TalkAndroid Daily Dose for September 3, 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!!

Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Hands on with the Samsung Gear S

Accessories

Logitech announces new keyboard for tablet and smartphone devices

Montblanc to offer high-end Galaxy Note 4 styluses and cases


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Montblanc to offer high-end Galaxy Note 4 styluses and cases

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Samsung certainly had a busy day with a some really nice hardware announcements, but we shouldn’t forget about the accessories.

Samsung announced a partnership with Montblanc for custom styluses. They will offer both the Pix and e-StarWalker, which resemble the classic pen they have offered for years. They aren’t referring to them as S Pens, but instead, “digital writing devices.” They also offer swappable nubs that mimic different pen nibs.

In addition to the styluses, they are going to offer two different leather flip covers.


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Sony unveils the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact

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As expected, Sony took the wraps off of the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. The Xperia Z3 is clearly the flagship here, but the Xperia Z3 Compact is certainly no slouch.

The Xperia Z3 (pictured above) sports a 5.2-inch TRILUMINOS IPS 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, a quad-core Snapdragon 801, 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 20.7 MP camera with 1/2.3 Exmor RS sensor and 25 mm wide-angled G Lens, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Cat 4 LTE speeds of up to 150 Mbps, 3,100 mAh battery, and Android 4.4. It’s also only 7.3 mm thick, features 2 day battery life, and is fully waterproof with a rating of IP 65/68 so it can handle anything you throw at it.


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Toshiba shows off Chromebook 2 with 13.3-inch full HD display

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Chromebooks continue to gain in popularity, and Toshiba has no interest being left at the alter. They just announced the Chromebook 2 which appears to be pretty solid for the price.

There will be two versions. The economical version will sport a 13.3-inch 1366 x 768 display, a  2.16 GHz dual-core Bay Trail-based Atom chip (Celeron N2840), and 2 GB of RAM, HDMI out, headphone jack, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, SD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, and WiFi 802.11ac. This one will go for $249.99.


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ASUS ZenWatch officially unveiled

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As expected, ASUS took the wraps off of the the ZenWatch today. It’s An Android Wear watch that centers around security, remote control, and wellness.

Although Android Wear is the main software, ASUS does bring some of its ZenUI and a few applications to the table. Watch Unlock allows you to unlock your phone or tablet by touching the watch’s face. Tap Tap lets you pick an app that will open automatically when you double tap on the watch. You will also find a wellness manager for tracking your step count, heart rate, and relaxation levels. It even offers tips to help you achieve certain goals. Finally, there is also Cover to Mute, Find My Phone, Remote Camera, and Presentation Control. To use all of these features you will need a ZenWatch Manager app on your phone (or tablet) along with a Remote Camera app, and the ASUS Remote Link app.


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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge to be unveiled alongside Galaxy Note 4

Galaxy_Note_4_Edge_Galaxy_Note_4_Leaked_01Well what do we have here? We have heard rumors that the Note 4 could sport a curved display that wraps around the edges. However, we kind of new that production would probably be an issue, so it wouldn’t be a shocker if Samsung released two devices. Well the proof is in the pudding, and the picture above shows us that Samsung will unveil two phones today. You can clearly see the Note Edge’s display wraps around the right side revealing notifications, but we aren’t sure about the left side.

I would expect the Note Edge to be similar to the Galaxy Round in that it will be very, and I mean very, limited. Just a few more hours until we find out everything for sure.

source: Android Police

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for September 2, 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!!

Android Wear

Google engineers lay out ambitious future for Android Wear

[New Wear App] Bring! Shopping List adds Android Wear support

Apps

Google Play shows off best designed apps that use Material Design elements

[New Wear App] Bring! Shopping List adds Android Wear support


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[New Wear App] Bring! Shopping List adds Android Wear support

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There are a slew of apps for managing your grocery lists, but Bring! Shopping List turned it up a notch with the introduction of Android Wear support. In fact, the developer is touting this as the first grocery list app to do it.

Bring! was introduced late last year and it’s one of the lesser known options. However it includes most of the same features that made the others so popular such as syncing between family members, sharing, and push notifications. What separates Bring! Shopping List from others is that it’s image driven rather than just a list of text. They offer over 350 hand drawn images for various grocery items and they appear in red when you need to buy them.


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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact pictures show color options while specs leak

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The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact will finally get revealed tomorrow at IFA, but for an appetizer, we have some pictures and what could be the final specifications of the device.

As you can see in the images, Sony will be offering the phone in white, black, mint and orange. As for specs, you can expect a 4.6-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, microSD for expanded storage, 20.7 MP Sony Exmor RS rear camera with the capability for 4K video, 2.2 MP front-facing camera, stereo speakers, IP68 certification for dust / water resistance, and a 2,600 mAh battery. It will measure 127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm (5 x 2.55 x 0.33 in) and weigh 129 g (4.55 oz).


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