31 Aralık 2014 Çarşamba

More images of Samsung Galaxy S6 leak, this time showing up a running phone

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is constantly making more news these days with quite a leaked images and specifications of the device. Earlier this week, we saw the image of the completely assembled Samsung Galaxy S6 getting leaked in fluorescent yellow color. This time we have spotted the device to be showing up in three different color options along with its screen on. This leaks that arrives from Iranian blog Toranji, resembles similarity to all the previous leaks, so for the moment we can’t question much about its authenticity.

The flashed screen shows up wallpaper quite resembling the Samsung style, few Android 5.0 Lollipop type notifications, a very similar Samsung design and a physical home button to its front. However, upon minute observation, some new elements include the metal design frame. If this leak is to be believed, we can’t see a complete reshape of the upcoming flagship as projected by the Project Zero for the Galaxy S6.


According to the recent speculations, the Samsung Galaxy S6 will have anywhere between 5.2”-5.5” Quad HD Super AMOLED display with 1440×2560 resolution. It is said to be powered with a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 chipset and would be running the Android 5.0 Lollipop on-board. However, the rumor mill from various sources have suggested that just like the Galaxy Note 4 Samsung might release and edge variant too along with the flagship Galaxy S6.

However, till we get any official word from the company, we can’t say anything concrete about this at the moment.

source: Toranji.ir

More images of Samsung Galaxy S6 leak, this time showing up a running phone

Apple gets patent for Communicating Stylus that can convert your handwritten notes into digital copies

Apple has obtained a new patent for a Communicating Stylus or a smart pen that can detect hand movements, translate them into digital text and drawings, and display them the screen of a computing device such as an iPad.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded the patent for Communicating Stylus to Apple vide Patent No. 8,922,530 filed on January 2010 and lists Aleksander Pance of California US as the inventor. This stylus can be used for writing or drawing on any kind of surface such as a paper or a white board. It tracks whatever the user is writing and transmits it to a computing device via Bluetooth.

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The Communicating Stylus uses motion sensors and accelerometers to detect and transmit handwritten matter. It can also store data for uploading later. This is especially useful for taking notes which can be transferred to an iOS device later on. The stylus can also find good use in a classroom where the teacher can write on paper or white board and the matter can be displayed on a large digital screen or on student’s iPads.

The stylus or smart pen gets activated when it is picked up, pressed to a surface, withdrawn from its dock or turned on manually. As the user moves the stylus to write or draw, the accelerometers track its movement and store it. The recorded data is then sent to the computing device continuously or in bursts as the user wishes. The stylus has different nibs for writing with graphite, ink or any other material. It will also have a capacitive version which can be used to write directly on an iPhone or iPad.

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Smart pens have been developed by several companies, one of them being Livescribe’s smart pen ‘Livescribe 3’ which has some of the features of Apple’s Communicating Stylus. It has an infra-red camera in its tip to capture the handwriting which is then stored or transmitted via Bluetooth to a digital device. However, it requires special paper, bigger chassis and lots of power.

It is worth noting that Apple keeps filing for patents for its various inventions and not all see the light of the day. Although Steve Jobs was against the use of stylus, Apple has filed several patents for stylus till date. Maybe Apple has changed its mind about the stylus now. We’ll have to wait and see if this Communicating Stylus actually goes into production.

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Via Appleinsider

Apple gets patent for Communicating Stylus that can convert your handwritten notes into digital copies

Samsung Galaxy A7 said to be announced officially on Jan 14

Over the past month, we have the much awaited Samsung Galaxy A7 giving appearance many times through leaks and the handset is expected to make an official announcement in South Korean soon. Now a Korean website Ruliweb claims few more details saying that the Galaxy A7 could be announced officially on Jan 14 along with the Galaxy A5.

Needless to say that the Samsung Galaxy A7 is the most premium handset in the entire Galaxy A series and is also the thinnest smartphone ever with just 6.3 mm of thickness. Looking to its specs, the Samsung Galaxy A7 will offer a 5.5inch display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution. The device is said to be powered with an octa-core 1.5GHz chipset probably the Snapdragon 615. The memory options for it includes a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal expandable storage. To its back, would be a 13MP primary camera while its front would have a 5MP secondary camera. However, a bit disappointment to fans would be is that the handset is said to be running the Android 4.4 KitKat on board, rather all of us have expected the Lollipop OS.

Apart from South Korea, the handset is also expected to be released in China with further sales expansion in Asia. Will get you with more details ahead. Check out the promo material images here.

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source: Ruliweb

Samsung Galaxy A7 said to be announced officially on Jan 14

Gmail services slowly trickling back into China

After about four days of being cut off from their Gmail, Chinese users are slowly getting back access to it. Gmail traffic in China is slowly picking up and is on the way to pre-outage status. The outage began right after Christmas when Gmail users in China found themselves blocked from using the services.

Google’s Transparency Report indicated that Gmail traffic into China showed a slight rise since yesterday morning. Many users reported restoration of the Gmail services, some still experienced problems.

The Financial Times has reported:

“The episode ended as mysteriously as it began — users of Gmail via POP and Imap servers, who had been frustrated for days trying to send and receive email, suddenly saw their inboxes full again, though some were still reporting delays in receiving emails and others said that their service had not returned.”

Gmail services in China seem to be slowly returning to the earlier status. Gmail’s website has been blocked since long by the “Great Firewall of China” that has barred Chinese users from accessing Gmail and other Google web services like Search and Drive through their browsers. People in China had access to it through third party apps such as Microsoft outlook and Apple Mail using POP, IMAP and SMAP but the Chinese government had blocked this loophole last week.

As for the reason for outage, Google says there is nothing technically wrong at their end. The state-run Global Times says it may be “caused by the China side, by Google itself or a combination of the two.”  Further adding that, “If the China side indeed blocked Gmail, the decision must have been prompted by newly emerged security reasons. If that is the case, Gmail users need to accept the reality of Gmail being suspended in China.

Via Android Central, Engadget

Gmail services slowly trickling back into China

Qualcomm says an unknown Snapdragon 800 handset to be announced at the CES 2015

With just a week left for the biggest Consumer Electronic Show CES 2015 to commence, more news are now appearing from chip maker Qualcomm about the release of an Snapdragon 800 powered handset to be announced which has been kept suspense by the chip maker.

With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset that is likely to make its debut very soon next year, the chip maker’s teaser with the Snapdragon 800 shows that the device can’t be a very premium flagship and hence we can expect some mid-range specs coming along with. The back panel image makes us to speculate that this could be a LG smartphone as it shows up some buttons on the back.

The most awaited and expected device form the LG camp to be announced at the CES 2015 is the LG G Flex 2. The successor is said to be a bit smaller than the LG G Flex, however it will still hold the same flexible display, curvy design and self-healing back cover.

source: Qualcomm

Qualcomm says an unknown Snapdragon 800 handset to be announced at the CES 2015

Samsung Galaxy Alpha to be discontinued by next February

Samsung is about to discontinue its Galaxy Alpha in the coming weeks. According to a report by ETNews, Galaxy Alpha will be replaced by Galaxy A5, which is set to launch in South Korea in early February. Production will come to halt once inventory for its materials is exhausted.

Galaxy A series smartphones will retain the Galaxy Alpha’s metal designs, but will settle for specifications to get a superior edge in the competitive mid-range smartphones segment. Moreover, Galaxy Alpha made headlines due to its attractive design but hasn’t been a great smartphone in terms of sales due to its high price tag. Samsung has to rethink their approach due to stiff competition from Chinese manufacturers in the price-aggressive smartphone market.


Analysts and insiders have acclaimed the Samsung’s choice. The Galaxy A5 is having “better price competitiveness based on specifications than its predecessors, and its design is thought to be better than that of the Galaxy Alpha.  It is rumored to be price at $361 (KRW 400,000), which is quite meaningful according to- Chang Jung-hyeok, VP of Atlas Research.

The Galaxy A5 features a 5-inch 720p display powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 chipset 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, 2300mAh battery with an attractive metal unibody design. Currently, the Galaxy A5 is on sale in China and Russia and expected to arrive in February 2015 in South Korean market.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha to be discontinued by next February

Samsung Presents New Series 9 Ultrabook and Series 7 AiO at the End of 2014

At the end of 2014, Samsung has launched two of its new computers; one of which is Series 7 all-in-one PC and the second is a Series 9 modernized ultrabook.

Samsung Series 9 2015 Edition

The 2015 Edition of Samsung Series 9 ultrabook has the thickness of 11.8 mm only and it weighs 950 g which is slightly more than 2 lbs.

It has a screen of 12.2 inches with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The screen has an Adaptive display which has also been used in Samsung’s Galaxy Series.

Samsung New Series 9 Ultrabook

Intel Core M processor (5Y10c) has been used to power up the ultrabook; this processor consists of two cores both of which have two threads that are clocked at 800MHz ± 200 MHz relying on the setting.

The laptop consists of 8GB RAM and has built-in Intel HD Graphics 5300. With the Turbo boost, both cores are capable of reaching 2GHz.  The ultrabook consists of 256GB SSD with installed Windows 8.1. Official numbers state that the laptop has 12 hours battery life and has an Ultra Power Saving Mode which is inspired by Galaxy S5. Password login has been replaced with the Android like pattern lock.

The 2015 edition of Samsung Series 9 will be displayed at CES and also be available for sale from December 29 to January 4 on the Samsung Electronics Store in Korea.

Samsung Series 7 AiO

Samsung Series 7 is the first multitalented curved pc.  It offers 27 inches curved screen with a pixel resolution of 1080. For brightness and quality picture, it has a surety of 300nits. Due to HDMI connectivity port, it can also be used as a standard screen.  A tuner has also been placed in order to watch cable TV.

For sound, Dolby home theatre tech has been included with two speakers of 10W along with the feature of blue tooth connectivity; so even when the PC is powered off music could be played with the mobile.

samsung Series 7 AiO

An Intel Core i5 processor has been used in the Series 7 with RAM of 8GB and for storage it has 128GB with a HDD of 1TB. For video calls, a video camera of 1080p has been placed above the screen. The Samsung Series 7 will also be displayed in Las Vegas at CES.

Samsung Presents New Series 9 Ultrabook and Series 7 AiO at the End of 2014

30 Aralık 2014 Salı

Samsung introduces Look At Me app that helps Autistic Kids to communicate better

Samsung Electronics has developed a Look At Me app that helps autistic children to communicate in a better way. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs the ability for communication and social interaction in a person. Kids with autism usually have difficulty in making eye contact with another person. Look At Me interactive camera app will help them to improve communication and social skills, and deepen relationships with people around them.

It has been found that autistic kids like using smart devices. In order to help such kids, Samsung worked with two universities in Seoul, South Korea – Seoul National University and Yonsei University, to develop this Look At Me camera app that uses the camera of a smartphone or a tablet. They conducted clinical trials on 20 kids for 8 weeks in which 60% of them showed improved abilities to make eye contact with others.

The Look At Me app is basically a series of 7 interesting interactive missions that help kids take photos, to remember faces, read facial expressions and understand moods. Sounds and visual effects keep the kids interested. They also remain motivated by the getting points and rewards.

This app is available for free download on Google Play and works on various Samsung devices including Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 and S5; Galaxy Note 2, Note 3 and Note 4; Galaxy Zoom and Zoom2; and Galaxy Tab S.

Source Samsung Tomorrow

Via Engadget

Samsung introduces Look At Me app that helps Autistic Kids to communicate better

Xiaomi Mi5 leaks once again in black color model

Xiaomi Mi5 is currently the most looked after high-end flagship from the company. Moreover, the good news is that Xiaomi president Lei Jun has given the confirmation of a flagship launch at the CES expo next week. There has been a doubt whether the new model would be named as Mi5 or Mi4s. Yesterday a new image that is an alleged Xiaomi Mi5 sporting in black color variant has leaked online.

As seen in the above image the screen is said to be between 5.5-5.7 inches. This would be much larger compared to the existing Xiaomi Mi4 with a 5inch display. Earlier leaked of the Xiaomi Mi5 in white color reveals a light sensor, a front-facing camera, Mi logo and side bezels. In this case the Mi logo has went missing.

Looking to its specs, the Xiaomi Mi5 is expected to have a 5.5-5.7 inch display with 1440×2560 pixel resolution. The device is said to be powered with a 64bit Snapdragon 810 chipset supported with 3GB of RAM memory. To its back would a be a powerful 20.7MP camera and a limited edition sapphire screen model of the same handset is said to be coming along with. It is said that Xiaomi will produce 50,000 units of this limited edition model.

Your wait would not go much longer as we expect the official word from the company regarding its flagship in the next week at the CES expo.

Via: GizmoChina

Xiaomi Mi5 leaks once again in black color model

Samsung Galaxy A7 and Galaxy Grand Max leak out in South Korea

Although we have had plenty of leaks about the Samsung Galaxy A7 till date, nothing concrete had come from the company about its release. According to a latest leak, three Sony new smartphones will soon be released in South Korea – Samsung Galaxy A7, Samsung Galaxy Grand Max and Samsung Galaxy A5.

Details about the three phones have appeared in a magazine in South Korea giving full details about the devices. While Galaxy A5 has already been officially unveiled by the company, and we have heard a lot about the Galaxy A7 till now, this is the first time we are hearing about Galaxy Grand Max.

Let’s have a look at the specifications of the two yet-to-be-launched devices leaked through the magazine:

Samsung Galaxy A7


The Galaxy A7 will probably arrive in three flavors – SM-A700S, SM-A700K, and SM-A700L. Specs revealed in the magazine include a 5.2-inch 1080p Full HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.5GHz octa-core processor (might be Qualcomm Snapdragon 615), 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card and a 2,500mAh battery.

Its cameras include 13MP a primary rear camera and a 5MP front-facing cam. Connectivity options include LTE, VoLTE, DMB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS and the handset will run Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The Galaxy A7 will be only 6.3mm in thickness and will weigh 140 grams.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Max


This smartphone too has a 5.2-inch screen but it will have a 720p HD TFT LCD display. Other specs include 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP selfie camera and a 2,500mAh battery. This handset too will have Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box, and will offer LTE and DMB support. Galaxy Grand Max will have a thickness of 7.9mm.

We can see that the Galaxy A7 is a mid-range phone while the Galaxy Max is a budget phone. These two smartphones along with Galaxy A5 are slated to be released in South Korea soon.


Source Sammobile

Samsung Galaxy A7 and Galaxy Grand Max leak out in South Korea

New Oppo Teaser Shows Updated ColorOS Beta for Find 7 and Find 7a

New Oppo Teaser Shows Updated ColorOS Beta for Find 7 and Find 7a

The rate at which the software and technology are advancing is quite fast.  The top mobiles Find 7a and Find 7 made by Oppo are getting a bit old in competition with other latest devices. Oppo introduces ColorOS, new Android’s flavor, to provide a great experience to users.

Oppo knows about the competition and pressure is building up to keep the software up to date. So far it has been difficult with Find 7 devices.

Oppo provides developers and tinkerers all around the world with their needs, and all types of discussions regarding Oppo’s products have been provided on their active forums.

However, Oppo does not provide its ColorOS crowd with over- the-air updates, but releases stable builds which could be installed and loaded manually on mobiles.  Luckily, the steps require to load the Betas are simply like downloading a file. The updating of phone could be initiated by connecting the device to the computer.

Last October, Find 7 and Find 7a were updated to ColorOS 2.0.0i which provided the mobiles to have Android 4.4 KitKat based firmware and also with many changes to provide a different experience to the users.

With the Android 4.4.2 based ColorOS 2.0.4i update teaser, couple of new wallpapers and presorting of apps would be provided to Find 7a and Find 7. Along with these, task manager also would gain some enhancement.

Free-halt 2.0 is a new feature integrated in the OS to provide easy one handed operation.

Unique advancements have been made to the overall camera interface including new modes and menu widgets. The update should soon be available.

New Oppo Teaser Shows Updated ColorOS Beta for Find 7 and Find 7a

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi rumored to be working on a new laptop. Specs leaked!

This year has been a big year for the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi. Upon going global, the company has managed to build a huge customer base across Indian, Singapore and other countries. Xiaomi is known for venturing into diverse business segment. Apart from just selling smartphones, the company also has its on branded TVs, Media Players and headphones.

Recent rumors claim that the company is known planning to venture into the laptop business. Such speculations have been making rounds in the tech industry since past six months and now there are even more concrete evidences available in the form of images. The leaked images shows the company working laptops similar to the Apple Macbook Air.

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The leaked images shows up the laptop to be having a similar design and shape as well as a similar color scheme. Below the screen, you can clearly see the Mi logo and even to its back with a sandstone finish. The standard orange colored button also seems to be there giving the device a lot of brand identity.

In addition to the images, the source has also disclosed some of the specs for the device. The laptop is said to be powered with the Intel Haswell chip – i7 4500U with two 8GB dual channel memory modules making it a total of 16GB RAM. The screen size is said to be 15inch with full HD 1080p display and would be reasonably priced around at $481 or CNY 2.999.

However, there is no official word out there from the company.


Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi rumored to be working on a new laptop. Specs leaked!

Xiaomi Arch with two curved edges

Xiaomi is reportedly taking a step forward by introducing a two curved edge smartphone named Xiaomi Arch.  It will be made on similar lines of Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge- but with a dual-edge display.

Xiaomi can utilize one side of the edge to display notifications and controls. Also another edge can be used to to stream live information such as sports scores  and stock prices. The poster is stating that the Arch will be the world’s first dual curved screen smartphone.

There is still no confirmation from the Chinese manufacturer about the Xiaomi Arch. We are expecting Mi5 or MI4S smartphone and the MiPad 2 tablet at CES 2015 from Xiaomi, which are much spotted in leaked images over various websites.

Users need to keep in mind that Xiaomi Arch is nothing more than a concept right now for Xiaomi.  Xiaomi’s low priced business strategy might attract more consumers instead of opting for a premium priced Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.


  • Processor 2.5GHz quad-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810

  • OS  Android Lollipop

  • Display 5.7”-inch full-HD dual-edge display  with resolution  (1080×1920 pixels) and  a pixel density of 441ppi


  • Memory 16GB Internal Memory 128GB  External Memory Via MicroSD card

  • Battery 3100 mAh Li-ion

  • Camera 20-MP Rear + 8 MP front with Sony CMOS sensor

  • Sensor Gyroscope, Light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Electronic compass and Barometer

  • Price Approx. Rs 25000







Xiaomi Arch with two curved edges

Kodak teams with Bullit to launch a smartphone at CES 2015

Photography giant Kodak is there in news and the company is said to have teamed up with smartphone maker Bullit to come with with the own smartphone and “a range of Android mobile devices offering best-in-class image management software and features, along with great design and user experience”.

This range would include one tablet, two handsets and a connected camera. All of these are said to have “bespoke image capture, management, and sharing features” along with “advanced remote management software”. Of all these gadgets, one of them is said to be announced as early at the CES 2015 next week.

The Kodak branded handsets are said to be offering the latest features with latest Android OS as found in most of the flagships these days. This handsets will also provide an easy access for photo printing and sharing services. With such big news its just a matter of week for things to get official. Check out the complete press release of this news:

LONDON, December 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/

Iconic imaging brand Kodak and leading mobile device manufacturer Bullitt Group, have today announced that they will launch a range of Android-powered mobile devices offering best-in-class image management software and features along with great design and UI.

Aimed at – but not exclusively for – consumers who want a high-end experience but aren’t always as comfortable using increasingly complicated mobile devices as they would like to be, the range of smartphones and tablets will come pre-loaded with bespoke image capture, management and sharing features to offer a rich user experience.

In addition, advanced remote management software will be pre-installed, allowing family members and friends to provide help and support if needed.

“Kodak is one of the world’s most recognisable brands. It is trusted by consumers as a marque of quality and innovation,” says Oliver Schulte, CEO Bullitt Mobile. “We’ve taken that heritage and used it to inspire a range of beautifully designed devices that will let users take great pictures and edit, share, store and print them in an instant.”

Unlike other phones aimed at this target audience, the KODAK Mobile Device range will not compromise on design and user experience. With as much focus on design as well as usability, the range will stand out in a market segment that is currently under-served.

Adds Schulte: “Delivering simplicity without compromise, these devices will address a segment of the mobile device market that has been poorly served to date. By giving customers easy access to printing and sharing services while still offering the latest Android OS and features found on high-end smartphones, we will appeal to a large audience of users who value ease of use and stylish design as highly as they value functionality.”

Eileen Murphy, VP Brand Licensing, Kodak is excited to be entering the mobile handset market with the Bullitt Group. “We are impressed with Bullitt Group’s commitment to delivering a portfolio of products that embrace the quality and innovation that our brand is known for around the world.”

The first handset will be launched at CES 2015 on the Kodak stand in South Hall 1, Booth 21818. There will be further product announcements across the second half of 2015 including a 4G handset, a tablet and a connected camera.

The Kodak trademark is used under license by Bullitt Group, Ltd from Kodak.

source: Bullit Group

Kodak teams with Bullit to launch a smartphone at CES 2015

More images for the Samsung Galaxy S6 leaks out showing up all aluminum body

The much rumored and awaited Samsung Galaxy S6 which is expected to be announced officially at the CES 2015 next week is once again making news. Past week, we saw the aluminum frame body for the Galaxy S6 getting leaked. This time we have a completely assembled model of the rumored device showing all aluminum body with a colorful plastic front as seen in the above image. Now this might be difficult to believe as we have not seen such color options for Samsung flagships previously.

This ‘fluorescent yellow’ pushes s to think that Samsung might be experimenting new colors with its upcoming flagship. However earlier reports have suggested that Samsung might is yet make sure for its screen size that is suspected anywhere between 5.2” and 5.5” and this has now become almost conclusive as the Galaxy S6 with codename SM-G430 will have a 5.5inch display. The other specs for the device shows it to be having a 1080p resolution with a Snapdragon 801 SoC.

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There is another speculation also for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge alike handset along with the Galaxy S6 that could even turn out to be the premium version of the parent flagship. It is rumored to be having a 5.3” QHD AMOLED display with 1440×2560 pixel resolution, a Snapdragon 810 chipset and a whopping 4GB of RAM. The much rumored iris scanner might also feature with this handset.

source: IT168

More images for the Samsung Galaxy S6 leaks out showing up all aluminum body

29 Aralık 2014 Pazartesi

Lumia 1330 (RM-1062) pays a visit to GFXBench, 14MP rear camera and other specs confirmed

A few days back, there were rumors about a successor to Nokia Lumia 1320, the Lumia 1330, and it was supposed to have a big bump in the camera department along with upgradation in other specs . The rear camera supposed to go from 5MP to 14MP, while the front-facing camera from 1.2MP to 5MP.

Later, there were reports that two variants of Lumia 1320 successor – single SIM handset RM-1066 and dual SIM handset RM-1067- were spotted at the FCC. Now we find that Lumia 1320 successor (which might be named as Lumia 1330 or not) Model RM-1062, has been benchmarked at GFXBench.

Lumia 1330 -GFXBench

The GFX Benchmark listing reveals specifications about the upcoming Lumia 1330. It is a phablet with a 5.7-inch 1280 x 720p display powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 (ARMv7) chipset and Adreno 305 GPU for graphics. For memory, the device will have 1GB of RAM (the screenshot shows the available memory which is 0.38GB) and 32GB of internal storage. As already mentioned, there is a 14MP shooter (4176 x 3120 resolution) at the rear and a 5MP selfie cam at the front.

Since the Lumia 1330 has passed through both GFXBench and FCC, its unveiling doesn’t seem far away. FCC certification had revealed that the phablet will have a new back cover and wireless charging. Model nos. RM-1062, RM-1063, RM-1064, RM-1065 of the Lumia 1330 have been earlier found in Adduplex database.



Lumia 1330 (RM-1062) pays a visit to GFXBench, 14MP rear camera and other specs confirmed

Combination Safe Lock Patterns might be for Apple’s TouchID

Manufacturers never give full information to the market on the upcoming features to surprise the audiences. However, giving full info of feature can be a good way to indicate how the future products will be.

When it comes to the leading brand, Apple Company, you can expect high and exclusive features. You may be hunting for the secret news that the company is preparing to come with. Apple has approved a new interesting improvement in the security level feature ‘TouchID.’

Combination Safe Lock Patterns might be for Apple’s TouchID

The combination on the TouchID security level is not fenced with only your fingerprints. The developed security system will register your fingerprint and then, give you a predefined security code that you need to rotate to unlock the home button.

Apple has granted the feature for its TouchID. However, this does not mean that Apple will use full of it. In fact, the users will be given the option to make it safer than now or just enter with your fingerprint. Let’s watch the iDevice patterns.

Combination Safe Lock Patterns might be for Apple’s TouchID

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge coming with gold-plated version!

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is really an interesting and exclusive device of Samsung and looks like going to present more variants to the people. The Smartphone can come with in gold-plated without the Edge display, a questioned in Vietnam.

The pictures represents in the finishing of the article shows, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge full frame is protruding with gold as well as the camera ring, heart rate sensor, and volume rocker. S Pen Samsung is another luxurious version of the series that comes with the title ‘au’.

However, the final version of gold-plated Samsung Galaxy Note Edge may undergo for some design changes for final announcement. No doubt that the expensive Smartphone will only available in limited edition and only available for pre-order by the interested group.

What do you think about the gold-plate version of Samsung Galaxy Note Edge? Watch and pictures and share your opinion.


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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge coming with gold-plated version!

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge coming with gold-plated version!

A 10inch low priced Samsung Galaxy Tab 5 slate reportedly under works

A recent report coming from Netherlands shows that the Korean giant Samsung is currently working on its new 10inch tablet. Recently, large screen tablets seems to be the demand in the coming time as other major manufacturers like Apple is also said to be working on a 12.9inch iPad Pro slab and Sony is also said to working on a 13inch tablet to be brought next year.

The evidence for this tablet from Samsung comes from the Indian import/export tracking website Zauba. Last week on December 22nd the website reported that a new tablet SM-T555 has arrived in the country for research and development. However it was made clear that this tablet was not for retail sales but was still valued to near $354. However if we compare this year Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 models along with its model numbers they are found to be having the series SM-T530 (Wi-Fi), SM-T531 (3G and Wi-Fi) and SM-T535 (3G, 4G and Wi-Fi). This means that the SM-T555 could possibly be the Samsung Galaxy Tab 5 10.1 having a 64bit Snapdragon 410 chipset and running the Android 5.0. Looking to its trend of release, we can expect the slate to go official around May 2015.

Another Samsung 7inch tablet with model number SM-T1116 also appeared at Zauba and was said to be brought to India only for the testing purpose. Now GeekBench is shedding out some details for the device suggesting it to be an entry level tablet with 1GB RAM, dual-core 1.2GHz Speadtrum SC8830 processor with the Android 4.4.4 pre-installed. Check out this image from Zauba showing up these two tablets.


source: Geekbench (translated), Zauba

A 10inch low priced Samsung Galaxy Tab 5 slate reportedly under works

Xiaomi MiPad2 leaked images

The rumors of Xiaomi’s MiPad2 tablet are already started trickling it. The sequel to MiPad is expected to feature the same 7.9-inch glass display employed on the MiPad, with a 2048 x 1536 resolution.

The leaked image(via Weibo) is a doubtful one since it showcases neither Xiaomi branding nor it is looking like a original MiPad. It will be powered by 2GB of RAM and 1.8GHz Intel Atom CPU inside, instead of quad-core 2.2GHz NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor employed on the MiPad. Xiaomi’s MIUI operating system is running on top of Android Kitkat 4.4.4. An update to Android 5.0 Lollipop will come down the road in 2015.

There is of course no official confirmation yet from Xiaomi about launching of MiPad2. With all focus coming on International CES scheduled on January 6-9, Las Vegas might be the perfect platform to unveil their new slate.





Xiaomi MiPad2 leaked images

ASUS Pegasus X002 costing $130 will provide tough competition to Xiaomi Redmi 1S

Taiwanese manufacturer ASUS has announced a very competitively priced new smartphone ASUS Pegasus X002 ready to take on the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Meizu Blue Charm K52.  Xiaomi had sold off 40,000 units of its Redmi 1S handset in just 4.2 seconds when it was launched in India in September this year. Meizu announced its Blue Charm Note, also called the M1 Note, at the beginning of this month for $160 with some killer specs.

ASUS’ new phone is named after the winged horse ‘Pegasus’ from Greek Mythology which means wisdom and knowledge. The company’s name ASUS is also derived from the name ‘Pegasus’.

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The ASUS Pegasus X002 boasts of a 5-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, a 64-bit MT6732 quad-core chipset clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM and a 16 GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card. In the camera department, the handset has an 8MP rear camera with auto focus, LED flash and ultra picture quality mode, and a 5MP front-facing snapper.

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Pegasus X002 is powered by a 2,500mAh battery and runs Android KitKat topped with Asus’s own Zen UI. It is a dual SIM smartphone supporting 4G TD-LTE/TD-CDMA and GSM networks.

The phone is available in China for only 799 Yuan which is equivalent to about US$129, a very competitive price considering the specs it offers. Currently, the phone is meant only for China with no information whether it will be released outside China at a later date. Pre-orders for the phone have already started.

Here’s the teaser video of Pegasus X002:


Take a look at some hands-on pictures of the ASUS Pegasus X002:

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ASUS Pegasus X002 costing $130 will provide tough competition to Xiaomi Redmi 1S

28 Aralık 2014 Pazar

First images of Huawei Ascend P8 with metal chassis leaks

Looking to the global availability of the devices, the Huawei Ascend P7 is the thinnest device currently available in the market. This flagship from Chinese manufacturer Huawei has turned out to be quite a successful device in the market and now rumors for its successor have started floating. Yes! We are talking about the Huawei Ascend P8 whose first images showing up the metal chassis of the handset have leaked. Additionally, these rumors also claim the device to be launching in March next year.

Back in November, there was a rumor claiming the Ascend P8 to be having a thin metal body like the P7. Now couple of images for the Ascend P8 have turned up showing up the metal chassis in the built of the smartphone.

Chinese website CNMO has claimed that the handset would be launching sometime in March 2015 with a bit larger 5.2inch 1080p display instead of the 5inch in the P7. Additional rumors have claimed it to be having a octa-core Kirin 930 chipset with 3GB of RAM memory, 16GB of built-in storage and a fingerprint sensor alongwith.

The pricing for the smartphone can be expected to be around $500. Check out the leaked images below.

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source: CNMO (translated)

First images of Huawei Ascend P8 with metal chassis leaks

Back panels images and specs for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 leaks

Back in October, we had an image which was purported to be the back panel of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. This time some images of the phablet have leaked along with some specs for the device.

The specs shows up the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 to have a 5.5inch screen with a considerable jump in its resolution having a 1080 x1920 pixels. The chipset for the device is tipped to be a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek MT6592 chipset or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615. The device is said to be having 2GB of RAM memory with 16GB of built-in storage. To its back would be a 13MP primary camera while its front would be having a 5MP camera. The device is said to be running the Android 4.4 KitKat skinned with the company’s own MIUI 6.

However, this specs drift a bit from the previous rumors that claimed the device to be having a 3GB of RAM, a 20.7 primary snapper to its back and a 8MP front-facing selfie camera. The latest reports have claimed that the device could be launched anytime between January 21st and January 28th. Whereas the recently leaked images shows up the back camera sensor to be moved to the left top with a cut-out that is enough large to have a dual flash. There are no speakers grills on the back panel that shows the possibility of front-facing speakers or a grill to its bottom. However, there might be a possibility that these might at all not prove to be the back panel images of the Redmi Note 2 itself hence we would like you to take it with a pinch of salt.

via: GizmoChina

Back panels images and specs for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 leaks

More images of the Tizen powered Samsung Z1 appear with some specs

The first Tizen powered handset from Samsung known as the Samsung Z1 can now be expected to be launched in Indian on January 18th. The specs for the device reveals it to be an entry level handset.

The device is tipped to have a 4inch display having a resolution of 480×800 pixels and would be powered with a dual-core processor clocked at1.2GHz. the handset would be running a 768MB of RAM with a 4GB of built-in storage along with a microSD card slot for 32GB of expandable memory. To its back the device would be hosting a 3MP primary camera while its front would be having a 0.3 secondary snapper. The device is said to be supporting dual SIM with good connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and 3G. Initially it would be running the Tizen 2.3 version of the OS. The battery capacity for the device is said to be good enough to 1500mAh.

In the coming month, we can expect the device to go official on the suggested date as the wait has been too long for it. Check out the leaked images here.


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via TizenExperts

More images of the Tizen powered Samsung Z1 appear with some specs

Indian court lifts ban for the OnePlus One sale

Few days back we told you the flagship smartphone-OnePlus One from the Chinese manufacturer OnePlus being banned for further sales in India following its row with the India counterpart Micromax over a patent proprietary of Cyanogen Mod. Micromax has recently kicked off its new Yu smartphones the first of the series being the Micromax Yureka that comes with Cyanogen OS. All over China, the OnePlus One handsets run the Cyanogen OS and comes with the company’s logo to its back.

OnePlus founder Carl Pei in the court said that he didn’t found out anything about the exclusive deal between Cyanogen and Micromax before the OnePlus One getting launched in India. However, he noted that they would be working with a Android platform on OnePlus insteadof Cyanogen.

The court has requested for some written statements from Cyanogen and OnePlus which are to be received in two weeks and the next hearing is to be held on January 7th. However, for now the ban on the handset is being lifted as it falls in a completely different segment of handsets than that of Micromax Yureka. The Micromax Yureka that has some very good specs on-board is priced at just $142 USD.

source: EconomicTimes

Indian court lifts ban for the OnePlus One sale

HTC A12 leaks with 64-bit Snapdragon 410 chipset

The upcoming HTC A12 mid-range smartphone is leaked via @upleaks. The unannounced smartphone is set for a February 2015 release.

What kind of hardware we can expect from HTC A12 underneath the hood? For starters, HTC A12 reportedly features 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 chipset with 1.2GHz quad-core CPU alongwith 1 GB RAM. It is rumored to have 4.7’’ HD display, which will make this smartphone fit into the overall HTC devices under 5’’ .

Moreover, there will be an 8MP camera at the back with a 1.3MP front-facing camera. It will be running on HTC Sense version of Android 4.4 KitKat powered by 2,100 mAh battery.

HTC A12 will allegedly launch on Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon Wireless in the United States. We will just have to wait until there is an official announcement to finalize all the details.

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Peel Smart Remote app turns your smartphone or tablet into a ‘Smart’ TV Remote

You reach for your TV remote and can’t find it? Well, you can use your smartphone or tablet if it has an IR blaster. Peel Smart Remote app turns your smartphone or tablet into a smart remote control. It also acts as a TV guide and is available on both Android and iOS devices.

With this app, you won’t have to flip through channels as in an ordinary remote control. Peel Smart Remote app shows you the local TV channel and Netflix, giving detailed information about various TV shows. You can see cover art thumbnails, look up upcoming programs, get personalized recommendations, browse for TV shows by categories, save them as favorites and set reminders to watch them. You can watch the show of your choice with just a tap and also share whatever you are watching on social media like Twitter and Facebook or get to know what your friends are watching.

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Peel Smart Remote app is free and works in more than 200 countries and its program guides are available in 110 countries. The company boasts, “Global. (We’re even in Nauru.)”, Nauru being the world’s smallest republic located in Micronesia in South Pacific.

Peel Technologies is a California-based startup that offers a smart TV remote app that turns your smartphone or tablet into a smartphone. The company was founded in 2009 and has over 100 million live users.

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Peel Smart Remote app turns your smartphone or tablet into a ‘Smart’ TV Remote

27 Aralık 2014 Cumartesi

Android M integrating Google services to the cars

Although Android 5.0 Lollipop is a dream of majority smartphone owners, rumors of next-in-line Android M are out. Google is now heading towards automotive dashboards with the objective of injecting Android directly into cars. It will be devoid of smartphones as well as dated proprietary interfaces on blurry displays.

Android M might be the next step after Android Auto which is scheduled to come next year.Currently,Android Auto is far from a seamless solution, since it requires pairing a tablet or smartphone to a compatible car with a built-in screen.

Reuters reported that Google’s digital car engine will be the new functionality added to Android M. This gives rise to new questions on Android. And is the iOS vs Android fight about to reach the motor segment as well? Apple is also working on CarPlay for a while, obviously with no less determinations.

Google has already inked contracts with automobiles giants General Motors, Nissan and Hyundai making more manufacturers believe in Android Auto 2. Moreover, Google has to make sure that the booting should be done instantly as users turn the car on. Also we can expect car makers will come with their own Android car interfaces to differentiate their operating systems somehow.

Functionally, Android M will integrate Google services with the car’s sensors, fuel gauge, camera, and internet connection, opening up all sorts of interesting possibilities. The smart service will make driving easier — like providing list of immediate gas stations directions once gas level reaches a certain threshold level.

The resources offered by the car ecosystem might be advantageous for Google’s advertising business. “You can get access to GPS location, where you travel, where you stop, everyday, your speed, your fuel level, where you stop for gas,” one of the sources said.


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TAG Heuer going in for Partnerships and Acquisitions to build its own Smartwatch

In view of the growing popularity of smartwatches, traditional watchmakers are also getting into this field. TAG Heuer had recently announced plans to come out with its own smartwatch. The Swiss luxury watchmaker is going ahead with its plans for the smartwatch that will directly take on Apple Watch and other smartwatches.

Earlier, Jean-Claude Biver, interim chief executive of TAG Heuer had made some dismissive remarks about Apple Watch but he later admitted that he might have underestimated the attraction smartwatches had for people. He said that he had now changed his mind about smart gadgets. Biver also said that in the 4 months since the project was started, the company has begun negotiations for several partnerships and was thinking of making some acquisitions too.

Nothing has been finalized yet but according to rumors, TAG Heuer is working with Intel for providing the chipset to power its smartwatch. Rumors also say that the watch’s operating system would be Google’s Android. However, nothing is clear yet.

TAG Heuer wants to retain all the mechanical functions that form an integral part of its wristwatches and will add the necessary sensors and other components that are needed to make the watch ‘smart’ i.e. to monitor distance walked, steps taken, heart rate measurement and other parameters.

TAG Heuer wants to create a unique quality product that will be different from other smartwatches in the market and will refrain from making any announcement unless and until they have a sure shot product on their hands. The TAG Heuer smartwatch is expected to be launched somewhere in late 2015. The Apple Watch with which it wants to compete is launching in early 2015.

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TAG Heuer going in for Partnerships and Acquisitions to build its own Smartwatch

Gestures Beta app for Windows Phone allows you to handle your calls without touching its screen

The latest Gestures Beta app from Microsoft has brought some new functionalities to your Windows Phone. These features allow you to control some of the functions without touching the display of your Phone. With this first release of Gestures Beta, you will be able to control your calls and even mute the phone easily.

You can use the Gestures Beta app features in the following ways:

  • To answer a call, pick up the ringing phone and place it to your ear

  • To mute a call, place the phone display-side down on any flat surface, the caller will not be able to hear you

  • To put a call on speaker, placing the phone on any flat surface with its display facing up

  • To silence the ring of an incoming call, just flip down the phone’s display

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All these actions can be done without touching the screen. The features have been demonstrated in the video below:


This is the first release of the Gestures Beta app, so new features could follow later as updates. It is a free app and can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store. After installing the app, you will have to restart your handset before you can use the features. According to Microsoft Mobile, Lumia 530, Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 phones have limited functionality for the app.

Do you have a Windows Phone? Have you installed Gestures Beta yet? If so, what do you think of it?

Source Windows Phone Store

Via Windows Central

Gestures Beta app for Windows Phone allows you to handle your calls without touching its screen

26 Aralık 2014 Cuma

A privacy flaw in Twitter enables third parties to read your direct messages and also send new ones

Many websites and mobile apps let you use your Twitter account to log in to them as it makes the registration process simple and easy. However, due to a privacy flaw in Twitter, these third parties can get access to your direct messages in Twitter.

A search marketing consultant Rishi Lakhani observed this flaw when he was using his Twitter account to sign up with Inbound, a digital marketers’ forum. At the time of login, he got a warning that Inbound will be able to read his direct messages.

Lakhani demonstrated this flaw to Business Insider on a Twitter account created by them. Although he did not have its password, he was able to alter the profile of the account and also receive and send direct messages.

Many websites or apps use the Twitter API (Application Program Interface) to create an auth. login so that the user doesn’t need to sign up separately. When a developer creates a ‘login’ with Twitter access, he has to allow one of the following three permissions to the website or app.

  • Read Only

  • Read Write

  • Read Write DM

This can be seen in the screenshot below:


Now, if a developer chooses the third option for his site, he would be able to read direct messages of the user who logs in. This option may expose the user to “snooping and spamming.”

This is what the authorization screen will look like:


Twitter has over 284 million active users and thousands of companies allow login to their apps and websites through Twitter. As Lakhani says in his website:

A clever spammer could use this tool to their advantage, as it allows some real control over an accounts actions. For example, by time noting user activity, it could be possible to use the account to tweet links for traffic etc when the user is least likely to be using the account, and then delete them. the same goes for DMs.

A privacy flaw in Twitter enables third parties to read your direct messages and also send new ones

Sony’s leaked Emails reveal Snapchat turned down over $3 Billion Facebook offer

Apparently, Sony’s leaked emails have revealed the whole story behind Snapchat’s rejection of Facebook’s acquisition offer of $3 billion. Last month, hackers attacked Sony Pictures Entertainment’s email system and stole massive confidential data which has leaked out this story among others.

According to Business Insider, the leaked emails suggest that the Facebook offer to Snapchat was even more than $3 billion. The information has come from emails between Snapchat’s CEO Evan Spiegel and Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton who is also on the board of Snapchat, and other Snapchat board members.

Malcom Gladwell sent an email to Michael Lynton asking if the company “was crazy to turn down $3 billion,” to which Lynton replied,” if you knew the real number you would book us all a suite at Bellvue.”

The leaks have also revealed an email written by another Snapchat board member Mitch Lasky saying that Snapchat CEO Spiegel would have gotten $1 billion if the Facebook-Snapchat deal had gone through.

According to the report, the email says, “Evan proposed a new deal today to Tencent and DST that includes $40MM in secondary for him and Bobby. Never told me … in fact told me the exact opposite. When I confronted him about it, he said, “well I just turned down a billion from Zuck.”

As per another email by sent by Lasky, Facebook CEO Mark Zukerberg blamed Snapchat for leaking the news about their deal to the press. It is said that Zukerberg was disappointed that the deal didn’t go through and accused Snapchat for leaking about the deal purposely to boost its fundraising efforts.

Sony’s leaked Emails reveal Snapchat turned down over $3 Billion Facebook offer

25 Aralık 2014 Perşembe

Motorola shows off Moto X’s 4K recording capabilities through a video captured by strapping it to a Drone

Moto X (Gen 2) was released by Motorola in September this year and is an impressive upgrade over the original Moto X. Its primary camera has been upgraded to 13Mp capable of Ultra HD 4K (3830 x 2160p) video recording.

Motorola is now showcasing the 4K video shooting capabilities of the Moto X’s camera through a new video.  The company gave the Moto X (gen 2) smartphone to a professional drone operator who strapped it to the drone and took it for a ride over San Francisco. The smartphone’s camera captured aerial 4K video where its features such as auto-exposure and auto-focus also did a great job taking some great footage in both light as well as dark areas.

Since the Moto X weighs much less than the DSLR camera that is usually used, the drone’s flight was 5 times longer. Motorola has edited some of the captured footage in 2K (1080p) and posted the video.

In the video shown below, you can see the stunning 4K imagery captured by the Moto X’s camera in the San Francisco Bay area:



You can see some behind the scene shots here:

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Source Motorola Blog

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Motorola shows off Moto X’s 4K recording capabilities through a video captured by strapping it to a Drone