Is Google Working on Nexus Version of HTC One? Is It In Competition With LG Nexus 5?

Recently in the news were rumors of Google working on a Nexus version of HTC’s flagship smartphone; the One. Now certain reports speculate that the Google Edition HTC One will hit the shelves in exceptionally small numbers.

The Taiwanese firm is planning to opt for a limited run because several features on the HTC One are included into HTC Sense 5, the custom skin HTC runs on top of Android, and some of those features will not run on stock Android. However, HTC would also want to double the production process of its own flagship smartphone instead of focusing on the Google Edition.

HTC announced selling around 5 million HTC One units since its launch due to delay in the launch and shortage of devices. Currently, the T-Mobile HTC One is available only in selected stores due to unavailability.

As per sources, HTC wants a trial run for the Android version of it’s the One to see how the device does in sales and therefore will offer around 1 per cent of total sales of the smartphone so far. In case that’s true, HTC would launch only around 50,000 units of the Android-based One smartphone.

However, nothing official has been announced as yet.

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Apple iPhone 5S and Low-budget iPhone to The Lead Ahead of Samsung Galaxy S4?

Apple’s launch of a new device is always followed by rumors and speculations. Apparently, the latest to join the league is the release of the low-budget iPhone and iPhone 5S, which it seems will hit the shelves this September.

The Cupertino Calif.-based company loves to experiment with new designs and innovative features to make its products appealing to consumers. This was apparent with the iPod Touch that Apple launched in six stimulating color choices. Certain rumors point out that Apple might use the design of its iPad Mini in its next version of tablet- iPad 5.

The speculations hitting the corner, hint out that Apple plans to release the iPhone 5S and low-budget iPhone in different choices of colors instead of usual black and white. These rumors state that the low-budget iPhone might come out in different color choices including navy, gold, white, orange, gray, pink, green and blue but no black. It’s also said that the device will have a polycarbonate body, just like Nokia Lumia. Hoping for a September release, Apple will start the production process in June and July.

Speculations also hint that the iPhone 5S will also come in a choice of black, white, green, gold and other colors offered in the low-budget iPhone. The iPhone 5S is also expected to be out with a revamped 12 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash. We always see updated processor in new models of Apple’s smartphones and same will be the case with the latest iPhone. The iPhone 5S is hoped to have a 1.2Ghz quad-core Apple A7 processor with 2GB of RAM, which will make the device faster than its predecessors. There also might be a fingerprint reader on the Home button of the iPhone 5S.

Just like its predecessors, Apple is expected to hold a special press event for its upcoming iPhone 5S sometime in September.

In case rumors are to be believed, would we like to buy a colorful iPhone 5S? Share your views with us.… Read the rest

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Personal Messages Not So Personal On Facebook Anymore: Claims A French Newspaper

Facebook keeps on changing its privacy norms to offer users the best services. But certain speculations have come round the corner claiming that the social networking site has made private messages of millions of users, public on its Timeline feature.

The report was first published in Metro, a French newspaper and was later picked up by other tech sites. Well, on being looked into the matter, the rumors seem to be untrue.

Facebook cleared its stake, went back and checked the messages. The social giant said that the much-talked about Timeline messages are actually old wall posts, and even if there’s private information, these messages have been there the entire time. Facebook said the confusion could have been created as there was no option to like or comment on a single wall post before 2009.

However, this denial by Facebook has not been accepted by some users, who claim that the social networking site has made their private messages public.

The speculation is surrounding years from 2007 to 2009, when Facebook had just launched. And the latest timeline in 2012 makes it easy for users to browse old posts according to the year, which also lets them see each other’s old posts.

However, those concerned about old posts, can restrict access to them. Just follow the instructions on Facebook privacy settings.

Rumors have always clouded Facebook’s privacy norms. Earlier also in Dec. 2011, a Finnish publication posted the same warnings on the same feature, which later got picked by other tech sites, which also later turned out to be untrue.… Read the rest

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