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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AT&T LG G3 Vigor user guide leaks online

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A couple of weeks ago, we learned that the LG G3 S would be renamed to the G3 Vigor for Sprint, but it appears AT&T is getting the device as well. In fact, the user guide has leaked online. The model is D725 (Sprint is LS885) and it features a 5-inch IPS LCD 720p (1280 x 720) display, a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, 8 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, 2,540 mAh battery, and Android 4.4.2. You can download the English manual from the link below.

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source: MyLGPhones

 

Moto Maker for the MotoX+1 to feature leather and possibly even more

moto_maker_colorsIf information from PhoneArena’s insider who’s “close to the situation” pans out, Moto Maker will be adding a few exciting new features with the release of the Moto X+1. Plastic and wood backing aside (as they’re already available) it looks like the rumored leather backing has been confirmed to be an option. Another option that Motorola is rumored to be toying with is a denim backing, although it’s not confirmed. There’s talk of new colors being added as well but the insider source didn’t know of any new colors being added. We’re a week out from seeing what Motorola has in store for us. Stay tuned!

source: PhoneArena

Ridiculous petition started after LG announces G Watch R and buyer’s remorse sets in

lg-watch-r-facebookWith the announcement of the G Watch R, there are some who purchased the original G Watch that feel slighted by it. So much so in fact that there is now a petition on Change.org asking LG to offer a free way for G Watch owners to upgrade to the G Watch R. So far the petition has 23 of the 78 signatures needed to reach the next step. The petition reads:
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