In lack of a good concept phone these days we resort to the smartwatches, like the new model below. This is the Ibis dual face smartwatch concept, that was unveiled last week and apparently played a part in Mobile World Congress 2014.
Finnish company Creoir Ltd. is behind this concept, that looks more like a piece of jewelry rather than a smartwatch. The Ibis features a stainless steel body and also crystal elements. In case you’re wondering, its design is inspired by a flying bird spreading its wings in order to protect its baby bird on the back.
This smartwatch concept features an OLED display with touch support, WiFi, Bluetooth and USB. This model has a built in accelerometer, an e compass also included and it runs on Android with a custom UI. This device will connect to both iOS and Android devices and it can receive notifications from your smartphone and also act as a remote control.
Deviantart member TheTechnoToast has created some very interesting concepts in the past, like the Nexus X device and now it’s back with a 12 inch Nexus tablet. This is the Nexus 12 and it also comes with a brand new UI for an OS that’s supposedly Android 4.5.
The Nexus 12 is a slate made from single piece of matte stainless steel, with chamfered edges around it and the power button. The Android release on board features a dedicated Google Now button in the center of the status bar and a brand new notification system. As far as the specs go, they’re as hardcore as you imagined and include a 3.4 GHz octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 2000 CPU, as well as 6 GB of RAM.
The 12 inch Super AMOLED screen supports a 5K resolution, that’s 5120 x 2700 pixels and the display is covered with scratch proof Sapphire Crystal. Inside the Nexus 12 concept there’s an 8000 mAh battery and at the back we’ve got a 32 megapixel camera with 8K video capture. This product is able to multi boot into Ubuntu, Chrome OS and Windows RT, plus it has USB 3.0 for charging and fast transfers.
Since this is an edge to edge tablet, there’s a special smart touch technology on board to avoid unintended touches. What do you think of this device?
Although we’ve seen press renders of the Nokia Android phone known as Normandy, there’s something missing from all of them: elegance and a cleaner design. Now Techradar decided to render the device and give it its own video, that’s shown below.
They got inspired by the leaks surrounding this handset and created these renders. As you probably know, the handset is said to pack a Snapdragon CPU, 4 inch display, 5 megapixel camera and it even got certified in parts of Asia already. For some reason the Android experience is covered up with a set of tiles-based UI.
There’s a slight Nokia N9 vibe coming from this model, but the Pro Cam app and Skype sure look hot in that video. I have only one fear here: that the Nokia Normandy is going to end up a bulky midrange phone that nobody wants to buy. Or, if the resolution is below 720p it will be a low end phone nobody wants to buy. Still, the concept per se is cool…
This may not be a concept handset, but it may remain a prototype forever. The Nokia Android phone Normandy has been leaked and rendered before, but today it’s the first time we can have a glance at its customized UI.
This is Android but with a layer of pure Nokia on top of it. There are times when you feel the influence of MeeGo and Symbian here, particularly on the first screen. Some specs have also leaked for this model, thanks to the benchmark shown below. It appears we’re dealing with a 4 inch dual SIM smartphone with a 5 megapixel camera and the codenamed for it is Nokia A110.
The Nokia Normandy relies on a mystery Snapdragon processor and it seems destined for the Indian market, judging by the on screen names. I also supposed it has about 4 or 8 GB of storage and 512 MB of RAM. By the way, the benchmark shows Android 4.4 KitKat is running on this leaked Nokia. Will it ever be real?
A team from Hungary called Codebuild has imagined the way Android 5.0 would look like and this projects dates from before the KitKat announcement. We’re dealing with a minimalistic approach, one that feels a bit like iOS 7, if I can say so.
We’ve got a clean lockscreen with simple unlock options, nothing fancy. There are also extended widgets with swipe functions and a very discrete border-free look. You can now swipe down with two fingers to show the extended widgets and there’s a bit of a card-style UI going on here. The home and apps screen has been redesigned and so have the icons, as show in the Android 5.0 concept pics below.
The setting screen is now much cleaner and the notification bar has become transparent, from what I can see. The icons from the Settings area have become much simpler, being simply white symbols on a slightly transparent background. The dominant colors of this UI are blue, gray and apparently purple, although that may be caused by the background.
Jinesh Shah has rendered the famous HTC One 2 aka HTC M8 aka HTC Two in the following pictures, focusing more on the UI, than the device design. The result is a phone that runs Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense 6.0 on top.
The handset has an unusual design, with a slight asymmetrical look going on. Its corner edges are turned in the opposite direction and the last time I’ve seen a design like this, its creator claimed it was easier to hold this way. HTC Two features proeminent dock icons below the BlinkFeed area and in the homescreen and lockscreen.
Those 5 dock icons make me think of MeeGo for some reason, but maybe it’s just me remembering that OS wrong. There’s also a new BlinkFeed transition and effects applied here, plus a new set of icons. The BoomSound speakers on the HTC One 2 look even bigger now and the device seems a bit wider. The new HTC One is expected to debut at MWC 2014, with a Snapdragon 800 or 805 CPU, a 2K 5+ inch screen and 8 Ultrapixel camera.
The Nokia Android phone known as Normandy has been rendered on this site before and it all started with a leak. Now the original source, @evleaks has leaked yet another image of this strange project that may bring Google’s mobile OS to a Nokia device.
Apparently, Nokia is working on this in the background, till the exclusivity agreement with Microsoft expires. This doesn’t look too covert for me, so maybe it’s just a canned prototype. What’s certain is that we’re dealing with a lower end device, that’s lacking a camera flash and that for some reason only uses a capacitive Back button.
There’s no Home button or Menu button and I noticed there’s no physical camera button either. The device seems to offer the polycarbonate shell typical for a lower end Lumia and the design reminds me a lot of the Nokia Lumia 625. I’m guessing there’s a dual core CPU in the mix, 1 GB of RAM or 512 MB and a 5 megapixel camera. Would this device feel appealing for anyone in 2014?!
The entire Google Android OS is headed towards a card-based interface, apparently and following the trend is designer Marte Ledesma. The creator of the Photoshop render below pictured a Quick Settings area.
This one makes the UI look more Google card-like and the shortcuts are now split over the whole screen area, not entirely focused at the top or divided into squares. The Google+ profile gets the most important room here and the Settings shortcut is now big and clear, not tiny and annoying like on the LG G2.
Nice to see the various WiFi connections listed with an easily accessible approach, but it’s a bit eerie to see the battery indicator on the side of the screen opposed to the one it shows regularly. My only question is where the notifications would go in this setup…
Apparently the Finns bought by Microsoft are secretly working on a Nokia Android phone in the labs and sources say it’s coming sooner than you think. Based on the leaks, designer Jonas Daehnert pulled off an entire gallery of renders of the Nokia Normandy, as the device is codenamed right now.
Apparently, Nokia wants to separate from the main Android vision, just like Amazon and give the OS its own twist. Sources are saying that this model is designed as sort of an Asha unit, an equivalent to lower cost devices, that offer access to standard smartphone apps. I’m pretty sure Microsoft won’t allow this anytime soon, so don’t get your hopes up.
The designer behind this Nokia concept claims it comes with a 4 inch 16:10 screen and that the handset measures 9.2 mm. It also comes in a variety of colors, that include green, cyan, black, white and obviously red. From what I can see there are no capacitive buttons here, neither Windows Phone ones, nor Android ones, only a singular Back button. The facade of the Normandy is similar to the Fabula design, while the back is also pretty standard to the Nokia design series.
Will a Nokia with Android exist in the future? What do you think?
Google Nexus 6 is a device that feels very far right now, since the Nexus 5 has just been launched. Bob Freking dares to think so far and came up with the Nexus 6 concept phone shown below, accompanied by an iPhone HD. However today we only discuss the Nexus render.
Nexus 6 is a smartphone that seems to keep much of the looks of Nexus 5 and its general form. The device uses an aluminum case, atypical for a handset from Google and it also incorporates a 13 megapixel Ultrapixel camera with optical stabilization. There’s a future Snapdragon 1000 CPU inside, if the designer allows me to speculate, since he didn’t name the processor.
There’s a wide angle front camera here and the OS is Android 4.5 Lollipop. Other specs include a 5 inch Full HD Super LCD 3 screen, a 6 inch aluminum chassis with zerogap build. 6 is the number here, since the Google Nexus 6 features a 6 core CPU, 6 core GPU, 6 GB of RAM (maybe a bit too much) and 60 hour battery. Crazy, right?