TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for October 27 – November 2, 2014


The Nexus 6 pre-order came and went quicker than a heartbeat. The DROID Turbo was finally unveiled by Verizon making me wonder why the Moto X (2014) wasn’t this good. A slew of Google apps get the Material Design treatment, and Google Fit finally launches. Amazon surprised us with a pretty compelling new Chromecast competitor, and you never know what you will find in Google Street View. It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another exciting week in the Android world.


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Pre-orders for Google’s first Gamepad are now live

Nexus Player rumored to arrive in Europe next year

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Cast Screen support added to Sony Xperia Z3v, Z3 Tablet Compact, and more


The Cast Screen for Android devices has slowly made its way to additional devices. Still, the total is quite low and there are some key devices missing. One company that is seeing many of its devices supported is Sony. Last month, its flagship Xperia Z3 and smaller Z3 Compact gained Cast Screen support. Now, the a couple more have been added in.

Here are the newest Sony devices to get Cast Screen support:

  • Xperia Z3v
  • Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
  • Xperia Z2
  • Xperia Z2 Tablet

Source: Google Support
Via: 9to5Google

Google fined $2,250 for exposing Canadian woman’s cleavage on Street View


Unless you’re new to the internet, you’ve probably heard of some of the crazy stories surrounding photos and images on Google’s Street View services. Everything from crime scenes to urban legends have allegedly been captured on the service, if you know where to look.

This situation is more than just an internet rumor, though. A woman in Canada filed legal claims against Google for capturing a shot of her leaning forward on her porch and exposing her cleavage, showing her off to anybody that bothered to look up her address on Street View. Apparently whoever is in charge of blurring out things like license plates and addresses didn’t think this was worth censoring.  Read more

Verizon gives more data to the More Everything plan


Carriers are already in the holiday spirit and November has only begun. Verizon, like Sprint and AT&T, is giving more data to its customers. The More Everything plan has more data allotted to it. The $80 plan now supplies 10GB to customers and the $100 plan has been raised to 15GB of data. New customers as well as existing customers are able to take advantage of Verizon’s promotional pricing.

Hit the break to see what else Verizon is offering new customers.

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AT&T adjusts Mobile Share Value plans with increased data


Who loves more data? Everyone! There is good news for customers seeking to get more bang for their buck at AT&T. The carrier is raising the roof on the data allotted to its Mobile Share Value plans that cost $40 and $70. The data offered for $40 is going from 2GB to 3GB while $70 moves from 4GB to 6GB. The changes are going into affect on November 2.

This is all due to carriers making changes across the board. With November here and the holiday season approaching, carriers are doing whatever they can to attract new customers and retain current ones.

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Latest Play Services APK findings show new “Copresence” app is on the way


If a line of code hidden within Google’s latest Play Services APK and pending patents are anything to go by, it certainly looks as if the search engine giant is preparing to release a new mobile communication service, entitled “Copresence,” which should make sharing data between Android and iOS incredibly easy.

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