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Timely Alarm Clock

Timely is the beautiful Alarm Clock for Android, featuring a stunning user experience and revolutionary cloud integration to backup and synchronize …

Galaxy Note 3 vs Galaxy Note 2 first unconfirmed battle of the bezels

A newly posted image shows what the Galaxy Note 3 would look like compared to the Galaxy Note 2, assuming a previously leaked picture portraying the front panel of the 2013 smartphone is real.<p>Yesterday, we saw plenty of photos of the Galaxy Note 3 front panel, which revealed that the handset will …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy S5 to feature a metal chassis?

We are at least six months away, if not longer, from the next Samsung Galaxy flagship, let’s call it the Galaxy S5 for now, and the rumors surrounding the device have already begun. Following a report that the 2014 Samsung flagship could feature a 16MP camera with OIS, a new report states that the …

Phones

Sony Homani (Xperia Z1) appears in high-quality images

High-quality images showing the Sony Honami (Xperia Z1) have hit the web, with a week to go until the phone becomes official.<p>The Honami is expected to be called the Xperia Z1 – at one point the rumored name for it was Xperia i1 – and will be unveiled during a special media event in Berlin, Germany, …

Phones

Purported Galaxy Note 3 front panel shown in more images

A new set of alleged Galaxy Note 3 images have been outed by a website, while an accessory maker has posted its own render of the next-gen Galaxy Note model.<p><i>FanaticFone</i> has shared a few images that reportedly show the front panel of the handset in black and white (see gallery below). These panels …

Galaxy Note

Purported Galaxy Note 3 image and lockscreen wallpaper spotted

Two distinct sources have provided new Galaxy Note 3 images, one reportedly showing an actual image of the upcoming smartphone and the other reportedly being the actual lockscreen wallpaper of the phone.<p>A tipster has apparently sent <i>TechKiddy</i> an image showing a handset that’s supposed to be the …

Galaxy Note

Galaxy Note 3 release date - are you ready?

Of all the amazing technological marvels to have generated excitement here at <i>Android Authority</i> over the past twelve months, few compare to that generated by the upcoming Galaxy Note 3. If you’re anything like me, then you know that big devices hit the <i>sweet spot</i> in terms of being an <i>everything</i> …

Galaxy Note

Galaxy Note 3 renders try to predict the final design of upcoming smartphone

A couple of fan-made Galaxy Note 3 renders try to predict the final design of the smartphone by using various elements of the recent Galaxy Note 3-related imagery.<p>In the past weeks we saw a couple of reports showing the alleged front-panel of the handset, a picture of a purported prototype Galaxy …

Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will ship with Snapdragon 800 in South Korea

With two days to go before the official unveiling, or rather, unpacking, of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at the company’s pre-IFA event, the leaks and rumors surrounding the device are coming in thick and fast. Previous leaks have given us some idea of what we can expect from the upcoming smartphone …

Phones

Final Sony Z1 pics leaked, making us wish we had it in-hand

Long rumored, but never really in question, the Sony Z1 (or Honami, if you’re a traditionalist) official press images have reportedly been leaked. Popular dedicated Sony site, <i>Xperia Blog,</i> has received the images via an Asian retailer.<p>While images of this nature are often highly doubtful, these …

Pics

New Sony QX Lens pics leaked, detail how they'll work with our current devices

While Sony readies a 20MP shooter for their upcoming (and beautiful) Z1 Honami, they haven’t forgotten the rest of us. Their QX lenses are widely reported to work with just about any device via NFC and/or Bluetooth, and have the ability to work while detached from our phones or tablets. We’ve …

Pics

Rumor: The Note 3 will only feature 2.5GB of RAM

Earlier today, a tweet from <i>@evleaks</i> revealed two screenshots that supposedly come from the Note 3, one showing an AnTuTu benchmark score, and the other the <i>“About Device”</i> screen. If that’s not enough to peak your interest, the tweet also includes some ‘alleged’ specs that differ a little from most …

Mobile Technology
Galaxy Note

Purported Galaxy Note 3 panoramic (S Orb?) photo spotted on Picasa

A panoramic image reportedly taken with the Galaxy Note 3 has been spotted on Picasa, suggesting that Samsung may finally unveil its rumored S Orb panoramic photo feature alongside the Galaxy Note 3.<p>According to EXIF data, the smartphone used to take the picture is listed as the SM-N900T, which …

Galaxy Note

Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) may come with free smartwatch in some markets

Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z1 (Honami) is highly anticipated. So are smartwatches, which also promise to figure heavily into the tech landscape moving forward. It seems like every company, or just about every company, will have one moving forward. Leaked images from European carrier EE show that …

Xperia

Sony Honami rumor roundup - everything we think we know

<i>[Updated – With more leaked images which show off the profile and the large speaker at the bottom of the device (in the design section), the possible confirmation of the name, and the first video teaser of the smartphone from Sony]</i><p>The Sony Honami, or Xperia Z1, is expected to be announced at Sony’s …

Phones

More images, first video teaser, and possible name of the Sony Honami

As I’d mentioned in the rumor roundup, with just a few days left to the official launch of the Sony Honami, the leaks are going to be coming in fast. Today, we have some more images of the Sony handset. Another leak suggests that the Honami will in fact be released as the Sony Xperia Z1, and we …

Phones

Alleged Galaxy Note 3 front panel leaks

With a little over a week left until its unveiling, the Note 3 is probably the most discussed phone of the moment (if you’re into Android, that is).<p>While a series of rumors and leaks have painted a relatively complete image of the Note 3’s specifications, so far we haven’t really seen any credible …

Phones

Note 3 passes by Bluetooth SIG, release can’t be far

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was spotted in the Bluetooth Special Interest Group’s database.<p>The Bluetooth SIG is the organization that oversees the Bluetooth standard and makes sure that the thousands of devices using the technology remain compatible with each other. To do so, manufacturers using …

Gear & Gadgets

Disable the shutter sound and change other settings on the Note 2 with this simple app

When it comes to Android customization, savvy users tend to think of custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod or Paranoid Android, but that’s not something that any user can easily do. While flashing a new ROM is the most powerful way to refresh you Android device, there are more accessible ways to make …

Apps

Blurry image of the alleged Sony Honami Mini leaked

Rumors about the Sony Honami Mini first appeared last month, further helped along by a statement made by a member of the Sony board of directors, which indicated the possibility of a flagship-like device with a smaller form factor to allegedly take on the upcoming iPhone. That being said, it’s been …

Mobile Technology

Rumor: Galaxy Note 3 to shoot 4K video, offer 24-bit/192kHz music playback

A fresh report from South Korea says that the Galaxy Note 3 will let users record 4K video and offer 24-bit/192kHz Hi-Fi music playback.<p><i>The Korea Economic Daily</i> apparently has it from industry sources that the Galaxy Note 3 will be able to record 4K UHD videos – that’s a resolution of 3840 x 2160 …

Galaxy Note

Galaxy Note 3’s CPU choice to be the Snapdragon 800 at launch, report says

A report from Korea claims that the Samsung may have chosen Qualcomm as the main processor provider for its next-gen Galaxy Note model, instead of its Exynos 5 Octa line.<p><i>ETNews</i> has it from sources familiar with the matter that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 may have been preferred as the main CPU for …

Galaxy Note

Phone unlocking still illegal in the US, FCC still working on solution

At the very beginning of this year, cellphone unlocking essentially became illegal in the United States. Since then, we’ve seen petitions, a formal White House response and tons of chatter about how the situation will be changed. Unfortunately, all current plans have so far been all talk and no …

Net Neutrality

Canonical’s Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding dream is over. So what’s next for Ubuntu mobile?

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Here’s what may be the least surprising news of the month so far: The Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign has failed to meet its …

Fan favorite - which Android manufacturer are you rooting for?

By 2017, more than two billion phones will be sold every 365 days. A vast majority of those will be smartphones. With this in mind, we have the world’s biggest technology companies engaging in technological, marketing, and patent warfare. But which manufacturer <i>deserves</i> our acclaim, our respect, and …

Mobile

12-inch Samsung tablet in the works, could arrive in October

In the smartphone world, picking up a handset with a massive display size seems to be the trendy thing to do. For tablets, it’s the opposite story.<p>As 7 and 8-inch tablets continue to gain traction, the 10-inch form factor seems to be losing some of its steam. Does that mean that manufacturers are …

Android News
Android News

Samsung and LG to mass produce flexible displays in November - report

Flexible (plastic-based) displays have been a long way coming. Samsung, one of the leading developers of the technology, has been showing off prototypes of flexible panels at trade shows for years now. But it seems we’re finally on the verge of seeing the technology used in real life …

Prototypes

Samsung's Curved OLED TV arrives on US shores

Samsung America says that its KN55S9C Curved OLED TV is the first television to feature MultiView, where two users can watch different Full HD (and …