Samsung already announced the 7-inch version of the Galaxy Tab 3, but rumor has it they are working on a 10.1-inch version as well. Further evidence shows it in AnTuTu benchmarks with a model number of GT-P5200. How do we know this is the Galaxy Tab 3? All you have to do is look at the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 model number of GT-5100 and you will come to the same conclusion as us. Ironically though, this probably won’t be the final model number when it’s released since Samsung is probably going to go with a different scheme, as in SM-Txxx.
Only six months after LG released the Optimus G to the masses, a successor has been spotted in benchmarks and at the Bluetooth SIG getting its Bluetooth certification.
As you can see in the picture above, it looks like there will be three variations of the LG-F320, or what we will call the Optimus G2. The F320L and F340L variations both run the latest Android 4.2.2 and are backed by a 2.0GHz processor (presumably the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800). The F320K variation has a 1.5GHz processor and runs on Android 4.1.2. All three variations are rumored to have a 13 megapixel rear camera, 2.1 megapixel front camera and a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution display.
Oddly enough, the F320K outperformed both of the other variations in AnTuTu benchmark scores, even though it’s clocked at 1.5GHz (as opposed to the other’s 2.0GHz). Nothing else is known at this time about the G2, but hopefully LG will change that soon.
Recently we reported on a new Toshiba tablet sporting the Tegra 4 showing up in benchmarks. Today we bring you alleged photos of not just the device, but also its companion keyboard dock.
While nothing has been confirmed yet, it is safe to say the the AT10LE-A is a high-end, 10.1-inch tablet, powered by the quad-core Tegra 4 processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. As you can see in the slideshow below the tablet will also include a microSD slot, mini-HDMI output and stereo speakers. The tablet is also confirmed to be running Android 4.2.1. Hit the break for images of this promising new device.
As can be seen in the above graphic, Jelly Bean continues its growth, which is nowhere near last month’s increase of 8.5%. Unfortunately, the numbers still aren’t at a point where Google (and Android customers) should be satisfied. Of course the Jelly Bean numbers will naturally rise as newer phones are released and older phones become discontinued, but we would like to see this happening at a much higher rate— this starts with the manufacturers.
They need to start developing their skins/bloatware for updates more efficiently, or getting rid of it altogether. (Which would make a lot of us pretty happy.) Stock Android with unlocked bootloaders for all phones is still somewhere in fantasyland, but hopefully the imminent release of Android 4.3 (or 5.0) will make OS-integration simpler. » Read the rest
It’s spring time so it must mean another edition of the Galaxy S line. The Galaxy S 4 was introduced with some pomp and circumstance last month at Radio City Music Hall. The event itself didn’t get a lot of praise, but the fact that the design of the GS4 didn’t change all that much from last year’s Galaxy S III left some people even more disappointed. Samsung didn’t hold much back in terms of specs, but the GS4 has zero to do with that. It doesn’t even have anything to do with the quality of the build. It’s the software features. Samsung started promoting software features with the Galaxy S III, and they turned up the dial even more this year. The Galaxy S III proved to be the most successful Android phone ever, and Samsung has even bigger plans for the Galaxy S 4. Does it live up to the hype? Well skip on past the break to find out.
According to rumors, Motorola’s next phone will be the X phone. Unfortunately the rumors have flip flopped in so many ways, it’s hard to determine if there will be only one X phone or several. What we do know is that Motorola is working on new phones, not surprisingly. We recently saw a Google X phone in an AnTuTu benchmark, which we can only assume is made by Motorola. Now we have some details about another Motorola device with the model number of XT1055.
We don’t know if this will be an X phone or something entirely different. To be honest, we don’t even know if the image above is real since these kinds of things can be fabricated pretty easily. If this phone is indeed real, it will have a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU with Android 4.2.2. The AnTuTu benchmark of 18,252 does seem a little low, but lets not forget this result is most likely not from final hardware. We will let you know as soon as we hear more.
Based on the leaked image above, it looks like HTC is going to build upon their One design with a mid-range version, codenamed the M4. Identical in looks and smaller in size, the M4 packs 2GB of RAM, a dual-core processor and 16GB of internal memory behind a 4.3-inch 720p display (compared to the quad-core processor and 32GB of memory of the One).
The M4 will ship with a 1,700 mAh battery which cannot be removed from the device. As with the HTC One, the M4 will reportedly include HTC’s UltraPixel camera and Beats Audio-powered front-facing speakers. If the HTC One has piqued your interest but eluded your budget, or you’ve just been waiting for a smaller phone with decent specs, then the M4 may be the device you’ve been waiting for. The device is expected to ship near the end of Q2, and will sport Android Jellybean 4.2, which even the One has yet to see.
It looks like HP is going to be making a big splash in the tablet market pretty soon, as it may be launching what seems to be a higher-end device by the name of SlateBook 10 X2.
There aren’t too many specs available right now, but what we do know is that it’s got a 10-inch display. The resolution is unfortunately unknown, but it’ll definitely be pretty speedy with a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor onboard clocked at 1.8GHz. The device will also be running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, Google’s most up-to-date OS release.
The tablet included in the image above is of HP’s first tablet released to the US, the Slate 7, which is available at only $169.99. Maybe it’s a way for HP to test the market before releasing a more stable product like the SlateBook 10 X2.
We don’t know when the HP SlateBook 10 X2 will be released, but we’ll be sure to be the first ones to let you know!
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The phone on the left in the picture above is reported to be the Samsung Galaxy Note III, but it probably isn’t. The rumored specs seem real though: a 5.99 inch full HD display, an Exynos Octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz for the A15 processor and 1.7GHz for the A7 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and Android 4.2.2. Reportedly the model number on the device is GT-I9500, which isn’t part of the traditional Note model numbers since there is usually an “N” as part of it. Who’s looking forward to this one?
We had another busy week at TalkAndroid so here’s a recap of all the top stories. We finally published our review of the HTC One and the Galaxy S 4 review is coming very soon. Meanwhile we published a slew of GS4 guides to help you with all those new features that Samsung introduced with their latest and greatest phone. We had tons of Google Glass news, and it appears Google might not introduce Key Lime Pie at Google I/O afterwall. Finally, we posted a couple of app reviews. It’s time to get caught up and get ready for another exciting week.