Earlier this month we reported on a leaked image of a Samsung smartphone with the model number GT-i9260. Some were guessing the device might be a new Google Nexus device going by the name Galaxy Nexus Premier. However, the leaked image showed Samsung’s TouchWiz running on the device and indications are that it would include a microSD slot, a feature not favored by Google for their Nexus devices.
The GT-i9260 has popped up again, this time at GLBenchmark where it has been through the testing paces. The entry for the GT-i9260 lists the GPU as a PowerVR SGX544. The scores suggest this is a TI OMAP 4470 chip based processor. According to reports the device will pair that GPU with an ARM Cortex A9 processor running at 1.5GHz and driving a 1280×720 pixel resolution 4.65-inch screen. GLBenchmark shows the device is loaded with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and it appears the device will include the word Superior in the device name.
Boy oh boy it seems like every Android manufacturer is getting in on the creation of devices with 5-inch+ screens and Sony is no different. If you recall, we’d seen a user agent profile of an alleged Xperia C650X Odin smartphone, but now we have a nice image that gives us an idea of how this phone looks like. As you can clearly see, the Xperia C650X Odin is a beastly looking device highlighting its massive display along with a likely metallic body. Additional rumor has it that the device will feature a Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2 gigs of RAM, but unfornately— there’s no additional details for now. Hopefully we’ll continue to see additional info pour out in the near-future and as soon as we get additional details, we’ll be sure to let you know.
source: GSM Arena
It’s no secret that the upcoming Optimus G is going to have a cool— and I mean really cool multitasking feature, but most of us want to know how in the world the manufacturer came up with its spin on multitasking. Well LG took some time and had its stud senior research engineer Sebastian Hochan Song explain the idea behind QSlide and how it is tasked with having “multitasking to the extreme”. As already seen before, QSlide allows for two videos to be displayed on one screen simultaneously, but the really cool aspect about the multitasking feature is how it came to be— and let’s just say that kids can truly inspire anything and everything innovative. I won’t give out the exact details of the inspiration behind QSlide’s creation, so you’ll need to check out the video for yourself once you hit past the break.
We’ve come to expect complete root access for all most Android devices, even if they haven’t been released yet. So while the Sprint LG Optimus G will be in our hands in a matter of weeks, prospective owners will have the luxury of being able to root the phone as soon as they have their hands on the device. Thanks to some crafty folk at the Android Central Forums, it was realized that the Sprint Optimus G could be rooted in the same manner as the Korean version of the smartphone. Essentially, you’ll need a Windows-based computer, USB cable, LG driver and a subsequent additional file. It sounds relatively simple and straightforward enough, so if you are planning on grabbing that device, be sure to hit up the source link below to get all the details.
source: Android Central Forums
Several sources are now reporting that Google will introduce three new Nexus devices at their October 29th event in New York City. To go with the new devices, it also appears an updated Android 4.2 Jelly Bean will be unveiled. The sources have received information claiming Google provides info on the devices to be introduced via a “TGIF” video they sent out internally to their employees this past Friday.
Samsung Sweden has announced a slew of Jelly Bean updates today for a wide range of Galaxy devices including the Galaxy S II, original Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 10.1. According to the official statement, all three devices are set to receive the upgrade to Android 4.1 before the end of the year.
The Galaxy S II will see the update in November, while the original Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 10.1 are both slated to get the firmware upgrade at some point in Q4. All updates will be available over-the-air via Samsung’s official Kies application. Of course, this announcement applies only to Sweden-specific devices, though it’s heartwarming to see at least some sort of release date.
The elusive Droid Incredible X has been making the rounds over the past few months, and with the recent announcement of the HTC J Butterfly for Japan, it looks as though we could potentially be seeing a variant of the 5-inch smartphone make its way to the US. The long-rumored Droid Incredible X has been finally been spotted in the flesh, thanks to a set of leaked photos, ultimately revealing its suspected Verizon branding and red accents.
Interestingly, the device could make its American debut as the HTC DLX (pronounced “deluxe”) if the Taiwanese manufacturer has its way. This same DLX reference was also spotted in the bootloader menu of the J Butterfly, denoting the device as the Deluxe J. Regardless, the new Verizon-bound smartphone would mark HTC’s first attempt at a 5-inch device and also signify the newest major addition to the company’s One line since its introduction at Mobile World Congress in February.
It took quite a bit of time, but I suppose it’s better late than never right? It looks like Verizon’s LG Spectrum ICS update has finally been approved by Big Red and should hit devices shortly. The build is VS920ZV7 and should start hitting devices in a matter of a couple days. You can also check out the source link for Verizon’s page the details the update and shows off the new features that you’ll be receiving!
Motorola launched the MOTODEV Android Portal in 2009 to provide developers with the technical support and resources needed to create quality apps for Motorola devices. By the end of this month, Motorola plans to close this down and re-open it on November 1st with a re-design and different outlook:
On November 1, the MOTODEV portal, tech library, support forums and social media sites will transition and we’ll begin redirecting users to a new Developer Resources page on Motorola.com for downloads and links to the rich set of tools, support forums and technical documentation now available in the broader Android community such as: Google Android Developers and Stack Overflow.
If you’re an independent developer for Motorola devices, keep your eye out on November 1st!
It appears Samsung is planning on releasing a new Galaxy device soon that will don the EXYNOS 5250 1.7 GHz Dual Core processor. It looks like the device will be in the mid-range tier, although the specs is tinkering its way into high end status. The device will have an HD resolution (1280 x 672) screen and will launch with Android 4.1.1 Ice Cream Sandwich. With these specs, this would make it a great mid-range device for customers to purchase, perhaps a physical QWERTY phone?
The device has the model number of GT-B9150 and the “B” series usually pertains to hardware QWERTY devices for Samsung. Once we know more about this device, we’ll be sure to let you all know!