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Overmax Action Tablet Targets Gaming Fans

A new gaming tablet ihas entered the marker, joining the likes of the Archos Gamepad and the Wikipad.

Called the Overmax Action, this tablet is equipped with a a Cortex A8 processor with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz, 8 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for expansion. Its graphics processor is still unspecified. Meanwhile, its display is a capacitive touchscreen measuring 7 inches diagonally. For connectivity, this tablet is supports WiFi 802.11 b/g/n. It also comes with a mini USB port to allow gamers to attach peripherals to the tablet, as well as amini HDMI output port in case its users want a larger display such as an HDTV. The Overmax Action is likewise packed with a 3.5 mm audio jack and dual cameras, as well. It comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. To enhance the gaming experience, its makers integrated a special virtual mapping system on the device’s buttons. Apart from these, however, the makers of Overmax Action have not revealed details about the upcoming device.

Gamers will be glad to know that this slate is already preloaded with emulators and as many as 50 games. They may, however, download free or paid games from the Google Play Store as the tablet offers access to the same. Furthermore, it supports games for the PlayStation 1, and some made for the N64, SNES, and GBA.

The Overmax Action appears to have several similarities with the Archos Gamepad. Both come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 8GB of storage, the option of memory expansion through a microSD card slot, Google Play Store access, a mini HDMI slot, a 7-inch display, and a virtual mapping system. One difference, however, is that the processor of the Gamepad is slightly faster at 1.5GHz.

The Overmax Action is expected to be available in the market next month. Its price, to date, is still unknown.

via tablet-news

PengPod Fulfills Fundraising Goal, Ships Tablets in January

PengPod has successfully raised the $49,000 fundraising goal it needed with the help of the  crowd funding website indigogo. To date, the company has collected $72,707 which it will use to support the development of software for its array of products.

According to its indiegogo description, PengPod’s goal is to “build a powerful, True Linux Tablet, one free of Google and Android’s restrictions, at a reasonable price.”

Those who gave $120 for the project will be among the first to get the PengPod 700, a 7-inch tablet. The slate features a capacitive touch screen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It also has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of flash memory that is expandable for up to 32GB through a microSD card. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Ethernet, 3G, Bluetooth, and HDMI. The tablet also packs a front-facing camera, speakers, audio jack, and a G-sensor. It draws its power from a  3300 mAh battery. The PengPod 700 also comes with a charger, headphones, screen protector, and USB OTG adapter. The tablet is capable of running either Android or Linux.

Meanwhile, those who pledged $185 will receive the PengPod 1000, a 10-inch tablet which may likewise run Android or Linux. Said tablet features a capacitive touch screen display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Moreover, it has 1 GB of RAM, and 8GB of flash memory, and a microSD card slot for expansion. Like the PengPod 700, it also offers connectivity through Wi-Fi b/g/n, Ethernet, 3G, Bluetooth, and HDMI. It has a front-facing camera, speakers, and G-sensor, and an audio jack, as well.

Those who pledged $85, for their part, will have the PengStick, a 3.5 inch miniPC with 1G of RAM and 4GB of flash memory. $32 entitles one to a 32GB Bootable SD card, $29 to a 10″ Keyboard Case, $24 to a 7″ Keyboard Case, $17 to a 16GB Bootable SD card, and $10 to an 8GB 8GB Bootable SD card.

These PengPod devices will start shipping in January 2013.

via liliputing

Yotaphone 2 with rear e-ink display unveiled

Yotaphone 2

The Yotaphone 2 has been unveiled just prior to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Yotaphone 2
Yotaphone 2

This second-generation device seeks to stand out in the sea of Android devices with its unusual dual-display design that comes with an e-ink full-touch rear screen along with the front display panel.

The device is by Russian mobile startup Yota Devices which is also behind the original Yotaphone which has only been in the market for a few months.

Yotaphone 2 specifications

The Yotaphone 2’s front, full color screen is a 5-inch AMOLED Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a pixel density of 442 ppi.

Meanwhile, its secondary always-on electronic paper display (EPD) capacitive display measures 4.7 inches, has a resolution of 960 x 540, and a pixel density of 235 ppi.

Internally, the device runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8794 quad-core CPU. It features 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage space.

The Yotaphone 2 draws its power from a 2550 mAh battery, which also supports wireless charging.

Its also comes with an 8 MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash plus a 2 MP front camera.

Supported networks include GSM 850/900/1800/1900; HSDPA 850/900/1899MIMO/1900/2100MIMO, Dual Carrier HSDPA; LTE Cat4 MIMO, 7MIMO, and 20MIMO.

Other features include support for a nano SIM as well as special Yotaphone gestures.

It will likewise have the latest version of Android when it hits the market.

The Yotaphone 2 measures 144 x 69.5 x 8.9 mm, weighs 140g, and comes in black and white color options.

Said specifications, when compared to the original Yotaphone, show some improvements, particularly with the size of the dispay, the battery capacity, and the processor.

One of the most notable improvements, however, has to do with the EPD screen, which now allows users to interact with its content directly by means of its capacitive display. Previously, users could only interact with the same through the a touch-sensitive panel right below the rear-facing display.

The question, of course, is what can you do with the e-ink screen?

According to its makers, the rear display can handle several tasks, thanks to the dozen or so Put2Back apps that it supports. Among the tasks that can be done on such screen are calling, texting, e-mailing, tweeting, and browsing. The advantage, of course, is that such display runs on low power, which means that you can reserve precious battery juice for other tasks on the front screen.

That said, the manufacturer recognizes that there is plenty of room for improvement where the e-ink screen is concerned. For one, many point out that it needs to support more apps. To address this, Yota Devices has announced that it is making the SDK open to allow developers to build apps for the secondary screen.

Yotaphone 2 pricing and availability

As for availability, the Yotaphone 2 is slated to arrive in Europe, Middle East and Africa by the end of the year. The company is also developing versions of the device that will be compatible for the U.S. and China.

Lastly, its price is expected to be similar or even lower than premium phones from brands such as Samsung, Sony and HTC when it finally arrives in the market.

via techcrunch

Droid Zap app now supports more phones

Droid Zap

The Droid Zap app just rolled out an update that lets more users enjoy its features. The app, which was released alongside three Motorola Droid phones, the Ultra, Mini, and Maxx, previously allowed only the users of said phones to instantly share photos with users of any of the three devices. A later update also added support for older Droid smartphones.

The update, however, now claims to let users of all Android phones receive and send photos easily by means of the app. Some users on r/android, however, noted that the app does not work for their phones, because it is incompatible with their countries.

For those whose phones, however, are compatible with the Droid Zap app, using it is easy. One simply swipes the screen to have the app look for other Android phones in the vicinity that have the Droid Zap app installed. Sending can be public, or private with the use of a PIN.

Owners of non-Droid phones, at the moment, will only get to share photos, but Droid users have the option to send videos, as well.

For owners of the three abovementioned Droid phones, Droid Zap throws in one extra feature: Zap Zone. Zap Zone lets users form a special group whose members can easily share photos or videos with the other members of the group.

The app requires the use of a Google ID, a data network to download the content, and the GPS/Wi-Fi functionality on one’s smartphone to identify location.

It may be recalled that back then, the app received some positive feedback for eliminating the need to send videos or photos via e-mail or social networks, as well as for its ability to send such content in just a few number of steps. Some even compared it to Apple’s AirDrop, which required more steps to share content than Droid Zap did.

Take note, however, that because Droid Zap depends on your location, you need to be generally near, that is, within around 300 meters, of the person with whom you are sharing your files.

Download Droid Zap here.

via reddit

source phonedog, mashable

Samsung Galaxy S5 specs leak, again

A fresh list of Samsung Galaxy S5 specs made its way online today. The list comes from Russian tech blogger Eldar Murzatin.

Samsung Galaxy S5 specs
The Samsung Galaxy S5 specs may be revealed during the upcoming Unpacked event

Murzatin says that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will feature a 5.24-inch display with a Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.

This mind-blowing resolution, if correct, could make the 2014 Samsung flagship smartphone the first Quad HD smartphone, at least in the Western hemisphere.

Previously, China-based company Vivo already beat Samsung into securing the title, when it launched the Vivo Xplay 3S.

Back to the S5, the device also said to have a 560ppi pixel density, becoming the first handset in the world to have a pixel density over 500ppi.

The list also mentions a 3200 mAh battery, 3GB of RAM, a 3.2 MP front camera and a 16 MPrear camera. The latter, it is worth pointing out, is in line with the rumors of a 16 MP ISOCELL camera, which surfaced as early as November last year.

Internally, the Galaxy S5 may pack an Exynos 6 (series) or Snapdragon 805 processor. Whether these processors would be found on two variants of the device, or on all Galaxy S5 smartphones, however, was not clarified by Murzatin.

It is expected, however, that the international variant of the Galaxy S5 will have the Snapdragon chip, while the other will have the Exynos 6 processor.

There is no word on whether the device will have a microSD card slot, although this has been previously mentioned.

Murzatin furthermore says that a 32GB and a 64GB model will be available. There may, however, be no 16GB model.

Separate rumors suggest that the Galaxy S5 may have the new TouchWiz interface. Other possibilities include a curved display, a fingerprint scanner, and Android KitKat 4.4. There have been talks of a Prime and a Standard variant of the device, as well.

Earlier today, Samsung’s invitation for an Unpacked event happening on February 24th fuelled speculations that the Galaxy S5 may be unveiled in said gathering.

It is believed that the Galaxy S5 will break cover on said date alongside another device called the S Band.

via gizchina

ASUS CES 2014 video asks: What’s your number?


ASUS posted a mysterious teaser video for the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 next month. This is the manufacturer’s second teaser video for the event. The first one, which hinted at a new dual-boot Android and Windows 8 tablet, was posted a few days ago.


The new teaser, meanwhile, shows a bunch of balls falling over Taipei, Taiwan while phone dialling sounds are played. The balls are labelled 4, 5, and 6. The video ends with a ball falling into a package that bears the address of the annual tech event.

Some commenters on the video have guessed out that the teaser video could be about a range of new smartphones, possibly measuring 4, 5, and 6 inches.

There isn’t any available information from ASUS about such devices, so we will have to wait until their announcement to confirm what those numbers mean.

At any rate, ASUS seems to be gearing up to tempt consumers with a number of new gadgets. It may be recalled that three models of an ASUS dual-boot Windows 8 and Android tablet were spotted at the FCC a few weeks ago. The devices are believed to pack a 3,910 mAh battery and either the Intel Bay Trail Z3740 0r the Z3770 processors.

If you’re not attending CES, but are curious about the new ASUS products, you can watch the press event on live streaming from the ASUS website here. Already, the company has put up a countdown to the event, which will take place on Monday, January 6th, 2014 12:00 p.m. (PST) / 20:00 p.m. (GMT)  at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Augustus Ballroom IV & III, ( Level 3 / Emperors level ), 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Meanwhile, CES 2014 is shaping up to be an exciting event as usual, with plenty of new devices and technologies waiting to be shown off by various manufacturers.

via phandroid

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Wireless Charging S-View Flip Cover now available


Attention, Galaxy Note 3 owners: the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Wireless Charging S-View Flip Cover is now available. The accessory comes in two colors, black and white, and is made of polyurethane Leather. At Samsung’s online store, it retails for $69.99.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Wireless Charging S-View Flip Cover
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Wireless Charging S-View Flip Cover

Like other smartphone covers, this accessory protects the phablet’s display from scratches. However, it also comes with the S-View, a window which provides access to several important features of the device. Swipe a finger or the S Pen over the S-View window and you will be able to accept or reject calls, access the camera, browse through your music files, or check your notifications, all without even opening the cover. There is also an Auto Wake Function, which means that it automatically turns the power on once you flip open the cover. Samsung also allows users to customize this viewing screen by providing choices for the color of the window.

As the name indicates, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Wireless Charging S-View Flip Cover also supports wireless charging. However, the accessory itself does not include a Qi-compatible charging pad. To make use of the wireless charging function, you need to have such charging pad, on which you can place the Note 3 to charge the device sans the need for charging cables. It bears mentioning that a separate charging pad will cost around $30 to $40. Thus, if you are planning to purchase the charging pad along with the flip cover, be prepared to shell out around $100.

This accessory is typically recommended for those who use their device for a lot of gaming and other activities which may drain the battery easily. Of course, if you feel that traditional charging is very inconvenient, you can also take advantage of this accessory.

Previously, Samsung’s official wireless charging flip covers were made available for the Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy S4.

Head over to this link if you want to purchase or take a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Wireless Charging S-View Flip Cover

via cnet source samsung

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Band could debut at MWC

Samsung Galaxy S Band

The Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy S Band are two wearable devices that the South Korean electronics giant could unveil during Mobile World Congress 2014 on February 24 to 27 in Barcelona, Spain. The report comes from Korea Herald, which also says that Samsung’s Tizen smartphone will be revealed during the same event.

Samsung Galaxy S Band
Samsung Galaxy S Band

The publication cites industry watchers as its sources, including IBK Securities analyst Lee Seung-woo and an anonymous insider.
Still, there are some who say that Samsung may choose to reveal these two devices at an Unpacked event, where the Galaxy Gear 2 and the Galaxy S Band may be given more attention. The original Galaxy Gear, it would be noted, was released last September.

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2

The Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 is the successor to this year’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Rumors that Samsung was already working on the sequel surfaced as early as September, with speculations that the manufacturer would be looking to address the issues of the first-generation smartwatch. The Galaxy Gear, it may be recalled, was criticized for having a poor battery life, few features, lack of compatibility with more devices, and a hefty price tag. Rumors regarding the refreshed version are still scant at this point, although there is information regarding a flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display on the Galaxy Gear 2

Samsung Galaxy S Band

The Samsung Galaxy S Band, on the other hand, is a health wristband that may be paired with the Galaxy S4 smartphone. Among the data that it records are one’s steps, distance, calories burned, and sleep efficiency. The waterproof bracelet works with an app called S Health 2.0 to manage the collected information.

Samsung’s upcoming releases of the two wearable technologies will allow it to assume a better position against its rival, LG. LG, it is believed, is also gearing up to release its own smartwatch and health wristband called G Arch and G Health. Korean media likewise reports that these devices may be unveiled during Mobile World Congress, as well, allowing consumers to compare the offerings from the two companies more easily.

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Samsung’s Tizen smartphone is bound for the Mobile World Congress event. Tizen has already sent out invitations earlier this month for an unveiling one day before the actual congress begins.

via androidauthority

source korea herald

HTC One successor 3D-printed mockup surfaces

HTC One successor

Excited for the HTC One successor? This rumor might whet your appetite even more. A 3D-printed mockup of the HTC One successor, nicknamed the HTC One 2, has been spotted circulating online.

HTC One successor
HTC One successor

Allegedly, the 3D printed mockup was created using a set of specifications obtained from an insider as basis.

The mockup is made of resin, and while it does not look like a real smartphone yet, it does give us a possible preview of the upcoming device. But whether the mockup is truly of the next-generation HTC One or an entirely new model from HTC remains to be seen; as with all these leaks, it is always advisable to take this with a grain of salt.

That said, it may not be too long until we know for sure whether this is the HTC One successor. A rumor suggests that the device could be unveiled as early as Mobile World Congress 2014, which is happening on February 24th to 27th. It may hit the market around March.

As for its specifications, the next-generation HTC One is believed to have a 5-inch display, which is slightly larger than the 4.7-inch display of the original HTC One. The same display is said to have a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, and a pixel density that matches the Samsung Galaxy S4. Under the hood, the device will boast of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 or 805 SoC, the latter enabling the device to support videos at 4K resolution. 16GB of memory and a microSD card slot are likewise onboard, along with Android 4.4 KitKat. From the mockup, there also appears to be two front-facing speakers, and either a microphone or a double flash near the camera lens. Supposedly, the device will feature a 4 UltraPixel rear-facing camera plus a 2.1 megapixel front-facing snapper.

The HTC One successor is expected to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LGT G3 in the coming year, among other flagship models.

via gizchina

source slashgear

Coursera offers free Android app-making course

Android programming course

A free online Android app-making course is currently being offered by Coursera, a portal for massive open online courses from various universities and colleges across the globe.

Android programming course
Android programming course

The course, called “Creative, Serious and Playful Science of Android Apps” is taught by Lawrence Angrave of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

According to the description, the course is designed to be understood even by novices who do not have any background in programming. Its goal is to have students create an app for Android devices today. Under the course, the students will make use of free software tools from Google, Intel and Oracle, along with a minimum requirement of a computer running Linux, Windows, or Mac-OS X. An Android smartphone or tablet, however, is not required, as students will have access to a virtual device that simulates the environment of these devices. That said, such device will nonetheless be useful. As with many other Coursera courses, this course is composed of lecture videos, in-lecture questions, quizzes, and projects.

The course is divided into two tracks. First is the Android Developer Track, which is required for all students. This section began last December 2, and will end on January 26. Interested participants, however, may still join the class, as the course is still ongoing. Such part will introduce students to the fundamentals of app development, and later have the students create the app, without needing to write code.
Students who complete and pass this part of the course will receive a Statement of Accomplishment. Those who sign up for the Signature Track will get a Verified Certificate.

The second section is the Computer Science and Programming Track. This is scheduled to run from January 27 until February 16. An optional part, this will introduce students to more complex computer science and programming concepts. An Illinois badge, plus a Statement of Accomplishment or Verified Certificate will also be given once students pass this section.

Click here to find out more or to register for the course.

Meanwhile, if you prefer learning on your own, here is a list of useful articles on Android app development:

via reddit

source coursera

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 hits FCC

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

A device called the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 has been spotted at the FCC website. The listing reveals little information about the device. Among these are its phone model, SM-T320; measurements, 219 mm (length) x 128 mm (width) x 240 mm (diagonal); and some connectivity options, Bluetooth and WiFi. Apart from these, the features and internal hardware of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 remain a mystery, at least from the information stated in the FCC filing.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

It has been rumored, however, that the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 will pack 16GB of internal storage space, plus the possibility of expansion via a microSD card slot. A Super AMOLED display is likely onboard, as well.

It may be recalled that earlier this month, the name of this slate already surfaced online, along with Samsung’s other upcoming tablets for the early part of 2014. Joining the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 are the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, as well as the only one without a “Pro” in its name, the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite.

It is expected that the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 will be released around February, possible towards the end of the month. The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, meanwhile, will be released a little later, likely during the Mobile World Congress.

Other rumors suggest that the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 will also have 16GB of internal storage and a Super AMOLED display. Meanwhile, the Note Pro 12.2 will boast of 32GB of space, 3GB of RAM, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, a 9500mAh battery, plus 3GB of RAM. As for the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, speculations have it that it will pack a 7-inch display, and a chassis in Cream White. All of the aforementioned Pro tablets will be offered in both black and white.

If you’re interested about upcoming Samsung devices, be sure to check out this article that summarizes the rumors.

via phonearena

source sammobile

Intel chips for entry-level tablets to arrive in Q1 2014

Intel chips for entry-level tablets

Intel chips for entry-level tablets will be available in the coming year, according to a new report from Taiwanese supply chain sources. This information is indicated in the company’s roadmap, which says that its new chip series will be present in tablets as early as the first quarter of 2014.

Intel chips for entry-level tablets
Intel chips for entry-level tablets

7-inch tablets with prices between US$99-129 are expected to pack the Bay Trail Z3735D series. 7- and 8-inch tablets with prices around US$149-199 will also feature said chip.

These figures are consistent with the statement of Intel CEO Brian Krzanich who said last month that Android tablets with Intel chipsets could be priced as low as $150. Krzanich, who also announced the impending arrival of the Bay Trail processors, emphasized to the company’s investors that tablets with Intel chips would cost significantly less than the Apple iPad.

Meanwhile, Bay Trail and Cherry Trail chips will be present in 8- to 10-inch tablets that cost between US199-249, as well as 10-inchers which have prices above US$249.

Cherry Trail will not be unveiled until September of next year, however. According to Intel, this will be based on 14nm Airmont architecture, and will be able to support both Android and Windows 8 and 8.1.

Another upcoming Intel chip to support Android is Willow Trail, which will be based on 14nm Goldmont architecture. This chip will be available during the fourth quarter of next year.

Intel continues to aim getting its chip on more Android smartphones, as well. In the first quarter and third quarter of 2014, the company will release Merrifield and Moorefield. These chips may be used on smartphones as well as tablets, says Intel.

With this new lineup, Intel seems determined to take control of the market, from the low-end up to the high-end segments.

via androidbeat

source digitimes

Huawei PhoPad could be new phablet at CES 2014

Huawei Phopad

The Huawei PhoPad is the latest in a line of what appears to be a surprisingly large number of permutations that can be created from the words tablet, smartphone, and pad. Already, we have the generic phablet, which we use to refer to smartphones that are around five inches and above; the fonblet, which Samsung says is the generic term that we should use for the Galaxy Note 3; and the PadFone, the Asus device which fuses the smartphone and tablet together. Even the words Tabphone and Smartpad have been taken by lesser-known manufacturers.

Huawei Phopad
Huawei Phopad

So what is the Huawei PhoPad? It turns out to be a name that the Chinese company wants to trademark in the United States via the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Huawei has not specified what the PhoPad actually is, but speculations suggest that given its name, it could be a tablet-sized smartphone, or what we commonly call a phablet.

Of course, Huawei is no stranger to making these tablet-sized smartphones. The Ascend Mate, and its upcoming successor, the Ascend Mate 2, both measure 6.1 inches, allowing them to be classified under the phablet category. Whether the PhoPad will be larger or smaller than the Ascend Mate and Mate 2, however, is still unknown at this point. Another possibility, of course, is for the Ascend Mate line to be entirely rebranded as the PhoPad. There also exists the chance that the PhoPad would be more like the ASUS Padfone, and be a smartphone that can be slid into a tablet, especially with ASUS expanding such product line with the Padfone Mini and the Padfone InfinityWe could have answers as early as next month during CES 2014. Huawei is expected to unveil several devices at CES, including the Ascend Mate 2 (if it is indeed a separate product) and the Glory/Honor 4. Huawei would probably give us our first look at the PhoPad during such trade show, as well.

At any rate, whether Huawei reveals a whole new product line or a rebranded Ascend Mate, it is unsurprising for such company to be mulling a new phablet-sized product. Phablets, says the research firm IDC, are growing more popular, according to the the rising shipments of such devices recorded this year.

via androidcommunity

LG V510 leaked as new Nexus tablet

LG V510

The LG V510 has once again surfaced in a leak. This time, the information comes from @evleaks, who posted a tip that he received that the same device will be an upcoming Nexus device, along with a screenshot bearing the name of the device.

LG V510
LG V510

LG V510 specifications

It may be recalled that earlier this month, the LG V510 was spotted in a leaked service manual. Such manual revealed some of the device’s specifications, including an 8.3-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, a 4600 mAh battery, a 5 MP camera, and 2GB of RAM. Its measurements are said to be 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3mm. It is worth mentioning that a concept render of a Nexus 8 tablet circulated in the tech community earlier this year, but its features, save for the resolution of the display, do not match the ones provided by this leak.

Meanwhile, Phonearena notes that the word “Nexus” does not appear on the service manual nor on the images of the device in the same document. This absence of the Nexus branding on the leaked manual, says Phonearena, could mean that the LG V510 is a mere variant of the LG G Pad 8.3, and not an upcoming Nexus device.

Rumor history

The service manual, however, is not the first time that the name LG V510 came up. Even before the service manual was leaked, the name LG V510 appeared on a Bluetooth certification website in late October. Back then, speculation about whether the device was a variant of the LG G Pad 8.3 or the Nexus 8 was already heating up. It was pointed out that it was unlikely for Google to release an 8-inch tablet, given that it already has a 7-inch device. Still, around that time, a mystery 8-inch tablet with thin bezels that has a similar appearance with the LG G Pad 8.3 was spotted at Google’s website, once again fuelling the Nexus 8 rumor.

At any rate, these conflicting speculations about whether or not the LG V510 is an upcoming Nexus device, or whether there would even be a Nexus 8 in the future, serve to make the conversation (and possibly the wait) more exciting.

via technobuffalo

source evleaks