Samsung offering Galaxy S 5 in two pink colors in Japan

Champagne Pink

Samsung is making the Galaxy S5 widely available all over the world, and will be treating the women in Japan with two new shades of pink for the device.

The colors include “Soft Metallic Pink” and “Champagne Pink.”

The company previously offered a rose-colored Galaxy Note II in Taiwan for a Valentine’s Day special. If you’re looking to pick one up, it looks like you’ll have to order it overseas.

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HTC One M8 Mini to leave out key Sense 6 features including Zoe, Pan 360, Motion Launch and Fitbit

HTC One M8 mini

We’ve heard plenty already about HTC’s upcoming One M8 Mini, the little brother to its latest flagship device. But today we’re hearing a bit more, and it isn’t the most encouraging news.

It looks as though the phone will be sold without some of Sense 6’s most useful features, including Zoe, Fitbit, Motion Launch, and Pan 360 photos.

The reason for these features being left out can be pointed directly to the lack of the Snapdragon 801 processor and the duo camera, both featured on the One M8. It does seem a bit odd, though, that Pan 360 and Zoe are being left out, because HTC has included the features on past devices without a duo camera or the Snapdragon 801. It’s all still rumored, so we’ll just have to wait and see to be sure.

Source: @evleaks

Samsung facing public scrutiny after workers’ deaths from poor working conditions


In a public statement released today, Samsung apologized for the illnesses and deaths of several of its factory workers who have contracted diseases after working at the company’s plants in Asia.

The company’s CEO, Kwon Oh-hyun, said, “Several workers at our production facilities suffered from leukemia and other incurable diseases, which also lead to some deaths.”

About a month ago, reports began to surface that the workers in Samsung’s semiconductor plants in Asia are facing miserable working conditions, which have caused serious health threats — including leukemia.

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Specs for upcoming Oppo N1 Mini leak, Oppo N2 rumored to be in development


Oppo is certainly more of an “underground” OEM when it comes to the major brands like Samsung, LG, Apple, Motorola, HTC, etc., but that doesn’t mean the company can’t roll with the big boys.

Last September, Oppo unveiled the N1, a device that was both beautiful, inside and out. The specs were top-notch, and the phone featured a 13MP camera that can be rotated 206 degrees — a truly revolutionary design. However, the device’s time has come and gone, as Oppo has moved on with another flagship, the Find 7 — another stunning device.

But the company isn’t going to forget about the N1 just yet. The N1 Mini, a little brother to the company’s September flagship, is coming soon, and we now have some specs to share…

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Specs for LG’s G Pad 7 tablet revealed in benchmark test

Antutu G Pad 7

LG’s new G Pad line of three tablets (7, 8 and 10.1 inches respectively) have officially been outed, but individual specs have not yet been released — until now, at least for the G Pad 7, that is.

According to a recent AnTuTu benchmark for the device, it’ll come with a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU at 1.2GHz, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage, a 1.3 MP front shooter and a 3.2 MP main camera. The screen, of course, measures at 7-inches and display resolution is 1280 x 800.

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Motorola announces the Moto G Ferrari Edition for Mexico with a hefty price tag


Yesterday, Motorola announced the Moto E and the Moto G with 4G LTE and microSD slot, but what about that Ferrari Edition we heard about last month? Turns out they did announce it yesterday, but only for Mexico.

The Moto G Ferrari Edition is essentially the Moto G, except it sports a Kevlar back plate, 16 GB of storage, and Ferrari branding. We have no idea why it isn’t completely red, but it does have red accents as well as Ferrari logos on the front and back. Since the Ferrari is synonymous with speed, we are also wondering why it doesn’t sport something faster than the Snapdragon 400. However, you will get a healthy dose of Ferrari content pre-installed on the phone. Exactly what that is, we don’t know. We can only assume wallpapers and such.

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Plex Pass camera upload feature now available for Android devices

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If you use Plex (and Plex Pass) you probably know there’s a feature where you can automatically upload photos into your Plex picture library. If you like the feature, you’ll be happy to know that the feature is finally available in the Android Plex app.

You’ll still need to subscribe to Plex Pass, but otherwise the feature works pretty flawlessly. It’ll automatically upload any new photos on your device to your Plex library to be viewed on any other device you use. Pretty handy.

source: Plex Blog

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for May 13, 2014


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!!

Hands on with the Moto E


Nexus 5 snap case now available on Google Play

Samsung external battery pack raises the design bar for accessories

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