Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha in white gets photographed, looks very familiar

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Photos of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Alpha have appeared giving us the best look yet, and it looks awfully familiar to another phone. I will give you three guesses and the first two don’t count. That’s right, you guessed it, it’s the iPhone. Did Samsung not learn their lesson from all the time and money spent in the courts?

As you can see, the white Galaxy Alpha has chamfered edges made from polished metal just like the iPhone. It also appears much smaller than the Galaxy S 5, which lines up with rumors that it will sport a 4.8-inch display, among other subpar specs.


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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for July 28 – August 3, 2014

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Rumors surrounding a Motorola Nexus continues to build steam, but where is the Nexus 8? The Moto 360 is the most anticipated smartwatch in history, but will it be trumped by HP? Google is cooking up customized accessories, but what is going on with those party barges? Flappy Bird makes its return, but has the excitement died down? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another big week in the world of Android.

Reviews

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review: It’s all about the display, and it’s gorgeous

Accessories

Google Workshop project looks to bring customization to Nexus accessories

Apple vs Samsung

Apple drops cross-appeal against Samsung in apparent sign of court fatigue

Android Wear

Wear Mini Launcher gets an update and moves from Alpha to Beta


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for August 1, 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

Google Workshop project looks to bring customization to Nexus accessories

Apps

Official Amazon Seller app now on Play Store

Google Now Launcher appears to support a few new devices

NFL Mobile app updated ahead of this weekend’s first preseason game

Amazon expands Appstore to 41 new countries and territories around the globe

Stitcher Radio brings its updated Front Page feature to Android


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for July 30, 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

Yahoo Finance gets redesigned with new interactive graphs and real-time quotes

Carriers

U.S. Senate reports that companies are cramming customer bills with obscene charges

FreedomPop to offer LTE-enabled tablets with free voice, text and data

Samsung launches budget-friendly Galaxy Avant on T-Mobile

The FCC isn’t pleased with Verizon’s new policy to throttle unlimited data customers


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The FCC isn’t pleased with Verizon’s new policy to throttle unlimited data customers

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Last week Verizon Wireless announced that they are updating their Network Optimization policy to include 4G LTE customers and would start throttling the heaviest users. This new policy is clearly aimed at their unlimited data customers and will go into effect on October 1.

It’s obvious that customers aren’t pleased with this, but more importantly, The Federal Communications Commission isn’t either. They sent a “strongly worded letter” to Verizon warning that these changes might violate federal regulations, and is a sign that FCC chairman Tom Wheeler could apply new net neutrality rules to wireless carriers.


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Samsung is still the king of smartphones but continues to lose market share

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It’s been quite a party for Samsung. Ever since the Galaxy S was introduced, they never looked back as they stream rolled over the competition. Getting to the top is no easy task, but sometimes it’s actually easier to get there than to stay there. Samsung is definitely feeling it as their market share has dropped significantly over the last year. Are consumers starting to get sick of Samsung’s dominance? Or is this just a bump in the road?


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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact gets photographed again

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About a month ago, we had a chance to see the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact when it posed alongside the Xperia Z3. Today, more images have leaked, but this time they are solo shots from Mr. Blurrycam.

It’s also possible that the previous leak isn’t the same phone as this one since the front-facing camera is in a different spot. However, we know manufacturers have various prototypes. The source indicates it will feature a 4.6-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801, 3 GB of RAM, 20.7 MP Exmor RS rear camera, and stereo speakers.


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for July 29, 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!!

Apple vs Samsung

Apple drops cross-appeal against Samsung in apparent sign of court fatigue

Apps

Swiftkey Keyboard updates with new themes, performance improvements and more

Google Search can now utilize hotel confirmation emails for suggestions

Samsung’s Kid Store reaches 900 apps


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