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LG G3 release date tipped for Verizon with pre-orders opening July 10th [RUMOR]

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Last week we got our first solid release date for the LG G3 in the UK, with retailer Carphone Warehouse confirming a July 1st release date. Today, the world renowned @evleaks could have gotten his hands on a US launch, with the phone making a brief appearance in a Verizon computer system.

According to the tip, those with their hearts set on the beefy LG G3 may want to mark July 10th on their calendar, that’s the day when G3 pre-orders are expected to open. As for expected launch date, the phone is said to release only a few short days later, hitting stores on July 17th. Given @evleak’s track record, we’d take him at his word but like most things of this nature, take it with a grain of salt.

No word on other details about the device, like whether or not wireless charging will be another Verizon exclusive for the LG G3. But for everyone else’s sake, let’s hope not.


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Here’s our first solid release date for the LG G3

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We know many of you are anxiously awaiting the release of the LG G3. The most decked out, spec’d out phone this year, we watched as all 4 major US carriers were quick to announce the phone was indeed coming, but wouldn’t commit to a solid launch date. Well, according to The Verge, we now have a better idea of when we can expect to see the phone outside of its homeland of Korea.

The UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has confirmed that the phone is gearing up for a July 1st release, with pre-orders beginning tomorrow. And the bad news? Apparently, it looks as if wireless charging will not come standard in the Korean or US models, although it will come standard in every model outside those regions. Probably not the best news, as we saw last years, the LG G2 for Verizon Wireless was the only model to feature wireless induction charging standard.

The good news is that with a removable back, it’s entirely possible we’ll see LG release wireless charging backs for an additional sum of money, or the wireless charging Quick Circle flip case is always another viable option. For those that missed it, don’t forget to check out our hands-on video with the LG G3 below, and a quick gallery of photos in the original post here.

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for May 28, 2014


With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!


Google’s camera app getting an update with new timer and aspect ratio options

Microsoft working on real-time language translation through Skype

Pocket launches $5 per month Premium subscription service

AllCast can now send media to any Chrome Browser

Post acquisition by Apple, Beats Music adjusts pricing, trial period


AT&T finally pencils in a release date for the ASUS PadFone X

Samsung Galaxy S 5 in gold press render for AT&T, Sprint leaks

Verizon getting Samsung Galaxy S 5 in Electric Blue

Prepaid no contract Verizon Moto G available from Amazon for only $70


Sergey Brin discusses changes to patent system to end patent trolling


AT&T finally pencils in a release date for the ASUS PadFone X

Official HTC One (M8) Ace specifications appear

Pricing for the LG G3 revealed in the UK

LG G Flex 2 and Vu 4 to be released in H2 2014

Possible unannounced Motorola flagship with 5-inch+ display spotted in the wild

Prepaid no contract Verizon Moto G available from Amazon for only $70

Samsung Galaxy S 5 in gold press render for AT&T, Sprint leaks

Verizon getting Samsung Galaxy S 5 in Electric Blue


Lookout ups the ante on smartphone theft


AT&T finally pencils in a release date for the ASUS PadFone X

Samsung Galaxy Tab S demonstration images surface, fingerprint sensor included


Samsung announces new hardware platform to help you get healthy

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Insider claims Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date will be September 3rd

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release dateWe’ve heard recently that Samsung wants to go in a new direction with their next Galaxy Note device. Whether it ends up being mind-blowingly innovative remains to be seen, however we’re definitely expecting to know sometime at the end of this year. Sure enough, an insider with knowledge of Samsung’s plans has let slip that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date is going to be on September 3rd, right in the ballpark of when we were expecting it.

This announcement would come right before IFA 2014 in Berlin, and sounds a lot more like Samsung’s announcements of old; just before large mobile conventions and extremely flashy, quite unlike the comparatively sterile affair that was the Galaxy S5‘s announcement. The insider says that invites for the Samsung Unpacked event to announce the new phablet device would start going out in August.

We’re expecting some exciting things from the Note 4 especially after Samsung has claimed to be looking at a new “form-factor” for the device, and so far the device is rumoured to have a 5.7-inch Quad HD display. Are you excited to see the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 this year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Source: Android Geeks via Phone Arena

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Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch price, release date leak


We know you’d all love to hear some rumored specs on the Moto 360, Motorola’s upcoming revolutionary smartwatch, but unfortunately we have nothing.

BUT, we do have some price rumors. Hit the break for more.

It looks like the sleek smartwatch will cost €249 (around $340 USD) at launch (which will be sometime in early July). It’s really not too steep of a price when you consider that this watch can also be looked at as a fashion accessory as well, unlike many other smartwatches on the market.

The major things setting this watch apart from its competitors are its circular design with a single button on the side, and the fact that it’s running Android Wear (Google’s new OS for wearables) and will be able to interact fully with the Android OS and Google Now.

Via: GSM Arena
Source: Le Journal Du Geek

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Moto 360 release date and price suggested in Report

Moto 360 release date and priceThe smartwatch market has grown increasingly quickly in the last few months, but one device has still managed to stand out among its peers. The Motorola Moto 360 was announced the same day that Google announced its new smartwatch-centric operating system, Android Wear, and it captured, at least for some of us, what we had hoped smartwatches would eventually look like in the near future. At the time of its announcement, it was said the Moto 360 would be released sometime in summer, but today we have a new report that may have suggested a more accurate Moto 360 release date and price.

According to French site, Le Journal du Geek, more information is going to be divulged about the Moto 360 at next months’ Google I/O event which will be followed by a July release of the device. The site has also suggested that the asking price for the device will be a very pretty €249 or around $340 USD, though it must be said that region pricing tends to vary depending on where you are.

What do you think about the pricing of the Moto 360? Is it what you expected? Let us know your opinion in the comments.

Source: Le Journal du Geek via Phones Review

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The ASUS PadFone X will get you all of the ladies

She’s not at all impressed by your puny phone and its lack of a release date. Turn it into a tablet, however, and that’s more than enough to woe any member of the female sex, AT&T would like you to know.

Source: AT&T


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The LG G3 — specs, release date and more!

LG is looking to release the LG G3 — its latest flagship Android smartphone later this month in six cities worldwide. We’ve got the latest on specs, release date and other rumored stories. Join us!

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AT&T shows off the PadFone X once again, but still no release date

AT&T has continued teasing the Asus PadFone X with a video, despite the conspicuous absence of an actual release date. They’re highlighting the screen mirroring capabilities of the tablet/phone pair, as well as the smartphone’s high-speed, low-light-sensitive 13 megapixel camera.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 breaks street date in Korea, rest of the world still waiting

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Originally scheduled for an April 11th worldwide launch, the Samsung Galaxy S5′s big release seems to have been upstaged in, where else, but its homeland of Korea. There, the phone is now unofficially available for purchase, a full 2 weeks ahead of Samsung’s planned release date.

The reason? Apparently it had something to do with a 45-day ban on new smartphone activations after major Korean telecoms were found guilty of illegally subsidizing new customers. This would have interrupted the global launch of the Galaxy S5 for Korea, something carriers like SK Telecom wasn’t about to let happen. Samsung doesn’t sound too happy with the break in street date, and is currently investigating the situation.

With the Samsung Galaxy S5 already up for pre-order from all major carriers in the US, the phone on many will begin shipping on April 11th (except for AT&T, which begins on the 8th). For those interested, you can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S5 at T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T (ships on April 8th), and Verizon Wireless.


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AT&T reveals hardware details for ASUS PadFone X, fails to mention release date

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It’s not often a carrier teases a smartphone for months on end without dropping a hint on its pricing or release dates, or without publishing the full list of specs, but that’s exactly what AT&T has done with the ASUS PadFone X. Confirmed to be headed to AT&T back in January, we’ve been waiting on details on the hardware of ASUS’ latest smartphone-cum-tablet device, and now, as we head into April, the carrier has finally decided to oblige by publishing its detailed specs.

The PadFone X will sport a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, 16GB of expandable internal storage, support for AT&T’s LTE-Advanced network, and Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. The phone’s display will be a 5-inch Full HD unit, while the tablet companion sports a 9-inch display of the same resolution, while also toting a dedicated 1-megapixel front-facing camera. Both phone and tablet have their own batteries – a 2,300 mAh unit for the former, and a 4,990 mAh unit for the latter.

Unfortunately, a release date and pricing details are still missing. The PadFone X is expected to launch sometime in Q2 this year, and considering AT&T has officially announced hardware details of the device, it shouldn’t be long before we find out exactly when consumers will be able to get their hands on the hybrid smartphone.

Via: AT&T

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Carriers ignore release date, sell Galaxy S5 in South Korea

A few days ago, we reported on several South Korean carriers being forced into a blackout period for new device sales. Three carriers were found to be willfully breaking a rule on subsidies, wherein a carrier can’t subsidize a device more than $250. Rather than issue a fine, regulators stopped them from selling phones instead — with the Galaxy S5 being launched in the middle of their blackout. It didn’t work.

Carriers have already begun selling the S5, an attempt to “make hay while the sun shines”, so to speak. The device was set to launch April 11, but the two largest carriers would see their device-sales blackout happen around that time. “SK Telecom [South Korea's largest carrier] strongly asked for an earlier release of the product but we delivered our stance that the global release date of April 11 remains unchanged” Samsung said in a statement to The Verge, adding they we’re “very puzzled” about the early sales.

In a statement to Bloomberg, SK Telecom said they began selling the device “for a wider consumer choice of handsets before our operation suspension begins on April 5”. Samsung said there were devices given to carriers early for the purpose of promotion, but they were not supposed to be selling devices ahead of the worldwide April 11 launch date. In an additional statement, Samsung said “the decision to release the device early in the Korean market was made by the mobile carrier itself, independently of Samsung.”

That’s pretty gutsy on the carriers’ part. We’ve heard of breaking an embargoed date on information, but launching a device early to suit your bottom line? That’s impressive.

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AT&T confirms Asus PadFone X specs, no word on release date


AT&T has officially announced the specs of the Asus PadFone X that they plan on offering eventually. Unfortunately, they didn’t give us any details in the way of pricing or a release date, but at least we know AT&T hasn’t forgotten about the device with the launches of some other high end devices coming up.

The PadFone X will feature a 5 inch, 1080p display, and the docking tablet will sport a 9 inch, 1920 x 1200 resolution screen. The internals of the device are very capable, with a Snapdragon 800 CPU on board, as well as 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, an SD card slot, and Android 4.4 on board. If you’re chasing the latest and greatest, this phone won’t fit the bill, but it’s shaping up to be a very powerful device nonetheless.

AT&T says they’ll release availability soon, so hopefully you won’t have to wait too much longer before you can get your hands on one of these. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.

Source: AT&T

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AT&T Releases Specs for ASUS PadFone X, Still No Release Date

Ever since the PadFone X from ASUS was announced at CES this year, we have been patiently waiting to learn more about the device. We know that it will be on AT&T, that it will have LTE Advanced, feature HD Voice and VoLTE, but that was about it.

Today, AT&T has dropped the spec list for the phone/tablet hybrid to satisfy our appetite until the launch date. 

A few of the highlights would be that the PadFone X is launch with Kit Kat, a 13MP camera on the rear of the PadFone itself, and an unspecified 2.3GHz quad-core processor. What is awesome about this spec list is that the PadFone and the PadFone dock have their separate specs, which when combined make for one awesome device.

Unfortunately, we still do not have a set release date from ASUS or AT&T. AT&T promises that we are “one step closer” to getting our hands on it, but nothing more than that. As soon as we hear more, we will keep you updated.

Take a look at the spec list below.


  • PadFone: 143.93 x 72.46 x 9.98 mm (150g)
  • PadFone Station: 250.4 x 172.25 x 11.63 mm (514g)

Operating System

  • Android 4.4 (KitKat)


  • PadFone: 5”, 1920 x 1080 (441PPI)
  • PadFone Station: 9”, 1920 X 1200 (252PPI)


  • PadFone: 13MP Pixel Master + 2MP front-facing
  • PadFone Station: 1MP front-facing


  • 2.3Ghz quad-core

Baseband chipset

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

Internal Memory

  • 16GB (2GB RAM)

Memory Card

  • microSD™ slot in smartphone extends external memory up to 64GB


  • WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)


  • BT 4.0


  • GPS/aGPS


  • PadFone : 2,300mAh
  • PadFone Station: 4,990mAh
Via: AT&T

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Samsung Chromebook 2 Gets A Price And A Release Date For The UK



If you want a faux leather computer, you’ve got one. The 11.6″ Samsung Chromebook 2 will be heading to the UK on May 1st for £249 and the 13.3″ version will be available on May 12th for £329.



There’s no release dates for the different colors, but presumably they will be available on the different screen size release dates. So if you want the Chromebook 2 in the UK, it won’t be very long.

Source: The Next Web via Android Central

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Chromecast looks set to hit UK shelves on March 19

The latest in the UK Chromecast release saga finally sees what looks to be an accurate release date. Following yesterdays news that stock was arriving at Currys PCWorld stores, Android Police has obtained an image of an internal Dixons Retail – the owners of Currys PCWorld – communication putting the on sale date as March 19. This coming Wednesday.


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The all new HTC One to be released two weeks after March 25 unveiling date


We’ve seen plenty of leaks of the “All New HTC One” already, and we already know that it’ll be unveiled on March 25. Release date has still been a relative unknown— until now.

According to a tweet by @HTCFamily_RU, the phone will launch two weeks after its unveiling date, in 110 countries around the world.

Rumors regarding the phone state that the device will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, a 5-inch 1080p display, an aluminum chassis and a dual-sensor camera on the back. The release date puts it right around when the Galaxy S 5 will be put on shelves, on April 11th. HTC is looking to steal some of the S 5′s thunder this year as the company hopes to get back on track in the sales department, which have been lacking for the past few years.

Source: HTC Source


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Samsung Chromebook 2 to launch in April with Exynos 5 CPU and 1080p screen option


We’ve heard a lot about Samsung’s new Chromebook in the past few days, but we haven’t had much detail in pricing or release dates. Thanks to another leak, that’s getting cleared up.

A premature post accidentally outed a release date, pricing, and specs for Samsung’s newest laptop, and confirmed two different models. Both models will sport an Exynos 5 processor and 4 GB of RAM, but the smaller 11 inch screen will only have a 1366×768 resolution, while the 13.3 inch model will have a full 1080p screen. The smaller option will cost $319.99 while the larger option will run $399.99.

We’ve also learned that Samsung will bundle over $100 worth of free software and extras with its laptop. Sound familiar to how they bundle stuff with their mobile devices? Chromebooks typically don’t launch with any extra bloatware, so it’ll be interesting to see how that plays out. It could always just be free Google Drive space and Google Play credit, which wouldn’t be so bad, but we’ll have to wait until the devices get officially announced before we know.

Samsung plans on releasing these devices to the public in April, so we’re barely a month away from knowing more. Is anybody planning on buying one of these?

source: Ausdroid

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HTC Announces Commitment To Support All New "North American Flagship Devices" With Android Updates For 2 Years Going Forward


As part of a Reddit AMA earlier this afternoon, HTC announced that it would support all “flagship” devices with Android OS updates 2 years from their release date – though the promise was specifically conditioned as being to North America only. The bit about North America was added after the original statement was made, so it looks like HTC might have initially overpromised just a bit. Here’s the whole quote:

Given the immense resource requirements for updates we can’t solve all our past issues, but today we are making a commitment to support all new North America flagship devices going forward with all major Android updates for 2 years after their release date.

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HTC Announces Commitment To Support All New "North American Flagship Devices" With Android Updates For 2 Years Going Forward was written by the awesome team at Android Police.


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Oppo Find 7 could be unveiled March 19 in Beijing

oppo_find_7_confirmedOppo has been teasing their Find 7 smartphone for quite a while now. We already know that the device will have a 5.5 inch Full HD display and Android 4.4,  It looks like we finally have a release date. The company posted a few teaser images that speculate a release date of March 19. The images feature multiple random objects and numbers that all seem to point to the 19th as a release date, possibly in Beijing.

We’ll keep our eyes open for any more information that comes out on the Oppo Find 7.

Source: OppoInsider
Via: PhoneArena


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Official Captain America: The Winter Soldier game coming soon to Android devices [VIDEO]

If Sunday’s Super Bowl trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier got you all hot and bothered, you might soon find your release when Gameloft’s official movie-tie game hits Android devices in the near future.

A trailer for the upcoming game was released today (above) and while Gameloft made no mention of an actual release date, we’re expecting the game to launch well in advance of the movie’s April 4th theatrical release. In the trailer, we get a good glimpse of some of the gameplay which looks a traditional solid beat ‘em up featuring comic book-styled, cell shaded graphics.

We’ll have to wait and see what Gameloft is planning for pricing, but we’re expecting the usual freemium fare. Oh, and for those that missed the Super Bowl trailer for the movie, you can find that below.

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LG G Flex release date pegged for February 5th, comes with six months of Netflix

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T-Mobile originally let LG G Flex pre-sales begin without a release date in sight, but you’ll be glad to learn that it won’t be long before you’re able to come in contact with a device that heals itself from the nicks and bruises provided by the world. T-Mobile has announced a February 5th release date for the LG G Flex, a 6-inch 720p smartphone with a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 13 megapixel camera and more.

Folks looking to purchase it will be happy to know that they can get it for just $0 down, though that’ll obviously come at a long-term commitment of $28 per month for 24 months. T-Mobile is also throwing in six months of Netflix streaming for free, so you can enjoy all your favorite movies and TV shows on that nice big screen.

T-Mobile also took this time to introduce the LG Optimus F3Q, one of the few QWERTY-equipped smartphones you’ll see launch this year. It sports a 4-inch display, a 5 megapixel camera, and more for just 24 equal payments of $13 per month ($0 down, natch) and will be available on the same that that the LG G Flex will. Anyone opting for either of these devices?

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LG Optimus F3Q (hero)
LG Optimus F3Q (front closed)
LG Optimus F3Q (back)

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AT&T LG G Flex presale begins January 24th; $300 on-contract, from $26.74 with AT&T Next

AT&T has just announced presale details for their version of the LG G Flex. For starters, we now know that the device will be offered starting January 24th, though its actual release date still has yet to be revealed. What’s more is that AT&T has given us details on pricing. There are a few different routes to take:

  • $300 for signing a two-year service agreement
  • Pay it off in 18 months using AT&T Next at $26.74 per month with no down payment
  • Pay if of fin 12 months using AT&T Next at $34.75 with no down payment

And Here’s what you’ll be getting for all that cash:

  • Processor: 2.26 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon 800 processor
  • Display: 6-inch, (1280×720), HD OLED screen (Real RGB)
  • Memory: 2GB RAM and up to 32 GB onboard memory
  • Camera: 13MP rear-facing, 2.1 MP front-facing
  • Curved Battery: 3,500 mAh (Embedded)
  • Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
  • Dual Window splits the 6-inch screen into two separate applications
  • Size: 160.5 x 81.6 x 7.9-8.7mm
  • Weight: 177g

Of course, that spec sheet doesn’t say anything about the device’s durability. The LG G Flex is touted as being virtually indestructible, with the flexible display inside able to bend, twist and contort without cracking at the seams. It also has a self healing back, so you won’t have to worry about putting it in the same pocket with your keys and change.

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AT&T’s Mobile Minute above showcases their version of the device, though it’s pretty much identical to every version out there (including the one we got our grubby little hands on at CES 2014). Be sure to give it a watch, and if you decide this is the device for you then wake up bright and early to order yours from AT&T. We’ll be sure to report the release date once those details are made available.


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LG G3 release date tipped for as early as May


Does it make sense for LG to launch the sequel to the LG G2 less than a full year after the flagship was announced? Probably not, but crazier things have happened in the mobile industry. Buzz out of Korea says LG could be targeting a May release (or at least announcement) for the LG G3, the name likely to be associated with the G2 successor.

Specifically, a date of May 17th is on the docket. Should we mark our calendars? History says not to hedge bets on rumored smartphone release dates so far in advance. Too much could happen between now and then to cause a shift in expected plans. That is, of course, assuming the report holds some shred of truth.

We agree it seems strange to launch a followup to the G2 in such close proximity to the the initial model’s release, but LG has the incentive to get a jump on the Samsung Galaxy S5. The Galaxy S5 looks to be the phone that the G3 will target as a direct competitor, and Samsung’s major smartphone announcement has typically occurred during the late spring/early summer (and looks to follow that pattern again this year).  If LG simply teases the phone or offers a full announcement while delaying actual commercial availability an additional month or two, it might be enough to steal some of Samsung’s thunder.

The report also reiterates specs that have previously been associated with the LG G3, including a 5.5-inch QHD display (2560 x 1440), LG Odin octa-core CPU, and 16MP camera. While these specs, like the release date, remain unconfirmed, they seem within the ballpark of reality. Still, take the whole thing with a but of skepticism.

[via Asiae]

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Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo expected release date now mid-February

galaxy_grand_2_launch_tweetThat Samsung Galaxy Grand Lite, that will be officially known as the Galaxy Grand Neo, will reportedly launch in the seventh week of this year. That gives us a rough estimated release date of February 10-16. The device was originally expected to launch between January 27 and February 2.

As a reminder, you can expect the Galaxy Grand Neo to have a 5-inch WVGA screen as well as a 1.2 GHz A7 CPU. It’ll have Android 4.3 out of the box, and of course you’ll see all of Samsung’s typical skins and enhancements. Pricing is set at €299, or around $405 USD.

Source: Unwired View


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Leak shows Sprint’s LG G Flex


With the LG G Flex having a release date in Asian markets, many wondered when it would head west to the United States. Earlier today, Twitter’s @evleaks tweeted an image of the G Flex for Sprint. Only the front of the device was leaked, giving way to minimal Sprint branding. On the lockscreen sits the carrier’s name and their LTE icon sits in the status bar. In case you were wondering, the model number for this device is LS995 — the same as November leak. If there’s any indication for a release date, it would be February 7 or sometime around then as that is the date displayed. Stay tuned for more information regarding the G Flex’s United States arrival.

LG G Flex (LS995) for Sprint.

— @evleaks (@evleaks) December 15, 2013


Source: @evleaks

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LG G Flex gets a release date in Asian markets


The LG G Flex has been tagged with a release date for Singapore and Hong Kong as well as other “key Asian markets.” In a press release, LG says that the G Flex will be available to preorder for Singapore on December 8 while Hong Kong retailers should have devices ready to go on December 13. Other Asian markets will be announcing their release dates for the G Flex before the end of the year. As for the people outside of Asia, we’ve got nothing for you.. yet.

Hit the break for LG’s press release.


World’s First Curved, Flexing, Self-Healing Smartphone Available For The First Time Outside Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 4, 2013 — LG Electronics (LG) is introducing LG G Flex, the world’s first curved flexing smartphone, to the global market starting in Singapore and Hong Kong this week. Key markets in Asia will also announce the availability of this innovative device before the end of the year, soon to be followed by other regions.

The LG G Flex has captivated early adopters everywhere as the first smartphone curved to follow the contour of the human face, made possible with the implementation of the world’s first curved smartphone battery. With a durable plastic OLED (P-OLED) HD display, the G Flex also comes with a self-healing back cover that eliminates those day-to-day scratches, making it the first smartphone to incorporate such technology. These innovative features have earned LG’s latest smartphone significant praise and accolades from major media outlets worldwide.

Customers in Singapore will be able to place their pre-orders for LG G Flex beginning December 8. In Hong Kong, the device goes on sale starting December 13 and will be available through major carriers and leading electronics retailers.

The vertically curved G Flex is the latest device in LG’s premium G Series and incorporates proprietary innovations from other LG companies such as LG Display and LG Chem. The curved 6-inch Real RGB P-OLED display was developed specifically for the G Flex and is the largest of its kind in the world. The 3,500mAh curved battery from LG Chem was also developed with LG G Flex in mind and is also a world’s first.

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OPPO N1 Release Date Confirmed To Be December 10, 2013

oppo n1 release dateLast month, smartphone manufacturer OPPO promised that the release date for its highly anticipated “CyanogenMod phone”, the OPPO N1, was on track to be released for sale internationally in December, though has been reluctant to give any solid dates, till today. On their Google+ page, OPPO has confirmed that the OPPO N1 release date is going to be December 10th, 2013, selling for either $599 USD or €449, though OPPO didn’t specify whether this price was for the 16GB or 32GB version.

The OPPO N1 has definitely been an Android community favourite seeing as the phone is backed by Cyanogen Inc., the newly formed company that teamed up with OPPO to release this phone which is fondly referred to as the CyanogenMod phone. Curiously missing from OPPO’s announcement is any mention of whether this release will allow CyanogenMod to be chosen as the primary OS or not, but either way, the phone should have the ability to load CyanogenMod up in no time at all.

Early reviews of the OPPO N1 have said that the phone is generally good, though its party piece, its 13-megapixel swiveling camera is generally described as mediocre unless you’re the type of person to want high definition selfies. It’s also on the large side at 5.9-inches, however for most people, its draw is its software and its connection to CyanogenMod will definitely be the determining factor for some. Who’s going to be ordering an OPPO N1 on December 10th? Let us know in the comments.

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Source: Google+ via engadget


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Mock pictures of LG-made Nexus 10 leaked, pricing and release date revealed


LG didn’t get into the tablet business seriously until recently, when they unveiled the 8.3-inch G Pad. Well, that might have been enough for Google to choose LG for manufacturing the successor to the Nexus 10. A couple of images have been posted on Reddit by a user who claims to work at Spanish carrier Telefonica, showing off a mock-up of a Nexus 10 made by LG and with a design similar to the original Nexus 10.

The render reveals a front-facing speaker beneath the display, along with model number LG-V510. It’s running Android 4.4 KitKat (as expected), along with the Google Experience Launcher – the new launcher is currently exclusive to the Nexus 5 only, and it would make sense to make it available as an exclusive on the newest Nexus tablet as well. Lastly, according to a separate image posted by another Reddit user, Google will be launching the new Nexus 10 on November 22nd in both Wi-Fi-only, 3G and LTE variants, with the pricing starting at £299.


An LG-V510 passed Bluetooth certification back in early October, and the similarity to the G Pad’s model number suggests the tablet in the images is in fact the rumored 8-inch Nexus tablet. Of course, it could also mean that the LG-V510 is simply a G Pad variant, or it could even be the 2013 Nexus 10 with hardware similar to the G Pad, but at this point, it’s best to take all this information with a pinch of salt.

Source: Reddit

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Sprint is Offering the 16GB Nexus 5 Starting Nov. 8 for $149.99, T-Mobile “In the Coming Weeks”

Sprint is Offering the 16GB Nexus 5 Starting Nov. 8 for $149.99, T-Mobile "In the Coming Weeks"

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We heard not too long ago that the Nexus 5 would be making its way to Sprint, but the Now Network has made it official. Sprint is the first carrier to announce a release date for the Nexus 5 that has only been out for less than two hours. Starting next friday, November 8, the phone will be available on-contract for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. Sprint was also quick to point out that if you sign up for their One Up program, it will only cost you $18.75 a month for your new phone. 

T-Mobile also wanted to make sure that everyone knew the Nexus 5 would be coming to their network as well. In a press release, they were vague about the date and price of the phone when it came to them, only promising that it would be “in the coming weeks… for an affordable price.” We will be sure to keep our ears open listening for a release date.

Anyone planning on switching to one these two carriers for the Nexus 5?

Via: Sprint | T-Mobile

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