TalkAndroid Daily Dose for October 10, 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

Snowball tries to pack messaging platforms into single app

Snapchat images may have been breached through third-party service

Carriers

Sharp Aquos Crystal heading to Sprint on October 17, Boost Mobile carrying it today

Verizon tweets image of DROID Turbo, but pulls it shortly after


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Verizon tweets image of DROID Turbo, but pulls it shortly after

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I have heard of teasers, but this might top them all. Verizon, through their @DroidLanding Twitter account, tweeted an image of the upcoming DROID Turbo, but then deleted it soon after.

Seriously? Usually when something like this happens, it’s a mistake, so either Verizon is playing some serious games with us or someone just lost their job.


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Nexus 9 to be unveiled next week, but might not be available till next month

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We have heard rumors that October 15th could be the day we finally get to officially see the HTC-made Nexus 9, and we just got further confirmation, and a bonus….the price. BSN is reporting that Google will introduce the Nexus 9 on October 15, but unfortunately it won’t be available until November 3rd for $399

That is contrary to what we have seen in recent years. Generally, when Google introduces a new device, it’s available for order the same day or at least the next day.


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for October 9, 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] WPS Office is Kingsoft’s beautifully repackaged office suite

Apps

Glympse Express shares your location temporarily with specified apps and contacts

Verizon launches Slacker Radio Tones for custom ringtones and ringback tones

Google Play Store gets Update


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HTC One (M8 EYE) gets a quiet launch in China and creates further confusion

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Not to be confused with the Desire EYE, the HTC One (M8 Eye) was just quietly launched in China. The One (M8 EYE) is more like the original One (M8), with the major difference being that it doesn’t feature the 4MP UltraPixel lens as part of the Duo Camera setup. Instead, the main lens loses the UltraPixel moniker, but it does jump to 13 mexapixels. However, selfie fans won’t be too excited because it doesn’t sport a 13MP front-facing lens (and dual LED flash) like the Desire Eye, but you get the full metal design of the One (M8).


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for October 8, 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!!

Hands-on with the HTC Desire Eye and the Eye Experience software

Hands-on with the HTC RE Camera

Accessories

Here are the accessories for the HTC RE Camera

Android Wear

Endomondo updates Android app to support Android Wear


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Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, and other Samsung devices could get banned from entering the U.S.

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About a month ago, we reported that NVIDIA was taking Qualcomm and Samsung to court over GPU patent infringement. Well we have a little update that could prove to be a crack in Samsung’s spine. That’s something they don’t need right now considering their financial situation.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to investigate whether any of Samsung’s smartphones and/or tablets should be blocked from entering the U.S. The devices in question utilize either the Snapdragon S4, 400, 600, 800, 801, or 805. This means the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge could literally be blocked from entering into the U.S. Other devices in the complaint include the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4, Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Note Pro, and Galaxy Tab 2.


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for October 7, 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!!

Guides

Best Android Wear apps for creating, sharing, and finding the coolest watch faces

Reviews

Moto G (2014) review: The best budget Android phone just got better

Apps

Amazon will offer a new Washington Post application for Kindle tablets and other devices

Carriers

ZTE launches the jumbo-sized Grand X Max on Cricket Wireless

HTC Desire 612 to land on Verizon’s XLTE spectrum Thursday, October 9


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