TalkAndroid Daily Dose for May 23, 2013

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With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!


Apps

Fast and Furious 6 game hits the Play Store

Twitter introduces two-factor authentication for log-ins

Mediafire app update now allows music and video streaming to devices

Carriers

AT&T adds new “mobility administrative” 61-cent fee to all monthly bills

Viva Movil, a mobile service focused on Latino consumers by Jennifer Lopez

Google

Google quietly working on the inclusion of haptic feedback technology into Android devices… for more effective advertisements

Google adding richer notifications to Chrome on ChromeOS, Windows

Google Glass

Google Glass Explorer Edition shows up on Craigslist for $6,000

Phones

After much speculation, HTC may in fact release a “Sense-less” stock Android version of their HTC One

HTC One becomes the first enterprise-ready HTCpro certified smartphone in US

HTC finally explains lack of microSD slots in US/UK versions of HTC One, no love for Big Red

HTC One sales strong at 5 million despite supply issues and reshuffling execs

Facebook puts HTC First launch in UK on hold

HTC Desire 600 handset formally announced, will arrive in parts of Europe, the Middle East and Africa by mid-June

Huawei Ascend P6 leaked

Waterproof LG Optimus GJ E975W officially announced, will be priced at $600

Samsung sells over 10 million S 4s and announces four new colors for summer

Samsung Galaxy S4 Developer Edition slated for AT&T and Verizon

AT&T to offer Samsung Galaxy S 4 in new “Aurora Red” color starting June 14, pre-orders start tomorrow

Verizon & AT&T Galaxy S 4 gets bootloader unlock method

Tablets

Samsung tablet concept with flexible display leaks with specs

Amazon adds more than 170 countries as markets for Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Miscellaneous

LoJack launches phone recovery service with the Samsung Galaxy S4 as its first supported device

 


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.