Posts by Rithvik Rao

Rithvik is a News Editor here at Pocketnow, currently a student living in California. He fell in love with tech at an early age after messing with the HTC G1, and is now studying application development to further fuel his love for tech. Rithvik also enjoys reading fiction novels when he's not tied up with work. | Google+ | Twitter |

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    The next big frontier for HTC is the mid-range space, and the company has been tirelessly at work with the Desire line of smartphones. We've already reviewed some this year, but that doesn't mean HTC isn't looking to provide more variety to the market. Today, the company has gone official with its LTE-capable Desire 510 phone. The phone centers around the LTE capabilities, as that's a bit of a first for this genre of smartphones. Only a select few of the top-end of smartphones around the world are able to access the 4G speeds, says HTC's Peter Chou, so why not let those with phones not as ...

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    LG's had no lack of smartphones this year, releasing phones like the LG G3, G3 Beat, G3 Vista, and more in rapid succession throughout the year. As we draw closer to IFA 2014, the company is going official with some of the products it wants to show off there as well, as was evidenced by the unveiling of the LG G Watch R yesterday. Today, the LG G3 Stylus smartphone has been officially announced to further buff up the company's impressive Android portfolio. The G3 Stylus has a 5.5-inch qHD (quarter, not quad) display in a body designed similarly to LG's other 2014 Androids – the design ...

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    The news is in: LG is making a round smartwatch, the G Watch R. Motorola also has round Android Wear aspirations in the form of the Moto 360 – so which will be the Android Wear watch to buy? It's tough to tell until we get review units in-house, but we all have very basic first impressions of both, so we decided to put the question to you: LG G Watch R or Moto 360? We don't know much about the two watches, other than the fact that they are round and (most probably, in the case of the LG) run Android Wear as their operating system. They both are easily more normal than the other two ...

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    One of the things that was weird about Google's announcement of Android L was that we didn't get a tasty codename. All versions of Android thus far have had a dessert attached to their names, with the latest one being KitKat, so we were surprised to hear that the next version would simply be called "L," though many theorized that this was simply for the developer preview and that the final version would bear a tasty name as usual. Now support for that theory is flooding in, as multiple references to "LMP" in AOSP, the Android L SDK, and a WiFi certification document lead us to believe the ...

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    In case you haven't noticed, it really looks like Motorola is getting wild this year. Apart from the rumors surrounding the new Moto X and G iterations, leaks of new Verizon Droids and the Nexus X have also been fairly bountiful. But news out of left field has hit us today, as Motorola may have teamed up with Verizon to create the Moto Luge, and launch day may be just later this week. According to a source of TK Tech News at Best Buy, this phone will be "specifically marketed to Verizon Prepaid customers," and there's support baked-in for Verizon's newly switched-on prepaid LTE ...

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    This year's IFA, as we now know, is going to be a bombastic one – if you don't believe me, just look at the event invites from Sony, Samsung, Microsoft, Asus, Huawei, HTC, and LG, and you'll be convinced. To stand out from the rest of the crowd from an event like this, OEMs really need to have a good product to show, and Samsung certainly thinks it does in its new Galaxy Note 4 teaser video. The video centers quite a bit around the fact that the Galaxy Note series of Android smartphones first brought Samsung's Wacom-powered S Pen into the world, and that this was a "truly notable ...

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    Sony looks to be preparing for a blockbuster IFA event this year, with reported plans for the Xperia Z3, the Xperia Z3 Compact, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, and a new smartwatch – and that's just on the mobile side of things. Now we're hearing more confirmation of the latter two, as both the Sony tablet and smartwatch have allegedly been caught in a leaked promo pic. The picture shows off the tablet, which is expected to have an 8-inch size (a first for this Sony line of tablets), along with a new smartwatch. They are both shown near what appears to be a pool, so it's quite possible ...

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    When Android Wear was announced earlier this year, two launch partners became known: LG, and Motorola. Later, Samsung also joined in with the Gear Live, as both it and the LG G Watch went official at Google I/O 2014. The Moto 360 was still absent at the time, with a vague "coming later this summer" for a release date. With all that time we had to wait, LG has apparently had enough time to knock out a second Android Wear product, with this one being squarely (roundly?) aimed at the Moto 360: a round LG G Watch, better known as the LG G Watch R. Nothing much about this wearable becomes known ...

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    Rumors have been flying that Motorola has been chosen to make the next Nexus iteration, and most (if not all) called the phone the Nexus 6 – it's the sixth Nexus phone to be made, and it's also rumored to have a 5.9-inch screen size. Today we're seeing a report that looks to partially shoot down these earlier rumors, as the Motorola Nexus X name leaks for the first time. According to unacknowledged sources of PhoneArena, the phone will be named Motorola Nexus X (as we said earlier), and it will allegedly have the Motorola model number XT1100. This leads us to think the earlier report ...

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    While a lot of us have judged OnePlus for its sexist contests and broken promises, there's no denying it made quite a nice phone in the One... if you can get it, that is. So we're glad to see the updates, such as today's OnePlus One OTA, streaming in at a decent pace, fixing bugs as fast as the Cyanogen team can go. This new XNPH33R OTA introduces fixes for the touchscreen issues many were complaining about it in OnePlus's forums, also known as BACON-55. This fix isn't complete, says Android Police, since reports of shakiness are already in after the update.  There's also a grounding ...

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    After the HTC One M8 for Windows went official earlier this week, one comparison was instantly called for: what's the difference between it, and the regular ole One M8? Well, first of all, there's the operating system ... but the truth is that the difference extends beyond that. We go over all that in our HTC One M8 for Windows vs HTC One M8 video comparison right down below. In terms of hardware, there's nothing different – on the inside. There's the Windows Phone branding right under the HTC logo, and the phone only is available in a Gunmetal Grey variant for now. You can also only ...

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    One of the most hotly anticipated phones of the year will be announced on September 4, and because that date is so close, it's only natural that we see more and more leaks as we get closer to launch date. Today we're taking a look at a bombshell of a leak, of what is expected to be the Moto X+1. Learn what these Moto X+1 renders look to confirm. First of all, we can see the front facing speakers on both the black and white fronts. Apart from that, there's not much more about the front: there's a Google Now Launcher-esque launcher, and plenty of things pointing to these renders being of ...

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    Are you headed back to school soon, and planning to have your Android device with you as your wingman? If so, you're in luck, because there are tons of great app options to help you be productive and focused. We spared you the time picking the gems out of the mess that is Google Play, and compiled the best five into a five essential back to school Android apps video. High up on our list is Genius Scan+, the go-to scanner for many of us here at Pocketnow. With Genius Scan+, you can wave goodbye to the scanners of yore... you know, the ones that require complicated computer software ...

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    Without question one of the hottest phones of the year will be the yet-to-be-unveiled Galaxy Note 4 from Samsung. Expected to sport an oversized body with the best possible specs you can get, it's been on the radar of many -- we're certainly looking forward to its IFA 2014 introduction. If you're one of those many, then you'll be pleased with today's news: a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 benchmark has hit the web, confirming a powerful CPU will be found within the phone. The benchmarked SM-N910C variant uses a Samsung-manufactured Exynos 5433 (while the SM-N910S is powered by a Qualcomm ...

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    We've been hearing a surge of Motorola news as of late, and the reason for that may be because of the sheer number of phones and tablets the company is working on. We've heard a report suggesting there could be eight devices out of the company by the end of this year, and now we're hearing information letting us know that multiple new Motorola tablets are also possibly in the pipeline. According to anonymous sources of PhoneArena, Motorola is testing various screen sizes for tablets -- anything from 7 inches to 12.5 inches could materialize if the company decides to go through with it. ...

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