LG Isai officially released in Japan but not an LG G3 preview


LG officially released the LG Isai via KDDI in Japan yesterday. The smartphone is supposed to be a KDDI exclusive for that market. Historically LG’s Japanese phone releases have been a precursor to the release of new flagship devices around the world. Many people are expecting that to be the case again and are looking at the LG Isai to be a good indication of what the LG G3 will look like and what hardware will be included when released.

According to LG, the forthcoming LG G3 and the LG Isai are “completely different” products. Despite that claim, comparing images of the LG Isai to leaked images of the LG G3 reveal devices that appear to be very similar. That probably means the hardware is similar as well, like the 5.5-inch QHD display of the LG Isai.

source: ZDNet Japan
via: G for Games

Samsung’s Galaxy S 5 with a 2560×1440 display and Snapdragon 805 could be released only in Korea


It looks like the Galaxy S 5 with a eye popping 2560×1440 display will be exclusive to Korean carriers. Three versions of the Samsung device with the model number SM-G906 appeared and belong to SK Telecom (SM-G906S), KT (SM-G906K), and LG Uplus (SM-G906L). In addition to a gorgeous display, it will have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 processor because it allows for displays with such resolutions to be managed. The interesting thing is that this LTE-A handset listed Android 4.4.3 as its operating system, a version not yet released or even announced.

Are you hoping this comes to your market?

Source: SammyToday
Via: Unwired View

Moto X+1 back panel details emerge, new Moto 4G news also


Still waiting to see exactly what the Moto X+1 is? So is everyone else. Today, it has been confirmed that the Moto X+1 will bring 25 brand back panel options including wood and leather varieties. The accent colors remain at 10. And the front panel will be either black and white, none of that has changed.

Storage information for the Moto X+1 show that it will have 16GB or 32GB, but a 64GB model will arrive at a later date. The 32GB option will add $50 to the price. Also, Motorola has ditched adding a signature to the back of the handset. This information was found by someone digging through the source code of Moto Maker. Read more

Here’s the first good look at the upcoming AMOLED Samsung Galaxy Tab S


We already gave you the juicy details of the upcoming Galaxy Tab S, which will be Samsung’s first AMOLED tablet since the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from a few years ago. Now it’s time to get a good look at the device. These images are from the 10.5-inch version, and unfortunately there really isn’t anything major here. Samsung’s devices always look the same and the Tab S is no exception. However, you will notice an updated back that resembles the Galaxy S 5 band-aid look, I mean dimpled look. This is the first time we are seeing it on a tablet. You will also see that “wonderful” Magazine UX that is on the Galaxy TabPRO series and Galaxy NotePRO.

Under the hood, the Galaxy Tab S will be a beast. It will sport a 2560 x 1600 AMOLED display, and octa-core Exynos 5420 CPU which consists of four 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 cores, 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, IR blaster, and Android 4.4. One more pic revealing the back of the device after the break.

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Samsung SM-G870A slides through the FCC, possibly AT&T’s Galaxy S 5 Active


We are getting closer and closer to the reveal of a new Samsung handset. On Thursday, a Samsung device with the model number SM-G870A was approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It is believed that this is AT&T‘s Galaxy S 5 Active variant because the carrier’s LTE bands were listed.

Are you interested in the Galaxy S 5 Active?

Source: FCC
Via: Phone Arena

Sprint is slowing down the top 5% data users in congested locations


Slow down Sprint customers! If you are within the top 5% of data users in a congested location, your data connection will be throttled. It is being reported by FierceWireless that prepaid Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile customers are also going to be affected.

Right now, no one knows what qualifies a location as congested. What we do know is that Sprint will un-throttle your data connection upon leaving a congested location or when the area becomes un-congested. So if you do not want to leave the place bringing you down, you will have to hope others do.

Sprint said the data throttling process “will enable us to provide more customers with a high quality data experience during heavy usage times.”

Source: FierceWireless

Mysterious Moto G Cinema appears on Motorola website


The name Moto G Cinema recently popped up on Motorola’s support website. Besides the name, there’s nothing we really know about the supposedly upcoming device, so we can only guess what it is. The name cinema sounds like a device with a large, cinematic screen, doesn’t it? It’s perhaps the next version of the Moto G, but we’ll have to wait and see for the details.

Motorola’s hosting an event on May 13 in London, and hopefully we’ll hear more then.

Source: @evleaks

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for May 8, 2014


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!!

Apple vs Samsung

Samsung attorney says Apple will get nothing in patent wars, sees end coming soon


Yahoo News Digest released to the Play Store adding Canadian and International editions

Amazon app updated with new icon, single sign on, bug fixes

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Galaxy S 5 Mini leaks with a not-so-mini 4.8 inch screen


A GFX benchmark for a Samsung SM-G800H has surfaced, confirming what will probably end up being the Galaxy S 5 Mini. However, instead of the 4.5-inch screen we were originally anticipating, this benchmark shows a device with a 4.8-inch display. Now, that is technically “mini” compared to the Galaxy S 5, but 4.8 inches isn’t small by any stretch. It’s much bigger than the 4.3-inch screen on the S 4 Mini and the same size as Samsung’s older Galaxy S III. Bigger phones clearly have their place in the market, but Samsung is completely missing the point of offering a mini device. Read more