We have known for some time that HTC is making a tablet, but it has been a long time coming as the so called Volantis seems to have been on the verge of launching for several months. If any further confirmation was needed that this slate is real and is imminent, then a new Wi-Fi certification for a HTC tablet should seal the deal.
Apple today revealed that some iPhone 5 units have been suffering battery issues of late, where the power pack "may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently." Cupertino's response has been rapid as the company has now opened up an iPhone 5 battery replacement program for those affected by the issue.
Motorola is probably going to be pretty angry right about now as it seems its upcoming Moto X+1 has been totally revealed over the last two days. The American brand is due to launch the flagship alongside the Moto G 2 and the Moto 360 smart watch in Chicago on September 4th. However, the X+1 has been laid bare, with the device showing up in a high quality press image yesterday, while today some of its specs have been leaked.
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Serial tipster @Evleaks may be signing off, or as he puts it "retiring" but he is leaving us with this juicy leak, the Moto X+1 in a high quality press render. The smartphone flagship from Motorola is due to land at the company's launch event in Chicago on September 4th alongside the Moto G budget device and the Moto 360 smart watch.
We know that Sony will launch a new flagship device during its IFA press event in early September, and we know that the device will be the Xperia Z3. The handset has been popping up sporadically, for the odd image here, or spec leak there. However, the Z3 has now been the subject of a massive leak that lays out pretty much everything about Sony?s next gen flagship, including its design.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with the company's Exynos chip has already wowed us today, but we have some more information about another part of the handset that could also be very good. We reported way back in June that Samsung would focus on the camera on the Galaxy Note 4 and look to make it a standout feature of the handset, or as we put it then:
Motorola launched the Moto X flagship and the budget Moto G through the summer of 2013 and heralded a new dawn for the company. However, things went really quiet on the Moto front and the company stopped releasing smartphones, aside from the Moto E entry level device. That is going to change according to a rumour that says the American company will blitz the market with new hardware before the year is out.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is going to be a blockbuster device with market leading specs and stunning performance; we do not need a crystal ball to tell you that much. Every new edition in the Note smartphone range has been the same and things are unlikely to change when the phablet launches at IFA in Berlin next month. However, we have had a glimpse of just how powerful the Galaxy Note 4 will be as one of its variants blitzed a recent benchmark test.
A lot of consumers dislike Android vendor UI software. There are Android skins and software tweaks like Samsung?s TouchWiz and HTC?s Sense that divide opinion, with Samsung's brand getting particular wrath from Android purists. However, for whatever reason companies are continuing to push away from the stock Android experience and LG is the latest to really get behind its own UI.