Samsung GT-I9506 gets Bluetooth certification, likely the Galaxy S 4 with Snapdragon 800 CPU

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We’ve seen some leaks pointing towards a Galaxy S 4 with a Snapdragon 800 CPU before, but now we’re seeing some concrete evidence of the device in the form of a Bluetooth certification. A device with the model number GT-I9506 recently received its certification, and if Samsung keeps up its naming conventions for devices, this mystery device will likely be a more powerful Galaxy S 4.

If you were in the market for a new Samsung device, you might want to wait and see if this phone hits your country/carrier before buying anything else.

source: Bluetooth SIG

via: SamMobile

HP readies $99 Android tablet for back-to-school sales at Walmart

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HP is looking to continue its success in the low-end tablet market as the company prepares to release a $99 tablet to be sold at Walmart for back-to-school sales.

The device is reportedly being built by Chinese company BYD, will have a 7-inch display, and a single-core Medfield processor. Nothing else is known about the device at this point, but we do know that if all of this is true, this will be a nice addition to the list of the low-end tablets available on the market. We’ll just have to wait and see…

Source: DigiTimes

LG G2 images leak in multiple colors including red, blue, pink, and grey

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A few pictures of the upcoming LG G2 smartphone have leaked, which show the phone in a variety of colors, including red, blue, pink, and grey. The pictures do look a bit suspect, so take it with a grain of salt. I am willing to be an awful lot that these are cases and not actual color options of the phone.

So far, here are the confirmed specs that we do know about for the device:

A Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Chipset at 2.3Ghz, a  5.2 inch Full HD IPS Display, 13MP camera with Optical image stabilization technology, Dual Speakers, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, Smart DMB supported(Digital multimedia broadcasting for South Korea), LTE-Advanced Supported, Physical Navigation Buttons are not present on front side, Built-in Wireless charging, and a 2610mAh battery. Check out the full image after the break.
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HTC Zara subpar specs leak

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Since it’s rumored to be an all plastic body, we don’t expect the HTC Zara to be anything more than a budget device. Based on these specs, it’s safe to say that the Sprint-bound phone has budget written all over it. The display size is large, at 4.7-inches, but the resolution is only qHD (960 x 540). You can expect a 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1 GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, a 1.6Mpx UltraPixel camera,  Bluetooth 4.0, Sense 5.0, and Android 4.2.2.

We probably won’t see this puppy until the 4th quarter, but I’m in no rush.

source: Techkiddy

Possible release time(s) for LG G2 leaks

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The impending release of LG’s new flagship, the G2, has been getting a lot of attention recently, and for a lot of good reasons. It’s expected to feature top-of-the-line specs, and include the latest software. We do know that the G2 will most likely be announced at LG’s press event in NYC on August 7, but when will it be released?

We’re still in the dark on that one, but a Korean tech site has a pretty good idea…

In early August, the G2 will most likely be released in Korea, probably very soon after the phone’s announcement in NYC. A North American release will come next in September, with Europe following shortly after. On a global scale, the smartphone should be available in October.

None of these (non-specific) dates are confirmed by LG, but it does sound legitimate and would make perfect sense that the phone would come out at the aforementioned times. We’ll see soon enough on August 7.

Source: GForGames 

Is Key Lime Pie powered Nexus 10 next device in Google’s pipeline?

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With the new Nexus 7 tablet and Google’s Chromecast device dominating much of the buzz coming out of Sundar Pichai’s “breakfast” event today, some people are already wondering what may be next from Google in terms of hardware. Wall Street Journal reporter Amir Efrati managed to follow up with Pichai after the event and squeeze a few extra bits of info out of him. One of those items may be a new Nexus 10 tablet to be manufactured by Samsung running Key Lime Pie.

Based on previous product announcements, it is expected a new Google Nexus smartphone will be announced sometime in October or November. Even though Google just officially announced Android 4.3 today, Google’s next device is expected to launch with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. If Google does release a new smartphone during that period, the launch of a new Nexus 10 tablet at the same time makes some sense as both would be on a yearly release cycle then.

Pichai also indicated new Google TV devices were on their way to market, despite the interest in the Chromecast device. This could put Google hardware buyers in the position of choosing between similar devices, whether it is Chromecast versus Google TV or Nexus 7 versus Nexus 10.

What do you think about a new Nexus 10 tablet? Is it worth waiting for or does the new Nexus 7 meet your tablet needs now?

source: Android and Me

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for July 24, 2013

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With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!

Guides

Hidden features of the Galaxy S 4 that every owner needs to know

Apps

Riptide GP2 now in the Play Store

Spacetime Games’ Battle Dragons now out of Beta and available in the Play Store

SwiftKey Beta gets updated with SwiftKey Cloud to backup and sync your personal dictionary

Gaming

Google Play Games app now available on Android devices

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Google introduces Chromecast device to easily connect your TV to computing devices

Google Play ‘Textbooks’ announced at “breakfast event” with Sundar Pinchai

Google reports 70 million Android tablets activated, 1 million apps in Play Store


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Google incorporates Fraunhofer Cingo tech to produce surround sound on new Nexus 7

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Although not a household name, Fraunhofer IIS hopes to ride the wave of Android popularity, especially that related to Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet, to raise awareness of their Fraunhofer Cingo surround sound system. The technology is built into the new tablet device and will be available for the Nexus 10 through a software update. Fraunhofer IIS says Cingo will deliver a dramatically improved entertainment experience on mobile devices.
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