If recent leaks are to be believed, LG Google Nexus phone may come with some riveting features. A recent leak on Weibo, a popular Chinese blogging site, gives hints on the camera details, RAM, display resolution and processor of the phone. The leaked image on Phonearena also suggests some good features.
LG Nexus set to be a powerhouse
The above leaks indicate the smartphone may feature a 5.2 QHD display resolution supported with 565ppi pixel density. Apart from that, the phone could also feature a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, which would mean smooth performance. At the same time, the Adreno 418 GPU would make it a powerhouse. This is not all, the handset could also feature a 3GB LPDDR3 RAM.
Though hassle-free performance seems to be the most important criteria for manufacturers, the recent leak also states this phone may feature a 13MP camera backed by Sony IMX278 sensor. With complete optical image stabilization, the handset may not just give tough competition to the other leading smartphones in the market, it could also outcast the Huawei-made Nexus as well.
The latest updates related to the handset has surely created an excitement among the fans, yet they will have to wait for some more weeks to get confirmed news from the tech-giant, Google. … Read the rest
Latest leaks of the upcoming Google Nexus smartphones seem to reveal the specifications of the new handset. This is a recently-leaked image of the Huawei handset and has stirred quite an interest on the web.
Huawei smartphone image leaked
The image of Google Nexus that was posted by Google+ user Tissen Fu indicates the phone may have the camera on a bump, which stretches through the total panel width. Apart from the placement of the camera on the top-left side, the picture also revealed a dual-LED flash module. This has been reported in some earlier leaks as well. The new leaked image confirms earlier reports that suggested the phone may have front-facing speakers and a fingerprint sensor.
LG smartphone named “Bullhead”
While Fu has revealed leaked images of the Huawei phone, an employee of Google revealed images of the LG Nexus smartphone in his Google+ account. Though the image did not provide a lot of details on the specifications of the phone, it indicates that the handset would come with a 5MP camera.
This is not all, TechTastic has claimed the phone will be named “Bullhead” instead of LG-made Nexus. However, we will have to wait to hear from the makers for confirmation on all these details.… Read the rest
Google might be releasing its Nexus 2015 in coming November this year. The buzz around this is getting stronger now that Nexus 6 is set to celebrate its first anniversary; we bring you topmost possibilities about what could be seen on it.
The upcoming flagship will pack in a punch with Snapdragon 810 processor and a Qualcomm chipset, according to an analyst firm Jiutang Pan in China. A report from the same source also points to the possibility that Nexus 2015 might boast of a display of 1440 x 2560 pixels and 1080p resolution on an OLED screen of 5.7 inches.
By the time Google I/O 2015 conference is held, we might also be able to get hands on a new OS from the giant too. Experts are touting the system to be christened Android 6.0 Muffin.
Further scoop reveals that Google is eyeing LG to make its Nexus this year, which means that the marriage with Motorola is destined to end. Interestingly, some insider sources indicated that a possible tie up with Huawei too could be on cards for the Nexus 2015. For now, that is all we know, stay tuned for more Nexus 2015 updates on this space.… Read the rest
Google is confident about upping its ante with its latest exclusive offering featuring Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MNVO) in its upcoming Nexus for 2015. While this brings cheer to Nexus fans, it also means that Apple could be late with its own game using MNVO. As for now we were focused on Apple releasing its iPhone 7 in September this year but thanks to the latest move by Google, we fear that MNVO might be the death knell for the iPhone forever. Thus, going by what we hear now, a large chunk of buyers might ditch the Apple iPhone for Google Nexus in 2015.
Speculations are rife that Apple will soon venture into MNVO arena but given that the service is hardly a profit maker, experts are not really confident. After all, Apple has always sold its devices for huge profit margins.
Google’s wireless service is termed NOVA and this will enable the giant to offer customers wallet friendly MNVO over carriers such as Sprint and T-Mobile. If this plan materializes then users will have app-based access to the wireless service and they will have to shell out only limited money based on their usage. This also means that a single plan will be applicable on data and calling for Nexus users with the latest 2015 release from Google.
Google released the Android 5.0.2 update for Nexus 7 edition of 2012 last year. It was but natural for users to expect Android 5.0.2 updates for Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 but the firmware is still not in sight. This update has still not been made available for Nexus 6 and 9.
It has recently surfaced that the Android 5.0.2 update might not arrive at all. This update could end up in exclusivity for the 2012 version of Nexus 7.
Google has not come up with any official version on this matter but if this news is true, there is a possibility that Nexus 6 and 9 could come up in version 5.0.3.
One must remember that Android Nexus update did not happen for the 2012 Nexus 7. It simply went on to Android 5.0.2 from Android 5.0. One knows that Android Lollipop is by far the biggest update in Google’s mobile operating system.
The material design interface that is dependent on 3D effect and shadows has also become more intuitive in recent days.
In addition, Google too has become innovative and has replaced its Dalvik runtime with Android Runtime (ART). Android 5.0 has also debuted Lock Screen notifications, which allows users to choose the level of privacy for every app notification.
Android updates have been a favorite of technology savvy people but if you are among those who are looking for Android updates for Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10, the wait might be endless as Google is not planning to come up with any of these updates in near future.… Read the rest
Google’s Head of Engineering and the Nexus program, Dave Burke, has confirmed in an interview that the company’s Nexus line up is still active, suggesting that the Nexus lovers will see at least one new Nexus device in 2014.
The official has denied earlier reports that the company is working on a new Android Silver project and would discard its Nexus line. The official said that the company is simultaneously working on the Android Silver project along with the Nexus hardware line.
The one team of Google’s engineers is working on the open source code for new Android version, while another team is simultaneously designing a new Nexus device.
Burke has been quoted saying in a interview that “When we are working, there are sort of two outputs. We’re building a Nexus device and we’re building the open source code. There is no way you can build the open source code without the phone or tablet or whatever you are building. You have to live and breathe the code you are developing.”
He further added that “You can’t build a platform in the abstract, you have to build a device (or devices). So, I don’t think it can or will ever go away. And then, I think Nexus is also interesting in that it is a way of us explaining how we think Android should run. It is a statement, almost a statement of purity in some respects. I don’t see why we would ever turn away from that, it wouldn’t make sense.”
The Nexus line up of Google is still very much alive, according to confirmation by a company’s official. This suggests that there will be at least one new Nexus device which could to make its debut in 2014.
Earlier there were claims that the company is working on a new Android Silver project and is likely to get rid of its Nexus line up as a consequence. But Google’s Head of Engineering and the Nexus program, Dave Burke, has officially denied such reports and confirms the presence of the Nexus hardware line.
The official explained that one team of Google’s engineers is working on the open source code for new Android version, while another team is simultaneously designing a new Nexus device.
Burke has been quoted saying in a interview that “When we are working, there are sort of two outputs. We’re building a Nexus device and we’re building the open source code. There is no way you can build the open source code without the phone or tablet or whatever you are building. You have to live and breathe the code you are developing. You can’t build a platform in the abstract, you have to build a device (or devices). So, I don’t think it can or will ever go away. And then, I think Nexus is also interesting in that it is a way of us explaining how we think Android should run. It is a statement, almost a statement of purity in some respects. I don’t see why we would ever turn away from that, it wouldn’t make sense.”
The Google Nexus 7 is in demand this year but the price can deter some from picking up this nifty gadget. This is because of the many specifications that have made it the best gadget of the year, but there are some retailers that are currently offering discounts and special prices in the Nexus 7.
Zavvi, a retailer in UK has slashed the price of the 32 GB variant to 99 GBP, making it 80 GBP less than its original retail price, but before you actually buy it you need to understand that it is a refurbished unit.
Zavvi claims that this is the grade a manufacturer refurb, so it is as good as the real thing, and that shipments are expected in February.
eBay has also slashed the price of Nexus 7 to $129.99 which includes free shipping, this is the first generation 32GB variant. It is ideal for those that want the Android KitKat and don’t want to wait for any update release. While other retailers have slashed offers on refurbished models, this model from eBay is the real deal. It is brand new and comes in a sealed package. … Read the rest
The Google Nexus 5 is expected to be made by Motorola sometime later this year according to Taylor Wimbley, an insider who has previously had good information. The HTC One Max, a larger version of the HTC One flagship smartphone is expected as soon as this September. Here’s a quick comparison of the two new smartphones.
A big factor about the HTC One Max can be derived from its name; it is going to be larger than the HTC One. Said to have a huge 5.9 inch screen it will certainly dwarf the 5 inch screen rumoured to be on the Google Nexus 5. Both phones are supposed to run the quad core Snapdragon 800 processor, probably mated to a 3GB LPDDR3 RAM module. While both phone will run Android operating systems, expect the HTC One Max to have the 4.3 version while the Nexus 5 is rumoured to be released with the new 5.0 Lime Key Pie. The Nexus 5 will most likely have a 16GB, a 32GB and a 64GB version; the One Max will probably have only a 32GB option. Both will have around 3300mAh Li-Polymer batteries, the One Max is rumoured to have 4MP ultra-pixel camera while the Nexus 5 will run a 13MP rear shooter.
All that remains is for the tech giants to finally reveal the phones!… Read the rest
A major report broke out when Google unveiled an updated version of its Jelly Bean software, Android 4.3. The latest version comes with noticeable improvements and new features and is now available on all the latest editions of Nexus devices especially Google Nexus 7. 2
Leading the charge in the revamped Android is the support for Bluetooth Smart, called Bluetooth Low-Energy. The software also includes support for Bluetooth AVRCP 1.3.
Users of Android 4.3 can now enjoy high performance realistic 3D graphics on their devices with support for Open GLES 3.0.
Easing out parents’ worry, this version includes an option to restrict profiles, limiting the access to apps and content. Users can also now easily and quickly switch profiles from the lock screen.
Powered by Fraunhofer Cingo mobile audio technology, the virtual Surround Sound feature in this latest version lets users thoroughly enjoy movies and videos from Google Play on their Nexus devices.
There’s also Dial pad autocomplete feature, which suggests names and phone numbers on being touched.
For international users, Google has included additional language support, translated in African, Amharic, Hindi, Swahili (Kiswahili) and Zulu (IsiZulu) languages in Android 4.3.
There’s also some improvement seen in keyboard, making it easier to write text.
Detecting location will now be easy with the Android 4.3 when connected with Wi-Fi.
Users of Android 4.3 can also easily detect disabled apps using a separate tab that’s included in the version.
Media application developers can now easily integrate Digital Rights Management into their content streaming protocols using a latest DRM feature that’s incorporated in the Android 4.3