Contest: Win a Spigen Capsule Solid case for the Samsung Galaxy S6 from Talk Android! [updated with winner]


The Samsung Galaxy S6 will be one of the hottest devices on the market when it launches around the world next month. Millions of consumers will rush to purchase the device that takes Samsung in a new direction. The Galaxy S6 features a metal and glass body, two materials that just scream high-end. With that high-end look, however, comes concerns with how durable the device is. That is why protecting the Galaxy S6 will be important for many consumers.

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HTC Dot View app update claims to be interesting, appealing, and practical


The latest update to the HTC Dot View app makes the unique case-software combination even more special. The company claims that the update makes Dot View more interesting, appealing, and practical. Games and scrolling messages make Dot View less static and more versatile. The new animated themes certainly add some personality. And the use of the flashlight and voice recorder make Dot View an asset. In all, Dot View now has features that should have existed at launch.

Hit the break for the changelog, gallery, and download links.

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Xiaomi announces Special Edition Mi Note with bamboo cover


Xiaomi just released their Mi Note and Mi Note Pro this past January, both of which are nicely equipped smartphones with price tags considerably less than you may be expecting. On their initial release, both devices came with Gorilla Glass 3 on both the front and the back of the device. Xiaomi decided to change that up a bit for a Special Edition Mi Note that was announced by the company’s CEO, Lei Jun, today via his Weibo account. The new Special Edition Mi Note comes with a bamboo back cover.
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Buy a Moto X, get a Moto E in latest Motorola special


Motorola is offering a special deal through their Moto Maker web site if you order a new Motorola Moto X that could net you a Motorola Moto E for free. To take advantage of the special offer, you have to buy an off-contract Moto X Pure Edition. Once you do that, you can add in a second generation Moto E with support for 3G with a retail value of $119.99 to your cart for free.

The offer is good through March 24th and according to reports, only available to U.S. customers. While the Moto E is a budget smartphone limited to 3G, we do rate it as a solid device for a starter phone or possibly as a backup device to have handy when something happens to your daily driver.

source: Motorola
via: Android Authority


Watch HTC’s big announcement right here


Yesterday, HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie teased a big announcement for tomorrow for U.S. customers. We have no idea what it is. It could be as simple as an official release date for the One M9 or it could be a brand new product. It’s also possible that HTC could launch some sort of special promotion to entice you to buy the One M9.

If you remember, Jason Mackenzie said earlier this month that they will announce something ahead of the M9 launch that will drive M9 sales. Whatever they are going to announce tomorrow, it’s probably something that you won’t want to miss it.

We have the live stream video right after the break so tune in tomorrow (3/18/15) at 12:00 pm ET / 9:00 am PT.

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Chainfire roots T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge prior to official release

samsung_galaxy_s6_front_flat_whiteIt’s pretty rare to see an Android device that doesn’t get rooted at some point in it’s life cycle, and it looks like Samsung’s Galaxy S6 isn’t going to escape that fate. Chainfire’s famous root method has already been confirmed to work on T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and its Edge variant, and those devices aren’t publicly available yet.
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Samsung Galaxy S 4 owners in the United Kingdom getting Android 5.0.1


Starting today, a software update is rolling out to owners of the Galaxy S 4 located in the United Kingdom. The software update overhauls the device with Lollipop and the specific version here is Android 5.0.1. Remember that this is strictly for those in the United Kingdom. Other markets, including the United States, are seeing extremely slow arrivals of the latest version of Android.

Via: SamMobile