Motorola Fall boot animation starting to appear on devices

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It’s a new season, which means there has to be a new boot animation for Motorola devices. A few of you emailed us to let us know they are seeing a new Fall themed animation on their original Moto X. So I rebooted mine, and bingo, there it was.

Interestingly enough, Motorola isn’t doing this update through their Motorola Boot Services, so we aren’t sure if this will become the norm. The app is still in the Play Store though. I have yet to see this new animation on the new Moto X, Moto G, or Moto E, but I am sure it will land on those devices soon.

If you have a Moto device, then reboot it and see if you have the new animation. If you don’t, you can always hit the break to see what all the fuss is about.


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OnePlus pre-order warm up came and went

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Well the season is upon us. I’m not talking about the Nexus season, but rather the month where the OnePlus goes on sale for pre-order. With OnePlus getting rid of its ridiculous invite shenanigans for a more traditional pre-order system, the company told us to wait until October for it to get its pre-orders for the OnePlus One in gear. To kick off this event, the company doled out 20,000 more invites for the phone. However unlike the sexist, destructive or seasonal contests all you had to do was fill out a Google form.

But sad news for anyone still reading this that didn’t enter their information in, the sign up is done. If you’re one of the lucky 20,000, you’ll receive your invite within 48 hours. From there all you have to do is order your device. The rest of you will have to wait until the pre-order process is green-lighted. Until then, you’ll have to wait patiently.

source: OnePlus

Google reportedly working on new messaging app

Google_Logo_7356When we first saw the mock up for the new Nexus, there was a messaging icon that was unexplainably there. With Hangouts being Google’s all-encompassing go-to messaging app, especially after the addition of Google Voice, it kind of seems like another messaging app would be a wasted effort but it appears that Google is working on one nonetheless. However before you go off thinking that this will be a whole new Hangouts it appears that this is will be tested in emerging markets and be similar to WhatsApp.


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Images and specs of the HTC Desire Eye leak

HTC_Desire_Eye_Leak_01AWe saw leaked images of the HTC One (M8 Eye) earlier in the week, and now we have the HTC Desire Eye. The question is which one will we see next Wednesday in New York City?

While the HTC One (M8 Eye) appears to be more of a replica of the HTC One (M8), the Desire Eye appears to be the cheaper version of the two Eye phones. It sports plastic, but the specs appear to be about the same. You will also notice that the rear camera lens isn’t centered like on the One (M8 Eye) or even the One (M8). However the front-facer is centered, but the One (M8 Eye) isn’t.


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for October 2, 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

A closer look at the battery life on the Moto 360 [Updated with info after KGW42R update]

Apps

Google Play Newsstand latest app to get the material design treatment

Dropbox now lets you copy files stored in the cloud to an SD card

Instapaper ditches price tag in favor of a subscription model


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LG looking towards webOS as an option for upcoming smartwatch

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We’ve already got two LG smartwatches running Android Wear — but who said the company couldn’t double dip into the market, this time with a device running webOS?

It doesn’t sound like such a bad idea, as Samsung has already diversified itself by offering Tizen-based smartwatches in addition to its Android Wear devices.

Speculation seems to be true regarding LG and webOS, as the company had a developer website set up earlier today for the project. (Although it has since been taken down.)

There are some screenshots from the site, though — check one out above and another after the break.


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LG G Stylus gets priced on LG’s Indian website

LGG3StylusLG has finally officially listed the G Stylus on its Indian website, along with a recommended price tag. The stylus-wielding smartphone is priced at RS 21,500, which isn’t too bad considering what’s under the hood.

The LG G Stylus packs a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, a 5.5-inch qHD screen, and Android 4.4 with most of the G3′s bells and whistles. It’s also equipped with 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage plus the microSD card slot, a 3,000 mAh battery and a 13 megapixel rear camera. It’s certainly not a Galaxy Note killer, but if you like the idea of having a stylus without breaking the bank, it’s a solid option.

source: Fone Arena