HTC ‘One Wear’ to possibly be round and come in different materials


Like other companies jumping on the Android Wear train, HTC is rumored to have a wearable in the works that should debut sometime this summer. While the Moto 360 is slated to be a classy piece of hardware HTC may give Motorola a run for its money with its own smartwatch. According to the latest rumor, brought to us by the guy who leaked the S 5 Active video, the device — possibly to be called One Wear — will come in a premium design.

“It’s been an interesting few days here in Taiwan. Sources have provided more than rumors but a actual demo of the HTC smart watch. I did ask for a name. Tentatively it’s called the One Wear, slated to launch late August early September of this year. The design is round much like the Moto 360, will be available in a polycarbonate and metal flavors.”

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Google clarifies UFOs were not seen in Kentucky, merely a Project Loon balloon


For now on, second guess yourself if you saw an unidentified flying object (as if you don’t already). Over in Pike County, Kentucky in 2012, residents believed they saw some UFOs soaring in the sky. Those residents were wrong. A year after the alleged sightings, Google has stepped forward to claim the blame.

A Project Loon balloon that was launched in California somehow made its way eastward to Kentucky. Something went wrong with the controls and Google had no chance to recover the it. Despite Google providing an explanation saying that it was a prototype with a lengthier body, some of Pike County’s residents still believe they saw something much different than a balloon.

Source: Space
Via: BGR

AT&T officially announces the Samsung Galaxy S 5 Active


The Galaxy S 5 Active is finally here. The very durable handset from Samsung is available first on AT&T. If Titanium Gray isn’t really your color, you can choose from Camo Green and Ruby Red. Like the flagship Galaxy S 5, the GS5 Active has a 5.1-inch display with a 1080p resolution. Inside is once again Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz.

Since everything is pretty much the same, what’s the difference here? The Galaxy S 5 Active has shock resistance in addition to the water and dust resistance that the Galaxy S 5 has. Samsung has thrown in a convenience key on the side of the device that, upon pressing it, launches applications that will be useful for the outdoors.

The on-contract price with AT&T is $199 and the carrier also has it available through the Next program for as little as $27.50 per month. Forgoing a two-year contract? Pay $714.99, please.

Hit the break for a gallery of the colors, an introductory video, and the full press release.
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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for May 29, 2014


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!!


Sunrise Calendar app now available for Android integrates digital content directly into the physical world using GPS-based virtual containers

Google Maps Android update brings elevation levels for bikers and hikers

Sonos offering 6 free months of Google Play Music service to customers

Android Device Manager updated with Guest Mode

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Microsoft readying cross-platform capable smartwatch


Yet another company appears to be working on a smartwatch type wearables device and this time it is none other than Microsoft. Yes, the stalwart of the corporate world that has missed every stage of the evolution of smartphones is working on an initiative to get into the exploding wearables market that has been dominated by Samsung and Apple thus far. The market is young still, so it is not inconceivable someone could come along and take over the top spot. Microsoft’s effort appears to incorporate a few twists that could give it the competitive edge needed to unseat the market leaders. Read more

New image discovered of HTC One Remix (HTC One Mini 2) for Verizon


Earlier this month an image surfaced of a smartphone headed for Verizon dubbed the HTC One Remix. At the time it was thought the device was really a renamed HTC One Mini 2. A new shot of the device has turned up thanks to tipster @evleaks. This time, the tweet indicates the device is the HTC One Mini 2, confirming the earlier suspicions.

No information is available yet regarding availability or pricing. HTC did indicate the HTC One Mini 2 would be available in the U.K. before the end of May.

source: @evleaks (official site)

HTC to offer Amber Gold HTC One (M8) for $99 on-contract for one day

HTC One M8 Gold

When HTC first introduced the HTC One (M8), some carriers offered two-for-one deals making the effective price of the device only $99. The caveat was you had to be willing to spring for two along with two-year contracts for each device. If you only needed one phone for yourself though, you were out of luck as far as deals went. HTC is going to give those buyers who only needed one device an opportunity to get similar pricing, but only if they are willing to buy the Amber Gold version of the phone.

On Friday, May 30th, HTC will be selling the HTC One (M8) for $99 on-contract, which is half of the regular on-contract price. The sale starts at 12:01 am Central time and can be accessed using the source link. HTC did a similar sale earlier this month for Mother’s Day, but buyers could choose any of the available colors. We expect this sale will also be like last time and exclude T-Mobile since they no longer do contracts.

source: HTC

Amazon preparing to release music streaming service for Prime customers


Amazon is reportedly planning on releasing an on-demand music streaming service for customers of Amazon Prime. This will put Amazon, who is currently focusing on music sales rather than streaming, in competition with the likes of Beats and Spotify.

The service will, however, have a number of limitations. For example, new releases won’t be available to stream. The service will only be serving music that is at least 6 months old. The amount of music will also be smaller than other streaming services.

Source: BuzzFeed
Via: The Verge

New hands on video with the LG G Watch released


The LG G Watch is set to be the first wearable device running the new Android Wear operating system, and while we have gotten a few pictures of the device, we haven’t yet seen the device in action. All that just changed with the release of a new video from AppDated. While the video is in German, you can get a good look at the device and what it can do. Hit the break for the video!

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