Xiaomi’s high-res MiPad unveiled, features first-ever Nvidia Tegra K1 chip


Xiaomi now has a really nice tablet on the market, and it’s not just because of its awesome price.

Designed (and named) similarly to the iPad, the MiPad has a 7.9-inch display with 2048 x 1536 pixels (324 ppi). But the really nice news here is that it’s the first device to feature Nvidia’s Tegra K1 chip, clocked at 2.2 GHz, along with a 192-core Kepler GPU. RAM is set at 2GB, and you’ll have two internal storage options, 16 or 64 GB respectively, with a microSD slot that can handle up to 128 GB of expanded storage.

The rear camera is an 8MP Sony camera, and a 5MP camera in the front. The battery is pretty big — it’s a 6700 mAh LG battery. Stereo speakers are on the back of the device. Dimensions are 202.1 x 135.4 x 8.5 and weighs 360 grams.

Six color options will be available, and the price is CN¥1,499 ($240) for the 16GB Wi-Fi version, and CN¥1,699 ($270) for the 64GB Wi-Fi model.

A 3G or 4G model could be coming, but nothing has been announced yet. Release date is also unknown, but an open testing phase for developers will begin in June.

Via: Phone Arena
Source: Xiaomi Singapore 

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for May 14, 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!!


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AT&T’s HTC One (M8) receiving update that fixes Google Drive bug

Entry level ZTE Concord II added to T-Mobile and MetroPCS

HTC One Remix to land on Verizon soon

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AT&T’s HTC One (M8) receiving update that fixes Google Drive bug


The bug that was preventing AT&T owners of the HTC One (M8) from redeeming their 50GB of Google Drive space is now getting fixed. The carrier is pushing an update to the device after approving it from HTC. After installing the update, there is a chance that your free storage is still not there. In that case, clear data from the Drive application in Settings and all should be well.

Let us know in the comments if you have gotten the update and enjoyed the 50GB of space.

Flappy Bird will return to the Play Store in August


Flappy Bird had a short life in the Play Store before developer Dung Nguyen took it down in February for it being “too popular,” but it’s making a return. Nguyen told CNBC today that the game will return to iOS’s App Store and Google’s Play Store in August with a few changes, like multiplayer mode and being less addictive.

Flappy  Bird became a cultural phenomenon a few months ago when it was in its prime, before many replicas popped up. It’s a fair question to ask whether the game will be as popular after so many months.

Source: Kotaku

Via: DroidGamers


Samsung Galaxy Tab S series could be unveiled next month


Earlier today the Wall Street Journal reported that according to JK Shin, the Galaxy S 5 is doing quite well. Samsung has sold 11 million units to date. However, that bigger news might be the fact that the Galaxy Tab S could be announced next month.

At the very end of the article, it was reported that Samsung is “planning to launch a new line of tablets for the first time in New York on June 12 at Madison Square Garden.” Madison Square Garden does seem like an interesting location since it holds nearly 20,000 people. 

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OnePlus CEO Peter Lau explains how the One costs just $299


The OnePlus One costs just $299 without a contract. At that price, it is still a handset with respectable specifications. So how can OnePlus do such a thing? It is quite simple. The amount of intermediaries is so small for the company. They go right to the consumer.

OnePlus CEO Peter Lau says that “Rather than put money towards a large marketing budget, we are focusing on online marketing and community interaction.” With this, the OnePlus One is available just through them and not another retailer. So no additional cost has to be past on.

Do you plan on buying a OnePlus One?

Source: TechRadar

Monument Valley is now available in the Play Store after a very successful iOS run


Need a new game to put your brain to work? Look no further than Monument Valley. The game, which has gotten a ton of appraisal on iOS, is finally available for us Android folks. It costs $3.99 and is well worth the price since there are no purchases beyond that. In Monument Valley, players navigate the character through architectural mazes while there are optical illusions and other obstacles. The visuals are an absolute treat.

Hit the break for a video, gallery, and download links.
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Sony expects to ship 50m Xperia units in 2014, ships 8.8 million in last quarter


Sony has announced its fiscal year 2013 results, including the figures for the last quarter. During this period, Sony reports sales of $74.5 billion and operating income of $257 million, which was largely due to PlayStation 4 sales.

In the last quarter alone, Sony missed its smartphone forecast by almost a million devices. The forecast was for 9.7 million Xperia units to sell during the 4th quarter, but the final result was 8.8 million units.

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Amazon makes Moto G LTE available via pre-order


Now that the Moto G LTE has been officially unveiled by Motorola, Amazon has begun accepting pre-orders for the device after making an appearance on its website just a few days ago.

It’s seriously an awesome deal for only $220 off-contract. The only real thing that was holding me back from recommending the original Moto G to friends and family looking for a cheap, reliable but fast device was its lack of LTE. Now, that won’t be a problem.

The device will be available everywhere on June 3 for most carriers around the world — just check with yours before you go ahead and buy, if you’re not sure.

Source: Amazon