May 23 2013 07:40 PM | skynet11 in Rumors
Russel Holly, who accurately predicted the Galaxy S IV Google Edition (which many of us thought would never happen as recently as one day before its announcement at Google I/O), now has unearthed new evidence that HTC may follow suit with its One flagship and may even announce it within two weeks.
May 16 2013 10:20 PM | skynet11 in Rumors
Are you disappointed that there was no announcement about a second-generation Nexus 7 or Android 4.3? Personally, I was expecting I/O to be an exciting event sans such announcements, and my expectations have already been fulfilled, even though there is still another day remaining. Nevertheless, rumors persist about the next version of Android and a successor to the venerable Nexus 7, this time indicating that they will be announced in July.
May 15 2013 03:20 AM | skynet11 in Rumors
According to a widely-respected writer in tech news circles, Samsung and Google will announce a Galaxy S IV Google Edition tomorrow at I/O - basically, a Galaxy S IV running stock Android rather than TouchWiz. It will not be a Nexus device, in that Google isn't exerting any influence over the hardware design (after all, it's a Galaxy S IV hardware-wise). The device is said to be compatible with T-Mobile bands - no information is available at this time about compatibility with other carriers.
Securities analyst: 2013 Nexus 7 should have a Snapdragon S4 Pro, Full HD display and rear camera for $199
May 10 2013 12:25 PM | skynet11 in Rumors
Remember last month's rumor about the Nexus 7 running a Snapdragon processor? A memo by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo indicates that the Snapdragon of choice will be the APQ8064 - the Snapdragon S4 Pro. Oh, and it's also rumored to have a 1920x1200 display, Qi wireless charging support, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, a (cough cough) a rear camera and a $199 price tag.
May 09 2013 07:35 PM | phoenixgeek in Rumors
A Facebook page dedicated to the Galaxy Note 2 today claimed that the Note 2 as well as the S3 will be receiving an update to Jelly Bean 4.2.2 by the end of May.
May 03 2013 08:55 PM | skynet11 in Rumors
There have, of course, been many rumors over the last few months that LG would once again be tapped to manufacture a Nexus phone. The latest comes from the well-known rumor magnet Korea Times, which simply says that "the consumer electronics arm of LG Group is working with Internet-giant Google to make another Nexus-branded Google Android smartphone," which implies an agreement has been reached between the two companies.
Apr 27 2013 02:15 AM | skynet11 in Rumors
Speculation has run rampant about the next version of Android, many expecting 5.0 Key Lime Pie to be announced at Google I/O. However, Android Police has posted some strong evidence indicating that the next version of Android will still be called Jelly Bean and adorn the version number 4.3. This might seem like a major buzzkill to some of you, but I would like to point out that Android 4.2 was very buggy and actually introduced some major new features, so a stability-based incremental update should not be terribly surprising.