Are you willing to smash your current phone for a chance to buy a OnePlus One?

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We already know that the OnePlus One is going to be very limited, but if you’re willing to do something a little unconventional, you might be able to grab one.

OnePlus has announced “Smash The Past,” which a very unique program in which you can smash your current phone to earn an opportunity to buy the OnePlus One. Now your current phone might be worth something via trade, so to make up for it, OnePlus will allow you to buy your new OnePlus One phone for only $1.00. Plus you will get another invite code to give to one of your friends to purchase their own phone (at full price).

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the OnePlus One has arrived — And boy does it look gorgeous

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To be honest, I wasn’t all too excited with the upcoming arrival of the CyanogenMod based OnePlus One device since I was too busy with the Galaxy S 5, HTC One M8 and even the Sony Z2 unveilings. Turns out the ones you don’t expect turn out to be one hell of a shocker.

The OnePlus One device will come with a 5.5″ IPS display powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 801 processor accompanied with 3GB of RAM. You’ll also see a nice 13MP camera with a 6-lens f/2.0. As for battery, you can expect a nice 3,100mAh Li-Po battery. Throw in a magnesium chassis, and you have one gorgeous phone.

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Motorola shipped 6.5 million devices globally in Q1

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Motorola announced that they have shipped a total of 6.5 million of their devices globally during Q1. Is that a lot you ask? Well, in comparison Samsung sold about 10 million Galaxy Note 3′s in 2 months and 10 million Galaxy S4′s in just one month. I know, it’s not fair to compare it to the world’s number 1 cell phone manufacturer, but it’s still interesting to see what Motorola has been able to achieve.

With their mild success of the Moto X, hopefully the successor will push Motorola’s sales a bit more forward later in this year.

source: Twitter

LG Optimus L70 and L90 being added to Metro PCS and T-Mobile

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Today T-Mobile and Metro PCS confirmed that they would be getting the LG Optimus L70 and L90, both featuring Android 4.4 KitKat along with LG’s custom UI enhancements.

T-Mobile will carry the Optimus L90 starting on April 30, and it will sell for the full retail price of $228. Specs include a 4.7-inch qHD display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Hit the break for the full press release.

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Android 4.4 update with Sense 5.5 approved for Droid DNA, rollout to begin on April 24th

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According to HTC’s executive director of product management, Mo Versi, Verizon’s Droid DNA has gotten technically approval for its Android 4.4.2 update. This update also includes Sense 5.5, and probably a handful of extra little tweaks, fixes, and Verizon additions. The OTA rollout is slated to start on April 24th, which is just over 24 hours away, so if you’ve got a Droid DNA, get ready for a nice update on your device.

Any Droid DNA owners that have been anticipating finally seeing this update?

source: Mo Versi

Samsung cleared initial stock of 250,000 Gear Fit devices in 10 days

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According to an early report, Samsung shipped out roughly 250,000 Gear Fit wearables, and within 10 days, they were all sold. It’s obviously not as impressive as selling millions of smartphones, but it does show that there’s plenty of interest in the Gear Fit, despite the relatively high price tag and getting panned in early reviews.

Samsung reportedly only sold 25,000 of the devices in its home country, South Korea, sending the rest out to meet global demand. Hopefully Samsung will be able to ramp up the supply to meet the demand for the Fit in the coming months.

source: News.MK

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HD Widgets 4 beta available now, to be rolled out May 1st

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Today HD Widgets 4 beta was released by cloud.tv, signaling a new generation of the popular HD Widgets. To participate in using the beta version of the widgets, users need to join the beta group using a Google+ account and then follow then instructions.

The new widgets feature a refreshed UI, and the app uses a new side menu for fast and easy navigation. The weather screen also now features an hourly forecast graph as well as more details. The app will be released to the Play Store on May 1st, and will exit beta at this time.

Source: cloud.tv

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for April 22, 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

10 hidden features of the Galaxy S 5 that you need to know

Accessories

HTC Dot View Case hack will allow more notifications to work with the flip cover

Apple vs Samsung

Google will pay some of Samsung’s costs from Apple lawsuit in addition to joining defense

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Google hosting Spring Google Play sale on several premium games

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Google is hosting a big sale on some popular games on the Play Store right now, offering top titles at a pretty big discount. Games like Gameloft’s The Dark Knight Rises, Need for Speed, and 10000000 are on sale for a buck, and others like NBA 2k14 have dipped to around 3 dollars.

If you’ve been itching for a new game to play on your commute in the mornings, hit the link below to take advantage of the deals.

source: Google Play

According to study, Samsung’s apps are mostly unloved

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Samsung has put a lot of effort into its apps of late, but a recent study shows that its efforts are mostly for nothing. The company clearly still has a long way to go.

According to the study, users spend a very little amount of time on Samsung’s apps. These apps include services like ChatON, which is Samsung’s answer to WhatsApp. In fact, the report shows that users of the Galaxy S3 and S4 spent an average of 6 seconds per month on ChatON, which is compared to over 11 hours on Facebook per month and 2 hours per month on Instagram.

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