NVIDIA is working on a new gaming console

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We have seen evidence of a NVIDIA branded controller clearing the FCC that could work with a tablet that recently cleared the Global Certification Forum (GCF). The controller may still work with the tablet, but the BBC is reporting that NVIDIA is readying some sort of gaming console that will have a separate controller.

This gaming console would connect to your TV via HDMI, and  is expected to be powered by NVIDIA”s own Tegra K1 chip. It will not only play Android games, but it will also stream PC games to the TV as well.

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Samsung’s premium metal phone could be the Galaxy Alpha

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Which is it? Is the Galaxy S 5 Prime, the Galaxy F, or the Galaxy Alpha? These are the rumored names for Samsung’s expected premium smartphone.  When rumors started earlier in the year, it was believed to be the Galaxy S 5 Prime, but then the Galaxy F name picked up steam over the last month. Now today, Korean media is buzzing about a Galaxy Alpha, which happens to also have a metal build.

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Verizon’s LG G Vista will release on July 18th

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Verizon’s mysterious budget LG device, the G Vista, is slated to go on sale this upcoming Friday, July 18th. There’s still no solid word on pricing, but since it’s clearly modeled after the G3 with lesser specs, and Verizon is selling the G3 for $99 on-contract, there’s no way this device can cost too much.

As a reminder, we’re expecting the G Vista to launch with a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1.5 GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera and 8 GB of internal storage. It’s pretty likely we’ll see a lot of the G3′s great software features make its way onto the device, too.

source: evleaks

Sony Xperia Z3 gets photographed next to Galaxy Note, slew of images follow

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The upcoming Xperia Z3 was recently caught in the wild and images appeared online. The same thing has occurred yet again. There are two sets of images. The first is like the last one with solo shots showing various angles. With the other, though, the photographer has decided to compare the alleged future Sony flagship with Samsung’s Galaxy Note.

It does seem that Sony is making a design change with this handset, responding to complaints and requests that consumers and critics had. Past Sony flagships have been flat and literally sharp around the edges without much of any curves. These images, however, prove that the company has taken to accept curves make everything easier for the user. Other noticeable design changes include the placement of the speaker, ports, and magnetic connectors. A change that has not been made is with the camera. The Xperia Z2′s 20.7MP Exmor RS sensor is hear yet again.

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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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Mysterious ZTE Olympia coming to T-Mobile ‘soon’

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New information from @evleaks today — a mysterious device known as the ZTE Olympia is coming to T-Mobile.

We don’t have the slightest clue what this phone is or any of its specs, but we would expect it to be a mid-range, affordable device. According to @evleaks’ tweet, it’s coming “soon,” so that doesn’t give much information either.

Keep checking back here for more information on the device, as we’re sure to get some info on it soon.

Source: ZTE

Photoshop Express receives update, adds RAW file support and blemish removal

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Adobe knows that the world is evolving to be mobile-centric, so it order to adapt, it’ll have to continue heavily supporting its mobile applications.

As a result, the company has updated Photoshop Express on both Android and iOS to add blemish removal and defogging tools. Most importantly, perhaps, is the added ability to import RAW files for editing. You can do all of this for free — just head to the link after the break to download the app from the Play Store.

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HTC Dot View case seemingly heading to additional devices

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The Dot View case, which received an intriguing app update yesterday, is currently limited to just the HTC One (M8). The company does not have a Dot View case for any of its other devices. However, that is likely to change. HTC, according to @evleaks, is working on a Dot View case for at least seven other devices.

There will be different levels, though. What the difference between each will be is not yet known, but it likely means HTC will water down the case. The ‘Dot View Premium’ case that is currently featured for the company’s flagship will also be heading to smartphones with the model number’s M8 Ace (One E8), B2 (alleged Butterfly successor), W8 (alleged Verizon Windows Phone), and EYE (alleged selfie handset for AT&T). The ‘Dot View Standard’ case is going to be paired with A51. And the ‘Dot View Lite’ will go with A21 and A11.

Source: @evleaks (Official site)

Augmented SmartWatch Pro now supports Android Wear

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Augmented SmartWatch Pro has been around for a bit of time supporting devices like the Sony SmartWatches, Pebble, and a few others. It adds a hands-free notification aspect to each device it supports. With the 7.3.1 update, Augmented SmartWatch Pro now supports Android Wear devices.

To get the app setup with your Android Wear device, make sure to enable the Android Wear settings. It should already be enabled by default. Then make sure the app has access to notifications within your device’s security settings. Turn off notifications from other apps and choose which apps can push notifications to your device. Even though Android Wear already seems pretty good at handling notifications, this could be an option for people in need of a hands-free solution.

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