Leaked list of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 APK files suggest new features on the way

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We’ve got our hands on a list of APK files included in Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 4 — some of which reveal some interesting information regarding the OEM’s next flagship.

While “VoiceNote4t” and “SamsungMusic_20″ are pretty self explanatory, but others peak our interest a bit more.

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OnePlus tablet, HTC Volantis leaks determined to be hoaxes

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Yesterday Twitter tipster @evleaks had a couple leads on some tablet devices supposedly in the works. Unfortunately, as he says, it “was not a good day” in admitting that the two images and info that surfaced were actually hoaxes. One of the stories had to do with a tablet device that OnePlus was supposedly working on. The “tip” came in the form of a screen capture for the device. OnePlus reached out to @evleaks with an official statement indicating the photo had been photoshopped and there were no plans for a tablet device.

The other hoaxed image was for the HTC Volantis, supposedly the next Nexus device to be released by Google. @evleaks says the source of that image has been revealed as a Google poser.

sources: @evleaks (Twitter), @evleaks (official site)

LG G Watch headed to Verizon and AT&T in U.S.

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A new leak indicates the LG G Watch will be landing on both Verizon and AT&T. Currently the LG G Watch is like most other smartwatches in that it is paired with another device, like a smartphone, instead of having its own wireless carrier chip on board. This means companies like Verizon and AT&T will be selling the current version of the LG G Watch as an accessory to be used with other devices. It is expected the G Watch will come without bloatware from the wireless companies retaining a stock Android Wear experience.

source: @evleaks (official site)

LG G3 Mini rumored specs leak, may feature a smaller screen than predecessor

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“Mini” variants of devices have been popping up for some time now, and cater especially to those who would like a premium smartphone, but wouldn’t mind sacrificing some of the higher-end specs so that the screen size can shrink a bit to their liking.

The LG G2 Mini, which was announced last February, has not been as successful as LG might have liked, and perhaps that’s because it wasn’t all that “mini.” The device, which featured a 4.7-inch screen, was a bit big for some users, who might have decided on another smartphone with similar specs and a smaller screen.

Now, it looks like LG has picked up on the lost potential for sales — according to rumors, it looks like the device’s successor, the LG G3 Mini, will feature a smaller screen, of 4.5 inches.

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Verizon to get LG G3 in mid-July

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When LG announced the LG G3 at the end of May, one key piece of information that was missing was a schedule of availability. LG has gone on a bit of a marketing blitz regarding the new LG G3, but the question that seems to inevitably keep coming up is, “when can I get one?” For Verizon customers, a new leak suggests it will be the middle of July. The tip, routed through @evleaks, indicates Verizon will start taking pre-orders on July 10th and the device will actually be available starting on July 17th.

Unless something unusual is in the works, we suspect the other major carriers may release the LG G3 on the same day, so we will keep an eye out for those announcements or leaked information along with confirmation from Verizon that this date is accurate.

source: @evleaks (official site)

Look out for HTC “Eye” coming later this year

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According to a new leak from @evleaks, HTC is working on a device for release later in 2014 that is codenamed “Eye” and will be designed for selfies. What exactly that would entail to make a smartphone more suited for selfies is unclear. Perhaps HTC is going to take a page from the LG playbook and look at moving buttons around. They could also look at incorporating their duo camera system onto the front of the device.

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Latest Sony Xperia Z3 rumors say September release, compact version but no Ultra

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Some new rumors have surfaced regarding the Sony Xperia Z3 from Twitter tipster @DooMLoRD_XDA. The latest bits of news appear to confirm some earlier reports, contradict some, and add in some new bits of information. According to the latest information, the Xperia Z3 will be released in September. That is consistent with statements made by Sony earlier this year indicating they thought flagship devices need to be released more often than once a year. Sony’s Kurozumi Yoshiro also said at MWC 2014 that Sony was going to go in a new design direction which @DooMLoRD_XDA seems to confirm by indicating the Xperia Z3 will have a new design with slim bezels and will be only 7 mm thick. » Read the rest

Google Play Edition of Samsung Galaxy S 5 may be in the works

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A new image surfaced today allegedly showing a Google Play Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S 5. The GPE version of the Galaxy S 5 is expected to come with the same hardware as the regular version, but it would be unlocked and would come with a stock Android interface instead of Samsung’s TouchWiz. If released, this would follow in the path of the GPE version of last year’s Samsung Galaxy S 4. The source that grabbed the pic did not get any information on a window for release or pricing.

Google is working on their new Android Silver program for release in early 2015. We may hear about that at Google I/O later this month. Although the Android Silver program has been pegged as the replacement for Google’s line of Nexus devices, it remains to be seen whether it would have any impact on Google Play Edition devices.

source: TK Tech News
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Leaked image of HTC One (M8) in blue shows up

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We have already heard rumors that HTC was going to produce some new colors for the HTC One (M8), including red, blue and pink. The red version has already been spotted, supposedly on its way to the Verizon network. Now a blue version of the smartphone has surfaced courtesy @evleaks. No information, leaked or official, is available yet on where this one might land. Last year’s blue HTC One (M7) was an exclusive to Best Buy, but was available on AT&T, Sprint or Verizon.

source: @evleaks (official site)

Huawei smartphone images leak, reveal Samsung “inspiration”

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Some images have leaked on the Chinese site Weibo suggesting Huawei has a new device for their “Glory” line of smartphones, a device that is heavily influenced by Samsung’s design cues. The device, referred to a a Huawei Glory 3X Pro, comes with a Samsung inspired faux leather back similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. » Read the rest