Nokia’s HERE Maps coming to Android, exclusive to Samsung devices for now

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If any of you have ever used a Lumia phone, you may have some experience with Nokia’s fantastic HERE Maps app. The application is similar to Google Maps in that features advanced turn-by-turn navigation and downloadable maps. Nokia announced recently that they would be bringing the app to Samsung’s line of Tizen-powered Gear devices for turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation. However, the fun doesn’t end there as Nokia has announced that HERE Maps will soon be available for Android, although for now it will be exclusive to Samsung devices.


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Note 4 cases surface hinting at a design different from what has been leaked

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is one of the most anticipated phones thats getting revealed at next week’s IFA 2014 event, and for a while now we thought we had a pretty clear picture of what the upcoming phablet would look like. However, accessories retailer Trait-Tech have put some cases for the Note 4 in their store, and if they are legitimate, they could hint at a different design for the device.


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OnePlus is ditching their invite system for a more traditional pre-order

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The OnePlus One has had the opposite of a smooth launch so far. Between a clunky invite system, an exploding phone and an incredibly sexist contest, consumers waiting to get their hands on the self-proclaimed “flagship killer” have been getting restless. Luckily the folks at OnePlus have heard your cries for help and have announced via a Reddit AMA that they will be launching a more traditional preorder system sometime in October.


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Update pushed to Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Sprint Spark includes international WiFi calling

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Owners of the Galaxy S 4 with Sprint Spark, get over to the Software Update menu. The Samsung flagship from 2013 is getting an over-the-air (OTA) update that brings international WiFi calling to the device. The GS4 is the first Sprint device to get the international WiFi calling update. Now, owners of the device can place or receive international calls over a WiFi network while traveling abroad in what Sprint says amasses more than 100 countries.

Sprint does intend on extending this feature to other devices as the year progresses.

Source: Sprint

 

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for August 28, 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

Microsoft OneDrive app brings together personal and work accounts

SportsCenter app’s new On-Air feature redirects to WatchESPN and ESPN Radio

Carriers

Cricket offers new customers $100 for switching from T-Mobile or MetroPCS

Update pushed to Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Sprint Spark includes international WiFi calling

Verizon resurrects DROID RAZR M as Luge by Motorola for prepaid accounts


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Motorola and Yo contest didn’t go so well, but 20 more Moto 360 smartwatches are up for grabs

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Did you enter the Motorola and Yo contest to win a Moto 360? If you did, you might have thought you won the coveted watch, but ended up in disappointment.

Today at 3:00pm CST, as planned, All contest participants received a link through the Yo app. Most people thought that if you were one of the first 20 people to click the link, you won a Moto 360. The only problem was that you actually had to fill out a form in order to complete the task at hand. Actually that wasn’t the only problem. The other problem, and actually a bigger one, was that it clearly stated at the top of the form, “Yo! You won a Moto 360!” Obviously that wasn’t the case. As stated in the rules, the first 20 people to complete the form would win the almost-full circle smartwatch.


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SportsCenter app’s new On-Air feature redirects to WatchESPN and ESPN Radio

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It can be a pain to juggle between ESPN’s massive amount of applications. Fortunately, ESPN is making things easier with a new feature that will redirect a user to another one of their app’s serving content. With the SportsCenter app’s new On-Air feature, a user can quickly jump from there to WatchESPN or ESPN Radio without a hitch. WatchESPN is the company’s video streaming platform and ESPN Radio streams what is broadcast over the airwaves. Now, you do not have to jump around in search of content from the sports giant.

There are other, smaller changes that improve functionality and design in certain areas. To take a look at those changes and check out the download links, hit the break.


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Qualcomm teases multi-core device with 64-bit processing for next week

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Next week in Berlin, the major players in the mobile industry will have plenty of news to share. Qualcomm released the image above as a teaser for what it has in store for IFA 2014. The image was posted on the company’s Twitter account and included the caption “We’re thinking about your future: a #Snapdragon powered multi-core 64-bit smartphone is headed to @IFA_Berlin.”

So next week, a new processor will 64-bit support will be introduced. We have already seen an alleged leaked roadmap with upcoming chipsets, so this is likely one of them.

Source: Qualcomm (Twitter)

LG G Watch R pricing revealed

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LG sent us a presser last night regarding the G Watch R, but it didn’t specify any pricing. However, the German presser did. The full circle smartwatch will go for €299, which is €100 more than the G Watch.

Die LG G Watch R wird in Deutschland ab Oktober zu einem UVP von 299 Euro verfügbar sein. Auf der IFA in Berlin ist die G Watch R vom 5. Bis 10. September am LG-Stand in Halle 11.2 bereits zu bewundern.

Google translation:

The LG G Watch R will be available in Germany from October at a recommended retail price of 299 euros. At IFA in Berlin Until September 10 at the LG booth in Hall 11.2 already admire the G Watch R on 5.


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