lg-h810It looks as though the trend for smartphone manufacturers would be to roll out a brand new model each year where their flagship device is concerned, and LG with their highly acclaimed LG G3 is well on its way to receive a successor which will most probably be known as the LG G4 later this year. In fact, a leaked document containing an RDF file does point to an LG phone that carries the model number LG-H810. There are whispers on the street that claim that this is the LG G4 which is making its way toward AT&T, where the device will feature a 1440 x 2560 resolution display – which makes sense if it were to keep up with the times.

It seems that the LG G 4 could also feature an SoC that would see action on majority of the early 2015 flagship handsets, namely the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset – which would then place it on par with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S6, Xiaomi Mi Note Pro and the Sony Xperia Z4, among others .Hopefully more will be revealed in due time, especially at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain in early March.

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Nexus-7-11-2Patience is a good thing – and for those who were wondering just when their Nexus 10 or the Nexus 7 (2013) would be on the receiving end of the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop factory image simply because the Nexus 7 (2012) model received that close to a month back, here’s news – it is already published by Google.

The published Android 5.0.2 factory images happen to cater for both the Wi-Fi Nexus 7 (2013) and the Nexus 10, and they happen to be live on the developer site at the moment. Regardless of which model you are going to download the build for, it will be known as build LRX22G, which is a similar build number as that released for the Nexus 7 (2012).

Of course, you can always wait for an Over The Air update, but why bother to do so when you can manually install them yourself?

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purple-xperia-z3-rumorI have always maintained the stand where unless and until an official statement is issued by the hardware manufacturer, all else that is heard online would be nothing but rumors and whispers, and so the same applies to talk of a purple colored Xperia Z3 coming our way. When the flagship Xperia Z3 was first launched, it arrived in black, copper, white and green color options. Hence, throwing in the shade of purple would be very much welcome, thank you very much.

Nothing is confirmed yet of course, as this particular bit of information hailed from Chinese website ePrice, citing that there is a purple variant of the Xperia Z3 that is well on its way. There is nothing official announced yet of course, and if it were to be the case, then you can be sure that apart from the external change in color, everything else underneath the hood would remain the same. It ought to arrive in time for the Lunar New Year as well, and that would be February 19th thereabouts.

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yurekaIt was just last month – or last year, if you would like to be more dramatic, that Micromax did introduce the Yu Yureka, which so happens to be the very first smartphone made in India that will be based upon the CyanogenMod operating system. We have received word that the smartphone itself was released prim and proper this week – taking all of just 3 seconds to go out of stock. Of course, one ought to take into consideration at such dramatization of an announcement by looking into the context of the situation.

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galaxy-j1Samsung has released yet another smartphone to the masses in the form of the Samsung Galaxy J1, where it will carry the model number SM-J100 for those who are interested in detail such as those. Leaked pages of a promotional leaflet have surfaced, where we are now able to dive into what the Galaxy J1 offers.

At the back of this handset would like a 5MP shooter, while the front has a 2MP camera which ought to be able to do its bit to handle some decent selfies. Not only that, the Galaxy J1 would also be on the receiving end of the Ultra Power Saving Mode that was first spotted on higher-end smartphones, although it remains to be seen whether the 4.3” display will be an AMOLED one or not, sporting 480 x 800 resolution.

Apart from that, it will run on a quad-core 1.2GHz Marvell PXA1908 64-bit SoC, 1GB RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and a 1,850 mAh battery. Expect the Galaxy J1 to arrive in four variants – LTE, 3G, dual-SIM LTE, and dual-SIM 3G. It has a January 14 date spotted in the leaked images, so that must be when the announcement of its debut would happen.

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Google Online Tablet StoreIt looks like we live in the age of speed, where delays are frowned upon on. In fact, it seems that Google too, wants to deliver near instantaneous translating with their Google Translate app on mobile devices by minimizing the amount of delay, making it feel as though it works in real-time. Word on the street has it that Google is preparing to roll out a brand new service which will be able to translate words in real-time, pretty much in the same manner as a current market solution known as Word Lens is able to do.

The update to the Android ‘Translate’ app will also be able to automatically recognize when someone is speaking another language, before going about with its translation magic to turn it into text that you can understand. The mechanics behind this app remain to be understood, but changes are one will need to have it configured to translate popular spoken languages into written text in a language of your choice, allowing it to be ever ready to see action. Anyone interested?

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meizu-trioThe power of three….well this might be the direction that Meizu is going to take if you were to study the latest teaser that was posted on Ubuntu China Weibo’s page, where the number three is definitely part of the equation, but all will be revealed on the 27th of this month. Of course, one would naturally think that Meizu might very well reveal a trio of new handsets, but who are we to think otherwise that they could just roll out something to do with the three colors as seen on the teaser image itself?

There are many roads that lead to Rome, so proverbially speaking, this could also mean otherwise other than the rather straightforward “solution” of Meizu introducing three handsets. All in all, patience would play a big role, since we as consumers do not have much to do other than sit and wait for more details to be divulged. Who knows? This might be the long awaited Ubuntu handset…

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Lumia-830-goldenCompanies ought to take note of what make their target markets tick – and when it comes to gadgets and mobile devices, it does seem as though the presence of gold would play an important role in shifting units. Microsoft has caught on to this particular preference, and it looks as though there will be golden editions of the Lumia 930 and the Lumia 830.

These handsets will be sold in select markets all over Europe, Asia, and Africa, and if you happen to live in the US, it looks like the only way to get one at the moment would be to rely on an import. Of course, the Lumia 930 Gold and Lumia 830 Gold will arrive in white and black variants, with golden accents, to boot. Do bear in mind that no real gold can be mined here, as they happen to be nothing more than a paint job.

Expect the black Lumia 930 Gold to arrive later this week, as the white model will be out before the month is over. The Lumia 830 Gold will require a little bit more patience, however, as it will be February only when Microsoft releases this model, and pricing will be determined by the individual operators in the respective countries.
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galaxy-grand-maxDo you feel like you need to upgrade your current handset due to its growing sluggishness, but do not really have the kind of budget to pick up a high end handset? Well, here is a possible candidate for you – if you happen to reside in South Korea, that is. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Max has been unveiled in that part of the world, where it will retail for $290 unlocked – after conversion, of course.

Expect this latest addition to the Samsung Galaxy Grand family to come with Android 4.4 KitKat right out of the box, with the very real possibility of Android 5.0 Lollipop arriving soon. Other specifications include a 5.25” display with 720 x 1280 pixels, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, a 13MP camera with LED flash at the back, a 5MP front-facing camera with a wide 120-degree viewing angle, 1.5GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, a microSD memory card slot, and LTE connectivity, all of it crammed into a chassis that measures 146mm x 74.8mm x 7.9mm as it tips the scales at 161 grams.

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xperia-z4-variantsePrice of Taiwan has offered up new information – or rather, rumors, concerning the upcoming Xperia Z4 smartphone. They have cited an unnamed source though, where the upcoming flagship smartphone from Sony is said to arrive in two models – one of them will target the affluent market in the US with a QHD display, while the rest of the world will have to settle for a Full HD display.

Of course, how much of this is true remains to be seen, at least until something official is shared by the folks over at Sony. In addition, we have also heard whispers that there will be improved water resistant capabilities where the Xperia Z4 is concerned, not to mention a souped up front-facing camera that ought to get selfie lovers all excited.

Ah well, we will just have to wait and see how all of these rumors pan out in due time.

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