A weekend rumor would lead us to believe that Microsoft is working on an option in Windows 8.1 that allows a direct boot to desktop. [Read more]
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Compared to the sheer deluge of rumors surrounding last year’s Galaxy S III, talk about the Galaxy S IV has been relatively hushed. That’s partly owing to the contracted launch schedule — despite Samsung’s initial denials, the company is unveiling its next Android flagship almost two months before the GS3′s first birthday. There’s still been a fair share of rumormongering, however, and a picture is emerging of just what Samsung could unveil for yet another encore. Will the smartphone giant make a sharp break from tradition? Read past the break for a roundup of what to expect when Samsung hits the stage at Radio City Music Hall.
You may have caught on to the Verizon-flavored Nokia handset floating around the rumor mill. But just in case you missed it, a few recent leaks have led us to believe that the red carrier will lay claim to the Nokia Lumia 822. And here’s the real shocker: it should only cost $ 49, according to WMPowerUser.
Color us not-too-shocked if it’s true, but the Verge has reported that AT&T will begin taking orders for Windows Phone 8 models from the likes of Nokia and HTC on October 21st. Microsoft has already sent invites around for a formal launch of the new smartphone OS for October 29th in San Francisco, so it would make sense for AT&T to start building its own list a week or so ahead of that. The company will also (supposedly) start taking your money for its US-exclusive Samsung Ativ Smart PC and Asus Vivo Tab RT on that day, which also jibes well with Redmond’s Windows 8 launch event on October 25th. Availability of those devices is rumored to be the day after (October 26th), while eager Windows Phone 8 users will get their hands on those models “in early November,” according to the source. We’ve reached out to Microsoft for confirmation, though it would be more surprising if all the order-taking didn’t commence around those dates.
The Intermacweb is in a tizzy today at the possibility of two upcoming Apple events – one on September 12 for a September 21st iPhone launch and another for iPad news, potentially for the fabled iPad Mini. The rumors, fanned by Gruber and Jim Dalrymple, posit that Apple is beyond the “One More Thing” excitement of the old days and is instead planning to make the most of each launch.
This afternoon there’s been a rumor spread like wildfire across the gaming universe that the group known as OnLive has been shut down, all of its employees fired in the process. A comment from Brian Jaquet, OnLive’s Director of Corporate Communications, suggested that though they have no further comment, he wanted to make one thing
And whirs, and whirs. Frankensteining together the new phone.
iPhone rumors! iPhone rumors! Step right up and get your iPhone rumors!
Metro is so last week. Microsoft has reportedly ditched the hip moniker for its design language for something a bit more pedestrian: Windows 8.
Previously, the name Metro was part of the design mantra that started with Windows Phone 7 and has since trickled into Windows and Xbox. As Microsoft once put it, “We call it Metro because it’s modern and clean. It’s fast and in motion. It’s about content and typography. And it’s entirely authentic.” Well, forgot that nonsense. The Metro branding is out and Windows 8 is in.
Steve Jobs maybe didn’t hate small tablets after all.
He’d said a 7-inch tablets would be “dead on arrival.” He called them, in an earnings call, “tweeners: too big to compete with a smartphone and too small to compete with the iPad.” But a document that has emerged from the Apple-Samsung patent battles shows that in fact, Steve Jobs eventually came around to the idea of a 7-inch tablet.
Industry rumors usually come with a heaping helping of salt, unless they’re being issued from a trusted source. In this case, it’s Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet spilling some beans regarding Microsoft’s release roadmap. Though we’ve already caught wind that Windows Phone 8 devices would be arriving sometime this fall with nearly all major carrier support, Foley’s source is now pegging the RTM build of that mobile OS for September, with the finalized consumer version and accompanying hardware hitting the marketplace in November. Given that timing and an impending October 26th bow for Windows 8 also on the horizon, any plans Redmond might’ve had for a dual platform launch will have to be shelved. That’s all she wrote for now, folks — we’ll surely find out more concrete details in the coming months. So, take this gossamer morsel for what it’s worth.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has responded to rumors that Ma Bell plans to add an additional levy upon those planning to use FaceTime over cellular. Speaking at the Fortune Brainstorm conference, he’s quoted as saying that he’d “heard the same rumor,” but that it was “too early to talk about pricing.” At present, he says his primary focus is to work with Apple on ensuring the video calling technology works smoothly across his company’s data network, with iOS 6 due to arrive later this year.
A good source tells me that Twitter is set to make its sixth acquisition of 2012 with NY-based Sense Networks. Terms of the deal are still under wraps but it is expected to go through this month.
Twitter declined to comment.
Sense Networks was founded in 2003 and in 2006 launched MacroSense, which the company says “turns massive amounts of mobile location data into actionable, predictive behavioral data.” What that means is Sense not only collects location data from mobile devices when shared but also takes that data and creates a unique behavioral user profile to serve ads that users would find useful.
Rounding up Mountain Lion rumors is actually quite simple. After all, the OS update has been floating around the developer boards for a while now and while there is no Gold Master available, many of the upcoming features are already detailed and fully baked.
Mountain Lion, in short, is Apple’s move to add iOS functionality to the laptop and desktop. A convergence of best-of-breed mobile techniques – notifications, do-not-disturb systems, and signed software – and a strong back end, the new OS aims to scratch a few itches rather than change the way we work in a wholesale manner.
Mountain Lion is an iterative update. Folks looking for touchscreen laptops and other weirdness are probably going to have to wait. However, we do know quite a bit and it’s definitely an update that will make your Mac run a little better and your work a little more efficient. Here are the rumors we’ve heard about Mountain Lion. If you want a bit of insight into what Mountain Lion will do to your computer right now, check this out while you can read MG’s review here.
Given that we won’t see much new this year at E3 – aside for official Wii U availability and perhaps (just perhaps) whispers of next gen Sony and Microsoft consoles, this bit of news could carry the show. The Vita is powerful, to be sure, but it’s hardly nailing it in terms of game availability and to be able to play a game on the handheld and then pop over to the console is pretty compelling. Presumably the console can also act as a conduit for a definitively more interesting gaming experience.
A rumor has surfaced claiming that Google has a 7-inch tablet set to ship in June. The source of the rumor is a DigiTimes “source” in the upstream supply chain. According to the source, initial shipments will reach about 600,000 units. The tablet isn’t supposed to be in user hands until July. Asus has offered
Digital scuttlebutt about the next iPhone.
Like any good tech blog, Hello World likes to indulge itself in a bit of rumor mongering now and then. The past few weeks have led to a flurry of speculation about the next-gen iPhone, and who am I to ignore it?
Apparently there is a rumor to Luigi’s Mansion in the works, and it is slated to appear on Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console. At least, that’s what one online retailer seems to believe. The website Play.com has listed Luigis Mansion 2 as a title available for pre-order on the new home console. Nintendo has not
The Xbox has always been pretty Internet-focused, but over its lifetime the Xbox 360 has become the media and social hub that Microsoft dreamed of in the early 2000s. There’s just one thing missing: a real web experience. According to unsubstantiated claims from The Verge, the company is planning on bringing the ubiquitous Internet Explorer
Between gossip and rumors and gossip and more rumors, the Silicon Valley day-to-day is so dramatic Bravo is turning it into not one but two TV shows. No joke. That doesn’t convince you? Well, how about this?
Anyways, I’m in the middle of tracking down a huge funding story but want to get a (separate) rumor du jour out there to you guys, because I’m experimenting with this whole “process journalism” format and have asked several people at both parties involved for more info, to no avail.
A 7-inch tablet could undercut the Kindle Fire.
The rumors are coming from all angles. Let’s start with the most audacious one: that a forthcoming Google tablet might retail for as low as $ 149. That comes via a site called Android and Me, which cites a supply chain source calling the tablet “a done deal.” That’s an interesting price, undercutting the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet by 50 bucks. If it were comparable with those two devices in terms of specs, it might be hard for many consumers to justify shelling out for either of the former. (Then again, it’s easy to imagine Amazon slashing its own prices the instant it began to detect real competition; the Kindle Fire becomes a real moneymaker by serving as a portal to Amazon’s own content.)
A single blogger recently relayed comments made by a single Tesla service tech who reportedly knew of five Teslas that were “bricked” by owners who left them off the charger too long. This single unverified report spread like a sensational wildfire across the blogosphere. Tesla came out and acknowledged that it was possible to destroy the Roadster’s battery pack by keeping it unplugged but Tesla has employed numerous counter-measures to prevent that from happening. The company responded further today in a lengthy blog post titled “Plug It In.
With the end of February nearly in sight, the tech community is all abuzz with talk about Mobile World Congress, the huge mobile conference set to take place in beautiful Barcelona in just over a week. All the big players will be there (though some will be less conspicuous than before), and of course among them will be Taiwan-based phone giant HTC.
Mark your calendars for March 7. Probably.
Try to contain your excitement, if you can. But various outlets are reporting that Apple will be launching its next iteration of the iPad on March 7. iMore’s Rene Ritchie fixed the date yesterday, citing “sources who have been reliable in the past”; the Loop’s Jim Dalrymple, who’s viewed as being credible for his 17 years of covering Apple products, then confirmed this with a simple “Yep” on his blog. We’ll still have to qualify this as a rumor, though.
Murmurs of an iPad 3 on the horizon not doing it for you? How about a new pseudo-3D interface? A patent filing has whet our appetites with the possibility (that’s what it is; a possibility) of a future Apple device capable of gauging depth and displaying a 3D environment based on the user’s eye movement. On-screen content would adjust to your eye movement, expanding items where ever your eyesight falls. It would also create a “virtual 3D operating system environment,” where the user would feel like the UI projects beyond the two-dimensional screen. The patent includes details on ‘realistic’ drop shadows for icons and other OS furniture based on the degree and angle of ambient light. The filing, from April 2010, says that the technology would use an accelerometer, GPS and ‘gyrometer’ to reference the placement of the device and report on its movements. Sound interesting? Those in need of more foggy details and line drawings can hit up the full patent request at the source below.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was reportedly assassinated today at the embassy in Beijing — if rumors spreading across microblogging service Twitter and its Chinese counterpart Weibo are to be believed, that is.
Apple will be holding a publishing-related event at the Guggenheim Museum in New York on Thursday, Jan. 19 — but in typical fashion, it has revealed few details, saying only that it would be an “education announcement.” What’s up the company’s sleeve?
We take our tech gambling show back to its roots, and come at you live from the CNET stage at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. Apple rumors abound (of course), Angry Birds has basically jumped the shark big time, and where was HTC’s quad-core phone? Also, Humiliation Day!
CNET tracks all the iPhone 5 rumors–from the likely to the crazy–that we’ve heard so far in 2011 and 2012.
Late last night rumors hit the street that the ASUS Transformer Prime had been delayed and I’m sure a few were saddened by such news. After almost every online retails has sold out of the new quad-core slate we were quick to reach out to ASUS for an official response and have good news to [...]
CNET’s Josh Lowensohn talks about the fix Apple issued this week for the iPhone battery-life issue. He also gives you the rest of the big Apple news and rumors in this edition of Apple Talk Weekly.
CNET’s Josh Lowensohn talks specifics about the fix Apple issued this week for the iPhone battery-life issue. He also gives you the rest of the big Apple news and rumors in this edition of Apple Talk Weekly.
You didn't realize that Apple is changing its design philosophy, overhauling its entire product line and doing a massive redesign for the iPhone 5, which may actually already exist and is only waiting for decent LTE chips.
I never really understood why HP thought buying Palm for $ 1.2 billion simply to get hands on webOS was a good idea. Palm was unable to mount anything resembling a fight against Android and iOS in the smartphone OS wars making webOS an also ran at best. Still HP plunked down big cash, revamped webOS [...]
For the iOSsphere, it’s like the iPhone 4S never happened. The fever of speculation around the Next Apple iPhone rises and ebbs like a great tide, ever restless.
Motorola’s phones were tanking on the market after the Razr flip phone years ago was so popular. The company hadn’t had a really desirable phone until it embraced Android and started anew in popularity. Motorola is now set to revive that Razr name with a new smartphone dubbed the Droid Razr. A new rumor has [...]
There are rumors circulating around the tech world today that Google may be getting ready to launch its own MP3 store reports the NYT. We already have some giant MP3 stores to choose from with iTunes being the top for people that are on the iPhone platform. When it comes to getting music onto your [...]
Will the next iPhone bring a little more storage for big time storage hogs? That’s the latest revitalized rumor, with one outlet suggesting we’ll see a 64GB model.
Will the next iPhone bring a little more storage for big time storage hogs? That’s the latest rumor, with one outlet suggesting we’ll see a 64GB model.