HTC One Max officially unveiled, 5.9-inch phablet with a fingerprint scanner and Sense 5.5


You can stop the leaks now because the HTC  made the One Max official. Because of all the leaks, there really isn’t much about the phone that is a surprise, but here’s the final rundown of the specs: 5.9-inch full HD display, 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, microSD for expanded storage, 4 UltraPixel rear camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, IR blaster, fingerprint scanner, BoomSound, 3300mAh battery, Android 4.3, and Sense 5.5 as well as Zoe.

The One Max looks just like its siblings, the One and One Mini. It’s just bigger and has the addition of the fingerprint scanner at the back and the power button moves to the side. The fingerprint scanner will obviously unlock the phone, but you will also be able to open apps automatically when waking the device. I presume the power button placement is because of the size of the phone, thus making it easier for one handed operation.

It will be available in the UK later this week on Vodafone UK, followed by other markets later in the month. As to the U.S., it’s expected to hit Verizon and Sprint in time for the holidays. Pricing wasn’t specified. Hit the break for the “first look” video and full press release.

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“Final” I9505XXUEMJ3 build of Android 4.3 for Samsung Galaxy S 4 leaked


Today, SamMobile has yet another Android 4.3 leak for us. This time, for the Samsung Galaxy S 4, we have a final build of 4.3, named I9505XXUEMJ3. Being final means that future versions will not have anything big added or removed, besides maybe a few bug fixes and improvements. According to SamMobile, the official update should begin rolling out within one to two weeks.

You can head to the source link to download the leaked build for yourself.

Source: SamMobile

Verizon Wireless Galaxy Note 3 root achieved

Verizon_Galaxy_Note_3_Root_AchievedThanks to designgears and Chainfire, the Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been rooted. The bootloader is still locked, but this can only mean that it will be cracked very soon. At least you will be now be able to install apps that require root permission, which many of you need.

The tool is called Root de la Vega, which is named after Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T Mobility. A very important feature of this method is the Knox flags will remain intact, thus keeping your warranty. Just hit the source link for full instructions and file download links.

Cheers Stacy!!

source: XDA

Samsung shows off the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition in new promo video

samsung_galaxy_noteSamsung has put out the official introduction video for their 2014 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. The four and a half minute video shows off the new Note’s light, compact design which is apparently inspired by classic notebooks, and its stunning 2560×1600 display. Other features like Multi-Window, and S-Pen optimized features like Air command, S Finder and Action Memo are also featured in the intro video.

You can check out the video for yourself after the break.

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HTC America’s President claims T-Mobile’s One will receive Android 4.3 this week


Have no worries, owners of an HTC One on T-Mobile! According to HTC America President Jason Mackenzie, the Android 4.3 update is heading your way by the middle of this week “barring some last second issue.” As you may already know, the AT&T version started to receive the update last week. Mackenzie is an avid tweeter and has been relatively accurate with when to expect these updates. And if you’re on Verizon, well, we’ve got nothing for you at the moment.

Source: @JasonMacHTC

AT&T axing traditional plans in favor of Mobile Share


AT&T is following in Verizon’s footsteps and is set to streamline their plans in favor of Mobile Share on October 25. Rather than leaving customers with options for both traditional and shared data plans, AT&T will only offer Mobile Share to new customers. This is following the trend of a few other carriers as they want data caps so you would have to pay more for going over; however, some carriers do have plans with very large caps. Hit the break for AT&T’s post.

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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for October 7 – October 13, 2013


We had another busy week at TalkAndroid so here’s a recap of all the top stories. We had a lot of Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 Kit Kat news this week. We got a really good look at Android 4.4 from leaked screenshots, and just yesterday, a 7 minute video leaked showing off the phone along with an older version of Android 4.4. A few developers seem to think that both the Nexus 5 and Kit Kat will be announced this coming Tuesday. Speaking of Tuesday, it’s confirmed that the HTC One Max will be unveiled on the same day and the fingerprint scanner does a few more things than we thought it did. Samsung took the wraps off of the first smartphone with a flexible display, but is anyone excited about it? Kudos to Sony for coming out with a “mini” phone that has flagship specs, and Verizon is back to their marketing shenanigans again. It’s time to get caught up and get ready for another exciting week.


Top 5 photo and video gallery replacement apps for Android [October 2013]

LG G2 software features walkthrough

How to setup and use Guest Mode on the LG G2

How to multitask on the LG G2 using QSlide apps

How to control your home theater with Quick Remote on the LG G2

How to use Text Link on the LG G2

How to use Slide Aside on the LG G2


LG G2 review: Is this LG’s breakout phone?

Motorola DROID Ultra quick review: A Moto X in a bigger body

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HTC One Max appears in highest quality photo shoot we’ve seen yet


There is no shortage of leaks in regards to the HTC One Max, so why not a few more images? These images just might be the best quality we’e seen yet, which usually happens when we get very close to the actual release. HTC will officially unveil the One Max this week and could likely take a backseat to the Nexus 5.

We already know the full specs, but we also found out that the fingerprint scanner will do more that just unlock the phone.

Hit the break for a many more high quality photos.

Cheers Steve

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Developer Edition to come to Verizon, leaked on Samsung’s website

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There are only a small amount of reasons you wouldn’t want to own a Galaxy Note 3. It’s an amazing device with amazing specs. However, the locked bootloader may be a deal breaker for many would-be consumers— but good news for those of you that previously used that as the reason holding you back from pulling the trigger…

Samsung’s own support website actually “leaked” the Galaxy Note 3 Developer Edition for Verizon— if you use the site’s search box to  look up the Note’s model number, one of the results comes up as “Coming soon! Samsung galaxy Note 3 (Verizon) Developer Edition | SM-N900VMKEVZW.”

Pricing and release date isn’t given anywhere, but we guess that the price will be close to the retail price of the original Note 3, $699.

“Leaks” are not guaranteed to be true, but since it seems to be a mistake on Samsung’s part, this one is almost 100%. (Or, of course, a Samsung employee is just trolling us all, which would be very, very cruel.)

Via: Android Authority
Source: Samsung

‘Runtastic Six Pack Abs Workout’ now available in the Play Store


There are plenty of apps that give users workout regimens, include instructional videos, and more. But there aren’t many that keep you on track, on a schedule, and make sure that you’re doing everything you can to stay in shape.

Runtastic added a new app recently called ‘Six Pack Abs Workout,’ which is now available in the Play Store.

It’s a very useful application with an excellent user interface, complete with 50+ HD instructional ab workout videos. Workout regimens are intense, customized, and perfect for whatever you’re trying to accomplish.

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