It looks like Huawei’s upcoming Ascend D3 is going to be an absolute beast on both the internal and external sides.
Just look at those bezels! (Hint: there aren’t any.)
Google is planning to produce roughly 4,000 prototype Project Tango tablets to distribute to developers next month. The tablets will feature a 7-inch screen, two back cameras, infrared depth sensors and advanced software that can capture precise 3D images of objects.
The Chinese equivalent of the FCC, TENAA, has a couple of images of the upcoming HTC One (M8) Ace. Unfortunately we don’t have much else to tell you other than it appears the device will have a 4.7-inch display. Earlier today, we reported that the phone could be announced in early June.
It was believed The HTC One (M8) Ace would be a plastic version of the M8, but with a smaller screen and no Duo Camera, it almost appears to be something entirely different, although still very much plastic.
Here’s your crazy rumor for the week: Samsung is preparing a virtual reality headset, and they’re planning on launching it later this year to try and beat the Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus to market. Apparently, the prototype devices are far enough along in development that Samsung has already sent out some headsets to developers to use with their current flagship Samsung devices. Whether or not you think Samsung getting into the VR space is good, bad, or just plain crazy, there’s some pretty substantial evidence that it’s going to happen. It’s also a completely separate project from Samsung’s rumored Gear Blink device, at least at this point.
The Lenovo Golden Warrior S8 has been revealed by an online retailer, and its clearly a mid-range device based on the specs. It sports a 5.3-inch LTPS 720p (1280 x 720) display with Gorilla Glass, a 1.4 GHz quad-core MediaTek MTK6592M processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 5MP front facing camera, 2,000 mAh battery, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct and 3G support via dual-SIM. It measures 146 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm and weighs only 146 grams.
Today we have a look at the alleged specifications belonging to the Nokia X2, courtesy of an AnTuTu benchmark. The main purpose of a benchmark is to showcase the processor and here we have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 200 alongside an Adreno 305 GPU. Also, 1GB of RAM is included and 4GB of internal storage is likely to be joined by a microSD card slot. The display is still watered down with a 800×480 resolution in a 4.3-inch frame. Although Nokia uses its own user interface, Android 4.3 is at the core. On the back is a 5MP camera and the front’s is 0.3MP.
These specifications are just as entry-level as the original Nokia X. Are these changes enough to gain some consideration?
While we had originally heard that the Moto 360 would cost €249 (around $340 USD), it’s looking more and more that the number associated with the euros (249) is actually how much the smartwatch will cost in USD. Straight from Motorola’s watch-face design competition’s rules, we saw yesterday that the “average retail value” for the phone will be $249.
However, Motorola spoke up today after Moto 360 fan Michal Tajchert commented on the rumored price on Google+.
Now while we can’t promise that these leaked videos of the upcoming Galaxy S5 Active will stay online forever, they’re at least here for now. (We suggest you watch them while you still can before Samsung does something about it.) We showed you some leaks on Tuesday, but these are even better.
The videos you’ll find after the break go into detail regarding the phone’s hardware and software. The first two videos offer a complete hands on of the phone (part 1 and 2), the third video shows off the phone’s OIS camera, the fourth demonstrates the exclusive applications that will come with the phone, and the fifth video compares the S5 Active with the S5. Hit the break for more.
Hello there, QuickCircle case. Before announcing the G3 on Tuesday, LG has lifted the curtain on arguably its most important accessory. The QuickCircle case, known as QuickWindow with the G2, has a circular cutout that previews and allows interaction with content. Features listed include checking the time, carrying out phone calls, texting, snapping photos, choosing music to listen to, and displaying health information. All of this without ever opening the QuickCircle case’s front.
LG touts the ‘grip-ability’ that this case offers along with its Smart Lighting capability. Smart Lighting seems to be an answer for call and text notifications from within the circle. The QuickCircle case will be available in Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Aqua Mint, Indian Pink. Another great addition? Compatibility with the Qi wireless charging standard. When the LG G3 launches next month, the company will have an SDK open to developers to tailor to the QuickCircle case.
Hit the break for a video demo and the full press release.
We knew Amazon and HBO had inked a deal that would bring HBO content to Amazon’s Prime Instant Video, and that day is finally here. You can finally start streaming full series like The Sopranos, Deadwood, The Wire, and Rome, plus a handful of others, and you’ll get access to some seasons of current shows like True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, and Treme. Miniseries like Band of Brothers and The Pacific are available, and there’s even a few HBO movies, too. Toss in some HBO documentaries and comedy specials and you’ve got a ton of great content to stream through Amazon’s already excellent video service.
The Samsung Galaxy S 5 is on its way in copper gold. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless (through select indirect retailers), and U.S. Cellular will offer Samsung’s flagship phone in the above color this summer. Sprint and T-Mobile have announced that their respective versions will be available beginning Friday, May 30.
Source: Samsung Mobile Press
Well Google and Motorola might be parting, but they sure act like they are still together. Yesterday, we told you that Google is looking for developers to submit Android Wear apps for feedback ahead of the launch of the G Watch and Moto 360. Now Motorola has stepped forward asking for people to submit watch face designs for a contest ahead of their Moto 360 launch.
You don’t have to be a developer for this one, just a good designer. You just need to grab one of the official template PSDs, and entries need to be in the JPG, PNG, or GIF format. You have until June 10, 2014 (3:00pm CST) to get your entry in. A judging panel will then pick the 10 best and post them on Google+ on June 17, 2014. The Google+ community will have until June 24, 2014 (5:00pm CST) to get their votes in. Interestingly enough, this is the day before Google I/O.
I’m starting to wonder why smartphone manufacturers bother with “events” for their big announcements when just about everything you need to know is revealed in leak after leak after leak. We saw it with the HTC One (M8), the Galaxy S 5, and now the LG G3.
We already knew a lot about this phone, but these marketing materials will just about seal the deal. It’s not like we didn’t know the specs already, but these materials confirm everything. You will also notice that LG will be touting their QHD display with a comparison to the Galaxy S 5. The Selfie was already a focal point with last year’s G2, and that trend will continue with the possibility of an extra gesture of some sort. Lastly, LG emphasized sound quality with the G2 even though they didn’t offer dual front-facing speakers, and now the G3 will take it one step further with a 1 Watt Booster AMP.
Here’s some news to cheer about, Android fanboys.
According to a study conducted by Millward Brow, an independent research company, Google experienced a 40 percent increase in brand value between 2013 and 2014, while Apple experienced a 20 percent loss in value. Pretty significant, right?
Well, the changes in brand value seem to have put Google on top, moving from the second position, swapping with Apple, which was the previous top dog on the list.