Digitimes reports that Samsung will adopt the Qi wireless charging standard for their upcoming Galaxy S IV. Recent smartphones like the LG Nexus 4, HTC Droid DNA, and Nokia Lumia 920 have all supported the Qi charging standard out of the box, but the wireless charging technology is still not very widespread and ... Read More »
An entry-level $99 Nexus 7 tablet has been rumored for awhile and even confirmed by CNET, but many have been wondering what corners Google would cut to achieve this low price. According to the sometimse-credible Digitimes, it appears Google will use a single-core chip (PRIZM WM8950) from China-based WonderMedia Technologies and a HUVA ... Read More »
Last night we reported that Google was opening up their Nexus program to any OEM, as long as they adhered to a set of hardware and software standards. We know that LG is making a Nexus phone, but other rumors have pointed to Samsung, Sony, Motorola, and HTC.
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Our favorite rumormonger Digitimes is back today with claims that Google and ASUS are working on two new versions of the Nexus 7 tablet. One version will be a $99 entry-level model and the other will be a $199 ultra-thin upgraded model. ASUS quickly denied the rumors, but we wouldn’t be ... Read More »
Today’s rumor comes from a notably unreliable source, so take it with a pound of salt.
Digitimes is reporting this morning that Facebook and HTC are jointly working on a Facebook phone, to be released Q3 2012 at the earliest. While HTC has released the ChaCha and Salsa headsets, “Facebook” phones with a dedicated ... Read More »
Now that Google has re-opened their online devices store, it appears the Nexus brand is here to stay. Google typically releases a new Nexus device every year, so speculation has already begun about who will produce the 4th generation Nexus phone.
Last week we posted that Google had selected ASUS to help build a low-cost Android tablet, and now Digitimes is reporting a similar story. According to their industry sources, Google and ASUS will release a 7-inch co-branded tablet as early as May with a price of $199-249.
Digitimes does not mention any other specs, ... Read More »
Just yesterday we got a quick look at the leaked RUU for the HTC Endeavor and now we’re hearing that HTC has already secured a massive number of orders for the Tegra 3 powered Android 4.0 handset. According to DigiTimes, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News is reporting that Vodafone, Orange and 18 other service providers ... Read More »
Are you patiently waiting for the world’s first quad-core Android tablet? The always interesting Digitimes reports tonight that “sources from upstream supply chain” say Google is providing assistance to ASUS in order to make sure the Transformer Prime ships with the latest Android 4.0. Unfortunately, that means the official launch might be pushed back to ... Read More »
Which company will deliver the first quad-core Tegra 3 Android smartphone and when will it be available? I originally predicted it would happen this year, and it looked to be on track when NVIDIA unveiled Tegra 3, saying it would arrive in tablets by August with smartphones to follow by Christmas. Unfortunately that ... Read More »