It was rumoured that Android 4.3 will be launched with the stock HTC One version, but there was no trace of the new version of Android when the device was launched recently. Recently the camera interface for the Android 4.3 was leaked by someone having 4.3 running on a Nexus 4 at a Thai expo. The new UI was supposed to come with Android 4.3, instead Google has decided to put some new features of Android 4.3 on these phones instead of the complete new update. Now, we have the apk and you can install it in any device just like you install any application.
Google Now is the personal assistant which was introduced to Android with version 4.1 Jelly Bean. Google Now is based on search and local data. As of now, Google Now has only been available for Android. Just some time back Google posted a Youtube video of Google Now coming to iPhone and iPad, but this video was removed instantly. Looks like Google did not mean to show the video as of yet but was leaked somehow and has since then been removed from their channel.
Samsung is set to launch its flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S IV next week. Rumors are trickling in about the features of this device and the latest scoop is that the device will have a feature which will track the movement of your eyeballs and will help you scroll and do other things without touching the screen.
Just today, Google opened an experimental kernel repository for Linux kernel 3.8. The repo consists of Androidified standard linux kernel.
Finally it’s that time of the year when reports of Samsung Galaxy S IV fill up every blog. Apparently, a device made by Samsung (Model No. SHV-E300S), which is said to be the Galaxy S IV, has shown up on GLBenchmark.
Apple has been looking to make serious changes to the exterior appearance of their devices as they have been applying for various kinds of patents like the fingerprint sensor, and now we have news that they have just been granted the patent for Microslot antenna by the USPTO which integrates cellular and wireless radio antennas into the case material.
Google Now is one of the main features which debuted with Android 4.1, and is a direct competitor to iOS’s Siri. Google has been concentrating on this piece of software from a long time and has been updating it with more cards and features and just recently Google updated their support page which showed glimpses of Google Now widgets.
We have seen multiple patents filed by Apple in the past few months which relates to unlocking the device like the finger print scanner, the face recognition and now Apple has filed a patent which unlocks the device only if you can identify your contacts.
A lot of people on reddit, Twitter and other social platforms have been buzzing about the Nexus line of devices both smartphones and tablets from Galaxy nexus to the Nexus 10 have started to receive OTA update to Android 4.2.2, build JDQ39.
HTC is planning to launch their new HTC One ahead of MWC this month but looks like the picture of this device has already been leaked. This device was earlier code named M7 and is now rumored to be known just as the HTC One.
The HTC M7, which was the codename of this device earlier, was already leaked several times, with its first images showing up just like the one above, yet without the screen image. The HTC Sense 5.0 UI too, had been shown off earlier, with flat icons, like the ones on the image above.
With CES just over and MWC just a few weeks away, the no. of rumors coming out has no limits, another rumor from Samsung’s camp states that the Galaxy Note III gets a 6.3″ display which is practically a tablet and sports the recently announced Exynos 5 Octa SoC.
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is currently the most anticipated smartphone and they will be announcing this device in a few months, but that doesn’t stop the rumor mill from running, and one of the latest rumor is that the SGS 4 is going to support Qi standard wireless charging.
Just some time back Google was talking about the supply of the Nexus 4 from LG scarce and erratic. The devices went out of sale from the Play store real quick and haven’t found its way back since then. There were also reports about LG stalling Nexus 4 manufacturing as it will be bringing a new Nexus device and LG has scrapped this news too.
Just a few weeks back we had reported that RIM is all set to launch BB10 with loads of applications, now as the time comes closer to the launch of RIM’s much awaited O.S rumors are coming in that Twitter and Gtalk will be integrated right into the O.S and will be included inside the Blackberry hub.
Samsung announced this CES the Exynos 5 Octa which has 4 ARM Cortex A15 cores and 4 ARM Cortex A7 cores for power management with whats called as Big little configuration. Now Samsung is known to boast their GPUs, but during their Octa announcement, they did not talk about the GPU they were using and Anandtech is now reporting that Samsung is using the PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU at 533 MHz.