Google releases animated ads showing off the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

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If you happened to watch last night’s Walking Dead episode online, you might have noticed a few new ads from Google. Yup, they quietly released these because they like having fun with us.

There are three 30 second ads in all with the first one revealing the Nexus 6 with Android L navigation buttons and a new ringtone, while the second one shows the Nexus 9. You will also notice the “Be Together, Not The Same” theme here implying that the Nexus 6 is very big and might not be for everyone. The third ad continues this theme, but doesn’t reveal any of the devices.


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for October 13, 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!!

Accessories

OnePlus announces JBL partnership and E1+ Earphones

Best Buy now stocks official Moto 360 chargers

MHL Adapter Charges your phone and Sends out 4K Video

Android Wear

Gameboy emulator comes to Android Wear because a watch needs those sort of things


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Sony Xperia Z3 coming to T-Mobile October 29

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As expected, Verizon won’t be the only U.S. carrier to offer Sony’s Xperia Z3 (Xperia Z3v for Verizon) flagship phone. T-Mobile just officially announced that Sony’s latest and greatest will be available at participating stores and online starting October 29. Pricing will be $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $26.25 each.

Now if you happen to be a little anxious, you can pre-order the phone starting October 15 at 12:00am PDT. According to T-Mobile’s press release, customers who pre-order “could” receive their phones before the national launch.

We have the full presser after the break.


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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for October 6 – October 12, 2014

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HTC unveiled the selfie-centric Desire Eye and the RE Camera, but are they too gimmicky? Sony is finally bringing a flagship to the U.S., but will consumers take notice? The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 seem primed and ready for a release, which could be as soon as this week. Let’s also not forget about the DROID Turbo, which should launch by the end of the month. MMS messaging finally comes to Google Voice (North America), but Verizon customers were left in the cold. It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another interesting week in the Android world.

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

[App Review] WPS Office is Kingsoft’s beautifully repackaged office suite

Accessories

Here are the accessories for the HTC RE Camera


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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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