaks have revealed that a Xperia Z4 is on the way. The Xperia Z4 and other handsets cause Sony to believe that it will sell thirty-eight million handsets in 2015, according to Digitimes. The report notes that Sony’s goal for the year has been lowered because of changes within the company’s mobile division. Sony now has a focus on mid-range and high-end devices.

Source: Digitimes