Over the weekend, plenty of new rumors dropped on the interwebs for the HTC M8, the successor of the HTC One. Leading the charge is evleaks, who posted two separate tweets surrounding the M8; one regarding its looks and another concerning the launch of the device. According to the tweets, the “M8 looks strikingly like the M7 (One),” and we should see a launch of the device in New York City around late March. (more…)
If you read tech sites outside of this one, there is a chance you read the rumor from earlier in the week from industry player Eldar Murtazin, which suggested that Google is going to kill off its Nexus program some time in 2015 and replace it with its Google Play Edition line, though that name may change by the time this all unfolds. Clearly, we ignored the hell out of this rumor. Because well, it’s just a giant one-line rumor on Twitter with nothing to back it. To add to the plot, though, Murtazin returned shortly after the Lenovo-Motorola deal was announced to suggest that Lenovo will make one of the last Nexus devices ever.
So what do we think? Seeing as 2014 just started, Google just released the Nexus 5 (a device that helped carry LG’s last quarter), and all sorts of new Google Play Edition devices are available, I couldn’t tell you. My initial reaction is to not worry about it at this point. (more…)
Samsung’s done little to stem the flow of leaks regarding its next flagship handset, but that’s good news for us. The latest updates from @evleaks lend credence to several rumored features of the Galaxy S4’s successor, and essentially confirm (if there was any doubt) that Samsung will stick to convention and market the new smartphone as the Galaxy S5. (more…)
According to the newest rumor, which originated on Twitter from XDA’s TV producer Shen Ye, the HTC M8 (the One successor) will come in four different colors on launch day. The tweet features four different color codes, representing the colors red, blue, dark grey (black), and light grey (silver). These same colors were used on the original One from HTC, but the blue appears to be a bit lighter than the darker blue which was used on the One a few months after the device launched. (more…)
After a decent year for LG, but one that still saw Samsung dominate headlines and sales charts with its line of Galaxy phones, the company may be moving towards a May release of its next flagship, potentially called the G3. According to a report from Korean media, the new May release time frame will be done specifically to put it close to Samsung’s April launch of the Galaxy S5. (more…)
According to a report out of Bloomberg this morning, HTC will release its follow-up to the One in March. Their sources – a person with direct knowledge of HTC’s plans – claim that the phone will once again be called “One,” sport a display greater than the 4.7-inch panel used in the original One yet smaller than the 5.9-inch display of the One Max, run Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon processor, and carry a “twin-sensor” camera.
A display greater than 4.7-inches could mean 5-inch or 5.2-inch for all we know. The details given were not specific. The latest Snapdragon processor could be the 805, since the 800 isn’t exactly new these days and no phone currently runs the 805. But what about this “twin-sensor” camera? (more…)
According to sources of Recode inside Facebook, the social network is almost set to launch a reader application, known as Paper. Paper, much like Flipboard, will be an aggregator, combining the web’s top stories, your friend’s status updates and paid advertisements, into a streamlined experience that you will want to read every morning; like a newspaper. (more…)
Update: These renders were submitted to a handful of sites, including ours. We’d lean on this being fake rather than close to being real. Take it for what it’s worth. Move along.
Are these two pictures of the new Nexus 10 made by Samsung? Industry leaker @evleaks posted up the picture below moments ago with a warning that he couldn’t confirm any of the details as they were sent to him as a tip. His tip suggested that the device will again be made by Samsung (not Asus as has been previously reported) and will feature an Exynos 5 chipset, WQXGA display, 3GB RAM, 16 or 32GB of storage, 5MP rear camera, 3MP front camera, and run Android 4.5. The images also show front-facing speakers and transparent Kit Kat notification and navigation areas.
Sound odd? Well, we received similar information from what may be a separate source within the last 24 hours, but have been sitting on it. (more…)