TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for July 7 – July 13, 2014

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The LG G3 is finally starting to hit carrier stores, will it be the phone that gets LG over the hump? One of the Chromecast’s sought after features has finally arrived. You can now mirror your smartphone or tablet to your TV, but unfortunately the number of devices is limited. Motorola continues to tease the Moto 360, but we just want them to release it already. Speaking of “releasing it already,” when the hell is Samsung going to release the Galaxy F? At this rate, the Galaxy Note 4 will be out sooner. It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another big week in the world of Android.

Guides

How to get the Android L look on your phone without rooting or installing ROMs

Reviews

[App Review] Take control of your mobile data with the redesigned My Data Manager 4.0

Accessories

HTC Dot View app becomes manageable with themes and settings

HTC Dot View case seemingly heading to additional devices

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for July 11, 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

HTC Dot View app becomes manageable with themes and settings

Android Wear

[New Wear App] Find and open apps a lot quicker on Android Wear with Wear Mini Launcher

Wunderlist gets updated with Android Wear support

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[New Wear App] Find and open apps a lot quicker on Android Wear with Wear Mini Launcher

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The Android Wear interface is simple, which is a good thing, but opening apps is a little convoluted. If you want to use your voice, it’s not too bad, but if you want to navigate with your finger, forget it.

Wear Mini Launcher aims to make things a lot easier, and it does. Once the app is installed, just place your finger at the top left corner and swipe to the right. An opaque drawer will open with all of your apps.  Six app icons can appear at the same time, but you can scroll down revealing more.

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for July 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

Vevo releases major update to music video app

Fleksy’s Android Beta gets updated with 15 new languages and Galaxy Gear support

LG updating their new Smart Keyboard

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You can now purchase the first Chromebooks powered by an Intel Core i3 processor

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Acer continues to grow their Chromebook line, which now includes two new models powered by the 4th generation Intel Core i3 processor. The only difference between the two models is the memory. The C720-3871 sports 2 GB of RAM and is priced at $349.99, while the C720-3404 includes 4 GB of RAM for $379.99.

Both devices will also include an 11.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) display, Intel HD Graphics 4400, stereo speakers, 32 GB solid state drive, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, USB 3.0, card reader, and 8.5 hours of battery life.

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Dead Zebra unveils latest Android figurines, Heroes and Villains II

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Dead Zebra just announced Heroes and Villains II, which is of course a sequel. This time around we get Super User and BotMan working together to stop the evil Professor Eval() and the duplicitous A/B Tester!

This set will debut at the San Diego International Comic Con, July 24-27 2014 in the Dumbrella booth, #1335. The cost will be $40 for each set, but there is a limit of 2 sets. You will be able to order your set starting Preview Night with a limited amount of stock for each day.

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OnePlus Two in the works with a codename of ‘Lettuce’

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While you’re waiting to get your hands on the OnePlus One, we are now starting to get info about the successor….the OnePlus Two. It’s in the works with a codename of “Lettuce” and apparently the OnePlus One was codenamed “Bacon.”

That’s all we have for now, but you can be sure that whatever specs the OnePlus Two has, it will be more superior than the OnePlus One.

Also, in case you have figured it out yet, the OnePlus Three will most likely be codenamed “Tomato.” That and 50-cents won’t even get you a cup of coffee.

source: evleaks

Verizon LG G Vista specs revealed

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The LG G Vista has been leaking slowly, and now we have a few specs to share with you. The Verizon-bound device (VS880) is expected to sport a 5.7-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, a quad-core Snapdragon 400, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, 8 MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front-facing camera, 3,200 mAh battery, and Android 4.4.2. It’s also expected to be 9.9mm thick and weigh in at 162 grams.

This is an obvious mid-range device, with hopefully pretty competitive pricing. Unfortunately we don’t know what Verizon plans on charging for this device nor do we know when it will be released. We will keep you posted.

source: @evleaks

Unknown Motorola smartphone running Android L leaks

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We know that Motorola is readying the Moto X+1, but let’s not forget the DROIDs. We can only assume that new DROIDs will be announced around the same time, just like last year. TK Tech News has already leaked the Moto X+1, but they were given images of another device, but all we know is that it probably isn’t the Moto X+1. What we do know is the display is larger than the Moto X, but it’s our understanding that the Moto X+1 will have a larger display as well, at 5.2-inches. They do compare this device to the Nexus 5, and does appear bigger.

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