Motorola XT1112 shows up in shipping manifest, possibly another “Shamu” contender

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We’ve seen a ton of devices with different model numbers that could end up being a Motorola Nexus 6, and today you can add the Moto XT1112 to that growing list. The XT1112 showed up in Zauba’s database, which is an import/export system that tracks devices coming in and out of India. Interestingly, though, the description for that particular model is “SHAMU PHONES (PROTOTYPE) (FOR DEMO PURPOSE) MOTOROLA XT1112″ which could just mean that particular model is the version that’s going to be sold in India. Or, it could be something else entirely. At this point it’s anyone’s guess.


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Upcoming Nexus tablet manufactured by HTC gets WiFi certification

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It is expected that a Nexus tablet will arrive this fall to coincide with the release of Android L. We have seen it referred to as Flounder, Volantis, and Nexus 9. The tablet, regardless of what you call it, is widely expected to be manufactured by HTC and a tablet matching its profile has received WiFi certification on August 15.

The certification is filed under the “Tablet (Wi-Fi and other)” section rather than WiFi-only. This means that Google is presumably going to carry both a WiFi version and an LTE-ready version. Here, have multiple stock keeping units (SKUs) and that likely confirms the different various; however, it could also indicate a choice of color or storage for this Nexus device.

Source: Wi-Fi Alliance [PDF Download Link]

MacroDroid update brings Android Wear compatibility

Macrodroid_wearMacroDroid’s latest update (2.3.8) comes with Android Wear support, which will give users a plethora of new features for customizing your android experience. Using the Android Wear trigger from within the app will allow you to set up certain macros to invoke from within the app. the Trigger can also be set up to start as soon as your device connects to your phone. You can also quick launch the app by swiping down from the top corners of your device when the screen is on.
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Google pulls all Swing Copters knock-offs from Play Store

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Fans of Flappy Bird may have been excited to download its sequel, Swing Copters, and then were either greeted by a cheap knock-off or disappointed to find that they had to sift through dozens of clones that were released before the official app even saw the light of day. Thankfully, Google has taken matters into their own hands and have removed all of the clones from the Play Store. 
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LG G3 customers having issues with cracks in microphone area

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If you’ve got an LG G3, you might know exactly what I’m talking about — or you might find out pretty soon.

It appears that G3 customers from all over the world are having issues with the microphone area cracking. It’s becoming a pretty common issue, so we expect that LG as well as the carriers know about this already and are prepared to give out new devices to those who have had the issue with their device.

Hit the break for photos to see what we mean.


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Convenient, but is it efficient? Samsung’s upcoming USB cable charges three device at once

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It’s any techie’s dream. One charger for all (most) of their devices.

We’ve seen devices piled up on power-mats, but nothing really close to a three-way USB charger.

The USB plugs into the wall charger (as usual) on one end, and on the other, there three micro-USB plugs split from the original cable. With the $39.99 device, you’ll be sufficiently able to charge three devices at once — but is it worth it?


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[Deal]: Grab a Samsung Galaxy S5 from Radio Shack for $79.99 with a new two year contract

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Were you interested in getting a Samsung Galaxy S5 at launch but were deterred by its pricetag?

Well now might be a good time to pounce.

The Samsung flagship is currently on sale for only $79.99 (with a new two-year contract) at Radio Shack.

If you need a refresher on what the device has to offer, check out our review here.

Source: Radio Shack 

Details on upcoming Samsung Gear 3 leak, could debut in two weeks

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Many have argued that the market isn’t yet ready for a massive influx of smartwatches, but Samsung would disagree — and perhaps that’s all that matters.

We’ve already seen the Galaxy Gear, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Fit and Gear Live come from the manufacturer, and it appears that we should be expecting the arrival of the Gear 3 relatively soon.


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Samsung details manufacturing process behind the upcoming Galaxy Alpha

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Loyal Samsung users have been waiting years for a Galaxy device with a metal body, and Samsung has finally granted their wish with the upcoming Galaxy Alpha. There is no denying the Alpha is an attractive device, and on top of that its Samsung’s slimmest smartphone to date. For the curious-minded folks out there, Samsung has also posted a detailed entry on their blog showcasing the manufacturing process behind the Galaxy Alpha.


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Photos of Samsung’s upcoming Gear VR have surfaced showing off sleek design

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Virtual reality is a hot topic these days, and it seems Samsung is dunking their toes in early. Some images of what appears to be Samsung’s rumored Gear VR have made their way onto the internet, conspicuously close to the upcoming IFA 2014 event. Bearing the model number SM-R320, the Gear VR is expected to compete with Sony’s upcoming Project Morpheus headset. The headset boasts the advantage of being developed in collaboration with Oculus VR, makers of the Oculus Rift, and is rumored to feature an OLED display.


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