Samsung is accused regularly of copying various aspects of Apple products, from their designs and aesthetic to various patented technologies contained within them. Sometimes, the allegations are founded Samsung once created a secret 132-page guide to help engineers copy Apple s iPhone interface and a judge recently awarded Apple nearly $1 billion when it sued Samsung for stealing its intellectual property. Plenty of the ripoff accusations are unfounded of course, but this time around it looks like Samsung has taken yet another page out of Apple s playbook.
It was beginning to look like Samsung s answer to the Android operating system would never see the light of the day, but if this press photo is legitimate, we might finally have proof of a Tizen device that will actually be available to the public. Korean tech site Moveplayer managed to obtain the photo of the Samsung ZEQ 9000 (or Zeke for short) that you see above, a Tizen smartphone that will reportedly feature a 4.8-inch 720p display and 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor.
Earlier this month, a set of leaked photos gave a glimpse into what could be a completely revamped TouchWiz UI, which Samsung might introduce on the forthcoming Galaxy S5. Now yet another set of photos have leaked courtesy of @evleaks that shows Google Now-like notifications on the new UI.
Nokia s first Android smartphone codenamed Normandy is slowly generating a good deal of buzz on the Internet. After the first photo of the Nokia prototype device surfaced online this morning, another photo has now leaked courtesy of Twitter user Picturepan2.
iPhone rumors are a dime a dozen between product launches, but the popular Chinese tech site C Technology has a penchant for picking up on some of the more believable ones. The latest leak is very dubious, especially considering the fact that it s the first of its kind, but C Technology claims that this image shows off the frame of one of the rumored larger iPhones releasing later this year.
Samsung, it appears, has more than just a couple of new flagships the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 4 up its sleeves for this year. According to a set of photos leaked by @evleaks, the South Korean company seems to be working on a complete overhaul of its TouchWiz UI.
An image purportedly showing the Nokia Normandy Android prototype has been published online on Chinese social network Weibo (via WPCentral), with user WPDang saying that the rumored Android phone does not have Nokia branding on the front and back, as a previous image leak from @evleaks suggested. The Nokia Normandy is supposed to be the first Android handset from the company, although the Finnish smartphone maker is said to fork Android in a similar manner as Amazon does with its Kindle Fire OS. However, the interface of the device is blurred in the image below.
It was only last week that LG was rumored to be working on G Arch and G Health that were expected to be wearable devices of some sort. Today prolific leaker @evleaks has outed what is claimed to be the LG Lifeband Touch.
Huawei launched the Ascend Mate in India back in July and now it seems the Chinese company is close to unveiling its successor the Ascend Mate 2. A set of photos of this forthcoming phablet have surfaced online courtesy Chinese website Weibo (via GforGames).
Reports suggest that both Samsung and Apple have plans to introduce a new class of gigantic tablet in 2014 and from the look of things, Samsung will get the jump on its archrival once again next month. A photo posted to Korean-language forum Clien.net and picked up by Phone Arena supposedly reveals Samsung s monster tablet for the first time.
Get excited, Samsung fans there s hope that the next generation of your favorite phone may not be made from cheap-feeling plastic after all! Nowhereelse.fr has posted a new set of leaked pictures that it claims are of the metal frame of Samsung s upcoming Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone.
Sony made the mini edition of the Xperia Z1 official just over a month ago, but at the time, the Xperia Z1 f was only slated for release in Japan. Ever since that announcement, there have been signs that Sony would bring the Z1 f to other territories under a different name, and now we have our first look at what appears to be the European version of the phone, known as the Xperia Z1s.
We saw our first sign of the Lumia 929 last week, one of Nokia s upcoming devices that was not featured at Nokia World 2013. WPCentral has since gotten its hands on a what might be a full list of specs for Nokia s follow-up to the Lumia 928.
With less than 24 hours to go for the much-anticipated Nokia World 2013 at Abu Dhabi, the rumor mills are working at full steam. Earlier today, the a few specifications for the forthcoming Nokia Lumia 1520 surfaced online, and now it is the turn of the long-rumored Nokia music player.
We know almost everything there is to know about Apple s next-generation iPad 5 tablet thanks to months of leaks and various solid reports, but the jury is still out on whether or not Apple s new slate will feature an embedded Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple s iPhone 5s, which helped Apple smash prior sales records when it debuted late last month, was the first iOS device to feature a scanner integrated into the home button. It also won t be the last, of course, but it remains unclear when other Apple devices will follow suit. While some believe the addition of Touch ID to the iPad family won t happen until next year, a new leak suggests it will happen next week.
The recent leaked Nexus 5 service manual gave us nearly everything we want to know about the forthcoming device ahead of its expected launch on October 30. Now phone case-maker SPIGEN has posted an alleged photo of the Nexus 5 on Google+ (via GSMArena) and tagged the post with #google and #nexus5.
Reports on whether or not Apple s fifth-generation iPad will include a Touch ID fingerprint scanner have conflicted thus far. Some seem to suggest Apple s full-size tablet will not feature an integrated print scanner until next year, while other reports have said that Apple s iPad 5 and Retina iPad mini will both include Touch ID when they are unveiled later this month. It s still too soon to call it one way or the other, but the most solid piece of evidence to date that suggests Apple s new iPad will include a fingerprint scanner may have just surfaced.
We have been hearing a few murmurs about the forthcoming Nexus 5 and they seem to be growing louder every day. Now, adding to these is a member on MacRumors forums who has posted an alleged photo of the LG Nexus 5. The forum member mentions that the phone is smaller than the recently-launched G2 and like it has very slim bezels. Its display, he noted, is not great. But this could very well be a prototype and the final device could be very different. The device in the photo though is consistent with previously leaked photos.
Last week we showed you some high quality photographs of the iPhone 5C s plastic back panel. Now, Sonny Dickson has posted yet another set of high quality photos of the same casing, albeit in a green color.
Earlier this year, BlackBerry announced that it would be bringing its popular social messaging app BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) to Android and iOS. Though it has been quiet since then, reports have claimed that a September release could be in the cards. Our sister publication, BGR Classic, in the meantime has posted the first photo of BBM running on an Android smartphone.