The rear covers on Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S tablets are deforming due to processors overheating

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Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S tablets offer some seriously nice displays, but it turns out the quality comes at a price.

According to Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru, the tablets’ processors heat up after heavy usage — which is not rare, however this heating up is causing a minor deformation of the rear cover. The above photo features a  Galaxy Tab S 8.4 with a damaged back.

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Samsung assisting Qualcomm with mobile processor production

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Qualcomm, unarguably the most popular mobile processor manufacturer, is receiving some help from an overseas friend. Samsung is stepping forward to supply Qualcomm with new technology. The 14nm (nanometer) FinFit processing technology will be utilized by Qualcomm for future innovations. Other upcoming Qualcomm’s mobile processors slated for this year are based on the 28nm and 20nm processing technologies. Samsung and Qualcomm’s new technology is slated to be ready for sometime 2015.

Source: Yonhap News Agency
Via: Phone Arena

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for July 18, 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

LG G Watch and Android Wear review: The smartwatch revolution has begun

Apps

Amazon announces Kindle Unlimited subscription service

Facebook testing new Buy Button for purchases within the social platform

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NVIDIA will announce the Shield Tablet on July 22nd alongside a wireless controller

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We know an NVIDIA Shield tablet is on the way, and it looks like it’ll be announced sooner rather than later. A set of leaked images and information points towards the gaming tablet being announced on July 22nd in time for a late summer/early fall rollout to consumers.

According to the images, the Shield Tablet will indeed be a powerful tablet paired with a wireless controller instead of the all-in-one package we got with the original Shield device. The tablet sports an NVIDIA K1 processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 1920 x 1200 8-inch screen, and a 5 megapixel front-facing cam. The 16 GB model with WiFi only will run $299, and the 32 GB, LTE-enabled version will cost $399. Either option should be more than capable of handling even the most demanding games available on Android. » Read the rest

[Deal] Motorola offering up to $125 off Moto X — deal expires next week

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With the Moto X scheduled to become a relic later this year, Motorola has some devices to get rid of.

To clear out stock, the company is offering a discount on the device through its website. Just add a Moto X of any color/storage size/etc. to your shopping cart, and add the coupon code “MBXISMOT.”

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HTC to enter the smartwatch game, according to new leaked photo

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Before everyone starts yelling the F-word, (“Fake,” of course, not ****), it seems that the above picture is of an upcoming HTC smartwatch. The information on the screen, as most of you will notice, is fake, as it appears to have some elements of Sense 6 — the device will feature Android Wear, and Android Wear devices will not have any manufacturer skins.

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Leaked list of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 APK files suggest new features on the way

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We’ve got our hands on a list of APK files included in Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 4 — some of which reveal some interesting information regarding the OEM’s next flagship.

While “VoiceNote4t” and “SamsungMusic_20″ are pretty self explanatory, but others peak our interest a bit more.

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Facebook testing new Buy Button for purchases within the social platform

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Major platforms on the Internet like Google and Facebook have depended for years on advertising revenue from companies buying space on the pages displayed to users. As companies continue to squeeze the sales channel in a never-ending quest for revenue, the issue of conversion between a customer finding an ad for something they want to buy and actually making a purchase is receiving a lot of attention. Google has already indicated they are working on improving their shopping experience. Now it appears Facebook is also working on the problem and has started testing a new Buy button that will work within their site. » Read the rest

Battery cover image leaks for unknown Motorola device

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An image of a battery cover supposedly meant for a Motorola smartphone has surfaced on the Facebook account for HellomotoHK. The cover is made out of a kevlar-like material or has been designed to give that appearance and is reminiscent of some recent Motorola Droid device covers.

The cover includes several access holes on the back with two large ones seemingly configured in a manner similar to the HTC One (M8) duo camera. According to HellomotoHK, the cover may be meant for the Motorola Moto X+1 or a Google Play Edition version of the same device. It is also possible it may be intended for an updated version of a Motorola Droid device for 2014.

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via: Phandroid

Amazon announces Kindle Unlimited subscription service

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Following up on the news yesterday that Amazon was about ready to launch a new subscription service, today Amazon has officially released Kindle Unlimited for $9.99 per month. The service functions in a manner similar to Netflix. Once customers pay the monthly subscription fee, they have unlimited access to the library of titles included in the service. The comes to over 600,000 ebooks and thousands of audiobooks. » Read the rest