How to transfer stuff from your old phone to your new Moto X using Motorola Migrate

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The Moto X has plenty of cool features, but one feature that doesn’t get as much buzz is Motorola Migrate. Motorola developed this application to make it easy for you to transfer text messages, call history, SIM contacts, pictures, video, and music from your old phone to your brand new Moto X. It works wirelessly and is quite easy to setup. Hit the break to get started.

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Google+ for Android update adds Drive integration, removes Messenger

google_plus_driveGoogle+ is receiving an update to its Android app that adds five highly requested features. When Google Hangouts was launched earlier this summer, it caused a lot of confusion when Android users had Google+’s Messenger app in addition to the new Hangouts app. This update removes Messenger, so there shouldn’t be any more confusion. Secondly, users can now share their location differently between their circles. For example, you can choose to share your precise location to one circle, but only your city to another. This comes on the heels of Google Latitude being shut down last week.

The most important update is probably that Google Drive photos now show up within Google+. Meaning, your Google Drive photos can be auto-enhanced and animated through the Google+ app. In addition, smaller features such as easier account switching, and Google Apps for Business support are also added in this version.

Source: +Virgil Dobjanschi

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy S 4 available from AT&T for only $29.99

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If you are interested in getting a Samsung Galaxy S 4 on the AT&T network, but the $199 price tag on a two-year contract is out of your reach, a new option may be just the deal you were looking for. AT&T is now listing refurbished Galaxy S 4 smartphones in their online store for only $29.99 with a two-year contract. At present, only the black or white versions of the device are available.

If you are interested in a “Certified Like-New” Galaxy S 4, hit the source link to start your order.

source: AT&T

HTC ‘Here’s To Change’ commercial spot released a day early

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HTC released their full length 2 minute commercial to the masses a little while ago, and we are still trying to figure out the concept. As expected, Robert Downey Jr is the star and it starts out with the teaser we saw on Vine a couple of weeks ago followed by the teaser we saw on Monday.

The rest of it reveals more random names for what H-T-C might stand for. They even show examples, such as the Humongous Tinfoil, Catamaran, Hipster Troll Carwash, and Hot Tea Catapult. Eventually, Downey settles on Happy Telephone Company.

Right now, this all seems meaningless, but hopefully we will get a better understanding in the weeks ahead. Let’s hope for HTC’s sake. Hit the break for the full commercial spot.

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Samsung Hennessy clamshell phone is now official

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I really liked the “Galaxy Folder” name, but apparently it will be a different phone all together. Today Samsung outed the Hennessy, which is another clamshell phone. This one is destined for China and probably won’t be available anywhere else.

It will sport two 3.3-inch HVGA (480 x 320) displays, a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 5MP rear camera, microSD slot, 1,500mAh battery, Android 4.1, and dual SIM support for CDMA and GSM radios. Still no word on pricing for availability.

source: Engadget

Galaxy Gear smartwatch now confirmed for Samsung Unpacked Episode 2

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Smarthwatches aren’t selling like hotcakes, but that isn’t stopping manufacturers from making them. We already saw a number of models last year and Sony recently introduced the Smartwatch 2. We have already heard rumblings about the Galaxy Gear from Samsung, and we were thinking it would launch alongside the Galaxy Note III at Unpacked Episode 2. Looks like we were right as SamMobile has confirmed it will officially be unveiled at the event.

Unfortunately we really don’t know a lot about the device other than the SM-V700 model number. It will obviously be marketed as a companion device for Galaxy phones, but will it be useful to owners of other Android phones? Hopefully we will see a few more leaks before the September 4th event.

source: SamMobile

More details surface regarding the upcoming LG G Pad tablet

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We got word back in May that LG was looking to re-enter the tablet game sometime during the 3rd quarter of this year. If you remember, LG had the Optimus Pad, which didn’t do so well, and eventually caused LG to stop concentrating on tablets. I guess they just couldn’t stay away as they are readying their next tablet, dubbed the G Pad.

This one will have an 8.3-inch (1920 x 1200) display, a quad-core CPU, and 2GB of RAM. The CPU was unspecified, but I suspect it will be a Snapdragon. There are also plans for it to have both WiFi and cellular options.

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Best Buy inventory screen says Verizon Moto X will arrive August 29

verizon-moto-xWhile nothing is set in stone just yet, a Best Buy inventory screenshot is telling us that we can expect to see the Verizon Moto X on August 29. You might notice that this is the same date the the HTC One is rumored to launch on Verizon as well. A tipster to Android Central sent in the above image, with a note saying that the phone launch had to be pushed back a few days from the original launch date of August 23. The Verizon version of the X is expected to have minimal bloatware and Verizon branding.

Source: Android Central