It looks like LG will not be the only company holding a press event for a new smartphone next month. Motorola has just sent out invitations for an event being held in London on May 13. The event is being used to announce Motorola’s next smartphone, one that is “made to last” and “priced for all.” So durability and affordability are at the forefront. Read more
There was no shortage of rumors and leaks leading up to the launch of the HTC One (M8). Now that it has been out for a bit, HTC is working on variants of the device to help entice buyers who did not jump on the initial bandwagon. Just like with the main device, the rumors and leaks surrounding these variants are starting to flow throughout the Internet. We’ve already seen reports of an even higher-end HTC One (M8) Prime and a cheaper, possibly plastic-bodied HTC One (M8) Ace. Today’s latest image is for an HTC One (M8) Mini. Read more
It has already been rumored that the Nexus 6 will be manufactured by LG and that it will be based on the G3, but Android Geeks is reporting that the Nexus 6 will sport a fingerprint scanner. Interestingly enough, we aren’t expecting the G3 to sport one, so this is a little surprising. The word is that Google is already talking with several Asian fingerprint sensor suppliers.
How this fingerprint sensor would be implemented is a big question. Will it be on screen like the Galaxy S 5 or will it be more like Apple’s Touch ID? That remains to be seen, but it’s expected to be on the front of the device, unlike the HTC One Max.
It was just yesterday that I said that we should be getting invites very soon for an LG event in either the 3rd week or 4th week of May. I am not sure I meant this soon, but LG has already sent out invites for a pretty big event on May 27. It will take place in six major cities. The main event will be in London, but they will have simultaneous events in New York and San Francisco, followed by Istanbul, Seoul, and Singapore on May 28.
If you’re looking for clues from the invitation, you will notice a “G” highlighted in the “To be simple is to be Great” quote. We already heard that the LG G3 would be announced in May, so it’s safe to say that we will see the device. However, let’s not forget about the G Watch. That one is going to launch in Europe in June so it’s very likely we will get the official unveiling on the same day.
The Chinese manufacturer Huawei plans on unveiling their new Ascend P7 smartphone on May 7th, but not before posing for a couple of pictures. You can expect a 5-inch 1080p device powered by a quad-core 1.6Ghz processor accompanied by 2GB of RAM. As for the camera, a 5MP FFC and a 13MP rear camera will be on the device. The P7 will also have a 2,400mAh battery and comes with 16GB of on-storage space, but is expandable via a micro-SD card slot. Check out some of the photos below after the break!
LG has announced the date of which their new LG G Watch will be released in Europe. It looks like June is the tabbed month and will come at a price of 199 euros. While 199 euros equates to about $275, we’re probably looking at the same 199 number when it hits the U.S. and should be available to the public for $199. LG’s smartwatch is also said to come with a 1.65-inch screen and 4GB of internal memory and will come with Android’s brand new “Android Wear” OS that’s specifically for smartwatches.
As we all know, Apple and Samsung have been in court for a couple of years now because Apple claims that Samsung has infringed on numerous mobile device patents. The device in question for this one is Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, which we all know is part of Google’s Nexus program. In a nutshell, Apple claims that Samsung has copied the iPhone and demands more than $2 billion in “damages,” while Samsung, on the other hand, claims Apple has infringed on no such thing. After Samsung concluded its defense, it even claimed that Apple themselves has infringed on Samsung’s patents.
Samsung’s main defense is also that the Galaxy Nexus employed Google’s Android OS and that they had nothing to do with the software side of the Galaxy Nexus device. Seems like we’re going to have these kind of court battles for more years to come at this rate, right? If you wish to look more into this trial, hit up the source link for more info and updates. Also, let us know your opinion on this matter, do you think Apple should be taking Google to court instead of Samsung considering it’s their OS that Apple is angry about?
Waiting to get your hands on the new OnePlus One? You may be in it for the long haul. The company has provided a roadmap for the device’s production. It should be of no surprise that the OnePlus One’s very low price tag (starting at $299) garnered a ton of interest from consumers. For this reason, OnePlus had to modify its production schedule. While those phone smashers are starting to get their handsets, the bulk of consumers will have to wait until late June or even July to get the OnePlus One.
This is the new OnePlus One production schedule:
- Ready now – 100 for phone smashers
- Mid to late May – Larger batch 16GB Silk White for the first batch of invites
- Early June – Larger batch 64GB Sandstone Black
- Later in June – Increased general availability, people who want it should be able to get an invite without much trouble in June
Are you going to wait to purchase a OnePlus One?
Rumors of HTC’s M8 Ace, a plastic variant of the M8, have been circulating, and now it looks like rumors of a new variant are starting to swirl.
@evleaks teased the “M8 Prime” on Twitter, saying, “Forget the Ace. What y’all are really waiting for is codenamed M8 Prime.”
The Galaxy S5’s fingerprint scanner isn’t only useful for its users to unlock the device — many app developers have taken advantage of the technology as well, the latest being LastPass.
The popular password storage system has added biometric security in its latest update for the Galaxy S5, leveraging the device’s fingerprint scanning abilities.
Now, users can swipe their finger on the screen for a faster and more secure way to log into accounts (instead of using the master password each time).
The update is available through LastPass’ Premium Service and is available for download now. Hit the break for the Play Store download link.