Samsung thinks the Touch ID feature in the iPhone 5S is a pretty nifty idea worth including in its upcoming Galaxy S5, if a note from a Chinese analyst with a pretty solid track record of predicting upcoming smartphone features (including Touch ID) turns out to be accurate.
Google will phase out the Nexus line of devices in favor of more Google Play Edition products, or so says Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin.
According to Murtazin's sources, Google will introduce two or three more Nexus-branded products this year, but will discontinue the sub-brand in 2015. This bligger indicates that Google will rebrand the Play Edition as the Nexus replacement.
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LG could be prepping a 4G LTE version of its G Pad 8.3 tablet .
A series of Federal Communications Commission documents posted Thursday describe an LG tablet with the model name VK810. Though the name G Pad doesn't appear, the device listed by the FCC matches the dimensions of the current 8.3-inch model, according to PhoneArena.
The FCC files further point to support for the frequency bands used on Verizon's 4G LTE network. Beyond the inclusion of Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS, and Bluetooth LE, no other hardware specs were revealed. Last week, known and … Read more
LG will introduce the next generation of its Optimus G Pro smartphone at Mobile World Congress, says Korea's ETNews.
The handset will reportedly run Android 4.4 KitKat and feature a massive 6-inch HD display. According to a "telecommunications industry" source, the device will boast a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB RAM, and support for LTE and LTE-Advanced connectivity.
LG has a track record of unveiling multiple smartphones in the days leading into Mobile World Congress. Last year, for instance, saw the company introduce the Optimus G Pro as well as the Optimus F5 and Optimus F7. … Read more
Asus could debut a new Nexus 8 tablet later this year, says a "supply chain" source close to Digitimes.
The tablet will reportedly debut sometime after February and could include Intel's Bay Trail processor. Perhaps coincidentally, the timing dovetails with Intel's recent statement that Bay Trail tablets would arrive in the second quarter.
As to why Google has shifted away from the Nexus 7 to a slightly larger form factor, the anonymous tipster points to a "weak" demand for the refreshed 7-inch tablet.
Without knowing any additional details, the logical time to introduce a … Read more
Rumors are already starting to roll in about Apple's purported iPhone 6, according to Apple Insider. The newest claims come from Chinese analyst Sun Changxu, who told Chinese-language Web site QQ Tech that the smartphone will come in two large-screen sizes and could be unveiled as soon as June.
According to Changxu, the upcoming iPhone 6 will most likely have a 4.7-inch, 1,136-pixel-by-640 pixel display. Changxu said that Apple could release another smartphone shortly later that has a higher-resolution 5.7-inch display. Word has it that Apple will reveal its new smartphone at its Worldwide Developers Conference … Read more
Rumored specs for the handset include a display of 5 inches or larger plus a Snapdragon 800 or Snapdragon 805 processor running the show. The flagship device is also said to employ a twin-sensor rear Ultrapixel camera. These sensors should bring better focus, depth of field and overall image quality.
The latest report says the update to the popular Android phone line could include a new kind of lithium ion battery that holds 20 percent more energy in the same size module as the Galaxy S4 battery, and also carries a rapid-charging technology that will get you powered up in less than two hours.… Read more
Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 Lite continues to get exposure ahead of any official announcement.
A user manual for the allegedly upcoming tablet now appears on Samsung's Polish Web site. The Web page displays a model number of SM-T110, which reportedly refers to a Wi-Fi-only variant of the Tab 3 Lite. Indeed, the manual itself explains how to set up Wi-Fi access but offers no information on how to establish a cellular connection.
According to a recent tweet, Samsung will manufacture the tablet and include a display resolution of 2,560x1,600 pixels, a 5-megapixel main camera, and a 3-megapixel camera around front. What's more, it may … Read more