Contest: Win one of twenty copies of MyBackup Pro courtesy of Rerware and TalkAndroid [updated with winners]

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MyBackup Pro continues to be one of our favorite apps for backing up precious data. It’s simple enough for the casual user and powerful enough for those that love to change ROMs often. Recently, Rerware updated MyBackup Pro with the new “Migrate” feature that allows you to transfer your data from one device to another if it’s on the same WiFi network. My Backup Pro normally costs $4.99, which is a steal when you consider everything it does. Just check out our hands on review to see.

When the folks at Rerware came to us and said they would like to give a free copy to twenty of our lucky readers, are we going to complain? Hell no, so here’s your chance to grab a Free copy for yourself. We are going to keep this one very simple. Just comment below telling us which phone you are using right now. What could be simpler? You have until Wednesday at 12:00pm EST. We will then pick twenty random winners and announce them here. Just make sure that you are using a real email address because that is how we are going to contact you.

Hit the break for a hands on video showing you how the new “Migrate” function works as well as a funny commercial spot.


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Mysterious LG device with Snapdragon 800 spotted in benchmark tests, most likely G2 not Nexus 5

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Another LG device was spotted in AnTuTu Benchmarks, and the speculation is that it could be the Nexus 5. It has a model number of LG-F320 and scored 32,000 points with its 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU. I know a lot of people are hoping for a Nexus 5, but this is probably a G2 variant for Korea.

Remember, LG confirmed they aren’t working on a Nexus 5. Of course, shortly after, it was reported that they produced a prototype, but there are a lot of prototypes that never hit the market. I am still on record as saying there won’t be a Nexus phone this year, and instead, it’s going to be just Google Edition and Motorola phones from here on.

Going back to the G2, we should get a lot of info on the device at LG’s event on August 7.

source: GSMInsider

Sony ‘Honami’ getting new UI and features according to system dump

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Recently, some images surfaced for Sony’s latest and greatest, the “Honami’, but we now have more information about the device thanks to a system dump from the Canadian version with a model number of C6906. It looks like they will reveal a brand new UI that will feature a new launcher and app tray. There will also be new apps for the clock, album, conversations, phonebook, settings, calendar, and Walkman. That’s not all as it appears they have some sort of augmented reality app and a new app called Info-eye. Info-eye is a visual search app based on kooaba, which is a leading image recognition platform. It will give you more information about places and landmarks around you. This app was revealed in the latest press render that we showed you over the weekend.

The system dump also revealed some of the specs, which isn’t anything different from what we have heard. It will sport a Snapdragon 800 CPU and sport a 20MP camera. Something we haven’t heard is the ability to record 4K (4000 x 2000) video with an aspect ration of 2:1. They will also be adding Timeshift burst, which is some sort of burst shooting that lets you shift back and forth in time.

The ‘Honami” sounds like a serious contender, but is it going to be just another Sony device that doesn’t make its way to the U.S.? Hit the beak for some images, but you will find a lot more at the source link.


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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for June 24 – June 30, 2013

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We had another busy week at TalkAndroid so here’s a recap of all the top stories. Sony made a splash this week with the announcement of the Xperia Z Ultra and a much improved SmartWatch 2. Gamers rejoiced and cried at the same time. The OUYA hit retail stores, but the NVIDIA SHIELD was delayed. All reports indicate the DROID brand isn’t dead just yet as we might see another edition of the DROID RAZR line by year’s end. The HTC First is officially dead and can someone please tell me what the screen size of the Galaxy Note III will really be? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for another exciting week.

Guides

How to share Google Calendars with family or co-workers

Reviews

Tiny Token Empires [Casual]

30 Days with Google Play Music All Access

My thoughts on HTC Zoe and Video Highlights after seven days of heavy use on vacation

3CX Mobile Device Manager [Business & Tools]

Snap Camera HDR [Photography]

Volume Butler [Tools]


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for June 28, 2013

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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

Volume Butler [Tools]

Apps

Vector Unit shows off upcoming game; Ripide GP2

Vine update with front facing camera support arrives

Google releases update for Gmail, brings back ‘delete’ button by default

Gaming Hardware

BlueStacks announces GamePop Mini, second Android game console from company


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Featured Android App Review: Volume Butler [Tools]

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Every now and then you find an app that is not only functional, but also well designed. Volume Butler, from TUOGOL, is definitely one of those apps. If you like customization, than Volume Butler is your app. Based on the name of the app, you can probably tell that it deals with the volume of your device. You would be correct, but this isn’t just another app for setting volume levels, this a full blown automation app.

For starters, Volume Butler lets you create Profiles for certain situations. Each profile has controls for the Ringer, Notifications, Media, Alarm, In-Calls, and Speakerphone. You can title the profile whatever you want and even choose from a variety of icons to represent it. Most newer phones have merged profiles for both notifications and ringtones, but with Volume Butler you can still adjust them independently. If you want to change your phone to any of these predefined profiles, you simply tap on any of the profiles.


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Chinese dual-SIM HTC One receives Android 4.2.2 update, six additional themes for Video Highlights and much more

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The Android 4.2.2 update for the HTC One is starting to hit devices now. So far, only the Chinese dual-SIM version (M7C-DUC) received it, but it very well could hit the international version (M7) later today. Just what comes with this update? One of the biggest has to be six more themes for Video Highlights and a new file format for Zoe that brings better file management. Hit the break for the full changelog:


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for June 27, 2013

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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 share Google Calendars with family or co-workers

Reviews

Snap Camera HDR [Photography]

Accessories

FingerQ case is designed to protect your device and the information inside using fingerprint-scanning technology

Apps

Stock camera application from Galaxy S 4 and HTC One Google Play Editions leaks


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T-Mobile UNcarrier plan phase 2 on tap for July 14th, Sony Xperia Z for July 17th

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T-Mobile has a little event in New York City on July 1oth, which will probably cover phase 2 of their UNcarrier plan and the Sony Xperia Z. According to a leaked T-Moble roadmap, a “Major EIT Release” is scheduled for July 14, and a few days later, on the 17th is “Device Launch Day”. The devices in question include the Sony Xperia Z, Nokia Lumia 925, and the T-Mobile 768, which will probably be a low-end device from Huawei or ZTE.

source: TmoNews

WSJ confirms Google is working on a videogame console, smartwatch, and Nexus Q followup

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is working on a videogame console, a smartwatch and a followup to the Nexus Q. None of this is surprising as we have heard tidbits about all three. The big question is when we will actually get to see these devices? According to WSJ, one of them will be launched this fall. The gaming console is probably the most intriguing and one has to wonder why Google would get into this game? One big reason might be that Apple is rumored to be doing the same thing as part of its next Apple TV release. The Nexus Q followup is clearly a TV box of some kind and will most likely be the next generation Google TV that everyone is waiting for.

We heard reports of Android-powered laptops back in April, and WSJ confirmed that HP is working on them with the next version of Android. Speaking of the next version of Android, it is known internally as “K release”, or shall we say Key Lime Pie? As we reported earlier, it might be compatible with lower end devices as in ones with as little as 512MB of RAM.

source: WSJ