Could This be Our First Look at the Galaxy S5 Design?

Sonny Dickson, an Aussie with a solid reputation of leaking iPhone and iPad info before release, has published what appears to be an early design render of the Galaxy S5 from Samsung. It’s difficult to gleam much from the pic, but the measurements do suggest rumors of a larger, 5.25-inch screen were well founded.

Though conflicting reports have thrown the Galaxy S5′s specifications into question, a number of publications have reported that the handset will come in two editions, both of which may have appeared on AnTuTu’s benchmarking suite. One boasts either a QHD (2560 x 1440) or 1080p AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 800 SoC, 3GB of RAM, and a 16 MP camera. The other, which is probably bound for international markets, reportedly packs an Exynos 5422 processor, 2GB of RAM, and an identical camera sensor.  (more…)

Galaxy S5 Hype Watch 2013: Report Claims Device Will Sport an Iris Scanner

We love a good hypebeast here at DL, and this morning, we got a doozy for you. According to ZDNet Korea, Samsung is hard at work on two versions of the Galaxy S5, one which is made primarily of plastic as we have seen with all other Sammy devices, and one ultra-premium model that will feature a metallic body and godly specs. Naturally, we are going to cover the premium model, as the source states that they have “confirmed” a few specifications which are to launch on the device in February of 2014.  (more…)

Google Reportedly Working to Release “Nexus TV” During First Half of 2014

According to a recent report from The Information, who has a source inside of Google, the search giant will continue its reach into the living room with the introduction of Nexus TV. The device is said to be a set stop box, much like a regular Google TV box, but Nexus TV won’t handle any actual TV broadcasts. Instead, the company will stayed focused on delivering the Web and all of its rich content right to your HDTV, much like they are doing with the Chromecast dongle.  (more…)

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Headed for Android, Scheduled to Drop Next Month

We received great news this morning, as Rockstar Games announced that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas would be making its way to Android in the next month. The game has apparently undergone a complete overhaul, with Rockstar’s developers adding in dynamic and detailed shadows, optimizations for touchscreen devices, and an enriched color palette. If they include the same optimizations they went through for Vice City, then we should be in for quite a treat.  (more…)

HTC M8 AnTuTu Benchmark Posted Online, Points to Possibly Finalized Specs

HTC is apparently taking to benchmark apps to see how well its new flagship device is panning out. In newly posted benchmarks from AnTuTu, the M8 device, rumored to be the successor of the One, is seen running a Snapdragon 800 chipset with 2GB of RAM, featuring a 5″ 1080p display. While a few folks have posted that these are finalized specifications, keep in mind that prototype devices featuring non-finalized specs could be tested throughout any given period. For now, we can safely say that these are “possibly finalized” specs, just not completely confirmed.  (more…)

New Android Camera API in the Works, Supports Camera RAW

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For longer than we care to admit to the outside world, the camera experience on Google’s Nexus devices has been lackluster. That’s actually a nice way to put a completely inconsistent experience that we suffer through each day with the Nexus 5 and Nexus 4 smartphones. Regardless, it appears as if those days could almost be behind us. Recently discovered in a commit through the public Android source code, Google is working on a new camera API for the OS.  (more…)

Google Reportedly Ditching Google TV Brand, Going With Android TV Instead

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According to a recent article from GigaOm, an unnamed executive currently working for a manufacturer that partners closely with Google to bring Google TV to the masses, says that Google TV as a brand might be dying soon. Instead, Google will rebrand the platform as Android TV, and basically hopes that it sticks, then continues to grow to more living rooms across the globe. 
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Plants Vs. Zombies 2 Hits Google Play Australia, Should Launch Globally “Shortly”

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If you are one of the millions of people patiently waiting for Plants vs. Zombies 2 to launch onto Google Play here in America, the time may be right around the corner. Apparently, the app finally launched in Australia and New Zealand Play stores this week, and Ausdroid has received word that it should roll out globally “shortly.”  (more…)