OnePlus gives a production update that points to June for “increased general availability”

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Waiting to get your hands on the new OnePlus One? You may be in it for the long haul. The company has provided a roadmap for the device’s production. It should be of no surprise that the OnePlus One’s very low price tag (starting at $299) garnered a ton of interest from consumers. For this reason, OnePlus had to modify its production schedule. While those phone smashers are starting to get their handsets, the bulk of consumers will have to wait until late June or even July to get the OnePlus One.

This is the new OnePlus One production schedule:

  • Ready now – 100 for phone smashers
  • Mid to late May – Larger batch 16GB Silk White for the first batch of invites
  • Early June – Larger batch 64GB Sandstone Black
  • Later in June – Increased general availability, people who want it should be able to get an invite without much trouble in June

Are you going to wait to purchase a OnePlus One?

Source: OnePlus

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for April 29, 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!!

Contests

Win a Galaxy S 5, HTC One M8, LG G2, Nexus 5, or Note 3 courtesy of Poweramp, Negri Electronics and TalkAndroid

Reviews

UpTo, the expansive calendar app, is ambitiously returning to the Play Store

Apple vs Samsung

Latest update on the Samsung vs Apple patent infringement case

Apps

LastPass updated, adds biometric security on Galaxy S5

Carriers

Sprint partners with Spotify in effort to shore up Framily Plans, stem subscriber losses

Sprint unveils the HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon edition

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LastPass updated, adds biometric security on Galaxy S5

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The Galaxy S5’s fingerprint scanner isn’t only useful for its users to unlock the device — many app developers have taken advantage of the technology as well, the latest being LastPass.

The popular password storage system has added biometric security in its latest update for the Galaxy S5, leveraging the device’s fingerprint scanning abilities.

Now, users can swipe their finger on the screen for a faster and more secure way to log into accounts (instead of using the master password each time).

The update is available through LastPass’ Premium Service and is available for download now. Hit the break for the Play Store download link.

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[Deal] Motorola offering special Mother’s Day pricing on Moto X

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With the release of new flagship devices in 2014 like the Samsung Galaxy S 5 and HTC One (M8) it is easy to forget that one of our favorite phones of 2013 was the Motorola Moto X. Packed full of unique features, Motorola is giving potential customers the opportunity to pick one up at a special price this Thursday in celebration of Mother’s Day.

For one day only, starting at 12:01 am Eastern time, you can get a customized Moto X for only $299.99 off contract for the 16GB model. Buyers can also opt for the 32GB model or a Developer Edition for only $324.99. Hit the source link if you are interested in grabbing the very capable Moto X off contract at this special pricing and be sure to bookmark it so you can check back on Thursday to take advantage of this deal.

source: Motorola

Galaxy S 5 Google Play Edition shows up in Play Store, but you can’t purchase it yet

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When HTC announced the One (M8), we almost immediately heard that they were going to release a Google Play Edition of the device. Everyone assumed Samsung would do the same with the Galaxy S 5, but it’s been several weeks since the device became available for purchase and there’s still no word on when or if we will see a Google Play Edition. Read more

Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition price gets slashed to $449, saves $200

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Need a massive phablet that is waterproof and runs stock Android? Get over to the Play Store right now and order the Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition. The device has received a $200 price cut that brings it down to just $449. If purchasing the device in the United States, you can bring it to carriers like AT&T or T-Mobile.

This phablet is no slouch. The 6.4-inch display does have 1080p resolution. It packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM. For now, it runs Android 4.4.2 which is the latest version of the operating system.

Source: Play Store

Rear buttons of the LG G3 leak, modified from last year

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It looks like LG will be making another change to its button setup even after the moving everything to the back with last year’s LG G2. But do not worry, everything will remain on the rear of the device. It will all look a bit different, though.

While we saw the back of the G3 over the weekend, @evleaks offered a closeup this afternoon. The metallic piece in the center is presumably the power button and above and below should lie the volume buttons. And of course above all of that is the camera. Next to that, on your right, is the camera’s flash. However, on the left is something unknown. There is a chance LG goes Samsung’s route and opts for a heart rate sensor.

While we do not know much else about the device, we should expect to hear more about it next month. Read more

Upcoming Acer Chromebook to feature Intel Core i3 Haswell CPU

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Acer introduced the Iconia Tab 7, teased a new smartphone and wearable, but they had one more trick up their sleeve. They showed a new Chromebook that will sport an Intel Core i3 Haswell CPU. Acer is saying that it will be the “most powerful Chromebook on the market.

Details are scarce, but this new model will be based on the same chassis as the C720 line of 11.6-inch Chromebooks. They will offer 14 and 15-inch models, and the base model should be available this Summer.

source: SlashGear

Acer announces the Iconia Tab 7, the perfect smartphone for your pet gorilla

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Just when you thought phones weren’t big enough, Acer comes to the rescue. They just unveiled a behemoth of a phone in the Iconia Tab 7. It’s basically a tablet with phone functionality. They are saying it’s “super portable,” but how can that be if it doesn’t fit in my pocket?

The Iconia Tab 7 features a  7-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution and a quad-core MediaTek processor. The phone functionality is over 3G, so no LTE. They didn’t divulge any other specs, but as you can see, this device is for emerging markets. It will sport KitKat however.

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