Sergey Brin discusses changes to patent system to end patent trolling

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Google’s Sergey Brin discussed several changes to U.S. patent law during a recent onstage presentation. Some of the sweeping changes he would like to see include the elimination of business process patents, a requirement that a patent holder actively use the patented technology, and significantly reducing the time allowed for patent protection to exist. Read more

Verizon getting Samsung Galaxy S 5 in Electric Blue

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AT&T and Sprint are not the only carriers adding an additional Galaxy S 5 color. It is now said that Verizon will be adding the Galaxy S 5 in Electric Blue to its lineup. Big Red already offers the Charcoal Black and Shimmer White colors, as do most other carriers, but some have held off on the other offerings.

Are you interested in the Galaxy S 5 in Electric Blue?

Source: @evleaks (Twitter)

Samsung Galaxy S 5 in gold press render for AT&T, Sprint leaks

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Two carriers in the United States are preparing to add a new color to their Galaxy S 5 offering. Both AT&T and Sprint are going to add the Copper Gold version of this year’s Samsung flagship. Above you can see just how the device will look. Only thing different here is obviously the color. The front, which you can see after the break, also remains the same.

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Lookout ups the ante on smartphone theft

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Lookout, one of the leaders in mobile device protection, just introduced Theft Alerts. Currently, only about 3 out of 10 stolen smartphones get returned to their rightful owner, but Theft Alerts will hopefully improve upon that.

When someone steals your phone, there are always a few things that the thief does such as entering a passcode incorrectly, removing the SIM card, enabling airplane mode, turning off the device, and/or removing Lookout as administrator. A thief might attempt one or all of these, but Lookout will have you covered, by sending you alerts when any of these things happen.

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Possible unannounced Motorola flagship with 5-inch+ display spotted in the wild

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Are we looking at the Moto X+1 or some other Motorola device? The image above was obtained by @evleaks thanks to a tip and shows an alleged Motorola handset roaming around in Chicago (where the company is based). The user is seemingly running stock Android and Google+ is the app running here.

The description for the device’s display was 5 inches or more. If more, there is a chance this is that 6.3-inch Motorola device. But right now, all signs point to the Moto X+1 having the company’s focus. Motorola used last summer to launch the Moto X, and they are doing the same this year.

Source: @evleaks (Official site)

Official HTC One (M8) Ace specifications appear

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The longer it takes for HTC to announce the One (M8) Ace, the more leaks that will surface. However, this one could render all others useless. What seems to be promotional material for the device to be put on a website has leaked. We’re looking at a device very similar to the HTC One (M8), but there are of course some differences.

On the outside, HTC kept the Boomsound stereo speakers. The construction of the One (M8) Ace, though, is a plastic unibody rather than aluminum. On the inside is, again, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz. Since HTC did not include Duo Camera system, the back camera has been bumped up to 13MP. The front facing camera remains 5MP.

The HTC One (M8) Ace is expected to be announced on June and be available in red, white, blue, and black.

Source: Twhook
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AT&T finally pencils in a release date for the ASUS PadFone X

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The day has finally come folks. An ASUS PadFone will actually be available at a U.S. carrier. It was announced back at CES that AT&T would carry it, but we wondered if they would actually ever release it.

AT&T finally put our worries to sleep by announcing that it will be available starting June 6. You will be able to get it on AT&T Next 18 for $22.92 per month, Next 12 for $29.80 per month, or on a two-year contract for $199. They are also offering a $50 discount on the purchase of the blue or white ASUS two-pack tablet cover and Wireless Charging Folio and Duracell Wireless Charging Mat. That deal will end July 24.  You can see a few quick videos along with the full presser after the break.

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Pricing for the LG G3 revealed in the UK

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Yesterday’s big LG G3 announcement did lack a few details on pricing and availability, but we finally have a little more info for you. Clove in the UK has started pre-orders for the G3 at £499 for the 2GB RAM/16GB storage version, which is pretty darn good. However, shipments won’t start until July 1. You will have your choice of Metallic Black, Silk White, or Shine Gold. Who is jumping in?

source: Clove UK

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for May 27, 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!!

Hands on with the LG G3

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Carriers

LG G3 carrier information for the United States

Verizon updating HTC One (M7) to Sense 6

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