A new image surfaced today allegedly showing a Google Play Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S 5. The GPE version of the Galaxy S 5 is expected to come with the same hardware as the regular version, but it would be unlocked and would come with a stock Android interface instead of Samsung’s TouchWiz. If released, this would follow in the path of the GPE version of last year’s Samsung Galaxy S 4. The source that grabbed the pic did not get any information on a window for release or pricing.
Google is working on their new Android Silver program for release in early 2015. We may hear about that at Google I/O later this month. Although the Android Silver program has been pegged as the replacement for Google’s line of Nexus devices, it remains to be seen whether it would have any impact on Google Play Edition devices.
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Over the last several months, we have heard a flip flopping of sorts regarding the Galaxy S 5 Prime. Some rumors indicate that will be the exact name of the device, while others have indicated that it would fall into a new line called the Galaxy F. Back in March, JK Shin said there wasn’t a higher-end Galaxy S 5 in the works, which probably is a strong indication that it will be the Galaxy F, even though it may look very similar to the Galaxy S 5.
For those of you not familiar, Vertu is a luxury smartphone manufacturer that has designed some seriously gorgeous looking devices. Not only are they amazing looking on the outside, but they usually feature top-of-the-line specs as well.
Vertu unveiled its newest device, the ‘Signature Touch’ today, and boy is it beautiful — it will set you back £6,750 (about $11,300), though…
Check out the video and more details about the device after the break.
Plastic or metal? Metal or plastic?
There’s been an ongoing debate on whether LG’s upcoming G3 contains any metal in its body, or whether it’s only a plastic device.
Well, well, well, look what we have here…
Google posted an article titled “An Android Wear Development Story” on its Android developers blog. It has some interesting stuff, but the photo above of the Moto 360 prototype particularly stuck out.
Ouch. It appears it’s a ‘one step forward and two steps back’ scenario for HTC this month, as the company experienced a sales dip after two months of positive sales in March and April.
Despite some huge forecasts for HTC this year after the release of the HTC One (M8), it appears the company hasn’t been able to follow through.
On June 5, Verizon will have the original trio of HTC One (M8) colors. In addition to having the Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, and now the Amber Gold colors, they will include Glamour Red. In fact, the Glamour Red color will be exclusive to Verizon. Now Big Red will have four colors of HTC’s 2014 flagship smartphone.
As mentioned above, June 5 is the date that the new colors arrive. And this small launch coincides with Verizon’s Father’s Day promotion: $100 off any smartphone with a two-year contract price of $199.99 or more. If you were waiting around to purchase this device, it may be the best time to do so.
With today’s announcement of the Moto Stream, Motorola is offering a cheap option to have a wireless music streaming experience with a stereo or speakers. The Moto Stream is a little device that hooks up to a stereo and uses Bluetooth technology to play music from mobile devices. Since the Moto Stream can connect to five devices simultaneously, Motorola threw in Heist Mode. If you are not enjoying the current song, walk right up to the little Nexus Q-like device and tap it and NFC technology within your device will switch the song. Or, of course, you can just use Bluetooth to change songs.
The Moto Stream by Motorola is available today online and in stores at RadioShack on June 6. The price is just $49.99 to pick one up.
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While Motorola’s tablets have had some success, they didn’t exactly live up to the hype that they were given before release. They didn’t introduce anything truly groundbreaking, and they were pretty much run-of-the-mill devices with semi-sleek designs.
Maybe that’s the reason the Xoom 3 was never released.
You heard me right, the Xoom 3.
Never heard of it? That’s because the project was thrown away in its infancy — but there seems to be some pictures of the unreleased tablet. We have them for you after the break, as well as a few of the rumored specs.
With LG hitting the market with their Quad HD LG G3 smartphone, the pressure is on Samsung to match their competitor with a similar screen resolution as QHD takes center stage as the new standard for flagship devices. Samsung missed the opportunity to get in front of the competition when the Samsung Galaxy S 5 was released with a standard HD screen, but the company has been working on an updated version with the higher resolution. New entries in the RRA database, the South Korean equivalent to the FCC, suggest Samsung is on the verge of making the Samsung Galaxy S 5 Prime a reality.