LG D830 spotted online once again, more specs revealed

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The LG D830 has seen a number of leaks, and each time more specs of the device are revealed. Most recently the device has been seen on benchmarking site HTML5Test, a site which detects how fast a device can render online content.

The device was first leaked in November of last year, and at the time it was revealed that it would sport a full-HD display as well as LTE connectivity. The most recent leak also shows a number of impressive specs including that the device will come with a 13MP camera and the ability to play 4K video. This video can even be played at slow motion if wanted.

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Samsung GT-I9405 appears in Zauba database

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Yet another unannounced Samsung phone has popped up, though this one is much more unexpected than other recent Samsung devices like the Galaxy Note 3 Neo. A device with a model number of GT-I9405 has made an appearance in Zauba, an Indian database that tracks imports and exports.

Now, you would be forgiven for assuming that this new device is the Galaxy S5. Only one problem though – the model number GT-I9405 is actually lower than that of the Galaxy S4, which has a model number of GT-I9505. The model number suggests that this new device is actually something in between the Galaxy SIII and the Galaxy S4. We know that the device also cannot be a new Note, as they have different model numbers (N7100, N9000, etc.). It also appears that the new device will have a 5.5-inch display.

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Samsung demoed foldable display prototype with VIPs at CES

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We get to see a lot of new stuff at CES, but apparently there are a few things not shown publicly as well. According to Korean media, Samsung showed a foldable display for smartphones to VIPs at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas during CES.

If you remember, Samsung recently had a patent for a foldable display, so this is no surprise. According to sources, the display is AMOLED, measures 5.68-inches, and is made with a film-like polymide substrate. The display is touch sensitive and might support pen recognition.

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Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005) now getting Android 4.4.2 KitKat officially

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The Android 4.4.2 update for the global Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005) leaked over the weekend, which apparently was a sign that the official update was right around the corner. Just like that, the official update is now rolling.

This is the Snapdragon version of the device and the build number is N9005XXUENA6. So far, it has only hit devices in Poland via Kies, but we imagine it will hit other regions in the coming days and weeks. Hopefully over-the-air as well. We can only assume the Galaxy S 4 won’t be far behind. Hit the break for the changelog.

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Samsung may unveil Galaxy S 5 at London event in mid-March

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Samsung’s next flagship, presumably the Galaxy S 5, could be revealed at an event held in London in mid-March. According to Italian journalist Flavio, a reliable source has said that Samsung is holding a “global launch (S5?) event” in two months. This makes sense as the company chose to launch the GS4 in New York City last year. It seems as if they want to separate themselves from Mobile World Congress’ crowded field.

As for the device’s specifications, we have heard that it could feature iris scanning technology and a 2K display. Samsung has said it wants to return to the same approach it took with the Galaxy S III. When the Galaxy S 4 was released, many felt it was too similar to its predecessor. Look for the Galaxy S 5 to feature a new design, potentially a metal body. Also, it will launch beside the next Galaxy Gear smart watch. Read more

Image of Nokia Normandy prototype leaks, not much to see

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We do know that Nokia has been working on a forked Android device codenamed Normandy. We do know that it sports many colors just as all of Nokia’s Windows Phone devices do. We do (sort of) know what the user interface looks like. We even know some specs thanks to an AnTuTu benchmark leak.  And now we know what the engineering prototype looks like. The image above was tweeted by @seamissu earlier today and @evleaks was kind enough to retweet it, likely meaning that this is valid.

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Verizon’s DROID Ultra Limited Edition surfaces (again)

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This afternoon, @evleaks tweeted an image of what is Motorola’s DROID Ultra with a different look. The image above shows the Ultra with a red stripe going down the center and the capacitive buttons lit red. This is the same device that leaked on eBay in September@evleaks asks his followers if they remember this “Employee Edition” of the device. What could it mean? Well, perhaps Verizon is considering releasing this Limited Edition model to the general public. Read more

T-Mobile’s Nexus 5 available for $0 down, $16.50 per month for 24 months (or $396 at full retail)

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When T-Mobile’s Nexus 5 launched in November, it was available for $17 per month (for 24 months) with $41.99 up front. That meant the phone cost $450. But now, T-Mobile has dropped the price. If you head over to the carrier’s site, the Nexus 5 is available for no down payment and just $16.50 per month for two years. This means that the full retail price has dropped to $396. While it is not the same price that the Play Store is selling it for, it isn’t bad considering the cost is spread out.

Now go take advantage of Uncarrier 4.0’s incentives and hit the source link below to get your Nexus 5 with T-Mobile.

Source: T-Mobile

Android distribution numbers show Jelly Bean, KitKat rise as Gingerbread slowly fades

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Compared to last month’s numbers, Android’s distribution has not changed too much. Android 4.4 KitKat is slowly rising while 4.1.x Jelly Bean has almost reached 60%. Ice Cream Sandwich, which was Android’s last major redesign, has dropped a few ticks. But the real annoyance comes from Gingerbread. It is still lingering around. It dropped about 3% since last month — nothing too amazing. It’s just good to see the numbers shift towards Jelly Bean and KitKat.

Source: Android Developers

Droid Zap application from Motorola receives Google-styled interface update

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Droid Zap, Motorola’s sharing application, received a new update which replaces the user interface with a Google-styled one, much like the card-layout on popular apps such as Google+ and YouTube.

Though the update doesn’t bring any new functionality, it certainly looks a lot better and will probably be a lot easier to use. A familiar sidebar is also included which features settings within the app. The two-finger swipe up gesture is still used to share content.

While only owners of the most recent DROID line (Ultra, Mini, Maxx) can send files using the app, anyone using an Android device can receive files with Droid Zap.

Check out the app for yourself by hitting the link to it in the Play Store after the break. 

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