Assumed iPad Air 2 front panel leaks

iPad 2 front panel (One More Thing 001)

Like everyone and their brother, KGI Securities analysts Ming-Chi Kuo is counting on the release of a second-generation iPad Air by October. The device should be refreshed with Apple’s upcoming in-house designed A8 processor, the Touch ID sensor, an improved back-facing iSight camera with a new eight-megapixel sensor, the analyst reckoned in a recent note to clients.

That said, we haven’t seen much in the way of leaks concerning the iPad Air 2 - that is, until today. An image posted this morning by Dutch blog One More Thing claims to represent a front panel said to belong to the forthcoming device, revealing what appears to be an integrated display technology that should results in a thinner and lighter display assembly…... Read the rest of this post here


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This is how Amazon’s upcoming smartphone looks like

Amazon's upcoming smartphone

We’ve been telling you about Amazon’s upcoming smartphone for quite some time now. And today we’re glad to you show you how that device will look like, compliments to BGR and its savvy ninjas.

What you can see here is a phone that’s covered by a protective shell to prevent people without authorization from seeing its physical design. That’s a usual practice OEMs are using to keep the excitement before their devices are officially announced.

The good news is that earlier rumored 4 cameras are there, placed around the screen. It is said that these are low-power infrared cameras. Beyond that, the phone will also have a rear camera with 13-megapixel sensor and “regular” front-facing camera used for video calls.

Rest of the specs apparently include a 4.7-inch 720p HD (rather than full HD) screen, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM. Yeah, we would want a bigger display but I guess Amazon’s idea is to make a more pocketable device the vast majority of users, rather than just geeks, want.

In addition, the BGR report also says that following the launch of the flagship model, we’ll also see a more affordable variant that should get even more people hooked to Amazon’s eco-system.

On the software side of things, Amazon is working round the clock to take advantage of those four cameras. Aside from 3D interface, some apps will rely on this tech to display “different side of things” based on the way you’re looking at the screen. So you’ll get 3D icons, different perspectives in maps, fancy 3D wallpapers and so on. Moreover, the company is engaging third-party developers to add an extra dimension to key apps.

Sounds promising and we can’t really wait to try out Amazon’s phone as soon as it’s out. We’re not sure how it will be called, though. Perhaps Fire Phone?

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active to come with no less than 277 preloaded APKs

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active to come with no less than 277 preloaded APKs

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 Active will come preloaded with no less than 277 APKs, EVleaks is saying. That’s a massive amount of bloatware, though we must add than many of these APKs — not all of which are apps — are used for connecting to various Google services. Still, we’re sure most users would be able to get through the day with half of that.

The “regular” Galaxy S5 comes with IP67 certification, allowing users to submerge it in 1 meter (3.2 feet) of water for up to 30 minutes. The Active variant will build on top of that, most likely getting the IP68 certification that will enable it to keep working even after it’s been submerged to 1.5 meters (5 feet) of water for one hour. That’s a nice feat and also something the standard Sony Xperia Z2 can pull off right from the bet.

We’ve no idea when the Galaxy S5 Active will be officially announced but with all these leaks coming in, chances are this will be a short wait. In the U.S. it may be offered by AT&T and Sprint

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Sprint customers might get discounts on Spotify music subscriptions

Spotify's new design on an iPhone

Just because AT&T has Beats Music in its corner doesn't mean that other carriers can't offer a few audio-themed deals of their own. Case in point, Sprint: Recode claims that the network is announcing a partnership with Spotify that will offer discounts on the streaming service's Premium tier, including group bargains for Framily plan customers. Naturally, Sprint would continue to offer carrier billing; there would also be free Spotify trials to persuade fence-sitters. Neither of the companies are commenting on the rumor, but we'll reportedly get the full scoop at an event on April 29th.

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Source: Recode

LG G3 details leak

Whilst Sony, Samsung and HTC have been grabbing the headlines with their latest flagships, LG have been working quietly on the follow-up to their G2 phone. Now first details seem to be leaking today courtesy of a User Agent Profile on the Sprint network website.

LG-LS990

The main headline spec is the highlighted screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 which is QHD or 2K resolution! No word on screen size but expect it to come in a bit bigger than the 5.2″ G2 if the current trend for ever increasing screen size is anything to go by. It may well end up being the same size as the other 2K screen phone, the Oppo Find 7.

Reading through the rest of the profile reveals a camera set-up of 13 megapixels on the back and a 2.1 megapixel snapper on the front, this isn’t anything to shout about, and is the same as the G2. Also the processor is listed as a quad-core MSM8974AA Snapdragon which means it is an 800, rather than one of the new 801 or 805 models. This would be disappointing if true although the phone is packing 3GB of RAM.

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Final details are the phone is running Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, has 32GB internal memory and will take a 64GB microSD memory card. No details on whether the new phone will keep the power and volume buttons on the back like the G2.

What are your thoughts, were you hoping for a bit more?

Source: Sprint

Via: TheDroidGuy

LG G3 details leak is original content from Coolsmartphone.com

Here’s how Firefox OS 2.0 will look like

Firefox OS 2.0 Contacts

Mozilla is having hard time convincing many users to try out their Firefox OS. That, however, doesn’t stop the company from further working on the project as they go for the next billion of smartphone users.

What we have here are screenshots of the upcoming Firefox OS 2.0 which could be out by the end of the year. Or not, we can’t really tell.

The UI looks rather sexy, boasting the ever-popular flat icons and interface. Every single part of the UI seems revamped from the ground up and we like how the end-result looks like. Now if these efforts could also turn into developers’ action and they launch some cool apps for the platform, that would be something. Or if hardware partners offer better phones…

It’s tough to launch a brand new platform these days when even companies as big as Samsung and Intel can’t get enough attention for their Tizen OS. We’ll be watching this space and get back to you as soon as we have something new to add. Stay tuned…

Firefox OS 2.0 Calendar Firefox OS 2.0 Contacts Firefox OS 2.0 Dialer Firefox OS 2.0 Email client Firefox OS 2.0 Lockscreen Firefox OS 2.0 Pictures and more Firefox OS 2.0 SMS

[Via: G4Games]

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Google Wants You To Be A Glasshole, Will Sell Google Glass to Anyone for One Day Only, Report Suggests

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Google Glass hasn’t been getting the best press the last few months, and Google’s looking to change that by allowing anyone with $1500 to burn the chance to purchase their very own Google Glass unit. That’s pretty big news, considering that you currently have to be part of Google’s Glass Explorer program to be eligible to purchase the device. Thanks to leaked internal documents obtained by The Verge, we now know that Google could hold a one day only sale in which Google Glass will be sold for $1500 to the general public. The limited-time offer could begin to pop off next week, April 15th to be exact, and will include a free sunglass shade or prescription glasses frames for your new Glass unit.

Here’s a screenshot from the leaked Google slide obtained by The Verge:

So, are you interested in grabbing Google Glass when and if it comes knocking on April 15th? If so, better start saving. You’ll need $1500 and a lot of guts to walk around rocking this bad boy.

via: The Verge

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Is this a screenshot from the LG G3?

LG G3 screenshot

Looks like LG will opt for a now-modern flat UI for its upcoming G3 smartphone. What you can see here is apparently a screenshot taken from the company’s upcoming flagship device. And while we can’t confirm this indeed is the way the G3′s UI will look like, we must add we like it a lot.

Everyone and their mama are getting crazy about flat icons. Apple’s iOS 7 has such interface and so does Samsung’s latest version of TouchWIZ. That said, we expect LG to follow suit shortly; and that could happen sooner than we previously thought.

You see, some sources suggest LG won’t wait for the second half of the year to launch the G3; quite the contrary, the company may unveil its 2014 flagship as early as May 17. Previously, we thought their idea was to launch a flagship phablet in the first quarter and then flagship phone in the last quarter of the year. Perhaps things have changed in the meantime, or perhaps these rumors are bogus. We’ll have to wait and see…

LG G3 screenshot

[Via: lgg3kopen.nl, GSMarena]

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Here’s how the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom looks from the back

back of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom

Well folks, the day has come. We have the back cover of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom to show you, meaning that the launch is pretty much imminent. As you can see for yourself, that’s one powerful camera this phone packs on the back, which as far as we’ve heard should house a 20-megapixel sensors and 10x optical zoom. Moreover, earlier rumors suggested Samsung has managed to make the phone thinner than its predecessor [Galaxy S4 Zoom] which looked more like a digital camera than smartphone.

Rest of the specs will apparently include a 4.8-inch 720p HD screen, 1.5 or 2 GB of RAM, quad-core processor (or better), while Android 4.4.2 KitKat will run the show with Samsung’s usual TouchWIZ software singing on top.

It is said that the Korean company will officially announce the Galaxy S5 Zoom at some point next month. We’ll be on the lookout for any additional leaks and get back to you as soon as we have something new to add. Stay tuned…

[Via: SamMobile]

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Reversible USB Type-C coming in July

USB 3.1 reversible cable Type C (image 001)

Apple in late-2012 debuted the then new Lightning I/O as a replacement for the aging, decade-old 30-pin Dock connector. One of its most compelling features: the symmetrical design allowing the cable to be inserted with either side facing up.

I reckoned at the time that the industry would scramble to replicate Apple’s innovation. Sure enough, the USB 3.0 Promoter Group last December unveiled a new USB Type-C specification with much smaller, twice as fast connectors and cables.

You guessed right, USB Type-C is reversible so the new cables and connectors can be plugged in without worrying about the orientation. Leaked straight out of the world’s top contract manufacturer, Foxconn, the first renders give us a glimpse into the USB’s new Type-C, coming this July…(...)
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