More LG Nexus 5 Specifications Revealed

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Google will launch two new Nexus devices this year, the LG Nexus 5 and the Huawei Nexus 6 and now we have some more details on LG’s new Nexus handset.

We previously saw some photos of the new LG Nexus 5 ans also heard some of the specification on the device, now some more specifications on the handset have been revealed.

The Nexus 5 will apparently feature a 5.2 inch display with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and the device will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and will come with an Adreno 418 GPU.

Other specifications in the device will include 3GB of RAM and a choice of storage options which are said to include 16GB and 32GB. The new Nexus 5 is also expected to come with a 2700 mAh battery and it will feature a new USB Type-C connector.

The handset will come with front and rear facing cameras, the front camera is said to have a 5 megapixel sensor for Selfies and video calls and the rear camera is said to come with a 12.4 megapixel sensor.

Google are expected to launch the new LG Nexus 5 some time in September, the device is rumored to go on sale on the 29th of September and could possibly retail for around $2300.

Archos Diamond Tab Android Tablet Announced

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Archos has announced their latest Android tablet, the Archos Diamond Tab which will be shown off at IFA 2015 this week.

The Archos Diamond Tab comes with a 7.9 inch display that has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels.

The tablet is powered by a 64-bit octa core MT8752 processor from MediaTek and it also comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built in storage.

If you need extra storage, the tablet comes with a microSD card slot for expansion and the device features front and rear facing cameras.

On the front of the Archos Diamond Tab there is a 2 megapixel camera and on the back of the device there is a 5 megapixel camera, the tablet also comes with a 4800 mAh battery.

The Archos Diamond Tab will launch in October and will retail for £179 when it lands in the UK.

Android Wear Now Supports iPhones

Android Wear Now Supports iOS Devices

Google has this week release a new version of Android Wear that now supports Apple iOS devices in the form of the iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus running Apple’s iOS 8.2 or higher operating system.

Currently the latest Android Wear for iOS only supports the LG Watch Urbane Android smartwatch, but Google explains that in the future all Android Wear watches, including those from created by Huawei, Asus, and Motorola will also support iOS.

The latest Android for iOS software has already started rolling out and will allows users to pair Android watches with iOS devices offering the following features :

– Get your info at a glance: Check important info like phone calls, messages, and notifications from your favorite apps. Android Wear features always-on displays, so you’ll never have to move your wrist to wake up your watch.
– Follow your fitness: Set fitness goals, and get daily and weekly views of your progress. Your watch automatically tracks walking and running, and even measures your heart rate.
– Save time with smart help: Receive timely tips like when to leave for appointments, current traffic info, and flight status. Just say “Ok Google” to ask questions like “Is it going to rain in London tomorrow?” or create to-dos with “Remind me to pack an umbrella.”

Google explains more :

When you wear something every day, you want to be sure it really works for you. That’s why Android Wear offers countless design choices, so you can find the watch that fits your style. Want a round watch with a more classic look?

Feel like a new watch band? How about changing things up every day with watch faces from artists and designers? With Android Wear you can do all of that. And now, Android Wear watches work with iPhones.

Dr. Seuss once said: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” We agree. So whoever You are, and whatever You like—Android Wear lets you wear what you want.

LG G4 Note Trademark Revealed

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LG are expected to reveal a new flagship smartphone later this year and we previously heard that the device would be called the LG G4 Pro, although the device could possibly be called the LG G4 Note.

A new LG trademark filing has been discovered for the LG G4 Note, it could possibly be the handset we have been hearing about or another device.

LG’s new smartphone is said to be a phablet, which would mean that the LG G4 Note name would be ideal for the handset.

The device is rumored to come with a 5.8 inch display with a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, the handset is also said to feature an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and 4GB of RAM.

The new LG phablet is rumored to come with some new duo cameras, although as yet we do not have any specific details about the device.

LG are expected to announce this new handset some time soon, as soon as we get some more details about the device, we will let you guys know.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Will Not Get Android Lollipop In The UK

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If you’re residing in the UK and are a proud owner of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet (WiFi version), we have some bad news for you.

Samsung UK confirmed on Twitter to a query about the status of the Android Lollipop update for the Galaxy Note 8. The company confirmed that Android 5.0 Lollipop will not make its way to the tablet, at least in the UK.

This is not something new as Samsung has confirmed about this unfortunate news for some other devices in the UK as well. However, in the case of Galaxy Note 8.0, they could be correct as the tablet wasn’t a big success in the UK after it made its debut in April 2013. So, it seems the company is trying to make sure that its more popular devices are the first ones to get the update, and it totally makes sense.

The news is just for the UK, so there’s still a possibility that Samsung may release the sweet Android Lollipop update for the tablet in other regions, but we won’t be too sure about it. It’s still unlikely for other markets as well if you ask us.

If anything changes, we’ll definitely let you guys know.

Android Wear Smartwatches Now Work With iPhone

Google on Monday broke down the wall between Android smart watches and iPhones, taking on Apple Watch on its home turf.

A version of Android Wear smart watch software tailored for Apple’s mobile operating system made its debut, paired for now only with LG Watch Urbane, according to a Google blog post.

“Today, Android Wear for iOS works with the LG Watch Urbane,” Google said.

“All future Android Wear watches, including those from Huawei, Asus, and Motorola will also support iOS, so stay tuned for more.”

Android Wear was modified to work with iPhone 5 models or newer powered by the latest versions of Apple’s mobile device operating system, according to Google.

The move puts Android-powered smart watches in position to compete with Apple Watch to be the computing device strapped to the wrists of iPhone owners.

Android Wear previously worked only with the Google-backed mobile operating system.

Apple news coming
International Data Corporation last week said that Apple’s freshly launched smart watch was a hot commodity in the second quarter of this year.

Apple Watch was hot on the heels of activity tracker Fitbit, the top device in the “wearable computing” market, according to IDC estimates. Apple has not released official smart watch sales figures.

Apple shipped 3.6 million smart watches to rank second behind Fitbit, which shipped 4.4 million units during the second quarter of this year, according to IDC.

Overall shipments of wearable computing devices leaped 223 percent to 18.1 million from the 5.6 million units shipped in the second quarter last year, IDC calculated.

“Anytime Apple enters a new market, not only does it draw attention to itself, but to the market as a whole,” IDC wearables team manager Ramon Llamas said in a note released with the figures.

Apple is set to host a September 9 media event in San Francisco, hinting that Siri virtual assistant software in its mobile devices will play a role.

In trademark enigmatic style, the emailed invitations provided little more than the time and place of the event. Beneath graphics based on the Apple logo was written “Hey Siri, give us a hint.”

The timing of the Apple event did not come as a surprise since the California-based company is known to host September events to announce iPhone updates.

Rumors about the coming event included the possibility of new iPhone models and news about Apple TV set-top boxes.

Industry trackers expect Apple to unveil new generation big-screen iPhone 6 models.

Improvements are likely to include faster processing power and improved camera capabilities along with screens that can distinguish light touches from hard presses for more nuanced controls.

Apple could also use the event to tout milestones including how well its smart watch is selling.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Gets Android 5.1.1 Lollipop in Europe

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It’s been a while since Google unveiled the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Samsung has already rolled out the latest software update for the Galaxy Note 4 in Russia, as well as through Sprint in the US, and it seems the company is ready to roll it out in other regions.

Samsung has started rolling out the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update in Europe. The update was released last week, but it’s now rolling out as over-the-air in Sweden, Austria, and Italy.

The update is also available through KIES and bumps the build version to N910FXXU1COH4. The latest update brings a number of improvements and enhancements to improve the overall stability of the device, and boost user experience.

The update is rolling out as we speak, but it may take a few days to completely reach all devices. The update process is gradual so you may not see it right away, but don’t panic, it will make its way to your device. Alternatively, you can manually check for the update by going to Settings on your device, and check for the updates. Let us know if you’ve received the latest update on your device.

New Moto G Lands On US Cellular

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US Cellular has announced that the new Moto G smartphone is now available on their network in the US.

The handset is available for free on a two year contract, or for $8.99 a month it is also available on the company’s pre-paid plan for $129.99.

As a reminder the handset comes with a 5 inch display that has a HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and the device is powered by a quad core Snapdragon 410 clocked at 1.4GHz.

The Moto G also comes with either 1GB and 8GB of storage or 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, there is also a microSD card slot. The device also features a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera.

You can find out more details about the new Moto G smartphone on US cellular at their website at the link below.

Rockchip Android Light Work OS Includes Windows Style Start Button

Rockchip Android Light Work OS

Rockchip the Chinese chip maker has unveiled a new custom version of Google’s Android operating systemthey have created, to include design elements of Microsoft’s Windows.

The new Android operating system called Light Work OS is a custom version of Android 5.1 that has been equipped with a number of Windows features. Such as a  Start Menu button and task bar, as well as the ability to run applications within separate windows.

The Light Work OS is expected to be rolled out on a custom version of the Pipo P9 tablet in the near future. That will be powered by a Rockchip RK3288 processor supported by 2GB of RAM together with 32GB of internal storage. The tablet will also be equipped with a 10.1 inch touchscreen display that is capable of providing a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels.

Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet for the new Light Work OS tablet, but as soon as information comes to light we will keep you updated as always.

Moto 360 Smartwatch Successor Press Renders Leaked

Motorola’s upcoming 360 smartwatch has once again been spotted in a new batch of leaked images showing the wearable device in its full glory. The company has also been tipped to launch the new Moto 360 in two size variants.

One of the most reliable tipsters on the Internet, Evan Blass aka @evleaks, has posted a press render of two differently-sized Moto 360 smartwatches, indicating it will indeed launch in two case and band options. The new smartwatch from Motorola has also received slight redesign with the crown button moving up to a 2 o’clock position. The external lugs are also seen on the new Moto 360 smartwatch. The new press render corroborates previous leaked images.

In other news, a Lenovo’s Vice-President Smartphone Business Lead of Asia Pacific, Dillon Ye, was recently spotted (via Detik) wearing the next-generation Moto 360 smartwatch during a launch event in Indonesia. On being asked about the new Moto 360 smartwatch launch, Ye claimed that the company plans to launch it by year-end.

Earlier this month, a listing on the Brazil’s Anatel, a federal telecom regulation website, tipped that Motorola could have more than one next-generation Moto 360 watch to launch. The Moto 360S variant was spotted with 270mAh battery, while the Moto 360L was seen sporting 375mAh battery. As compared, the existing Moto 360 model features a 320mAh battery. This however indicates that the ‘S’ and ‘L’ might stand for small and large based on the battery capacities of the listed models.

Two of the biggest visible cosmetic change spotted in leaked images until now has been the presence of the side crown moved up from the 3 o’clock position to the 2 o’clock position and the watch now featuring external lugs.

We are yet to hear an official launch date from Motorola for the Moto 360 successor.