Galaxy Note 3 Lollipop beta firmware leaks

Galaxy Note 3 LollipopThe first Lollipop firmware for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been leaked. The software — which was obtained thanks to an error on the website — has been brought to the world attention by a forum member, who claimed this is the “real deal.” Later on, the ROM has been brought over…

Samsung set to release its slimmest smartphone ever

Samsung is far from done releasing thin, all-metal, mid-range smartphones, judging by a leak at Chinese wireless regulator Tenaa. Though more modest in specs than the Galaxy Alpha, the new 5.5-inch Galaxy A7 is definitely the A-series' alpha model, trumping the Galaxy A5 and A3 phones. At 6.3mm, it's Samsung's slimmest model ever, and also sports a 1080p screen, 64-bit Snapdragon 615 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB (non-upgradeable) memory and 13-megapixel front/5-megapixel rear cameras. The model shown above is strictly for the Chinese market -- to find out whether it'll come to these parts, you'll have to wait for Samsung's official word.

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Via: GSM Arena

Source: Tenaa

HTC Desire 820 mini specs leak

HTC Desire 820 miniHTC has yet to announce the smaller version of the Desire 820. Nevertheless, said device has been leaked in China, and from the leaked information – we can tell you pretty much everything about it. Here’s the rundown: 5-inch HD screen (720p) 1.2GHz quad-core processor 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, expandable with microSD…

Fitbit Surge “superwatch” launching soon with a $250 price tag

Fitbit SurgeFitbit is preparing to launch few new devices in the near future. Two of these, Charge and Charge HD, will be fitness bands, and another — Fitbit Surge — will be the company’s very first smart watch. However, Fitbit doesn’t want you to think of it as a smart watch — as that makes it…

Leak gives a clearer look at Motorola’s upcoming Droid Turbo

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So far, the pictures we've seen of Motorola's soon-to-launch Droid Turbo have been... incomplete. You won't have to wonder exactly what this Verizon-only smartphone looks like any longer, though. Evan Blass (@evleaks) has posted a press image (available through Verizon's web code) which provides a good look at the phone, including its frequently elusive front. In short, this is a hybrid between last year's Kevlar-laden Droid Maxx and the styling cues of 2014 Motorola flagships like the new Moto X and Nexus 6. The biggest upgrades over the Maxx are likely to be in the guts, such as the 21-megapixel camera, the rumored Quad HD screen and a speedy Snapdragon 805 chip. Whether or not the Turbo is as tough as it looks, you'll know the full story when the phone launches in nine days.

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Via: The Verge

Source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

Apple leaks iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 ahead of official announce

Well, this is a bit unlike Apple -- the company appears to have accidentally spilled the beans about the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, which are expected to be announced tomorrow. Representations of both devices showed up in a screenshot of the iPad User Guide for iOS 8.1, which we're also expecting new details about tomorrow. We can't tell much from the image, but it does confirm that Cupertino's tablets will be getting Touch ID. A later screenshot also details burst shooting mode, which will be coming to the iPad Air 2, but not the mini 3, according to the document. However, downloading the book didn't reveal any additional info. In fact, there's no trace of the content leaked via the preview screenshots at all.

While the leak may seem like a careless mistake, the more cynical out there will note that this happened just moments after Google announced its latest Nexus devices. It might be a coincidence, or the notoriously media savvy company might be trying to push the competition out of the news cycle as fast as possible.

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Via: 9to5Mac

Source: iTunes

Lenovo Sisley could be the sexiest Android phone ever

Lenovo SisleyLenovo is looking to launch an all-metal phone in the near future, GSMarena is reporting. The company’s leaked Sisley smartphone looks very much like the new iPhone 6 but it’s even better, I would say. Similarly to Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha, this is not a high-end device. Rather, it sports a 5-inch 720p HD screen, 1.2GHz…

Clearer circuit board photo reiterates iPad Air 2 may have faster A8X chip with 2GB of RAM

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Following a blurry shot posted by Taiwanese blog this weekend that purportedly depicts a claimed iPad Air 2 logic board with a chip labeled ‘A8X’, the same source Monday republished a much clearer image. It should be music to the ears of everyone hoping Apple will bump the forthcoming iPad Air 2 to two gigabytes of RAM. The RAM module appears to be built by Elpida, one of Apple’s memory suppliers, as determined by the markings on the chip.

Doubling the amount of RAM would admittedly allow the tablet to keep more applications active and result in smoother multitasking, faster graphics and performance improvements across the board.... Read the rest of this post here

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Apple retail employees begin training on Apple Pay as launch nears


As Apple readies the launch of Apple Pay for later this month, it has initiated a mandatory, one hour training program for its retail employees and is coordinating with third-party retailers to ensure that stores will be able to complete transactions via Apple Pay starting on launch day.

Per a recent leak, screenshots indicate that Apple Pay establishment will be an option when setting up the rest of the device, and credit card details can be entered manually or scanned in with the device’s camera. A new report by 9to5mac suggests that settings can be adjusted and additional credit cards can be added through an upcoming “Passbook & Apple Pay” tab in iOS’s Settings app.... Read the rest of this post here

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New photos show A8X chip and other claimed iPad Air 2 parts

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Photos of several components allegedly belonging to the upcoming iPad Air 2 popped up online today. Republished by, the images show a Home button flex cable, a front panel, a volume button flex cable, and a logic board.

And on that logic board, it appears that there is an A8X chip. You can’t see it at first, but a MacRumors forum user zoomed in on the photo and tweaked the colors, and as you can see in the image below, it looks like there are 3 characters.... Read the rest of this post here

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