Acer unveils Iconia Tab 8, features full-HD, Android KitKat 4.4

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Computex 2014 isn’t until next week, but Acer has decided to make moves before the madness begins.

The company announced its upcoming tablet (for Q3), the Iconia Tab 8, which features a full-HD (1920×1200 pixels) IPS display, Android 4.4 KitKat, a quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 processor, 2GB RAM, a 5MP rear camera, a 2MP front camera, and will come in 16GB and 32GB variants. Both variants have a microSD card slot for expandable storage as well. The tablet is 8.5mm thick and weighs in at 360 grams.

On the UI front, Acer packed in its “Touch WakeApp” feature, which allows users to wake up their device with a touch feature, much like the “Knock On” feature on LG devices.

Connectivity includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Micro-USB. Pricing and availability were not mentioned, but expect to hear more soon.

 

Source: Gadgets.NDTV

Sony launches wireless charging plate and cover case for Xperia Z2

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We are all sick and tired of having so many wires in our house. Luckily, many Android manufacturers believe in wireless charging methods. Sony is no different and has launched two accessories for the Xperia Z2 for owners in pursuit of a wireless life. The company now has a wireless charging plate and cover case. The wireless charging standard chosen by Sony is Qi.

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Firefox OS nightly now compatible with Nexus 5

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Had enough of stock Android on your Nexus 5? Then put Firefox OS on it. A developer over on XDA was successful in bringing a Firefox OS nightly to Google’s vanilla smartphone. There are a few minor issues being worked on, so you may want to wait just a little bit longer. Though, people are saying it can be used daily without much of an issue. The two problems have to do with the camera preview and enterprise features. But if you just cannot wait any longer, hit the source link to get started.

Source: XDA

Google reveals new page to handle data suppression requests in EU

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Earlier this month a European court created a new “right to be forgotten” for citizens living in the European Union covered by the court’s jurisdiction. This new right means users can request search engines suppress information that may be returned by a search query. After the ruling was issued, Google started to receive a flood of requests for application of the new right. Google indicated at the time that they would create an online mechanism for users to submit these requests. That process has debuted via a help request form accessed on Google support pages. Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 press render leaks

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Here is a pretty clear look at the upcoming Galaxy Tab S 10.5 from Samsung. It seems like the Galaxy Tab S line with closely resemble the design language of the Galaxy S 5. Even the software looks the same, albeit scaled for a 10.5-inch tablet.

On the front is the same button layout and fingerprint sensor. And for the back panel, Samsung is using an identical material. On the right side we have a charging port, microSD card slot, and a speaker. The left side has nothing but a speaker. While the bottom is bare, the top has the power and volume buttons.

Source: @evleaks (Official site)

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for May 30, 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!!

Android TV

Android TV will be showcased at Google I/O, packs a secret weapon

Apps

GO Launcher EX updated to version 5 with new flat theme and features

Carriers

Samsung Galaxy S 5 in Electric Blue for Verizon leaks

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Moto X code gives you $50-75 off, free pair of SOL Republic earbuds, and free Skip

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The Moto X has easily been one of the most loved phones of the last year, and not only is it nice, but it’s also pretty affordable. Well until midnight tonight (Friday 30th of May), it’s become even more affordable!

Those interested in purchasing the device can use the coupon code AFFMTX, which will knock $50 off the 16GB model, and $75 off the 32GB model. Not only that, but users will also get a free pair of SOL Republic headphones, and a free Motorola Skip. The code works for the unlocked version, as well as the GSM and the Verizon Dev Editions.

Source: Android Police

Google releases Stars Chrome extension and web interface

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Google has reinvented the Chrome bookmark system, and called it Google Stars. The new system was first spotted almost a month ago, and just today it briefly went live, until it was pulled back by Google. It looks like the system is still in its testing phase, and Google hasn’t yet made any official announcements.

The new bookmark system essentially collects data about things you’re interested in and things you’ve bookmarked, and these things are then arranged by date. Users can easily organize bookmarks, or “stars” into folders for easy access, and even share the folders if they want to.

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