Nexus 9 teardown reveals that it won’t be easy to repair

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The folks at iFixit took apart the Nexus 9, which of course revealed a lot of super cool hardware like the 64-bit Tegra K1. However, the teardown also revealed that if you’re looking to fix it on your own, it won’t be so easy. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being super easy, the Nexus 9 scored a 3.

Removing the rear case is easy enough, but once you get inside the “interior is a maze of tape and thin, delicate cables,” making your job very tedious. Even replacing the display proved to be difficult as it’s “insanely very solidly glued to the midframe.”


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Disney Movies Anywhere is your one stop cross-platform shop for Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies

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Disney just set history today by allowing you to purchase Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies from either iTunes or Google Play and use them on either platform. This all done through the Disney Movies Anywhere app, which was already available on iOS. With the launch on Google Play, both platforms work seamlessly.

All you have to do is create an account through the Disney Movies Anywhere app or your desktop browser. Once you link both your iTunes and Google Play accounts, movies that you purchased from either store will be visible and playable to you. This holds for not only the app, but also the Play Movies & TV app as well as iTunes. This means you can also utilize Apple TV and a Chromecast. In fact, you really don’t need the Disney Movies Anywhere app, but you might prefer it for playing your content on your tablet or phone.


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HTC Desire 820s is now official

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For whatever reason HTC decided to offer a new variant of the Desire 820, dubbed the Desire 820s. From what we can tell, the only difference is the processor. It’s still 64-bit and octa-core, but instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, you get a MediaTek MT6752. Both use Cortex-A53 cores, but the MediaTek clocks all the cores at 1.7 GHz, while the Snapdragon clocks half of the cores at 1.5 GHz and the other half at 1 GHz.


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for November 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!!

Reviews

LG G Watch R Review: The best Android Wear smartwatch to date

Android TV

Bringing an app to Android TV is pretty simple, Google shows how

Gameloft Releases Ten Games for Nexus Player

Apps

HTC publishes companion app for its RE Camera

Starbucks planning to deliver coffee through updated mobile app

Update to Google Calendar app heralds a new day for users

PayPal Plans to Work with Burger King, GoDaddy, Authorize.net, and More


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AT&T offers the Moto 360 for $199 with the purchase of a Moto X (2014)

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If you’re in the market for a Moto 360 and you also need a new phone, AT&T might have a deal for you. AT&T will start carrying the Moto 360 on November 7 for the normal retail price of $249. However, if you buy a Moto X 2014, you can grab the Moto 360 for $199, a $50 discount.

AT&T says the deal is for a “limited time,” but didn’t specify an end date. So don’t fall asleep at the wheel on this one.

You can also check out our reviews of both the Moto 360 and Moto X.

LG G Watch R Review: The best Android Wear smartwatch to date

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While the Moto 360 is enjoying a considerable amount of hype due to its good looks and roundness, the G Watch R is looking to steal some thunder with its fully round display. It doesn’t have a flat tire, but there’s more to the story than just being round. The G Watch R has a better processor, bigger battery, and a P-OLED display. On the downside, the display is a little smaller, the bezel is larger, and many would argue that it isn’t as good looking as the Moto 360.

Unless you’re in love with the square look, The G Watch R and the Moto 360 have to be at the top of your list. So how does the G Watch R measure up? Well hit the break and let’s get started.


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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for October 27 – November 2, 2014

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The Nexus 6 pre-order came and went quicker than a heartbeat. The DROID Turbo was finally unveiled by Verizon making me wonder why the Moto X (2014) wasn’t this good. A slew of Google apps get the Material Design treatment, and Google Fit finally launches. Amazon surprised us with a pretty compelling new Chromecast competitor, and you never know what you will find in Google Street View. It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another exciting week in the Android world.

Guides

How to stop notification cards from covering your Android Wear watch face

How to bring back the ‘steps today’ card on your Android Wear smartwatch after installing Google Fit

Accessories

OnePlus giving away bamboo StyleSwap covers after discontinuing them

HTC unveils its new Rapid Charger 2.0

Android TV

Pre-orders for Google’s first Gamepad are now live

Nexus Player rumored to arrive in Europe next year


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for October 31, 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!!

Guides

How to bring back the ‘steps today’ card on your Android Wear smartwatch after installing Google Fit

Accessories

HTC unveils its new Rapid Charger 2.0

Cameras

RE Camera in orange gets delayed, HTC offers 10% discount


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How to bring back the ‘steps today’ card on your Android Wear smartwatch after installing Google Fit

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Google released the Fit app a few days ago, which keeps track of all our fitness activities. If you own an Android Wear smartwatch and installed the Fit app, you might have noticed that you’re no longer getting the “XXXX steps today” card. Instead, you might be seeing a card for “X min today” as in how many minutes you were active. It’s pretty easy to get your “Steps” card back. Hit the break to get started.


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Amazon exec admits Fire Phone pricing was too high, but it was more than that

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The Amazon Fire Phone was a dud based on the fact that company took a $170 million hit because of it. Pricing was probably the biggest complaint of the phone, which was $199 (32 GB) on a two year contract. Senior Vice President of Devices David Limp told Fortune, “We didn’t get the price right. I think people come to expect a great value, and we sort of mismatched expectations. We thought we had it right. But we’re also willing to say, ‘we missed.’ And so we corrected.” That correction came in September, when the price came down to 0.99 cents on the same two year contract.


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