Nexus 9 to be unveiled next week, but might not be available till next month

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We have heard rumors that October 15th could be the day we finally get to officially see the HTC-made Nexus 9, and we just got further confirmation, and a bonus….the price. BSN is reporting that Google will introduce the Nexus 9 on October 15, but unfortunately it won’t be available until November 3rd for $399

That is contrary to what we have seen in recent years. Generally, when Google introduces a new device, it’s available for order the same day or at least the next day.


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Report confirms that Motorola will manufacture a Nexus phone for Google

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We all know that another Nexus phone is coming soon. In case you were still unsure whether or not it was true, The Wall Street Journal has issued a report confirming what everyone already knows. The handset, codename Shamu, will have a fittingly massive 5.9-inch display. Motorola will manufacturer the Nexus 6 on behalf of Google. It is a play to capture some attention Apple gained by releasing the iPhone 6 Plus to appeal to fans of big screens.

Source: Digits (The Wall Street Journal)

DROID TURBO may have 3,900mAh battery

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A new leak about the upcoming Motorola DROID TURBO for Verizon indicates the battery will be a massive 3,900mAh unit. This should provide plenty of battery life for the DROID TURBO. Last year’s DROID MAXX had a 3,500mAh battery and was one of the larger batteries on the market. Combined with a possible QHD display and 3GB of RAM, the DROID TURBO could find itself competing at the high end of the market.


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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge may be coming to AT&T and US Cellular

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We’ve heard that Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge may not actually end up being a full-scale production device, but instead just a limited run device to gauge consumer reaction to the curved display. Despite that, it’s looking like we’ll see the device launched on at least two US carriers, if new FCC filings are accurate.

The filing for a device with the model number SM-N915A show that it has LTE bands for both AT&T and US Cellular. While that doesn’t mean that we’ll see the Note Edge hit shelves at the same time as the Note 4, at least it will be somewhat available at some point. Since AT&T is the exclusive carrier of the Galaxy Alpha, the carrier seems fairly committed to keeping their portfolio up to date with Samsung’s products.
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Google looking into letting users trial apps without a full app download

Google_Play_Services_LogoSometimes it can be tough to decide if an app is worth spending any time or data on, especially if it’s a bigger app that takes awhile to download and consumes lots of space on your device. Google is apparently looking into technology that would let potential customers test drive an app without having to do any of that, which would save time and could potentially lead to more app sales and downloads.

This idea is really focused more on developing markets where data is more expensive, and that’s been one of Google’s heavy focuses as of late. The tech would very likely be used in countries like the US, but since WiFi networks with untiered data connections are more readily available, it’s not quite as useful. 
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Front panel of an HTC device leaks with slim bezels but no one knows what it belongs to

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Later today, the Double Exposure event hosted by HTC will take place. It will be focused on cameras as the company is expected to introduce the One (M8) Eye, Desire Eye, and RECamera. But just before anything takes place and the curtain is lifted, the image above leaked. It shows a front panel belonging to an HTC device. The angle of the photo is a little odd, but it seems like the display is rather large. Also, the bezels are pretty slim and that is something HTC has not yet done with any device.

The source that obtained the image, VNTech, claims that this panel does indeed belong to a future handset. Which one? We do not know. Chances are we will not be seeing it today.

Source: VNTech
Via: Phone Arena

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