Rumor pins Motorola as next Nexus manufacturer

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Looks like previous rumors of LG being the next Nexus manufacturer now has some competition with the latest rumors of Motorola actually being given the helm of manufacturing the next Nexus. Now while this is just a rumor, and one should always take this with a grain of salt, this does come from quite a credible source in Taylor Wimberly. If you’re not familiar with Taylor, he has a fairly good track record when it comes to rumors on previous Nexus news that he has gotten correct. According to his post on his personal Google+ page “Motorola will release a Nexus smartphone in Q4 (that is not the Moto X).”

With the specs of the LG G2 looking really good, I was actually fairly excited of LG again being the manufacturer of Google’s next Nexus. Although I would be lying to say I wasn’t at the least bit intrigued with Motorola finally being given the chance of making a Nexus device, especially since Google owns the company. What do you guys think, would you rather have Motorola or LG make the next Nexus? Or do you still have HTC, Samsung, or even Sony at the top of your wishlist? Let me know in the comment section!

source: Google+

PlayStation All-Stars Island game headed to Google Play Store

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While currently only available in Europe (oddly enough?), PlayStation has released their All-Stars Island game in Google’s Play Store for Android devices. From the looks of it, you and several of Sony’s popular characters such as Nathan Drake and Sackboy are pinned in an Island in this adventure style game play. More characters from other of Sony’s popular games will be incorporated in the near future.

Hopefully this game will be available in the US and other countries in the near future.

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Latest word on the street is that Google will set $300 as the price point for Google Glass

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With a whopping $1500 price tag for the early “developer” edition that people had to pay to have early access to Google’s Glass project, many were a bit worried that the launch price point might be too high for the general public. Looks like latest rumors have it as low as $299 upon release. This is just a rumor after all so take it for a grain of salt for now as this bit of info comes from Taiwan’s Topology Research Institute and hasn’t been confirmed by Google themselves. Taiwan’s Topology Research Institute based this price estimate upon how much Google Glass costs to produce per unit.

Of course, we won’t truly know the price point until the release date is closer or until Google tells us, so just be patient until then!

If this truly is the starting price of Glass, is $300 just right in your opinion? And will you be picking one up for yourself?

source: ChinaPost
via: PhoneArena

Is NVIDIA planning on making their own tablets paired with their Tegra 5 chip-sets?

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There’s quite a bit of talk that NVIDIA is planning on making their own line of tablets that will be paired with their much popular Tegra SoC  line (Tegra 5). I say tablet line because not only are there plans on making a high end tablet, but due to recent GFXBench testing results NVIDIA is also planning on releasing a 7 inch tablet with a resolution of 1280 by 800. This mysterious tablet was running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean during the test, but it’s most certain that will be a more up to date version once it’s actually released. It’s also very possible these tablets could just be reference tablets.

What do you guys think of NVIDIA releasing and manufacturing their own Android tablet line? Are you already a fan of their Tegra SoC?

source: PCMAG

Curious as to what Sony’s upcoming Honami device UI is like? Then take a look!

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Sony’s upcoming flagship, codenamed the Honami, is said to have some amazing specs along with a revamped UI. Thanks to some hard working people over on XDA, a port of the UI has been made readily available for rooted Xperia Z users. Obviously there’s quirks in it and certain things probably don’t work, but nonetheless it’s still great to see what the new Honami has to offer. Check out the video below after the break!

Also, what do you guys think about the route Sony has taken with its upcoming Honami phone?

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Verizon exclusive Blue HTC One leaks

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With Verizon’s seemingly evasive HTC One launch imminent, their exclusive blue color HTC One has leaked and looks rather nice. The color texture looks great as it’s more of a matte blue color which should look awesome paired with the aluminum body structure of the device.

What do you guys think of this color feature?

source: evleaks

Google’s Chromecast receiving its first OTA update

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In the next few days Google plans on giving its Chromecast its very first update and will be provided via OTA. You won’t even know it’s being updated as it’ll automatically download and apply the update without you needing to do anything. According to Google, the update will provide improved reliability, security and performance. Always nice to have, right?

For you early adopters out there, how are you liking the Chromecast thus far?

source: Google Chrome Releases

Google aware of current Netflix bug on Android 4.3 devices; Fix is on the way

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Currently, running Netflix on your Android 4.3 device causes the device’s power lock button to become unresponsive once it’s put to sleep. Definitely an annoying bug and you can be sure Google and Netflix are currently working on a fix ASAP. According to Google’s own Dan Morrill, “top men” are currently working on a fix that will be pushed as soon as it’s finished.

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Until then, the only way to revive the device is to hold the power button until it restarts. We’ll let you all know once the update is pushed!

source: Android Police

Verizon HTC One launch bumped to August 15th?

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It’s no secret that Verizon customers have been waiting quite sometime for HTC’s flagship One device to finally hit the Big Red. Sadly, it’s launch seems to be continuously delayed. It was supposed to be August 1st, but it looks like is has been pushed back to August 15th.

How many of you Verizon customers have been patiently, or impatiently, waiting for this device to finally drop?

source: Droid Life