Inbox by Gmail shows up in Chrome Web Store

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Earlier this week Google introduced a new alternative to email clients, and their Gmail platform in particular, with the launch of a new product called Inbox. The app is supposed to represent a new way for processing email and tasks and has been described as a melding of Gmail and Google Now. Inbox has also proven to be very popular with technology early adopters as people clamor for invites to be able to try out the new platform. If you are fortunate enough to already be in on the Inbox fun, you may want to head over to the Chrome Web Store to grab the desktop web client for Inbox. Read more

New OPPO teaser hints at second device

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OPPO has scheduled some press events for next Wednesday, October 29th, for the launch of the new OPPO N3 smartphone. A new teaser image posted to OPPO’s Weibo account suggests the company may have a second device to announce at the same time. The image is accompanied by text indicating “One More Step.” The use of “more” could be a subtle suggestion that OPPO has more than one device to announce. Read more

Montblanc introduces premium accessories for the Note 4

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While the Note 4 is being heralded as a premium device with a new premium design, one of the things that hasn’t been upgraded to a new premium feel is the S-pen. It still feels like the Samsung of old with its plastic base and its fake metal accents. Well, International, watch, jewelry, and writing instruments maker Montblanc has those wishing to take the S-pen to the next level covered.

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Get in the fall spirit with Google Calendar’s new seasonal wallpapers

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The Google Calendar app is probably one of the last places you’d expect to get some extremely attractive wallpapers, but Google’s most recent update for the application changes that. The update includes twelve very elegant backgrounds, each representing a different month, and therefore each only visible for a month at a time. Luckily these wallpapers have been extracted from the app and can be downloaded and enjoyed at anytime. Hit the break for the full gallery. Read more

LG debuts NUCLUN processor in the G3 Screen, a Korean exclusive with a 5.9-inch screen

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We’ve seen evidence that LG have been preparing their own processor, and today the Korean manufacturer have confirmed the long-running rumor by announcing the octa-core NUCLUN ARM processor. The processor will make its debut in the G3 Screen (formerly the LG Liger),and will feature LTE-6 capability, allowing download speeds of up to 225Mbps.  Read more

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for October 23, 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!!

Android Wear

Android Wear now has GPS and offline music support

Android TV

Developer brings Android TV to Ouya gaming console

Apps

SwiftKey introduces two new Material Design keyboard skins

Carriers

Famigo coming pre-installed on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 through AT&T

AT&T to offer Kindle Fire HDX 7″ for just $49.99 with every Fire Phone purchase

Sony SmartWatch 3 now available for pre-order from Verizon Wireless

Gaming

NHL 2K15 hits the Play Store

Phones

Amazon takes $170 million hit “primarily related” to the Fire Phone

LG Liger shows up in benchmarks with mid-range hardware

Why did Samsung “ditch the stitch” and other design questions answered

ZTE officially launches the budget-minded ZTE V5 Max

Set-top boxes

Amazon Fire TV now available in the UK

Smartwatches

LG G Watch R will be available in the UK starting tomorrow

LG finally announces global release plans for the G Watch R, but still murky

Next Pebble smartwatch aims to be “more everything,” might feature modular components

Sony SmartWatch 3 now available for pre-order from Verizon Wireless

Tablets

AT&T to offer Kindle Fire HDX 7″ for just $49.99 with every Fire Phone purchase

AT&T to offer Kindle Fire HDX 7″ for just $49.99 with every Fire Phone purchase

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Starting tomorrow, October 24 until November 20, AT&T customers will be able to pick up the latest Kindle Fire HDX 7” tablet for just $49.99 when purchasing an Amazon Fire Phone. However, if you’re perfectly happy with your current smartphone, you could always grab the slate independently for $10 per month with zero down and a two year contract.

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