Friday 28 February 2014

MobileFun put the 2014 HTC One up for pre-order: Is this what we can expect?

   Today the UK retailer, MobileFun, may just have blown the surprise on this year's HTC One. The much anticipated device has cropped up on a pre-order page on their website so it's hard to be sure if this is entirely accurate or not. While the company will be stocking the device they may have just made a mock-up of the page to save themselves some time when the phone actually launches, or alternatively someone has made quite the mistake.

   The website has the phone up for a pre-order price of £580, which is a bit expensive and subject to change, but here's what that money will supposedly get you. 
  • 5" HD Super LCD3display with Gorilla Glass.
  • 32GB of on-board storage.
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
  • A Quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.
  • Wi-Fi, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, microUSB, GPS, NFC
  • Dual 5MP cameras on the back with autofocus, LED flash, HDR video 1080p@30fps and secondary 2.1MP camera, HDR video 720@30fps.
   All round this seems like a solid package, the only other thing we'd like to know is the size of the battery and whether or not it will be removable, but that will come in time and we don't know for sure that these specs are correct anyway.

   What do you guys think? Would you be happy to own a new HTC One if it looked like this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and don't forget to check out the screen grabs either!

MobileFun Via Twitter (Dave Thornton).

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Thursday 27 February 2014

Asus announces Android 4.4 KitKat is coming to the Padfone 2!

   Some of you lovely people out there might be big fans of Asus' dockable phone/tablet combos which have the wonderfully strange name, Padfone.

   The second generation of that device is currently running Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, but today Asus UK announced through their Facebook page that the device will be getting a bump to Android 4.4 KitKat at the end of Q2 this year.

   As well as the bump to the latest version of Android there is also the promise of the new Zen UI landing on the device too, which will definitely spice the interface up for people who have owned the device since launch!

   Asus also confirmed that the update will come to the PadFone Infinity, but that won't be until Q3 this year!

Via Asus.

Thursday 20 February 2014

Nvidia push out Android 4.4.2 to the Tegra Note 7!

    This evening Nvidia, the makers of the Tegra Note 7 which has been adopted by a number of different brands around the world, have started pushing out a new update to the tablet!

   The update brings along Android 4.4.2 KitKat, making this little guy one of the first tablets aside from the Nexus range to receive the update.

   Some of the notable changes, aside from the software bump, are the new Gamepad mapping feature which we've previously seen on Nvidia's Shield and the notification bar is now that KitKat white colour. That colour change also made its way onto the toggle bar, which you can see in the images below.

   As always with updating Tegra Notes, if you check for the update and don't find anything waiting for you then put your tablet on charge and try checking for updates again, that always seems to do the trick with our device!


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