Samsung SM-A300 shows up in UAProf file

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After the Samsung Galaxy Alpha was released earlier this year, word got out that Samsung was working on a whole series of smartphones based on the metal chassis design. Despite the apparent “premium” design, the devices appear to be decidedly mid-range in nature. We have already seen several bits of information surface about the Samsung SM-A500 like a render that surfaced a few days ago. Now we have the first bits of info about the Samsung SM-A300 thanks to a UAProf file that was discovered.

Similar to the other “A series” smartphone, the SM-A300 comes with a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor and seems to run as slow as its sibling. In a GFX Bench entry for the device, it was listed as running at 1.2GHz while the UAProf file lists it at 1.4GHz. The SM-A300 gets 1GB of RAM and appears to come installed with 8GB of storage. The screen measures 4.8-inches and runs at 960 x 540 resolution. As far as cameras, the SM-A300 gets an 8MP and a 5MP camera, rear and front respectively, both capable of recording 1080p video. The good news is the device runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

source: GSMArena

LG billboard earns Guinness World Record entry

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LG has earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for a classic advertising medium, the billboard. Constructed just outside the King Khalid International Airport in Saudi Arabia, the new LG billboard spans the length of two football fields. More precisely, the billboard comes in at 240 meters wide and 12 meters tall producing 3,000 square meters of advertising landscape for LG. The dimensions are great enough that it has been recognized as the world’s largest billboard and according to LG it will help the company become “the face of the electronic industry” greeting guests to Saudi Arabia.

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Android L may hit Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 by early December

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Although Android L was first released as a developer preview back in the summer during Google I/O, no official release date for Google’s next iteration of their mobile operating system has been announced. Nevertheless, as Google continues to push out application updates that incorporate their new Material Design guidelines that are a big part of Android L, we get a sense that the time is quickly approaching. That could be within the next couple months as a new report suggests Samsung is gearing up to have Android L ready to roll out to their flagship devices by late November or early December. The sources indicate Samsung will be ready with Android L for both the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 during that time frame.

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Sony announces SmartEyeglass and software development kit preview

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Sony isn’t interested in sitting back and watching other manufacturers get into the smart glass game. They just announced SmartEyeglass which is another version of Google Glass.

The image above doesn’t look all that appealing, but Sony says it’s a prototype. It will do most of the same things that Google Glass does such as superimposing images, videos, and text. It also includes a 3 MP camera, accelerometer, gyroscope, brightness sensor, and a compass. Battery life is one of the biggest complaints with Google Glass, so Sony has added a bulky battery pack that is wired to the glasses. I’m not sure that is the answer. The prototype will connect to smartphones running Android 4.1 and higher.

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Samsung to implement a fingerprint scanner on their next smartwatch, but do they need to?

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It seems as though both Apple and Samsung are at a war to figure out who can jam as much junk into their smartwatches. After the Apple Watch was announced with a slew of features, including paying for purchases at retailers (a useful one), Samsung is looking to one-up their favorite fruit company.

Apparently they are working on implementing a fingerprint scanner for what could be their next smartwatch. They are also working with PayPal for a new payment solution. In fact, users might even be able to purchase things before entering the store.

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OnePlus calls off StyleSwap covers and labels new pre-order system “a blessing”

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To call the OnePlus One’s launch ‘smooth’ would be nothing close to the truth. OnePlus experienced production issues and software woes. Then there was the sexist contest and the alleged exploding device. The latest issue has to do with the StyleSwap covers, a replaceable back panel made out of various materials to give some personality to the OnePlus One. After failing to pass quality assurance tests, OnePlus is not comfortable mass producing them. StyleSwap covers have been called off. If you need a replacement, OnePlus recommends contacting technical support.

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Take a look inside Samsung’s Gear VR

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We know a lot about Samsung’s Gear VR, but it’s difficult to actually imagine what it would be like to wear the device. Fortunately the folks at Samsung Tomorrow shot a video (with a Galaxy K Zoom, of course) of the inside of the Gear VR to give you an idea of what it looks like in action. The video itself is cool, although it can be a little disorienting. Virtual reality is something that you have to experience to understand, so it’s hard to replicate in a video. The clip is still cool to see, though.

Hit the link below to check it out.

source: Samsung Tomorrow

Motorola Moto X (2014) will not be available with Sprint

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One of the fall’s most wanted devices will not be available on the Sprint network. A consumer was curious to know whether or not the carrier would offer the Moto X (2014) with Sprint. Unfortunately, he and plenty of others received some disappointing news. Motorola stated that the new Moto X won’t be available on the Sprint network.” The handset does, through carrier versions and the Pure Edition, work with AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile.

Source: @Motorola