Verizon tweets image of DROID Turbo, but pulls it shortly after

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I have heard of teasers, but this might top them all. Verizon, through their @DroidLanding Twitter account, tweeted an image of the upcoming DROID Turbo, but then deleted it soon after.

Seriously? Usually when something like this happens, it’s a mistake, so either Verizon is playing some serious games with us or someone just lost their job.

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Burger King’s failed marketing material creates some interesting device mashups

burger king galaxy s5Yep, that’s a device that looks strikingly similar to Samsung’s Galaxy S 5. It’s also running iOS. Burger King doesn’t think that’s weird at all.

Not too long ago, the fast food chain kicked off a promotion where they would give away a smartphone (with qualifying two-year agreement) to try to and advertise its brand new BK application. Like any good fast food promotion, there is a website with more information, plus some printed material that’s used in store. Some keen redditors noticed that those promo materials features some weird devices. Read more

Snowball tries to pack messaging platforms into single app

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A new app called Snowball has been released to the Google Play Store with the intent of providing a one-stop source for a user’s messaging apps. Although still in beta, Snowball will let users connect to their Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Snapchat, SMS, Hangouts, Twitter, Line, WeChat and Slack accounts. “Connect” is only used in the broadest terms though as all the app really does is watch for notifications from the different messaging platforms and then lets you know so you can check them in an inbox Snowball builds. Read more

HTC releases detailed videos outlining the features of their new Eye Experience

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At an event a couple days ago, HTC revealed its new Eye Experience, a suite of selfie-centric camera tools and applications  that the failing tech giant believes to be useful, though I’m not quite convinced. The suite will be pushed to the One M7, One M8 and presumably other phones running Sense 6.0. For those of you who want to see it in action before its available, HTC has released five detailed videos outlining the features of the Eye Experience. Read more

Nexus 9 to be unveiled next week, but might not be available till next month

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We have heard rumors that October 15th could be the day we finally get to officially see the HTC-made Nexus 9, and we just got further confirmation, and a bonus….the price. BSN is reporting that Google will introduce the Nexus 9 on October 15, but unfortunately it won’t be available until November 3rd for $399

That is contrary to what we have seen in recent years. Generally, when Google introduces a new device, it’s available for order the same day or at least the next day.

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for October 9, 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

[App Review] WPS Office is Kingsoft’s beautifully repackaged office suite

Apps

Glympse Express shares your location temporarily with specified apps and contacts

Verizon launches Slacker Radio Tones for custom ringtones and ringback tones

Google Play Store gets Update

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