TalkAndroid Daily Dose for June 16, 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

[App Review] UberConference is a conference calling service with a focus on efficiency

Carriers

AT&T reports data breach targeting unlock codes for phones

LG G Vista reportedly heading to Verizon Wireless


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How to get a OnePlus One without an invite

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I have yet to play with a OnePlus One, but it seems like a lot of phone for $299. I know a lot of you agree as you hope and pray for an invite so you can just hand them your money. Based on the fact that production is limited, your chances of getting that coveted invite are slim, but there is another way to grab one. Yes, there are a couple of caveats like that it will cost you a little more, but not a whole lot more.


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Galaxy Note 4 will definitely sport a 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 display

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Now that Samsung’s Galaxy Premier event is over, it’s now time to pay a little attention to the upcoming Galaxy Note 4. With each edition of the Note, Samsung has increased the display size, but will they do that again with the Note 4?

The answer appears to be no based on the fact that the AT&T version (SM-N910A) showed up in India for testing with a 5.7-inch display, the same size as the Note 3. However, it’s not all about the size right? This time around, the resolution is going to be much better. Previous reports pegged the resolution to be QHD (2560 x 1440), and that is now confirmed, thanks to a user agent profile on Samsung’s own site.


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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for June 9 – June 15, 2014

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We are only a little over a week away from Google I/O, and the rumors are flying. Google might just unveil an answer to Apple’s Healthkit, but expect a heavy dose of Android Wear. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab S. A very nice display, but did Samsung release too many tablets this year? Amazon will finally announce a smartphone this week. Will it make an impact? Can T-Mobile continue to shake things up with Un-carrier 5.0? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another exciting week in the world of Android.

Guides

Best Android Weather Apps and Widgets [June 2014]

How to change or clear default app settings in Android

Reviews

Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G review: Extra large and light on the wallet

Accessories

Logitech announces Type-S keyboard accessory for recently unveiled Galaxy Tab S

Check out the all new Galaxy Tab S series accessories


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Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G review: Extra large and light on the wallet

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Huawei (pronounced  Wah-Way) isn’t the most well known name, at least in the U.S., but that hasn’t stopped them from becoming one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world. They might not be in the same ballpark as Samsung and Apple, but they do sit in the 3rd spot with just under 5% of the global market share. Now Huawei has set their sights on Samsung. That is lofty to say the least, but one thing is for sure, you can’t be number one without a presence in the U.S. So Huawei has made the Ascend Mate2 4G available for purchase now. Unfortunately, it’s not available at a carrier store, which is where most consumers feel comfortable buying a phone. However, if you’re willing to order it online, you can grab it unlocked and contract free for only $299. It’s GSM and LTE based, so it will work on either AT&T or T-Mobile. Should your next smartphone be a Huawei? Well hit the break to get started.


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for June 13, 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

Check out the all new Galaxy Tab S series accessories

Apps

Facebook Messenger app adds video sending

Peek update brings post-wake activation among other changes


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for June 12, 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 Tab S

Accessories

Logitech announces Type-S keyboard accessory for recently unveiled Galaxy Tab S

Apps

Google adds ‘inferred events’ to Google Now to further integrate Gmail and Calendar

Carriers

Verizon customers may be getting new tablet option with LG G Pad 7.0


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Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S

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Samsung unveiled their newest set of tablets tonight in New York City. The Galaxy Tab S comes in either 8.4-inches or 10.5-inches. It’s highlight is the Super AMOLED display which has a 2560 x 1600 resolution, but don’t forget about how thin it is. Measuring 6.6mm thick, it’s thinner than the iPad Air. It also includes SideSync 3.0  that will let you receive phone calls and texts as well as transfer files from your Galaxy S 5. Papergarden is also new. It includes a various magazines from Condé Nast, National Geographic, and Marvel that are tailored for the Tab S. They even include video. If books are more your thing, Kindle for Samsung will get you one free book each month. Quick Briefing appears to be a revamped version of the Magazine UX found on the TabPROs. You will also get some of the other familiar features like Adaptive Display, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Fingerprint Scanner, Private Mode, Knox, and Kids Mode. Finally, don’t forget about the Galaxy Gifts. The 8.4-inch version will go for $399 (WiFi-only) and the 10.5-incher will be $499 (WiFi-only). Hit the break for our hands on video.


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New LG G Pad tablets headed to European retailers, specs finally confirmed

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Last month, LG announced new versions of the G Pad, but didn’t tell us too much about them. It looks like the G Pad 7.0 will hit European retailers this week, while the G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.1 will appear over the next couple of weeks. We still don’t know pricing yet, but the specs are finally confirmed.

Hit the break for the complete rundown for each tablet.


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