Samsung logo Samsung Has Couple Of Tablets In The PipelineI suppose Samsung is applying a similar marketing strategy to that of its tablet range as what it has been doing with its collection of smartphones – which is to roll out as many models as possible to the masses, hoping that there is a little bit of something for everyone along the way to keep them happy and satiated. Having said that, a couple of models have leaked out on the Samsung Scandinavia website, where they are the SM-T360 and SM-T365.

These two could very well end up as a 9” tablet under the Tab 4 range, and who knows? They might even be part of a budget oriented family instead of residing on the high end side of things, but until something official and a whole lot more concrete arrives, we cannot really tell. Not only that, they could be similar tablets but variants of a particular model, or two different tablets altogether.

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lg g3 lite LG G3 Lite, G3 Vigor, G3 Vista And G3 Beat Names To Be TrademarkedThe folks over at LG of South Korea do seem to be a pretty busy bunch at the moment, with a slew of names having appeared, touting themselves to be upcoming handsets that need trademarks filed for their names so that there will be no needless lawsuits down the road. Let us take a closer look at some of the names – there is the LG G3 Beat which is touted to be the China-only version of the LG G3 mini (which isn’t even officially in existence, actually), alongside the G3 Lite, G3 Vigor, and G3 Vista.

It is said that the LG G3 Lite could be an alternative name for the LG G3 mini, while the G3 Vista might be connected to Verizon, since there is a rumor going around that Verizon could be offering an LG G Vista down the road. As for the G3 Vigor, only time will be able to tell as to what kind of smartphone this particular model will be.

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galaxy note 3 review 33 640x359 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Update Helps It Catch Up With The Galaxy S5It seems that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is now on the receiving end of an update that ought to bring it up to par with that of the flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone in certain aspects, although do not expect it to gain the levels of water resistance and dust-proof abilities of the flagship device. Apparently, this latest update has begun to appear in select markets such as the UK, where the Galaxy Note 3 that runs on the Snapdragon 800 processor would be the model on the receiving end. Do bear in mind that this is a gradual roll out, so it might take a few weeks before it arrives at your doorstep.

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htc roadmap HTC One (M8) Could Get Android 4.4.4 KitKat (Rumor)HTC’s flagship smartphone, the HTC One (M8), alongside its predecessor, the HTC One (M7), has been touted to be on the receiving end of the Android L update which should not arrive later than three months after Google introduces the final version of the mobile operating system. Thanks to XDA contributor and HTC insider Llabtoofer, he has put up a chart that depicts just which particular devices ought to be on the receiving end of updates down the road, and hence it is not surprising to see that both models of the HTC One has been slated for an Android 4.4.4 KitKat update.

Apparently, this is still in the evaluation process, and the Android 4.4.3 update alongside with some tweaks made to Sense 6.0, might just be lumped together with Android 4.4.4 KitKat considering the latter is not a heavyweight update, and this has been rumored to take place anytime next month or in August. Only time will tell.

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galaxy s4 core mini Samsung Galaxy Core Mini 4G Seen In ChinaSamsung continues to tap into the Chinese market with the unveiling of its latest member in the Galaxy Core family, where this particular smartphone will be known as the Galaxy Core Mini 4G, where it will carry the model number SM-G3568V. Do not be fooled by the fact that this bad boy comes with 4G LTE connectivity built into the mix, since this Samsung Galaxy Core Mini 4G is nowhere near being a high-end smartphone.

Why do we say so? The hardware specifications themselves betray this fact, as it will feature a 4.3” display that sports 480 x 800 pixels, a 5MP camera at the back, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1.5GB RAM, and 8GB of internal memory, all of it running on Android 4.4 KitKat as the mobile operating system of choice, as it comes encased in a chassis that tips the scales at 136 grams. Will we see it arrive outside of China? That remains to be seen.

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LG G Pad 83 review 014 640x426 LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition Cozies Up With Android 4.4.4 UpdateIf you happen to own the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition, then it is time to sit up and take note – this is one particular tablet that has started to see the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update roll out in staggered stages. Of course, not everyone will get it at once, but at least you know your device will soon be able to take advantage of this incremental update as it makes the jump from Android 4.4.2 to Android 4.4.4, skipping Android 4.4.3 along the way.

As usual, most of the Google Play edition devices tend to be one of the fastest models out there to receive the latest updates from Google, so this is no exception to the rule, which is a good thing. For owners of the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition, have you already received the update on your device? If the answer is in the affirmative, has the entire upgrade process gone down smoothly for you?

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roku wp8 Roku For Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 8 ArrivesIf you are a huge fan of Roku and its video streaming services, then here is an excuse to explore the world of Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, as apps for the respective operating systems have just been revealed, which means Roku has finally jumped aboard the bandwagon of being with the Windows family.

The Windows Store will offer the Roku app that will target both tablet or other touch-screen capable device, be it a desktop or a small form factor computer. This is because the mouse and keyboard input are not supported, so touch is the only way to get things working around here. With the Roku app, you can then enjoy streaming content from various channels such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and HBO Go, not to mention having the ability to detect all Roku players automatically on the local network.

There is also a Windows Phone version of the app made available, where this particular app would work on both Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1.

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huawei honor6 Huawei Announces Honor 6 SmartphoneHuawei has just announced its latest flagship, which will be known as the Huawei Honor 6. What makes the Honor 6 so special. Well, it might not come with a Quad HD display like other high end smartphones from different manufacturers, but this does not mean that its 5” Full HD display is a pushover. After all, Huawei has managed to maximize its performance thanks to a shrinking of the side bezels to just 2.36mm, boasting of a compact chassis that measures 139.8mm x 68.8mm x 6.5mm, alongside a stellar screen-to-body ratio of 75.7%.

As for the other hardware specifications of the Huawei Honor 6, it will be powered by a spanking new octa-core Kirin 920 processor, sporting four powerful Cortex-A15 cores alongside an equal number of Cortex-A7 ones, accompanied by a speedy Mali-T628 GPU. Not only that, it will also boast of an integrated LTE modem, 3GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal memory, a microSD memory card slot, and a 13MP shooter behind, complemented by a 5MP shooter up in front.

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samsung docomo tizen Samsung ZeQ Tizen Smartphone Never Made It OutThe world of Tizen-powered smartphones is not exactly one that is full of glamor. After all, how many Tizen-flavored mobile devices are you able to name at the moment? They happen to be few and far in between, this I am sure. The folks over at Samsung, however, do seem to have this sense of adventure in their spirit, where they recently unveiled the Samsung Z. However, was there a precursor to the smartphone? Apparently yes, with the Samsung ZeQ that appeared on eBay in January earlier this year.

The Samsung ZeQ will most probably remain unsold simply because it is not released by Samsung nor made available to any mobile carriers, although it has already been approved by the FCC, sporting the model number SC-03F. It is a wee bit smaller in size compared to the existing Galaxy S5 flagship, and purportedly arrives with a 4.8-inch 720p display, a 2,600mAh battery, a Snapdragon 800 processor and a rear camera with LED flash.

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 Pick Up A Nexus 7 From Google Play, Get Free Music For 3 MonthsThere is nothing quite like enjoy freebies in this side of heaven, don’t you think so? After all, why pay for something that you can already enjoy for free? This is what Google intends to you enjoy, at least for the first three months. I am referring to folks who are in the market for a spanking new Android-powered tablet, and have decided to lay their eyes upon the 2013 Nexus 7 tablet. This particular model will be available on the Google Play store where it will be accompanied by three months of free Google Play Music All Access. Once that free period is over, you do have the option to continue the service for $9.99 each month.

There will be different Nexus 7 models to pick from, with the most affordable of the lot being the 16GB Wi-Fi model at $229 a pop. If you need double the storage space, then you will have to fork up $269 for the 32GB Wi-Fi model, with the LTE-connected Nexus 7 (available unlocked, AT&T, or T-Mobile) going for $349.

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