Leaked LG G3 retail box confirms gold color option

LG G3 will feature a gold color scheme among others when available. The fashionable color option was confirmed by a leaked live photo of the upcoming device’s retail box, obtained by The Verge.

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LG G3 retail box (click to enlarge)

When reached for comment, LG unsurprisingly declined to discuss what it has in the pipeline. However, the Korean manufacturer did confirm that its next smartphone will have a display with the already rumored resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.

Furthermore, The Verge’s sources confirm that the LG G3 will indeed resemble the KDDI-bound, skinny bezels-toting LG LGL24 isai whose press images leaked out yesterday. The predecessor of the Japanese market handset, LG LGL22 is a close relative of the LG G2.

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Google stock Camera App arrives to Google Play, grab the APK now!

google cam Google stock Camera App arrives to Google Play, grab the APK now!

It’s update Wednesday and look what just showed up on Google Play, Google’s official Camera app! According to the change-log, the new app is designed for tablets and phones running Android 4.4 KitKat — though it doesn’t specify if there’s any other limitations beyond this.

As you can tell, the biggest change from the ‘stock’ Camera app found on devices like the Nexus 5 is the brand new UI. There’s also a new lense blur feature, the ability to undo a segment in photosphere that you don’t want, new animations when taking videos and images, and several other minor feature changes. There’s even the long promised viewfinder fix, and likely at least a few other bug fixes.

Even more important, Google Camera’s arrival to the Play Store means that Google will now be able to push out updates quicker, which is a welcome change to say the least.

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kill switch Pocketnow

A smartphone kill switch, as described by CTIA’s Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment, is “a baseline anti-theft tool” which will come, at no additional cost to the customer, pre-installed, or downloadable, on the first phones produced after July 2015, by the manufacturers adhering to the document. Network operators, manufacturers, and OS builders that adhered so far include Apple, AT&T, Google, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless. This so called kill switch will likely grace your next phone …

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iPhone 6 Cases Show Rumored New Look in Plastic & Silicon

A new collection of iPhone 6 cases show what Apple’s new smartphone may look like based on the latest rumors, and line up with changes predicted by the man who accurately shared many iPhone 5s details ahead of the 2013 release.

This new series of iPhone 6 cases come right after alleged iPhone 6 photos showed a front plate for an iPhone with a larger display and photos from a convention in Hong Kong revealed engineering samples from a case maker that is using  slab of metal to test the fit of iPhone 6 cases.

One thing that these previous leaks, and these new iPhone 6 cases have in common is a design that is large enough to fit a 4.7-inch display. Apple is keeping as much of the iPhone 6 design and details as possible under wraps, but the most reported iPhone 6 rumor is that Apple is going to upgrade to a 4.7-inch display on one iPhone 6 model this year.

Alleged iPhone 6 case with repositioned Power button, iPhone 5c-like Volume buttons

iphone 6 silicon 11 Alleged iPhone 6 case with repositioned Power button, iPhone 5c like Volume buttons

French website Nowwhereelse.fr has published photos of yet another case, which their source claims are for the iPhone 6.

Samsung confident Galaxy S5 will outsell S4, Tizen coming in Q2

Samsung senior VP of product strategy Yoon Han-kil revealed to Reuters that the company is confident its latest flagship sales of the Galaxy S5 will eclipse last years’ Galaxy S4 device. The company more than doubled last week’s launch market compared to that of the S4, making the new flagship available in some 125 countries globally.

gsmarena 001 Samsung confident Galaxy S5 will outsell S4, Tizen coming in Q2

Expectations of good S5 sales are high in Samsung’s camp, as the company has grown increasingly reliant on its mobile business, which generates 70% of its overall profits. The high-end smartphone market in particular has been strained of late due to competition from low-cost Chinese manufacturers like Huawei and Lenovo.

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Google I/O 2014 registration now open

Today is a big day for Google. In addition to opening up its Glass Explorer Program to all U.S. residents and kicking off the Project Ara Developers Conference, Google has opened registration for the 2014 edition of its I/O developer event.

Google is now accepting applications for I/O 2014 tickets through the event’s official website. Registration will be open until April 18 at 2:00 p.m. PDT / 5:00 p.m. EDT, giving ample time to everyone that’d like to attend I/O 2014 the chance to apply for a ticket.

Shortly after registration closes, Google will randomly select applicants and offer them the opportunity to buy a ticket. Pricing for Google I/O 2014 tickets will be set at $ 900 for general admission or $ 300 for an academic admission ticket.

In the past, Google sold tickets to I/O on a first come, first served basis. Because of the popularity of Google products and the fact that the company often gives away free devices at the event, tickets often sold out an hour or two after going up for sale. The application system that Google is using for tickets this year gives more people the chance to get a ticket since it eliminates that mad rush and also keeps registration open for a full four days.

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