Sony kicks off ‘Don’t settle for good Demand great’ campaign for the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact

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The Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact will start rolling out throughout the world, so it’s not surprising that Sony is kicking off a new advertising campaign in support of the devices.

This digital campaign of short films are now live on YouTube and titled, “Don’t settle for good. Demand great.”  According to Louise Forbes, director of product marketing creation at Sony Mobile, the campaign “taps in to the passion of those people who refuse to settle.”


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Google details the development process for Android Auto

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Google just posted a nice guide to help developers understand how to build Android Auto compatibility into their apps. Android Auto will work the same way Android Wear works in that developers won’t need to create a “new” app in order to make it compatible with Android Auto. Instead, they will only need to add the necessary code to their existing app.

Android Auto will integrate with existing Android APIs for notifications along with a set of Voice Actions. So if a developer has a music streaming app, they could tie in a specific voice action to play a particular song.


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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for September 22 – September 28, 2014

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The Galaxy Note 4 has become available for pre-order on most carriers, but with the iPhone selling like hotcakes, will it be as successful as it’s predecessor? Sony has scheduled an event in New York City. Are they finally going to make an impact here in the U.S.? The Nexus 6 (or Nexus X) and the Nexus 9 continue to generate hype with a rumored unveiling in 2 weeks. Speaking of hype, HTC is starting to get a little attention for their GoPro-style camera. Is this a product that a troubled company should be concentrating on? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another interesting week in the Android world.

Reviews

Moto X (2014) review: Specs matter this time around

[App Review] Amazon joins an already crowded field with Prime Music

Accessories

Samsung Power Sharing cable transfers a charge between devices

ThinkGeek is selling a miniature Flux Capacitor for charging your devices

OnePlus introduces new $15 Silver Bullet earphones


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for September 26, 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!!

Reviews

Moto X (2014) review: Specs matter this time around

Android Wear

New Android Wear app brings a Twitter client to your wrist

Apps

Vine for Android gets Much-Needed Update

Cameras

HTC’s upcoming GoPro competitor may have a 16MP sensor and a Super Wide Angle Lens


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Moto X (2014) review: Specs matter this time around

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Last year’s Moto X was a highly anticipated phone, but when it was announced, you could hear a pin drop. Then the reviews starting coming in and eventually it was selected as the Android smartphone of 2013 by many tech writers, including myself. Unfortunately as with many award winning phones, it doesn’t always translate into sales.

Fast forward one year, and Motorola has an all new version of the phone with the same name. Motorola felt they already had a winner, but based on consumer feedback, they wanted to upgrade many aspects of the device to make it even more appealing. With a larger display, beefier processor, better camera, an aluminum frame, and upgrades to the software, is this the smartphone of the year again? Hit the break to find out.


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for September 25, 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!!

Accessories

OnePlus introduces new $15 Silver Bullet earphones

Cameras

HTC’s GoPro style camera shows off interesting design

Carriers

Verizon selling the Motorola Moto X (2014) starting tomorrow

DROID DNA on Verizon getting update

Chrome

Chrome APK Packager creates Chrome-friendly packages directly from your Android device

Chromebooks

Chromebook sales rise during 2014 back-to-school period while Windows PC sales dip

Deals

Over $135 of Android apps now free on Amazon AppStore

Gaming

Finland and New Zealand are the first to get Rovio’s new Angry Birds Transformers game

Niantic Labs’ Ingress gets major update today allowing user-generated missions

NVIDIA SHIELD getting an update to shoot down some bugs

Google

Eric Schmidt: Samsung had iPhone 6 level products a year ago

Updated Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement enforces quicker response times

Phones

DROID DNA on Verizon getting update

Verizon selling the Motorola Moto X (2014) starting tomorrow

White Moto X front plates are back ordered due to unexpected demand

The Nexus 6 dwarfs the LG G3 in latest leaked image

Sony will host an Xperia event in the US on October 9th

Smartwatches

Best Buy hooks up with Motorola to launch new variant of Moto 360

Updates

HTC Elevate members getting “HTC Preview” program to soak test updates

NVIDIA SHIELD getting an update to shoot down some bugs

DROID DNA on Verizon getting update

Miscellaneous

LG takes a shot at Apple’s #bendgate

The iPhone 6 #Bendgate repair kit is now available

Samsung laughs at Apple with bend-related tweet

The Nexus 6 dwarfs the LG G3 in latest leaked image

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The Nexus 6 (or Nexus X) leaked last night looking like a Moto X 2014 on steroids, and now we have another image. This one is no render though. It’s the real deal and it’s next to the LG G3, which all of sudden looks rather small.

I am still trying to figure out why Google is doing this. The Nexus is a niche device as it is. With a 5.92-inch display, it now becomes a niche of a niche device.

What do you guys think?

source: XDA

 

The iPhone 6 #Bendgate repair kit is now available

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You guessed it, this is a little joke. The folks at MobileFun are offering what they are calling the “iPhone 6 Bendgate repair kit.” It’s only £49.99 and includes a simple to use multi-purpose roller. I am sure the majority of our readers don’t have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, but if you’re friends do, make sure to send them the link. Better hurry up before they run out of stock.

source: MobileFun

Niantic Labs’ Ingress gets major update today allowing user-generated missions

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Those of you (7 million of you) that play Ingress will love today’s update. A new featured called “Missions” is being introduced that challenges agents to visit a series of places to either hack or capture a portal and solve a puzzle via supplied clues. On top of that, you will also be able to create your own Missions and share them with other Ingress players.

For starters, only a a few select agents will be able to utilize this feature. It will get expanded over the next few weeks and months to all agents level five and higher.


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