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    It seems that the Google "G" logomark will be the look of the season. The ads are there, the rumors back it up and now we have pictures of a $69 Chromecast Ultra, courtesy of VentureBeat and Evan Blass. Compare it to Chromecasts of yesteryear and you'll find not much change in form factor, even though the existing versions stream up to HD content and the rumored Ultra has 4K capabilities. Here's the thing, though: the Chrome logo is lacking on the product, trading it in for the "G" in rather minimalist terms. Firmware version 1.21, which is going out to preview testers now, takes every ...

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    In discussing when Samsung will restart Galaxy Note 7 sales in the US, it seems that Evan Blass of VentureBeat has also related the event to the start of some sort of sales activity for the LG V20. It was disappointing to hear word that the V20 would probably be shipping out after Google's Pixel phones have had a chance to, but Blass seems to have affirmed this rumor with two tweets. First off, we're learning of a long lead-in period to new sales of the Galaxy Note 7 devices in the US. Even though customers have apparently started exchanging their battery-defective phones or their ...

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    Update: 9/21. https://t.co/8Ne6gj0NJS— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 19, 2016 Google's first of two new messaging services has been out for several weeks and it's been an underwhelming contender to say the least, given the amount of coverage we've dedicated to Duo since its launch. With the final public release of iOS 10 and an all-new iMessage with obscuring, fanciful features, it's about time that Mountain View launch the second service it introduced at I/O this year. Leakmaster Evan Blass believes that Allo will be on the Play Store this week. Hello, Allo (launches this week). ...

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    This is going to be one mad dash of a few weeks coming up for HTC, especially as it hits the floor against LG V20 availability. First, there are the Desire 10 phones that are scheduled for launch on September 20, oriented toward mid-range markets. Then we have the Google Pixel phones that HTC made which are due on October 4. Finally, we're hearing of an "HTC Bolt" that may or may not be a phone — we strongly believe it to be one — that may or may not remind us of the Thunderbolt (pictured above) that launched with Verizon's LTE service in 2011. Well, the trademark may pay off for us ...

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    What's in a number? The sum of all of its parts? What are those parts, then? In a software release, it's the small things like bugfixes, rewriting menu options, rewriting entire menus. It's also the big things like vulnerabilities that need to be patched yesterday. But if you're planning on regular releases, do we really need to plan on giving new names just for sake of giving some idea of iteration? Well, according to Evan Blass, it's all set up for the next nine months. Google plans on putting out once-a-quarter Maintenance Releases for Android Nougat. And they have changes in numbers. ...

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    We heard some disappointing, but minor-impact news last week as Taiwanese manufacturer HTC had finally put a timeframe to when it would update its latest flagships with Android Nougat. Unfortunately, that target window for the One A9 completely misses the 15-day period promised when the phone had launched back last October. Perhaps the delay's been played out to favor a successor. VentureBeat's Evan Blass is reporting from a source that HTC will bring the One A9s to its product showcase before IFA 2016 on September 1. Yes, the phone that already looks like an iPhone 6 will look more like ...

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    With T-Mobile letting the HTC 10 go from its stores quick, the Taiwanese manufacturer might have to rely on a mid-range phone to bring the money line just a bit higher. Perhaps a mid-range phone or two. VentureBeat's Evan Blass is reporting that HTC is working on a Desire 10 Lifestyle as well as a Desire 10 Pro. A source has disclosed specifications for the Lifestyle variant — a moniker that was associated with a spec downgrade on the HTC 10 Lifestyle. The display will span 5.5 inches at a 720p resolution and it will show off whatever Android Marshmallow has in store. An unknown ...

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    For the first time ever, it would seem that the new version of Android will not be released at the same time as the latest Nexus hardware is announced. In fact, it might come earlier. It's only part of the story that tech leaks reporter Evan Blass is tweeting about. Android 7.0 releases next month, with the 8/5 security patch. Sorry Nexus 5 owners, no Nougat for you 😢 — Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 30, 2016 We don't know what else he may or may not know, including a date for when we might be able to confirm the existence of two speculative HTC-made Nexus devices and even a possible ...

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    While some of its best work comes at a high price, HTC does not want to leave any of its customers wanting. Given how the HTC 10 isn't doing favors for the company, we think it's a sore sign that it needs something transformative in the mid-ranger sector. So thinks HTC, at least through leaks switcher Evan Blass. *coming end of Q3 — Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 10, 2016 If there is a Desire 10 on the way, does that signify a mid-range flagship to rule them all? That is to ask, rather than ante up with mainland competitors for the mid-range mobile market that they have flooded, could HTC be ...

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    Evan Blass told us that it was going to be the Galaxy Note 7. Now he's showing us the Galaxy Note 7. And it's three colors strong. On Twitter, he has put pictures to the device and names to the colors with one special hue previously hinted at in a Korean trademark application. Samsung Galaxy Note7 in (from l to r) Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Blue Coral pic.twitter.com/QiePUEG9GP — Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 1, 2016 Periwinkle? Nope. Coral. It's a shade typically associated with a mix of pink and orange, though it's being appropriated here as a paler baby blue. That said, coral has ...

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    In addition to the giveaways that T-Mobile is told to be doing on Tuesdays, — much like AT&T is — the carrier's Un-carrier 11 promotion is supposedly going to make a bigger deal of its stock giveaway than we originally thought. The same source that tipped off VentureBeat's Evan Blass on the initial report has gone on to talk about "Stock Up" campaign. It begins with getting postpaid subscribers downloading the T-Mobile Tuesdays app before June 21. They will then receive a full share of TMUS through fee-free stock holdings service Loyal3 — it was previously reported that users ...

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    Maybe someone just can't compete with Pebble and they just need some room. Maybe HTC really is making the Nexus phones this year and Google decided to take them up for a reference design. Maybe one of the prides of Taiwan has just one huge feature it wants to stuff in and it needs rigorous testing before they feel like it's going to be okay. Maybe it's just a clusterf***. Evan Blass has an idea of where HTC's "Halfbeak" wearable project is going and whether or not he knows more than he lets on is irrelevant. All he's saying is that after several tiresome delays of launch, this ...

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    In a time of transition where tablet growth is forecast for more convertible pastures, there are still manufacturers making slabs out there. This one here, as evidenced by a leak from Evan Blass, falls within the majority of the market — a small, budget Android tablet. The ASUS Zenpad Z8 is supposedly headed for Verizon Wireless with a compact form and mid-range specs. Asus Zenpad Z8 for VZW: Snapdragon 650, 8", 1536 x 2048, 2GB/16GB, 8MP/1.8MP, microSD pic.twitter.com/7SOcCQWG7O — Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 28, 2016 Alas, a Transformer Pad this is not. It's likely that if Verizon is in ...

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    We know that the OnePlus 3 will get an out-of-this-world purchase experience and a decent 8-megapixel selfie camera. We think we know that it has a 20W charging solution that may get branded as "Dash Charge". And we just haven't been sure about some other rumors, predicated on the phone's model name — a combination of the word "RAIN" and the alphanumeric combo "A3000". Well, Evan Blass was able to source some information about the phone as well as a screenshot of what this thing runs. OnePlus 3 basics: 5.5-inch 1080p, Snapdragon 820, 64GB storage, 16MP rear camera, NFC. SS from an N ...

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    If Kyocera just isn't doing anything for your rugged phone needs, perhaps you're just a few weeks away from getting your hands on a Samsung solution. For the fourth consecutive year, we're looking forward to an AT&T co-opted Galaxy S Active device, tacky as it may look. Previous rumors seemed to say that the Active model would more likely take on the dimensions of the Galaxy S7 edge rather the plain 'ol Galaxy S7. It's better that VentureBeat's Evan Blass can give us a better idea of what will go into the phone based off a spec sheet the publication has acquired. So, a Snapdragon ...

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    When a company's brand, based on a alphanumeric character, becomes too old, it can replace it with another one. After all, there are 35 other options to choose from. So, as the Moto X moniker comes out of its third product cycle, we're learning from VentureBeat's Evan Blass that this year's flagship smartphones from Lenovo subsidiary Motorola may primarily be branded as the "Moto Z". In relation to an earlier Evan Blass leak detailing the models we're looking forward to, the mid-range "Vertex" will be called the Moto Z Play while the high-end "Vector Thin" will be dubbed the Moto Z Style ...

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    It's about time that we put that other foot forward. We saw Evan Blass put out what the Moto G4 Plus may look like about a month ago. Now, just a few days before we're expecting a big reveal in India from Moto, Blass decided that it's "All in the Family" on Twitter. Say hello to your little bro. https://t.co/am51AwvMGf pic.twitter.com/KivM4AM9Sq — Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 14, 2016 Apparently the "little bro" won't have the fingerprint sensor on the bottom that the Moto G4 Plus supposedly has. It goes along with an earlier blurrycam leak of the device. We also note that the sensor — ...

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    Leaks don't have to be all about iPhones, Galaxys, Huawei, Xiaomi, Nexus, any real flagships, really, etc. etc. Take ZTE  — it's said to be planning a device called the Zmax Pro, according to a source to VentureBeat's Evan Blass. While previous Zmax devices have stuck to 720p displays on large canvasses with Snapdragon 400-series processors, the Pro is said to be packing in a Snapdragon 617 (eight cores running at 1.5GHz) right under a six-inch full HD screen. 2GB of RAM may same a little weak for 2016, but there is 32GB of flash storage for the suffering. The rear camera looks to have ...

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    Samsung seems to be comfortable releasing another Galaxy Note device ahead of what would be Apple's typical launch period for its major devices. Evan Blass dropped some supposed wisdom on Twitter about when to expect the Note 6 in the US as well as a firmer word on the non-existence of an S7 edge+. Samsung Galaxy Note 6 US release scheduled for week of August 15th. — Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 11, 2016 @mspiccia I think that, since there won't be an edge+, there's almost no chance that it /won't/ be available globally. — Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 11, 2016 The Galaxy Note 5 was ...

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    Looks like "modular" is in fact the buzzword of the year. At least, we can see a continuation of the trend if we trust VentureBeat's Evan Blass with some more information about this year's Moto X (or Moto Xs?). This follows on from the renders we saw of the devices along with a potential DROID Turbo 3 from HellomotoHK earlier. "A person who was briefed on the plans" said that both phones will have 5.5-inch AMOLED screens, be metallic and get sold under the Moto X brand. The pair will also have exchangeable backplates to add different functions to the device.   Thing is, the unit ...

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    Talking about the DROIDs, it seems, has set us up for another news piece about them, their predecessors and their progenitors. Also, VentureBeat's Evan Blass talked about them, so of course we have to tail the chase now. And of course, it's by Twitter. Even more, it's by retweet of a similarly formed tweet ruminating about a DROID Turbo and Maxx 2. So now I'm hearing that there are going to be both a Maxx 3 as well as a Turbo 3. #dejavu https://t.co/FjABVjUdUo — Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 29, 2016 Nothing much beyond the word that both a DROID Maxx 3 and a DROID Turbo 3 will be coming. ...

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    Since we're talking about leak manager Evan Blass and the HTC 10, we should probably just get down to it. He posted another render of this speculative and divisive device onto Twitter this morning along with a couple of specs. Also, take a look at the date on the screen ... Not sure if this has been reported yet, but HTC 10 features a super LCD 5 display - not AMOLED. Battery = 3000mAh pic.twitter.com/NbWonSaC3T — Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 20, 2016 So, no AMOLED as seen on the One A9, but then again, we didn't see the use of Super LCD 4 on any HTC device. The 3Ah battery looks to be ...

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    Alcatel has been reinventing itself in 2016 with a hefty and diversified portfolio of mobile products. Low-end phones and tablets came first while several phones are yet to come in Android and Windows 10 Mobile flavors. While we're focused on the Idol 4 and Idol 4S, we've been hearing word of an Idol 4 Mini and an Idol 4 Pro. Evan Blass of VentureBeat has been fielding some leaks on the latter two phones. He puts apples to apples, comparing the specs he got of the Idol 4 Pro with the like-designed Idol 4S. [table] Component,Idol 4 Pro,Idol 4S Screen size,5.5 inches,5.5 inches Screen ...

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    Mid-rangers have been the filler for this part of the month, but they're pretty important bread and butter in terms of making money for their manufacturers. Take LG smashing more of its K-series this month. But just a letter up the alphabet is the J-series from Samsung. And there's been a big show and tell performance. First off, if you like leaked renders, check out backchannel specialist Evan Blass's leak of the Galaxy J3 for AT&T. The phone's headed to a few US carriers, by the way. Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 for AT&T pic.twitter.com/fEV04WPauS — Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 14, ...

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    Since we're dealing with a bunch of fuzzy numbers with HTC, we might as well toss the Huawei P9 into the pot. Evan Blass, within the day he thumbed an April 19 launch of the brand spankin' new HTC 10 smartphone, also may have bagged a calendar spot for the dual-camera-wielding Huawei P9. Huawei P9 launches Wednesday, April 6th. — Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 6, 2016 Not our March 9 launch in Berlin that we were looking forward to, but hey, get this: within the past half-hour, he's had to walk back the bet as another leaker replied to Blass with an earlier date. UPDATE: I was told a number ...

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