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 in The Verge, Microsoft plans to unveil Windows 9 on September 30. The Redmond giant is tipped to be planning a press event, where a developer preview of the OS will be revealed.
The late September release date has been mentioned in past reports. 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 »
According to a report in The Korea Times, LG is set to release its next generation smartwatch in September, with IFA in Berlin as the likely destination. The successor of the LG G Watch will allegedly be a “serious game changer.”
Tentatively named LG G Watch 2, the yet to be announced Android Wear gadget is rumored to be a bona fide premium product with Qualcomm silicon on board. Read more »
A public ‘tech preview’ of the next version of Windows, codenamed Threshold, could apparently land as soon as next month, according to certain unnamed sources.
This version will almost certainly end up being called Windows 9 when it’s going to be released in spring 2015. Read more »
By now we’ve seen dozens of leaks regarding the upcoming iPhone 6, but here’s one more. The handset’s motherboard has apparently undergone a photo shoot somewhere in the wild.
This is claimed to be the first picture showing the actual final part for the new iPhone. Read more »
Sony is getting ready to launch the third generation SmartWatch, according to the latest rumor. The SmartWatch 3 should be unveiled at IFA next month, most likely at the company’s event on September 3.
The new SmartWatch 3 will not run Android Wear, instead going its own way once more with Sony’s dedicated wearable OS. Read more »
The Siri-dominating Cortana might be included in the final release of Windows 9. Microsoft’s virtual assistant has so far received a good deal of praise for its performance on Windows Phone 8.1.
According to a report from Neowin, Cortana has been upgraded from an engineering build to a more stable release cycle in the early builds of Windows 9. Read more »
Samsung already showed off the metal-clad Galaxy Alpha in Russia over the weekend sporting 32GB of built-in storage. Interestingly, SamMobile claims to have information that confirms the phone is also gong to launch in a 64GB variant.
The Galaxy Alpha doesn’t feature a microSD card slot and considering its high-end metal posture, it’s logical for Samsung to consider a 64GB version, too. Read more »