The FCC has inspected and approved a device going by the Oppo N5116, and judging from the released pictures and specs, it looks like it’s going to be a mini version of the Oppo N1. We knew this device was coming, but thanks to this filing we’re getting a much better look at how the device is going to look. The Mini keeps the design of its bigger brother and looks nearly identical, except for the slimmed down screen. Read more
Box, one of the top cloud storage services, has received a major update to version 3.0. The update is being hailed as “one of the biggest updates ever” for the company, and introduces a brand new user interface, a new image gallery, fully native OneCloud, two new languages, and new security options.
That’s not all for Box. They are announcing a partnership with LG, which will provide 50GB of free storage for a year to anyone who owns an LG-G Series device. All you need to do to receive the storage is login to the Box app from your LG G-series device.
The update is live in the Play Store. You can view a full change log past the break.
At MWC 2014, Sony indicated that they thought the once-a-year flagship strategy was a dead-end for smartphone manufacturers. Living up to that prediction, even though Sony has just released the Sony Xperia Z2 and is still struggling to get it to the U.S. market amidst supply issues, a leak has already surfaced regarding the Sony Xperia Z3. Read more
Google has a lot of apps for lots of different platforms, so it may not be surprising that updates take more than one week a month. Even though several apps were updated last week, Google has continued this week with the release of an updated Google+ app for Android devices. Probably the biggest feature added to the new version is the new auto awesome Stories and Movies features that was announced earlier this week. Probably the biggest change users will notice though is a refreshed user interface. Read more
This is one of the more interesting ways that a mobile device can leak. Right above, you are looking at a full 360° press render of the HTC One (M8) Prime. Just a few hours ago, we gained a close look at the rear of the M8 Prime. Now we can see it all. The press render shows just how large the 5.5-inch display will be. And here you can really get a feel for what the aluminum and liquid silicone composite will look like.
Source: @evleaks (official site)
Prolific tipster @evleaks took to Twitter today to post a cryptic message, “Prime: coming soon.” The image to go with the tweet is a tightly zoomed in view of a smartphone camera lens with a contrasting bezel color compared to the rest of the body. Most telling is a second camera lens suggesting the device is an HTC smartphone equipped with their duo camera system. Read more
New details about the display of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and other upcoming Samsung devices have emerged, along with the expected model number for the device, N910.
The information confirms that the Galaxy Note 4 will have a QHD resolution screen (1,440 x 2,560), but it looks like the screen will be the same size as the Galaxy Note 3, which is 5.7″.
Other rumors about the device include it having a Snapdragon 801 processor and a 20.1MP camera.
Yesterday, HTC teased something with beautiful curves, but is it a tablet, a phone, a smartwatch, or something entirely different? HTC hasn’t officially told us yet, but today’s leak might just indicate that it’s the HTC One (M8) Ace.
The picture above is the One (M8) Ace and you will notice that it not only curves horizontally like the One (M8), but it also has a vertical curve to it as well. So, yes, it does have some extra curves to it, but we don’t know for sure if this is indeed the device that HTC was referring to, but my money is on it.
It appears Google+ isn’t the walking dead, at least for today. Google just announced Google+ Stories and Movies, which will be launching on the desktop and Android this week (iOS coming soon).
Stories is the bigger news of the day, and is perfect for vacations. After your vacation, you are likely to have hundreds of photos and videos to sift through, but Google is going to make it a little easier by gifting you a Story, which is a travelogue or diary. In a nutshell, it’s a slide show with notes describing the things that you were doing or places you were visiting on your trip. We can only assume that you will be able to modify the gifted Story, just like you can with Movies.
The LG G Watch is set to be the first Android Wear device on the market. Last week, LG released a video highlighting the design of the device. This week the company has released an article entitled “Smart Watch is an IT and fashion fusion.”
The article details how the G Watch is not the first wrist worn device that the company has thought about. In fact, LG released the “Prada Link” in 2008, and a prototype in 2009 that was able to make video calls.
The LG G Watch is set to be released in June in Stealth Black and Champagne Gold.