Leak: HTC One Cover

As Seen on Gizmodo, a reliable source has just tweeted this image showing  the next HTC One with a light-up hole cover. The image was tweeted by  @evleaks which has always been a reliable source when it comes to leaks like this. What are your thought about this? Leave your thoughts int he comments below.

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Lenovo smartphones designed by Ashton Kutcher

That 70’s shows star and Steve Jobs look alike Ashton Kutcher is now designing a special edition line of phones for Lenovo. The Hollywood star was brought on board as a product engineer back in October.  According to Lenovo executive David Roman, Kutcher’s role in shaping the company’s hardware is very real. “I know on one level, it sounds corny,” Roman said in an interview with Recode. But he insisted that Lenovo’s partnership with Kutcher isn’t a publicity stunt of any sort. “He not only sees himself as an engineer, but he is an engineer. If he sees a problem, he wants to solve it.”

As of right now it has been stated by Roman that Kutchers main focus is the user experience on the upcoming phones. It should be very interesting to see what he will bring to the table once the phones are released.

Boeing announces secure, tamper-proof Android ‘Boeing Black’

Boeing today officially announced a new Android smartphone with a number of innovative security features. The phone is called “Boeing Black,” a device that will mostly be marketed towards government officials and other organizations that prefer to keep their data secure. The Tamper-Proof devices comes with a lot of key features like encrypting phone calls and wiping itself clean if someone were get a hold of the phone. Here’s a more detailed description from Boeing’s website:

Boeing Black’s security is powered by the Boeing PureSecure architecture, which was designed from the outset for the mobile environment. Our architectural foundation is built upon layers of trust from embedded hardware, operating system policy controls, and compatibility with leading mobile device management systems. The device’s hardware roots of trust and trusted boot ensure the device starts in a trusted state, enabling maximum security of data. Hardware media encryption and configurable inhibit controls are embedded to protect the device, its data, and the transmission of information, significantly reducing the risk of mission compromise due to data lossBoeing Black’s security is powered by the Boeing PureSecure architecture, which was designed from the outset for the mobile environment.

Our architectural foundation is built upon layers of trust from embedded hardware, operating system policy controls, and compatibility with leading mobile device management systems. The device’s hardware roots of trust and trusted boot ensure the device starts in a trusted state, enabling maximum security of data. Hardware media encryption and configurable inhibit controls are embedded to protect the device, its data, and the transmission of information, significantly reducing the risk of mission compromise due to data loss

Some of the key security features, according to Boeing’s website, include:

Key Features:

  • Android™ Operating System: Convenient smartphone for Android usage
  • Disk Encryption: Encrypted storage for sensitive data
  • Hardware Root of Trust: Ensures software authenticity
  • Hardware Crypto Engine: Protects stored and transmitted data
  • Embedded Secure Components: Enables trusted operations
  • Trusted Platform Modules: Provides secure key storage
  • Secure Boot: Maintains device image integrity
  • Hardware Modularity: Endless modularity capabilities

Boeing as not released any pricing but they are currently in talks with potential customers.

Samsung Galaxy S5 unveiled

Well the most anticipated phone of the year has finally launched. Samsung has just took the wraps off its Flagship Samsung Galaxy S5 today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The new phone sports a 5.1 inch screen with 1920×1080 display. Along with the large screen the S5 comes with a heart rate monitor on the back near the camera flash, as well as a finger print scanner which is comparable to the iPhone 5s scanner. The Glaxay S5 is also dust and water resistant which is a really neat feature that they have added.

Here is a list of specs on the phone that Samsung has announced,

-5.1-inch 1920 x 1080 FHD Super AMOLED display
-2.5GHz Quad core processor
-Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat)
-heart rate sensor
-16 megapixel camera, 2.1 megapixel
-fifth generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 2X2 MIMO
-Download Booster WiFi-LTE bonding
-Finger Scanner
-IP67 dust and water resistant
-2800mAh battery
-2GB RAM
-16/32GB memory (up to 64GB w/ microSD)
-dimensions: 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g
-charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold

The new device will be available in the U.S. in the month of April through major carrier partners.