LG rumored to be planning wearable devices to come with LG G3

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We just found out that the LG G3 is coming soon, and yesterday we gave you some leaked information regarding specs. Some new information just came out today from the same source, the Korea Herald. The device will apparently ship alongside a G-Arch smartwatch and a G-Health fitness band.

The device will be unveiling in February at the Mobile World Congress 2014. Although LG didn’t give any specifics, it did confirm to Engadget that a “wearable product” is in the pipeline.

We’ll see soon how LG plans to release this to the market, and of course beat out the competition.

Source: Korea Herald

 

Meizu MX4 will have two versions, the Pro will sport a 2K display and the other 1080p

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Meizu CEO Jack Wong posted in the Meizu forums that the MX4 will have 2 versions. The Pro version will sport a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1536 (15:9) display. They will also offer a more economical version that includes a 5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display. It will also have an octa-core MediaTek processor. Unfortunately, we don’t know what processor the Pro version will have. Another added speculation is that at least one of the models will sport a Lytro camera, which would be an Android first.

Meizu announced plans to offer their phones in the U.S. in 2014, and we assume MX4 will be on the list.

source: GizChina

LG G3 specs get leaked

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The LG G3 probably won’t be released for at least 8 months, but it’s never to early to speculate what the hardware will be. According to “unidentified industry sources,” the LG G3 will sport a 2,560 x 1,440 IPS LCD display, an octa-core processor, and a 16MP rear camera. We presume the octa-core will be LG’s own processor codenamed “Odin.” The big question is if this processor will be widely available for all regions or be similar to Samsung’s situation, in which most of the world doesn’t get the Exynos octa-core?

Like I said, there is a still a lot time before we see the G3, so these specs could easily change.

source: ZDNet Korea
via: PhoneArena

Google fights back, sues Apple and Microsoft backed Rockstar patent troll

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Last month we told you about Rockstar, which is a company formed by Apple, Microsoft, RIM, Sony, and Ericsson. They are using the patents won from the Nortel bid to attack Android manufacturers. Rockstar is essentially a patent troll with its only function being litigation. They filed a suit against Google and other Android manufacturers last month, but Google is fighting back in an attempt to not only protect themselves, but all of Android and the manufacturers.

Google’s complaint, filed this past Monday, claims that Rockstar’s patent campaign is attacking hundreds of tech companies and it has “placed a cloud on Google’s Android platform,” especially Nexus devices. Google also stated that Rockstar’s CEO said that Facebook, LinkedIn and every other tech company is infringing on these old Nortel patents.

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for December 24, 2013

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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!!

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Amazon giving away $5 Appstore gift cards for downloading any app, more freebies

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Bought Humble Bundle 8 for the above average price? Get three new free games in newest update

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Google Play offering Christmas deals on games, books, movies, and more!

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Bought Humble Bundle 8 for the above average price? Get three new free games in newest update

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If you purchased Humble Bundle 8 for the “above average price,” you’re about to receive three new free games. If you didn’t get the game-pack before, you can still get it if you pay above $4.31. The original pack included 6 games, so the current 9 games are pretty much a steal at the current price.

The games include Solar 2, The Bard’s Tale, and Bad Hotel.

Looking to support charity? Go ahead and get the pack if you already haven’t!

Source: Humble Bundle

Samsung to release follow-up smartwatch “Galaxy Band” for fitness tracking in early 2014

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I wouldn’t call the Galaxy Gear a success by any means, but the smartwatch revolution has officially begun. They’ll get better and better with time, and it looks as though Samsung’s next wearable will be hitting shelves relatively soon.

In the first quarter of 2014, the company will be releasing the Galaxy Band, a fitness tracking band much like Nike’s FuelBand. Motion, pressure, and humidity sensors will be built-in, and the device will be able to sync with other Samsung devices via Bluetooth. Voice controls may also be included.

Expect a product launch at the Mobile World Congress this February.

Via: BGR
Source: DDaily

Sony testing a “BT Wrist Notifier,” passes through FCC— CES 2014 announcement?

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Sony’s SmartWatch wasn’t all that revolutionary, but it certainly was a huge step in the right direction. We’re a while away from getting the perfect smartwatch, but it looks like we won’t have to wait all that long before taking another step forward.

FCC documents show that Sony is currently testing a “BT Wrist Notifier,” known as SWR10. There aren’t any details besides the fact that the device will use both NFC and Bluetooth.

It won’t be long before an announcement— CES, anyone?

Source: FCC

 

Android KitKat update for LG G2 starts rolling out in Korea

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Earlier this month we reported on news that LG G2 smartphone was expected to receive the Android 4.4 KitKat update before the end of the year. LG has delivered as reports from Korea indicate the update, clocking in at 637 MB, has started hitting phones as an over-the-air update. The reports are uncertain as to what order the update is rolling out to devices in the country and no information was provided on how long the process will take, but it looks like it will be nice, early Christmas present for at least some owners in Korea.

Early reports put the update for the LG G2 coming to the U.S. before the end of the year as well, but no sign of the update has surfaced as we prepare for the final week of the year. Other markets will be waiting a while still with France expected to see the update in early 2014, along with Canada.

source: phoneArena