Here’s another good look at the HTC One (M8) Ace

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The Chinese equivalent of the FCC, TENAA, has a couple of images of the upcoming HTC One (M8) Ace. Unfortunately we don’t have much else to tell you other than it appears the device will have a 4.7-inch display. Earlier today, we reported that the phone could be announced  in early June.

It was believed The HTC One (M8) Ace would be a plastic version of the M8, but with a smaller screen and no Duo Camera, it almost appears to be something entirely different, although still very much plastic.

source: @evleaks

Lenovo Golden Warrior S8 leaked

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The Lenovo Golden Warrior S8 has been revealed by an online retailer, and its clearly a mid-range device based on the specs. It sports a 5.3-inch LTPS 720p (1280 x 720) display with Gorilla Glass, a 1.4 GHz quad-core MediaTek MTK6592M processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 5MP front facing camera, 2,000 mAh battery, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct and 3G support via dual-SIM. It measures 146 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm and weighs only 146 grams.

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Apple plans on fixing iMessage issues to alleviate the horrors for those that switch to Android

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iMessage is a lovely little app, as long as you are in the Apple ecosystem. Unfortunately that is how it works for all of Apple’s products. What happens when someone wants to get rid of their iPhone and buy something more useful like an Android phone? Anybody who has done that, and kept the same phone number, knows that all those messages that were sent through iMessage are stuck in Apple’s lovely cloud.

Things have gotten so crazy that Apple is already being sued over this. One woman claims that Apple’s control of these text messages violate California’s unfair competition law. not to mention the fact that it interferes with the wireless carriers in that they cannot deliver their services effectively.

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for May 21, 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

LG unveils new QuickCircle case prior to the G3′s announcement

Refreshed Fitbit Force may have leaked, plenty of displayable info included

Apple vs Samsung

Apple wins patent lawsuit over Samsung in The Netherlands

Apps

Shhh – Secret is now available for Android

Netflix announces European expansion for late 2014

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Google amps up productivity and security with new Google Apps Mobile Management features

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Yesterday, we heard news that Google is buying Divide, which should give Android a boost in the enterprise world in the near future, but Google already has a few things in store. They just announced new features to Google Apps Mobile Management that will help employees be more productive and protect corporate data.

Inactive Account Wiping will allow IT administrators to set the amount of days an inactive account will automatically get wiped. Compromised device detection will alert IT administrators if someone has rooted a device or installed a custom ROM. They also added support for EAP-based WiFi networks as well as additional reporting fields via the API and Admin console. These additional fields include Serial number, IMEI, MEID, WiFi MAC address, baseband version, kernel version, build number, mobile operator/carrier, language settings, and account ownership/management.

source: Google Enterprise

 

Facebook will soon recognize what song your are listening to or what show your are watching

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Facebook will roll out a new feature in the coming weeks that will allow you to use your phone’s microphone to detect what song you are listening to or what you’re watching on TV. Then of course, you will be able to share it on the network for all your friends to see.

Assuming the feature is turned on, you will see an audio icon when you write a status update. If it detects a matching show, movie, or song, you can add that info to your post if you wish. If it’s a song, your friends will get a 30 second preview, and if it’s a TV show, your friends will know which season and episode you’re watching.

Look for this new feature in the coming weeks.

source: Facebook

Motorola hosts Moto 360 watch face design contest and confirms $249 average retail value

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Well Google and Motorola might be parting, but they sure act like they are still together. Yesterday, we told you that Google is looking for developers to submit Android Wear apps for feedback ahead of the launch of the G Watch and Moto 360. Now Motorola has stepped forward asking for people to submit watch face designs for a contest ahead of their Moto 360 launch.

You don’t have to be a developer for this one, just a good designer. You just need to grab one of the official template PSDs, and entries need to be in the JPG, PNG, or GIF format. You have until June 10, 2014 (3:00pm CST) to get your entry in. A judging panel will then pick the 10 best and post them on Google+ on June 17, 2014. The Google+ community will have until June 24, 2014 (5:00pm CST) to get their votes in. Interestingly enough, this is the day before Google I/O.

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Leaked advertising reveals everything you need to know about the LG G3

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I’m starting to wonder why smartphone manufacturers bother with “events” for their big announcements when just about everything you need to know is revealed in leak after leak after leak. We saw it with the HTC One (M8), the Galaxy S 5, and now the LG G3.

We already knew a lot about this phone, but these marketing materials will just about seal the deal. It’s not like we didn’t know the specs already, but these materials confirm everything. You will also notice that LG will be touting their QHD display with a comparison to the Galaxy S 5. The Selfie was already a focal point with last year’s G2, and that trend will continue with the possibility of an extra gesture of some sort. Lastly, LG emphasized sound quality with the G2 even though they didn’t offer dual front-facing speakers, and now the G3 will take it one step further with a 1 Watt Booster AMP.

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for May 20, 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

Best Android educational apps and games for kids [May 2014]

Apps

Google+ updates UI on Android, adds Stories and Movies feature

Chrome for Android updated with undo tab close and Chromecast support

Box for Android receives major update, partners with LG

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Galaxy S 5 Active finally revealed in leaked images and video

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The Galaxy S 5 Active is definitely in the works and should be released soon. It will be a more rugged version of the Galaxy S 5, and these images reveal that it will resemble last year’s Galaxy S 4 Active. The Galaxy S 5 is already water and dust resistant, but the Active will be for those people that are constantly around harsh conditions such as construction sites.

We aren’t sure if this is the final production unit, but we don’t expect the final product to look all that different. Rumors indicate it will be available on AT&T and Sprint.

Hit the break for more images and the hands on video.

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