TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for April 14 – April 20, 2014

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Now that the Galaxy S 5 and HTC One (M8) have officially launched globally, all eyes are focused on the upcoming OnePlus One, which will debut this week. Not to mention, things are starting to heat up regarding the LG G3. Will Google offer an extremely low-priced Nexus? Speaking of low-priced, we found out that Motorola has something else in the cooker. The Project Developer’s Conference was this week, and we got our best look at how these modular phones will work. It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another exciting week in the world of Android.

Guides

Best Android keyboard replacement apps [April 2014]

How to setup and use Sense TV on the HTC One (M8)

Reviews

HTC One (M8) Review: The Rolex of smartphones

Featured Android Game Review: Neon Commander [Arcade]

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Moto E is Motorola’s ultra-thin smartphone for Mexico

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Remember the Motorola device that leaked yesterday in with three variants? Those variants belong to the Moto E name. It has leaked again. The device, which is seemingly heading to Mexico (for now), is similar to the affordable Moto G; however, the specifications are slightly altered and the price tag reflects that.

For roughly 2999 pesos (or $230) without a contract, the Moto E brings a 4.3-inch 720p display with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM powered by a 1900mAh battery. Internal memory integrated is sized at 4GB and a microSD card slot looks like it will be included. Also, a 5MP camera sits on the rear of the device.

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Images of the upcoming OnePlus One leak along with the StyleSwap covers

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With a few days left to the announcement of the upcoming OnePlus One smartphone, the company revealed a part of the CyanogenMod 11S interface earlier today and now, the press render of the device is finally available for everyone to see. 

As you can see, the front design of the device is very much similar to the Oppo Find 7, not to forget that OnePlus is founded by one of the former Oppo staff. The design looks beautiful and is pretty much the same as the one shown on the packaging and retail materials leaked earlier. Read more

Sony Xperia Z2 gets minor OTA update

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The Xperia Z2, Sony’s flagship smartphone for this half of 2014, is receiving a small over-the-air update. It is still Android 4.4.2 KitKat, but the build has gone from 17.1.A.2.55 to 17.1.A.2.69 with this OTA update. There are some reports that Sony has shipped this build with some Xperia Z2 handsets and those without it will be getting it now. There are not major changes made with this update. It seems like Sony is just using it for bug fixes and performance improvements.

Source: Xperia Blog

LG Isai FL in pink leaks alongside some specifications

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The upcoming LG Isai FL that is bound for Japan has leaked once again. This time, @evleaks has given us a look at it in pink. But the image is not the only piece provided with his tweet. Also included were some specifications. The LCD display, which pushes the bezel-less boundary, is 5.5 inches. Inside will be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz paired with 2GB of RAM. In addition to 32GB of internal storage, LG is including a microSD card slot.

While this handset is clearly covered with a skin produced by LG, Android 4.4 KitKat is at its core. And the outside of this device will actually be water-resistant to a degree. As I noted in the last leak for this device, it could be indicative of the LG G3 or even the Nexus 5 successor. The design language resembles both last year’s LG G2 and Nexus 5. In fact, it looks like a cross of the two. Read more

New wireless charging technology can charge up to 40 devices at once

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Charging technology has developed a lot over the past few years, especially wireless charging technology. In fact, new wireless charging technology developed at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology that can charge a whopping 40 phones at once from up to 5 meters away.

The system is called the Dipole Coil Resonant System, and while it’s still in prototype phase, it could make charging cables a thing of the past. It essentially uses 2 long magnetic coils to power devices through inductive charging. Not only could it charge your mobile devices, but it could also power things like your TV.

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AllCast receiver released to Amazon Appstore for Fire TV

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Soon after the launch of Amazon Fire TV, Koush, a well known developer has released his AllCast app to the new system. While before you had to sideload the app manually, now you can get it straight from the Amazon Appstore.

The app essentially allows users to pair their Android phone or tablet with Amazon Fire TV, allowing them to stream media content. Users can seamlessly switch between content source and input on your TV (Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, etc.).

Source: Amazon

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for April 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!!

Guides

How to setup and use Sense TV on the HTC One (M8)

Apps

Samsung’s Milk Music will soon implement ads, $3.99 monthly to remove them

Amazon Appstore holding an Easter egg hunt full of deals and rewards

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