Wednesday, 24 April 2013


An artist concept impression of the 'X'.


Good evening, Synapse Circuit Readers! Are you getting the Galaxy S4 in a few days? I believe I should have mine on Friday or Saturday! I can hardly wait! If you have yet to decide you ought to wait for my definitive review!

Here’s the latest rumours going around in the world of tech...

Apparently, Apple are facing delays on the next iPhone because they are having problems implementing the fingerprint screen locking system.

They could release the 5S anyway and concentrate on bettering the iOS... Yes, iOS 7 is proving to be troublesome and may not be ready this year!

To follow-up on the success of the iPad mini, Apple are working on a phablet iPhone model in a bid to capture some of that oversized Android handset market! That would be good for iPhone fans who are constantly looking over the shoulders of Galaxy S3, Note 2 and HTC One users!

Go for it Apple! Expect me to remind you of your ‘Hand Science’! Lol!

Just like Apple are apparently having problems with delivering their tech on time, Google are having problems too! Yes, if the grapevine is correct, the much talked about ‘X’ phone will not be ready in time for the Google I / O conference in May – less than a month away!

Again, the Google Motorola X is the most best kept secret in the industry... Usually you get so called leaked photos of a handset so close to release... Maybe I haven’t looked hard enough... I have seen nothing of the ‘X’ handset at all. So, it could very well be that it won’t make an appearance at the I / O conference... That’d be such a shame... Therefore I am inclined to think it’s a red herring! Google wants to make a big impact! The ‘X’ could be the handsets of all Android handsets!

Yes, I have also learned that Android 5, Key Lime Pie will not be ready in time for the I / O conference too! Now, I find this rumour very, very hard to believe! I have forgotten which manufacturers have given the game away with Android 5 on their new devices – one of which is the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (more about this later).

Android 5 should be one of the reasons for the I / O conference!

Nexus 4 LTE, it is said that there will be a revamp of the Nexus 4 with LTE 4G compatibility! This revamp could also see a microSD slot!

The Nexus 5 handset is rumoured to be going the opposite way of the phablet and will feature a 4.3” or 4.5” 720p HD screen. I can see why Google would do that... They want to keep the handset at the lowest price point.

Yes, the latest rumour for Samsung regarding the imminent Note 3 is that it will feature an indestructible screen! That I would love to see!

The Galaxy Note 3 is said to be launched at the IFA Berlin this September; it is also said that Samsung are going to do something radical with the design that will depart from the S3 and S4 look! According to a source, Samsung are a little concerned with how their premium handsets perceived after the aluminium HTC One! It is said that Samsung wanted to use metal on the Galaxy S4 but manufacture proved troublesome... With the Note 3 this can all change! We’ll see...

I have said it many times and I will say it again... Plastic is a more robust material; metal will scratch and dent. A handset like the HTC One is a handset that you’d like to show off and not put into a protective case... Whereas you’d want to invest into a case for an S3, S4 and Note 2... A protective case compliments premium Samsung models as mentioned above. I don’t see what all the fuss is about because Samsung uses plastic for their premium handsets. What do you think?

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