OnePlus One pre-orders Round 2 to take place November 17 with steep discounts on accessories

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As promised, OnePlus is hosting another round of pre-orders for the OnePlus One on November 17. The first round took place on October 27, and didn’t go so well due to software issues. What is it about companies not being able to handle pre-orders properly? Obviously OnePlus isn’t alone here.

Anyways, the ordering will go live at 16:00 GMT (8am PST, 11am EST) on November 17 for one hour. You can still prepare your cart ahead of time (right now actually) with your shipping and billing information. Once the ordering begins, you will be able to check out and complete your order. It’s also possible that your order would ship right away if stock is available. If not, your order will go to pre-order status and you will get an estimated ship date.

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Here’s how Android Lollipop differs from KitKat on the Galaxy S 4

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Last week, we were able to see what the Android Lollipop update will look like on the Galaxy S 4, but if you want a more detailed comparison with the current KitKat version, you’ve come to the right place. Sam Mobile put together a video detailing the differences as well as some screenshots.

The overall look of the UI will be the same, but the core apps will get updated with Material Design and a lot of the functionality gets improved. There are a notable amount of performance improvements as well.

We have a bunch of screenshots and the video after the break.

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Get your Material Design fix with over 140 different wallpapers

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While many people on the Internet are upset with OEMs like Motorola and LG working on getting Lollipop out to their phones “before” Nexus devices — that are slated for Wednesday, Nov. 12 — others are helping people get their Material Design fix by collecting material inspired wallpapers. One said man, is Google+ user Brian Parkerson.

Over the weekend he collected 142 material wallpapers While some of the wallpapers are different color variations of the same wallpaper, Even so, this album should have something for everyone. We have a gallery for you after the break to give you a highlight of what you’ll find. Hopefully this will help a few of you out there until you get your Android 5.0 update.

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Play Music Revisited: All Access enters the material world with Songza Concierge

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It’s been just about a year and a half since Google released its music streaming service, All Access. In that time, Google acquired Songza, a lesser known curated music streaming service, back in July. Since then, it has been speculated that Google would eventually roll those features into its ever-popular music service.

Google recently brought Material Design to the Play Music app, but they also added Songza’s Concierge, bringing a whole new element to All Access. Given that Play Music has joined the material world, it’s time to give it a revisit. A month after All Access came out, I heralded it as an amazing streaming experience, hit the break to see if I still do so a year and a half later.

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SCR Screen Recorder updated to 5.0 to allow capture without root

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One of the low-key new features in Android 5.0 Lollipop is the ability to screen record without the need to root. Since Android 5.0 has been released for developers, only a few took advantage of this feature in new apps, but now one of the most popular screen recorder apps, which used to require a rooted device to function, has updated their app to take advantage of the new API. SCR Screen Recorder has released a 5.0 version of their app, which allows you to record up to 3 minutes for free for a watermarked video, or pay for the $1 Pro version for unlimited recording.

Check out download links past the break.

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New Note 4 commercials hit YouTube

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Do you Note? That’s the question of the latest in Samsung’s newest Note 4 commercials. One shows a man in dire need of a place to relieve himself. Another shows a “photo war” between two friends. It’s nice to see that Samsung has gone away from bashing the competition and highlighting the fun you can have with Samsung’s latest large screened phone. We have the commercials for you after the break. Enjoy.

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You can play classic PlayStation games on Android Wear

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Last month we showed you a Gameboy emulator that runs on Android Wear smartwatches, and today we have some more exciting news for classic game enthusiasts. A two minute clip from Youtube user “EpicLPer” shows an Android Wear smartwatch running a PlayStation emulator playing the game Croc. The emulator is called ePSXe, and seems to play pretty well on LG G Watch’s Snapdragon 400 processor.

It’s a pretty small screen to be playing a game that was meant for televisions, but it’s an incredibly portable way to play your favorite games if you’re feeling nostalgic. You can check out EpicLPer’s video past the break.

Source: Cult of Android

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Samsung releases Smart Home videos to elaborate on its purpose

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At 2014’s IFA, Samsung chief executive BK Yoon said, “The biggest change, the biggest transformation, it will happen in our Homes, at a speed we can barely imagine.” Samsung wants to explain what they mean by that, and have released six new videos showing how Smart Home will make your life easier through their automation. The videos show how the company can make everything from powering your home appliances to watching movies a lot simplified.

You can check out all of the new videos past the break.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

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