Robert Downey Jr appears in HTC Change teaser spot called ‘The Arrival’

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A few days ago, HTC tweeted that “Subversive thinking has arrived” along with the image above. Today they released a short teaser video showcasing Robert Downey Jr. In it, the same subversive line was used along with some possibilities of what HTC might stand for. If you remember, HTC launched the HTC Generator site last week, which generates different meanings for H-T-C upon each click of the mouse.

The below spot is only the tip of the iceberg. HTC plans on spending close to $1 billion promoting the HTC brand and will utilize Robert Downey Jr every step of the way. Word is that a full commercial spot will be revealed later this week on August 15. For now check out this 15 second teaser after the break.

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Supposed ‘non-final’ press render of the HTC One Max leaks

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We have seen a number of leaks regarding the HTC One Max as of late so lets keep it rolling. Today’s leak is supposedly the a non-final press render of it. From images we saw last week, it isn’t going to look much different than the One so it really isn’t hard for someone to fake. To me the image in itself looks okay, but Senior Global Online Communications Manager Jeff Gordon says it’s fake. @evleaks has a pretty good track record, and if this in fact fake, their reliability is still somewhat intact since they did say it’s “non-final”.

Whatever the situation is with the image, we can point out some interesting things such as the lack of a Beats logo on the back. You will also notice their are separate volume keys (like the One Mini) instead of one rocker (like the One) and the LED flash is below the lens rather than next to it. Because of the larger size of the device, the BoomSound speaker (only the bottom one shown) is much wider than it’s siblings. Either way, this render is probably not too far off from what the real Max will look like. Stay tuned.

source: @evleaks

TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for August 5 – August 11, 2013

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We had another busy week at TalkAndroid so here’s a recap of all the top stories. Over the last few weeks, we have seen some major announcements from both Motorola and Google, but this week was all about LG. The LG G2 was unveiled on Wednesday in New York City with more than enough pomp and circumstance. Google finally launched a remote tracking solution in the Android Device Manager, and what was the hubbub with the new Nexus 7 binaries and factory images? Did ASUS outbid Samsung on the Nexus 10 refresh and is Motorola finally going to make a Nexus phone? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for another exciting week.

Guides

Best Android apps for dieting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle [August 2013]

Best Android apps to help you plan the perfect party or get together [August 2013]

Best floating apps for serious multitasking on Android [August 2013]

How to make your non-stock Android phone look like a Google Play Edition device

How to setup and use Motorola Assist on the Moto X

How to setup and use Touchless Control on the Moto X

How to setup and use Active Display notifications on the Moto X

Accessories

LG releases promotional video for Quick Window cases for G2, set for Wednesday announcement

LG G2 will come with improved Quadbeat 2 headphones

HTC Fetch will keep track of your valuables

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for August 9, 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

Best floating apps for serious multitasking on Android [August 2013]

Apps

Samsung Wallet launches in the Play Store

Carriers

US Cellular reportedly on path to shared data plans

Chromecast

Chromecasting any app that uses video or audio could be coming to CyanogenMod soon

Gaming

Amazon could launch an Android-based gaming console by the end of the year

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Amazon could launch an Android-based gaming console by the end of the year

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I was just thinking the other day that Amazon should probably come out with their own console since they refuse to offer their Prime Instant Video streaming app to all of Android. Now today, news is coming out of Game Informer that Amazon is readying a gaming console for later this year. This is according to sources so nothing is official, but if you think about this, it makes a lot of sense for Amazon. Amazon is all about their ecosystem and if they pair it with multimedia capabilities such as the Prime Instant Video, it could be pretty successful. Sources say that it will include a gaming controller as well.

With companies like Ouya, BlueStacks, GameStick, and Mad Catz, this should be an interesting battle. Lets also not forget that Google will likely release their own gaming console as well.

Thanks Michael!!

source: Game Informer

 

Nexus 10 refresh to be made by ASUS not Samsung

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Well here’s some surprising news for a Friday morning. I would have bet a lot of money that Samsung would be making the Nexus 10 refresh, but apparently it’s going to be ASUS. ASUS did a fantastic job with the Nexus 7 refresh so I’m sure they will do a great job with the N10. Still, one has to wonder why Google would switch from Samsung. The Nexus 10 wasn’t the most popular tablet, but it was a darn good one with the amazing display and performance. Maybe ASUS outbid Samsung or maybe this is Google distancing themselves a little from the beast that Samsung is.

Whatever it is, we may never know, but one thing we can be sure on is that it will be available by the end of this year and priced the similarly. We can probably expect the same resolution of 2560×1600, but the processor is likely to be switched to Qualcomm. I would like to see the Snapdragon 800, but based on what is in the new Nexus 7, that might be wishful thinking.

source: Geek

New Nexus 7 gets an official release date in the UK

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We don’t need to speculate anymore as to when the new Nexus 7 will be released in the UK. It’s officially going to be August 28. The makers of the tablet, ASUS, had a press event in London and showed the above slide. It will be priced at £199 for the 16GB version and £239 for the 32GB version. If you’re really anxious, some stores will be open at midnight for the launch.

As you can also see, the slide shows us September 1st and September 6th release dates for the MeMo Pad HD 7 and the MeMO Pad FHD 10 respectively. The HD 7 will run £129 and the FHD 10 will set you back £299.

source: UnwiredView

Are you having GPS issues with the new Nexus 7? You’re not alone

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If you just picked up the new Nexus 7 and having problems with the GPS, you’re not alone. Many users are saying that it will get a satellite lock and work great, but at some point it will go back into a “searching” mode with the GPS icon blinking. The length of time that it’s locked in seems to be different for everyone. We have seen as low as 2 minutes and as high as 30 minutes. Rebooting can help, but not guaranteed.

The good news is that Google is aware of the issue and a fix is coming soon. Don’t ask me when because we don’t have a timetable just yet, but it shouldn’t be too long since Google is the one working on the fix.

Are any of you noticing the problem? I haven’t even attempted navigation with mine.

source: Google
via: PhoneArena

Images of the 7-inch NVIDIA Tegra Tab leak

NVIDIA_Tegra_Tab_Leak_01Yesterday we reported on the rumor that NVIDIA is working on a pair of tablets sporting the upcoming Tegra 5 CPU. Today we have images of the 7-inch version dubbed the Tegra Tab. However, this one sports the current Tegra 4 CPU clocked at 1.8GHz, and looks ready for a release sometime this year.We also see that there is a rear camera onboard that is likely to be 5MP. As far as the display, we are expecting 1280 x 800. You will also notice an HDMI port.

I’m not sure if this is a smart move by NVIDIA. Qualcomm is totally kicking their butts lately so I guess this is one way to take back some control, but CPU companies traditionally don’t get into the hardware business. One more pic after the break.

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for August 8, 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

Best Android apps to help you plan the perfect party or get together [August 2013]

How to setup and use Motorola Assist on the Moto X

Apps

PlayStation All-Stars Island game headed to Google Play Store

Google’s My Tracks application updated with improved accuracy, better details, and other features

Carriers

Straight Talk now offering AT&T compatible SIM cards again

Google Glass

Latest word on the street is that Google will set $300 as the price point for Google Glass

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