TalkAndroid Daily Dose for March 6, 2014

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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

Google Play celebrates second birthday with lots of deals

Aviate Launcher updated with custom icon pack support

Follow-up update to Google Play Music adds playlist-related radio stations

Carriers

Current device subsidy model is changing according to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson

Xperia Z2 up for pre-order with extras included at Phones 4u

Sprint announces which other Samsung devices will receive KitKat

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S 5 amasses 300,000 pre-registrations

Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 arrives on Verizon for $749 with contract

Gaming

OnLive is alive and back again with a new subscription plan to stream your Steam games anywhere

M.O.J.O. gets price cut and will start seeing OUYA content later this Spring

QuizUp quickly moves to Google Play

Enjoy the harmony of…smashing stuff with Smash Hit

Twitch looking into mobile game streaming service and SDK

Google

Google Play celebrates second birthday with lots of deals

Google Glass

New Google Glass app reads facial expressions and emotions

Google Glass banned at San Francisco bar, etiquette for wearables continues to develop

Phones

HTC Desire 310 gets a launch date, will compete with the Moto G

LG’s new G Flex commercial is award winning

LG’s L90 heading to Russia later this week

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S 5 amasses 300,000 pre-registrations

Leaked info from Indian import site may reveal upcoming Galaxy S 5 mini

Xperia Z2 up for pre-order with extras included at Phones 4u

Tablets

Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 arrives on Verizon for $749 with contract

Updates

Sprint announces which other Samsung devices will receive KitKat

Wearables

Mysterious Samsung ‘Activity Tracker’ clears the FCC and Bluetooth SIG

Miscellaneous

Google and Samsung worried about Microsoft-Nokia deal

Apples take a loss in Samsung trial, but the future looks bright for the Cupertino giant

Spotify just one upped their competition in a major way

Biker that helped Peter Chou make his MWC appointment will be at HTC’s All New One unveiling


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.