Nexus Q media streamer was short-lived, and canceled shortly after being revealed at last years Google I/O event. With no word on a replacement at this years show, we're now seeing its successor hit the FCC. A new Google device branded as H840 DEVICE has cleared the FCC this week (product code H2G2-42, an apparent play on The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and it has our interest piqued.
Google I/O brought tons of exciting new features and news in the world of Android. Sadly, there wasn't new hardware or that Nexus 7 redux we've been talking about as of late. Many rumors and leaks suggest a new Nexus 7 is coming, but Google didn't unveil anything. However, their new Google+ Hangouts video released yesterday might have just given us our first glance.
Sony. The device has leaked in a series of pictures, and the device is going by the name Xperia S39h and will most likely be headed to China. Sony and their latest Xperia Z and ZL devices have been quite popular, so we're interested in hearing more about a smaller 4.3-inch device like what we see below.
Xiaomi might not be exactly what we'd call a household name in the U.S. smartphone market, but over in China the company has quite the following, and releases some pretty stellar hardware at great prices. We've seen plenty in the past, but their latest device that was leaked today is aiming bigger than most, and comes in ridiculously affordable at just $130 according to reports.
pegged July as the release timeframe for the next-generation Nexus 7 tablet. While that still remains to be seen, it looks like a fairly complete set of specs have since been leaked. Some of them touch on earlier rumors, such as in the case of the display. This latest Nexus 7 leak has the display resolution jumping from 1280 x 800 up to 1920 x 1200.
Amazon is getting ready to release a pair of smartphones, and even an audio-streaming device of some kind, new tips suggests, and one of those smartphones will even feature 3D. It's time to fire up those Kindle smartphone rumors again guys. Apparently the high-end Amazon smartphone will use eye-tracking and glasses-free 3D, among other things, for hands-free usage and much more.
Sony are finally ready to truly offer a compelling camera solution for Android users. We know Nokia is betting big with their PureView technology, and recently we've been hearing quite a bit regarding cameras on Android smartphones. From HTC's Ultrapixel, Google claiming superior cameras on Nexus phones, and even Samsung could have a 16 megapixel GALAXY S 4 in the works. Well, Sony might beat them all with the Xperia i1 smartphone.
LG that has our interest piqued. As usual, the always excellent leakster @evleaks has just revealed the device you see below, and there are signs this could be an Optimus G2, or even an LG Nexus 5.
HTC. In fact, there's been way more than a few reports of these "leaked features." Those being Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) and OpenGL ES 3.0 both by HTC. We're going to learn more about both from HTC in a public developer meet-up in San Francisco during Google I/O, but they aren't Android 4.3 features.
first look at the highly talked about and rumored Motorola X-Phone being jointly designed by Google. The always accurate @evleaks dropped a trio of images showing an unreleased mystery Motorola phone with a protective case hiding the design. And now, we have some additional details suggesting an arrival on Verizon, and others in early July.