Samsung Fonblet now known as Galaxy Mega and will come in two sizes

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When we first heard about the Samsung Fonblet, it was rumored to have a 5.8-inch display. Then last week, a 6.3-inch version showed up in Samsung’s Global Download Center. Word is they aren’t going with the “Fonblet” name, and instead going with “Galaxy Mega.” It also appears that there will indeed be two devices. The smaller 5.8-inch version has a model number of GT-i9152, and the larger 6.3-inch version will be GT-i9200. Expect the 5.8-inch version to only be offered in white and to be available by the end of May. The 6.3-inch should be available by the middle of June and will be offered in both white and black.

source: SamMobile

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for April 1, 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

DivX Stash [Media & Video]

April Fools

The complete listing of Google’s April Fools Jokes for 2013

SwiftKey launches SwiftKey Tilt keyboard, just in time for April Fools


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Featured Android App Review: DivX Stash [Media & Video]

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If you like to watch a lot of online videos from various sites, you will want to check out DivX Stash. DivX Stash lets you create a “stash” or locker of all your favorite videos so you can quickly call them up at anytime from your desktop or Android device. You can do something similar with YouTube favorites, but DivX stash lets you add videos from not only YouTube, but also Hulu, Vimeo, TED, CollegeHumor, Dailymotion, Howcast, BREAK, Funny or Die, The Daily Show w/John Stewart, and The Colbert Show. You can even categorize them in your own playlists. For example, you could create a playlist for all funny videos and one for music videos. The possibilities are endless.

All you need to do is install and enable the Chrome extension and sign in via Facebook. When you see a video that you want to “stash”, just click the “Stash It” icon just below the video.


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The complete listing of Google’s April Fools Jokes for 2013

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Google started a little early this year with a couple today, but we can only assume there will be a lot more April Fools jokes starting tomorrow. Make sure to bookmark this page as we will update it regularly as they appear. If it’s anything like last year, expect this page to be filled up with a lot of crazy antics by this time tomorrow from our favorite Mountain View company. Hit the break to get started.


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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for March 25 – March 31, 2013

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We had another busy week at TalkAndroid so here’s a recap of all the top stories. The HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S 4 continue to dominate the news, but things are starting to heat up regarding the Motorola X phone as well. Google made a few updates to their apps, and word is that they are working on an all-in-one messaging system too. It’s time to get caught up and get ready for another exciting week.

Reviews

Aces Gin Rummy [Cards & Casino]

Jokes HD [Entertainment]

Guides

How to automatically receive MMS picture messages

How to send SMS or MMS text messages from your PC or tablet using your Android phone number

Accessories

When To Expect Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 Accessories And For How Much

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LG Optimus G 2 shows up in GLBenchmark database

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The GLBenchmark site is one of the best resources for finding out about phones in the pipeline. A new LG phone (D801) showed up in the database that is most likely the Optimus G 2. It’s powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, an Adreno 330 GPU, an FHD display, and Android 4.2.2. It has been rumored that the Optimus G 2 would carry an Odin Octa-core CPU, but this news doesn’t mean that it won’t. Just like the Galaxy S 4, it’s very likely that LG will offer variants with different processors for different regions. I would expect to see this phone to get announced at IFA 2013 later in the year, so expect a lot of rumors and leaks in the meantime.

source: GLBenchmark

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for March 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

Jokes HD [Entertainment]

Guides

How to automatically receive MMS picture messages

Accessories

Image of Samsung Galaxy S 4 wireless charging accessory

Apps

Tasker’s New Holo Redesign Graduates to the Play Store, Brings It to Android 4.0+


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Featured Android App Review: Jokes HD [Entertainment]

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Oh if I had a nickel for every developer who writes to me asking to check out their new joke app. I usually don’t bother, but a new one from SMSROBOT LTD just hit the scene. Their most recent app, Countdown Widget, was a hit so I thought I would check it out. It’s called Jokes HD, and it has a very clean and smooth interface.

As I mentioned, there are a number of joke apps out there, but Jokes HD is sure to have the best content since all jokes are approved by the Content Management team. Now that doesn’t mean that you are going to fall on the floor laughing at every joke because everybody is different. What it does mean is that you won’t find a lot of the crappy jokes that you find in other apps. Jokes HD even lets you favorite any jokes as well as share them via Facebook. The favorites feature comes in handy when you’re heading to a party, and you can’t remember that good one you read the other day. Lastly, you can vote and comment on any of the jokes. This means that you can quickly see what the most popular jokes are at any given time. For commenting, you will need to login to your Facebook account, which also lets you submit jokes.


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Samsung continues to strenghten their ecosystem with launch of the ‘Content & Services’ app store

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We all know that Samsung is the king of Android for now and the reason is simple. They have created their own ecosystem from their own branded software features. Samsung just opened up their brand new app store simply called “Content & Services.” The name isn’t all that exciting, but it’s just one more step in the “Samsung becoming Apple” game.

With Samsung, it’s not just about phones and tablets because they offer televisions that integrate as well. This app store is one place where Samsung customers will find apps and content that is compatible with all Samsung devices. Users will also be able to see their own content via the AllShare section and can locate and/or lock their lost phone via the Find My Mobile section. There’s even a ChatOn section. Just hit the source link to see what it’s all about.

source: Samsung Content & Services

Samsung’s 10.1 and 11.4-inch AMOLED Full HD (1920 x 1200) displays now delayed, 8.0-inch still on track as scheduled

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Samsung is expected to launch tablets that feature AMOLED full HD (1920 x 1200) displays in both 8-inch and 10.1-inch variants. Turns out the 8-inch size is on track to be released this year, but it doesn’t appear we will see the 10.1-inch version or the often-rumored 11.4-inch version. This doesn’t mean that Samsung won’t have a newer 10.1-inch tablet because they plan on releasing a tablet with the same 2560 x 1600 PLS LCD panel that is on the Nexus 10.

We expect both tabs to be marketed as the Galaxy Tab 3, but still no word on when we will see these bad boys. All things point to IFA 2013, but with the Galaxy Note III being the top dog for that one, they might want to limit the amount of devices for that event. I think there’s a good chance we will see them in the late spring or early summer.

source: SamMobile