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Is Motorola Working on The Next Nexus?

Over the past couple of months, we have been hearing a lot of stuff surrounding Nexus and what is the future of Nexus phones. We have heard that Google is planning on dropping the Nexus and starting a new program called Android Silver which will basically have devices from different manufactures. But then again, the program isn’t happening any time before next year so we still have some time to see where Google goes with the Nexus line up. We have been hearing talks about HTC developing the Nexus tablet, but what of a Nexus phone? The last 2 Nexus phones were from LG (Nexus 4 and Nexus 5) Samsung and HTC are already done with their take on Nexus phones. This leaves Sony and Motorola behind. I’d personally love to see a Nexus phone designed by Sony.

However, the latest leak suggests that Motorola will be taking the helm this time. Lenovo purchased Motorola earlier this year from Google. The leak suggests that the phone will be releasing in November which is understandable since the last Nexus (Nexus 5) was released in October, 2013. More information reveals that the phone is code named ‘Shamu’. This also gives another strong point since Google has a habit of code naming the devices against sea creatures. Nexus 5 carries the code name (Hammerhead) and Nexus 4 (Mako) and Galaxy Nexus was code named (Tuna). Continue Reading →

Purported Photos of Motorola Moto X+1 Leaked

This just in, the latest leaked photos of the upcoming Motorola Moto X+1 just made rounds on the internet showing the phone from almost all the angles. Last we heard, Motorola was planning on releasing the phone somewhere this Summer. However, the details went pretty scarce after that, and now we have fresh batch of leaked photos, courtesy of Android Police. The pictures show the phone donning the white colour as well as a custom wooden back. The camera lens seems quite big though.

According to the person who leaked the photos, these pictures are of a prototype that is near to the finale stages. Moto X+1 will have somewhat similar design to the Moto X and will come with silver accents. The tipster also claimed that the phone will have aluminum on all 4 sides which is definitely a great thing to look forward to. Continue Reading →

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Leaks in Pictures

Remember the rumours surrounding Samsung releasing a Galaxy device that will be made by using premium quality materials and will finally offer a metallic design? Well, the rumours did go at one point but there was still a lot talk about the phone as everyone wanted to see a Galaxy device that is built using metal instead of plastic. Well now there is some solid proof that the phone does exist, but it won’t a member of the famous Galaxy S family. Instead of that, Samsung named it the Galaxy Alpha. So much for the premium stuff, eh?

Luckily for us, the rumour this time is more than just words as we have some actual photos of the phone and one thing might surprise people. The phone looks considerably small when it is put up against the Galaxy S5. The reports suggest that the phone will be having a screen size of 4.7 inches. However, we are still not sure about the resolution. So it seems that the dreams of a premium quality device with premium specs will have to be put on hold. The picture also shows that like some high end models in the Galaxy family, this will also come with a faux leather back. To be honest, it should look nice along with the metallic frame of the phone. However, if you are wondering if Samsung will finally consider on screen buttons then you are wrong as this device does come with a hardware button. It also doesn’t come with a heart rate sensor. You can also see that instead of using micro USB 3.0, Samsung has decided to stay loyal to the micro USB 2.0. It is said that the phone will be running on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat layered with Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI. Continue Reading →

Sony Xperia Z3 Caught in The Wild

Remember when Sony announced the Xperia Z2 earlier this year in February? Well, after the announcement, we started hearing that Sony will be launching another flagship after 6 months. The flagship was supposedly the Xperia Z3, successor to Xperia Z2. After the rumour, more reports started following saying that the Japenese electronic giant is currently working on several devices including the yet to be announced Z3. Today we have our hands on some interesting news that gives some flame to the earlier rumours.

Folks over at DigiWo managed to get their hands on some live photos of what seems to be the Xperia Z3. Seems like the phone underwent a thorough photo shoot in which all the angels were properly pictured highlighting the main cosmetic changes in the device.  Continue Reading →

Xperia Z3 Compact in Works?

If you are an owner of a Sony Xperia smart phone, and you are into the whole rooting scene, then it’s fairly obvious that you know who DooMLoRD. He happens to he one of the most prolific developer of the Xperia community, apart from finding exploits he also happens to be a top source for all kinds of leaks related to the Sony phones, and the latest report from DooMLoRD suggests that the Japenese electronics giant is currently working on an Xperia Z3 Compact. Yes, you heard it. Seems like the company is not planning on releasing an Xperia Z2 Compact, instead, they’re jumping straight to the Xperia Z3 Compact, this also leads to a fact that Sony will also come up with Xperia Z3 which isn’t a surprise at all.

So? What exactly does the phone has in stores? Well, according to a picture tweeted by DooMLoRD, and the specs detailed. The phone seems to be fairly powerful, however, a bit lacking in the screen department. Let’s move on to the details, shall we? Continue Reading →

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Official. S5 GPe Coming Soon?

Remember the rumours surrounding Samsung releasing the mini version of the current flagship Galaxy S5? Well the rumours were true as Samsung finally went official with the Galaxy S5 Mini. However, that isn’t the only news. Seems like Samsung is prepping a Galaxy S5 GPe (Google Play edition) as well. The leaks regarding the GPe have been circling for quite some time now, but the latest rumour is quite strong considering the source it comes from. For now, let us move on to the main attraction.

The Galaxy S5 Mini was quite obvious considering how Samsung started the tradition after the Galaxy S III was released. Previously, we’ve seen the mini versions of Galaxy S III as well as Galaxy S4, and now Samsung has announced the Galaxy S5 Mini. Samsung isn’t the only one with this tradition, Sony and HTC has done it as well, and recently, LG did the same. It’s a good way of providing a flagship experience at a lower cost, but cost isn’t the only thing that gets effected here. The specs are toned down as well, but it’s understandable enough.

So what are we getting with the Galaxy S5 Mini? Well, for instance, Samsung has decreased the screen size from 5.1 inches to 4.5 inches, that’s not all, the resolution is also lower. The S5 used an FHD screen. However, the Galaxy S5 Mini will be coming with 720p resolution. Surprisingly, the Galaxy S5 Mini weighs a hefty 120 grams. In case you don’t know, the Galaxy S4 Mini only weighed 107 grams.

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Galaxy Note 10.1 Makes Big Splash in the Tablet Market

Tablet prices are going down, down, down but there’s always going to be a market for higher-price niche devices. Why? Market intelligence firm IDC has predicted tablets will outsell desktops and laptops in 2015, and that means a diverse customer base will be buying. There will always be a strong market for budget tablets but that doesn’t mean devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 can’t hold their own – especially when a higher price tag brings with it top notch features. Flash Recovery Samsung Galaxy Note 10 1 2014 Edition Galaxy Note 10.1 Makes Big Splash in the Tablet Market

The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition offers plenty that goes above and beyond competitors and even the original Note – updates to hardware, software and design have been lauded on sites like – with just a few very minor hiccups. Here’s what’s new: Continue Reading →

Nokia X2 is Now Official

Remember the report citing that the Nokia X2 (successor to Nokia X) will have an improved hardware as compared to the predecessor? Well, the phone is finally official, and it does come with improved hardware. Despite getting some upgrades here and there, the phone is nowhere near the flagship status. The phone also comes with a larger display and accompanying the display is Nokia’s proprietary ClearBack Display.

Moving on to other technical details, the screen still offers the same resolution (800 x 480 pixels) and offers a pixel density of 217 ppi which should be enough, considering the screen size of the phone. Under the hood, the processor has also received an update, and now the Nokia X2 comes with a dual core Snapdragon 200 processor with each core clocked at 1.2 gigahertz, there’s also 1 gigs of RAM accompanying the Nokia X2. One of the most prominent features apart from the display and the upgraded processor is the latest addition of the home button.

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