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Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 show up on video along with Galaxy A5 official renders

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Now that Samsung has broken the seal on the use of metal on their phones, they won’t be stopping at the Galaxy Alpha. The Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 are both on the way, with the A5 probably closer to release.

Android MX was able to get their hands on the both the A3 and A5 and put together a short little video (see below) showing off the devices. They even included the Galaxy Alpha for reference. As you can clearly see, both the A3 and A5 designs are similar to the Galaxy Alpha.

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Samsung Gear VR release date and pricing revealed

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The Samsung Gear VR was introduced at the Unpacked back in September, but we haven’t heard much chatter on when we can expect to buy the device or how much. it will cost. One would think with the Holiday season approaching, that it would certainly be by the end of the year barring any production issues.

According to Samsung internal documents, we are looking at a release date of December 1st in South Korea with a price of 200,000 Won, which equates to about $187. Unfortunately South Korea is the only region mentioned, but we can only assume other areas will launch around the same time. As to the pricing, my guess was $199 for the U.S., which is inline.

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HTC One (M8 Eye) and Desire Eye pricing revealed

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HTC is hosting a little event this Wednesday in New York City, and we expect to see either the HTC Desire Eye or the One (M8 Eye) along with the RECamera. My money is on the Desire Eye.

Thanks to Zauba, which tracks shipment records, we have an idea of much both devices will cost. The Desire Eye (pictured above) is valued at 21,490 INR, which translates to about $350. The One (M8 Eye) comes in at 27,035 INR or about $440.

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Here’s the back of the Nexus 9

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I am sure you woke up this fine Monday morning saying to yourself, “Wouldn’t it be nice to see the back of the Nexus 9?” Well you wish has come true, and guess what? It says “Nexus” on the back!! :-) Now there is a little bit of a letdown here. You are probably aware that HTC is making the device, which could mean a lot of metal. If that was your wish, I am sad to report that one won’t come true.

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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for September 29 – October 5, 2014

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Other than the REcamera, will we see the One (M8 Eye) or the Desire Eye at this week’s HTC event? Sony is also holding a presser this week, which could finally solidify a presence in the United States. Will it be limited to T-Mobile, or will the other carriers follow suit? We continue to see a lot of leaks regarding the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, but don’t count out the new DROID Turbo. Google’s new YouTube music service appears to be just about ready for launch, not to mention the latest version of Android. What will it be called? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another interesting week in the Android world.

Reviews

A closer look at the battery life on the Moto 360 [Updated with info after KGW42R update]

Android Auto

Google details the development process for Android Auto

Apps – New

Nokia HERE Maps for Android leaks

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