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HP just unveiled its new Slatebook, a super-sleek notebook running Android. That’s right, Android. Not Chrome OS.
Eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Moto X+1? You might want to take a look at another device. While we were fully expecting Motorola to announce its next flagship sometime this summer, it may be at the very end of the season. According to @evleaks, we should “not expect a Moto X+1 release until the literal end of summer — the last days of September.” Not exactly as near as anyone had thought.
Last year’s Moto X was announced in early August and released later that month. So if late September is for the end of that month, an announcement would likely come in late August or early the following month. Again, not what anyone had in mind. At least this time around, Motorola would not be sandwiched between other flagship announcements (aside from just the next iPhone).
Source: @evleaks (Official site)
Just one day after seeing what the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 will look like, we have a press render of the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 from Samsung. Like the Galaxy Tab S 10.5, this 8.4-inch tablet borrows the design language of the Galaxy S 5.
This leak offers us all sorts of angles, too. The button layout is identical to the GS5 as Samsung is pushing this tablet in portrait mode compared to the landscape mode found on the Galaxy Tab S 10.5. And don’t forget, Samsung will be implementing its fingerprint sensor here as well.
Source: @evleaks (Official site)
Well the LG G3 dominated the news once again, but this time it was actually unveiled for real. It sure seems like an awesome phone, but does it have a chance to steal some of Samsung’s customers? HTC is said to be dropping development on the HTC One (M8) Prime, but it appears they still have a few more variants in the pipeline. What will the next flagship phone be? It appears Motorola is next in line with the Moto X+1. Android TV is oh so close, but will the failure of Google TV taint it in anyway? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another exciting week in the world of Android.
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When you inevitably drop your precious LG G3 and break its screen the week after you get it, don’t fret.
According to the folks at UBreakIFix, it isn’t the end of the world.
The team completed a tear-down of the Korean variant of the device and found that the LG G3 is incredibly simple to take apart and repair. You only need to take out 14 screws after prying off the plastic casing, and all the components are attached to a single board.
For more details, hit the source link after the break.
Acer has announced a new 5-inch phone for AT&T — although most of the specs (internals) are expected to be midrange, it still features a full-HD display.
The device will also have an 8MP sensor for its main camera on the back.
We don’t have any pictures or pricing for the device, but it should be pretty inexpensive. Expect more information when AT&T makes the phone official, most likely in the coming weeks.
Keep in mind that this is a pretty rare appearance by Acer on North American shores, as the company has focused mainly on European and Asian markets in the past. This could be Acer testing the waters for perhaps something bigger to come, or it could be simply nothing at all. Stay tuned.
Computex 2014 isn’t until next week, but Acer has decided to make moves before the madness begins.
The company announced its upcoming tablet (for Q3), the Iconia Tab 8, which features a full-HD (1920×1200 pixels) IPS display, Android 4.4 KitKat, a quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 processor, 2GB RAM, a 5MP rear camera, a 2MP front camera, and will come in 16GB and 32GB variants. Both variants have a microSD card slot for expandable storage as well. The tablet is 8.5mm thick and weighs in at 360 grams.
On the UI front, Acer packed in its “Touch WakeApp” feature, which allows users to wake up their device with a touch feature, much like the “Knock On” feature on LG devices.
Connectivity includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Micro-USB. Pricing and availability were not mentioned, but expect to hear more soon.
We are all sick and tired of having so many wires in our house. Luckily, many Android manufacturers believe in wireless charging methods. Sony is no different and has launched two accessories for the Xperia Z2 for owners in pursuit of a wireless life. The company now has a wireless charging plate and cover case. The wireless charging standard chosen by Sony is Qi.
Had enough of stock Android on your Nexus 5? Then put Firefox OS on it. A developer over on XDA was successful in bringing a Firefox OS nightly to Google’s vanilla smartphone. There are a few minor issues being worked on, so you may want to wait just a little bit longer. Though, people are saying it can be used daily without much of an issue. The two problems have to do with the camera preview and enterprise features. But if you just cannot wait any longer, hit the source link to get started.
Earlier this month a European court created a new “right to be forgotten” for citizens living in the European Union covered by the court’s jurisdiction. This new right means users can request search engines suppress information that may be returned by a search query. After the ruling was issued, Google started to receive a flood of requests for application of the new right. Google indicated at the time that they would create an online mechanism for users to submit these requests. That process has debuted via a help request form accessed on Google support pages.
Here is a pretty clear look at the upcoming Galaxy Tab S 10.5 from Samsung. It seems like the Galaxy Tab S line with closely resemble the design language of the Galaxy S 5. Even the software looks the same, albeit scaled for a 10.5-inch tablet.
On the front is the same button layout and fingerprint sensor. And for the back panel, Samsung is using an identical material. On the right side we have a charging port, microSD card slot, and a speaker. The left side has nothing but a speaker. While the bottom is bare, the top has the power and volume buttons.
Source: @evleaks (Official site)
At the end of April, Acer indicated they were preparing a couple devices for a summer release, the Acer Liquid Jade smartphone and the Acer Liquid Leap fitness tracker. The company has unveiled more information about the Liquid Leap wearable device which will only be sold in conjunction with the Liquid Jade smartphone.