According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is near a deal to acquire the Swedish company Mojang AB. The studio sits behind the ultra-popular video game Minecraft.
The deal may be officially announced this week. Read more »
An upcoming 7-inch tablet listing has been spotted on the US FCC website that indicates that LG is readying a new Nvidia Tegra-powered tablet in the compact range.
This could very well be the next coming of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, as the Google branding is clearly evident as well. Read more »
According to the ever-present “sources familiar with the matter”, HTC has decided to give up on the idea of creating its very own smartwatch.
In an age in which seemingly every Android smartphone maker has branched out into this new wearable category (undoubtedly helped by the existence of the Android Wear platform), this might sound like an odd decision. Read more »
Windows 8 wasn’t accepted as warmly as Microsoft would have liked but a Developer Preview of Windows 9 is expected at the end this month. It’s so close that the team behind Microsoft’s Weibo account has the teasers ready, we know because they jumped the gun with one of them.
The image above – a combination of the Windows logo and the version number – was posted on the Microsoft China account with a text hinting at the lower left corner. Read more »
Details regarding the upcoming Nexus 9 tablet from HTC known as Flounder/Volantis have leaked again. The latest one concerns the tablet’s smart cover, which will have some neat tricks up its sleeve.
The information is retrieved by AndroidPolice and has a lot of credibility to it. The Magic Cover, as it’s rumored to be called, sports a Bluetooth keyboard and will be available in leather and TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethan) material options. Read more »
Windows Phone 8.1 has already received its first general distribution release (GDR1) but now rumors are pointing to the second one. According to sources claiming they’ve played with a functional WP device running the GDR2 software the settings menu can finally be sorted alphabetically.
Currently the WP settings menu is a list of settings prioritized the way Redmond saw best and is very confusing to many users. The source claims that the Action center will carry a mobile data toggle and that Cortana (while still in Alpha phase) will become available to more markets. Read more »
Is Motorola trying to pull Apple’s move of shutting down the online store right before the launch of a new phone?
This is pure speculation, of course, but the thing is the Moto Maker is down for “a tune up.” Read more »
According to a report from re/code, we won’t have to wait long for the debut of the Apple iWatch. The hotly anticipated wearable device is tipped for launch alongside the iPhone 6 in less than two weeks, on September 9.
Unsurprisingly, the wearable device will likely be closely integrated with the built-in health-tracking suite in iOS 8. Read more »
According to a report in Bloomberg, Apple plans to release an iPad with a 12.9” display in early 2015. Apple suppliers are allegedly preparing to begin manufacturing the device by the first quarter of next year.
This is not the first time we hear about a large-screen Apple iPad in the works. Read more »
We heard about Samsung’s virtual reality plans last month after several leaks showed off what a potential Samsung virtual reality headset looked like, followed by a a fairly legitimate look at a Samsung software interface for the Gear VR.
Now, reported images of the Gear VR, model number SM-R320 have surfaced. With IFA 2014 just weeks away in Berlin, it’s very likely that we could see Samsung’s first virtual reality headset at the event. Read more »
According to a report from Asia, the yet to be revealed Apple iPad Air 2 will have 2GB of RAM on board when it goes official. The move will represent the first increase in random access memory for Cupertino’s full size tablet since the iPad 3 came out.
The report goes further to point that the next generation Apple iPad mini will remain with a gig of RAM on board. Read more »
Alleged images of a dedicated selfie camera from Sony with rather odd design made the rounds online. Designed to look like a perfume bottle, the gadget looks set to be released in Asia in the near future.
Some alleged specs for the snapper leaked out alongside the images as well. Read more »
Details on a previously mentioned, low-cost Microsoft Windows 8.1 PC made by HP made the rounds. Dubbed HP Stream 14, the yet to be revealed machine is tipped to carry a Chromebook-rivaling $199 price tag when available.
The upcoming notebook will reportedly feature an AMD “Mullins” A4 Micro-6400T Quad-Core SoC, 2GB of RAM, and integrated Radeon R3 graphics. Read more »