HTC teases GoPro-like camera and confirms October 8 unveiling

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HTC’s Double Exposure event is taking place on October 8, and we are not only expecting some sort of selfie-centric smartphone, but also a waterproof sports camera. We first heard about this GoPro competitor a couple of weeks ago, and it looks like it will definitely make an appearance based on the teaser video HTC released.

Unsurprisingly, the video doesn’t reveal a whole hell of a lot, but it is clear that it will be waterproof since there is some underwater footage. It also appears as though it can be mounted on the head based on the movements in the video. The last clue is that HTC is telling everyone to visit RECamera.com on October 8 (not live yet) to find out more. So it’s obvious we will see it at the Double Exposure event.


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HTC announces 3 new Desire handsets for India

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HTC held an event in India today and the Desire 820 was the expected attraction. However, HTC not only showed off the Desire 820, they also included the Desire 820q and the Desire 816G.

The Desire 820 features a 5.5-inch 720p Super LCD 3 display, an octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, microSD slot for up to an additional 128 GB of extra storage, 13 MP rear camera with f/2.2 lens, 8 MP front-facing camera with wide-angle, front-facing BoomSound speakers, dual-SIM support, and a 2,600 mAh battery.


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for September 23, 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!!

Reviews

[App Review] Amazon joins an already crowded field with Prime Music

Accessories

Samsung Power Sharing cable transfers a charge between devices

Carriers

Details and images of the Motorola DROID Turbo leak along with Moto S back plate

Chrome

Chrome Apps for Mobile gets updated with a faster workflow, cloud messaging, and rich notifications

Chromebooks

Samsung pulls out of laptop business, including Chromebooks, in Europe

Gaming

Non-Sony Android devices get access to Sony PS4 Remote Play thanks to new port

Humble Bundle: PC and Android 11 for games at home and on the go

Anomaly Defenders constructs in the Play Store, final game in 11 bit studios’ series

Hardware

MediaTek Labs launched to support development of wearables and other devices

Phones

Meizu MX4 Pro could launch as early as October 26th

Details and images of the Motorola DROID Turbo leak along with Moto S back plate

SunShine BootLoader Unlock tool launches for Motorola and HTC smartphones

Upcoming Nexus devices launching next month, Android L arriving November 1

Upcoming Oppo N3 to sport an aerospace grade metal body

Samsung speeds up launch of the Galaxy Note 4 to compete with massive iPhone demand

Galaxy Note 4 preorders sell out in South Korea

Smartwatches

Gear S to Come to America this Fall

Tablets

Upcoming Nexus devices launching next month, Android L arriving November 1

Updates

Upcoming Nexus devices launching next month, Android L arriving November 1

Miscellaneous

Samsung shares dip to 2-year low, profit estimates cut

Sony Mobile is now set to only manufacture high-end smartphones

HTC’s former Product Manager Snatched up by Cyanogen

Chrome Apps for Mobile gets updated with a faster workflow, cloud messaging, and rich notifications

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Back in January, Google announced Chrome Apps for Mobile, which is based on Apache Cordova, and allows Chrome apps to run on either Android or iOS. Apps can be freely distributed to the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Google just announced the newest version of Chrome Apps for Mobile that includes Chrome APIs for identity, Google Cloud Messaging (GCM), and rich notifications. It also offers an faster and simpler developer workflow, and modern WebView capabilities have been extended to older versions (back to Ice Cream Sandwich) of Android.


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Upcoming Oppo N3 to sport an aerospace grade metal body

Oppo_N3_Built_For_What_May_Come_01We’ve seen a few leaks of the upcoming Oppo N3, and details are slowing trickling in. The latest information is that the body will be built out of aerospace grade metal.

What the hell does that exactly mean? It could be made from either stainless, nickel steel, or titanium. We know they will be shooting for lightweight so don’t expect anything too crazy or expensive. Maybe a lightweight alloy? Could this just be a marketing gimmick?


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Details and images of the Motorola DROID Turbo leak along with Moto S back plate

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It’s that time of the year when the new DROIDs usually get launched, and this year is no exception. We expect the DROID Turbo to get introduced next month, and we have some images and details courtesy of HelloMotoHK.

Baring the model number of XT1254, the DROID Turbo (shown with last year’s DROID MAXX) will unsurprisingly sport a Kevlar unibody along with capacitive buttons on the front. Since the all new Moto X sports a dual LED flash, you can expect that on the DROID Turbo as well. Just like last year’s DROID MAXX, the new Turbo will also sport wireless charging. We presume the Qi standard again. Since the new Moto X has stereo speakers at the front of the device, the Turbo should get the same treatment as well.


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for September 22, 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!!

Apps

Microsoft offers 30GB to OneDrive users that use auto upload feature

Google Now brings in flight price monitoring card

Apple will not shutdown Beats Music, it will be retooled instead

Plex Plans Price Increase for new Plex Pass Subscribers


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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for September 15 – September 21, 2014

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It was a rather slow week, but there were some interesting things. Android One was officially launched for the next 5 billion people. The Galaxy Note 4 goes on pre-order, but does it stand a chance against the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus? Speaking of pre-orders, the Moto X 2014 is also available. Will it rise above the original? We seem to be getting closer to a new DROID launch on Verizon. Is turbo charging enough to make it successful or does Motorola and Verizon have something else up their sleeves? Oh yeah, Amazon announced new Kindle tablets. That’s right more devices with forked versions of Android. Woo Hoo!! It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another interesting week in the Android world.

Reviews

Galaxy S 5 Sport for Sprint quick review

Accessories

Nexus 9 keyboard shows itself in NCC filing

Microsoft’s new Universal Mobile Keyboard works with both Android and iOS

Android TV

After departure of project lead, Google’s Android@Home may be in trouble

ASUS ‘Nexus Player’ benchmarks surface, could be an Android TV launch device


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for September 19, 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!!

Chrome

Chrome for Windows, Mac, and Linux can now Run Android Apps

Gaming

Real time strategy game Star Wars: Commander now available for Android

Google

The Play Store could start listing in-app purchase price ranges later this month


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