TalkAndroid Daily Dose for June 21, 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!!

Apps

Gameloft’s Gangstar Vegas released for Android

Sega announces sale on four popular ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ games in Play Store

Google

Google rumored to be preparing “Google Mine” organizational service

Phones

Korean Samsung customers upset over rumored Galaxy S 4 with Snapdragon 800 CPU and LTE Advanced support

Miscellaneous

HTC CEO Chou says company to rebound to highest level ever with 15% of market

Tokyo court rules Samsung infringed on Apple’s “bounce-back” patent

 

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for June 20, 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!!

Apps

‘Droid Combat – Mission Alpha’ officially released to Play Store, not likely linked to new device launch

Disney releases Where’s My Mickey? for smartphones and tablets

With the movie releasing this weekend, Monsters University game hits the Play Store

Facebook announces video on Instagram for Android and iOS

SwiftKey celebrates milestone with 50% off sale for limited time

Gaming Hardware

NVIDIA drops price of Shield to $299


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NVIDIA drops price of Shield to $299

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The NVIDIA Shield seems pretty cool, but is it $349 cool? NVIDIA has been showing the device to many gamers recently at shows such as E3, and although they love the device, the feedback is that it would be a homerun if it were priced at $299. NVIDIA is the kind of company that listens and has officially dropped the price down to $299.

Don’t fret if you pre-ordered because you will get the new lower price as well. They also just officially announced that June 27 will be the official release day. Did you pre-order yet? If not, does this new price entice you a little more?

source; NVIDIA

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for June 19, 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!!

Apps

New App: ‘Rockmelt’ news reader released to Google Play

Falcon Pro pulled from Play Store due to token authentication issues

Dolphin Browser updates to v10, brings new UI and Web App Store

RSS feeds like ‘Feedly’ growing, end of Google Reader looms

‘Photo Editor’ by Aviary gets update to version 3.0

Carriers

AT&T set to launch LTE network in 9 new markets starting today

Verizon planning to end life of Droid DNA, prepping for arrival of HTC One

Official trailer for Verizon’s DROID combat AR game released


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HTC officially unveils the Butterfly S

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HTC finally unveiled the Butterfly S and I am officially drooling. Why this isn’t coming to Verizon as the DROID DNA S, I have no idea, but rumors have it landing on Sprint. The Butterfly S is a beefier version of the One. It has a 5-inch 1080p LCD 3 display, a 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2GB of RAM,16GB of internal storage, microSD, UltraPixel camera, 2.1MP wide-angle front camera, support for Miracast, a 3,200mAh battery, and Sense 5. Just like the HTC One, it features dual-speakers at the front along with BoomSound. Since the Butterfly S has Sense 5, you will get all the same features such as BlinkFeed, Zoe, and Video Highlights.

Expect a release in Taiwan in July for NT $22,900 ($766) with no announcement for other areas. Hit the break for a short teaser video and press release.


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for June 18, 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!!

Apps

Dashclock widget updated to version 1.5, includes Daydream support

Carriers

AT&T announces Street Charge mobile charging stations around New York City

Verizon starts countdown, releases augmented reality DROID video

Phones

HTC announces the Desire 200 smartphone: a budget device with Beats Audio

Name of HTC One Mini, 720p HD screen confirmed

LG said to be working on a phone with always on voice commands that will arrive in 2014


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World’s slimmest smartphone, the Huawei Ascend P6, is now official

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Huawei just took the wraps off the Ascend P6. As expected, it’s the world’s slimmest smartphone at 6.18mm and it just so happens today is 6/18 to coincide with the announcement. It has a 4.7-inch 720p in-cell LCD display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 8GB internal storeage, microSD slot, 8MP rear BSI camera with f/2.0 aperture, 5MP front camera, 2,000mAh battery, and Android 4.2.2. The LCD display has “Magic Touch” for better response when using gloves. The Ascend P6 also features multi-screen AirSharing capability, which lets you connect to a bunch of devices for sharing documents and games.

It will be released in China this month and Western Europe in July through Vodafone, Telefonica, Orange, H3G, O2, Carphone Warehouse, TalkTalk, Media Markt & Saturn, TIM and online via Amazon and CDiscount with other markets to follow. You can get it in black, white, or pink. Full presser after the break.


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for June 17, 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!!

Apps

New MPme Radio app promises to find the perfect radio station for you

SmugMug releases native Android app to Google Play Store

Video sharing on Instagram could debut on June 20th

Carriers

Sprint expands 4G LTE coverage to 22 new cities including Miami


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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for June 10 – June 16, 2013

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We had another busy week at TalkAndroid so here’s a recap of all the top stories. E3 and WWDC took place this week. E3 showed us some new upcoming games and WWDC was just about Apple trying to play catch up, but what else is new? Samsung has announced all their rumored devices, which pretty much just leaves the Galaxy Camera 2 for their June 20th event in London. We are getting very close to the HTC Butterfly S, HTC One Mini and the Xperia ZU. BTW, is it too soon to start talking about the Galaxy S 5? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for another exciting week.

Guides

How to use any song you want with HTC Video Highlights

30 seconds not long enough? How to create a longer HTC Video Highlight

Best Android apps for monitoring data usage [June 2013]

Reviews

Featured Android Game Review: Dawn of the Dragons [Arcade & Action]

Accessories

Power By Gen running Father’s Day promotion on Andru chargers, $19.99 with free shipping

Dead Zebra announces 10-piece set of rainbow Android figurines, on sale today for $69

Nyko announces product accessories for NVIDIA Shield


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for June 14, 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

30 seconds not long enough? How to create a longer HTC Video Highlight

Carriers

AT&T updating GoPhone prepaid plans, GoPhone devices to get LTE access June 21st

Phones

LG announces budget-friendly Optimus L4 II with IPS display

Leaked photo from Galaxy Note III suggests 13 megapixel camera

Could Samsung SCH-I435 be the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini headed to Verizon?


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