Internal documents obtained by TechCrunch have revealed that Microsoft may be planning to buy Nook for $1 billion. More specifically, they’d like to purchase the digital assets of Nook Media LLC, which would include the entire ebook and device ecosystem.
According to the report, this move makes sense for Microsoft and is highly likely considering the fact that the company already invested $300 million in Nook Media back in 2012 when it spun off from Barnes & Noble.…Read More »
Late last year, rumors circulated that Foxconn was manufacturing a smartphone for Amazon. Now, a report from the Wall Street Journal is saying that Amazon might not only be working on a smartphone, but two smartphones (who’s operating systems are not yet known but probably will be Android), an audio-streaming device and a set-top box.…Read More »
An internal email that was sent to employees that are currently working on Microsoft’s upcoming next-generation Xbox has revealed something that will cause gamers worldwide to breathe a sigh of relief: The console will not require a constant online connection to function.…Read More »
This is getting interesting. First we heard rumors that Google’s next Nexus phone would once again me made by LG. Then after some time, the fabled X Phone from Motorola, which is running stock Android, shows up on camera. Now, there is word that LG is indeed working with Google on another Nexus-branded device.…Read More »
Last week we shared with you photos of what is most likely going to be the Google X Phone for AT&T. While those images were nice, they showed the X Phone (or ‘XFON’ as it is labeled) in a case… so we couldn’t really get a good look at it.…Read More »
Microsoft’s Surface tablet wasn’t exactly a huge hit. But the company’s first forray into tablets showed some huge potential, which led many people looking forward to what the company might bring in a second-generation of the device. Now, a report out of Digitimes is claiming that according to sources from ”the upstream supply chain,” we’re not too far off from seeing this device officially announced.…Read More »
It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard anything out of Motorola, and while this is far from an official reveal from the company, it’s nice to see that they’ve definitely been working on something. And this is quite a something: leaks are floating around of a Motorola with stock Android and touting the ‘XFON’ label, indicating it may be the rumored Google/Motorola X Phone.…Read More »
Next Xbox will have ability to be “always online” but game developers have the choice to use it or not [Rumor]
There are quite a few rumors floating around about the next Xbox, but most of them are just that- rumors. We don’t actually know what features the next Xbox will have, nor do we know much about the internal hardware. We do know one thing for sure, Microsoft is going to unveil the new console during the live event on May 21st.…Read More »
A new rumor is floating around that Amazon is working on its own branded set-top box. Unlike the Google TV platform, which is available through various manufacturers like the Android OS, Amazon’s box will probably be proprietary. It’s possible that Amazon’s box will even use the Google TV platform as a starting point- essentially running a forked version.…Read More »
As it would turn out, Google Now may not be unique to the Android platform after all. Thanks to a recent development, it looks like Google may be gearing up to take the Google Now service to the web.
Surprisingly, this is directly tied to the iGoogle shut down which be going into full force in November of this year.…Read More »
Last month we told you about a rumor that Google would be combining Google Talk, Google Voice and Google Hangouts into one universal chat platform called Google Babble. It turns out that while the idea of the new service from Google still holds true, the name is looking a little different.…Read More »
Google Glass’ companion app, MyGlass, might have just revealed some big new features for Android in the gaming space. The code behind the app contained a full suite of Google Play services, and Android Police reports that a fully featured multiplayer gaming service was found within it.…Read More »
One of the most hated features about Windows 8 is the inability to boot past Start Screen and go straight to desktop. After all, most people using Windows 8 with a mouse and keyboard are more likely to spend their time on traditional desktop than on Start Screen.…Read More »
Recall that rumor last month about Google combining all its chat platforms under one roof of Google Babble? Yeah, well, that rumor has just been supercharged with a rumor that Google might purchase WhatsApp, the developer of the insanely popular instant-texting WhatsApp Messanger.…Read More »
Last week we heard murmurs about Windows Blue being shown off to the public by Microsoft this June. Now a screenshot by an anonymous user going by the name ‘Kacper.K’ indicates Windows Blue may actually be Windows 8.1.
Check out the screenshot above.…Read More »
Microsoft admits they are working on Windows Blue, new rumor says Windows Blue will be made public in June
Rumor after rumor after rumor after rumor have been circulating the ‘net, speculating about the next version of Windows which has come to be known as ‘Windows Blue’. Now it looks like at least some of the rumors were accurate because Microsoft has publicly acknowledged the codename.…Read More »
The headline says it all — this is getting ridiculous. A report out of The Korea Times says that LG is also building a smart watch. The company joins Apple, Samsung and Google as companies who are heavily rumored to be working on a smart watch.…Read More »
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S4 has a little brother on the way. Leaked images of what look like is going to be the Galaxy S4 mini have been spotted by SamMobile, and there is both good news and bad news about the phone.…Read More »
The next version of Google’s Android storefront, Google Play, has been leaked in a recent video walkthrough by Droid Life. The version number is listed as 4.0.16 and while not all parts of the store are functioning just yet, it’s a pretty good glimpse of what you’ll probably be using after Google officially unveils it.…Read More »
Recognize that fellow up there? That’s Guy Kawasaki, formerly of Apple but now at Google’s Motorola division. If that picture he posted on Google+ seems completely unrelated and harmless to you, hold on. There is reportedly more to it.
The Porsche video he linked in the post is an exclusive program where customers can custom-design their own Porsche by choosing from a list of options. …Read More »
Google Glass? That’s old news! If a recent report from The Financial Times is to be believed, Google Glass isn’t the only piece of wearable tech the folks at Mountain View have cooking — it looks like Google isn’t going to let Apple and Samsung have all the smart watch fun.…Read More »
Disappointed by Samsung’s Galaxy S4? Looking for a more pure Google experience perhaps? Well, if this anonymous source that sent in a scoop to Android and Me isn’t messing with us, we might be looking at Google’s next Nexus phone.
The source claims to work for Google and says that this is the LG Nexus 5, or codename “Megalodon.” The device is reportedly a prototype, and boasts some pretty impressive specs:
- 5.2-inch OLED Display with 1920×1080 resolution
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 @ 2.3 GHz
- 3GB LPDDR3 Ram
- 16/32/64GB of internal storage
- 16MP rear camera by OmniVision (4k video recording @30FPS, 1080p video recording @60FPS, Real Time HDR & HDR video recording, optical image stabilization, BSI 2.0)
- 2.1MP front camera (1080p video recording @30FPS)
- 3300 mAh Lithium Polymer battery
- Front positioned stereo speakers
- Qualcomm RF360 (LTE 150 Mbps & HSPA+)
- Integrated DVB-T / ATSC-antenna
- Gesture like controls (navigation, zoom, etc)
3GB LPDDR3 RAM?…Read More »
While we’re probably not going to get any official confirmation from Apple about their smart watch project until they actually announce it, Samsung isn’t shy about commenting on their future plans with wearable tech. According to a report by Bloomberg, the company’s mobile executive VP Lee Young Hee had this to say about the watch:
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“We’ve been preparing the watch product for so long.
Google is going to combine Gtalk, Gmail Chat, Google Voice, Google Hangouts, etc. into one chat platform called ‘Babble’ [Rumor]
There are currently a lot of ways you can chat with your friends on Google’s services. There is of course chat in Gmail, Google Talk, Google Hangouts, and a quite useful chatting functionality built into Google Drive as well. Plus there is Google Voice and a bunch of others.…Read More »
Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III, and Note II will get Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie and Galaxy S II and Note will get Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean [Rumor]
One of the biggest problems plaguing Android users is the lack of timely Android updates. Indeed, Android 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean) has been out for over a year and many Android devices are still on Gingerbread. Wondering if your Samsung smartphone and/or tablet will receive an update to a newer version of Android?…Read More »
Major Samsung Galaxy S IV details leak hours before announcement: High-res pics, videos, and features [Rumor]
As Samsung is mostly preparing for their big night in New York city, the Chinese leakers behind all this seem to be just as busy! High-res photos of the device have been posted online, as well as numerous videos showcasing the different software features the company was probably saving for the announcement.…Read More »
Google X Phone will have Android Key Lime Pie, quad-core Tegra 4i, 4.7-inch display, and 16-megapixel camera [Rumor]
It’s been known for awhile now that Google has been hard at work on a phone that they hope will battle it out for smartphone supremacy with the likes of Apple and Samsung. It’s also been known that they’re planning on making it a Motorola-built device and codenamed the X Phone.…Read More »
Google Now is currently available on Android handsets. But the last time we heard about it, there were signs pointing to a desktop version. Now, it seems that clear that Google intends to bring the feature to more even more devices as a leaked video online is clearly a promo for an unreleased, unannounced and up to this point unheard of version of Google Now for iOS.…Read More »
The same source that leaked images of what might be the Samsung Galaxy S 4 has now followed up with video of the device. The uploader is calling it the world’s first hands-on with the Galaxy S 4, i9502 China Unicom Version.…Read More »
iPhone prototype (before iPhone 2G) ran OS X, had 7-inch display and USB ports, and was two inches thick
We have already seen an iPad prototype from 2002. Now it is iPhone’s turn.
The above image is an iPhone prototype from early 2005 leaked to ArsTechnica by “a former Apple employee who worked on various Apple hardware projects in the early 2000s and was thus exposed to some of the earliest versions of the iPhone”.…Read More »
Images of what appear to be an unannounced Samsung phone have been uploaded to Chinese forum 52 Samsung. The phone is reportedly being described as the “GT-I9502,” but what makes it interesting is that its specs line up perfectly with the impending Galaxy S 4.…Read More »
Reports have surfaced that Intel and Apple executives have been in negotiations over the past year to form a potential deal that would see Intel manufacturing chips for Apple’s mobile devices.
This would be highly desirable from Apple’s perspective, as their current chip manufacturer is arguably their biggest rival in the mobile space, Samsung.…Read More »
A report out of Bloomberg is claiming that we’ll see Apple’s fabled smartwatch project as an actual product as soon as this year. The Verge followed that news shortly after with additional information from sources claiming that Apple has chosen to rework iOS to run on the “iWatch.”
Also included in the Bloomberg report are features that are being considered for the device, which include making calls and seeing incoming callers’ identities and checking map coordinates.…Read More »
The @evleaks Twitter account has leaked what may be images of the Galaxy S IV that’s set to be announced not too long from now.
First, we got a huge leak on all the specifications of the device, and then rumors of the device’s software tricks like eye-tracking to scroll pages surfaced.…Read More »